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 →

Who Wants Optimal Health

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Who Wants Optimal Health? Seems like a no-brainer question, doesn’t it? But you would be surprised how many people settle for a life of “not being incapacitated”, which is why optimal health is more about mindset and values than anything else. Despite all that has been written in recent decades about how to improve health through lifestyle changes and food choices, there is an ever increasing percentage of people taking subscription medications (usually several) and they will be on these for the remainder of their sub optimally healthy lives – think medications for diabetes, high blood pressure, raised cholesterol, acid Continue Reading →

Grain Free Garlic Naan Bread

Grain Free Garlic Naan Bread

Grain Free Garlic Naan Bread Last week in True Gluten Free Benefits we spoke of the negative effect that all grains can have on us and how simple it is to make delicious grain free breads, and we pictured a grain free garlic naan bread and promised you the recipe – well, here it is. Recipe for Grain Free Garlic Naan Bread Preparation Time: 10 mins  Baking Time: 7-9 mins Ingredients – Makes 4 large naan breads 5 tablespoons of Whole Psyllium Husks (not powdered, use only whole pysllium husks) or flax seed meal can be substituted 5 large eggs 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 →

How To Sprout Seeds in Your Kitchen

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How to Sprout Seeds in Your Kitchen You will not believe how simple it is to learn how to sprout seeds in your kitchen or anywhere at home close to a window. Once you start doing this, you will wonder why you have not learned about or tried this sooner. But, as they say, it is never too late to learn. Sprouting is simply germinating seeds using only water and no soil. The resultant growth is generally eaten raw by adding to salads or other meals as one of your vegetables or as a garnish or they can be lightly Continue Reading →

How to Make Sole Salt Water

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How to Make Sole Salt Water If you have never heard of Sole (pronounced Solay) salt water, you are about to learn perhaps the simplest and cheapest of life hacks that can really make a big difference to your health. Sole is simply salt dissolved in water, but not just any old salt or any old water as will be explained as you learn how to make Sole salt water in this article. What is Sole In essence, Sole is water that is saturated with salt. The important principle to remember when making Sole (and refilling your jar from time Continue Reading →

What is The Best Fasting Blood Sugar Level

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What is the Best Fasting Blood Sugar Level? Everyone is aware that type 2 diabetes is on the increase and you probably know someone who has been diagnosed with it, but what is the best fasting blood sugar level to be aiming for? Most of us have annual (or at least periodic) blood tests for a range of tests such as cholesterol, HDL, LDL, triglycerides etc and this will usually include a fasting blood glucose test. If everything is normal, you are usually contacted by the doctor’s practice to let you know the results are normal. It is not usual Continue Reading →