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Welcome to Supercharged Food and thank you for making your way to our website. If you're looking at altering your current diet and lifestyle because it’s not working for you or have been feeling unwell, want to recover from illness, running low on energy or fatigued you have come to the right place.

Supercharged food will help you feel amazing and improve your health through diet and nutrition and healthy lifestyle tips. The main purpose of the website is to provide easy to prepare yummy recipes which are all gluten, wheat, dairy, yeast and sugar free. I hope that you will enjoy the recipes that I had so much fun putting together.

If you've ever seen the movie Julie and Julia- that's been me for the past six years! In between working and raising my daughter, I've been cooking up a storm in my kitchen and testing the recipes out on a constant stream of friends, visitors and relatives. The whole experience has bought so many people together and my kitchen has not only become a central hub of activity, mayhem, experimentation and tantilising aromas but also a place of comfort, reflection, accomplishment - a metaphor for everyday life.

The website stemmed from a need to share easy and simple recipes after being diagnosed with an autoimmune disease; fibromyalgia and changing my diet to help improve my symptoms.  I've also been working on improving the food in NSW Hospitals with my petition, which has resulted in the minister and NSW Government rolling out a new hospital menu in selected hospitals. It is an important area that I am truly passionate about.

I realised during this time that many of us are living a time poor and work orientated existence so I set about making the recipes not only classic and elegant but also also simple, quick and easy to prepare to enable everyone to cook nutritious meals from scratch without having to be a Cordon Bleu chef.

I've always had trouble navigating my way through complex gourmet recipes from magazines and cookery books and most of them contained ingredients I have never heard of before... Some of the recipes left me thinking I had bitten off more than I could chew and that there must be an easier way to prepare and cook nutritious food simply, without breaking the bank or giving me brain fog!.

I found that by incorporating the recipes into my diet, after a couple of weeks my taste buds changed and processed food just tasted like cardboard. There is nothing like the bliss feeling you get from a good meal and I have found that natural foods are the best way to nourish and energise your body and feed your soul. 

In my experience the first step to Supercharging your life is to look take responsibility for your own wellness. This is the key ingredient to a long life of health and happiness. As a Holistic Food and Nutrition Coach (Adv. Cert. Food and Nutrition, a certified health and wellness coach and a qualified wholefoods chef, I see alot of people everyday who are stuck in a diet rut. I think that once you make the mental shift and decide that it's not about weight loss and its more about optimum health your body will respond naturally. Making positive nutritious food choices and having the desire within you to change your life for the better is the first step. Coach with me.

Just by eating well and changing your current lifestyle you can look forward to not only having boundless energy and a strong immune system, you will also be optimizing your health, helping to prevent disease and increasing longevity. I believe in simplicity- if its too hard you are more likely to give up and grab convenience foods which in the long run are harmful to your body. The trick is to just make a just a few small changes to your daily routine, set aside time for a batch cooking day and have fresh ingredients on hand for those times when you want to whip up a quick snack.

The problem for alot of us is that there are a multitude of fad diets out in the market place that come and go like the rise and fall of the tide. Paleo and restrictive diets which are difficult to stick to.  When it comes to how to eat right, there are dozens of conflicting messages from our peers to marketeers and from pharmaceutical companies to razor thin celebrities all selling their latest wonder product or diet. It’s no wonder it’s so overwhelming and confusing.

Whatever conventional diet you may be on right now, one thing is clear, it may make you lose weight in the first few weeks but it may not be good for your overall health in the long run. Unfortunately we are led to believe that low fat foods are healthy, when actually many of them are full of artificial ingredients that cause toxicity within our bodies... You can’t tell at first but after years of eating these foods small ailments start to appear and if we don’t change our eating habits long term problems can arise.

We all lead super busy lives and although many low fat foods are quick and easy to prepare for eating at your desk or on the run they are also infested with unnatural ingredients, preservatives and sweeteners which are carcinogenic and have a neurotoxic affect in the body and the longer we consume them the longer it takes us to return to our natural healthy condition. A great natural alternative to sugar is Stevia. The stevia plant is a perennial shrub native to Paraguay and Brazil. Native Americans in these regions realized that the leaves were sweet, and used them to season teas and other foods.

