Leaky Gut, The Elimination Diet & Fighting Inflammation with Skin Renewal

If you want to find out how I eased up my acne and got my energy back then grab a cup of tea, this is going to be a long one…

About two months ago, I had my very first consultation with Dr Graham Duncombe at Skin Renewal Cape Quarter to discuss my skin and ever worsening Fibromyalgia symptoms. I have heard quite a bit about him from the brand itself and, when I mentioned his name to many of the therapists, they all nodded and noted that he was, to put it mildly, one of the best. For the past 6 years now, I have been struggling with random bouts of acne which, now that I think about it, began just after I got diagnosed with Fibromyalgia.  However, it was only after meeting Dr Graham when I realised that the two might be connected.

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Gluten-free Gooey Almond Bites & Coconut Cream “Ice-cream”

Nothing gets me as relaxed on a busy afternoon than a cup of steaming spiced coffee with a chocolatey treat on the side – my favorite being an oat biscuit drenched in dark chocolate. However, for the past two weeks now I have been following the Elimination Diet to try and ease up my ever growing list of Fibromyalgia symptoms and, amongst the gluten and dairy free foods I have had to cut out, an extra little list came on the side with more things to avoid, such as coffee, chocolate and sugars. While I wasn’t too concerned about having to cut out many of my favorite foods, not being able to have chocolate and coffee as often as I pleased ignited a panic within me that only a true chocolate lover can understand. Adamant to follow my diet as closely as possible, I started playing around with the few things I could eat and came up with these two delicious recipes below that’s vegan friendly, gluten free and dairy-free so, no matter your diet, you can definitley give these a go which I promise you will make time and time again!

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Everything you need to know about headaches and migraines

The dread of suffering with a migraine or headache is for me, right up there with toothache and hay fever. Three things I simply cannot handle yet always seem to get. Sometimes, the pain of a migraine gets so intense that I often wish I could rather exchange it for a fibromyalgia flare up which, if you have any idea as to how intense that is you can understand just how much I hate getting a migraine. So, for today’s post, in collaboration with Health Renewal, I will be sharing all the facts you need to know about migraine headaches as well as some tips to ease up the pain that will hopefully improve your quality of life.

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Eat Smart with Clicks SmartBite

Healthy eating on a budget? While that may sound impossible (have you seen the prices of gluten free bread or nut milks?) Clicks has made it easier with their vast range of healthy foods in the SmartBite brand. I know my timing is horrible on this one (first day of Ramadaan), but these foods and products are such life-savers for sehri and definitely keep you full for at least 5 hours. Have a look at some of the things I have been making with a few of my favorite products from the range below and be inspired to incorporate some healthy foods to your diet! 

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