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SIBO Soup. Robyn Puglia

SIBO soup

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The SIBO diet can seem terrifyingly sparse in the earliest, most restricted stages. I have come up with a couple of recipes to help support this process as much as possible and I’d like to share this one as it’s simple and really delicious…(Read More)

I started studying with the Institute for Functional Medicine in 2011. The first module I did was Hormones and I was totally blown away by the calibre of the information and the way all the dots were being connected to find and address the underlying cause of the presenting problems. I was also absolutely thrilled…(Read More)

6 Essential Items Every Healthy Kitchen Needs

Kitchen Equipment What equipment would you expect to find in a Healthy Kitchen? I had to teach myself how to cook several times. First was when I moved out of home at 17. I ate a surprising amount of veggies for someone young in hindsight, but I also thought cooking from a packet was normal…(Read More)

Broccoli, the humble super food!

How many people in the general population do you think have eaten goji berries? Or had an Acai Bowl? How many little kids do you know that know what Maca is? Or Propolis? The term ‘Superfood’ generally conjures up some rare and unusual fruit, seed or extract, found in a far and foreign land that…(Read More)

Still feeling sick on the Gluten Free Diet. Robyn Puglia

This is the second article in a series. Click here to read part One. A common issue that I have come across in people with coeliac disease, after diagnosis, is that they can have symptoms that persist even after the gluten free diet is in place. Some people actually go on to develop new symptoms…(Read More)

Hashimoto's Disease - A Functional Approach

Perhaps no disease is more overlooked in the healthcare system, than Hashimoto’s, an autoimmune disease where the body’s immune system attacks and damages the thyroid gland. Like other autoimmune diseases, Hashimoto’s occurs when the body is attempting to defend itself against something possibly dangerous, such as an infectious agent like bacteria or…(Read More)

The Importance of the Clinician-Patient Relationship.

One of the central values of Functional Medicine, and of particular importance to me, is the importance of what we call the ‘therapeutic partnership’. This refers to the bond formed between the patient and the clinician, that allows the patient to feel empowered in both the decision making process and of taking charge of their…(Read More)

Nutrition for Pregnancy

Nutrition for Pregnancy

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The 9 months that will shape your child’s health for the rest of his or her life. As an adult, we are as healthy as our mother’s womb was. Medical and scientific researchers now believe that the 9 months of pregnancy are the most consequential period of our lives. The time that we…(Read More)