+ Digestion & Intolerance Archives - Well Nourished

Why I avoid wheat and suggest you do too

If you’ve been part of my audience for a while, you’ll notice that whilst some of my recipes contain gluten, they are always 100% wheat-free. I’m not pedantic about avoiding wheat. On the odd occasion, I eat out, I don’t fret if a little wheat creeps into my diet. But when I’m behind the dish, Read More

Eat Cleaner, Live a Little Dirtier

One of the first things I learned when I began my studies as a Naturopath over 20 years ago was the importance of the gut and that it’s improper function was the underlying cause of many common and some serious health conditions and diseases. Back then, there wasn’t a lot of science to support this Read More

Gut Reaction – all disease starts in the gut!

Today I thought I’d share a recent report telecast by the ABC on Catalyst -called ‘Gut Reaction’.  Whilst there are parts, especially in the beginning that irritated me a little, on the whole, I think it was an insightful report about the importance of gut health, that most will benefit from watching. First up, I Read More

Fermenting vegetables – a probiotic powerhouse!

So I’ve discussed the process of lacto-fermentation and the enormous health benefits from consuming these probiotic and nutrient rich foods, beginning with the lacto-fermentation of dairy here.  Now for the equally beneficial, very simple (and cost effective)  process of fermenting vegetables… Sally Fallon from Nourishing Traditions… “The proliferation of lactobacilli in fermented vegetables enhances their Read More

Lacto-fermented foods (starting with dairy and a recipe for labne)

I’d go so far as to say that there isn’t a disease or illness that wouldn’t benefit from improving the health of your digestive system.  If you’d like to catch up on why your digestive system is so important for your health, including simple strategies to improve its functioning, click here.  If you feel anything Read More

Ways to use bone broth (beyond casseroles and soup)

I’ve touted the benefits of bone broth repeatedly.  If you suffer from a digestive difficulty of any sort, allergies or food intolerance, then bone broth may just be your magic bullet.  Once more it is very simple and inexpensive to make.  Click here for a recipe and more about the benefits of bone broth. There Read More

The gut brain connection and the role it plays in neurobehavioral disorders and mental illness

Following on from yesterday’s post about food intolerance, I wanted to further develop your understanding of the importance of your digestive function.  For 18 years I have been treating the gut of my patients in order to resolve a myriad health condition.  Science is now supporting the importance of nurturing the gut across a broad Read More

How to resolve food intolerance

Food intolerance (or sensitivities) are becoming an epidemic.  How prevalent they are is very difficult to determine, as many people are simply not aware they are suffering from intolerance.  Whilst there are various theories as to what drives food intolerance, in my mind, a few really stand out. Before I begin, I just want to clarify that I’m Read More

Bone broth for the soul

Would you love one reliable immune building, stress combatting, deliciously digestible tonic to nourish the whole family and keep them well through winter?  Well, grandma’s old recipe book is where you will find it – good old fashioned chicken bone broth.  The king of nourishment, nutrition, healing and repair, and it takes only a couple Read More

Improving Digestion Naturally – You are what you absorb

Due to the role that the digestive system plays in absorbing and making nutrients, as well as preventing the absorption of toxins, the effects of a poorly functioning gut are widespread.  As such, correcting poor digestive function holds the key to addressing a huge range of common health complaints.  Hippocrates, the father of medicine,  stated Read More

Kind words…

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“I just want to say a huge thank you for your amazing website and information. I’ve never liked cooking and never got excited by my ‘healthy’ cooking. My husband is even worse and if he could, he would just eat beacon and eggs every morning and steak every night. He hardly ate any veggies. Since I found your website I have gone through almost every recipe. My husband is loving every meal as well – even meat free Monday, and he’s taking left-overs to work for lunch (honestly, who thought that could be so hard?!)” Rose

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