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 or ‘pockets’.  This condition on its own may not be a concern [...]

Diverticulitis – the disease of the Modern Western World.2020-07-31T23:10:45+10:00

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 production of butyrate producing bacteria, which can have a positive effect on [...]

Exercise and Gut Health2020-07-31T19:47:56+10:00

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 the food you eat how you breathe your body temperature cholesterol levels [...]

Thyroid Gland – All you need to know2020-07-31T00:41:34+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

Constipated?

Anyone who knows me knows I love to talk about poo. Its size, its shape, its smell everything about poo there are no limits (much to my teenage children’s disgust).Your poo can tell an awful lot about what is happening in your body and with your health.If a lot more people looked back into the bowl after they have a poo we could really [...]

Constipated?2020-08-04T15:48:39+10:00
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