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8 Week Gut Health Program Teasers

Raw food has so many benefits. It’s rich in enzymes, all the vitamins remain intact, and typically it’s easier on the digestive system than cooked food. Until it’s not… you see there are just some vegetables that are difficult to digest raw. Particularly vegetables in the cruciferous family- cabbage, kale, broccoli, cauliflower etc.

We all have a huge number of friendly bacteria living within and upon our bodies.  We are actually made up of more bacterial cells than human cells.  Yet, for many of us the balance of good bacteria to bad bacteria can often become out of whack, leading to dysbiosis and…. Frustrating symptoms and ailments, illness and disease.  So, how can we nurture the friendly bacteria and reap their health rewards?

The best condiment on the planet if you ask me, has to be guacamole. It’s easy to make, delicious and filled with healthy fats, vitamins, enzymes and fibre. If  go to the shops there are so many pre made versions of guacamole, however they are loaded with artificial preservatives, favours and colours… PLUS 98% of them are made with hydrogenated oils or vegetable oils.

If people knew how insanely easy guacamole really is they wouldn’t be buying this stuff. Fresh, homemade guacamole from scratch takes less than 10 minutes and is 10 million times better than anything you can get from the store.

It’s not only what we get too much of, but what we are lacking.  The lack of immune-modulating, ant-inflammatory micronutrients, including vitamin D, zinc, magnesium, and omega-3 fats, drives even more inflammation.” – Dr Mark Hyman

In this quote Dr Mark Hyman is continuing on from a discussion about the harmful changes that a poor diet has upon our gut microbiome, leading to leaky gut, detrimental changes to the immune system and inflammation. He names concerns and foods such as overprocessed and fried foods, sugars and refined grains, as some of the biggest inflammation drivers.

However, he also turns his attention to the, all too common, LACK of important and essential nutrients that our bodies require.

Research and anecdotal evidence has shown that the right balance of omega-6 to omega-3 in perimenopausal and post-menopausal women does help to reduce and manage many of the common symptoms that women struggle with.  Obviously, results are often far better when natural supplements to support the body are used in conjunction with a natural, healthy diet and balanced lifestyle, however optimising the omega 6:3 ratio and thus supporting your body to reduce inflammation, is a great step forward.

You deserve to be happy, feel joy and smile from deep within. 

However, we all have days when it’s easy to get sucked into negativity and despair. When nothing seems to go your way. When the craziness around you starts to influence your own thoughts. When you wish you were as awesome as someone else who “seems” to have it all worked out…

Stop there and take a lovely deep belly breathe…because I have a few simple strategies that you can implement today to start increasing your level of joy. Every day is a new opportunity for growth, and today is the day to choose to honour your right to whole hearted happiness. 

There’s nothing better than drinking a warm cup of tea, at least 60 minutes after a rich meal to help promote digestion. When feeling bloated and uncomfortable the right herbal tea is a great option to reach for.  Whether it’s fresh herbs or dried,  a digestion supporting tea may help to bring an almost instant sense of relief and comfort.  Plus, the use of fresh herbal teas daily are fantastic for overall health and wellness.  Did you know that many of the long and active living elders of Ikaria drink herbal tea, freshly picked from their garden, on a daily basis?

Read on to find out my top herbal tea picks for digestion and gut health.

Constipation is the pits, and it happens to everyone at some point. When you transition from a typical diet into a clean eating gut revitalising type diet, you might experience constipation. It’s fairly common because all of a sudden your body is getting food it’s not used to.

When constipation strikes try these natural remedies. Eventually your body and digestion will adjust to your new awesome eating style. In the meantime…

When I started learning about all the toxins I was putting into my body through years of processed food, I was horrified. I started to ask myself, how can I help my organs to get rid of these toxins more effectively? How can I help my gut to repair itself so that I don’t have bloating and gas for the rest of time? The answer wasn’t far away. The answer in part, for me, was digestive enzymes, especially in the beginning of my gut health journey.

Soup certainly doesn’t sound like any special life changing superfood. It’s soup, you’ve eaten it all your life. Yet soup has massive potential that is often hidden behind nasty preservatives and less than ideal flavouring agents. The true beauty and nourishment happens with whole food ingredients and high quality homemade bone broth. This is where the magic happens.

Chia pudding is my go-to dessert because it’s incredibly healthy AND delicious. There are 101 ways to make chia pudding (maybe more) but today I want to share a few of my favourite combinations and how you can get super creative with your own pudding concoctions.

What exactly is a mono meal and why is it beneficial? Very good question - one which can be answered by taking a step back in time. You see our ancestors, for thousands of years, wouldn’t have had access to the diverse array of delicious foods that we have at our finger tips on a daily basis.
It would’ve been more of a scenario like… You found a berry bush at its’ prime ripeness!  Ancestrally we would’ve understood that with no way to preserve such bounty, we’d have to eat as much as we could right then and there.

What do you do when all you want is a taco, however you know that it probably isn’t the healthiest choice? You eat one of these tasty Chicken Salad Lettuce Wraps! These are a perfectly satisfying comfort food loaded with flavoursome and filling chicken.

You don’t need to sacrifice your health to eat delicious food, you just need to become creative.