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

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

Written by Jordan Pie, Nutritionist & GAPS Practitioner. 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...

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Alison Bell
Why Probiotics are Beneficial for Gut Health

Why Probiotics are Beneficial for Gut Health

Written by Sherridan Austin. There has been a real buzz about probiotics over the past two decades as people have recognised their importance when it comes to gut health. When we consider that humans are made up of 90% microbes and 10% human cells, it’s clear that we should try to support these microbes as best we can to prevent and treat disease – and probiotics are a good way to do this. How Probiotics Work to Benefit Your Gut The term ‘probiotics’ derives from the Greek language and translates to ‘for life’. (Interestingly, the term ‘antibiotics’ in fact means ‘against...

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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
Collagen Vs. Gelatin – What’s the Difference?

Collagen Vs. Gelatin – What’s the Difference?

Written by Jordan Pie, Nutritionist & GAPS Practitioner. Two of the trendiest gut healing foods right now are gelatin and collagen. If you’ve been following me for a while, you may know that I often use them in lots of the recipes i share. And for good reason! They’re both packed with amino acids that provide a tonne of different health benefits. When it comes to the health benefits of gelatin and collagen, they’re actually identical. That’s because gelatin is the cooked form of collagen (the cooking gives it a very different texture and is what gives them different uses, more...

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