A Little Bit About Your GUT

About Your Gastrointestinal System (AKA, Your GUT!) The GUT is one of the most important, very sophisticated and inter-connected system. It communicates with the brain (see more details below) and represents 70% of our immune system.  I would say that is pretty important! Good gut health is absolutely essential for your overall wellbeing, but you probably don’t give it a […]

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Gluten – Yay or Nay?

First – What exactly is Gluten? Gluten is a protein found in all forms of wheat (durum, semolina, spelt), rye, barley and oats, as well as combination grains like triticale and Kamut. Domestication of wheat led to changes in grain size, shape and range of phenotypic variation, and now today, up to 90% of the protein in wheat is gluten; […]

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How Your Gut Bacteria Can Impact Your Mood

Anxiety, Fatigue, Burnout and Your Gut Research is finally emerging to prove the link between diet and nutrition in mood and mental wellbeing, The importance of a balanced diet for good mental health has been key to widespread beliefs and practices for many years, however, there has been a lack of strong scientific evidence demonstrating this. Research is finally starting […]

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Fatigued? Is it your water intake, or lack of?

Water, the most overlooked nutrient for healthy living.  Water is the main constituent of cells, tissues & organs; it is an essential and the most important nutrient to life. Humans can survive without food for weeks, yet only days without water. Water intake has various effects on energy performance, cognitive health, aging, weight and the prevention of disease and degenerative […]

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Creamy Turmeric Potato Salad

Turmeric Tasty Healing   Ingredients: Baby potatoes chopped in half ½ cup toasted almonds (chopped) 1 cup mung bean sprouts 1 tbsp. hempseeds ½ red onion chopped finely Herbs/alfalfa/rocket to garnish ½ cup roasted chickpeas Turmeric Dressing: 1/4 cup tahini 1-3 tbsp. lemon juice 1 tbsp. maple syrup ½ cup Greek yogurt ½ tsp. mixed spice 1-2 tbsp. turmeric 1 […]

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Starter Guide

Gut-Health This ‘Starter Guide’ intends to provide you with the most up to date information and helps lead a healthy lifestyle through nutrition-based eating and supplementation.   I focus on the gut, as this is where it all begins. If you can get this system right, managing other areas of concern (be it your mental state, weight or skin health) […]

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Gut-Health and Digestion

Healthy Gut What does this mean to you? Most of my clients with food intolerance, skin conditions and mood disorders are most likely to have some digestive incompetence as a causative factor. Optimal digestion and gut wall stability protect the body against the entry of large food particles into the bloodstream and the subsequent development of undesirable health outcomes. Neurotransmitters […]

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Manging your GUT

Why Focus on your GUT health? A healthy gut is linked to a strong immune system, a positive attitude (GUT-Brain Connection) and glowing skin. The gastro intestinal tract (GUT) is where we digest and absorb nutrients, house our gut microbes (also known as gut bacteria), and regulate the immune system and synthesis (produce) neurotransmitters (brain chemicals). Keeping a good balance […]

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Homocysteine – How is it affecting your health?

Stress-Anxiety- Depression: What are some of the possible silent causes? Homocysteine and Methylation: Homocysteine is a part of the body’s methylation process, produced from the amino acid methionine. Methylation and demethylation is the addition or removal of a single carbon and three hydrogen atoms (called a methyl group) to another molecule. This methylation process is like a light switch turning […]

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Iron Deficiency

Iron Deficiency and Mood Disorders: Iron deficiency is still one nutrient deficiency prevalent in developed societies, including Australia. While one of the well-known functions includes carrying oxygen throughout the blood and muscles, iron takes on many other important roles. Iron’s role in neurotransmitter production (our brain chemicals) makes it a valuable asset in controlling our mood and thoughts. Changes, imbalances […]

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