‘Why am I experiencing sluggish digestion/constipation?’Areas to examine: part 3

9) You drink too much coffee/shouldn’t be drinking it.⠀Coffee dehydrates the intestines. Your bowels need water to get things moving.⠀Opt for a tea (caffeinated or not).⠀10) You eat too many hard/dehydrated foods which are difficult to break down and they rot in your gut.⠀Crisps, bread, crackers, biscuits. These are the worst offenders.⠀Foods like papaya, kiwi…

‘Why am I experiencing sluggish digestion/constipation?’

Areas to examine: 1) Movement. If you’re movement revolves around going from the bed to the bathroom to the fridge to the sofa and repeat, it’s really no surprise your bowel movements are incomplete/limited. Your intestines are made up of smooth muscles which contract and relax in order to push the digested food through these…

Sluggish Bowels & Constipation

This is a topic which I come across so often with people. Conventional healthcare does a pretty basic job discussing this, and they often dismiss this as an IBS manifestation and send you off with painkillers, antidepressants (yes, really), laxatives and fibre supplements. There’s quite a bit of ground to cover, so I’ll be focusing…

The Magic of Medicinal Mushrooms

Do you know that mushrooms are some of the most nutritious plant foods you could be incorporating in your weekly menu?⠀Rich in vitamin D, a wide spectrum of B’s, prebiotics, magnesium, potassium, antioxidants and a whole lot of magic.⠀And by magic, I mean adaptogenic properties.⠀Adaptogenic means they have a homeostatic modulating effect on the nervous…

Setting the Record Straight on Sourdough & Gluten

⠀I love sourdough bread. I don’t have it as a weekly staple because it does contain gluten, however due to the way sourdough is traditionally prepared, it has a very different effect on your bodies in comparison to a standard gluten bread.⠀Traditionally made sourdough bread is made without any yeast. It’s essentially a fermented dough,…

SOUPER SALAD! My fast track method of resetting the gut.

Next time you feel your gut is about to play up and you just don’t have time for it, make yourself a soup-er salad. If you don’t have time to make a chicken broth yourself, there are some really great ready made options you can simply heat up in minutes at home.

How to do ‘cheat meals’ and still lose fat.

First of all, if you’ve been reading my posts for a while now, you know I don’t believe in long term restrictive dieting. Not only is it hard to maintain long term, but you could also be depriving your body from some vital nutrients (some people who go low carb and keto for a long…