Vitamin D

Vitamin D

Vitamin D is a hormone (rather than a vitamin) that is so important for so much of our bodies. It helps absorb and utilise calcium, it helps to strengthen our immune systems (there's evidence that it may protect against severe corona) as well as improving muscle...

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Natural Support for a Healthy Pregnancy

Natural Support for a Healthy Pregnancy

Planning for Pregnancy Pregnancy can be an amazing time filled with wondrous expectation.  Some women have a relatively easy pregnancy and others find it may be a bit more challenging. There are lots of ways to help support your body naturally while you're preparing...

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FODMAP Friendly Breakfast Smoothie Recipes

FODMAP Friendly Breakfast Smoothie Recipes

Even though the ingredients in these recipes are FODMAP friendly, leave any out (or swap for safe ones) if you know you react to them. Honeydew and Kiwifruit Smoothie Ingredients ½ cup honeydew melon, peeled and cubed (can be substituted for cucumber)½ kiwifruit,...

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Fructose Malabsorption

Fructose Malabsorption

Image by Darko Djurin from Pixabay Fructose is the sugar found naturally in fruits, fruit juices, some vegetables and honey. Fructose is also one of the components in sugar (sucrose is made up of fructose and glucose), as well as high-fructose corn syrup (which is...

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Insomnia and Sleep Hygiene

Insomnia and Sleep Hygiene

As you've no doubt heard, good quality sleep is vital for both healing and ongoing health. While we're sleeping our body is busy restocking our supply of hormones, processing significant toxins, repairing damaged tissue, generating vital white blood cells for...

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Staying Sane in Lockdown

Staying Sane in Lockdown

Do you feel like you woke up to find your world has turned upside down? For the first time in most of our lives we're facing a change in our routine that's completely out of our control and that can produce feelings of fear and anxiety.If you're struggling to cope...

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Ginger Tea

Ginger Tea

Grate or blend fresh, organic ginger root (if it’s organic, I don’t usually peel it), put 1 x tablespoon of root and it’s juice into the mesh of a glass teapot, cover with boiling water and leave to steep for five minutes. Pour into cups and have as it is or add a...

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Fibre – Soluble and Insoluble

Fibre – Soluble and Insoluble

There are two kinds of fibre; soluble and insoluble. Soluble fibre dissolves into a gel-like substance when it comes into contact with digestive fluids. Insoluble fibre remains mostly intact and forms bulk for the stools to help keep the GI and bowels moving. Best...

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Bed Time Smoothie

Bed Time Smoothie

Soothing and Calming Ingredients: 1/2 cup raw whole rolled oats - soothe the nervous system and contain tryptophan1 cup brewed chamomile tea (cooled) - a well known sedative1 cup sour cherry juice (or more tea) - contains natural melatonin1 large banana (fresh or...

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Xeno-Oestrogens

What are xeno-oestrogens? Xeno-oestrogens are synthetic, man-made compounds that mimic the action of naturally occurring oestrogen produced in our cells and can alter hormonal balance and activity.  Xeno-oestrogens are exacerbating any oestrogen related...

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Creamy Salmon Pasta

Creamy Salmon Pasta

Ingredients Salmon and Sauce: 1 tbsp olive oil1 brown onion peeled and chopped2 cloves garlic peeled and minced1 large red capsicum chopped1 - 2 rashes of bacon (nitrate free if possible) - optional1 large tin of salmon or 3 pieces of boneless salmon doesn't matter if...

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Sai Bread

Sai Bread

Ingredients 1 cup Sunflower Seeds1/2 cup Flaxseeds1/2 cup Hazlenuts, Walnuts, Almonds or Brazil nuts - roughly chopped 1 1/2 cups rolled oats (use Quinoa if intolerant to Oats)2 Tbsp Chia Seeds4 Tbsp Psyllium Husks1 tsp Sea Salt1 Tbsp Maple syrup (optional)3 Tbsp...

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