Creamy cashew cheese

For those following a dairy free diet, you no longer have to miss out on beautiful smooth, creamy textures. This cashew cheese is simple to make, tastes delicious and is full of wonderful probiotics for good digestive health. Use as a dip for vegetables or biscuits, spread it on my zucchini flatbread, my nut and…

Stress and your body – Part 4

The first 3 parts of this series on stress covered the impact on the digestive and immune system, skin conditions, migraines, headaches, insomnia and cardiovascular health. It should now be obvious just how far reaching stress is with regards to negative impacts on the body, and how it is not only high levels of stress,…

Stress and its impact on your body – Part 3

In Part 1 and 2 of this series on the impact of stress on your body, I looked at the impact of stress – both high levels and chronic low levels – on the Digestive and Immune systems, on skin conditions, headaches and migraines. Part 3 of this series will investigate the impact of stress…

Stress and its impact on your body – Part 2

In Part 1 of “Stress and its impact on your body”, I discussed the impact of stress on the digestive and immune systems. The impact of stress plays a role in many health conditions, and affects virtually every bodily system, mainly through the release of cortisol and adrenalin from the adrenal glands. These essential hormones…

Zucchini Flatbread – Paleo

350 grams grated zucchini ½ teaspoon Himalayan or Celtic salt Another ¼ teaspoon Himalayan or Celtic salt 3 eggs – large or jumbo size 2 tablespoons flour. I used Green Banana Flour but you could use Quinoa ½ tablespoon Chia Seeds 1 tablespoon fresh coriander, finely chopped – optional Preheat oven to 160 degrees Celcius….

Stress and your body – Part 1

In this 5 part series, I will be investigating the impact of stress on various body systems. This first part will look at the impact stress has on the digestive system and the immune system. Stress is something that we all encounter on a daily basis. Our bodies are designed to respond to stress in…

Berber omelette – Paleo

The quantities in this recipe serve 2 people. This is a delicious, healthy breakfast with a good balance of protein, carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals. Full of antioxidants, it is great way to start your day. You can make a batch of the basic sauce and store it in the fridge so each morning, all you…

EARTHING – the science behind it.

Humans have been walking barefoot for hundreds of thousands of years – up until very recently that is. With the introduction of shoes (and specifically synthetic soled shoes), we have lost our vital connection to the earth. You go for a nice long barefoot walk in the bush or the beach and come back feeling…

Healthy eating – we have lost our way

We have lost our way when it comes to food and nutrition. We eat for the wrong reasons – we eat to fill ourselves physically and emotionally. We are hungry and we grab food that we know will satisfy our hunger, and not give thought to satisfying our body’s need for nutrition. We are emotionally…

Turmeric – an alternative to anti depressant medication?

Turmeric, botanical name Curcuma longa, has been used for thousands of years as a medicinal herb. It has been used traditionally in countries such as India, China and Thailand for conditions as varied as poor digestion, skin conditions, jaundice, insect bites, fevers, sprains, arthritis and gastrointestinal ulcers. There have been thousands of studies investigating the…

DEEP BREATHING TECHNIQUE

Deep breathing has many amazing, positive impacts on our body. One of the most obvious benefits is to help reduce stress and anxiety. Start with just a couple of minutes of deep breathing in the morning and evening and build up to 15 – 20 minutes if possible. Even building up to 5 or 10…

DEEP BREATHING –reduces stress and anxiety and a whole lot more

It happens automatically. We inhale, we exhale. We all know it is essential to life but are you doing it correctly? Seems like a strange question, we all know how to breathe don’t we? In actual fact, most of us don’t know how to breathe properly. If you asked the average person do they deep…