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…

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…

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 – 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…

Sweet Potato wedges – Paleo

These are a tasty and healthy alternative to frozen chips and perfect for those wanting to follow a healthy Paleo lifestyle. They are crispy on the outside and deliciously creamy on the inside. 3 medium orange sweet potatoes, washed, optionally peeled and cut into ½ inch thick even slices. (You can cut thinner or thicker if…

Parsley health benefits

Parsley is far more than just a garnish on the side of your plate. This underutilised and underestimated herb is packed full of nutrition and contains many health benefits. Just 30 grams of parsley will supply you with the following percentages of recommended daily intake of the various nutrients: Vitamin A – 47%. Vitamin A…

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…

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…