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 (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

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

The Coconut Oil Craze – Should I Jump on the Bandwagon Too?
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  Yes you should (end of post). But what exactly is it about coconut oil that makes it so healthy? And which type is best? Let’s dive into some of the fascinating research and find out.   Coconut oil is a special kind of fat Coconut oil is fat and contains the same 9 calories per gram as other fats. … Read More

The Truth Behind Artificial Sweeteners
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  You probably know the negative health effects of eating too much sugar, especially “added sugars” like in soft drink, confectionery, baked goods, and many commercially-available cereals, just to name a few.  Added sugar is hiding just about everywhere in the supermarket.   Yes, ingesting refined sugar spikes your blood sugar and insulin, and increases your risk for a whole … Read More

Recipe (Myth-free salad, filling and nutritious): Kale Cucumber Salad
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  Serves 2   Salad 4 cups kale, divided 1 cup cooked beans of your choice (white beans, chickpeas, etc.) 1 cup cooked quinoa, divided 1 cucumber, sliced and divided Cucumber Dill Dressing ½ cup tahini ½ lemon, juiced 2 tbsp dill ½ cup cucumber, chopped 1 green onion, chopped ½ tsp maple syrup 2 dashes salt 2 dashes black … Read More

Common Weight Loss Myths Busted
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  Weight loss advice is so common (and contentious) now. There are competing opinions everywhere.   I say, forget about “who’s right” and let’s focus on “what’s right.” Because what gets results is what I’m focusing on in this post. I respect you too much to make empty promises and try to sell you on something that doesn’t work. There … Read More

Recipe (Vegetable Dip): Hommus
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Makes about 2 cups   1  can chickpeas drained & rinsed ⅓ cup tahini 1 garlic clove 2 tbsp sesame oil 2 tbsp lemon juice 1 dash salt 1 dash pepper   Put all ingredients into a food processor and blend until smooth. You may need to thin it out with a bit of water, so add it 1 or … Read More

Five Weight-Loss Friendly Snacks You Will Love
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  The words “weight-loss” and “snacks” often appear in the same sentence. But that might also bring thoughts of “tasteless,” “cardboard,” and “completely unsatisfying.”   Right?   Let me give you my best weight-loss friendly snacks that aren’t just nutritious but also delicious! What’s my criteria you ask? They have to be nutrient-dense whole foods where a little goes a … Read More

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