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Why you need to Boost your Immune System Naturally now!

The long summer months are almost behind us, and there is a feel of Autumn in the air. Along with this change of season comes some inevitable sharing of cold and flu viruses, and of course we have the new kid on the coronavirus block doing the rounds, Omicron. Everybody pretty much now knows what they will do to keep themselves and their family healthy, however no matter what course you choose, it is likely that most people will still catch the virus. It is therefore more important than ever to ...

March 4, 2022

Post-Christmas Detox Time

Feeling like you might have had too much champagne, chocolate, pavlova or trifle over Christmas? Over-eating, drinking and late nights can take their toll on your body, and whilst it is certainly fun to over-indulge over Christmas, this period can make you feel bloated, overweight, tired and not feel yourself. If you are feeling like that into the New Year, it’s time to give your body a little break after the end-of-year excess… ...

January 17, 2022

Christmas, Stress, Free Radicals and Antioxidants

Christmas time is a lovely time of year however can often be overwhelming and stressful particularly this year with a pandemic on top of it.  Stress can have many effects on the body such as suppressing the immune system and can also be responsible for the generation of free radicals, which can cause damage to DNA and other parts of human cells....

December 7, 2021

Gut Inflammation and what you can do about it

We've all experienced some sort of inflammation in our lives - whether it be a splinter in the finger, a cut toe, or congestion from having caught a cold. But it is the symptoms of gut inflammation that seem to be the hardest to attribute to the underlying condition, and to manage on an on-going basis. Read on for some practical tips that everyone can do to help manage inflammation today....

November 9, 2021

Why do we get sick in Winter?

It is winter again and the time when people seem to get sick. But why is this – is it really from being out in the freezing wind and rain, getting wet and cold? Experts say that even though you are more likely to get sick during the winter months, it may not actually be because of getting cold and wet......

July 5, 2021

​Feeling bloated, moody or anxious? It could be your gut.

Good gut health is essential to overall health, and an unhealthy gut can cause a range of issues including bloating, gas, mood swings, diabetes, obesity, autoimmune conditions and depression. Modern life has played a major role in creating gut issues with common complaints such as high stress levels, lack of sleep, over consumption of processed foods, a high sugar diet and taking antibiotics which can all damage our gut microbiome. Having a poor gut microbiome can then affect other aspects of o...

February 5, 2021

Over 40 - Hormones and the Gut

When we reach our 40's it's fair to say that things start to feel a bit different to the way they were in the past. As we age, our bodies start to change, and our homones are no exception to that!...

February 5, 2021

Gluten and the Gut

Gluten - just about the most well known word in the health and wellness industry right now. It’s feared, but often people have no idea why, or the repercussions it can have not only on your digestive health, but also the overall functioning of your body.Well, I am here to break it down for you! My name is Erin Jolley, I am a qualified Naturopath and Nutritionist, and part of the team at The Natural Nutritionist.Gluten, is the main storage protein in the grain wheat. Some proteins found in glut...

August 5, 2020

Living with Coeliac disease and how I finally got my life back - Lynda Castle

Tell us a little bit about yourself:My name is Lynda and I’m 68 years old, wow, that’s come along so fast. I’ve retired from the paid workforce nowdays but over the years I’ve done a variety of jobs and owned several businesses. I’ve travelled a reasonable amount and lived in a few countries. Nowdays I spend my time with family, gardening and I love keeping up with the cryptocurrency world.Needless to say health issues have been a big part of my life and I have listened to many expert ...

June 22, 2020

The Immune System: Part 2

Winter is typically the season which sees many of us come down with a cold or flu, and as it approaches it is wise to be armed with methods to strengthen our immune system and strive to prevent such ills and chills from taking hold. A decrease or impairment to even a single facet of immunological function could put one at an increased risk of infection or disease from bacterial, viral, fungal or protozoal origin. Ideally, we need to keep these nasty critters at bay, and this is where the Immune ...

May 6, 2020

The Immune System: Part 1

Invisible heroes, tiny protectors, a super-team designed with just one objective in life: keeping our bodies free from infection and disease. Introducing the IMMUNE SYSTEM. Here the what, why's and how’s of this sophisticated system are explored to provide a deeper understanding of its great importance in protecting our overall health and wellbeing....

April 30, 2020

Menopause & Gut Health

Menopause can not only cause bloating, weight gain, acid reflux, mood swings and general discomfort, but it can also cause imbalances in our digestive system and affect gut health....

March 12, 2020

10 Anti Inflammatory Foods to include on your Shopping List

Chronic inflammation can lead to weight gain and disorders such as leaky gut.  Stress, inflammatory foods, and low activity levels can make this risk even greater.  However, studies demonstrate that some foods can fight inflammation.Leaky gut creates a low-grade inflammation in reaction to food particles, that literally leak through your gut wall. This causes food sensitivities, especially to gluten and dairy, and also triggers many other health problems including fatigue, brain fog, h...

