Two of the trendiest gut healing foods right now are gelatin and collagen. If you’ve been following me for a while, you may know that I often use them in lots of the recipes i share. And for good reason! They’re both packed with amino acids that provide a tonne of different health benefits.
Fruit is full of nutrients, minerals, antioxidants, fibre and raw enzymes that our bodies absolutely thrive off. Unfortunately, fruit is also high in sugar. When you have gut issues, your digestive system has a hard time breaking these sugars down.
Sugar is a sneaky and highly addictive substance and the break up with sugar isn’t always as easy as just making the decision to stop eating it cold turkey. Having even just a little bit creates a desire for more, and suddenly quitting sugar can cause withdrawal symptoms such as; headaches, irritability, fatigue and even more intense sugar cravings.
Did you know that collagen is the most abundant protein in our bodies? In fact, one third of all our body protein is collagen. It’s basically the glue that holds our bodies together because it makes up our skin, blood vessels, digestive system, muscles, bones and tendons.
Quality fats are absolutely ESSENTIAL to have in our diet and it’s very clear that our human physiology needs fats because every membrane of every cell and every organelle inside of cells are made of fats. Our brain is comprised of 60% fat and even detox requires fat. Fats like ghee can also enhance our immune system, as well as blood sugar balance. Keep reading to find out more.
Do you feel tired all the time, experience bloating, fluid retention, CRAVE sugar, get break outs, have digestive issues, UTI's or thrush? Keep reading to find out even more symptoms related to a candida overgrowth + 13 Natural anti-candida foods.
By eating liver, even just a small amount, it goes a very long way in supporting your overall health. In fact I will go as far to say that liver is my #1 go to super food. Keep reading on to find out more.
By taking steps to improve your digestive health, your digestive system will work more efficiently and effectively, and therefore improve your overall health. Many people assume that digestive troubles are normal, but it’s not.
Kefir translates to ‘good feeling’, it's been used for centuries around the world to aid in a variety of conditions..Coconut as a whole food promotes a healthy immune system, contains anti-viral, anti-fungal, anti-bacterial, anti-septic and anti-candida properties, and has been shown to boost liver and brain health. When the water or milk from coconut is cultured with beneficial bacteria to make coconut kefir, the benefits SKYROCKET.
‘I really need to detox after that holiday’. Who hasn’t uttered some version of this at some point after a particularly indulgent vacation? When traveling, trying new foods, and exploring new places, it’s completely natural to treat yourself to a little more than you normally would (and you should!).
Bulletproof coffee is a health craze sneaking into everyday kitchens and coffee shops around the world. In essence, it’s a combination of black coffee, grass-fed butter, and medium-chain triglyceride (MCT) from Brain Octane oil. I’ll be honest, my first reaction to Bulletproof coffee was *Blerg*, I honestly thought why would you ruin a perfect cup of coffee with all that oil and fat!?!? But after trying it for myself and noticing the difference to my health and energy levels through the day, I was immediately convinced that this biohack had to be apart to be apart of my (almost) daily routine.
Let’s be honest. Toxins are everywhere and we’re exposed to them daily! From processed, refined foods to plastic containers and water bottles, EMF’s, pharmaceutical drugs, environmental chemicals, cosmetics and so on. Many detoxification protocols can seem intimidating. You don’t have to do a 30-day juice cleanse or some crazy lemon water fast to get the benefits of detoxification.
It’s no secret I’m a huge advocate for people to consume more fermented (cultured) foods to begin rebuilding the beneficial bacteria in their gut to improve gut health, thus overall health. But to some people even the word ‘fermentation’ sounds scary. If this is you then you’re in the right place and I urge you to read on. Before I started eating real, whole, unprocessed organic foods things like coconut yoghurt, kefir, cultured juices and veggies where never ever on my ‘must eat’ radar. Fast forward a few years and I eat and drink them daily and enjoy and often crave these effervescent flavour bombs of probiotic goodness.
You may have noticed that coconut flour has increased in popularity over the past year or so as people begin to learn more and more about its nutritional benefits. Coconut flour is made from dried and ground coconut meat. So it’s not really a ‘flour’ in the way we normally think of it, as it isn't made from traditional grains. Coconut flour can be used as a healthy gluten-free and grain-free flour alternative, making it a favourite amongst those that are sensitive to gluten or wheat or for those that follow a Paleo and/ or Vegan way of eating.
Gelatin is a must have real food supplement for anyone interested in healing and improving their gut health, decreasing inflammation, improving hormonal levels, aiding sleep and improving your skin, hair, and nail health.
This is my new go-to hot tea when I feel the need for a quick pick me up or to aid my body’s natural detoxification process. This detox tonic tea aids in boosting the metabolism, immune system, digestion and circulation, stabilising blood sugar levels, aids liver detoxification, and provides antioxidants and electrolytes including potassium, calcium and magnesium.
To be honest, I’m very heavy handed with my ghee use, I absolutely love it because it’s not only an amazing fat to cook with, its incredibly versatile as you can use it in both sweet or savoury dishes, it smells slightly like caramel, its super easy to make and it contains many nutritional and health benefits.