Reflections on Ramadan 2016

I just posted this picture on Instagram :

After years of searching for that fictional pot of gold at the end of the rainbow , my perspective changed and now am constantly in awe at the majestic beauty in our universe.

The planet’s cyclical phases and nature’s recurring mathematical patterns are things that we tend to overlook in day to day life.

During Ramadan however, we become hyper aware of the sunset/sunrise, the phases of the moon and overall mindfulness levels… Continue reading

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Grain-Free Couscous Recipe! (Vegan,Vegetarian,Paleo,AIP,SCD,GAPS)

 

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Turmeric Grain-Free Cousous with Moroccan-style lentils, green beans and salad

Grains are probably the worst thing for my gut since being diagnosed with ulcerative colitis!

It is crazy to think that,during my university days, I would eat wheat products at EVERY MEAL because it was cheap and convenient. Just add a sauce or cheese and ta-dah! Done!

So when I started cutting out grains from my diet, in the hope of achieving remission, I sampled many gluten free alternatives from supermarkets . Continue reading

Gut bacteria can affect your brain chemistry and vice versa!?

A few weeks ago, I worked about 60+ hours which is insane! I definitely felt the pressure but thankfully am still in remission! Waaaheey!
Previously, a super stressful situations would send my IBD into overdrive!

Today, was my first proper day off where I found the time to write again. So I’ve chosen to elaborate on the interesting link between IBD and stress…

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“Stress” by my lovely friend Yuwen Ong ! Follow her on Instagram @yuwenong

 

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10 practical steps to manage your IBD (Crohns or Colitis) through diet!

Step 1– Educate yourself on nutrition and gut bacteria, through reliable science-based sources, and determine what diet you will be trialling. For a list of helpful links , see the end of my previous post .

Step 2– Keep a detailed food diary throughout the process Continue reading

Food as medicine? Science says YES!

“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food”- Hippocrates
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Before getting into this post, I would like to underline the fact that the specific changes I have now incorporated in my diet are what worked for MY body . Continue reading

Hungry for health: how changing my diet saved my life!

I would love to tell you that I have a foolproof way to heal your Crohn’s disease / Ulcerative Colitis overnight but the truth is, it took time and lots of effort to achieve remission . My journey towards health started with the food I put in my body and slowly trickled into many other aspects of my life … Continue reading