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"The food you eat can be either the safest and most powerful form of medicine or the slowest form of poison."
“Adrenal fatigue” refers to a cluster of conditions where the adrenal glands become overworked and unable to produce the right balance of hormones. In a society where we value hard work, deal with financial stress and often don’t meet our nutritional needs, the occurrence of stress related fatigue is epidemic. In this article I cover the basics of adrenal fatigue and why it is critical that we all de-stress a little to support our physical and mental health.
Although grains are promoted as a dietary staple they contain many components that humans simply cannot digestion. Compounds such as lectins, phytates and saponins are designed to protect the grain and ensure survival of the species. But how does this go for humans? The answer is not so great. Understand how grains disrupt digestion in this quick guide.
For years we have been told to fear and avoid saturated fat. Governments and official nutrition bodies are some of the biggest proponents of this advice.
Today I am here to tell you that it has all been a big saturated fat lie!
Learn why saturated fat is healthy and cholesterol is essential for your body.
The last few years have seen a marked paradigm shift in the way that medicine views the link between digestion and health. Gradually we are realising just how critical gut health is to our immune system impacting autoimmune conditions in particular. Between 70-80% of...
Having spent over six weeks in Thailand (with more planned) I feel fairly confident in giving my readers some tips on how to find good gluten free Thai food. In this post I cover the basics of finding delicious gluten free options and in later articles I will...
What is detoxification? Detoxification is the way that our bodies heal and repair themselves. As chemical organisms, detoxification is the natural process by which our body removes toxins that can cause harm to our various systems. This is an ongoing process that...
Sick of hearing about this so-called ‘super food’ Kale, but not knowing what to do with it? What if I tempt you with.... bacon!? Kale is deemed a ‘super food’ because it has a rich nutritional...
This warm kale salad was the result of me clearing out the vegetables in the fridge. The kale and pumpkin work well together and the tahini-honey dressing goes perfectly. Serve this as a side at a dinner party or as your lunch + protein.
As we head into Christmas and everyone is relaxing a little bit and wanting to enjoy some nice food, then making better versions of some old favourite treats is the way to go. This banana bread is very easy to throw together and has a delicious sweet flavour from the dates and maple.
Serve it warm with lashings of (preferably organic) butter. But be careful not to go crazy, especially if you’re not used to sweet flavours anymore. Just because something is “paleo” or “sugar-free” doesn’t mean it won’t upset your digestion!
An easy, tasty and great looking vegetable side that will accompany any meal. This takes no time at all and can be swapped for any kind of pumpkin!
These buttery, tasty chicken bites are one of my simple go-to meals and are a winner every time I make them. They are coated in a rich sauce that will go perfectly with any vegetables. For best results use free range, organic chicken.
If you are looking for a creamy and tasty alternative to mashed potato you’ve stumbled upon the right recipe! Using carrots instead of potato reduces the amount of carbohydrate you’re consuming without compromising nutrients or flavour.