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Alison Bell
The Gut Brain Connection

The Gut Brain Connection

The Truth Behind ‘Gut Feelings’  Sometimes, I get a feeling in the pit of my stomach when something huge is about to take place. It’s happened ever since I was a kid. It can sometimes be caused by dread, by excitement, by nerves, happiness or sadness. For years I thought it was unique to me; this gut feeling. As it turns out, it’s a feeling; a sensation and almost a knowing that all of us have. It all comes down to the existence of a network of neurons (about 100 million) that line our guts and have resulted in the...

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Alison Bell
Ferment THIS!

Ferment THIS!

Fermented Foods and Bone Broth – A Winning Combination There was a time when processed foods weren’t even a twinkle… When traditionally prepared foods like fermented vegetables and bone broth were the most commonly consumed meals. Fermented foods are not only an effective method of food preservation, but offer fantastic intestinal support and are great for overall health. Food fermentation is a highly valued, ancient art. People of the Roman era, Ancient Indians, Bulgarians, Ukrainians, Swedish and various Asian cultures all consumed fermented foods for centuries. Many modern illnesses were virtually non-existent in these times, so it makes sense that...

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Hippocrates - The Man Knew What He Was on About

Hippocrates - The Man Knew What He Was on About

Born around 460BC, Hippocrates was from Kos in Greece. Regarded as the greatest physician of his time, he is often referred to as the Father of Modern Medicine. [1] He was the first person to remove the link between religious superstition and medicine. He achieved this by establishing medicine as a science based on observation. Hippocrates also developed an understanding of how health is often influenced by the environment, by diet and by the failure of bodily functions. In short, he was a very smart man who knew his stuff and was ahead of his time. In addition to the all this,...

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Gut Health - Why is it so important?

Gut Health - Why is it so important?

Trust Your Gut There was a time when gut health was a bit of a mystery. These days, just about everyone knows that it’s important, they are just not 100% certain as to why. Believe it or not, the unsuspecting gut can affect a large percentage of our bodily functions. Have it in mint condition and you barely even notice it, but don’t look after it and you’ll know about it pretty quickly. You know when you don’t feel right, you know when you get a feeling it the pit of your stomach that just won’t go away. Yes, sometimes...

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