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How To Feed Your Brain

Posted by Louise Digby on February 20, 2019

If there was ever a call for “digestive health,” this is it! Yes, it’s true. Your gut is considered your “second brain.” And because of the new scientific discoveries about the vagus nerve, the enteric nervous system, and the amazing influence your gut microbes can have, it’s no wonder what you eat feeds not only your body but can directly affect your brain. I find it amazing (but not too surprising). What exactly is the

Blueberry Hemp Overnight Oats

Posted by Louise Digby on February 19, 2019

Try this delicious gut and brain nourishing recipe. Overnight oats are super-handy when you need a quick breakfast or if you need to eat your breakfast on your commute. Serves 2 Ingredients 100g blueberries (fresh or frozen) 90g oats (gluten-free) 250ml almond milk 1 tablespoon chia seeds 2 tablespoons hemp seeds ½ teaspoon cinnamon 1 banana, sliced ¼ cup chopped walnuts Instructions Blend blueberries in the food processor until smooth. Mix blueberries, oats, almond milk, chia

Raw VS Cooked; Which Is Best?

Posted by Louise Digby on February 13, 2019

Let’s finally put an end to the debate of raw vs. cooked. Of course, in the grand scheme of a well-balanced, nutrient-dense, varied, whole foods diet, the cooked vs. raw debate isn’t that critical for most people. Where this can become a consideration is for vitamin and mineral deficiencies (or “insufficiencies”). These may be due to digestion or absorption issues, or avoidance of certain foods (due to allergies, intolerances, or choice). And I’ll tell you
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Sauteed Spinach

Posted by Louise Digby on February 12, 2019

Sometimes the simplest recipes are the best… Serves 4 Ingredients 2 teaspoons olive oil 2 cloves garlic 1 bag baby spinach leaves 1 dash salt 1 dash black pepper Fresh lemon Instructions In a large pan heat olive oil.   Add garlic and saute for 1 minute. Add spinach, salt, pepper and toss with garlic and oil.   Cover pan and cook on low for about 2 minutes.   Saute spinach for another minute, stirring
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Is your poop healthy?

Posted by Louise Digby on February 5, 2019

Yes, I’m serious! (And don’t you sometimes wonder anyway?) You already know that your poop can reflect your physical, and sometimes even emotional, health. You may get constipation or have diarrhoea when you eat something that “doesn’t agree with you,” or when you’re super-nervous about something. And what about fibre and water? If you’re not getting enough, it’ll probably show in your poop. What about the all-important gut microbes? If they’re not happy, it’ll probably
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