I honestly have no idea what I did before I discovered fermented foods. They are such a staple in my diet, I cannot imagine excluding them! Fermented vegetables are the product of lacto-fermentation which is simply a method of food preservation that actually increases the nutrients within that food. Cool huh? The creation of the bacteria results in the minerals inside fermented foods becoming more bio-available to the human body, and on top of that the bacteria produces enzymes that aid digestion.Read More
There is constant bombardment on what to eat, why to eat it and when to eat it - and let's be honest there is so much conflicting information out there, what you find will depend on what you search for. Eat only meat, eat no meat, eat paleo, eat ancestral, eat keto, eat bananas only, eat nothing drink it all...seriously whatever you are looking for you will find.Read More
I remember the first time leaky gut was suggested to me, I’d heard of it in passing several times but never understood it or realised just how common and easy it is to actually have. A Leaky gut can cause digestive upset, is linked to creating allergies, and I believe is a likely contributor to auto-immune diseases (which makes some sense when you realise that 80% of your immune system lives in your gut).Read More
For years, in fact for most of my life you have been the villain.
Something to avoid, something to keep far from my plate, something down right awful.
Low fat ruled.
It was the dietary dogma of my generation.
And to many a degree it still is.
Low low low Fat
Healing happens in layers, and digestion is the primary layer that must function in order for other parts and systems of the body to be addressed. Without digestion function the rest of the body does not work as it should. Here are five signs that your digestion needs help.Read More
We as a society have moved so far past using food for the reasons it was intended, for the reasons our ancestors ate - fuel, satiation and to sustain life. We eat for any and all number of reasons now. We eat for happiness, we eat out of sadness, we eat out of boredom, we eat out of misguided cravings, we out of sheer plentfiulness. I think it’s time to really start thinking about why we are eating as much as what we are eating.Read More