No doubt you've heard about the importance of taking a quality probiotic for maintaining a healthy gut, but many of us know little about prebiotics and the important role they play in our gut and digestive health. So let me begin by explaining the actual difference between a 'pre' and 'pro' biotic. To put it simply, probiotics are strains of “good" bacteria, found in fermented foods and quality probiotic supplements, required by your gut to maintain a healthy balance of good
It seems dairy free milks are fast becoming our preferred choice when it comes to our morning brew, smoothie, or breakfast cereal, and that's a good thing considering the MANY issues associated with cow's milk. (You can read more about these in a previous post I wrote here and here). But one diary free milk that's quickly gaining popularity, is coconut milk. The humble coconut is renowned as a wonder food, thanks to being rich in fatty acids - namely lauric acid - which ma
There’s a lot of talk about whether eating organically produced food is worth the money and health benefits. This is something I get consulted on regularly, including a recent article I contributed to for Fernwood Gym’s magazine. My advice when it comes to buying organic food, at the very least stick to organic eggs and chicken (you can read why here) and avoid non-organic varieties of ‘THE DIRTY DOZEN’ fruit and vegetables – created by The Environmental Working Group (EWG).
Many of us are turned off by the idea of a ‘detox diet’ or juice cleanse, due to the associated calorie deprivation, feelings of lightheadedness and impulsively wanting to eat everything in sight, after solely consuming liquids or rabbit food! For anyone who’s tried these forms of detox, you’ll know the results are often short lived at best, with most people eventually regaining any weight lost! In my view, the infamous lemon detox diet or juice cleanses, are a far cry from
If you've read my book, Love Your Gut, or seen me for a consultation, you'll know when it comes to diagnosing and treating your health, I place A LOT of emphasis on your poo! But before you go getting all grossed out, you may be surprised to learn that when it comes to your poo, it tells an awful lot about you! So why is it that the topic of poo has become so taboo?! Would you think differently about your number two's if I told you your poo holds the key to your health - bo
These are my delicious grain and gluten free pancakes and they make the perfect Sunday spoil for breakfast, without the guilt! I love to top my pancakes with a raspberry coulis and a dollop of plain sheep's or coconut yoghurt and lots of ground cinnamon. These are just one of the many gut healthy recipes, available in my book, Love Your Gut WHAT YOU’LL NEED… • 3 large eggs • 1 cup unsweetened coconut or almond milk • 1/2 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice • 1 teaspoon
The case against cow's dairy and whether it plays an 'essential role in our health', is an age old argument, causing plenty of controversy and a divide amongst health professionals. To help dispel much of the confusion surrounding cow's dairy and the role it plays in our diet, I've broken down the science for you so you can be clear about the facts on this supposed 'essential food' and whether we really need to consume cow's dairy for strong, healthy bones. We're taught from
There's no doubt that going sugar free has become all the rage, and I have to admit I'm partly to blame, considering I've been putting 1000's of patients, (including Sarah Wilson, founder of the I Quit Sugar movement) on my Eat Yourself Healthy program for the past 16 years. I've also experienced first hand, the powerful and life changing effects of adopting a low sugar diet - since recovering from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Hashimoto's and Lupus, prior to becoming a Nutritio