Nutrition

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How to use your food scraps

Remember that post I did about food waste being a HUGE environmental issue? (Catch up here) Well, I still think about this topic a lot and so I have compiled a little list for you (as much as myself) today that will hopefully get us all re-thinking what we do with our so called ‘food…

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Is olive oil safe for cooking?

If you asked me this question about 6 months ago, I would have said that it’s ok at a very low heat but in general, its safest to just use for cold applications because it oxidises really easily’ But, if you asked me this question today, then I’d say that yes, if its a good…

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How to boost your immunity

Your immune system is literally at the forefront of your health and as we come into winter, most people are looking at ways to boost their immunity in order to avoid being stuck down with the flu. Here are my top tips for boosting your overall immunity. Stress less Stress leaves your susceptible to illness. Studies…

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4 oils that should be in your diet

If you’re a long time reader of my blog, you will know that I am a big fan of healthy fats and oils. Not only are they delicious, but they also provide our body with some really important nutrients to keep us fueled, and our cells healthy. Let it be known that not all oils…

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Confused about raw milk?

There is a great deal of escalating controversy between drinking raw and pasteurized milk. Advocates of pasteurized milk say that it’s safer and that raw milk can cause serious illness. Raw milk supporters are adamant that raw milk is safe and better for your health because pasteurization destroys vital nutrients in the milk. So what is raw milk…

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The low down on popular sugar substitutes

Love to have your cake and eat it too? Even though we know sugar is bad for us, most of us still like to indulge in something sweet from time to time and I am by far, no exception! Cherry Ripe Slice, After Dinner Mints and Banana Bread? Hell yes!! But, as a nutritional medicine…

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Eat those yolks!

You know what really drives me (bum) nuts? When people throw out their egg yolks because they think they are unhealthy. *sigh* It really breaks my heart that a whole food, created by nature has been given such an un-deserving bad-wrap when eggs (especially the yolks!) are in fact so healthy for us that I’m determined to make sure…

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What’s Paleo and why I dig it

If you follow me on Instagram then you would see that one of my most used hashtags is #paleo. I often use the term Paleo to navigate my way to healthy, sustainable, fair, nourishing choices. And I find it an easy thing to reference back to when making healthy choices. So what is it and why do…

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Smoothie vs Juice

 The terms ‘Smoothies’ and ‘Juices’ are sometimes used interchangeably which can be confusing. For the purpose of this post, here is my definition: A smoothie is made by pureeing whole fruit and vegetables into a thick drink. A juice is made by extracting the juice only and the pulp is discarded.  Before we get into…

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Getting the facts about fats right. Pt 2

We’re back on the important topic of fat. If you missed part 1 you should definitely catch up here. Lets get straight down to business shall we? Today we’re talking about why you shouldn’t touch industrial seed oils with a 10 foot pole. As I discussed in my last post on fats, there is a lot of dieting…