doTERRA essential oils are sweeping the world – is this good or bad?

If you have even a remote interest in natural health, you’ve probably noticed at least some buzz around essential oils lately. And chances are you’ve come across the company leading the charge, doTERRA, the world’s fastest-growing essential oil company and now the largest. And it’s not without controversy. It seems you either love this company or hate it. What’s all the fuss about? Read More …

Pappadums

Pappadums, a traditional Indian food, are a great accompaniment to curries but also make a delicious after-school snack. Made from urid or lentil flour, pappadums are less problematic than other legumes that have higher phytate and lectin contents and need to be soaked or sprouted Read More …

Natural medicine for IBS-related nausea

Nausea can stem from many causes. In this case, Cindy (name changed for privacy), a young mother and sole parent, presented with severe nausea leading to occasional vomiting with increasing frequency. A full case history also revealed a mouth ulcer, bloating, alternating constipation and diarrhoea, Read More …

Lentil Soup

This soup will warm you up in winter (although I enjoy it all year round!) and nourish you at the same time. The broth supplies nutrients for the gut lining; the lentils provide energy, some protein, vitamins and minerals as well as prebiotic fibre for Read More …

The Brilliance of the GAPS Protocol

I was going to call this blog post “The Magic of the GAPS Protocol”. But I realised that, magical as it does seem, this would downplay the very real science behind the success of the GAPS Protocol for so many people. (1) History of GAPS Read More …