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Everything you need to know about food intolerances

Up to 20% of us believe we are intolerant to certain foods… #fancy-title-2 {font-family: "Varela Round"} What’s the difference between and allergy and an intolerance? True allergies are a reaction between the body’s immune system and a usually harmless substance. Each time a person comes into contact with that substance their bloodstream is flooded with [...]

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How to reduce stomach bloating

We all know how embarrassing and uncomfortable wind can be - whether it's coming out from the top or bottom or whether it's as trapped air within our abdomen or gas escaping at a really bad time! #fancy-title-4 {font-family: "Varela Round"} Flatulence describes intestinal gas or wind in the colon or stomach or any other [...]

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How to prevent constipation

Many digestive problems begin as a condition of stagnation. This stagnation can be worsened by other factors such as a lack of water, lack of fibre, stress (which slows down digestion), dysbiosis (gut bacteria being out of balance), lack of exercise etc. It is easy to see why so many people can now suffer from [...]

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How stress impacts the gut

Your gut health is influenced by how and what you eat as well as your emotions and experiences – remember the nervous tummy churning that accompanies job interviews, first dates and exams, how heartache either annihilates your appetite or sends it into hyperdrive, and the painful gut tightening caused by stress? #fancy-title-8 {font-family: "Varela Round"} [...]

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Feeling sluggish and bloated?

Have you got that much sought after spring in your step or are you feeling sluggish and bloated? If it’s the later, it is worth considering the often sidelined issue of your gut health. #fancy-title-10 {font-family: "Varela Round"} Your digestive system is a key source of your well being and good health. It’s where all [...]

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How to get enough calcium if you cut out dairy

The G plan diet cuts out dairy during the early phase as it can be a common gut irritant. You may be concerned you're lacking calcium, a bone-protecting mineral. While dairy products are the richest source of it, there are plenty of other foods you can eat to ensure a healthy skeleton. #fancy-title-12 {font-family: "Varela [...]

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How to get rid of a bloating stomach

Ever feel like your tummy’s been inflated by a bicycle pump? Everyday bloating or IBS, usually caused by wind or water retention, can make you feel self-conscious, and your clothes tight and uncomfortable. #fancy-title-14 {font-family: "Varela Round"} Once you’ve ruled out food intolerances or more serious gastrointestinal conditions as the cause, such as IBS, coeliac [...]

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Rate your digestion quiz

Do you often feel bloated or puffy, suffer heartburn, find you gain weight quickly and struggle to shift it? Poor digestion could be the cause! If this sounds like you, take my G-plan Digestion quiz below, then read on to find out why it happens, and the practical steps on how you can love your [...]

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Kombucha

Kombucha is a fermented tea drink which originated in China and the Far East. In Ancient China it was referred to as ‘Immortal health elixir’. It’s growing in popularity amongst the health conscious here due to its probiotic benefits which make it a healthy alternative to sugary fizzy drinks. #fancy-title-18 {font-family: "Varela Round"} Kombucha normally [...]

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