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Pumpkin Pasta

I recently found this recipe in a cookbook written by Gordon Ramsay and because most of the ingredients are suitable for my patients I decided to give it a try. I have made a couple of changes to the recipe. Serves 4 You’ll need; 500 grams of pumpkin cut into 2cm thick wedges Olive oil…
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Why the FODMAP diet doesn’t work

FODMAP is an acronym for; Fermentable Oligosaccharides – which include fructans, galactans or galacto-oligosaccharides Disaccharides – lactose Monosaccharides – fructose and Polyols – sorbitol and mannitol Confused yet? Well you should be. I’m confused and my job is to help people sort out their gut problems. One of the reasons that the FODMAP diet doesn’t…
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What is the 5 phase gut balancing protocol.

Have you been wondering what my 5 phase gut balancing protocol is and why you need it. I developed the 5 phase gut balancing protocol after many years of seeing the same foods affect my patients. I started it from a fructose malabsorption position as many of my patients present with this, I then adjusted…
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Poo – is yours normal

Do you ever talk about poo. I find people are inclined to either talk about poo with gusto or hide the fact that they even poo let alone admit to someone that they do. Either way it’s important to know what’s going on with your poo. You can tell a lot about your health by…
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The real deal about bone broths

I’m sure you’ve all heard about the health benefits of bone broths. Well here’s the thing. You don’t need to go to all of the hassle and time of cooking a bone broth when a meat stock will actually do the trick. With a bone broth you need to get the bones, brown them and…
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Dr.Google and YOUR health.

Do you use Dr. Google for your health. I’m pretty sure everyone does at times. Even me. After all when you want to know something – what do you do – you ask Google. It’s one of the best ways to find stuff out.  Let me tell you a story about Dr. Google and one…
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Chocolate

[Gut Tip] Chocolate is good for your gut. Not the glass and a half stuff. 50 grams of dark chocolate a day helps to keep your microbiome healthy. Check the label on your chocolate and as long as it does not contain milk solids you are sweet. Try this quick and easy chocolate recipe:- Ingredients…
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Dairy and the alternatives

Have you been thinking of giving up dairy? It’s a good option to take if you’d like to improve your gut health – but here’s the thing – some of the products you may decide to use instead of dairy could also be problematic for you. Here are a few important things to consider about…
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Microbiome Health

Good microbiome health is important.  You need at least forty different plant foods per week to keep your microbiome healthy.  Fibre is also important for microbiome health, there is no magic number when it comes to dietary fibre – but at least thirty percent of your fibre intake should be plant based – from fruits…
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Food Intolerances

A food intolerance or sensitivity is when your body reacts to a particular food via the IgG pathway of your immune system. When you consume a food that you are intolerant to your body will have a reaction that is delayed. The reaction can happen between a half-hour and four days after you have eaten…
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