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 sign of healthy gut bacteria. Farts are a mix of swallowed air [...]

Farting2020-08-04T13:12:49+10:00

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 tomato paste 800g – 1 kg chicken thigh fillets, cut into cubes [...]

Butter Chicken2020-08-04T13:15:06+10:00

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 dominant. Generally abnormally delayed and infrequent bowel movements. IBS-D which is diarrhoea [...]

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) – the whole picture2020-08-03T23:21:01+10:00

Emulsifiers – Are they harming your gut?

Emulsifiers Emulsifiers make your ice cream smooth and silky and your chocolate bars bright, smooth and shiny. They help them stay on the shelf for longer and protect against mould growth. Getting the oil and water part of the ingredients to mix together for stablility is what they do best. One end of the emulsifier is water friendly and the other is fat friendly. [...]

Emulsifiers – Are they harming your gut?2020-08-04T13:47:44+10:00

8 Signs of an Unhealthy Gut

Do you have an unhealthy gut? Unless you have been living under a rock you have heard about gut health and how it impacts your daily life. I see people daily that haven't made the connection to their gut health. 1. Halitosis or bad breath This is more than bad breath. This is coming from the gut region not the mouth. No matter how [...]

8 Signs of an Unhealthy Gut2020-08-04T13:51:28+10:00

What your poo says about your health

Poo its something we all do but unless you are a 7 year old boy you rarely talk about it. It is a terrific indicator of what is happening with your health. Your number two is not only the left overs from the food we have eaten but much much more. You need to get it out of your body as its filled with [...]

What your poo says about your health2020-08-04T13:56:33+10:00

How Stress Affects Your Health

Hippocrates said ‘All disease begins in the gut’. Stress creates physiological changes in our bodies. Our body reverts back to its primitive instincts.  Should it fight or should it flee?  This instinct sets about a chain reaction.  When there is stress your blood pressure goes up, your heart beats faster. Your body shunts blood away from your digestive area and into your arms and [...]

How Stress Affects Your Health2020-08-04T14:23:32+10:00

Gallbladder Health: Everything you need to know.

The gallbladder is a pear shaped organ that lies below the liver. It stores and concentrates bile that the liver makes. After eating a meal which contains fat, the liver and gallbladder are stimulated to release bile. Between meals the gallbladder concentrates bile.  The bile emulsifies the fat, cholesterol and fat soluble vitamins and breaks them into microscopic pieces. If your gallbladder is not [...]

Gallbladder Health: Everything you need to know.2020-08-04T14:29:07+10:00

Gastro-Oespohageal Reflux Disease(GORD)

Gastro-oesophageal Reflux Disease (GORD)  or as it’s more commonly known heartburn/reflux. Its a condition which develops when the contents of your stomach make their way back into your oesophagus. You will know if this happens as you get a burning sensation behind your breastbone. It causes a burning sensation, pain and regurgitation. There is a sphincter between the oesophagus and your stomach called the lower [...]

Gastro-Oespohageal Reflux Disease(GORD)2020-08-04T14:54:12+10:00

Top 10 Probiotic Foods- You Should Be Eating

Probiotic comes from the Greek words ‘promoting life’ and that is exactly how they work for our bacteria. We have more bacterial cells than human cells so it makes sense we need to supplement. There are hundreds of different types of bacteria living in our guts. Our mission is to keep all those strains balanced and happy.  Probiotics and eating probiotics foods can help us support our beneficial bacteria. When [...]

Top 10 Probiotic Foods- You Should Be Eating2020-08-04T15:20:10+10:00
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