probiotics Tag

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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vit c2

23 May Don’t reach for that Vitamin C this winter

I finally get to use this line from Game of Thrones because "Winter Is Coming" (insert theme song here). Luckily down-under we don't have to deal with severe winters, Australia has pretty mild winters and I consider ourselves lucky, because I'm not a fan of the cold. But just like the rest of the world we still get sick down here because there is a change in season and every year there is talk of the flu vaccine (which you could not force me to get even if you offered me a bagillion dollars) and I love observing how people almost proudly comparing how their cold was worse than yours or visa versa. Have you ever noticed this phenomenon? I remember as a kid having a cough or a runny nose and mum would make me take some vitamin c or drink some orange juice or have an orange. God bless her… she was only doing what was the norm and pretty much everyone still does this today when they feel a cold coming on. But the truth is that taking vitamin C when you start to feel unwell has no preventative measures once you are actually sick. Every year (around winter) you...

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SecretWeapon 1

28 Feb My secret weapon for lifelong gut health.

The one thing you can do today that will benefit your health for life is a no brainer but it truly is my secret weapon to health. You move out of home and you try and do the right thing by getting you 2+5 a day, but let’s face it.. It doesn’t always happen, does it? I always knew veggies were super important but I never really made sure I was getting 5 serves and I sure as hell didn’t eat them throughout the day, dinner was my only way to cram my veggies in. Just like (the old) me, most people only eat their veggies at dinner and this lack of veggies could be the single reason you can rattle off 5 (gut related) symptoms that haunt you on a daily basis. I’m talking about the little minor symptoms like bloating, gas, constipation, headaches, bad skin, anxiety… you might not even recognize these to be a symptom of ill health in the making. Or even symptoms associated with poor gut health. We all try and eat our veggies because they are healthy right? But if you break it down and look at the nitty gritty you will be astonished to learn...

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skintrouble2

22 Nov Dying for blemish free glowing skin?

Skin troubles?? Just a few years ago I would have dyed to have blemish free radiant skin, but I didn't. A piece of my self confidence died every time I looked in the mirror. It was a 2 year journey for me and it sucked!!! Being the big old hippy that I am, I was determined to overcome my acne holistically so I persisted with organic face creams and home remedies but nothing topical helped. I wasted countless hours obsessively staring (and shamelessly I admit to picking) at my skin in the mirror, which made me feel even worse about my appearance. Having healthy glowing skin is an expression of your inner health and I was eating an amazing diet which was disheartening, I felt like a closet eater but I wasn’t. I just didn’t get why I had such bad skin and I was getting to the point of desperation and also because covering up acne was getting expensive. (If you are struggling you know what I mean… there is never enough foundation to cover. Never. Then you have over done it and you have to take it all off again and re-apply! Argh… makeup was a chore to say the least). After living with...

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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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