Marketeers like to label products as healthy but next time you are in the frozen food section of the supermarket reach for a lean cuisine, check the back of the packet and you will notice that it contains many unnatural ingredients and additives as well as extremely high amounts of sodium. Unnatural ingredients build up in our body and cause problems and put a strain on the immune system that's why when we get to our thirties and fourties little niggly health conditions start to arise.

It’s really sad to notice that over the past century food has changed dramatically and is far less nutritious and more toxic to the body than ever. This is due to the unnatural processes that food must go through to keep it on the shelf longer and also the addition of preservatives, artificial colourings and flavourings and genetically modified ingredients.

Animals are injected with hormones and antibiotics to plump them up and processed food is often bleached and stripped of all its nutrients. Because of these changes our health is suffering and the only way to reduce the risk of disease is make natural and wholesome eating choices.

As we are ultimately responsible for our own health why not choose foods that are nutritious and not only promote vitality but restore the cells and release the toxins that have accumulated from years of unnatural eating. Consuming a variety of wholefoods, antioxidants along with the right type of fats and reducing your intake of refined foods will put you on the right path for a healthy and long life. Add in the amazing everyday super foods such as garlic, turmeric, green vegetables and herbs you can buy at your supermarket that I recommend and you will feel twenty years younger.

All the free recipes contained in Supercharged Food are gluten, wheat, dairy, yeast and sugar free and fortunately don’t taste like cardboard so are suitable for the whole family...You can buy the hard copy of my book Supercharged Food here or Eat Yourself Beautiful here. My Supercharged Food for Kids e-book has 90 recipes suitable for children and I have written an eBook called Heal Your Gut which is a protocol with gut healing recipes which will really heal your body from the inside out.  I also have a vegetarian book called Eat Clean, Green and Vegetarian, although I am not a vegetarian myself I do eat meat and consider myself a flexitarian.  I think the most important thing to do is listen to your body and decide for yourself what is right for you and eat a balanced diet with foods in moderation.  I personally follow the 80/20 rule and eat well 80% of the time and indulge 20% of the time which I find sustainable long term. Cutting whole foods groups out permanently unless absolutely necessary for medical reasons can lead to disordered eating and is not healthy in the long run.

The great thing about all of my recipes is that they can be customised to your own taste and dietary requirements as there is no one size fits all when it comes to food. The fruits that I have chosen are all low in fructose but if for example you are avoiding fructose altogether because you have fructose mal-absorption issues then all you need to do is eliminate the fruit component of the diet and substitute with stevia or your favourite sweetener if you prefer.

I hope that you enjoy the site and if you have any questions please feel free to contact me via email: lee@superchargedfood.com.

Health and wellness to you all
xoxo Lee

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Comments (42)

  • Angela Hywood ND

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    Hi Lee
    I am a local naturopath in Paddington and I front row fan. I love you work, blog, book and everything SuperCharged Foods!
    As such, I recommend your book to my clients. I would love to actually have it available at my clinic to sell.
    I wasn’t sure if I should contact you and Murdock about this?
    let me know!
    Warm Regards
    Angela Hywood ND

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  • Juliet Potter

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    Hi Lee, Just wanted to let you know that I love your new website! Thanks and supercharged love, Juliet 🙂 x

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    • lee

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      Thanks Juliet, lots of supercharged love to you too! X

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  • Sue

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    where are you based

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    • lee

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      In Sydney.

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  • Lesh@TheMinfulFoodie

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    Hiya Lee, just wanted to pop in to say – I LOVE the new look! It’s beautiful. Look forward to reading your recipes as usual. Lesh xx

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    • lee

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      thanks Lesh x

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  • Carla Demos-Jones

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    Hello Lee,

    Loving the new look website!
    Keep up your good work

    xx

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    • lee

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      Thank you Carla

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  • Conni

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    Awesome website. It is beautiful as well as informative!

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  • ann-maree davies

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    love your work Lee Thank you.
    You are just what i was looking for and so proud your local!!!

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  • Kelly

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    Thanks for your book…got it in the bookstore last week, love it! Good recipes that are sugar-free are hard to come by…thanks so much!!!

