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March 1, 2018

Energy from Food

Life is a product of energy and all energy comes from the sun. Humans can’t photosynthesise, so we must get our energy from plants who can photosynthesise and store energy, as well as from animals that eat plants. This food, as we know it, is chemical energy. Fats, protein, carbohydrate and alcohol are energy derivatives of food known as m...

December 6, 2017

At some point in our day, week or month we can often find ourselves in a rut for various reasons – family, relationships, work, health etc. This can bring about feelings of overwhelm, stress, anxiety, depression and self worth issues. Life, from time to time will do this to you – I guarantee you, but the most important thing here is how you choose to deal...

October 7, 2017

1. Eat a balanced diet

When it comes to your gut, eating a healthy diet with lots of fruit and vegetables is the best and easiest way to make your friendly bacteria happy!

Eating processed foods high in simple sugars and bad fats throw out the balance of good and bad bacteria by putting the good ones out of a job! When we say ‘bad fats’ we are talking abou...

If I had to choose one personal attribute that best describes me, my life journey and

what has been called upon often to date, it would be RESILIENCE – also known as

GRIT or PERSERVERANCE. Let’s be honest when you really think about it – most, if

not all of us could.

Resilience is best described as the process of adapting well in the face of adversity,

trauma,...

August 22, 2017

Lectins are proteins that bind to specific carbohydrate structures and ubiquitous in our food supply. Lectins are found in many animals, plants and microorganisms. Though the exact role of lectins is unclear and frequently contested, it is well-recognised that plant lectins serve as a defence mechanism from animals (that includes us humans!), such that ma...

August 2, 2017

Have you ever felt like your digestion is sluggish? Maybe your stomach has felt cold after eating, or that the meal just sits in your stomach causing discomfort??

Yes - increasing fibre MIGHT help with digestion. However, maybe your gut needs a little extra help from nature… Maybe you should consider the role that digestive herbs, also known as “bitters”,...

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