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:…

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…

LEPTIN – and its role in weight issues

Since the hormone leptin was discovered in 1994, there has been a lot of hype about it being an anti obesity hormone. Leptin is sold on the internet as a “magic bullet” to lose weight. Just take leptin and the weight will drop off. So what is the truth about leptin? Leptin is a protein…

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,…

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…

Immune System Support

The immune system is a complicated and intricate system designed to protect us from invading pathogens and subsequent illness. It has the ability to recognise invaders in our system and mount a defence to fight them. During this process of recognising invaders and mounting a defence, we can develop mild symptoms of a sore throat,…

Vegetarian Protein Combining

What are proteins? Proteins are the building blocks of the body, needed to construct virtually all parts of the body such as cells, tissue, organs, fluids, enzymes and hormones. A protein is made up of individual amino acids, most of which can be synthesised within the body. However, there are 9 amino acids which cannot…

Organic produce – the most important ones to buy

We are continually surrounded and bombarded with chemicals in the form of environmental toxins, airborne pollutants, food additives, personal hygiene chemicals, pesticides and many more. The body does an incredible job in filtering and excreting these toxins, but doing so can place a lot of pressure on our vital organs. And although a lot of chemicals…

ENERGY LEVELS LOW? How to boost them naturally

# SLEEP … Most people at various times in their life suffer from poor sleep. A good night’s sleep is essential to help re-charge your batteries and to help repair and rejuvenate your body.  For those who suffer from insomnia, that feeling of tiredness and low energy can seem never ending. So to help achieve…

STRESS – and what it can do to your body

Stress is the body’s reaction to harmful situations — whether they’re real or perceived. These situations can be physical, mental, emotional or environmental. Stress is a normal part of life and can actually be good for the body. For example, when the immune system is stressed by a foreign invader, it jumps into action and…

STRESSED? – How to lower it naturally

When it comes to stress, it is important to understand that it is not the actual stressors that are the problem, it is how we react to them. You could have 10 people who are subjected to the same stressors, maybe losing their job, financial worries, running late for an important appointment, but they will…