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Fermented foods: the best kept secret for weight loss

March 15, 2017 Kate Dalgleish

    If you’ve tried different diets, pills, shakes and you still can’t shift those extra few kilos I might have an answer for you. Balancing your gut microbiome could be the key to a healthier, happy version of yourself.    In​ ​recent​​ ​​years,​​ ​​researchers​​ ​​have​​ ​​proven​ ​that​​ ​​the​​ ​​type​​ ​​of​​ ​​bacteria​​ ​​in​​ ​​your​​ ​​gut​​ ​​control​ everything from your mood and immunity to blood sugar levels and even how satisfied you feel after meals. They also play an important role in weight regulation, with studies showing that​ ​normal​ ​weight​ ​people​ ​have very​ ​different​ ​gut​ ​bacteria​ ​to​ ​those​ ​who​ ​are​ ​overweight​...


Why Your Gut May be the Answer to those Breakouts

March 09, 2017 Kriben Govender

By Yoko Inoue, founder of Shokuiku     While your first instinct to achieving a healthy, glowing complexion is nailing your skincare regimen - there’s another aspect of your body that is equally important - and that’s your gut.    What you put in your mouth impacts so many elements outside your stomach. Food and alcohol not only influences your digestive system and overall health, but it plays a significant role in the health of your body’s largest organ - your skin.   Coming off the back of the silly season, we tend to notice that our skin doesn’t look as clear or...


7 Reasons to Drink Kombucha Every Day

February 27, 2017 Kriben Govender

  Kombucha has become all the rage lately in health food circles with its miraculous health benefits. Today we are going to give you a breakdown of Kombucha's many health benefits to help you decide if its right to add to your diet.      Strengthens the Immune System: One of the most powerful medical effects is its ability to control free radicals with antioxidants. It does this with a compound known as DSL (D-saccharic acid-1, 4-lactone) that comes from the tea fermentation process, as well as its high concentration of vitamin C.  This combination of vitamin C and DSL...


The Crazy Side-effects of Drinking Kombucha

February 21, 2017 Willa Campbell

  How often do we see side effects that come along with the health solutions that we seek out. Drinking fermented beverages such as kombucha has crazy side effects too, just not the ones that you would think of! The benefits are clear, drinking kombucha along with a healthy diet on a daily basis can have some profound side effects but unlike pharmaceutical, sleep, digestive and wellness aids, the side effects of kombucha are pretty overwhelmingly positive. Here are just some of the insights that you can find by drinking kombucha, questions that you wouldn’t ever think would be a thing.  ...


GUT HEALTH FIRST

February 17, 2017 Shannessy Danswan

What if all of our health problems could be improved from focussing on just one of our organs?     According to Gut Reactions: How Healthy Insides Can Improve Your Weight, Mood and Well-Being, due to society’s vast change in eating habits our fast-food hungry guts are not functioning as intended. The malleable genome (or easily influenced group of genes which inhabit our gut) may be the very reason diseases like Cancer, Asthma, Irritable Bowl and Diabetes are prevalent in today’s ‘hustle and bustle’ society. Our fast-paced way of living dictates that the foods we ingest in conjunction with the...