I’m a really busy person. I work all day and when I am not working I am either meditating, practising Tai Chi, studying or partying. I want to eat as nutritionally as I can but I don’t want to spend hours making gourmet cuisine (occasionally it’s nice though!). Flatbreads are brilliant for this. I like to make my bread out of a mixture of spelt and buckwheat or spelt and barley flour, and sometimes just buckwheat. It is a very good idea to alternate these recipes to avoid the development of any kind of intolerance. How to make it: 1. Pour flour into a bowl and gradually add water. You more »
Have you ever tried raw cacao (pronounce it “ka – cow”) beans? They are one of the most AMAZING superfoods that you can eat. Cacao beans come from the seeds of the cacao tree, which was named by Carl von Linnaeus, the 18th-century Swedish scientist, in 1753. He named the tree, Theobroma Cacao, which literally means “cacao, the food of the gods.” The Aztecs also understood the importance of these beans, and years ago they even used them as a currency. One fish was worth three cacao beans and one avocado was worth one cacao bean! So what is it that makes these magic little beans so special? Well, raw more »
Try this simple, refreshing summer smoothie for increased energy levels, glowing skin, relaxation and a boosted immune system. For maximum benefit use fresh, organic ingredients. Strawberries: ~ Packed with antioxidants and help to prevent wrinkles. Orange: ~ Antioxidant, free radical scavenger, anti-inflammatory, and immune system modulator. Basil: ~ Exceptionally high levels of beta-carotene, vitamin A, cryptoxanthin, lutein and zea-xanthin, which protect against ageing and disease. Coconut Water: ~ Loaded with vital minerals, potassium and magnesium. Great for skin, reduces hypertension and has anti-viral and anti-bacterial properties.
Life nowadays can seem very stressful and at times overwhelming for many people. If you want to not only stay on top of the game, but also stay calm, relaxed and healthy, especially during times of high pressure then you need to make sure you are looking after yourself. Below are a few common misconceptions related to relaxing (or not as the case may be!) How many of these traps have you fallen into?! Many people believe that looking after themselves means being egotistical, self-centred and basically ignoring the needs of others. But you can’t be of any help to others if you are run ragged, over-worked and stressed. You more »
When you think about your body what comes to mind? For most people it’s the outer form of their body, and more noticeably their perceived faults of it. Common thoughts that come to mind are usually along the lines of “I’m too fat,” “my nose is too big” or “my skin is so spotty” and these thoughts are for the most part accompanied by feelings of dissatisfaction, guilt, inadequacy and sadness. What most people don’t realise is that each of these thoughts and feelings sends a message to the cells in their body, ultimately affecting the whole immune system. If only we realised our own power! Our body is so more »