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01 Aug Fermented Dill Pickles

Do ya love a good pickle?? I'm not talking vinegar pickles, I'm talking amazingly tangy, crisp and probiotic pickles you can make at home. People ask me all the time to share with them fermenting recipes and while I prefer to coach people through the process because there are so many things you can do to stuff it up, I have shared one with you today. Dill pickles are one of the simplest ferments to have a go trying. When fermented right, dill pickles are teaming with probiotics and can be a great pre-dinner or lunch snack to get the digestive juices flowing in preparation for digestion and to repopulate the beneficial bacteria. Hopefully this will help give you confidence to give it a try. Please feel free to comment over at you tube or below if you have any other questions. Its pretty simple though so I hope you have a go. Give it a go and give me a tag (#happyguts) so I can join in your journey.   [embed_popupally_pro popup_id="10"]...

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13 Dec My Quest For Health Left Me Obsessed + Depressed.

Am I better than you? Who knows! Who cares?? Well in reality, apparently everyone!!! NEWS FLASH: There is always going to be someone better and healthier than you. Have you brainwashed yourself to be depressed by comparison or empowered and inspired by others? Have you overstepped the line in your search for health and become obsessed with your diet or your journey to finding wellness? Are you falling victim to comparing your journey to others? 2016 has seen some pretty remarkable results for me and my health (and hopefully you too) and I am constantly striving to have better health because there is always room for improvement. However there were moments throughout my health journey that found me totally obsessing and comparing myself to others, which is definitely not a good thing. I had some really dark and lonely times throughout early 2016 because I thought I was all alone. When it comes to gut health it is not always obvious you are dealing with issues on the outside so you feel somewhat alone. In my experience no one seemed to be talking about or posting pictures expressing the hard times so I feel compelled to share a nugget of truth. I found myself manifesting issues and...

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14 Aug Ghee (how too + why you want too…)

Ghee is also called clarified butter. It is basically butter that has had all the milk solids cooked out, and therefor is pure butter fat / oil and lasts a very long time without spoiling. In this video I will share with you the steps and process to preparing your very own ghee at home. Why you should consider using ghee with your cooking. It is amazing for cooking because it has a really high smoke point, which means it doesn't oxidize and break into free radicles in your body like other oils that are cooked at really high temperatures (such as vegetable oil or olive oil). Is also not an issue for dairy intolerant people because you cook off all the milk and dairy solids so the final result is free from any dairy. Contains butyric acid which protects your immune system by feeding the beneficial bacteria in your gut and helping them to protect you at a gut level. Stimulates your digestive acids and juices so it kick-starts your digestion. It also contains MCFA (medium chain fatty acids) which is also in coconut oil, this type of fat is not stored in the body it is used for energy. Rich in vitamins in grass fed butter...

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03 Jul Lacto-Fermented Pickles

Now who doesn't love a good pickle? You either love'em or hate'em. Sorry for all the haters out there but this ferment isn't for you. I used to pick my pickles out of a maccas cheeseburger when I was a kid, i used to make such a big deal about them and tell my entire family how discussed I was that they existed. We were not regular Mc Donald's goers but would, on occasions get a treat. However times have changed...

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05 Apr PART 2. The Aftermath Of The Pill – What I Learnt

    Writing this today, I have now been off the pill for over 2 years, while I still have mild and small issues they are nothing compared to what I went through when coming off the pill. While my issues were not life threatening they were (to me) debilitating. They changed my quality of life and I was crippled with unhealthy thoughts and anxiety surrounding my issues. It might sound like quackery and it may seem a bit of a bullet to big pharma but I have trust issues with drug companies because a somewhat ‘harmless’ pill destroyed my health. I can’t trust them enough to put my health in their hands. The pill is what caused ALL the issues I suffered with so I am somewhat careful and very cautious. We are conditioned to treat a symptom from a young child… through advertising and conventional medicine. If we have a headache we take a pill to stop the headache, medicine doesn’t care why you have it they just give you an immediate solution and we think the issue is fixed. We don’t ever sit back and ask ourselves WHY we have a headache? Same goes for hormonal issues… we are given estrogen or...

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