Is Kale a Friend or Foe

Is kale a friend or foe

Is Kale A Friend Or Foe? You may not think that many of the green and leafy vegetables that form a big part of a “healthy diet” could actually do you more harm than good! Yet, if you are suffering from chronic pain or inflammation, this could be entirely blamed on natural chemicals called oxalates, which are contained in these so-called “healthy” foods. So is kale a friend or foe? What are oxalates? How can they harm us and which “healthy vegetables” contain high concentration of oxalates? Oxalates cannot be seen, tasted or smelled, yet we consume them almost every Continue Reading →

How To Avoid Autoimmune Disease Part 2

How To Avoid Autoimmune Disease – Part 2 In Part 1 we discussed what factors can reduce your immune system response and in Part 2 we will cover general steps of how to avoid autoimmune disease. Reduce Inflammation Sounds like a no brainer, but sadly many people never stop to consider what effect the food and drink they consume is having on their health. Health enemy No. 1 is sugar. Obviously added sugar in teas, coffee and cereals is not healthy for you and should be eliminated or minimised, but sugar includes all the sweet stuff, especially high fructose corn Continue Reading →

How To Avoid Autoimmune Disease – Part 1

How To Avoid Autoimmune Disease

How To Avoid Autoimmune Disease – Part 1 It seems that these days there is a real epidemic of immunity problems, so knowing how to avoid autoimmune disease, and the things that are most likely to cause it, is becoming more and more important. We remember when growing up several decades ago that you hardly ever heard of older relatives or family friends having health issues that were autoimmune diseases. In fact, one hardly heard of cancers (except lung cancer from smoking), diabetes, irritable bowel disease and other diseases that are so prevalent today. Back then it was extremely rare Continue Reading →

Effect of Wheat on Gut Permeability

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Effect of Wheat on Gut Permeability No doubt you will have heard of the debate about going gluten free or continuing to eat grains as is standard practice in the western world, but what is the scientific effect of wheat on gut permeability and what does this mean for you and your health? There is a fabulous free resource known colloquially as “PubMed” – just type www.pubmed.com into your browser and you can then search millions of scientific studies. Alessio Fasano is recognised as one of the leading experts in the world on celiac disease and gluten sensitivity. If you Continue Reading →

Why An Apple A Day Keeps The Doctor Away

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Why An Apple A Day Keeps The Doctor Away We have all heard the phrase “An apple a day keeps the doctor away,” but have you ever stopped to think if that is true and if so why? “An apple a day keeps the doctor away,” seems logical if one is thinking along the lines that fresh organic fruit and vegetables are good for you and should be encouraged instead of eating processed foods, but is there more to it than that. Is there a Scientific Explanation? Turns out there is. Aside from the enzymes, polyphenols and flavonoids in apples, Continue Reading →

Best Natural Gut Health Support

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Best Natural Gut Health Support We are often asked, “What is the best natural gut health support?” by people experiencing gastro-intestinal issues. These issues could include general food intolerances, bloating, gas, cramping, irritable bowel disease, Crohn’s, gluten sensitivity, Celiac disease, reflux or irregular bowel movements. These are just some of the symptoms that people will associate with their GI tract, but the truth is that problems caused by negative interactions with food can cause a great many more diseases and symptoms, which, because they are not located in GI tract, people do not realise that they are closely linked with Continue Reading →

True Gluten Free Benefits

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True Gluten Free Benefits As we mentioned in the recipe for delicious Grain Free Gluten Free Focaccia Flatbread, being “conventionally gluten free” really does not cut it. The gluten free industry has really exploded in the last few years and there are heaps of processed foods available in health food stores and supermarkets purporting to be gluten free. But do these products give you true gluten free benefits? What Is Gluten? Gluten is an umbrella term for the family of proteins found in all grains. So a different member of the gluten family will be found in wheat, rye, barley and Continue Reading →

What’s on Your Plate

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What’s on Your Plate? As part of the process of positive intentional living, one naturally changes shopping habits, especially food, over time, and we wonder if you have noticed this and realised that what’s on your plate now is different from a few years ago. We certainly have noticed this and how our food shopping habits have changed in the last few years. The main food exclusions or changes for us have been:- No conventional breads, cakes, biscuits of any kind for over 5 years (except very occasionally, maybe once in 3 months, when out). No so called “gluten free” Continue Reading →

How To Fix Your Gut Naturally

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How To Fix Your Gut Naturally Perhaps the single greatest gift you can give to your body and your health is to learn how to fix your gut naturally and keep it operating at optimal level. Why Is Fixing Your Gut Important? To avoid abdominal and gastro-intestinal discomfort. To improve your immune system. Fixing your gut will ensure that not only can you enjoy your food in the knowledge that you will not suffer from pain, cramping, bloating, constipation or diarrhoea, but also that your immune system will be operating to the max. doing what it is designed for and Continue Reading →