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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

Chocolate Probiotic Nutty Bliss Balls

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 and sha...

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

Your Digestive System is the Command Centre for Your Body's Overall 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 digestive trac...

May 20, 2019

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...

May 8, 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

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...

August 15, 2018

Lynda Castle - Living with Coeliac disease

1. 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 exp...

July 27, 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 & Travelling

Its Holiday time!  Are you going travelling soon or going on a tropical holiday and are starting to get anxious about picking up a stomach bug while you are away.....? Days spent in bed ruined with excruciating stomach pains and running to the toilet, then more days recovering, not able to join in the fun, not able to eat all the amazing different foods and drinks. Bottled water is all you can stomach. Doesn't sound like a fun holiday.....Maybe a memorable one but not for the right rea...

December 19, 2017

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

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 treated with ...

December 11, 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,...

October 25, 2017

Why are fermented foods so good for us?

What is fermentationFermentation 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 dige...

September 13, 2017

Just how Important are Greens?

We have all heard that greens are important, we have been told that since the start of time, but why?Well reason is greens are PACKED with goodness containing HUGE health benefits. A MASSIVE health benefit from eating your greens is relief from✅ constipation✅ gas and stomach bloat Greens are FULL of dietary fibre which also help us to feel fuller for longer, winning!!It is important though to ensure the greens you are consuming still hold their goodness I.e. not full of pesticides or boiled ...

July 4, 2017

Benefits of kick starting your day with warm lemon water…….

Well actually lemon water is good for you at any time of day, there are many benefits to mixing fresh lemon juice to your water; Liver Cleansing - Lemon water will help your liver produce more enzymes than any other substance assisting it to release toxins. Fight respiratory infections-the anti-inflammatory properties of lemon help you to battle sore throats and respiratory infections. Aid your metabolism - Being a powerful antioxidant, lemon can protect your body from various free radicals a...

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