Not your normal Xmas advice
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The festive season is well and truly upon us and it this time of the year I generally dole out the ‘tips to stay healthy’ over the course. Not this year. The other day as I wasted time scrolling through … Read More

An attitude of gratitude
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There are a myriad of ways to foster an ‘attitude of gratitude’. If you figure out what works best for you, you are more likely to stick with it in the long run. When you find yourself tiring of one … Read More

Festive nuts
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I only ever make these tamari nuts at this time of the year. They are, however, delicious in any season. Enjoy! As with all my recipes, don’t get too caught up in the measurements. One of the joys of cooking … Read More

Most of us are not getting enough…
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I don’t know about you, but if I’m not getting enough sleep I  get pretty grumpy, pretty quickly and I find that simple problem solving becomes rather complicated.   Did you know? In total we spend about 25 years of … Read More

Paging Mel O’Tonin.
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Have you met my cousin Mel O’Tonin? With her sweet, soft lullaby, she’ll put you to sleep within the blink of an eye. Seriously though folks, Melatonin is the most important hormone our body makes to help us get to … Read More

You can’t beat a beet.
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Beetroots are an ancient, prehistoric food that grew naturally along coastlines in North Africa, Asia, and Europe. Originally, it was the beet greens that were consumed; the sweet red bit that most people think of as a “beetroot” today wasn’t … Read More

Cholesterol – the good, the bad and the ugly.
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I went to my doctor recently for my yearly oil and grease change and as usual, my overall cholesterol came back slightly elevated. Not to worry though – my good cholesterol is excellent (I hear your collective sigh of relief…). … Read More

A short, but smelly story
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A short but smelly story. What could it be? Of course it has to be garlic. It’s one of the oldest medicinal foods around. The Egyptians have used it, the Greeks have used it, the Chinese have used it, the … Read More

Turmeric – the golden wonder.
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Turmeric is a South East Asian plant belonging to the ginger family that’s been used for over 4000 years in Indian Ayurvedic medicine. The special nutrient in this plant is called curcumin. It’s the part that gives turmeric its yellow … Read More

What’s in your genes?
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Why is it that some people can drink and smoke and make some pretty crappy lifestyle choices (think Winston Churchill) and seem to remain astonishingly vigorous right into old age? At the other end of the spectrum is the person … Read More

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