DEEP BREATHING TECHNIQUE

Deep breathing has many amazing, positive impacts on our body. One of the most obvious benefits is to help reduce stress and anxiety. Start with just a couple of minutes of deep breathing in the morning and evening and build up to 15 – 20 minutes if possible. Even building up to 5 or 10…

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 – 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…

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,…

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…

Depression, anxiety and mental health – the nutritional connection

The human brain is an exceptionally complicated organ with around 100 billion brain cells in the average adult. Every single emotion, thought and action relies on communication between these cells and it is the role of chemicals called neurotransmitters to trigger this communication. Research has shown that most mental disorders involve imbalanced levels of or…

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…