Blog

How and Why to Make a Mono Meal for Better Digestion

How and Why to Make a Mono Meal for Better Digestion

What exactly is a mono meal and why is it beneficial? Very good questions which can be answered by taking a step back in time. You see our ancestors, for thousands of years, wouldn’t have had access to the diverse array of delicious foods we […]

Why L-Glutamine is my BFF

Why L-Glutamine is my BFF

Glutamine is synonymous with bodybuilding but did you know it’s useful for so much more than just muscle recovery? L-Glutamine helped me to heal my leaky gut, strengthen my digestive system and recover faster.   What is Glutamine?   Glutamine is a non-essential amino acid. […]

How Probiotics Helped My Entire Family

How Probiotics Helped My Entire Family

There’s been so much talk of probiotics in the media over the last couple of years. There are now thousands of studies touting the benefits these invisible bacteria have for human health. It’s quite profound, and might even seem too good to be true until you experience it yourself.

 

My own family has benefitted immensely since we started taking a high-quality probiotic supplement, and way beyond just digestive health. The benefits of probiotics are extensive and have helped my family in a multitude of ways.

 

One of the biggest changes for me is my hormones, probiotics have significantly helped to improve my mood and stabilise the ups and downs. They’ve helped stop my skin from breaking out all the time and my serotonin levels feel much more stable now.

 

My partner has suffered in the past from digestive issues and bloating. After awhile on probiotics he started to have fewer complaints about a sore tummy after a meal.

 

For my children probiotics have changed their ability to focus. They’re much calmer and better able to maintain concentration. What most people don’t know is there’s a strong link between brain health and gut health.

 

And for all of us taking probiotics has boosted our immune systems and we catch far fewer winter coughs and colds these days.

 

We don’t always take a supplement for probiotics because fermented foods when eaten daily are just as powerful. However, the kids aren’t always keen on sauerkraut and kefir so I do try to get them to take a probiotic daily.

 

Incorporating fermented foods and probiotics really changed our lives for the better. Who would’ve thought the invisible world could have such a positive effect?!

Gut Health

If you’re seriously interested in getting healthy, restoring your digestion and boosting your energy then check out my new comprehensive program Restore your Gut. In the program you get a ton of delicious satisfying recipes as well as strategies that will help rebuild your intestinal flora.

 

I’ll teach you the best probiotic strains to take for various conditions and show you the research which supports the use of these probiotics.

 

Or join me on Instagram where I’ll be sharing more information, tips and recipes to help you live a happier, healthier life.

 

How Digestive Enzymes Can Help You

How Digestive Enzymes Can Help You

Our organs produce digestive enzymes and different digestive enzymes work on different foods. There are specific enzymes for starches and carbohydrates, proteins and fats.   We can also access enzymes from external sources like raw fruits, vegetables, cold pressed oils and raw dairy. Yet when […]

How Aloe Juice Improved My Gut Health

How Aloe Juice Improved My Gut Health

Aloe is a powerful plant. When I used to hear aloe I would automatically think of sunburn relief. In a similar way, aloe helps to relieve intestinal damage. It’s got nourishing properties unparalleled by anything else in the plant world.   It’s almost as if […]

Guacamole Made Simple

Guacamole Made Simple

The best condiment on the planet if you ask me has to be guacamole! It’s easy to make, delicious and filled with healthy fats, vitamins, enzymes and fibre.

 

At the supermarket you can buy pre made versions of guacamole that are loaded with artificial preservatives. Or even worse, those flavour packets with MSG and dehydrated vegetables that you’re supposed to mix in with wholesome avocados.

 

If people knew how insanely easy guacamole really is they wouldn’t be buying this stuff. Fresh, homemade guacamole from scratch takes less than 10 minutes and is 10 million times better than anything you can get from the store.

 

There are different variations and you can get creative. I love adding a fresh chopped tomato to my guacamole for an extra burst of flavour and colour. If you like it spicy you can experiment with adding chillies and different herbs. The options are endless. But I’d love to share with you just how easy guacamole can be.

