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Minestrone Soup Recipe

This soup is a winter staple in our home. We use whatever vegetables we have left over. It is simple and delicious. Stock: 1 large ham hock 1 onion sliced 1 carrot, peeled and chopped 1 celery stick, sliced Fresh herbs Soup: 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 leek, sliced 1 red onion, [...]

Probiotics – All you need to know

What are they even? Probiotics are living micro organisms that have intended health benefits for us when we consume them. They have been isolated from dairy products, some from fermenting fruits and plant and some from human faeces. The most common bacteria in probiotics are lactobacillus and bifidobacteria however there is also [...]

Tummy Troubles? What to do starting from scratch

Tummy troubles You have been having some tummy troubles.  Your bowel is not working how it was, you may have constipation or diarrhoea or a mixture of both.  You may have been told you have IBS and you’ll just have to live with that. Some other symptoms you may have are reflux [...]

Habits not Goals in 2020

Habits I get it January of the New year and a rush to get those goals underway.  How will we get there if we don’t get those goals locked away. What if I told you there was a better way than setting unrealistic goals that you don’t achieve and leave you feeling [...]

Bloated?

Now that Christmas is over I guess you are wondering if your bloating is from overeating or that there is something else going on. There are many factors that can cause us to be bloated . The trick is to find which one it is. This can be where the real challenge [...]

Sweet Potato and Lentil Curry

This is one of my go to recipes in the winter. It is reasonably quick to make and it has lots of prebiotics in it which means it is always a winner with me. Let me know if you like it as much as I do. 2 tablespoons of olive oil 1 [...]

How seeing a digestive naturopath has improved my quality of life.

"What seems like many moons ago now, I was lucky enough to go on the trip of a lifetime. Six weeks travelling around Europe. Overall, it was an incredible experience. Unfortunately, very early on in the trip, my parents and I got a very bad bout of food poisoning in Athens, Greece. [...]

Diverticulitis – the disease of the Modern Western World.

Diver, tickle, what? Diverticulitis is one of the conditions under the umbrella term of ‘diverticular disease’. Diverticulitis is a progression of  diverticulosis. A person who has diverticulosis may not even know that they have it; diverticulosis occurs when the lining of the large intestine herniates, ballooning out, and forms little out pouches [...]

Exercise and Gut Health

Exercise and the good gut link. Exercise why you need it besides the usual benefits of lowering your blood pressure, reducing the rate of diabetes Type 2, or trimming down the excess weight; instead looking at the role of exercise on your gut health.  I’ve touched on how exercise can increase the [...]

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