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Leaky Gut & Digestion ABC’s

Leaky Gut & Digestion ABC’s

Apple cider vinegar or lemon juice – 1 tablespoon 15-20 minutes before meals to aid digestion. Bone broth – 1-2 cups per day, drink chicken broth straight or use chicken/beef broth as a base for soups and cooking. Chia and flax seeds...

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Tips for Going Sugar Free

Tips for Going Sugar Free

Spring clean your diet with these top Tips for Going Sugar Free! High Quality Protein helps to balance blood sugar.  It keeps our blood sugar more stable so we don’t experience a rollercoaster of sugar highs and lows throughout the...

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Jelly is a Superfood!

Jelly is a Superfood!

It’s not a typo.  I recommend jelly for dessert, daily!  Not Jelly Tips or jelly and ice-cream (unless it’s coconut nice-cream!).  Jelly is simply made from gelatin and 100% fruit juice.  All the goodness comes from gelatin!  Gelatin is made by...

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Winter Wellness Wisdom

Winter Wellness Wisdom

Vitamin C is probably the most well-known nutrient for the immune system.  It is a water-soluble vitamin (like B complex vitamins) that cannot be stored in the body, therefore, must be consumed on a daily basis.  Vitamin C is found in kiwifruit...

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The Importance of Stomach Acid

The Importance of Stomach Acid

A Personal Experience… the first digestive symptom and first indication of leaky gut I experienced was hypochlorydria (low stomach acid), which is rare for someone 16 years of age.  Little did I know then, that it is linked to so many digestive...

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Considerations for Anaemia

Considerations for Anaemia

Anaemia is defined as deficiency of red blood cells/haemoglobin in the blood.  It is commonly caused by dietary deficiencies of iron, vitamin B12 and folate (vitamin B9).  Anaemia is the most common nutrient deficiency, particularly in women. ...

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Probiotics and Prebiotics

Probiotics and Prebiotics

What are Probiotics? Live bacteria which are beneficial for our health, especially the digestive system.  In Greek “pro” means promoting and “biotic” translates to life, therefore, probiotics promote life. Benefits of Probiotics: Help to relieve...

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