Natural medicine doctor and hormone guru, Lara Briden says the thyroid is our canary in the coal mine. If your thyroid is struggling—other tissues are struggling too. So, it’s worthwhile having a conversation about your thyroid especially if weight gain has been troubling you and you have low mood, constipation or high cholesterol – all signs … Read more
These breakfast bars contain oats. Oats are frequently contaminated with gluten and also contain a protein that some people react to. But if you’re only mildly gluten intolerant these might be perfect for you. Or you can substitute another gluten free flour if you really do need to avoid gluten altogether. I like to grind … Read more
Going gluten free is a great opportunity to explore a whole new world of food. Have some fun trying out these few recipes. Milk alternatives are becoming BIG business. We have soy, almond, oat, coconut, rice, and combinations of these. However, if you read the labels, many of them are filled with nasties like vegetable … Read more
Let’s talk about the unmentionables… Can relieving constipation help with weight loss? And if yes, is there a safe way to do it? This week I heard a story of an unhealthy, overweight man who followed a raw food detoxification program. In one day he lost over 6 kgs and had 12 bowel motions! OMG!! … Read more
Are you out of control? Maybe you are a Carb Addict? Did you know we crave what we’re allergic to? Or to put it another way, we can become addicted to what we are sensitive to. Do you really have a binge eating disorder or an emotional eating problem OR are you simply addicted to … Read more
Could your health and your weight improve with the removal of gluten-containing products from your diet? You could do a blood test to find out if you are reacting to gluten or you could remove gluten for a couple of weeks and then reintroduce it, taking note of your symptoms. Gluten can take a while … Read more
Stress and poor sleep Our adrenal glands make the hormone cortisol in response to stress. Excess levels of cortisol can cause fluid retention, bloating and weight gain around the neck, trunk and abdomen. If stress is severe or prolonged, it can cause chronic elevation of the hormones cortisol and adrenaline and this can result in … Read more
Have you ever thought to yourself, “if only I could get a handle on my sugar cravings and/or constant hunger I’d be fine”? But, have you ever wondered why your body is doing that to you? Your body is not trying to undermine your goals to be slim – it’s trying to survive. It’s doing … Read more
If your goals are: To stop emotional eating To have abundant energy, To love your body, To be sharp and focused To feel joyful and light, Then don’t eat cereal! I am working with a young woman at the moment who has all of the above goals. She’s intelligent, doing a pHD in fact, she’s … Read more
Here’s a grain free, diary free, nutrient rich (good fat) for you… Almond Banana Cinnamon Smoothie Serves 1 Ingredients 1 cup coconut milk 1 banana 2 tbsp almond butter ½ tsp cinnamon plus extra for garnishing 3 ice cubes Preparation Place all the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth Garnish with extra cinnamon … Read more
Food intolerances aren’t life threatening but they can be quality-of-life threatening, sometimes affecting people’s ability to live normal healthy lives. The incidence of food intolerance is extremely wide and it is estimated that 45% of the population could be affected. Many people with food intolerance suffer with vague, unexplained symptoms and the link with food … Read more
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