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No-Fructose

The Fructose Story

Fructose has been getting quite a bad wrap of late, with many health “experts” recommending we all avoid it. I am definitely all for eliminating processed fructose forms such as fruit juice, corn syrup and high fructose corn syrup. But do you need to be limiting all fructose in your diet including fruit? Below I … Continue reading The Fructose Story

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Unravelling Intestinal Permeability

Under healthy conditions, the gut lining or “intestinal mucosa” permits the absorption of vital nutrients from bowel while presenting a barrier against the passage of pathogenic substances into the body. Leaky gut syndrome or intestinal permeability involves an increase in the permeability of the gut lining. This causes an increased absorption of intestinally derived endotoxins, … Continue reading Unravelling Intestinal Permeability

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Sugar

Sugar Coated – What You May Not Know About Natural Sweeteners

When I first started on my healthy eating journey, about twelve years ago now, the alternative sweeteners of choice were apple juice and pear juice concentrate. They were relatively cheap (you could even make them yourself by blending apples or pears!), marketed as diabetic friendly and did the job when it came to sweetening. I … Continue reading Sugar Coated – What You May Not Know About Natural Sweeteners

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Get Belly Blissed Using Fermented Foods

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