Author Helen Ridge
What is gut microbiome? When we talk about gut microbiome, we are talking about the microorganisms that live in your gut (there are trillions of them, with over 1000 different species of bacteria). Everyone holds a slightly different composition – your unique composition starts in utero (your mother womb), you pick up more from
Summer is over , which means the weather is getting cooler and the bugs are getting stronger. Cold and flu season has well and truly begun. It’s time to work on keeping our number one defence system fit – our immune system. Stress, alcohol, medications, what you eat, your environment, and lack of sleep can directly
The beauty of smoothies is that they are quick, easy and jam packed with goodness. I have one almost daily as a snack, which sometimes becomes lunch if I am busy with work/house/mum stuff. I throw everything into a blender and can sip away whilst rushing around, its the perfect on-the-go! Try a smoothie challenge
This cake is a grain-free chocolate delight, made using almond meal (so is perfect for any of you gluten free, wheat free beauties out there). Using nut flour in the place of wheat flour means this cake is naturally lower in carbohydrates, and higher in protein (especially with 3 eggs added in the mix!) .
Did you know that nearly one in five Australian woman enter pregnancy with an iron deficiency (ID)? Iron deficiency aneamia (being extremely low on iron) increases a woman’s risk of preeclampsia, foetal growth retardation, premature birth, low birth weight, and increases mother and perinatal infant mortality risk. Also, if you have lowered iron stores