March 2, 2020

7 Top Tips for Keeping the Bad Bugs at Bay Now!

With all the nasty diseases and viruses around it’s important to make sure you have a strong immune system.So it’s never been a better time to think seriously about boosting your immune system and balancing your gut flora.As much as 70-80% of immune cells are located in the gut, so your gut health can really impact the health of your entire immune system.A sluggish, unhappy gut will result in ineffective immune function, leading to more colds, flu and other infections.The food we eat and the...

February 3, 2020

Nutrient Absorption

In order for nutrients to be absorbed, food must undergo a digestion process. After food is consumed through our mouths, it is met with digestive enzymes which help break down the food into different molecules to assist our bodies functions. For example, our protein is broken down into various amino acids, and carbohydrates are turned into glucose for energy or storage.Once the food is broken down into the vital nutrients, it travels down to the small intestines and is absorbed into the blood st...

November 4, 2019

The Digestive System and Your Body's Wellness

The digestive system is composed mostly of your gastrointestinal tract and a few small organs that support this vital part of the body. People that experience digestive woes tend to focus on the symptoms that affect their gut, but these problems can go beyond your abdominal area. Although it may not be immediately obvious, your digestive system has a huge effect on all other parts of your body. From your muscles and bones right down to your heart and brain, the performance of your...

October 7, 2019

7 Ways to Boost your Immune System This Winter!

People seem to come down with a cold or flu when the seasons change. The dramatic temperature change can challenge your immune system but sometimes the temperature shifts permit a different group of viruses to flourish, and it’s the viruses that make people sick. Many studies show that rhinovirus and coronavirus are the two main agents of the common cold. Interestingly, they flourish in cooler weather. If your immune system is in overdrive then you are more vulnerable to viral contagions ...

June 5, 2019

10 tips to rid your body of Candida

Have you been struggling with Candida and don’t know what to do about it? Candida is a yeast that we all have living in our bodies, it is completely natural and usually does not cause any issues. However, when there is an imbalance in your gut bacteria this allows the yeast Candida Albicans to thrive and issues can start to appear. This over-population of yeast then presents itself in many different ways (such as thrush).  The key to solving this problem is to bring it under control by ...

October 15, 2018

Probiotics & Bone Health

There has been some hype recently about the positive effects of probiotics on bone health, and in particular a strain called Lactobacillus Reuteri.  This probiotic strain is one of the most studied strains there is, but it is important to note that all probiotics are beneficial for maintaining strong healthy bones....

September 11, 2018

10 ways to rid your body of toxins naturally

There is no getting away from it - we are surrounded by toxic chemicals everywhere we go, every day. There are pesticides on the foods we eat, plastics such as water bottles leaching into our drinking water, medicines & pharmaceuticals, toxic workplaces, processed and packaged foods, the latest tech gadgets, beauty and cleaning products... there are chemicals everywhere.  Unfortunately, these chemicals are easily absorbed into our bodies and have been linked to obesity, infertility, asthma,...

July 26, 2018

Microbiome - The Human Ecosystem

The Human Microbiome is a complex internal ecosystem of bacteria located within our bodies, and the vast majority of these bacterial species live in our digestive systems. The billions of beneficial bacteria that make up our microbiome benefit our gut health and the immune system. As nearly 80% of our Immune System is located in our gut, the microbiome is crucial for boosting immunity, keeping our digestive systems running smoothly, our hormone levels balanced and our brains ...

January 19, 2018

Probiotics & Travel

Its Holiday time!  Whether you are heading off on holiday over summer or later when the weather here cools down and the tropics start calling, there is always the worry about stomach & gastro bugs that are so easy to pick up while away and can ruin a much needed holiday.  Even a few days at the bach can be wrecked by a tummy ache, indigestion or worse. Don’t let it happen! Are you going travelling soon or going on a tropical holiday and are starting to get anxious about picking up a ...

January 9, 2018

Probiotics & Diverticulitis

Diverticulitis is a condition that occurs in the digestive tract when pouches form in the wall of the colon and these get inflamed or infected.  This can result in painful symptoms such as stomach pain, bloating, constipation or diarrhoea and even fever, chills, nausea and vomiting. This condition most usually occurs due to a lack of fibre in the diet, which can help create the pouches, and build up of bad bacteria which can then cause the inflammation. Diverticulitis is often tre...

December 6, 2017

Why are fermented foods so good for us?

What is fermentation?Fermentation is a natural metabolic process that occurs when bacteria break down foods, turning proteins & carbohydrates into amino acids and creating easily absorbable nutrients, vitamins, amino acids, and digestive enzymes. This means that the bacteria are actually pre-digesting the food so the nutrient value is available for instant absorption by our bodies, and our digestive system doesn’t need to do any work to break the food down.  If food is too hard to ...

September 4, 2017

The most important health concept...

Did you know your gastrointestinal tract, which begins at your mouth and ends at your anus, is your gateway to health or disease? This system, which is an amazing 8.22m long, is your fuelling station as well as your waste-management system. I'm sure you've heard many stories about the importance of bowel cleansers to detoxify your colon and that fibre is an important preventative to the ravages of colon cancer. But, unfortunately few people have been properly informed of the overwhelming sc...

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