Intermittent Fasting for reducing inflammation and disease
Energy, Gut health, Gut-brain-immune, Immunity, Inflammation, Mental Health, Mindfulness, Sleep, Total load 15 February, 2018
Intermittent Fasting for reducing inflammation and disease

Our genetics (and brains) have historically been exposed to intermittent famine or feasting, for thousands of years. We know how to do this innately. Our cells and DNA expect this. We unfortunately don’t live in a world where this is easy or encouraged. So, we have to think outside the square and decide to choose it. Time Restricted Feeding or the 5/2 Diet has now been made popular by Michael Mosley fame.

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Chronic Inflammation – A Naturopathic approach
Gut health, Gut-brain-immune, Immunity, Inflammation, Mental Health, Pain, Total load 8 December, 2017
Chronic Inflammation – A Naturopathic approach

Most of us associate “inflammation” with some sort of pain, swelling, redness or swelling. It is obvious. But the inflammation I’m referring to, is usually more silent and subtle in its nature. It is a “bubbling under the surface” kind of inflammation – and drives most, if not all disease states.

There is a greater acceptance that chronic low grade inflammation (or silent inflammation) is actually the warning signal for us that something bigger is on the way. And a large body of scientific research is now gaining momentum, linking cardiovascular disease, Alzheimer’s disease, auto-immune disease, and depression as being primarily inflammation driven.

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Andrographus – my herbal pick for immunity boosting
Gut-brain-immune, Immunity, Inflammation 4 September, 2017
Andrographus – my herbal pick for immunity boosting

Andrographus would be my favourite go to herb as a general immune system booster and flu fighter. Specific for chest or head colds and influenza (think chest, throat and head) – I mix this herb with others if sinus infection/congestion or throat pain is present for added targeting. It is specific for fighting virus’s and bacterial illnesses (especially respiratory or upper respiratory) and stealth infections like Lyme and Lyme like disease.

Specific for those who haven’t quite gotten over the flu and still feel vulnerable to re-catching it, or are around people with the flu and wish to prevent it.

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Quick and easy breakfast smoothie recipe – clean eating for body, mind & mood
Gut-brain-immune, Recipes 10 February, 2017
Quick and easy breakfast smoothie recipe – clean eating for body, mind & mood

This simple smoothie recipe is great for a quick and nutritious breakfast or an afternoon snack for the kids when they get home from school – or halve the ingredients and use this smoothie as a “half meal” or snack, if you need the energy to keep you going before your proper meal time.

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