Fizzy Fermented Drinks - Beet Kvass

Fizzy Fermented Drinks - Beet Kvass

Beets are an incredible local superfood. Their deep red colour is due to phytonutrients called betalains. Betalains are potent antioxidants, anti-inflammatory and they support liver detoxification. With beet kvass, not only do we get the nutritional benefits of beets, but we also get a healthy dose of probiotics. Win win!

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Fizzy Fermented Drinks – Kombucha

Fizzy Fermented Drinks – Kombucha

This tasty brew is good source of digestive acids, enzymes and probiotic bacteria. One of the easiest ferments to learn – and doing so is significantly cheaper, healthier and more fun than buying store-bought!

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Spring Detox — Mind, Kidneys and Bowels

Spring Detox — Mind, Kidneys and Bowels

Spring - a time to cleanse our external and internal environments. To shake out the dust and let a fresh breeze in. This May, I'm delighted to be offering a 21 Day Detox at Octopus Garden. Will you be there with us in spirit? Each week, I'll be writing about how to open the body's 'detoxification channels' and sharing a delicious recipe for you to come along on this journey with us.
 

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May Detox Series- Digestive System

May Detox Series- Digestive System

Your digestive system is an incredible self-healing system that runs from your mouth to your anus and includes the pharynx, esophagus, stomach, small and large intestines and colon.  There are also several supportive organs, like the liver, gallbladder, pancreas, tongue and salivary glands.  There are so many incredible things about this system- for instance, did you know that if you laid out the absorptive surface of the small intestines it would be the size of a tennis court?  Or that almost 70% of your immune system is found in  your digestive system?  Or that there are more neurotransmitters made in the gut than in the brain?  Yup, pretty incredible.

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