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Who would have thought

As a naturopath I often attend seminars and conferences to learn about the latest scientific research, especially if they are related to gut health or Food Intolerances. I attended a great seminar this year and heard an amazing story about a food additive that was being manufactured for cattle, and the affect that it had…
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Pumpkin Soup – with a thai influence

I experimented with a lovely thai inspired pumpkin soup last week, the weather this week will be perfect for you to give it a try, it is gluten, dairy, egg and grain free and tastes great. Here is the recipe Pumpkin Soup – Thai inspired Serves 2 650 gram piece of pumpkin, remove seeds and…
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Celiac Disease

Celiac Disease (CD) is an immune-mediated disease dependent on gluten (a protein present in wheat, rye or barley) that occurs in about 1% of the population and is generally characterized by gastrointestinal complaints. More recently the understanding and knowledge of gluten sensitivity (GS), has emerged as an illness distinct from celiac disease with an estimated…
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Why Casein (a Protein In Dairy) is a Problem

In 1981, scientists found a substance in dairy products that looked remarkably like morphine. After a complex series of tests, they determined that, surprisingly enough, it actually was morphine. By a fluke of nature, the enzymes that produce opiates are not confined to poppies — they also hide inside cows’ livers. So traces of morphine…
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Fructose Intolerance

Fructose intolerance is when your body is unable to break down or absorb the sugars in fruits and other foods, and because the fructose is not absorbed in the small intestine and it ferments quite fast, there is then no time for the gas to be metabolised or absorbed causing pain, bloating, flatulence, and sometimes…
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Top Up Your Good Bugs

Your diet and lifestyle play a major role in the balance of bacteria (or bugs) in your body. Amazingly, you are actually a ‘superorganism’ made up of hundreds of microbes living together in and on your body. Your immune system’s job is to monitor the many kinds of bacteria to ensure that healthy bugs are…
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The Gut Is the Root of Health

Have you ever experienced symptoms such as indigestion, reflux, wind, bloating, constipation or diarrhoea? These are among the most common health complaints that people live with every day. In fact, if these symptoms are left untreated, they can lead to more serious problems and affect the health of the whole body. There are four key…
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What’s All the Fuss About a2?

There is a good reason for there to be lots of fuss about this new milk, yoghurt and cream range, in fact  a2 is simply better for you. The best way I can describe the benefits for you is to explain what a1 milk does, that a2 milk does not. a1 milk can delay gastric…
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Leaky Gut Syndrome – Pardon, How Can My Gut Be Leaky?

The official definition is as follows; an increase in the permeability of the intestinal mucosa to luminal macromolecules, antigens and toxins associated with inflammatory degenerative and or atrophic mucosal damage. A bit of a mouthful and a sentence that has you grabbing for the medical textbooks, but really does not tell you much. Leaky gut…
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