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How Your Busy Lifestyle if Stuffing Your Gut!

How Your Busy Lifestyle if Stuffing Your Gut!

An Article By Scott Collins Naturopath

It’s no surprise to discover that our nutrition is only as good as what we put into our body and how it’s absorbed. Guess what? Our modern busy lives are F**king things up.  You many not want to hear this but if there is any kind of stress, fatigue or even overactive mind our digestive system is most likely under functioning reducing essential nutrient absorption.

Our body are basically in “Flight or Flight” as if there are dinosaurs chasing us, with the truth more likely being bills and life shit.  Living  in the western world means we’ll need a lot more help getting the best from our food.

The question is what can we do until you can get the theoretical dinosaur off your ass? Well it’s time to get excited, especially if you are looking to get so much more from your nutrition.

What if we could transform foods to make the more valuable to the body and more efficient for our guts to absorb.  You may have never heard of the term “Biotransformation” but it’s how we can get more bang for our nutritional buck. It’s process of making a food increasingly more valuable to the body and as the ancients called it “fermentation.

Fermentation has been going on for thousands of years and now through recent research we now understand the process of “Biotransformation”. Researchers argue that fermented foods can positively influence mental health, reduce gut inflammation and reduce oxidative stress and affect our overall well being.

Biotransformation also means that the nutrients become more available akin to being pre-digested (or less effort) required by the body to break it down. The bacteria within the fermentation process are the secret weapon. By feeding on the plants carbohydrate sugars, they are beneficially breaking down the foods for easier nutrient absorption and digestion.

There was time prior to modern refrigeration where approximately 30% of the human diet was complemented by daily consumption of fermented foods. Now it’s sparse and needing a significant boost. Westernization, stress, high sugar, high fat diets are impacting our health and it’s time to go back to basics and give our guts much needed support and beneficial bacteria.

ORGANIC SUPERBIOTIC GRASSES WHY WE FERMENT OUR GRASSES - VEGAN FERMENTED FOODS
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Rice “N” Roulette! Toxic Rice

Rice Patty Bali, Ubud

Rice “N” Roulette!

I was recently traveling through Bali in Indonesia and was fascinated with the rice paddies. I know a total touristy thing to do right?

After I got up close and personal with the rice paddies I started to pay closer attention to the water it was growing in. This started me on a journey of finding out more. So if you love rice and want to put your fingers in your ears this is the point you should tune out.

I noticed rubbish in the water and green slimy moss growing just below the surface too. Thus, began my research into rice and its relationship to water. Rice famers need a lot of water to grow rice, roughly 1400 litres per kg of rice. WOAH, that’s a lot… they also tend to recycle water also. So, my question was how safe is rice?

After reading a whole bunch of scientific papers on heavy metals in rice I am really concerned that this staple food can be quite toxic depending on how it’s grown and where it’s grown. Much of the concern came from some imported rice. Without naming names there are some countries that where just not safe. There was also some research that even suggested that some Australian Brown Rice is high in lead, because of the husk on the brown hadn’t been polished off.

Of the imported rice tested it was shown to be high in arsenic, cadmium and lead, these levels were well above the Australian standard.  What most people don’t know is that our food chain is the greatest source of daily heavy metal exposure outside of industry and smoking.

After testing hundreds of people, I have seen heavy metal toxicity from people from all over the world and in all age groups too. From young toddlers right up to the elderly. It raises concerns as to the how wide spread heavy metal toxicity really is.

For my family we are only buying organic foods and avoiding everything else. This is especially true for foods like rice!

As a Naturopath / Nutritionist our family also adds in some specific super foods to help reduce our toxic burden. (We’ll cover this in the next on our blog). If you can’t wait you can always book a free 15min consultation wit me!

Cheers

Scott Collins Medical Medium Naturopath

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Superbiotic Grasses – 1 Product 5 Benefits

Grasses of Life Superbiotic Grasses

​The Secret Super Food Life Hack!

Scott Collins Medical Medium / Naturopath

As the Naturopath with Grasses of Life, I Love Grasses and I love Fermented Foods. Organic Superbiotic Grasses is one of the world’s best kept nutritional secrets. OMG, is the best way to describe it. When you take a closer look it gets exciting, it's a fermented probiotic food, it's a multi-vitamin, an anti-oxidant, a source of Chlorophyll, a source of minerals, an energy food, helps wake up digestion and aids detoxification.

I get animated about Fermented foods because foods are transformed making it easier for our digestive systems to suck up the essential nutrients. In our modern world busy lives and stress disrupt how the gut works, making it sluggish. This is where fermented foods really make a difference. The nutrients have been broken down for fast absorption.

Now add in some Super food Grasses to the Mix and my nutrition nerd gets really excited. Not only are we getting a whole bunch or predigested super nutrients to help power our day, we are helping our guts, our liver and our brains too. Yummmmmmm

​You’ll notice it’s quite sour and this is too has a benefit. Sour tells the body to get ready for food… And before you go YUK, know that sour is like a massive kick start for your digestion.

By the way if you react to sour, it usually tells me that you have too much sweet in diet.

If you would like more help, book in an online appointment with Scott

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Me & the Bees, My Life and Thiers

In the not to distant future, I sit in my old arm chair looking out the port hole of the spacecraft I call home. As I reflect upon a time when I lived on a planet called Earth.  Inside the metal life raft I yearn to feel the wind and crave the coolness of the ocean as it laps my skin or even the smell of trees filling my senses. 

I also reflect on the many chances we had and the countless opportunities to avoid a future where we had to leave our home, Earth. What if we had listened, what if we had made other choices. I still see the potential in humanity and I still know we will get it right and come together as a collective.

We are interdependent on all the inhabitants of earth to thrive and survive. And then there are the bees, gorgeous buzzing, incrediblelife-giving Bees. I just love bees, however knowing they’re in peril from humanactivity is well, “Heart Breaking”. Is moment right now a chance, an opportunity for me and you to live and thrive on mother Earth.  

What if Bees, are the canary inthe coal mine.  It’s like our early warning system has been activated and we have been given notice of imminent danger. Dramatic as it sounds, I feel much of what is causing illness in beesis making us sick, the toxic sprays and chemicals used in farming. Unlike humans,Bees are not as resilient. We can live decades before the effects toxicaccumulation start to show. 

It’s the resilience of humans that slows change down. Why? Because the direct effects of eating foods laden with sprays/chemicals make take decades to show. Just look at DDT (dichloro-diphenyl-trichloroethane) a pesticide from the 1940’s is still wreaking havoc in our food chain 70+ yearslater. It was banned in the 80’s yet is still found in animals and in humans. 

Our plight as healthy humans is directly connected to the humble bee. Like them we are affected by what’s in our food and environment. You may not see a direct correlation, but the bees are showing us.

Choose organic produce over non, choose chemical free personal care products, and resist using sprays and insecticides/pesticides in your own garden. Consumer power rules in our world, so vote wisely.

As veteran health practitioner, I now test all my patients for heavy metals and recommend adding detox foods to your diet. (See below) This is essential until we change our chemically driven world. 

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