Parasites can range from tiny organisms, visible only by microscope to long tapeworms (several metres long). Because parasites come in many different shapes and sizes, they can cause a broad and diverse range of health symptoms. For example; some parasites can steal the nutrients in your food, leaving you hungry and tired after every meal, others feed off of your red blood cells, causing anemia.
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.
Creating a low-tox space, be it your living area, office or bedroom is such a beautiful gift you can give yourself. Earlier this year, Roy and I moved house and we decided we wanted to make our new home into our very own ‘low-tox’ bubble. But, unless all your furniture, paint, carpet and flooring are all organic, eco-friendly and pure, chances are there is some moderate to substantial off-gassing going on.
Most people try intermittent fasting as an effective and sustainable way to lose weight, or to boost their energy levels, reduce hunger or even inflammation. But I actually started intermittent fasting 3 years ago because it can have a really positive impact on your gut health.
Got menstrual cramps? You are not alone, sister! Periods are one of the most basic facts of life. However, we don’t often talk about the pain that can come along with them each month. Did you know that 88% of women experience menstrual pain?
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.
Should we eat organic? In an ideal world, yes. We should support sustainable farming methods so that we have a planet that will continue to nourish us. That being said, it’s not always affordable or accessible to a lot of people. So my main piece of advice is this
It’s important you take the time to prepare your body for your pregnancy. This is a huge transition and one beautiful, miraculous, life changing experience. Take the time to detoxify and nourish your body, to rest and to plan. In doing so, you give you, your partner and your bub the best possible chance at life and the support that you need to get through this time of rapid growth, increased physical needs and emotional shifts.
I used to be a regular migraine sufferer. Every single month, without fail my migraine would show up. I learnt very quickly that from the first sign of ‘aura’ vision (where you vision starts to blur or everything has a glare to it), I had roughly 15 minutes to bunker down and do all my natural remedies to try to deter it as quickly as possible before the pounding and drilling sensations into my brain would start to settle in
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.
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!).
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.