What is Leaky Gut? aka Intestinal Permeability also called Gut Dysbiosis?

What Is Leaky Gut – The Science Behind It It might surprise you but Leaky Gut is exactly what it sounds like. The cells that line the intestinal wall are meant to act as a barrier to only allow fully digested nutrients through this wall and then into your blood stream and then is utilized within your body. But when Leaky Gut develops, these tightly packed cells begin to lose their structure and gaps form between them which allows undigested food particles, bacteria, yeast, … [Read more...]

Finale of the Italian odyssey: The Evolutionary Alkaline Paleo diet

Is the world's population evolving or devolving?  How much is our new SAD responsible for the what I see as the world's  de-evolution? I am asking myself these questions as we are on our way home after being in Italia for the last 6 months and am sitting in Bangkok International Airport.  We just ate by necessity a rather sweet meat and vegetable dish at an airport restaurant.  Everything is sweet in Thailand it seems. Till now I thought that the Thais' have been spared the SAD results … [Read more...]

Ian’s Osteoporosis, Broken Ankle, Atherosclerosis & Alzheimers Progress Report

In April 2011 Ian, my husband, and I made a video(below) and put in on you tube.  We talked about how coconut oil had been so effective after we discovered it could be used for Ian's Alzheimer's symptoms. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mMw3d3ohx_s In December 2011, just before Christmas. Ian broke his ankle. and we discovered he had Osteoporosis &  a little later, atherosclerosis, which then led to many new understandings about the root cause of all three of his … [Read more...]

A Question on Osteoporosis, Calcium Oxalate Kidney Stones and the Alkaline Paleo Program

A good question below and one close to my heart as my beloved has suffered with the same diseases.   Hello Cassie, I was following an alkaline/paleo diet until I developed calcium oxalate  kidney stones and osteoporosis. Many of the leafy greens contain high  oxalates and apparently animal protein leaches calcium from the bones. My Dr. has suggested I try eating low oxalate/high alkaline but that is easier  said than done. There are just so much confusing & contradictory … [Read more...]

Fruit, Why It’s Not That Healthy

I just read a bit of your blog and read that fruit for breakfast is not good.    Why is that? Thanks Maggie   Hi Maggie, I know, fruit used to be my favourite breakfast! I thought it was really healthy, but it's not, and for the following reasons. Fruit is loaded with sugar, albeit fructose which we are told is okay as it is low glycemic. This means it doesn't react in the same way in the body as sucrose or glucose which causes immediate high blood sugar … [Read more...]

Is it Possible to Maintain Alkaline Balance on a Diet including Meat?

Here are the 13 reasons why our bodies, if given the right nutrition, will be so much more alkaline when including meat in the diet. 1.   On the Alkaline Paleo diet stress is greatly relieved.  Stress is the greatest acidifier and getting the right nutrition will calm the mind enormously.  It's been both mine and Ian's experience that stress is no longer nearly the problem it was prior to going on this Alkaline Paleo diet. By getting all of our amino acids so necessary from high quality … [Read more...]

Am I a Victim Because I Can’t Eat Wheat, Sugar and Lots of Carbs?

Can't we ever eat like a 'normal person' again and be healthy? "Why can't I just eat  like a normal person?"  is a frequent cry I hear from my fellow sufferers. Eating like a 'normal person' in this era of such a high carbohydrate and  processed diet cannot be sustained by most people without they also, sooner or later, succumbing to disease.   Perhaps  to want to eat 'normally' is like saying why can't I smoke and stay healthy? It has become quite obvious to me that when I mention that … [Read more...]

Why Red Cabbage Sauerkraut is SO good! (plus a recipe)

There are many, many good reasons for eating home made red cabbage sauerkraut! Sauerkraut is a natural probiotic which helps the gut bacteria to become healthy. Sauerkraut  aids the production of hydrochloric acid in the stomach to increase digestion Sauerkraut is easy to digest as the cellulose has been broken down so bad bacteria in the gut don't get to use it as food Sauerkraut naturally contains vitamin K2 from the natural bacteria created in the process of making … [Read more...]

Is Coffee OK? The Drink We Love and are so Addicted to!

Cover your ears if coffee is a daily essential! When we drink coffee it goes into your stomach first, and it has an irritant effect on the stomach lining. The word ‘stomach’ here means the organ between your oesophagus and duodenum. It's the pipe that fills the stomach, and the stomach. With leaky gut we often have ongoing inflammation right in the stomach and we suffer from reflux, indigestion, burping and heart burn. Drinking coffee, particularly on an empty stomach, will aggravate this … [Read more...]

Leaky Gut or Intestinal Permeability- It Doesn’t Exist or Does It?

According to most doctors it doesn't except in people who are really sick. According to me it does as proved by using a test on my beloved using non digestible sugars to see if they leak into the urine. He proved positive.  Well, well, how surprising, not!.  My beloved is a Neolithic disease sufferer.  He is a classic case as not only has he lived a life where we were told that carbs were good for us (so he had eaten plenty of wholemeal bread) but he was also a vegetarian for many years. … [Read more...]