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

Mindfulness and Meditation…Do They Really Work?
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  Well…yes, they do really work. The fact is, science shows definite health benefits for people who use mindfulness and meditation. Before we dive in, let’s just make sure we’re on the same page when we say “mindfulness” and “meditation.” “Meditation” is the ancient practice of connecting the body and mind to become more self-aware and present. It’s often used … 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

Recipe (Nutrient Dense): Superfood Salad
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  Serves 2   2 handfuls of greens (e.g. kale, spinach, rocket, etc.) ½ cucumber, chopped 1 avocado, chopped 1 capsicum, chopped 1 carrot, grated 2 handfuls grape tomatoes 2 handfuls fresh berries 2 grilled salmon fillets (optional) ¼ cup hemp seeds   Salad Dressing: 3 tbsp cider vinegar 2 tsp Dijon mustard 2 tsp honey or maple syrup 1 … 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 (Filling): Slow-Cooker Roast Beef and Potatoes
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  Serves 6 2 onions, sliced (do this and go to step 1 before preparing the rest of the ingredients) 1.8kg beef – suitable for roasting 450g potatoes, peeled & chopped 450g carrots, peeled & sliced 2 celery sticks, sliced 2 dashes dried thyme or sage or parsley 2 cloves garlic crushed 2 dashes salt & pepper   Instructions Place … 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

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