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Gluten and The Gut – How does it relate to immune function?

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 glu...

July 6, 2020

How to fight the cold and flu season, naturally

As the cooler weather creeps in, now is the time to boost your natural immunity. With temperatures dropping and seasons changing, it’s best to give your body the chance to defend itself against some of the change-of-season bugs that are now floating around.And of  course it is also the beginning of the dreaded cold and flu season! As we are becoming more aware, the health and wellbeing of our gut plays a major part in a thriving immune system. Therefore it’s a great idea to stick with s...

June 29, 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 ...

June 17, 2020

Probiotics to assist with Diverticulitis

Diverticulitis can happen to anyone and is most common in people over 40 who have a low fiber diet leading to constipation and increased pressure on the digestive tract. 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...

May 5, 2020

Immune Boosting Recipes the whole Family will love

If you’re looking for a different way to incorporate more fruit and spices in your diet, and are craving a dessert, why not try these poached pears?Pears are especially rich in folate, vitamin C and minerals copper and potassium and offer dietary fibre, which promotes overall digestive health and are also a good source of polyphenol and antioxidants. Cinnamon can help lower blood sugar levels and the antioxidants and polyphenols in cinnamon also possess anti-inflammatory properties.Star anise ...

April 4, 2020

Menopause and 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 24, 2020

7 Things you can do to Strengthen Your Immune System Today!

With all the nasty viruses around and flu season approaching 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 it starts with your gut.  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...

March 10, 2020

Anti-Inflammatory Smoothie Recipe

Ingredients: 1 x Frozen Banana1/2 cup Frozen Blueberries or Raspberries (add more to taste)Handful of Spinach or another leafy green 1 heaped desert spoon Almond ButterAlmond Milk1 teaspoon Cinnamon: Adds a touch of sweet spiceDash of Cayenne (optional)1 heaped teaspoon Maca Powder1 teaspoon Immunity Fuel Probiotic Superfood Blitz in your blender, enjoy and fight your inflammation!...

February 19, 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,...

February 19, 2020

How Your Gut Health affects Your Skin

Your gut health is often one of the best ways you can improve your skin and cure any skincare concerns. The skin is not only the largest organ in your body but a useful one for determining your overall health. Visible signs of poorly skin such as acne, eczema, rosacea and dryness can indicate a deeper problem with your gut and can, in fact, be a symptom of an imbalance. Believe it or not, improving your gut health is often one of the best ways you can improve your skin and cure any skincare...

January 10, 2020

Best Probiotics to take on Holiday

Its Holiday time!  No one wants to get sick when they travel! All that trip planning and excitement completely derailed.Taking probiotics can make all the difference between an incident-free holiday or one spent missing out stuck in your hotel room. Not only can probiotics help your digestion, they can help prevent and stop travelers’ diarrhea and boost your immune system overall. Win-Win! You might be wondering why probiotics for travel.  Well the majority of your immune ...

December 9, 2019

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 bloo...

November 4, 2019

Probiotic Recipes Your Kids will Love

Ingredients:1 cup sunflower kernels1 cup roasted unsalted almonds½ cup roasted unsalted cashews200 grams pitted dates1 tbsp honey2 tbsp cocoa powder½ tbsp Immunity FuelDesiccated coconut, cocoa powder or grinded nuts to coat. Method:Place nuts and sunflower kernel in a food processor. Pulse to grind, then add the dates, honey, cocoa powder and Immunity Fuel.Process until the mixture sticks together and forms a thick, textured paste.Scrape the mixture from the food processor into a bowl an...

September 30, 2019

8 ways to rid your body of toxic chemicals

We are surrounded by toxic chemicals every day, from the pesticides on the foods we eat, plastics i.e water bottles and packaged foods to the latest tech gadgets and hottest new beauty products and cleaning products... there are chemicals everywhere.  Unfortunately these chemicals are easily absorbed into our bodies and have been linked to obesity, infertility, asthma, heart disease and even cancer. Toxic chemicals are especially troubling for kids, as their bodies are much smaller and are ...

August 8, 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 ...

July 10, 2019

10 things you can do 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 imp...

October 30, 2018

Beating Hayfever Naturally

For some of us its Spring time and for others its just turned Autumn. With a change of season for seasonal hay fever or allergic rhinitis sufferers can often mean on onset of symptoms.Typically a reaction to pollen from trees, grasses and weeds or household dusts that makes the immune system believe these particles are harmful invaders, triggering production of the antibody immunoglobulin E. This stimulates a release of histamine, causing inflammation and swelling of the nasal passages...

October 1, 2018

Spring Clean with a Detox

As summer looms closer, many turn to a detox or cleanse to farewell winter.Whether it is to support the body after a winter of comfort foods, a general cleanse of the digestive system or support the body’s immune system, we all benefit from a regular annual detox. The first thing to do to detox is to cut out certain foods. My recommendation is:•  white flour•  white sugar•  refined foods•  meat•  sugary drinks•  alcoholThese foods should be dropped fro...

September 17, 2018

Getting pregnant naturally, a personal experience

After meeting the man of my dreams later in life at the age of 41 we decided to see if god would grant us a natural pregnancy. I was healthy and fit and very happy with my life partner who would make an amazing father so now was the right time.Doctors verdict – “5% chance of getting pregnant naturally due to remaining egg count and age, increase to 30% chance if I did IVF’ I was pretty devastated but also determined to prove them wrong.My partner and I decided to give my body the best chan...

June 29, 2018

9 signs you have an unhealthy gut and what to do about it…

Your entire digestive tract runs from your esophagus to your rectum. If your gut is healthy, you have a proper balance of good and bad bacteria, your stomach secretes the right amount of acid to help process your food, and your liver and pancreas release the right enzymes to further digest your food. The right balance of what you eat feeds your body. It also feeds the healthy bacteria in the gut that allow your food to be used effectively by the body. If your gut is healthy, your body ...

March 19, 2018

Do the live bacteria in Immunity Fuel stay alive on their journey through the digestive system?

We recently received a query about whether any tests have been done to prove that the live bacteria in Immunity Fuel actually make it through the stomach acid "alive" and then into the intestines still "alive". We know that the bacteria in the product is alive as it is batch tested to ensure viable colony counts. But how do we know it survives its trip down the intestinal path? ...

February 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 22, 2018

Probiotics and healthy pregnancy, healthy birth, healthy baby

It has become more and more apparent that one of the most important components vital for a healthy pregnancy and baby is "Good" Bacteria along with proper nutrient absorption. Bacteria are the key to living in health or illness as they are the foundation of a healthy immune system. Bacteria are responsible for breaking down our food in order to absorb nutrients, minerals and vitamins. Science has found that over 80% of all ill-health and disease is initiated or contributed to by compromised...

January 8, 2018

Probiotics - 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 scienti...

December 18, 2017

The importance of live bacteria

Did you know that our bodies are made up of trillions of cells, and as well as human cells we are made up of hundreds of billions of living bacteria called the microflora, which live on our skin, in our mouth and nose and largely in our intestines (gut flora). The gut flora is made up of both 'good' and 'bad' bacteria and it is important to maintain a balance of these to ensure good gut health. The 'good' bacteria spend their days helping to neutralise some of the toxic by-products of digestion,...

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