Helen Padarin

We all need a good flush

Got Stubborn Parasites or SIBO?

Have you got persistent parasite infections? Or SIBO that leaves you feeling bloated with a tender, swollen belly and lots of uncomfortable gas? One of the MOST overlooked aspects of both preventing and treating parasites and SIBO is to optimise stomach acid and especially BILE ACID production in the liver and release from the gallbladder. […]

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The Worlds Best Fluffy Pancakes (Paleo)

While I’m more of a savoury minded person myself, I do love the occasional fluffy pancakes! Not any fluffy pancakes though – ones that are good for you and that leaves you feel good after eating it. Imagine – a fluffy pancake without feeling heavy or a food coma afterwards! These fluffy pancakes are on

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Bone Marrow – A Super Immune Food?

What do we know about bone marrow nutrition? For all the history of bone marrow in human’s diets for millennia, we have limited data on its nutritional benefits. What we do know is a from a combination of traditional wisdom and modern science.   Dr Weston A Price was a dentist who travelled the world

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PCOS Causes and Real Solutions – it IS treatable

PCOS is polycystic ovarian syndrome is commonly thought to be a condition of the ovaries.  That would make sense right, with the name it has?!  In fact you can have PCOS without having any cysts on your ovaries!  Like many diagnoses, the tissue, organ or system it is named after is only actually one of

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The Thyroid – Gallbladder Connection.

Did you know there is a strong thyroid – gallbladder connection? This is an example, once again, of how everything in the body is connected. Importantly, nothing operates in isolation. First, let’s take a quick look at hypothyroidism. After that, we’ll look at its link with gallbladder disease. What is Hypothyroidism? Hypothyroidism is the most

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What Even Is the Gallbladder? And What Is Bile?

  Your gallbladder (shown in green) is your storage vessel for bile – a fluid that is produced in the liver, and then shunted to the gallbladder for storage.  Bile is released from your gallbladder when you eat a meal with fat in it.  This greenish fluid is like detergent for your body.  Just like

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Making Labour-aide

Labour-Aide – An Electrolyte Drink for Birthing Women

Labour-aide is a wonderful way to keep birth mummas hydrated during and immediately after birth.  I first made a batch years ago for a dear friend of mine (Blissful Mothers). I made it in preparation for the birth of her first child. It was such an honour to be part of the birth itself, and

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Green tahini

Green Tahini Dressing- simple and delicious.

Green Tahini is such a yummy and nutritionally powerful meal pimper! It’s great for pimping up a salad, a steak, a soup, a curry and so much more ….. so delicious! As a result I love to have a jar on hand in the fridge as it instantly up levels almost any meal I add

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liver pate

The Best Ever Liver Pâté (gluten and dairy free too!)

I’m not kidding. This is the best ever liver pate recipe and it’s both gluten and dairy free. I, like many of you, did not grow up eating offal – unlike my mothers generation. For them, liver was often a first food and morsels of offal were included in many meals prepared at home. For

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Hormesis – How to Stress Yourself Better

What is Hormetic Stress? Hormetic stress, or hormesis, is a beneficial type of stress.  It’s a small dose of stress that in large doses would be dangerous. It’s the kind of stress from which you bounce back and grow stronger as a result of having experienced it.  You’re actually designed to thrive on short bursts

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