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…

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…

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…

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…

Pesto – Paleo and dairy free

This delicious dairy free pesto is ideal for those who follow the Paleo lifestyle. It can be made with parsley, basil or coriander or a mixture. Using parsley gives it a slightly more subtle flavour. Ingredients: 1 cup of tightly packed organic parsley (you can also include basil or coriander) 1 cup organic nuts, lightly…

Zucchini hummus – Paleo

This delicious and creamy “hummus” is a great legume free alternative. Perfect for a Paleo lifestyle Ingredients: 2 medium zucchini, chopped ¾ cup tahini ¼ cup olive oil 1 lemon, juiced 2 medium to large cloves of garlic, crushed 1 teaspoon ground cumin ½ teaspoon Himalayan or sea salt   Add all ingredients, except the…

SUGAR – HOW to lick the habit

A past article on this website entitled “SUGAR – time to lick the habit” discussed the detrimental effects of sugar on the body. So by now you should be aware of how bad sugar is for you, but of course the next question is – How do I quit? As mentioned in the previous article,…

Frittata – zucchini, carrot and bacon – Paleo

Ingredients: 1 cup of firmly packed grated organic carrot (leave the skin on) 1 cup of firmly packed grated organic zucchini 1 cup of firmly packed grated organic red sweet potato (leave the skin on) or pumpkin 1 large organic onion, diced (or equivalent in green shallots) 8 free range organic eggs 4 tablespoons finely chopped parsley…

Cholesterol – the facts not the fear

CHOLESTEROL IS NOT BAD FOR YOU. There, I’ve said it. I’m sure there are people out there reading this and thinking “hey, hang on a minute, that’s not what my Doctor says”.  I’m also sure that if any pharmaceutical companies are reading this (which I’m sure they won’t be – natural health website) they would…