Why is fermented food good for us?

By |September 28th, 2017|

It smells, it sometimes tastes a bit funny so why are these jars of bacteria good for us?

First of all, let’s discuss what fermentation is:

Fermentation is the breakdown of sugar into an acid or alcohol.

With vegetables this process is known as lacto (healthy bacteria lactobacillus) fermentation and when vegetables are sliced and soaked in a […]

Love your Coconut Oil

By |September 14th, 2017|

There has been a lot of talk lately about coconut oil and saturated fats being bad for us.I would have liked to say that it is debatable, that there are arguments on both sides and that it is advisable to learn the subject and make up your mind, but I don’t feel comfortable saying it […]

Are these 6 Common Foods Good for Us?

By |June 28th, 2017|

When it comes to our health, diet and nutrition, it sometimes seems like an impossible mission. Yes, I want to eat better, feel better and look better. But the information out there is so confusing!

Fat is bad – no it’s good! Coffee is bad for you – but it has all these antioxidants that are […]

Does fat make us fat?

By |May 31st, 2017|

This is as common question I get asked all the time – ‘does eating foods high in fat make me put on weight?’
With summer around the corner it’s time to know your facts on fat.
Cholesterol is mostly made by the body in the liver. It’s carried in the blood as low density lipoprotein (LDL)
and high […]

Food: Allergy vs Intolerance?

By |April 27th, 2017|

Food Allergy
With a food allergy, the immune system is involved and the response is usually immediate and dramatic.  A food intolerance tends to have a slow onset (hours, days or even weeks). It happens when a person is unable to break down and digest a particular food, often because of a lack of appropriate enzymes. […]

Lindi’s Immune Boosting Smoothie

By |April 27th, 2017|

Lindi our qualified Nutritional Therapist has shared her Immune boosting smoothie to help prevent & support colds.
Ingredients
1/2 avocado
1 TBSP chopped up ginger
1 tsp Turmeric
handful spinach
1/2 cup pineapple
1 small orange
1 tsp sunflower seed or any nut butter
1 scoop protein powder
top up with water
Blend all together and enjoy (the avocado and nut butter helps make it creamy and delicious […]

Food sensitivity test

By |March 29th, 2017|

Our natural state is to be well and healthy. Our body is designed to heal itself. However, modern diet, stress, toxins and environmental pollution can undermine our healing potential and leave us open to various health complaints.
Do you suffer from digestive problems or low energy?
Food Sensitivity Testing – Perhaps you have food intolerance’s or sensitivities. […]

42% of cancers are preventable by lifestyle changes

By |March 1st, 2017|

You may have noticed we are always reminded about all types of cancers. I have worked with cancer patients for many years, and as something that has touched my family and friends, is an area I feel passionate about. It seems there is hardly anyone who doesn’t know someone who has been diagnosed with one […]

Water – the best detoxifier!

By |January 3rd, 2017|

As a reflexologist I am always telling my clients to drink more water and if you are doing a detox this January after the feasting of the holidays, water should be an important part of your plan! It will improve your digestion and help your organs flush out the waste and toxins. Even without the […]

Does Hayfever Spoil Your Summer? 8 Easy Ways to Ease Hayfever Symptoms

By |July 18th, 2016|

For those of you who suffer from hayfever you will have noticed the recent rise in the pollen count
and may well be finding that symptoms are affecting the quality of day to day life.

Hayfever is something I have battled with since I was an adolescent and it has blighted many summers of my youth. I […]