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Losing Belly Fat

Losing Belly Fat: 3 Factors Everyone Overlooks

There’s something particularly frustrating (and dangerous) about belly fat. It’s the type of fat we notice and the one we stereotypically associate with “being fat”. It’s also commonly the result of visceral fat, the kind that surrounds your internal organs and increases your risk of a whole range of unwanted health problems. And as any belly fat sufferer will find, it can be extremely difficult to shift if you’re still following old dietary advice commonly found in mainstream media.


Constipation Root Causes

Constipation Root Causes: Top Three I See Everyday

I see a lot of clients in my clinical practice that have finally decided to beat constipation. Many have been labelled years ago as having IBS-C or Functional Constipation and encouraged not to look any further. For those that don’t take that advice, we almost always find an underlying (and treatable!) condition. Here are the three most common constipation root causes I see everyday.


Sleep Tips

16 Simple Sleep Tips: Natural Ways to Get Better Sleep

Everyone’s tired these days. And while we know that a lack of good quality sleep isn’t the only culprit, it’s certainly one that needs improvement for most of us. The restorative and healing benefits of sleep are so great that it’s one of the five foundational pillars of any of my clients’ treatment protocols. But what can we do to improve the amount and quality of sleep we get each night?


Perfect Diet Not Enough to Heal Your Gut

When the Perfect Diet Isn’t Enough to Heal Your Gut

If you’re the type of person who tries to maintain a perfectly healthy diet and regularly exercises but still struggles with digestive issues, then this post is for you. What we eat and how it makes us feel can be huge indicators for our underlying level of health. And it’s not just junk food that might make you feel terrible. For anyone with a gut infection, foods we all think of as ‘healthy’ can exacerbate symptoms, letting you know your digestive system is out of balance and that something more is required to heal your gut.


Warning Signs of Unhealthy Gut

7 Warning Signs of an Unhealthy Gut

Symptoms of a compromised digestive system go far beyond irritable bowel syndrome and its best friends; constipation, diarrhoea, gas and bloating. And if it’s true that all disease begins in the gut, what are the less obvious warning signs that yours is out of balance? Realising that poor gut health might be the root cause of a whole bunch of conditions you thought were unrelated can be a breakthrough moment for most people. Finally, something that ties it all together and that can actually be healed! No more long-term symptom management and learning to live with a lack of optimal health.


Why Do I Crave Sugar

Why Do I Crave Sugar? The Science You Need to Know

If you’ve ever opened the fridge at 10 p.m. looking for that sweet treat, you’ve probably asked yourself, maybe even out loud, ” Why do I crave sugar? ” And because it’s a common side effect of digestive and hormonal dysfunction (more on that later), it’s a question I regularly get asked by clients. I remember it all too well when I was struggling with gut health issues and an incessant need to eat another brownie. As always, I’ve left the old wives tales and myths about sugar behind to focus on the latest science so you know exactly what’s going on in your body and why sugar cravings are driving you crazy.


Gut Bacteria and Weight Loss Resistance

Gut Bacteria and Weight Loss Resistance

‘Losing weight’, or as I prefer to call it – ‘losing body fat’, is by far the most popular resolution made every New Year’s day. But it’s also undoubtedly one of the least successful. And, contrary to popular belief, the reason might not be your lack of willpower after all. The real reason might actually be hidden in the health, or otherwise, of the colony of microbes residing in your intestines – your microbiome. So what is the connection between gut bacteria and weight loss?


Choc Mint Slice Paleo Vegan

Choc Mint Slice

Looking for a cooling summer sweet treat to share at your next gathering? Then I have a minty-fresh option that is chilled, light and delicious. Did I mention it’s paleo and vegan? So no grains, gluten, legumes, dairy or eggs in this one. This choc mint slice is great for all of the gut-healers out there and will take you next to no time to prepare using only a blender. Enjoy this slice for dessert on a hot and steamy summers day.


Gut Health Resolutions New Year

10 Gut Health Resolutions for 2017

If you’re looking for some healthy new year’s resolutions that are more than the cliché ‘eat better’ and ‘join a gym’, healing your gut might just be the best place to start. With a growing list of chronic conditions linked to the health of your gut, getting it sorted in 2017 could pay off for years to come.


Apple Berry Crumble Recipe Allergy Friendly Gluten Dairy Nut Grain Egg Free

Paleo AIP Apple Berry Crumble

If you’re looking for a sweet treat on Christmas morning that will feed the whole family, including those with digestive issues, then look no further than this Paleo-AIP friendly Apple Berry Crumble. It’s grain, dairy, legume, egg, nightshade, nut and seed-free and has also been husband tested, passing with flying colours!


Festive Gut Health Tips

12 Tips to Save Your Gut This Festive Season

It’s so close to the holidays I can smell my Aunt’s Christmas pudding in the making! Anyone else think that this is by far the best time of year? Holidays with family and friends, time at the beach or bush (if you’re from the southern hemisphere), summer storms (again, southern hemisphere) and a whole heap of delicious food that you likely can’t eat much of without getting symptoms. Well, apart from the food, it’s a pretty awesome time.


Natural IBS Treatment

Natural IBS Treatment: It’s More Than Just Diet

There ARE natural IBS treatments beyond just diet. While diet is a great place to start your IBS healing journey, anyone who has been down this path will know that diet alone is not generally enough to achieve the lasting healing you deserve. Yes, diet is exceptionally important for short-term symptom management, but a more comprehensive protocol that also covers lifestyle factors and targeted supplementation is where the big gains are made. So in this post, we are going to focus on my go-to natural IBS treatment options and how they will enhance your healing and support you with overcoming the five most common root causes of IBS.