Recipe (Relaxing Teas): Relaxing Herbal Teas
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  There are many relaxing herbal teas that would be great after meditation. Try any of these by steeping in boiling water: Green tea (has a bit of caffeine, or you can choose decaffeinated green tea) White tea (also has a bit of caffeine, or you can choose decaffeinated white tea) Rooibos tea Peppermint tea (or steep fresh peppermint leaves) … Read More

Recipe (healthy fat): Mayonnaise
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Makes about 1 ½ cups   1 large or extra large egg 2 tsp lemon juice ½ tsp salt 1 tsp Dijon mustard 1 clove garlic 1 cup olive or avocado oil     Instructions Add all ingredients except oil to your food processor. Process until creamy (about 10 seconds).   With the food processor running, add a few drops … Read More

Healthy vs. Unhealthy Fats
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  All fat is NOT created equal!   Fat is one of the three critical macronutrients; along with protein and carbohydrates. Some fats are super-health-boosting; and, others are super-health-busting.   Health-building fats support your brain, hormones, immune system, heart health, and moods. Health-busting fats pretty much bust all of these (brain, hormones, immune system, heart health, and moods). So, this … Read More

Multivitamins: Are They Really a Waste of Money?
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  Multivitamins are exactly what they sound like: multiple vitamins. They’re supplements that contain several different vitamins in each one. They can also contain several minerals and other ingredients like amino acids or fatty acids. And because there are multiple ingredients, there are low doses of each ingredient.   In fact, they are the most commonly used supplements in the … Read More

Why Am I Always Hungry?
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If you often feel hungry, you are not alone!   There are many reasons to feel hungry. Of course, the most obvious one is that you are actually physically hungry. Perhaps your stomach is empty, your blood sugar has dropped, and your hunger hormones are having a party.   But other times, the hunger may not be physical hunger. It … Read More

Recipe (All-natural): Apple Muffins
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  Serves 12 1 cup quick oats, uncooked 1 tsp cinnamon 1 cup cooked quinoa 3 tbsp maple syrup 1 cup chopped apples 2 eggs, lightly beaten   Preheat oven to 180C. In a large bowl, mix the quick oats and cinnamon. Add the quinoa and mix again. Now add maple syrup, apples and eggs, and mix until just combined. … Read More

The Real Deal About Artificial Flavours
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   Let me ask you this: Have you looked at the ingredients on a food label lately? How about a “processed” food label; like famous brands of biscuits, cereals, or junky snack foods?   Do you have those ingredients in your house? Do you even know what all of those ingredients are?   There are a tonne of artificial, chemical, … Read More

Here’s How to Make Cooking More Fun
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  If you don’t love cooking, maybe I can help to make it more fun for you? I really enjoy cooking – but even so, there are times I don’t find cooking to be all that fun – especially during a busy week. I can get into a rut just like everyone else.   So that’s why I’ve listed my … Read More

Recipe (relaxing chamomile): Chamomile Peach Iced Tea
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  Serves 1 1 cup steeped chamomile tea, cooled 1 peach, diced   Place both ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth. Add ice if desired.   Serve & enjoy!   Tip: You can use fresh or frozen peaches.    

Recipe (Coconut Oil): Homemade Healthy Chocolate
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  Serves 12   ⅓ cup coconut oil, melted 1 cup cocoa/cacao powder 4 tablespoons maple syrup 2 dashes salt 4 tablespoons slivered almonds   Melt coconut oil, and whisk in maple syrup, salt, and cocoa/cacao powder until smooth. Stir in slivered almonds until evenly distributed. Pour into an ice cube tray and freeze. Store in fridge or freezer to … Read More

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