The Gut Microbiome

The Gut Microbiome – also known as Your Second Brain Our microbiome is the 90 trillion or so bacteria, fungi, viruses etc. which live in and on us.  It sounds like a lot and it is a lot; in fact about 90% of the human body cells are in the microbiome.  Bacterial cells tend to … Read more…

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The Role of a Health Coach

A health coach has a big role to play in combating lifestyle diseases: “With lifestyle diseases like obesity, diabetes, and heart disease at an all-time high—and new research pointing to the power of positive lifestyle changes to reverse or prevent said diseases—Health Coaches are increasingly in demand for the special kind of support they can … Read more…

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Processed and Ultra-Processed Foods

What are processed foods? Processed foods are any foods which have undergone a man made process.  So, they are: jams, jellies, pies, bread, cake, cheese, soft drinks, ready meals etc to name just a few. Are processed foods bad for you? Glad you asked.  Not necessarily.  You see, processing extends the shelf life of the … Read more…

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What to Eat When You Can’t Eat Anything!

What to eat when you can’t eat anything  (not true in my case as there is plenty I can eat but it is the way I’m feeling at the moment). Gluten free – I feel great.  So many problems solved.  As a result there is no way that gluten will knowingly pass my lips again. … Read more…

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Essential Oils Working For You

Essential Oils Essential oils are the extracted compounds from plants that the plants use to ward off invaders and to stay healthy.  That amazing smell of freshly mown grass is actually the grass screaming in shock and trying to heal itself. Basil, coriander, oregano, you name it, these volatile compounds form part of the immune … Read more…

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