All posts tagged: Digestive Health

Roasted Beetroot Dip

  HANDS UP WHO LOVES BEETROOT? I love it! In fact, when I was a little girl, one of my favourite sandwiches was a beetroot sandwich and my grandmother always had beetroot on hand for when I would come a stay with her! True story!   I grew up with a Dad who grew much of our own produce and now as a ‘grown up’ I’ve followed in his footsteps and do the same for my family.  Currently in my garden I have an abundance of beautiful beetroots. I grow different varieties, even golden in colour, but the deep blood red varieties are my favourite. I picked a big bunch of beetroot over the weekend and made a jar of my delish roasted beetroot dip and honestly, I just love it and hope you do too. Just like many of my recipes, they are simple to make, as my philosophy on food is to be; SIMPLE, QUICK, DELISH & NUTRISH! This dip is great on any platter, served alongside with some crackers, sourdough or GF bread. …

How and what you eat affects your gut health.

Last week I talked a little about the importance of gut health and what it means for our overall health. This week I would like to chat a little about the impact that the food we put in our mouth and ‘how’ we actually eat, affect our health and digestion.  *A little BIOLOGY lesson here!- You are made up of over 50 trillion cells and 10 x that in bacteria! YEP, you are made up cells and bacteria and these numbers are almost impossible for us to even grasp, but if you just take a moment to really think about it- we truly are  amazing, don’t you think?   The important thing to note here, is these cells and bacteria only survive and put out energy and good health if we feed it the right things. And that is by feeding them FOOD! And when I say food, I mean real foods, from real whole sources. Not convenience foods that are filled with mystery ingredients.  Whole foods, which are those macro ( quality proteins, fats …

Gut Health

What is it? How does it affect our health? Yesterday I enthusiastically, went to a health talk about Gut Health- the topic was ‘clearing the confusion’ about the messages and claims out there about this incredibly diverse and emerging field of health/science. This got me thinking…” I am a qualified and certified Gut Health Coach and I haven’t really been sharing this knowledge with my followers!” Crazy right? I promise its not been deliberate! So over the following weeks I am going to deliver a series on gut health- -What is it? -How does it affect our health?-Some simple strategies to help in this area -The importance it has not only in the connections to digestion, but the links to so many other health conditions, including mental health.  Hippocrates stated 200 years ago, that “All disease begins in the gut” and for the most part, science is now slowly catching up to this very notion.A healthy balanced microbiome ( which is your good and bad bacteria residing  mostly in your digestive tract, but also on your …