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Your Microbiome and Gut Health

So following on from our previous blog about our Microbiome and how it affects our immunity… this blog post will just give us a more general look at the Microbiome and how it affects your gut health. A Microbiome 101 if you will…   You’ve potentially heard about the good bacteria living within your digestive system, and may have even thought about taking a probiotic to support them. Most of us have seen that Inner Health Plus Ad on TV. But what is the Microbiome? So to recap, remember, the microbiome is this internal community – encompassing a massive 38
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Immune Health – We are not alone!

Recent studies have demonstrated that around 9 out of 10 cells in our body are not yours! They’re the bugs inside you. Yes that’s right… BUGS! (…cue the dramatic music) The bugs inside us play a huge role in our immunity. These 9 ‘other’ cells make up the human microbiome; the sum of bacteria, fungi parasites living on and inside of us. Some of the most well known colonisations are; the skin, lungs, mouth and gastrointestinal tract. Interestingly, they have also been found; in plaques in arteries, in the joint fluid of rheumatoid arthritis and within areas of the brain
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What Ratios To Eat For Weight Loss

Is the food you eat working for you? Over the years in the food/nutrition industry there’s been a real focus on meal ratios, how to eat healthy, lose weight and prepare meals that are super fast, delicious and nutritious, all designed to keep up to pace with our busy lives. But there is no focus whatsoever on understanding your body and how to listen to the way it responds to what you eat.   The ratios of protein to carbohydrate to fat is extremely important to how you respond to food and therefore, how you feel, think, look and behave.
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What To Eat For Fat Loss

How do I eat my way towards fat loss? You begin with Nutrition. Nutrition is really the mother of health. Everyone has surely heard the saying “let food be thy medicine” Hippocrates. It’s one of the most difficult topics to understand, everyone seems to be so different, what food suits you, might not suit your spouse and might even make your sibling ill! There has never been such a time in history where there is such interest in food. From diets, sustainability, animal welfare, ancestral eating to eating to prevent cancer, the list just goes on and on…. and on!
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Emotional Eating

Are you an emotional eater? •    Do you eat more when you’re feeling stressed? •    Do you eat when you’re not hungry or when you’re full? •    Do you eat to feel better (to calm and soothe yourself when you’re sad, mad, bored, anxious, etc.)? •    Do you reward yourself with food? •    Do you regularly eat until you’ve stuffed yourself? •    Does food make you feel safe? Do you feel like food is a friend? •    Do you feel powerless or out of control around food? Did you answer yes to any of the questions above?  Then chances are you, at
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