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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.


Eating for IBS Diet

Eating for IBS: How to Choose the Best Diet for You

Food and IBS can be a love-hate relationship. Or, if your symptoms are particularly bad, it’s mostly just hate-hate. But you’ll be glad to know that foods can heal as well as harm and figuring out which is which is key to getting your IBS symptoms under control and giving your body the space to heal. If you’re new to the world of gut-healing diets for IBS, unsure of what you should be eating for IBS and don’t yet know your polyols from your paleo, then this is the blog for you!


Choc Banana Nut Cake Recipe

Choc-Banana Nutty Freezer Cake

This is probably one of the simplest, and most delicious dessert recipes you can make this summer. And the good news? It’s gluten free and vegan! Great for all of the gut-healers out there, or for those who want a sweet treat, without all the refined sugar. This freezer cake works well at a warm summer BBQ or in our case, my brother’s 30th birthday bash. I hope you enjoy eating it as much as we did!


IBS Testing Functional Lab Causes

How to Test for the Root Cause of Your IBS

Last week we talked about the 5 most common root causes of IBS and how you can have one, or more commonly, multiple triggers from the list. And while the exact root cause, or combination of causes, is unique to each person with ‘IBS’, this week I wanted to share with you the gold-standard testing options for the top five root causes as it stands in 2016. I truly hope that this post gives you all the information you need to request accurate testing for a condition that is very treatable and should NOT be ruining your life. Let’s get into it!


IBS Root Cause

The Top 5 Root Causes of IBS That You Need to Know About

Last week we talked about why you should never settle for an IBS diagnosis and how IBS is not a single disease with a single cause. We now know that it’s a whole host of diagnosable health issues, which is why we must look further for complete healing. And while the exact root cause, or combination of causes, is unique to each person, this week I want to share with you the five that I most commonly see in my ‘IBS’ clients. Because of the recent advances in gut health research and testing, many of these causes might not be on the radar of your local doctor… not yet, anyway. It’s really motivating stuff, because it means there is likely a very treatable reason for your IBS symptoms, and what could be more reassuring than knowing it’s not “all in your head”?