GOING NUTS OVER NUTS?

Eat lots of healthy nuts and seeds instead of refined carbohydrates.          Correct?          Not necessarily!! Oh no! More confusion with regards to what is healthy and unhealthy Nuts and seeds ARE extremely good for you, but the right type and the right quantity is essential. Nuts and seeds contain…

ARTIFICIAL SWEETENERS – are they worth the risks?

“Drinking one artificially sweetened drink a day could triple your risk of having a stroke or developing dementia” This is a powerful statement, published in various newspapers around the world since it was reported in April 2017. The statement was from recent US research by the Boston University and published in Stroke medical journal. Researchers…

SAFFRON – the natural way to treat depression

Every year, about one in 25 Australian adults meets the criteria for being diagnosed with depression, with women more likely to be diagnosed compared to men (9.9% for women compared to 5.6% for men) More than 1 in 10 people are currently taking anti depressants, with Australia being the second highest prescriber of anti depressant…

Rice – does it really contain arsenic?

Arsenic is a chemical element present in the soil, water and air. There are 2 different types of arsenic – organic and inorganic (nothing to do with farming practises). When arsenic atoms bond with carbon atoms, the arsenic is referred to as “organic”. When the arsenic atoms do not bond with carbon atoms, it is…

A Journey to Finding Inner Peace

Would you like to be free of negative emotions and thoughts such as anger, frustration, resentfulness, regret, bitterness, anxiety, worry, stress? Are you a compulsive thinker, your mind going over and over problems? Would you like to learn how to clear your mind, how to live in the moment and how to experience inner peace?…

Thirsty? The importance of hydration.

On average a human can survive 3 weeks without food but only 3 days without water, although circumstance obviously plays a big part in how long we can survive. The average human adult’s body is made up of around 60% water and an infant around 75%. Your brain is made up of around 73% water….

Stress and its impact on your body – Part 5

In this final part to the series on stress and its impact on your body, I will be looking at the impact of stress on your adrenal glands and hormones. Adrenal health: The adrenal glands are 2 small glands located on the top of your kidneys. They are made up of 2 parts – the…

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…

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…

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…

Digestive problems – bloating, discomfort? Don’t ignore the symptoms

Do you suffer from bloating, flatulence or discomfort, constipation or diarrhoea? Do you just put up with the symptoms because they are not that bad? Are you aware of the damage that can be occurring in your digestive system by ignoring these symptoms? This article will focus on the more obvious signs of a digestive…