Breakfast granola is delicious.
But, it’s usually a no-no if you’re trying to treat leaky gut.
Because many granolas are made from ingredients that ‘hurt’ your gut and leave you feeling bloated, fatigued and looking for the nearest toilet.
This Crunchy Breakfast Granola recipe is different though.
It’s extraordinarily good for gut healing and can even help you treat leaky gut syndrome.
When it comes to gut issues and the gut healing process, there is one thing that often gets neglected.
If you are wondering if stress could be contributing to your gut health issues, the answer is yes, it could be.
In this blog, well look at how stress can affect the gut, conditions that have been linked to stress and the techniques to improve your mind-gut connection.
Falafels are one of the best and most delicious ways to help your gut. Using chickpeas, one of the most legumes, as its base ingredient you get a powerful punch of protein, fibre, iron, zinc, phosphorus, B vitamins and more.
In particular it provides a type of fibre categorised as an oligosaccharide (a type of high FODMAP) which can help feed many beneficial bacteria in your microbiome which provide a tonne of benefits including gut healing and anti-inflammatory properties.
Did you know, how you eat can completely change the health of your digestive system?
Yes that’s right, HOW you eat rather WHAT you eat can significantly improve bloating, indigestion, bowel motions and overall gut health.
Often we get caught up in changing the food we are eating, removing gluten, dairy, FODMAPS, grains or fruit from the diet, when the real issue is the way you are eating.
Bloating, digestive discomfort and abdominal pain are some of the biggest complaints I hear from my patients. Most are feeling deflated, hopeless and have accepted a life of food anxiety and wearing clothes to hide their 'six month pregnant' bloat.
The most frustrating thing is that despite their obvious symptoms all investigations to this point have come back 'normal', and have been left with the label of irritable bowel syndrome.
If you have been struggling with your health and feeling like you have hit a wall in your progress or symptoms relapse sooner or later, you might have a case of leaky gut.
As you will soon understand, the health of your gut is one of the largest determinants of your overall health. Think of the gut as the trunk of the tree and the tree branches represent the systems of the body such as the skin, hormonal, energy, immune and nervous system.
Leaky gut is one of the biggest drivers of poor health I see in my patients. Whether you are experiencing gut specific issues, or you are struggling with a foggy brain, hormonal imbalances, food sensitivities or anxiety, you need to consider the health of your gut as part of what’s driving these issues.
To help you understand a bit more about leaky gut, I am answering seven questions you need to ask yourself to help make your gut healing journey easier.
As a holistic gut health expert, I am all about recreating some of my favourite treats to be healthier without compromising on taste. It's fun and I love the challenge.
This raw chocolate recipe is, hands down, an absolute favourite of mine. Created to be easy and quick to make and, of course, delicious. It is refined sugar, gluten and dairy free and vegan friendly - winning!