A feast of healthy discussion

Spring ~ Time to support your liver and gallbladder

March 19th, 2018 | Posted in Info | Recipes

In Traditional Chinese Medicine spring is considered a time of birth and regeneration and is associated with the wood element. Like a tree, in order to survive and grow we must be strong, but flexible enough to adapt to the challenges that come our way. The organs associated with the wood element are the liver and gall bladder which are said to be ...

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Spring Cleaning

March 15th, 2018 | Posted in Info | Recipes | Uncategorized

Having a really thorough spring clean is good for the mind, the body and the spirit. However, many household cleaning products are more toxic than the dirt and grime they are trying to remove. They may lead to skin problems, headaches and breathing difficulties as well as being environmentally destructive. Anti-bacterial products, such as those ...

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Spring Equinox Detox

March 13th, 2018 | Posted in Info

Planet earth has 2 equinoxes a year. This is when night and day are of equal length and it happens in March and September. This year the spring equinox is on the 20th March. The spring equinox is a great time to do a detox in preparation for the season ahead. First of all, it's important to know that your body is detoxifying all the time; if it ...

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Gluten Free Baking

February 21st, 2018 | Posted in Info | Recipes | Uncategorized

If you've read the blog post on Alternative Flours you may be keen to start experimenting with gluten free baking. Here are some recipes to inspire you. Feel free to adapt them to your own needs and tastes. Seedy Banana Loaf Green banana flour is high in resistant starch whilst ground almonds and seeds provide beneficial oils and protein. A ...

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Alternative Flours

February 19th, 2018 | Posted in Info | Uncategorized

Avoiding wheat no longer means a life deprived of cake, bread, crackers or biscuits. With the rise in people avoiding or reducing wheat and gluten, there are now many alternative flours that can be used in baked goods. They all have different properties in terms of taste, texture and nutritional value. Here's a quick look at just a few that are ...

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Natural Therapies vs Drugs

February 15th, 2018 | Posted in Info | Recipes | Uncategorized

When we are ill or injured the body immediately starts to fight the disease or begins the healing and repair processes. Often the symptoms of illness and repair are signs that the immune system is active an area. Inflammation, pain, pus and redness are all produced by the immune system and show that it is working hard to heal, repair and protect ...

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Healthy Home Made Valentine’s Treats

February 12th, 2018 | Posted in Recipes

Valentine's chocolates are everywhere and most of them are not particularly good for the heart, even if they are sent from the heart. Here are some healthier treats that are both heart warming and heart healthy. Some contain small amounts of sugar or optional sweetness so you can tailor them to your own, or your loved one's, tastes. They are ...

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Daily Detoxing – Lifestyle Tips

January 25th, 2018 | Posted in Uncategorized

It's not just what you eat and drink that can affect your body's organs of elimination and detoxification. How you live, how you move, the products you use and your environment can all play a part. Here are some tips for cleaning up your life. See also the blog on Daily Detoxing – Dietary Tips. Oil pulling – to cleanse the mouth try swishing ...

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Daily Detoxing – Dietary Tips

January 19th, 2018 | Posted in Uncategorized

The body is detoxing and cleansing all the time. The liver, kidneys, lymph, bowels and skin all work together to detoxify and eliminate what is not needed. However, the festive season may have put an extra burden on these organs making January a good time to get back on track with healthy diet and lifestyle intentions and to up the ante on the ...

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Lifestyle Health Trends 2018

January 17th, 2018 | Posted in Uncategorized

To complement the blog post on Dietary Health Trends of 2018 here are some non-dietary trends that may be on the increase this year. Planetary Protection Along with the move towards diets that focus on plant foods, organic foods and locally grown foods for both health and environmental reasons the move towards lifestyles that reduce the damage ...

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