A healthy interaction between our immune system and the gut microbiome is critical for the maintenance of our body’s homeostasis and health. So what affects the health of the gut microbiome, what is dysbiosis and what is the solution?
Coronavirus continues to affect people’s lives all around the globe. Let’s explore what this virus is all about and what your risk of exposure is and what you can do to be proactive.
When restoring your gut, you can help your body by providing it with nourishing foods that contain key ingredients to promote the healing of the intestinal walls and the growth of the ‘good’ bacteria within them.
Today’s recipe is for internal use. Drink one to three cups of tea per day to reduce inflammation. For stomach and upper intestinal problems such as heartburn or stomach ulcers, it is best taken after meals.
When I was growing up, I don’t remember many of my friends or their family members being allergic, intolerant or sensitive to different types of food. Fast forward 40 years and you are likely to hear about people with allergies, intolerances and food sensitivities or you may have them yourselves.
Kombucha is a fermented drink that is likely to have originated in China and is still enjoyed there today. It is also popular in Eastern Europe, particularly Russia, Japan and Korea. Is it good for us?
We all feel tired from time to time, that’s a normal part of life. However, ongoing fatigue can be an insidious beast and over time it can become the norm for many people. If you are one of those people that find themselves drowsy during the day, having difficulty concentrating, experiencing brain fog or wanting to lay down, then perhaps you should be digging a bit deeper and finding out why.
Fasting is an ancient tradition that has been around for eons and the amount of research into the benefits of fasting has increased vastly. The body has an amazing ability to heal itself, if we allow it too. Generally we eat too much and too often and we choose the wrong foods.
We should be getting five to seven servings a day of vegetables. One serving is about the size of your palm. Even as a nutritionist, I have to work hard at ensuring that I have a good intake of these nutrient dense foods every day.
My go-to recipe for a quick nutritious dessert. Chia Seed Berry Blast – packed with good fats, vitamins, iron, iodine, magnesium, manganese, niacin, thiamine, antioxidants and fibre.
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