Interview With Eve Kalinik

We caught up with the lovely nutrition Guru Eve Kalinik ahead of the launch of her new book “Be Good To Your Gut”. How and when did you discover the importance of Gut Health? Without sounding like a total cliche the ‘epiphany’ arrived for me because of personal reasons many years ago. But it has been a long journey since …

*Guest Blog* Dr Megan Rossi – Wheat…friend or foe?

Confused by all the anti-wheat hype? Here’s the low down on the evidence behind whether or not wheat is for you. Grain-based foods, including wheat, are an important source of nutrients, such as B vitamins needed for cell metabolism and dietary fibre for gut health. In addition, any diet that unnecessarily restricts food groups can create nutritional imbalances. In fact, …

*WE HAVE NEWS*

Goodness thats series 1 nearly over and what an absolute gut-a-licious rollercoaster it has been, we’ve been totally overwhelmed by the response. This started off as a little passion project for us, and now look at it! We’ve found out so much already, Kale isn’t good for us unless we smother it and cook it in loads of fats and …

*Guest Blog* From Palsy to Parkinson’s: the Personalised Approach

200 years after James Parkinson’s famous essay, ‘An Essay on the Shaking Palsy,’ (which first established Parkinson’s as a recognised medical condition), scientists, Parkinson’s sufferers and those interested in the field, came together at King’s College London to discuss the new developments in Parkinson’s. On the panel of esteemed experts was jazz musician, Barbara; made an expert only by the …

*Guest Blog* Feeding Our Kids’ Guts – It Takes Guts

My name is Jo Webster and I recently started wondergut.com – borne out of a passionate desire to spread information about the magic of our gut microbiome – about what a “healthy” microbiome can do to support our mental, physical and emotional health. Information about this is just exploding at a scientific level, but it is not filtering down to …

The Gut and Parkinson’s Disease

We’d been reading a lot about our gut health being linked to neurological conditions such as Parkinson’s, so we went to visit Dr Ray Chaudhuri, Professor of Movement Disorders and Director Parkinson’s – this was one of our mot surprising episodes yet. We found out that 1 in 50 of us over 80 will get Parkinson’s, so the importance of …

Water Kefir

Water Kefir is like kombucha but without the caffeine its made with milk or sugared water rather than tea and is made with live kefir grains. Kefir is a fermented pro-biotic, enzyme-rich food filled with friendly micro-organisms that help balance your “inner ecosystem.” Recipe and grains from happykombucha.co.uk How to make water kefir: Equipment needed Nonmetal Strainer Wooden or Plastic …

*Guest Blog* The Bittersweet Truth About What We Eat

Hey everyone! I’m Lillie, Biology student at the University of Portsmouth. Alana and Lisa got me involved with The Gut Stuff because I want to be a microbiologist, but more specifically, I want to research gut microbes (yes, I am probably going to spend many years looking at peoples’ poo. Ah.). I’m here to lend a helping hand with the …

Kale isn’t good for us…WHAT?!!

Kale isn’t good for us unless it’s smothered in FAT….WHAT?! Blew our minds too…Share Share Share…Everyone must know about this green monster! We got so many nuggets of food/drink wisdom from the owners of Rude Health…watch from the ‘horses mouth’ below…head over to the Videos page for more!

Prebiotics and Probiotics

We knew before we started our ‘gut journey’ that probiotics were good for our tummies, but then we heard about prebiotics and that both can be found in food and not just supplements. N.B Spell check keeps changing prebiotics to probiotics…very annoying! We then got a tad confused (isn’t hard!) so we took the train to the University of Reading …