It’s All About Me….Part 1 – My Hashimotos Diagnosis

The Nutritionista

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This post is all about me! It’s gonna be awesome (hehe)! And I do like to go on….so there’s going to be a few installments. The purpose of these posts is to explain a bit about how this blog came to be and why I focus on specific areas of nutrition such as immune and digestive support.

This post is a little bit about the auto immune disease Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis (or Hashi’s for short – it’s cuter), me pre- diagnosis and what happened when I first found out I had it. Post 2 starts to introduce food, the dietary changes I made and how food can be an amazing and delicious thing that can help us feel better! My favourite part 😉 Continue Reading

How to Make Bone Broth

 

Bone Broth Thickened with Quinoa and Chia Seeds

Bone broth thickened with quinoa and chia seeds

 

Bone broth. It’s not pretty, but it is the very essence is all that is nourishing, supporting and protective of our well being. We all know about how every culture has it’s own version, of chicken soup – basically a bone broth – and why wouldn’t they?! The benefits are immense!

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Benefits of Phytochemicals – Eat the Rainbow!

Vegetable Rainbow

My vegetable rainbow market day haul!

 

We all know we should eat fruit and veg, because of their vitamins and minerals and fibre and so on, but have you heard about phytochemicals? Phytochemicals, or phytonutrients, are naturally occurring chemicals that give plants their colour, flavour and aroma. They are produced by the plants in order for them to grow, reproduce, protect themselves and many other biological functions. Phytochemicals are not classed as “essential nutrients” but research has shown that they can strengthen our immune system, help fight cancer and diabetes, support healthy aging and repair DNA.

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