Gut Health

Day 56: Cauliflower Couscous (TYOH, July 2021)

Day 56: Cauliflower Couscous (TYOH, July 2021)

This is such an easy recipe – everything goes into the food processor and you just blitz – great to take to work for a quick, healthy and tasty lunch.   Serves 2   Ingredients:   ½ cauliflower Optional: 1 fennel bulb 2 carrots 1…

Day 55: July Foraging for Nettle Seeds to make Nettle Seed & Flaxseed Crackers

Day 55: July Foraging for Nettle Seeds to make Nettle Seed & Flaxseed Crackers

Recently I wrote about foraging for Stinging Nettle seeds, which are highly nutritious and have amazing adaptogenic properties.    Now that my seeds have dried, I have passed them through a sieve to remove any twiggy bits, stems and leaves. Now I have a jar…

Day 53: Foraging for Common Hogweed Florets (TYOH, July 2021)

Day 53: Foraging for Common Hogweed Florets (TYOH, July 2021)

Common hogweed is one of my favourite wild plants to forage. It’s tasty and abundant. You do have to be careful when picking common hogweed as you could get it confused with giant hogweed which is toxic.    Giant hogweed and common hogweed have quite…

Day 50: Why Kefir is a Fantastic Probiotic Superfood (TYOH, July 2021)

Day 50: Why Kefir is a Fantastic Probiotic Superfood (TYOH, July 2021)

KEFIR – A FERMENTED “SUPERFOOD”   I would personally class kefir as a superfood, and here’s why: the various types of beneficial microbiota contained in kefir make it one of the most potent probiotic foods available.   It contains many different strains of not just…

Day 49: July Foraging – Nettle Seeds – a Superfood (TYOH)

Day 49: July Foraging – Nettle Seeds – a Superfood (TYOH)

One of the first plants I learnt how to forage and one of my favourite wild plants are Stinging Nettles! Urtica dioica is a plant that needs little introduction.    Most children recognise nettles and avoid them to prevent their itchy sting. Nettle is a…

Day 46: Sulforaphane – one of the most potent anti-cancer compounds ever discovered (TYOH, July 2021)

Day 46: Sulforaphane – one of the most potent anti-cancer compounds ever discovered (TYOH, July 2021)

Sulforaphane was discovered by scientists at Johns Hopkins in 1992. Since then, over 2,400 studies have been published on it in the peer-reviewed literature.    Scientists have identified 39 distinct pro-health mechanisms for sulforaphane so far. Many health professionals and researchers believe that sulforaphane is…

Day 45: Extra-Virgin Olive Oil for Gut Health (TYOH, July 2021)

Day 45: Extra-Virgin Olive Oil for Gut Health (TYOH, July 2021)

Extra virgin olive oil has been shown to be beneficial to health. Extra virgin olive oil is one of the only foods just about everyone on earth agrees is healthy – whether you’re Paleo or Vegan, you probably have a bottle in your kitchen.   …

Day 44: Antimicrobial Protocols for Gut Health (TYOH, July 2021)

Day 44: Antimicrobial Protocols for Gut Health (TYOH, July 2021)

For some of you – simply eating an anti-inflammatory and blood-sugar balancing diet may be enough to heal your gut and free you from digestive issues. Others will need additional digestive support and probiotics.    If you have more severe digestive issues, you may need…

Day 43: Gut Health Meal Tips (TYOH, July 2021)

Day 43: Gut Health Meal Tips (TYOH, July 2021)

During July I am doing everything I can to optimise my gut health. I’ve gathered the below recommendations from my 8-week Restore Your Gut programme.      Mealtime plays a major role in the health of your gut. This is why it’s so important to…

Day 42: Probiotics – The Good Guys

Day 42: Probiotics – The Good Guys

Consuming probiotics, either in supplement form or through probiotic-rich food and drinks, is an ideal way to restore the good bacteria in your gut.    There is no doubt we still have a lot to learn about how probiotic supplements work. It was initially thought…