IN THE MIDST OF AN EPIDEMIC

50% of deaths for people aged less than 75 are potentially avoidable deaths.  (The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare)  Australians are dying in huge numbers by preventable diseases and the numbers are increasing each year. It is predicted that the average lifespan is in decline – in other words, our children will not live…

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 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…

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…

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…

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…