After being diagnosed with an autoimmune disease six years ago I was advised to be on consistent, strong medication. This was not something I was happy with doing for the rest of my life. That’s when I started looking to improve my condition via nutrition, which sparked my interest in gut health. One of my favourite books was ‘Eat Yourself Healthy’ by Dr Megan Rossi (PhD).
In the book, I loved the section on the mix and match porridge and the DIY granola to bring variation to my breakfasts. The spicy bean burgers are also a family favourite!
I quickly realised that having a high diversity of plants and whole foods in my diet was one way in which I could improve my gut. I also introduced fermented foods after reading about them improving gut health for inflammation. This has allowed me to stay on the lowest dose of the medication, managing the disease the best I can. Not only this, my sleep, energy levels and overall health have improved.