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Go Bananas!

April 21st, 2017 | Posted in Info | Recipes | Uncategorized

Looking for a versatile, grain free, gluten free flour? Look no further than green banana flour. Green banana flour is made using bananas that are harvested before they have fully ripened and hence before the starch has turned to sugar. This means it is not sweet like normal banana flour and can replace other flours in both savoury and sweet ...

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April – Stress Awareness Month

April 18th, 2017 | Posted in Info | Uncategorized

April is Stress Awareness Month during which time health care professionals across the country aim to increase public awareness about both the causes and cures for our modern stress epidemic. There's probably not an adult alive in the western world who has not talked about being stressed at some point in their lives. Stress can be psychological, ...

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Mother’s Day Treats

March 15th, 2017 | Posted in Info | Recipes

Mother's day is a good opportunity to celebrate the mother of the family as well as mother figures in society. Mother's day always falls 3 weeks before Easter Sunday meaning the date changes each year. This year mothering Sunday is on the 26th March. Don't miss this opportunity to spoil your mum or wife with flowers, chocolates and breakfast in ...

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Marvellous, Magical Chia Seeds

March 13th, 2017 | Posted in Info | Recipes

Chia seeds have been used for centuries as both food and medicine in central and southern America. It is only relatively recently that the western world has caught on to the magic of chia seeds. Research has confirmed that chia seeds have a wide range of health promoting properties. Whether you want to lose weight, improve blood sugar control or ...

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Almonds and Almond Oil

March 10th, 2017 | Posted in Info | Uncategorized

If you've ever had an aromatherapy massage you've probably experienced the skin rejuvenating effects of almond oil as it is often used as a carrier oil for essential oils.  But it is more than just a vehicle for other oils. Ancient Chinese, Ayurvedic and Greco-Persian schools of Medicine have all long since used almond oil to treat dry skin ...

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St Patrick’s Day – Green is the Colour!

March 8th, 2017 | Posted in Uncategorized

The colour green is associated with many things ranging from the environmental movement, nature, spring, envy, naivety, and of course Ireland, also known as the Emerald Isle.  The national day of Ireland, or St Patrick's day, is celebrated on the 17th March. You'll know when it comes around because the colour green will be everywhere! This seems ...

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Chocolate for All

February 14th, 2017 | Posted in Uncategorized

So, even if you haven't got a romantic lover to shower with Valentine's chocolates, you almost certainly have people in your life who could benefit. Whether you are buying chocolate as a gift or as a treat to yourself you may be doing more good than you think. There is increasing evidence that chocolate deserves its place in health food shops. ...

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The Many Types of Love

February 13th, 2017 | Posted in Uncategorized

We couldn't pass through Valentine's day without thinking about the importance of love and intimacy in human health. Love, lust, attachment and attraction are basically chemical reactions mediated by neurotransmitters and hormones (1,2). These stimulate emotions and behaviours that aid survival of the species (1).  When people think of love they ...

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Foster Daily Healthy Habits

January 26th, 2017 | Posted in Info | Uncategorized

Whilst having periods dedicated to cleansing these should not be a substitute for a healthy diet and lifestyle. Use January to establish new long term habits.For example, you could aim to:Eat 8 portions of fruit or vegetables a day. Aim for 2 of these to be green vegetablesDrink herbal or fruit teas or water throughout the dayInclude plant ...

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Cleansing Techniques

January 24th, 2017 | Posted in Info

During your January Cleasnse as well as dietary measures there are many ways of supporting the body in its cleansing process. Here are a few suggestions:MassageMassage gets the lymph and circulation moving. Its through these systems that waste products and toxins are transported to the liver and kidneys for elimination from the body. To make an ...

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