Digestive and gut health

11 12, 2017

GAPS desserts: simple and easy recipes with tips

2017-12-11T16:02:05+00:00

As a dedicated GAPS practitioner I’m constantly searching for and experimenting with easy to make but nutritious GAPS recipes to suggest to my clients, usually busy mums. I find that making GAPS desserts could often be the trickiest part of meal preparation for many of them but it needn’t be this way at all! In this post [...]

GAPS desserts: simple and easy recipes with tips 2017-12-11T16:02:05+00:00
10 08, 2017

Dietary fibre: the ultimate guide to eating more fibre every day

2017-12-11T18:35:33+00:00

EAT MORE FIBRE DAILY – IT WILL CHANGE YOUR LIFE! Digestive complaints and discomfort are so common nowadays indicating that we are not eating enough gut-friendly foods, are stressed out and sleep-deprived, and generally 'too busy' to look after ourselves properly. Majority of my clients know that dietary fibre is important for their health but [...]

Dietary fibre: the ultimate guide to eating more fibre every day 2017-12-11T18:35:33+00:00
5 05, 2017

Castor oil pack for gentle detox, pain and inflammation

2017-12-07T16:11:25+00:00

Have you heard of or used castor oil before? I have successfully prescribed castor oil for many years now for myself, my family and friends as well as for my clients, and have seen it work very well for a number of complaints. As a relatively unknown and thus greatly underutilised remedy, castor oil deserves a [...]

Castor oil pack for gentle detox, pain and inflammation 2017-12-07T16:11:25+00:00
9 04, 2017

Dandelion: the key herb for liver health, better digestion and beautiful skin

2017-12-01T18:59:26+00:00

Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale) is one of the top three most prescribed digestive and liver herbs in my dispensary, the other two are milk thistle (Silybum marianum) and globe artichoke (Cynara scolymus). I prescribe dandelion in many forms either on its own or in herbal mixes with great clinical results. The dandelion plant is one of [...]

Dandelion: the key herb for liver health, better digestion and beautiful skin 2017-12-01T18:59:26+00:00
1 02, 2017

Kefir: how to make milk kefir and its health benefits

2017-12-18T11:36:35+00:00

I’m a big fan of eating kefir on a regular basis as it’s both a highly nutritious food and a great natural remedy. Personally I consume milk or coconut kefir daily and also recommend it to my clients with digestive complaints as well as to the vast majority of clients who are on the GAPS [...]

Kefir: how to make milk kefir and its health benefits 2017-12-18T11:36:35+00:00
7 12, 2016

Digestive first aid for Christmas, the festive season and beyond

2017-12-18T13:19:15+00:00

Most of us need some digestive first aid after overindulging during the Christmas period and beyond. Here are my best tried and tested home remedies to relieve most digestive upsets. It may be a good idea to print and keep them handy in the kitchen! Bloating and gas A strong cup of peppermint tea should [...]

Digestive first aid for Christmas, the festive season and beyond 2017-12-18T13:19:15+00:00
9 07, 2016

Histamine intolerance: causes and treatment

2017-12-11T17:55:24+00:00

Histamine intolerance is a fairy common but under recognised and not fully understood problem linked with food sensitivities as well as gut and metabolic imbalances. When a person has problems metabolising and breaking down histamine, its levels build up and lead to worrying symptoms such as hives, rashes and itching, among others (see more symptoms [...]

Histamine intolerance: causes and treatment 2017-12-11T17:55:24+00:00
2 02, 2016

Parasite treatment considerations: Blastocystis hominis and Dientamoeba fragilis

2017-12-11T18:11:31+00:00

Intestinal parasites are often overlooked as a potential cause of disease in the digestive system and in many other seemingly unrelated health concerns. There is increasing evidence of the ability to cause illness by relatively common parasitic organisms previously considered to be commensal organisms (i.e. living together in balance with other organisms in a given [...]

Parasite treatment considerations: Blastocystis hominis and Dientamoeba fragilis 2017-12-11T18:11:31+00:00
30 09, 2015

GAPS diet: what is it and when to apply it

2017-12-18T11:14:09+00:00

Various digestive disorders are becoming very common in all age groups these days. This area has been of particular clinical interest in my natural medicine practice for many years and I found the GAPS diet a very effective method to deal with all digestive disorders, among other conditions also covered by the GAPS protocol. If you [...]

GAPS diet: what is it and when to apply it 2017-12-18T11:14:09+00:00
24 06, 2015

Secretory Immunoglobulin A (sIgA) for healthy gut, digestion and immunity

2017-12-11T16:41:54+00:00

Secretory immunoglobulin A (sIgA) deficiency is a less known but a significant aspect of having good immunity and a well-functioning digestive system, to name a few. I have long been interested in sIgA's role in health and wellbeing and would like to shed some light on this subject from my clinical experience. The body’s mucosal [...]

Secretory Immunoglobulin A (sIgA) for healthy gut, digestion and immunity 2017-12-11T16:41:54+00:00
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