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

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 (simple and fun): One Pan Frittata
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Serves 4   8 eggs ¼ cup almond milk, unsweetened (or milk of choice) 1 tsp olive oil, extra virgin 1 clove of garlic, minced 1 handful baby spinach 1 small zucchini, sliced into thin coins 1 clove of garlic, minced 1 handful cherry tomatoes, halved 1 dash herbs and spice to taste (parsley, sage, paprika, turmeric, etc.) 1 dash … 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 (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

Recipe (vitamin D): Super-Simple Grilled Salmon
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  Serves 4   4 wild salmon fillets 1 bunch asparagus 1/4 tsp sea salt 1/4 black pepper 1/4 tsp dried parsley 1/4 tsp. dried dill 4 tbsp olive oil Preheat the oven grill and raise the oven rack. Place baking paper on a baking sheet and place fish on top, skin-side down. Surround with a single layer of asparagus. … Read More

Recipe (blood sugar balancing): Cinnamon Apples
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Serves 4 2 apples, chopped 1 tbsp coconut oil ½ tsp ground cinnamon ⅛ tsp sea salt ¼ tsp vanilla extract   Place chopped apples into a small saucepan with 2 tbsp water. Cover and cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally. After about 5 minutes the apples will become slightly soft, and water will be absorbed. Add 1 tbsp coconut … Read More

How Do I Keep My Blood Sugar Stable?
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Oh, the words “blood sugar.”   Does it conjure up visions of restrictive eating, diabetes medications, or insulin injections? Blood sugar is the measure of the amount of sugar in your blood. You need the right balance of sugar in your blood to fuel your brain and muscles.   The thing is, it can fluctuate. A lot.   This fluctuation … Read More

Recipe (naturally sweetened): Sweet Enough Matcha Latte
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Serves 1   1 teaspoon matcha powder 1.5 cup almond milk, unsweetened 1-2 teaspoons maple syrup or honey (optional)   Heat almond milk and maple syrup/honey (if using) in a small pot. Add matcha powder to cup. When almond milk is hot, add about a ¼ cup to matcha and stir to combine. Add rest of the milk to cup. … Read More

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