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Author: Filipa Bellette

Choc Chickpea Brownies

Choc Chickpea Brownies

I’m a big fan of using chickpeas and other legumes in baking. They make a great gluten-free flour alternative, and in addition can bulk up your treats with lots of prebiotic fibre, which can help nourish your beneficial microbes in your gut. Plus the kids love them, and would never know they were made with… View more

Sweet Potato Flatbread

Sweet Potato Flatbread

My hubby requested burgers for Father’s Day Dinner on the weekend, so I got my creative hat on and made some gluten-free flatbread to serve instead of your regular burger buns. These flatbreads are also egg-free and dairy-free, so perfect for Vegan eaters too. You could use them as ‘tacos’, fritters, savoury pancakes, or dipping… View more

I am in constant AWE of the LIVER and all that it does. It has some pretty serious jobs, and it’s no wonder so many of our livers’ are stressed at best, and dysfunctional at worst. One major role of the liver is to function much like a filter. If your body has to handle… View more

MERCURY TOXICITY

MERCURY TOXICITY

Could your health issues be coming from MERCURY TOXICITY? Common conditions associated with mercury toxicity include: – Mood swings – Nervousness – Emotion changes – Insomnia – Headache – Abnormal sensations – Muscle twitching – Tremors – Fatigue/weakness – Muscle atrophy – Decreased cognitive functions Heavy metal toxicity is a common issue in Australia and… View more

Beetroot & Buckwheat Risotto

Beetroot & Buckwheat Risotto

Purple foods are amazing for feeding up some of your main beneficial bacteria, such as bifidobacterium and lactobacillus species. Your microbiota also love diversity, so the more different types of plant-foods you can get into your belly, the better! This purple-loving recipe is loaded with polyphenols & prebiotics, and should take you out of your… View more

Boosting Dopamine Levels

Boosting Dopamine Levels

Move over jelly-belly-to-six-pack-abs before-&-afters… This is MY KIND of before & after! This is a snapshot of MY BRAIN. Homovanillate is a dopamine (neurotransmitter) metabolite that can be detected in urine. In my first functional medicine urine test, my dopamine levels were very low. Low. Low. Low. And I felt it! Anxiety, moodiness, OCD repetitive… View more

3 Types of Brain Imbalances

3 Types of Brain Imbalances

Depression, Anxiety, Irritability, OCD, Addictions, Fatigue, Insomnia… These are all signs that the NEUROTRANSMITTERS in your brain may be IMBALANCED. Why might your brain be out of whack? Here are THREE REASONS why: 1. Neurotransmitter Deficiency – your neurotransmitters may be deficient due to poor diet or digestive function, stress, lack of sleep, or drug… View more

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