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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 [...]

Diarrhoea – What you need to know

There are two types of diarrhoea: Acute and chronic Acute diarrhoea is generally from food poisoning or other infectious agent like a virus, bacteria or parasite. This sort of diarrhoea is self limiting. It's the body's way to get rid of something that it's not happy with. Most times, it’s best to [...]

The ten things I learned on the Camino

The Camino de Santiago – also know as the way of St James. It is an ancient pilgrimage to the Santiago de Compostela in Spain.  The earliest recorded pilgrimage was in the 8th Century and by the 12 century it was very popular.  Today its popularity is  crazy, more than 200 000 [...]

Vitamins – Are you using them?

Vitamins Vitamins are essential organic compounds not being made by your body that are essential to life. They help normalise bodily functions.  There are  thirteen known vitamins in total. Food is the best source but due to our deficient soils we don't receive the quantities we once did. They help regulate metabolism [...]

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