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What Is a Low FODMAP Diet?

The low FODMAP diet, researched now for a number of years, has been shown to be effective in relieving Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) symptoms such as bloating, wind, abdominal pain, constipation, diarrheoa and altered bowel habit. The diet originated in Australia and was developed by a team at Monash University in Melbourne. The low FODMAP […]

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The Best Homemade Bread Recipes from the Experts

What better way is there to spend a day than making a hearty, wholesome loaf of bread in the warmth of your own kitchen? After all, not only is making your own bread a great way to make sure there are no hidden ingredients in your loaf, it’s therapeutic too. Repetitive actions like kneading are […]

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Low FODMAP Recipes in Under 25 Minutes

In a hurry but don’t want to end up with a funny tummy? Adjusting to a low FODMAP – a well-researched way of eating which can be successful in reducing symptoms of IBS – isn’t easy at first. However, once you’ve mastered the art of food no go’s (see you later gluten!) you’ll be rustling […]

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A Wheat Free 7 Day Meal Plan

Recently found out you have a wheat intolerance? You may think that this limits your meal options from now on, but think again. There are plenty of wheat-free options to feed you and the family, ranging from quick and easy options to a weekend blowout. Perhaps you’re simply stuck in a wheat-free recipe rut? Don’t […]

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5 Recipes for the Spiralizer Enthusiast

With endorsements from celebrity chefs, Instagrammers, and health conscious fashionistas, the spiralizer is one of the must-have kitchen gadgets of the moment. With the crank of a handle, you can turn a wide array of fruit and vegetables into healthy ribbons, noodles, and even rice. Whilst it’s tempting to spiralize yourself a goodness-packed raw ribbon […]

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Could you have a bread intolerance?

With many more options available on the “free from” aisles at the supermarket it’s seems like it is getting fashionable to give up bread. Let’s have a look at the different reactions that can be associated with bread intolerance and whether giving up bread can be justified. The staple ingredients of bread are flour, usually […]

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Spring Clean Your Kitchen Cupboards

Traditionally reserved for the scrubbing of the house, the ‘Spring Clean’ brings about a sense of renewal essential for a fresh start. So, just as we make time to declutter our closets, arrange the attic or sort out the shed, cleaning out the kitchen cupboards is important to ensure a healthy, happy you. Check the […]

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5 Food Swaps for Your Food Intolerances

When you make the decision to change your diet due to a food intolerance, it might feel like you’re waving goodbye to some of your favourite foods. It may be the case that many of your common meal fall-backs and comfort foods contain your trigger ingredients, leaving you wondering if you’ll ever be able to […]

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Food labels

6 things people with Food Intolerances want you to know

We’re not being fussy… It may seem like your worst nightmare – that inconvenient dinner guest who ‘can’t’ have this or that food but we promise, we’re not being awkward. We each have a unique food fingerprint and, being aware of this gives us the knowledge to make the best possible choices for our diet. […]

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Could You Have an Almond Intolerance?

Whether chopped, crushed, sliced or slivered, raw, roasted, milked or toasted, almonds are a wonder food. A practical Swiss army knife of an ingredient, almonds are filling, versatile and also a great food intolerance friendly substitute (gluten free almond cake, anyone?) As well as this, as almonds are high in fibre, unsaturated fats, protein, calcium, […]

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Chocolate

Quick fixes to beat sugar cravings

With the taste of Easter eggs still just about lingering on our lips, we have the distinct feeling that we’ve just bought a one way ticket to sugar town. No matter how strong the resolve to avoid the white stuff, sometimes, it just takes a bad weekend to reintroduce bad habits and before you know […]

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What’s Your Poo Telling You?

Embarrassing though it may be, our toilet habits are hugely important. Frequency, consistency and colour all serve as signals, revealing tell-tale clues about our health. As a nation, we’re not particularly open about opening our bowels, but we should try and at least open our minds to the messages our gut is sending us every […]

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Fermented Foods – What’s the Fuss All About?

Touted as one of 2016’s most important culinary trends, fermented foods are being heralded as a vital component of a gut friendly diet. No longer the preserve of your granny’s pantry, pickles are having a superfood moment. So, push that flavoured yoghurt drink to one side and dust off your jam jars, there’s a new […]

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6 Tips to Spring Clean Your Gut

Out with the old and in with the new!  Spring cleaning your gut can help you feel uplifted and reinvigorated.  So why not treat your tummy to a seasonal overhaul with our simple tips – your health and wellbeing will thank you! Ditch the sugar It seems you can’t flick through a magazine or read […]

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