Fermented foods have been around for thousands of years. They contain beneficial bacteria that can keep our gut flora healthy. It was through the use of fermented foods that our current love affair with probiotic supplements has come from. Back in 1907, Russian scientist Metchnikoff noted the health benefits of fermented milk. He said that the lactic […]
I know, it’s not easy to stop being stressed. It’s a part of our daily lives, for some of us it’s how we function – using adrenaline to get things done and meet deadlines. It’s such a common state for us that we may not even notice that we are actually under stress.
The problem is […]
Zinc is an extremely common nutrient to have low levels of and being deficient can have diverse effects on your body and health.
Here are the top signs and symptoms that could indicate a deficiency in zinc.
Bloating. If bloating occurs within an hour of eating, this happens because your food hasn’t been properly digested. The […]
It is only within the last five years that we have started to understand just how important vitamin D is for preventing and treating chronic diseases.
Vitamin D is actually a hormone and its role in health has been widely undervalued. The role it plays in both obesity and depression has been considered recently. Depression and […]
It’s easy to be overcome with enthusiasm after reading all the success stories of people who have used the GAPS protocol to reclaim their mental and physical health. I have worked with hundreds of GAPS clients since training with Dr Natasha Campbell McBride in 2012. In this time I have seen many people struggle in […]
Gut and Psychology Syndrome (GAPS) is a nutritional protocol initially created to help people with autism, depression, mental illness and auto immune disorders.
GAPS is a nutritional protocol devised by Dr. Natasha Campbell McBride in the 1998 based on her clinical work with individuals with autism. She found that many of her patients with autism also […]
If you’ve heard of Gut and Psychology Syndrome (Gaps), then you’ve probably heard about the Introduction Diet. Despite what the name suggests the Introduction Diet is not always the right place to start when beginning Gaps. The Introduction Diet or Gaps Intro is an intensive stage of the Gaps protocol and is used to accelerate gut […]
There are a few reasons that you might need to go to the toilet urgently! An need to empty your bowels asap could be because …..
You are stressed: Fight or flight impacts digestion and causes bowel emptying. Any stressful situation – acute or longer-term could have this effect. Over time this affects nutrient balance […]
Harry came to see me with his mum. She was concerned that he had developed a facial tic which involved opening his mouth wide and tilting his head to the side. It was more frequent when he was tired but it was a constant feature every day. He wasn’t able to control it, although he […]
Supporting your mood with the right diet is easier than you think. Here are 10 tips to get you started …
Avoid foods that play havoc with your blood sugar levels. Keep sugar, artificial sweeteners, fizzy drinks and sweet foods out of your diet.
Eat protein. Plenty of it with each meal and snack to […]