• Nutrition,  Recipes

    Gut Healing Green Smoothie Recipe

    This is an easy and healthy way to add lots of gut healing foods to your daily diet, especially if you are suffering from IBS and gut issues. If you need more help with healing IBS and other digestive issues you may like these posts: Healing IBS with Natural Supplements & Natural Remedies for IBS & Digestive Issues If you are making this smoothie for breakfast the banana and plant protein make it nice and filling, but feel free to skip these if you are just having a smoothie for a snack. So what’s in it for your gut? This gut healing green smoothie is full of Chia seeds, apples,…

  • Natural supplements for IBS ginger tea
    Herbal Remedies,  Nutrition,  Recipes

    Healing IBS with Natural Supplements & More

    Digestive issues, IBS, Chron’s Disease, they can all play havoc with your digestion and your life. In part i of this post, Healing IBS Naturally,  I broke down all the reasons behind what causes IBS and digestive problems, and the most common problems around these causes. Here I’ll take the next step in this process and help you find the remedies for healing your IBS with natural supplements, & changes to your lifestyle and diet that help. Including my own gut healing smoothie recipe! Although much of the process of living with IBS and digestive issues is learning what your triggers are and what causes your flare ups. Then working…

  • Mind & Body,  Nutrition

    Food is medicine too!

    Food is medicine! Did you know the food you eat can literally be the difference between a healthy you and disease?! It has become dangerously easy in this day and age to eat food that is bad for us without even knowing it – food companies are sneaky with their ingredients and nutrition labels, and the media often mis-communicates information for big headlines. It is also true that big companies pay for falsified research results to ensure their food & beverage products keep selling! I know!! Like this for example: NY Times, Why the sugar Industry shifted the blame to fat Food today contains some ingredients we aren’t supposed to…

  • How to tell if you're lacking a nutrient
    Holistically,  Nutrition

    Healing IBS | Tips & simple natural ways to reduce flare ups & increase gut health

    Digestive issues and in particular IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) can have a huge impact on your day to day life. It can also be a huge and unwelcome hindrance! It can effect what you eat and how you feel. IBS is something i have suffered with myself for a long time now (before I became chronically ill), but my illness can sometimes aggrivate or make my stomach issues worse. Through a lot of research, and process of elimination throughout the years I have learnt what I am sensitive to, what triggers a flare up, and what to avoid to keep my stomach and gut as happy and healthy as possible.…

  • How to tell if you're lacking a nutrient
    Mind & Body,  Nutrition

    How to tell if you’re lacking a nutrient

    Your body talks to you all the time. It tells you what it needs and how it’s feeling. You just need to learn its language AND like listening to your intuition, be quiet enough to hear it. When you tune in to your body you can learn how to tell if you’re lacking a nutrient. If you need to add something to your diet and routine or have less of something. Learning your body’s language and signals can take a little time. But it’s easy once you know how… What’s your body’s language? Muscle pains, stiffness, headaches, skin conditions, stomach problems, feeling fuzzy-headed, low energy, all can be symptoms and…

  • Mind & Body,  Nutrition

    Eating seasonally

    In my last post I talked about living more in tune with the seasons (if you haven’t yet you can read it here). As part of this I feel that eating seasonally or eating for the seasons goes hand in hand with listening to your body and working with nature. What is eating seasonally? What does eating seasonally mean? Eating seasonally is choosing fruits and vegetables that are naturally growing at certain times of year. Just because something is being sold at your local supermarket does not mean that it would naturally be growing at that time of year. We are living in a time of convenience and consumerism where…

  • Living in rhythm with the seasons
    Mind & Body,  Mindfulness,  Nutrition

    Living with the seasons

    I have felt pretty pleased with myself the last couple of years on how I’ve changed my attitude towards winter and the darker months. I used to dread them, I’d go as far as to say ‘hate them with a passion’, but this left me wishing away huge chunks of time (and my life) pining for Spring, daylight and warmer days. Instead of waking up and dreading the dark I started to appreciate waking up to the stars, the moon, running in the dark and feeling like the only person in the world, getting to see those dramatic winter sunrises, and the patterns the frost makes. Finding the tiny little…

  • What You Need to Know About Sugar
    Mind & Body,  Nutrition

    What You Need to Know About Sugar..!

    Refined sugar is one of THE worst things you can consume for inflammation. I was, and still am, one of the worst for my sweet tooth, but it can do so much damage. Here’s what you need to know about Sugar: I think people fall into two categories when it comes to all that is sweets, chocolate and desserts. Most people I’ve met tend to prefer either savoury or sweet; you either have that sweet weakness you always crave, or a complete take it or leave it attitude to chocolate and would much rather snack on crisps or some similar savoury snack. ( there is also a third category though,…

  • How to listen to your body
    Mind & Body,  Nutrition

    Listen to Your Body

    Have you ever had a morning where you have woken up feeling sluggish, bloated, nauseous? or a day when you haven’t drunk enough water and you end up with a headache and feel tired and irritable? These symptoms are your bodies way of trying to tell you something is wrong, in the same way that craving certain foods can often tell you what vitamins, minerals and nutrients your body is lacking. Do you know how to listen to YOUR body?   We have forgotten how to listen to our bodies We have forgotten how to listen to our bodies, and we have forgotten how to eat to nourish our body!…