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  • Erica

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    Hi Lee!
    Just wanted to let you know that your site is AWESOME! I live and breathe all things nutrition and health and love all of your recipes and advice. I am sure I will be cooking up a storm of Supercharged meals very soon. Keep up the good work 🙂
    Erica

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    • lee

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      Enjoy Erica x

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  • Megan

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    Hi Lee,

    I know you stock your products at About Life in BJ, do you sell your products anywhere else in Sydney?

    Megan 🙂

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    • lee

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      Yes in most health stores 🙂 Lee

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  • Meg

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    Hi Lee,

    I am interested in doing the Integrative Nutrition course but just wanted to find out if you had studied nutrition before hand? Where did you do your other certificates?

    I prefer the sounds of the Integrative Nutrition course to a normal nutrition/dietetics course but am worried that I might be limited in a career.

    I am going to also do a Personal Training course and would love to combine the too to help others out there have a healthy balance in their life…I don’t love the Personal Training mentality out there at the moment and often find they don’t tell clients to eat enough/push protein shakes which is everything I am against.

    Any advice would be appreciated!

    P.s. I love your blog and recipes you are such an inspiration to me.

    Meg

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  • Pete Whittaker

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    Hi Lee, I’ve just been enjoying your fb page, and find all the work you’re doing simply amazing. Thank you. You’re bringing a great amount healthy vibes to the world. Being an ultramarathon runner I’m interested in all the advantages healthy diets and superfoods can bring.

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    • lee

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      Thank you Pete!

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  • Stacy

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    This is an amazing blog and the spinach bread is fantastic.. Cant wait to try it. It’s hard to find a gf bread that doesn’t require 20 eggs and loads of almond flour.

    If I may be nosey, what are ur general macronutrient ratios for ur diet and approx how many cals do u find u do best on? There’s a lot of controversy over whether a higher fat or higher carb diet is best for optimal health, so I’d love ur take on what u do.

    The website is beautiful

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    • lee

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      Hi Stacy, thank you. I don’t actually go by calories I think you should eat good fats and protein and carbs such as quinoa, brown rice and buckwheat and nuts, all in moderation.

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  • Annmarie Kostyk

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    I’m so excited I found you! I usually don’t buy that many magazines, but my little voice was telling me to buy a magazine called Naturally, Danny Seo while waiting in line at Whole Foods and there you were.

    I was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis 9 years ago and already had asthma and allergies since I was little – I just turned 50. I rejected the typical medication and went to natural route with dietary changes, aloe, probiotics and fish oil. No flare ups since.

    Recently I went nuts on foods I shouldn’t be eating while visiting San Francisco. I ate more sugar in 3 weeks…I bought a lot of chocolate bonbons home with me…than I probably had in the past year.

    Result? Bowel issues for 10 weeks so far. I got a new food sensitivity test done and I’m sensitive to 69 of the 200 foods now. A most definite sign of a leaky gut. The ironic thing? Most of the anti-inflammatory foods are on my sensitive list.

    I still have an ultra sound and colonoscopy to do, but I’m ready to clean my gut house again. I’m going to sign up for your program to help me along. I’m a big bundle of inflammation!

    Delighted I found you! Going to go make so turmeric tea from the recipe in the magazine. Turmeric is on my don’t eat list, but it’s helping – so I’m ignoring that.

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    • lee

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      I am so glad that you are finding the information useful. Let me know how you go with the recipes and which ones you enjoy 🙂 x

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  • JD

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    I just bought your book “Heal Your Gut” from Big W. I ABSOLUTELY love it. Apart from all the amazingly well researched, informative and helpful information in there it is ABSOLUTELY the MOST beautiful book I’ve ever seen. Such high quality of presentation, from the quality of paper to the beautiful photos and graphics it truly is a pleasure to read.
    I made the Cauliflower and Turnip Soup using my own beef bone broth and I could live on that soup…..
    Thank you so much for producing such a one of a kind treasure.

