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How I supported my own stress and anxiety journey

How I supported my own stress and anxiety journey

This last fortnight has been a massive roller-coaster for myself; mentally, physically and emotionally in a way I have never quiet experienced before – I have felt flat, anxious, tense throughout my body, clenching my jaw, sitting hunched with my shoulders up at my ears […]

SIBO continued!! Comparing IBS to SIBO and all about testing

SIBO continued!! Comparing IBS to SIBO and all about testing

As I mentioned in my previous SIBO blog post – there is a strong connection between symptoms and onset in regards to SIBO (small intestine bacterial overgrowth) or IBS (irritable bowel syndrome). SYMPTOM SIBO IBS NON-SIBO IBS Often better with fibre No Yes Often improved […]

SIBO – Small intestinal bacteria overgrowth – What, why, how!

SIBO – Small intestinal bacteria overgrowth – What, why, how!

What? Small intestine bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) is defined as the presence of excessive bacteria in the small intestine and is frequently implicated in chronic diarrhea and malabsorption issues but not exclusively and we will explore this more later. While we are meant to have microflora […]

Reflux, GERD and heartburn – what you need to know!

Reflux, GERD and heartburn – what you need to know!

When most people think of the word reflux – they generally think unpleasant feels, especially those that have experienced persistent reflux. And most people would are lead to believe that reflux develops due to an excess of stomach acid. However, research has actually identified that […]

Simple steps you can implement to heal your thyroid

Simple steps you can implement to heal your thyroid

Put yourself first – we as women and mums frequently put others first. However, this is an important and powerful step to listening to our bodies and valuing our own health. You deserve to feel you best Celebrate the small gains and your wins – […]

Epstein-Barr virus and how it could effect your thyroid

Epstein-Barr virus and how it could effect your thyroid

What is it? Epsein-Barr Virus (EBV) often goes by a number of names including: glandular fever/Infectious mononucleosis (mono)/ cytomegalovirus (CMV)/kissing virus The virus is part of the herpesvirus family and is most frequently spread via saliva and you don’t have to be sick to pass […]

Food triggers than could be effecting your thyroid health

Food triggers than could be effecting your thyroid health

What do you think of when I say-  food triggers that can affect your thyroid? For myself these would first be a group of foods called goitrogen foods – these include foods such as cauliflower, broccoli, kale, soy and many more. However, while these can […]

How sleep and stress can effect your thyroid

How sleep and stress can effect your thyroid

Sleep and stress have a large influence on your thyroid and it’s ability to produce hormones – Read more to find out why and how.  Sleep is when your body restores itself: tissue rebuilds, accumulated toxins are eliminated, and your brain consolidates your day and […]

Thyroid – what is it, what does it do and so much more

Thyroid – what is it, what does it do and so much more

What is it? Your thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland at the front of your neck (Image: National Cancer Institute) What does it do in your body? The thyroid plays a vital role in hundreds of biological functions including the regulation of metabolism, mood, hormones, cognitive […]

Liver, elimination and detoxification

Liver, elimination and detoxification

Christmas is done, so what’s next? Easter? Nah let’s not get that far ahead of ourselves. Let’s take some time to process Christmas and enjoy the warm weather before it gets cooler again and we have something else to complain about 😉 Plus during this […]


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Food as Medicine – my top 3 foods for your gut health

Food as Medicine – my top 3 foods for your gut health

Following on from my last blog post about Leaky Gut and how the state of your gut health is directly impacted by the foods you choose to eat. So today we are focusing on the top 3 foods that work to heal your gut from the inside out.

Bone Broth – this is a hero food when it comes to healing your gut. Homemade bone broths made with free range or organic beef, lamb or chicken bones are extremely mineral rich, and contain loads of gelatine. Gelatine is a very powerful gut healer, which improves both stomach acid production and nourishes the mucosal layer that lines your digestive wall and protects it from damage.

Broth also contains loads of available protein, collagen, glutamine, proline and glycine, all of which soothe, heal and improve your digestive capacity.

Consuming broth daily means your body will be absorbing much needed proteins and nutrients, whilst also healing your digestive tract and giving you better immunity and more energy!

Coconut oil – In fact all coconut products (milk, flakes, oil etc) contain medium chain fatty acids, which are saturated fats that aid digestive healing and are easy for the body to break down and utilise. Lauric acid also found in coconut, is antimicrobial and antifungal, which naturally helps maintain healthy digestive bacteria. It is particularly beneficial if you suffer from a candida overgrowth too!

Coconut is also naturally anti-inflammatory, which can aid in healing stomach ulcers and may also help reduce any pain you may be feeling through your digestive tract.

Fermented vegetables – These traditionally prepared foods are high in beneficial bacteria called probiotics, which are absolutely essential for true digestive health. Fermenting foods produces lactic acid, which enhances the nutrient profile of your food by making the nutrients more available. It also increases gut enzymes which aid in breakdown and absorption of food, and increases the growth of healthy bacteria.

So by consuming your fermented veggies daily you will be increasing the nutrition your body gets from the foods you are eating, improving your immunity and restoring your gut health! What a winner!!

Keep you eye out for my next blog for an easy Bone Broth recipe for you to make in your own kitchen. Using food as medicine, and making it from scratch, is one of the best and easiest things you can do for your overall health and wellness!

As a Naturopath I treat poor gut health in my clinic every day, and have seen that having a healthy digestive system truly does create a healthy life. I create tailored programmes designed to remove your uncomfortable symptoms and get your gut back in tip top shape. If you’d like to book online or discuss this further please contact me on 0459 741 002.