As Hippocrates said, “All disease begins in the gut”.
So many of us have been exposed to antibiotics, birth control and other medications, inflammatory food, environmental toxins and chronic stress over our lifetimes. All of these stressors can lead to poor gut health and even “leaky gut”, which occurs when the lining of the gut becomes permeable.
In this episode, I’ll explain what gut health is, why you should even care about it, and I’ll walk you through the gut-healing process step-by-step.
Whether you have digestive symptoms like constipation, diarrhoea or bloating, have been diagnosed with IBS, or even if you have any seemingly unrelated symptoms like fatigue, eczema or brain fog, this episode is for you!
You’re not stuck with anxiety. There is another way.
This episode will inspire you to ditch the anxiety for good and live in the present moment. Lesa Blackham is a Life Coach at Creating Calm. After struggling with anxiety for most of her adult life, Lesa decided it was time to take back control and find the answers she needed to live a more balanced, worry free and happy life.
Health is holistic, and mental wellness is no exception. I brought in the expert: Holistic Psychologist, Dr. Nicole LePera, to share with us her take on psychology. Dr Nicole incorporates nutrition, lifestyle and psychological wellness practices into her practice, and is changing the game by encouraging us to heal ourselves.
Confused about whether or not you should eat gluten? In this episode, I talk about the difference between Coeliac Disease and Non Coeliac Gluten Sensitivity, why it seems like everyone is sensitive to gluten these days, and whether you should eat gluten or steer clear.
In this episode, I’ll be talking about the difference between a conventional and functional approach to health and how you can get to the root cause of your symptoms - whether that’s the extra few kilos that won’t budge, fatigue, digestive issues, skin issues, or whatever else is going on for you.
I'm a sucker for dessert - and this would have to be one of my all-time favourites! If you have any friends who are sceptical that real food can taste incredible, give them a slice of this and their mind will be changed forever. If you want to share, that is!
One of the jobs that put me through uni was working at a hairdresser. Which mostly involved making coffee, giving head massages and sweeping the floor.
But one of the most memorable parts of that job was Helen’s famous mini Christmas puddings. People would always “just drop in to say hello” from the 1st of December in hope of taking home one of the absolutely dense, decadent mini puddings.
Sometimes I feel like I’m either bossy or awkwardly quiet, there’s nothing in between. I often come out of conversations wondering whether I came on too strong.
I spent the first 12 years of my life being a bossy older sister (I take full credit for my brothers’ intelligence and athleticism), and the years after that I figured I should tone it down a notch for fear of offending anyone. Hence the awkward quietness.
This morning I woke up with the sun and walked to a sweaty yoga class in a studio immersed in the jungle. After yoga, stopped at a cafe for a healthy breaky and headed straight to my coworking space (which is a bamboo hut looking over the rice paddies in Ubud, Bali) to start “working”.
For as long as I can remember, I have struggled with PMS and cramps. I did a pretty good job of masking the acne, PMS and cramps for the 10 years I was on the contraceptive pill (band-aid approach, anyone?!). But ever since I went off the pill a few years ago, I’ve been doing a whole lotta work on myself to balance my hormones with real food nutrition and lifestyle changes.
In my group nutrition programs, I help people ditch the sugar and processed foods and transition to a real-food approach to eating. Without a doubt, the number one question I get asked as people are going through this process is "what on earth can I eat for breakfast?!"
I’ve had some pretty crazy eating habits in my time. I was never at the point of say an “eating disorder”, but there were definitely stages of disordered eating.
If I went out to dinner I’d eat way too much, and wind up with a food baby feeling painfully bloated. (The undiagnosed gluten sensitivity meant I had major cravings for food like pizza and pasta, even though they made me feel like crap.)
As a kid, I hated meat. In my teens, I became anaemic (low in iron). I was absolutely exhausted and nobody could figure out why. This wasn’t ‘the one’ reason why I was struggling with fatigue, but it definitely played a part.
Everything we do, every second of every day, is a choice.
Every action we take, every word we speak. Where we work, how (and if) we move our bodies, whether we nourish our bodies with healthy food. How we feel about ourselves. Every single thing in your life is a choice.