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    • lee

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      Thanks so much for your feedback JD I am really glad you are enjoying the book and the recipes too 🙂

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  • Sally-Anne

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    Hi Lee, I need your help? I have all your books and just got the last one which I am excited to get started but I done the little quiz to see what dosha you are and I got all three 9 Vata,7 Pitta and 10 Kapha.
    I think I am Kapha but I’m not sure, I did leave a message on your FB page, I really would like some help as my weight is getting me down and I am real keen to get going, I just don’t want to buy stuff and I’ve got the wrong things thank you so much and hope to hear from you soon Sally-anne

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    • lee

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      You are quite balanced but for weight loss follow the kapha meal plan. Lee

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  • lisa

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    Hi Lee
    Just looking at this site for the first time after purchasing Heal Your Gut. I note you have not answered Meg
    20/03/2013 when she asked about previous study to your integrative nutrition and where you did your other studies! She says any advice appreciated but you left no reply.
    I myself am skeptical of you (shades of Belle Gibson).
    I have battled SLE and much more for 40 years and nutrition has made a huge difference to my health. Therefore I am questioning whether or not you really were diagnosed with an autoimmune disease given that you have so many credentials and so much knowledge which you must have acquired previous to your diagnosis- though you do not give timelines.
    You see I DO NOT BELIEVE that you could become so unwell with the knowledge you had about health and nutrition that you have been sharing over what I assume is many years, yet your illness was 6 years ago.
    As soon as I read the words about 6 years ago my heard sank and I became annoyed because it looked as though yet another person realises the money making potential of saying you where healed through what your espousing.
    Feel free to explain.

    Lisa

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    • lee

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      Hi Lisa, Thanks for your comment I must have missed the other one. I studied Food and Nutrition in Perth over 28 years ago and what I learned in school was so different to my actual learnings now. I never worked in nutrition until I got sick and then wanted to learn and research as much as I could so I completed IIN and also yoga teacher training but both of those happened after I was diagnosed with a non specific auto immune disease and fibromyalgia. I am currently studying at Naturecare college and thoroughly recommend it if you are looking to study. I am doing food psychology which is very interesting. In regards to not believing I have an auto immune disease I have no reason to make it up but I do I understand the skepticism however I can assure you my story is true. I’m surely not the first health and nutrition practitioner to suffer health issues. It’s one thing to study something but not always easy to apply it to your life. I, like many others, fell into bad habits created out of a hectic life. I chose fast and convenient food choices which, I’m sure, contributed to my gradual decline into chronic illness. Eight years ago I led a very different life. A single mum fending for her little family and not always looking after myself. It wore me down and I became unwell. At first I took the medical solution of a cocktail of drugs. I just didn’t work for me – the cure was worse than the disease. It’s from that situation I made the decision to look to food for answers. Fast forward six years and here I am. Healthier, happier but not completely free of my autoimmune symptoms. I still have symptoms but I know how to manage them now and my diet and lifestyle choices have really helped me. If it was money I was after I would have surely stuck with my well paid music industry career but I had to leave due to declining health. Supercharged Food is my all-consuming passion and it’s helped me and so many people lead healthier lives through nutritious and delicious food. I don’t expect everyone to relate to my story but I hope my recipes can inspire some people to make healthier food choices. My motivation (and why I spend 80 hours a week working on Supercharged Food) is really as simple as that but when it comes to what you personally believe in regards to my health I am not going to try and convince you otherwise.

