A feast of healthy discussion

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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Dietary Trends for 2018

January 15th, 2018 | Posted in Info | Uncategorized

2018 is likely to see some new trends in the wellness world as well as a continuation of some things that have already begun to infiltrate our lives. Here are a few that seem likely to feature in blogs, books, conversations and maybe your life, this year: The Role of the Gut in Overall Health The balance of organisms in the gut play a huge part ...

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Have a Healthy Hearty Christmas

December 15th, 2017 | Posted in Uncategorized

Christmas is meant to be a joyful time of togetherness and celebration. However, the “holiday effect” shows that death rates from heart related problems rise over the Christmas and New Year period (1). The effect is even seen in New Zealand where Christmas is during the summer time (2). This shows that the increase in deaths is a result of the ...

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Herbs and Supplements to Reduce Bloating

December 13th, 2017 | Posted in Info | Uncategorized

There are many herbs and supplements that can reduce bloating and may even help to address the underlying causes. Here are a few: Probiotics – these are beneficial bacteria that can help to normalise bowel function. However, if there is a build up of bacteria in the small intestine that shouldn't be there (as in SIBO) then it may be ...

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Dietary and Lifestyle Strategies to Reduce Bloating

December 11th, 2017 | Posted in Info | Uncategorized

There are a number of dietary and lifestyle strategies that can reduce bloating. Some of these will also help to address the underlying causes of bloating. Here are a few tips to get you started: Avoid foods to which you are intolerant – this may include the usual suspects such as gluten, dairy, eggs and soy, but there may be others. ...

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Bloating Blues

December 7th, 2017 | Posted in Info | Uncategorized

Bloating can strike at any time of year but during times of festivities when more food is eaten and where there is less control over what you eat bloating can be a regular hazaard. Bloating is often caused by a build up of gas or liquid in the intestines. The underlying causes can be innocuous and circumstantial but chronic and persistent bloating ...

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Making Unhealthy Foods Healthier

November 24th, 2017 | Posted in Info | Recipes | Uncategorized

If you've read the posts on The Whys and Wherefores of Cravings and Curb those Cravings you'll have begun to understand some of the reasons for cravings and what to do about them. Cravings are often for foods that are high in calories and low in nutrients. But eating high nutrient foods will be more satisfying in the long term. So here are some ...

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