Category: Recipes

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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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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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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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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Cravings Food Swaps

November 22nd, 2017 | Posted in Info | Recipes

If, despite reading the posts on The Whys and Wherefores of Cravings and Curb those Cravings you still have a craving but don't want to fall victim to processed, low nutrient foods, this post is for you. Cravings usually fall into 4 main categories: sugar and carbohydrates, salty foods, chocolate and cheese or creamy foods (ie: high fat foods). ...

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Curb Those Cravings

November 20th, 2017 | Posted in Info | Recipes | Uncategorized

For a better understanding of food cravings read the blog post on The Whys and Wherefores of Food Cravings. Then read these tips for how to overcome them: Stabilise blood sugar levels – avoid sugar, refined carbohydrates, caffeine and alcohol. Take regular moderate exercise – avoid sitting for long periods. Do small bouts of exercise ...

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Vegan Protein

October 24th, 2017 | Posted in Info | Recipes

There is much research to show that eating a largely vegan diet can help to reduce the risk of many diseases as well as being better for the planet. However, it is also possible to eat a vegan diet that does not provide everything that a healthy diet should. Eating animal products is an easy way to ensure that all essential amino acids (the ...

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Vegan Oils

October 20th, 2017 | Posted in Info | Recipes

There is much evidence to suggest that not only are unrefined oils beneficial and necessary for health, they also enhance the uptake of nutrients from the foods they accompany (1,2). Fortunately the plant kingdom supplies us with many delicious and varied sources of beneficial oils. Here are some tips for choosing and using oils: Avoid oils ...

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