It may well sound a bit “weird” to head an article with ….and Good Gut Health.

However – the gut is your “second brain” and if it’s upset it can do a lot to make you unwell!

An excellent morning breakfast is good to keep things moving and “regular”….

We started to use organic porridge and Rice Dream Original Organic milk (non-dairy milk) some while ago..

This is a most excellent replacement for other breakfasts – especially on the colder mornings!

Our Version of a Healthier Energy Breakfast

Some goat’s yoghurt, some meaning amount that you would like. Goats yoghurt is kinder to your system than dairy. Less “mucous-y” and easier to digest.

However it is quite expensive and so we changed to organic porridge from a health food shop.

For two we use: 14 fl oz of rice milk and just under 2 oz porridge. Use the smaller flaked porridge; the large flakes don’t work as well for porridge. Heat to the boil; giving a good stir.

For each person add:

  • 1 teaspoon (or as much or as little as you want) linseed – to keep you going
  • 1 teaspoon Pumpkin seeds
  • 1 teaspoon Sunflower seeds
  • 1 teaspoon Pine Nuts
  • 1 teaspoon Dried coconut
  • 1 teaspoon walnut pieces or any nuts
  • Some raisins or currants

Then add:

  • ½ banana each
  • 1 teaspoon honey


Obviously the seeds carry lots of nutrients and oils, some are just nice to eat!

This breakfast is warming and will keep you going for most of the morning.

VERY Yummy!

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Supplements that work! We use these on a regular daily basis and they have been instrumental in staying clear of cold, flu and just staving off the usual winter bugs. We may feel them trying come in on us and feel a little “out of top sorts”, but that seems as far as it goes….usually!

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An article in the Mail Online was brought to our attention that prompted me to set this post out


Doing yoga. The wrong mix of brain chemicals. Even listening to pop: Forty reasons your diet ISN’T working… By Peta Bee

Why is it that your diet and exercise regimens never seem to work?

Possibly you’re unwittingly undoing your best efforts.

Last week, the British Nutrition Foundation identified more than 100 different factors that influence our weight.

However, many of the tips they offered — such as eating smaller portions and not relying on ready-made foods that are high in calories and fat — are fairly obvious.

Here, we list the other, more surprising habits that are sabotaging your weight- loss regimen…
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  1. Eating cereal for breakfast. A U.S. study found breakfast cereal sweetened with sugar left overweight participants hungry before lunchtime, and they consumed more calories a day than those given an egg for breakfast (the protein kept them full). Egg eaters also had significantly lower levels of ghrelin, a hormone that stimulates appetite.

Read more Here