Stress and its impact on your body – Part 2

In Part 1 of “Stress and its impact on your body”, I discussed the impact of stress on the digestive and immune systems. The impact of stress plays a role in many health conditions, and affects virtually every bodily system, mainly through the release of cortisol and adrenalin from the adrenal glands. These essential hormones…

Zucchini Flatbread – Paleo

350 grams grated zucchini ½ teaspoon Himalayan or Celtic salt Another ¼ teaspoon Himalayan or Celtic salt 3 eggs – large or jumbo size 2 tablespoons flour. I used Green Banana Flour but you could use Quinoa ½ tablespoon Chia Seeds 1 tablespoon fresh coriander, finely chopped – optional Preheat oven to 160 degrees Celcius….

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…

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…

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…

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…