What to Eat for Healthy Skin
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  There are so many things that can go wrong with the skin: dryness, redness, blemishes, etc. Healthy skin is a reflection of internal health. There are many creams and cosmetics to put on top of your skin. But, there are also lots of things you can do to nurture and nourish your skin to better health from the inside. … Read More

Recipe (Omega-3 vitamin C rich): Not Your Typical Salmon Salad
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Serves 2   4 cups baby spinach (or mixed greens) 1 capsicum, chopped 1 cup cherry tomatoes ½ large cucumber, chopped 140g smoked salmon, or 1 can salmon, roughly chopped Drizzle of your favourite (gluten-free, dairy-free) dressing   Instructions Place 2 cups of greens into each of 2 bowls. Top with veggies and salmon. Drizzle with dressing.   Serve & … Read More

Bloating – 5 Natural Ways to Deal with a Bloated Belly
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  Do you ever feel a bit “overextended” in the belly after a meal? Perhaps “gassy?” Have you ever carried a “food baby?”. Well, bloating is common. Up to 25-30% of people experience it regularly. It happens when you have trouble digesting. The symptoms come from excess gas, reactions to foods, or food not moving through you as well as … Read More

Recipe (calming): How to use Lavender Essential Oil
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Inhale directly Add up to 6 drops of undiluted essential oil to a handkerchief/tissue and inhale occasionally. Use up to 3 times per day.   Steam inhalation Add 3 – 12 drops of undiluted essential oil to a bowl of steaming water. Inhale slowly and deeply for 5 – 10 minutes. Use up to 3 times per day.   Tip … Read More

Recipe (Throat soothing): Honey Lemon Ginger Cough Drops
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Ingredients ½ cup honey 2 tbsp lemon juice 1 tsp freshly grated ginger Instructions Put ingredients into a small saucepan. Stir frequently until it becomes foamy. Be careful because the honey can burn easily. Remove from heat and continue to stir until the foam reduces. Put the saucepan back on the heat. Repeat this until a sugar thermometer reads 148C. … Read More

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

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