Quit Dairy This Summer: My 6 Simple Alternatives

Have you discovered you’re intolerant or allergic to dairy? Maybe you want to try a new diet (vegan/paleo perhaps)? Or have you just heard how beneficial cutting out dairy from your diet is? If it’s one of these reasons or more, you’ll be pleased to know that I too decided to get rid of dairy from my life, and today I’m going to share my top 6 simple tips to cutting it out of your diet! Woo! Continue reading “Quit Dairy This Summer: My 6 Simple Alternatives”

New Year, New Health Kick: Putting Your Gut First

Happy New Year Everyone (plus one week)! It’s that time of year again… Everyone get’s on the new year new me band wagon. But I’m not saying that’s a bad thing! In fact, if your new year, new me resolution is to try and be healthier in a way that’s different from the usual dieting, you can easily start by improving your gut health. If you think you don’t need to, chances are you do. Everyone’s gut can do with improvement!

I want to offer you some really simple advice on a different way to start the new year healthy. Continue reading “New Year, New Health Kick: Putting Your Gut First”

How I Manage Recurring Glandular Fever + My Journey

In 2013 I was diagnosed with Glandular Fever, also known as Infectious Mononucleosis (or mono). I thought, it’s not that serious right? Little did I know that it was also a recurring virus that would affect me for years to come.  For those who are unaware of what Glandular Fever is, it’s an Epstein-Barr Virus that affects your glands, muscles, immune system and energy levels for up to 18 months, and can stay dormant in your system for the rest of your life. It is usually transmitted through saliva and is diagnosed by taking a blood test. Glandular Fever puts you in bed and can take from days to weeks to recover. But unfortunately, as it can stay in your system forever, it also has the ability to keep affecting you for months to years later. Or in my case, 4 years later… Continue reading “How I Manage Recurring Glandular Fever + My Journey”

How To: Make Your Own Bone Broth (the easy way)

Increase your gut health by consuming bone broth.

All you need is:
  • a slow cooker
  • strainer
  • chicken frames (1-2) OR
  • beef bones OR
  • fish bones
  • filtered water
  • Apple Cider Vinegar
  • Vegetables (optional)

You can pick up your animal frames or bones usually from either a local butcher, local markets or health food store. Call around to check beforehand though, just to make sure. Continue reading “How To: Make Your Own Bone Broth (the easy way)”