2016 the year that was

It’s almost the end of 2016 😳 What a year it was 💚

16 fave posts on Organic Goody this year

  1. Fasting while your cells are feasting
  2. 5 ways probiotics can help youThe power of yet
  3. The Power of yet
  4.  3 things you can do to start your day right
  5. 15 wellbeing tips from a 24 yr oldChocolate mousse bites
  6. Chocolate mousse bites
  7. This grass is greenerWhat are you waiting for? Live now
  8. What are you waiting for? Live now.
  9. Exercising for more than weight loss
  10. Are you ready for the Vitality challenge Wellbeing Wednesday - juice ice blocks recipe image
  11. Juice ice blocksGood bugs key to optimal wellbeing - graphic
  12. Good bugs key to optimal wellbeing
  13. How radical are you? Is it affecting your wellbeing?
  14. 5 Wellbeing videos I loveComparison - the thief of joy. Quote graphic
  15. Comparison – the thief of joy
  16. 6 meals I enjoy on the regular

Enjoy these last few days of 2016 & here’s to 2017 🎉💟

Much Love

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5 ways Probiotics can help you

5 ways probiotics can help you

1. Make the most of that good food you eat

Probiotics help your body absorb all the nutrients from all that healthy food & put it to good use. The good bugs are essential for digestion and assimilation of those nutrients. They especially help absorb magnesium, calcium and iron

2. Healthy gut healthy body

Approximately 85% of the immune system resides in the gut. When the good bugs in your gut have been compromised it follows that the immune system is also compromised. Probiotics have been shown to enhance immunity, relieve gut infections.

3. Build the good bugs back up

After Antibiotics, which destroy all gut bacteria – including the beneficial ones. Probiotics will build the good bugs back up giving you a healthy balance.

4. Keep the bugs in perfect harmony

Keep them in balance. When the balance of bacteria is disrupted and harmful bacteria outnumber beneficial bacteria, this is called dybiosis. Dysbiosis is associated with increased gut permeability (leaky gut) and manifests in symptoms such as flatulence, bloating, diarrhoea or constipation, vomiting, reflux and colic (in infants).

5. Help with digestion

Probiotics assist with proper digestion of foods and can aid in preventing food allergies. They are helpful for treating lactose-intolerant people and enhance the absorption of other nutrients.

Where do you get these amazing things called probiotics then?

You need to consume live active bacteria on a regular basis. Real food probiotics not created from someone’s faceal matter – yes someone’s poo 💩, no you don’t want that.

Fermented foods and drinks like – sauerkraut, kombucha, kefir, traditional Miso, kimchi, yogurt have probiotics and have been used within different cultures for thousands of years to support wellbeing.

I like to incorporate some of these into my diet and I also take fast tract to really boost my good bugs it has a crazy mount of good bacteria in it & is gluten free. I use this say every 3 mths for about 2 weeks as a boost. On the daily I use Inliven which has the benefits of 26 whole foods & all their amazing nutrients.

Both are certified organic, raw, vegan – good for you & the planet 💚

Keep your good bugs happy & thriving

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5 ways to Winter wellness

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  1. Grow your own sprouts – lovely to see some ‘life’ in your kitchen at this time of year. Easy to grow, amazing nutrient source & delicious.
  2. Add a matcha green tea to your day. Nothing like a hot cuppa on a frosty day. Matcha has many health benefits including enhancing mood, antioxidants & fights against viruses and bacteria.
  3. Probiotics – 85% of our immune system resides in our gut! Probiotics reestablish the proper balanpce of good bacteria in the gut. Wholefood probiotics are best as they are real food or make your own cultured foods – sauerkraut, kimchi etc.
  4. Juice for nutrient assimilation at a cellular level. A great combo for this time of year >> orange, carrots, ginger and turmeric. Bonus is that it looks like sunshine to remind us of those summer days we may be missing.
  5. Move! Don’t let winter slow you down too much. Exercise produces endorphins – a feel good buzz, to help keep the winter blues at bay. Dance it off, practice yoga, do a one song work out. It’s a great way to keep warm.

I would love to hear from you. Let me know in the comments below how you stay well in winter.

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