gut health

Food by John Lawson

I am delighted to be working with the most imaginative and creative young chef Essex has to offer. John Lawson is on a mission to serve local and seasonal food to his customers in Leigh-on-Sea that is not only beautiful and delicious, but also nutritious and healthy. Read on to find out more about John, his restaurant and our cooperation. 

Happy Gut - Happy You!

The digestive system is the least talked about and probably our most underrated organ, and yet it truly is the foundation of good health. While I cannot guarantee that a healthy gut will make all your troubles go away, I can safely say that true health will remain out of reach if the digestive system is not working well.

A gluten-free diet is hard! Or is it?

You've just started to eliminate gluten from your diet, but gluten is in everything. There's nothing left to eat. Is that how you feel? You're right, it is omnipresent, but does avoiding it mean that there is nothing but a life of dietary misery in front of you? I think not! There is a growing community of people out there whose diets happen to be gluten-free by default and they are not missing a thing. Read on to find out more. 

Chew!

Do you chew your food? Do you think chewing is for whimps? Or those with time on their hands? Don't underestimate the (possibly boring) process of chewing. It's really worth doing. Read on to find out why. 

What have bacteria ever done for you?

Since scientists discovered that we host a huge population of bacteria in our digestive system, research hs revealed that they help us digest foods and food particles that we our own enzymes cannot break down, defend our gut wall from hostile intruders and train our juvenile immune cells before they are sent on their way around the body to protect us from illness and infection. As if that wasn't amazing enough, it doesn't end there.