Healthy Category

How I’ve Been Managing Stress During A Very Busy Year

Tips for managing stress

It’s been a pretty busy (and somewhat stressful) few months for me with getting over major surgery, working full time, studying part-time, doing exams and planning a wedding!  I’m a stresser/worrier by nature anyway so having everything come at once has been at times overwhelming.  But I know that stress can be inflammatory and I […]

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My Surgery Experience: Small Bowel Resection

My Surgery Experience

  Warning:  This is a long blog post but I wanted to give an account of my surgery experience.  Before going in for surgery I didn’t find much on people’s experiences on the internet so I thought posting this might help someone who was facing their first bowel resection surgery and doesn’t know what to […]

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Health Update: Why I Elected For Surgery

Wow, it’s been a while since I wrote a post and a lot has happened in the last few months including bowel resection surgery for my Crohn’s.  I wanted to do a post about why I chose to have the surgery as it definitely wasn’t an easy decision to make. Last year I wrote about […]

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I went to Clear Passage with a number of issues – strictures from Crohn’s, lack of periods, low nutritional absorption, SIBO, fatigue, leg ache etc.  My main reason for going though was to avoid major surgery for strictures.  Now that the therapy is over and I’ve been doing the home programme for about six months, […]

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Recipe: Carrot Cake Porridge (Grain-free, Gluten-free, Dairy-free, Nut-free, AIP, Paleo, Vegan)

Carrot cake porridge

Normally I have meat or fish and veggies for breakfast these days but with the change of season I found myself craving warming oaty porridge.  I used to love porridge and could easily have had it morning, noon and night (I kid you not!!) with lashings of milk and spoons of sugar (I was a […]

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October Favourites

A little of what I was loving in October HEALTHY Loving Earth Raw Chocolate I don’t eat chocolate too often these days (I like it, it unfortunately doesn’t like me much).  I can seem to get away with a little taster here and there but if I have too much or too often, my stomach […]

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Make Halloween a Little Healthier

A Healhty Halloween

Halloween has changed a lot since I was a kid.  Back in the day everybody made their own costumes (normally from a black plastic sack), there were no decorations, you asked neighbours to ‘help the Halloween party’ rather than saying ‘trick or treat’ and you usually came back from doing the rounds with a bag […]

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A Hygge Happy Glow

Autumn is definitely upon us…  the days are getting shorter, the weather is getting colder and the leaves on the trees are turning all colours of red and gold.  While I do love this time of year I normally dread the drudgery of winter (I’m a cold creature).  But this year I’ve decided I’m going […]

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September Favourites

September Favourites

Here are a few things I was loving in September: HEALTHY Bone Broth from Alchemy Juice As the weather is changing to being a bit chilly, I’m craving warming foods.  Bone broth is like a warm hug in a mug and it’s so nutritious – loads of health benefits.  It’s pretty easy to make but […]

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10 Healthy Movies To Watch This Weekend

Favourite Films

Looking for something to watch this weekend?  Check out some of my favourite healthy movies below. Supersize Me I can’t believe that this film is over 10 years old!!!  It was the first documentary I watched about food and health.   Morgan Spurlock filmed his experience of eating nothing but McDonald’s three times a day for […]

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