Since first making these I virtually haven't stopped. SO delicious (if you are a chocolate lover) and with so many health benefits... 1 Cup figs 1 Cup dates 1 Cup desiccated coconut ½ Cup walnuts (can substitute with Flax meal, almonds, nut butter, pepitas, tahini etc) ½ Cup raw cacao powder (or carob) ¼ – ½ Cup coconut oil (add gradually) Roughly chop fruit, add to food processor, pulse a few times. Add coconut, walnuts, cacao powder then process till smooth. Finally, add c
I am always ‘prescribing’ sardines, wether it be for bone density, hypertension, high cholesterol, asthma, skin health or mood regulation these little ‘super’ fish tick a lot of boxes.
Being small they haven’t accumulated lots of heavy metals, they are sustainable and not over fished, and provide good amounts of essential omega 3 fatty acids and calcium. If you’re like me and find ’fishy’ fish difficult then this recipe from Janella Purcell’s Wholefood Kitchen might excite yo
I love anything even remotely related to curry and will stir this through my salads, add to poached or scrambled eggs & marinate meat or seafood. Full of fabulous anti-inflammatory herbs & spices. Green Masala Paste 1 teaspoon fenugreek seeds (soaked overnight) 6 garlic cloves, chopped 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh ginger 40g fresh mint leaves 40g fresh coriander leaves 120ml vinegar- I use apple cider vinegar 3 teaspoons salt 3 teaspoons turmeric 1 teaspoon chilli powd
I wanted to share this resource with you. A BBC documentary, ME:The toxic Tiredness (available on You Tube) explores Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) through a series of case stories from sufferers and practitioners. Part One highlights the incredible individuality of each case and potentially devastating consequences, whilst Part two provides expert medical opinions. Through the case stories and ongoing research a message of hope emerges with clear explanations of the benefits
Chronic skin conditions can be uncomfortable, unsightly and downright dangerous, at the least making life uncomfortable, at worst increasing the risk of systemic infections. Approximately 27% of Australians suffer one or more skin condition. The most prevalent are eczema, acne, rosacea and psoriasis and are usually inflammatory or allergic. The lymphatic system is a network of nodes, vessels and immune cells responsible for delivering and draining lymph fluid. A congested lym
Cholesterol is VITAL for: Hormone production Brain function Skin health Nerve health Immune finction and lots more… Did you know that 75% of your total cholesterol is actually made by your LIVER! 1 in 3 Australians have elevated cholesterol and currently anticholesterol medications are the most prescribed class of drugs and are often prescribed for life. Many people on statins will experience muscle fatigue and pain that impacts significantly on their quality of life. Furthe
Undoubtedly two of the most complex systems in the body are the immune system and the stress response system. Years of research have highlighted the impact of stress on our immune systems.
Did you know that acute stress actually upregulates our immune response, and this is a good thing?
This system developed as a result of our prehistoric existence where our very life was threatened by injury and infection. Therefore, an enhanced immune response at times of (acute) stress of
Did you know that the human organism is home to 10 times more microbial DNA than human DNA?
This begs the question, are we more more microbial than human? Your inner ‘environment and its inhabitants’ have a significant impact on your health.
The complexity and profound effect this ‘inner’ environment has on health is what drives my special interest in complex gastrointestinal disorders.
With gut symptoms constituting a large percentage of health complaints in the community
More of us are suffering and dying from chronic diseases than ever before.
Whilst modern medicine is fantastic with acute infections, injuries, diagnostics and life saving surgery; it can, at best only manage the symptoms of chronic disease at huge expense to the taxpayer. Generally, once prescribed, pharmaceuticals are then taken for life, whilst a naturopathic approach aims to restore proper function so that both drug and Naturopathic treatment can be withdrawn.
Why food Matters….
Mental health is complex. Many factors are known to contribute to poor mental health such as lack of exercise, genetics, economics, nutritional deficiencies, traumatic life events and so on.
For those wishing to take control of their own health, nutritional, psychological & lifestyle therapies offer a safe and effective way of improving mental health. For those with mild to moderate depression, trials have repeatedly demonstrated that treatments such as S
It is no coincidence that the root word of liver is live as it is an incredibly important organ and plays a key role in maintaining your wellbeing. People speak of 'doing a liver detox' however, the reality is, your liver is involved in detoxification processes every second of every day. What's more, everyone detoxifies at different speeds, kids are particularly slow, making them more vulnerable to toxin exposure. Liver Detox 101! The what, why and how of liver detoxification
Following on from a recent live to air piece on ABC radio discussing the detoxification process, I was inspired to delve more deeply into the dirty world of detox.
Myths and misconceptions around detox abound, detox diets can be done really badly, often leaving you feeling worse than beforehand, be totally ineffective and a complete waste of time and money.
On the other hand, if done well, a detox is a sound investment in your health, has the potential to hugely improve you