 

The Basics of Guacamole

  • 2 ripe avocados
  • 1 clove fresh minced garlic
  • 1 tbsp. lime juice
  • Handful chopped coriander
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • Drizzle of olive oil

 

Method:

  1. Mash the avocado and mix in the rest of the ingredients.

 

While some days it’s best to keep things simple, other times you might want to go the extra mile.

 

The Ultimate Flavour Filled Guacamole

  • 2 ripe avocados
  • 1 clove fresh garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp. lime juice
  • 1/4 red onion, very finely chopped
  • 1 green chilli, seeds removed, very finely chopped
  • 1 ripe tomato, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 tsp. sea salt
  • Handful of fresh coriander and parsley, finely chopped

 

Method:

  1. Mash the avocado and mix all ingredients together. Or add all ingredients to your blender and process until super smooth.

 

If you’re seriously interested in getting healthy, restoring your digestion and boosting your energy then check out my new comprehensive program Restore your Gut. In the program you get a ton of delicious, satisfying recipes as well as strategies that will help rebuild your intestinal flora.

 

Or join me on Instagram where I’ll be sharing more information, tips and recipes to help you live a happier, healthier life.

How to Get Started with Fermentation

How to Get Started with Fermentation

Fermentation is so much fun but it can also be daunting! You don’t want to do the wrong thing and make yourself sick, but you definitely want the amazing benefits that homemade ferments have to offer.   Fear not, fermentation isn’t nearly as scary as […]

Soup: Healthy Nourishment to Restore Your Gut

Soup: Healthy Nourishment to Restore Your Gut

Soup certainly doesn’t sound like any special or life-changing superfood. It’s soup, you’ve eaten it all your life. Yet soup has massive potential that often gets hidden behind nasty preservatives and less than ideal flavouring agents.   The true beauty and nourishment of soup comes […]

Want Great Gut Health? Try This Recipe

Want Great Gut Health? Try This Recipe

Ginger Garlic Sauté

 

I love making a big batch of this as a side or addition to my salads during the week. The combination of ginger and garlic simply can’t be beaten and adds a punch to any meal. Loaded with healthy hormone-balancing purple cabbage, carrots and sesame, this makes for a great side served with any type of meatballs.

 

Serves 2

Ingredients:

  • 2 teaspoons sesame seeds, toasted
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1 small onion, thinly sliced
  • ½ of a purple cabbage, shredded
  • 1-inch piece of fresh ginger, grated
  • 2 large carrots, grated
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • ½ teaspoon toasted sesame oil
  • Sea salt and black pepper

 

Method:

  1. To toast your sesame seeds, heat a dry sauté pan on low flame. When the pan is hot, add the sesame seeds. Toast for about 2 minutes until golden. Remove the sesame seeds from the pan so that they don’t continue cooking. Set aside to use in the final step.
  2. Next, take a frying pan and add 1 tablespoon of coconut oil. When the pan is hot, add the onions. Sauté until soft. Add purple cabbage, salt, and black pepper. Allow the cabbage to soften. Next, add ginger, shredded carrots, and garlic. Sauté for 2 minutes. When the cabbage and other vegetables are soft to your liking, turn off the flame and top with toasted sesame oil and toasted sesame seeds.

 

Making vegetables exciting will strengthen your ability to maintain a healthy diet that encourages energy and healthy digestion. So many people fall off the wagon because they think healthy eating has to be bland. That couldn’t be further from the truth. Eating well isn’t about encouraging boredom and blandness; it’s about nourishment on a deeper level, and pleasing your taste buds and your body at the same time.

 

If you’re serious about getting healthy, restoring your digestion and boosting your energy then check out my new comprehensive program Restore Your Gut, it’s loaded with gut restoring, delicious recipes.

 

REMOVE. REPAIR. REPLACE. RESTORE

 

Or join me on Instagram where I’ll be sharing more information, tips and recipes to help you live a happier, healthier life.

Create Your Perfect Capsule Wardrobe: A Step-By-Step Guide

Create Your Perfect Capsule Wardrobe: A Step-By-Step Guide

What is a Capsule Wardrobe?   A capsule wardrobe is a term first used by Susie Faux in the 1970’s. Susie was the owner of a London boutique called Wardrobe and she coined the term ‘Capsule Wardrobe’ – a collection of a few essential items […]