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!Read More
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!Read More
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.
January is often a time of year when we take a second look at what we're eating. We may have weight loss goals, we may try a cleanse, we might be trying to include healthy new foods into our diet. Whatever your goals are, remember that how we eat is just as important as what we eat.Read More
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.Read More