Blog — healthy eating

What is Sympathetic Dominance & How Can it Affect My Health?

What is Sympathetic Dominance & How Can it Affect My Health?

Written by Jordan Pie.  Stress can manifest itself in different ways. While our bodies have systems in place to cope with stress, constantly feeling stressed can cause problems. Do you ever: Wake up after a restless night’s sleep feeling groggy and tired? Feel overwhelmed by all the things on your to-do list – school drop-offs, work, grocery shopping – and feel your heart racing? Get home after a hectic day at work, a trip to the gym and the busy supermarket, and fall onto the couch with a glass of wine in one hand and some chocolate in the other? Go...

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Alison Bell
10 Hidden Toxic Ingredients Attacking Your Gut Health

10 Hidden Toxic Ingredients Attacking Your Gut Health

Written by MINDD Foundation No matter how healthy your diet or lifestyle may be, there are many toxic ingredients commonly added to foods that attack your gut health.And you should know that many of these toxic ingredients can be hidden in health foods, protein powders, meal replacements, beverages, grooming products, and even household cleaners! So, peek in your cupboards and check those ingredients lists for the following: The Hidden Toxic Ingredients to look out for: Artificial Colors Artificial colors are believed to affect the permeability of the gut and specialize in disturbing gut health as well as brain health. As a result,...

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Alison Bell
Resistant Starch – Why Leaky Gut Sufferers Should Avoid Grains.

Resistant Starch – Why Leaky Gut Sufferers Should Avoid Grains.

If you to suffer from leaky gut syndrome, you are likely to have also been through countless dietary adjustments to find a solution that suits your case and lifestyle. Healing a leaky gut is no simple or quick fix. There are obviously full diet plan options such as the GAPS diet, but if, like many people who suffer from this common but potentially debilitating ailment, you don’t want to completely miss out on foods you love, some minor dietary adjustments/additions might be your preferred avenue. Removing problematic foods and including foods that are gut healing can, depending in the severity...

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Alison Bell
The Healthy Eating Pyramid - What it's Really Done for our Health

The Healthy Eating Pyramid - What it's Really Done for our Health

Enjoying a balanced diet and keeping active every day is common sense, right? Well, at least it is now. Our current understanding of a healthy, balanced diet is, in large part, thanks to Nutrition Australia and their healthy eating pyramid initiative. The concept itself was first developed in Sweden in the 1970's and introduced on our shores in 1980. Along with the Pac-Man arcade game being created, the Rubik's cube becoming the world's most popular toy and the invention of the original Sony Walkman, 1980 was a year of innovation and evolution. In the Beginning The very first Australian healthy...

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