Gluten-free Chocolate Cookies

These biscuits resemble shortbread but have a delicious rich chocolate flavour. This is a great way to eat nuts! Happily, arrowroot and tapioca powder are unrefined and butter improves the flavour and further increases the nutrition.  Ingredients 1 1/2 cups or 160 g activated almonds or 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 …

Bone broth for healthy gut, joints, bones, skin and mood

The new mood food? Did you know that the modern Western practice of eating muscle meats without the cartilage is an unwise practice? Muscle meats include chicken breast and steak. This is because the ratio of amino acids (building blocks of proteins) are different in Read More …