Leaky gut & autoimmune conditions

If, like me, you’re more of a visual learner you may appreciate this clip about leaky gut and autoimmune conditions. I like this clip because it’s short and concise but also simple to understand. For me, I don’t like being given a diagnosis and being sent on my way with a prescription. I need an explanation so I can better understand what’s going on in my body and then know how to look after it best. Continue reading

Kombucha 101: How to make Kombucha

A lot of people get daunted by kombucha, with it’s fermentation and SCOBY thing. Especially as the most fermentation Aussies will try is with the home brew kit in making beer. I know I was skeptical at first and tested the waters slowly with the canned variety, available in most health food shops. But it’s surprisingly simple and easy to prepare you’ll be kicking yourself you didn’t try it earlier. Read more for my how to make kombucha guide. I’m a little obsessed with probiotics as you may have noticed. They can be one of the tastiest forms of medicines […]



Snobby Food: Why Fermented & Cultured Foods Are So Good

Cultured, or fermented, food have a huge number of health benefits. Cultured foods have been around for centuries. Long before refrigerators were invented people had to find ways to preserve food, especially during winter months when food was relatively scarce. From this necessity emerged fermented and pickled foods. People around the world have been eating fermented foods for ages, from Sauerkraut in Germany to Kimichi in Korea and everywhere in between. With advances in technology the need for fermenting has been reduced. However recently there has been a resurgence in the consumption of fermented foods as studies have emerged showing a […]

The Autoimmune Protocol (AIP) and why you should try it

I’ve talked about the Autoimmune Protocol (AIP) diet briefly before and how it may be beneficial to those suffering from an autoimmune disease. Basically, the diet is pretty simple: don’t eat anything. I’m kidding, you can eat some things. The idea is to eliminate all potential triggers, allow your gut to heal and then slowly reintroduce foods while paying attention to how your body reacts. Want to find out more? Here’s my step by step guide to the AIP. 

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Is Your Gut ‘Leaky’? Autoimmune Disease and What It Means For You

Autoimmune diseases are diseases doctors like to call incurable. Basically, if you’ve got it you’ve got it for life. You can take immune suppressants every day, but if you stop it will all come back. But recently there’s been a new school of thought that believes they are caused by a “leaky gut” and can be managed through food.