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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 [...]

Do you have Hashimoto’s Disease?

Hashimoto’s Hashimoto’s or “Under-active Thyroid”, is a chronic, inflammatory, autoimmune condition. The body’s immune cells attack its own thyroid. This causes inflammation and destruction of the thyroid. This leads to decreased ability to make thyroid hormones, T3 and T4. Current theories suggest that it can be triggered or “switched on”. These triggers [...]

Homemade Ginger Ale

So Boxing Day has rolled around. Despite the best of efforts, you’re feeling a little worse for wear. Perhaps it was one too many glasses of bubbly yesterday, or maybe that extra piece of pie with cream pushed you over the edge. We’re all only human. For some of us, Boxing Day [...]

Healthy food swaps for the silly season

Why do you need healthy food swap ideas? Even with the best laid plans, the silly season often means lots of social gatherings, last minute “quick and dirty” meals out, and a bit of over indulgence. Slipping up on your food choices just once or twice, can undo weeks or months of [...]

Thyroid Gland – All you need to know

What your thyroid does Your thyroid is an important part of your endocrine system.  It is made up of glands that produce, store and release hormones into your blood stream, so they can reach every cell of our body. Some of the things these hormones do: regulate your metabolism how you process [...]

Farting

Farting is generally a topic for seven year old boys. I know for a lot us this is a sensitive topic. We pretend we aren’t doing it and that other people are like walking wind machines. Did you know that farting is a natural part of the digestive process?  Farting indicates a [...]

Butter Chicken

Ingredients: 2 tablespoons of olive oil 1 large leek, chopped 2 cloves garlic, crushed 1 pinch or more of cayenne pepper (optional) 1 teaspoon ground turmeric 1 teaspoon ground cumin 1/2  teaspoon mild paprika 1 teaspoon ground cardamom 1 teaspoon ground coriander 2 teaspoons garam masala 1 teaspoon ground ginger 3 tablespoons [...]

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) – the whole picture

It is thought to affect at least 12% of the population. So what is Irritable Bowel Syndrome? It is a functional Bowel disorder that is characterised by abdominal cramping and altered bowel motions. There are three types of Irritable Bowel Syndrome IBS-A which is alternating constipation and diarrhoea IBS-C which is constipation [...]

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