Chronic Pain: Tip for Using Less Medication

You’ve heard it all before – and even from your own GP: the medical profession has few definitive answers on chronic pain due to inflammation. Instead doctors rattle off stuff called ‘risk factors’ intended to be helpful – but not much solace for a long-suffering patient. One thing they generally fail to mention is the…

Recipe: Choc Chia Cups, fRg 3.8

Breakfast or Dessert? Fantastic Low AntiNutrient Treat Can’t decide? Never mind, take a few spoonfuls while you’re thinking about it. These delicious cups are easy to make ahead of time and store in the fridge. How to make Choc Chia Cups Prep time: 10 minutes. Serves four. 1/3 cup chia seeds 1 1/2 cups almond…

Jane’s Story

Jane* ‘I’m seeing my doctor on Wednesday and I’m sure he’s going to want to run a bunch of tests.  I’ve just had so many tests in the past that say “normal” or whatever, according to their criteria, and it was when I started reading about food intolerances etc that some light was shed on…

Christmas Recipe: Dark Chocolate Panforte

Dark Chocolate Panforte with Apricots, Cherries, Hazels and Figs The most scrumptious indulgent thing you ever had… yes, gluten free and dairy free – but loaded with sweetness and celebration! Go on – it’s easy to make, and Christmas comes but once a year. Complete recipe instructions here with our compliments: Panforte_recipe

Health Stars Still Misleading Consumers

The Australian government recently relaunched the Health Star Rating (HSR) system – hoping to convince us to make healthier food choices. ‘The more stars – the healthier the food’, they say. Unfortunately it misses the target: many of the recommendations are not only misleading for consumers – but plain wrong by any standard. And still…

Two Principles of Food Intolerance

What is our ‘ideal’ diet? We all know gold fish die quickly on the wrong food. And we know cheese and chocolate are not good for dogs. In fact every single species has an ‘ideal’ diet – one that keeps them healthy. Straying from their ideal diet makes any animal ill. It’s something we all understand for…