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17 Jan Reset Your Gut Health After The Silly Season

I don’t know about you but I have thoroughly enjoyed the silly season… maybe a little too much. If you are anything like me, there have been plenty of excuses to indulge, enjoy a little extra alcohol and a few to many bowls of chips. Are you feeling a little sluggish and like your gut might need a bit of TLC? Nourishing your gut doesn’t have to be hard or stressful, there are some really simple gut nourishing foods you could be consuming daily to give your gut the boost it needs but that will take time. To be completely honest it’s really about avoiding some select foods for a short space of time (I suggest 1 week) to give your gut a chance to heal is a much better approach to quickly repair all the assaults it has copped over the xmas silly season. These foods work for literally everyone, whether you have had gut issues or not. Your gut lining is constantly repairing itself so it needs consistent care but a 1 week intensive repair session could boost your mood, lift the brain fog and restore a better belly. If you are struggling with gut health and leaky gut...

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17 Jan Kitchen Talk: Going Gluten Free

If you are really serious about going gluten free then look no further, first of all, if you haven't already unlock my free resources, in this episode we explore some of the reasons for "going gluten free" and also what flour alternatives you can cook with but in your FREE copy of Pantry Guide 101 we lay out all the health damaging foods (sugar, dairy, oil, flour, salt etc) and what healthier options to swap them with.   [embed_popupally_pro popup_id="9"]   Top 3 most usable, tasty and gut friendly gluten free flours to cook with. In this first episode of Kitchen Talk, we discuss the best gluten free flour alternatives and also ways to use and cook with these. Cooking with different less mainstream alternatives requires some know-how. Coconut Flour: Can be substituted quite easily in most recipes (pizza base, bread, pancakes, cupcakes, cakes etc) and the internet is a huge resource for recipes however coconut flour can be a tad dry sometimes… so using more oil can help with the moist issues and you will need to use (what may seem like) an obscene amount of eggs as the binding agent because the flour is really absorbent and soaks up a lot of liquid. Coconut flour has a...

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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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15 May Guilty Of Eating On The Go?

Are you a stressed eater? I am guilty… Do you eat lunch at work? Do you shovel down your food at your desk in front of the computer? Or do you down a quick meal in front of the tv at night? Do you find yourself bloated or struggling with some digestive issues? Could it be as simple as eating in a less stressful environment? I used to spend lunch with my computer… and eat when I could. NOW I make time to sit out in the sun (when I can), put my phone down and take my 30 min break, eating, breathing and enjoying my food. I really look forward to my lunch breaks now because I have turned them into a ritual that helps me de-stress and recharge my batteries during the day. I get rather upset if I get disturbed during my break because you don’t come between me and my food haha, but mostly I enjoy this short break to chill out. When I decided to stop taking the contraception pill my anxiety was out of control so I was looking at ways to improve my day and take time out to attempt meditation. By actually taking 30 mins away from my...

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