Gut related

Herman is ‘exploding’……what to do?

Have you got a current day ‘cool’ but not too cool (temperature-wise), Herman in your kitchen? If not, why not? And if not, or if you have no idea what I am referring to, please take a look at this blog, before reading further. Herman, as my current Healthy Doable and Desirable Food Course group…

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The Modern Day Friendship Cake that is not a cake….

Who remembers the friendship cake? My recollection is from university days when my aunt Bibi first gave me a ‘starter kit’ with the live and fermenting cake mix base, that I kept in my room, feeding regularly with……was it flour, sugar and milk……, made lovely moist cakes with in my electric frying pan (I didn’t…

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Pro- and Pre-biotics…why all the hype?

We are so used to hearing how various branded yoghurt-like products are so good for us because they provide us with ‘good bacteria’ that help our digestion. I am talking about the likes of Actimel, Benecol, Yakult, to name but a few. But why should our digestion need help? If we believe in eating natural…

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Toilet Training for Adults….

In her recent best seller, Gut (see earlier blogs), Giulia Enders describes how the modern western toilet has given us diverticulitis and haemorrhoids…… She doesn’t exactly put it like that but she provides us with the statistical research to back her claim that populations that still squat “to do their thing” have fewer occurrences of…

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