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5 Tips to Enjoy Christmas and Feel Terrific

Christmas is time to relax and enjoy the company of loved ones. It’s also a time of feasting and merriment. In traditional times when food was not so abundant,  feasting meant fine meats, seasonal vegetables and traditional homemade puddings. Just having that was considered well off as being able to afford good food was not something everybody enjoyed.

These days we have an abundance of food. Year round we are overfed but often undernourished. Modern diets are usually high in sugar and refined carbohydrates while low in vital nutrients needed for good health. At Christmas, this goes into overdrive as we gorge on sweet things, alcohol, coffees and other treats.

If you’re anything like me there comes a point during Christmas where it starts to feel like too much. Too many parties, late nights, buckets of chocolates and my favourite mince pies, all take their toll on your health and state of well being. Christmas week draws on and the hangover intensifies.

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Healing the Microbiome

Ah the microbiome, the forgotten organ, yet so critical for our health.

This article follows up from “Taking Care of Your Microbiome” Part 1 & Part 2, so check those out to find out how the micobiome interacts with the rest of the body and why it breaks down. In this article we’ll take a look at some practical steps to “Heal the Microbiome”

The microbiome is name given to the trillions of bacteria and yeasts that live inside your gut. The exact number is completely unknown but people like to pretend it’s around 100 trillion (1).  These bacteria interact with our bodies either helping or hindering both our guts and our immune systems.

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Taking care of your microbiome (Part 2) –

This is the second part of three articles on the Microbiome.

After reading part 1 you should be convinced that having a healthy microbiome is key not just to digestive health, but also to health in many other ways as well . Clearly we if we could master our micobiome we could possibly reduce the risk and occurrence of many of our modern ills. But what does a healthy microbiome actually look like?

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Taking care of your microbiome (part 1)

‘All disease may begin in the gut, but the key to a healthy gut is the microbiome’.

Microbiome is the name given the some 10 trillion bacterial cells that make their home inside your gut (1). There are more than 1000 different species in each gut and the species vary from person to person. Research shows the micobiome effects many aspects of human health. These include weight gain (2), autoimmune conditions (3), digestive problems, mood (4), hormonal issues and susceptibility to colds and flues.

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Essential Oils for Fabulous Weight Loss

peppermint 3I personally use essential oils every day, both to enhance my state of well-being and to rescue me when I get myself in a fix. For example, the other day I got off a boat with a bad case of seasickness. My stomach felt ill and I had a headache. So I took out some peppermint and inhaled it a few times and amazingly my stomach settled down and the headache dissipated.  Ok, it’s not that amazing really, the ability of peppermint to settle the stomach and relieve headaches is very well know. But what is not very well know is that essential oils could help with weight loss.

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