Food and diet is an important aspect of our lives and here I seek to explore how the things we eat affect our health and wellbeing.

Can food preservatives affect gut bacteria?
Gut flora on (and not on) the intestines.

Can food preservatives affect gut bacteria?

Over a week ago, I bought some nan breads from Costco and they were delicious. We had half a packet that evening which meant there were still 6 left over. Today I ate the last one for lunch and it was 9 days old, yet it was still soft, white…

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Black eyed beans with smoked paprika and lime
One pot, vegan black eyed beans with zesty lime and smoked paprika.

Black eyed beans with smoked paprika and lime

I made this last week and I had to share this delicious smoky and zesty recipe with you all! I'm not ashamed to say I had to go back for seconds and thirds and then also ate the leftovers the next day with crisp buttered toast. My children also gobbled…

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An Easy and Natural cure for Conjunctivitis
There is a natural cure for pink eye.

An Easy and Natural cure for Conjunctivitis

If you are interested in discovering a natural cure for conjunctivitis WITHOUT resorting to pharmaceutical ointments, creams or drops, read on! What is conjunctivitis? Conjunctivitis is a common infection of the conjunctiva, the fine membrane which lines the white of the eye and the inner eyelids. Common symptoms include itching,…

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How to make kombucha at home
You don't need a lot of equipment to make kombucha at home.

How to make kombucha at home

Kombucha is simply fermented tea which is brimming with probiotic bacteria. The taste is similar to apple cider, it's effervescent, fruity and can be sweet or tart, depending on how you like it. I love it and drink it most days. I religiously make kombucha at home because my health…

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My experience of using kombucha for allergies
Can drinking kombucha every day help with allergies?

My experience of using kombucha for allergies

Probiotics are big news right now. A lot of information is starting to appear about the benefits of feeding and supporting your microbiome: more studies are being conducted and people are starting to talk about their experiences of using them. I have been trying out a probiotic drink called kombucha…

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