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What affects your gut microbiome diversity? #Series2

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What affects your gut microbiome diversity? #Series2

If you have read #series1, you’ll know the goal is to create a large diversity within your gut microbiome. Below I’ve listed what you should avoid and increase to help you get on the correct path of creating gut microbiome diversity. Factors that decrease gut microbiome are factors that are ‘feeding’ bad gut microbiome that will eliminate the good gut microbiome. Whereas when you are consuming factors that increase your gut microbiome diversity you are feeding the good gut microbiome that will assist in eliminating the bad gut microbiome. Remember increasing your gut microbiome diversity will assist in preventing diseases....

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Vegan Mexican Spiced Buddha Bowl

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Vegan Mexican Spiced Buddha Bowl

Ive decided to share with you one of my favourite meals, mexican spiced buddha bowls! This is a vegan dish (excluding the honey) which serves as a complete protein source whilst also providing you with 70% of your daily recommended vegetable intake. Oh, and its also yummy, healthy and can be made gluten free with one simple swap! Ingredients (makes 4 bowls) For the rice 1 cup of white rice 1/2 an onion 1 can of diced tomatoes 1/4 teaspoon of the following: Cumin, salt, pepper, chilli powder 4 tablespoons vegetable broth or stock, or 3 cups equivalent 2 cloves...

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Gut microbiome: What is it and why is It important? #Series1

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Gut microbiome: What is it and why is It important? #Series1

When everybody refers to gut microbiome what they’re really referring to is types of micro-organisms that live in your gut (human gastrointestinal tract). Gut microbiome has the ability to influence a persons’ fitness and health as microbiome encodes over three million genes and produces thousands of metabolites. Having a diverse microbiome (an array of different types/strains of microbiome) in your gut is beneficial as different types of microbiome produce different metabolites/end products. When somebody has a decreased microbiome diversity it can cause issues such as obesity, gastro-intestinal diseases such as inflammatory bowel disease and coeliac disease. It can also lead...

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Practitioner vs over the counter products, is there really a difference?

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Practitioner vs over the counter products, is there really a difference?

Have you ever lost confidence in supplements you have taken and wonder why its not fixing what you thought it would? Probably. It’s common for people to come into clinic reporting the list of supplements they take without consulting with a health practitioner. The products you are buying (known as over the counter products) often do not even contain enough amount of that nutrient for a therapeutic dose or do not contain co-factors that are required for absorption of the nutrients. Practitioner only products are formulated by other practitioners or manufacturers who follow evidence based research and understand the biochemical...

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Buckwheat Porridge Recipe

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Buckwheat Porridge Recipe

Why are we eating buckwheat? Well buckwheat is a powerhouse as it aids in reducing blood pressure, cardiovascular disease, provides stable blood sugar levels and reduces cholesterol and inflammation. This is all thanks to constituents found in this little beauty known as quercetin, rutin & D-chiro inositol.   Recipe Ingredients 1/2 cup of buckwheat kernels 1 cup of water 1 cup of almond milk 2 tablespoons of honey   Toppings (optional) 1 apple or pear 1/2 teaspoon coconut sugar 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon shredded almonds coconut yoghurt 1 banana Method The night before you are having buckwheat porridge soak the buckwheat...

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