June 30, 2020

Gut Loving Kimchi by BBC Goodfood

Kimchi is a classic Korean dish involving fermented cabbage that provides a great boost of vegetable based probiotics. Here is a quick recipe from the BBC Goodfood for making your own at home Serves: 10-15 servings Preparation time:  20 mins. *Plus 1hr fermenting INGREDIENTS 1 Chinese cabbage 3 garlic cloves, crushed 2½ cm/1in piece grated 2 tbsp fish sauce (optional) 2 tbsp sriracha chilli sauce or chilli paste (see below) 1 […]
March 20, 2020

PREBIOTICS vs PROBIOTICS: What are they and why do we need them?

With 100 trillion bacteria living in our guts, we have more bacteria cells in our bodies than human cells, so it’s no wonder that this vibrant community of microflora have a huge impact on our lives. Relation between the gut microbiota and human health is being increasingly recognised. It is now well established that a healthy gut flora is largely responsible for overall health of the host. Your gut health […]
December 17, 2018

FODMAP 101: Food friends, food foes and the role of prebiotics

About one in seven Australians experiences the unpleasant symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS).[1] If this is you, or have ever visited your doctor about digestive concerns such as bloating, gas, diarrhoea and constipation, you may have heard of FODMAPs or the Low FODMAP Diet. Research shows that following a low FODMAP diet may be a way to help support a healthy gut.[1] What are FODMAPs? FODMAP is an acronym for […]
December 17, 2018

Gut Feeling: Understanding the role of prebiotics Vs probiotics

Humans have been consuming sources of probiotics for thousands of years in fermented foods and foods high in probiotic activity such as miso, kimchi and kombucha. But what exactly are probiotics? What is the difference between probiotics and prebiotics? And how can we promote their growth and development in our guts? Probiotics Probiotics are ‘good’ bacteria that, when taken in adequate amounts, may help support the balance of the gut […]
December 17, 2018

Tummy Troubles: Understand how stress, toxins and food intolerances may be affecting your gut health

Many aspects of modern life such as high stress levels, eating processed and high-sugar foods, and taking antibiotics can all impact our gut microbiota and cause gastrointestinal issues. This in turn may affect other aspects of our health, such as our immune system, skin, weight, hormone levels, and our ability to absorb nutrients properly. Given the gut microbiota is a complex and dynamic ecosystem that can easily be disrupted, how […]
December 17, 2018

Understanding FODMAPs, how they can impact our intestinal health, and what you can do about it

What you eat can have a major effect on your body, and digestive issues as a result of diet are incredibly common. For people with digestive disorders such as Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), research has shown that a diet low in FODMAPs may be a way to manage symptoms.[1] What are FODMAPs? FODMAPs are certain carbohydrates commonly found in foods that are not absorbed properly in the gut and can […]
October 26, 2018

Challenge #14 – 14 Day Gut Health Challenge

Ever think about going organic? In this episode, Kale explains all the wonderful benefits of eating ‘au naturale’.
October 26, 2018

Challenge #13 – 14 Day Gut Health Challenge

Struggling with that 3 pm energy slump? Kale explains the importance of good gut health for energy.