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…

PALEO – Is it just a trend?

There has been much publicity recently regarding the “Paleo Diet”. Advocates tell us it is the only way to eat in order to remain healthy and disease free. Critics say it is just a trend, there is no science behind it whatsoever and it is even dangerous. So what is the truth? As usual with…

Detoxing – What is it and do you need to?

There is a lot of talk about “detoxing”, and many different ideas as to what constitutes a “detox” but what exactly is it, how do you do it, and do you actually need to do it? WHAT IS A DETOX? Detox is short for detoxification, which is the process of removing toxic substances from the…

Turmeric Tea

This delicious hot tea gives you all the amazing health benefits of turmeric, ginger and coconut oil. The turmeric is anti inflammatory, is a tonic for the liver, kidney and heart health, helps lower triglycerides, is a powerful antioxidant, is anti cancer and can act as an anti depressant. The ginger is also anti inflammatory, is…

TURMERIC – A Health Elixir

Turmeric (botanical name Curcuma longa) is a member of the ginger family and with its distinctive bright orange colour, has been used as a medicinal plant for nearly 6,000 years. The part of the plant that is used is called the rhizome, which is an underground stem. Turmeric is one of the most researched plants…

Parsley health benefits

Parsley is far more than just a garnish on the side of your plate. This underutilised and underestimated herb is packed full of nutrition and contains many health benefits. Just 30 grams of parsley will supply you with the following percentages of recommended daily intake of the various nutrients: Vitamin A – 47%. Vitamin A…

Zucchini chips – Paleo

These zucchini chips are a healthy and tasty snack. Great for lunchboxes. Slice zucchini thinly either lengthways into slices or into circles and lightly coat in coconut oil or olive oil then sprinkle with some himalayan or sea salt. Then, simply dehydrate until crispy. You can eat them plain or use them to dip into hummus…

Fluid retention juice

This is a great juice if you are suffering from fluid retention, which can be an uncomfortable problem around menstruation time. Too much table salt in the diet and certain medications can also cause fluid retention. Ingredients: 1 carrot 1 small cucumber 1 slice of pineapple ¼ inch knob of ginger Juice away!! By Andrea…

Digestive smoothy

This is a great smoothy if you are having digestive problems. The pineapple (particularly the core) contains an enzyme called Bromelain which helps to digest protein. It is also anti inflammatory. Paw Paw contains an enzyme called Papain, which also aids in digestion and is also anti inflammatory. Ginger and lemon also aid digestion. Be careful…

Salmon Patties – Paleo

Ingredients: 350 grams of white sweet potato 1 x 400gram can of wild caught salmon, drained, bones in ½ teaspoon Himalayan or sea salt Pepper to taste 2-3 tablespoons of lemon juice (adjust according to taste) 1 firmly packed teaspoon of freshly grated ginger (adjust according to taste) 3 tablespoons finely chopped parsley leaves Method:…