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  • Carolina

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    @LISA
    March 29, 2016 at 5:03 am | #…… Please feel free to contact me as I would like to have a chat regarding what you asked in your question to Lee. I too am getting a bit of (shades of Belle Gibson).
    Hi Lee, I admire your passion and initiative for clean eating for nutrition and optimum health. Although, what I’m actually finding hard is that you claim to be, quote-“health and nutrition practitioner,” but where are your academic qualifications to give yourself this title. Have you completed a Health Science degree majoring in Nutritional and or Dietetic Medicine? As to understand how the body can heal through the specific active constituents contained within specific foods, you also need to understand the nutritional biochemistry and human biology and physiology to know how foods can heal. This kind of knowledge- unfortunately is not learnt in a 12 week certificate. Without this academic knowledge and understanding along with experience you could not possibly be qualified to give anyone health / nutritional advice. Homeostasis of health is multifaceted and you have to look at the person and their condition as a whole- you can’t just recommend and “treat” one condition. Yes, kudos to you for creating healthy recipes, and I would probably buy your books. It’s great to have a sugar free, gluten free, dairy free option that is nutritious, healthy and delicious to eat. I will be hoping the end of your books contain a reference list of citations from scientific medical journals giving evidence of your claims throughout your books. I, as a current student practitioner of Nutritional and Dietetic Medicine, would be a bit sceptical of taking advice on medical conditions and health from someone with no academic standing and credentials – when there are many experienced, educated accredited practitioners out there that have done the hard yards of learning the craft of how food is medicine and the healing power of nature and what the specific constituents and active ingredients are in foods and how they act within the body to prevent and or treat conditions and symptoms. I think I would have been more impressed if you had partnered up with a current Natural Practitioner of Nutritional Medicine and told your story. I love your passion, I relate somewhat to your story as I was a sole parent, my son has IBD and through nutrition he has kept his condition under control. It’s hard enough in this world as it is to influence healthy eating principles and your cook books are an awesome reflection of how good food can be a delight on the pallet but that’s how I see them without you being currently certified and graduated from a degree in the Health Sciences.

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    • lee

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      Hi Carolina, Thank you for your comment and I appreciate your honesty. All up I have studied for 4 years. 2 years food and nutrition advanced diploma, 1 year nutrition coaching, and 1 year certificate in food and nutritional professional coaching (nature care) plus I have a cooking background and studied Ayurvedic cookery. What I think is great about my Heal Your Gut book and online programs is that I have a team of experts much like you who give their specialist knowledge. Good luck with everything 🙂 Lee x

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      • Carolina

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        Beautiful 🙂 I am very happy and content with your reply. It is very hard in our profession and the health industry in general. Its a shame when a minority few make others look bad – I think we all know who these select individuals are. I love what you do and am a fan of your books and your passion. Keep up the great work. Our feild of work changes in advances daily. Science is our friend now more than ever before. I am a great advocate for Ayurvedic Medicine too. Cheers and again thank you for your reply. 🙂 Who knows we may even cross paths one day. Maybe you would be interested in writing a guest article for my website?

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  • Deanne

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    Hi Lee,
    I really like the sound of your books but I am concerned many recipes I will not be able to use as my family and I are nut, egg and soy free (as well as gluten, dairy, white fish shellfish). I realise we need to heal our guts with this many allergies. My daughter also can’t have mannitol (fodmap) which is cauli, sweet potato mushrooms watermelon and I suspect fructose problems with my son. Do you think I will be able to apply the protocol to my family?

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    • lee

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      Hi Deanne thanks for your comment. The best thing about the program and the recipes in the book is that ingredients can be swapped out to suit your dietary requirements. The recipes are gluten, wheat, dairy, yeast and sugar free. They are fruit free apart from berries and their is advice re fodmaps in the book and program. Lee

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  • Carol

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    Hi Lee, love your website. Just wondering where you did your holistic health coaching course. Currently looking at colleges to start my own studies and just wondered if you could recommend.
    Thanks so much
    Carol

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    • lee

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      I really like naturecare as a college. Lee

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  • Ann

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    Hi, Lee. I have had IBS for nearly ten years. I was told there was nothing organically wrong with me and it was stress causing it and to take Gastrostop. Your book Heal Your Gut was an inspiration. I went on the detox program and it did heal my gut. I have a small public group on Facebook called Ann’s Pantry – cooking for two. I am intending to put up a favourable review of your book on that page. I would like your permission to post my version of one or two of your soups on that page with the acknowledgement ‘inspired by Lee Holmes’. Would that be okay with you? I have just gone on the detox program again after a bout of flu which left an aftermath of digestive problems so somebody is bound to ask what detox program I am using.

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    • lee

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      Yes thats no problem at all and so happy you have great results. Lee

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  • Kelsey

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    Hi Lee,

    My hematologist has recently told me I have either cyclical nutropenia or autoimmune nutropenia which causes low neutrophils (type of white cell) which is why I get sick a lot. Is there anything you would recommend? Kelsey

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    • lee

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      I have found that an anti-inflammatory diet works well for my auto immune symptoms there are lots of recipes on this blog you can try 🙂 lee

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