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THE BENEFITS OF BONE BROTH

Similar to chicken soup’s reputation as a timeless, staple cold remedy, bone broth has recently earned the attention of countless health, nutrition and paleo diet conversations, and for good reason. When we think of bones we may think of the framework or foundation of...

HIMALAYAN SALT OR TABLE SALT?

Around 10 years ago I realised there is a difference (and a big difference) in types of salt. Salt isn’t just salt, and more importantly, much of the alleged “sea salt” marketed on grocery store shelves isn’t real sea salt after all. My research enlightened me to the...

EXPIRED FOOD YOU HAVE IN YOUR PANTRY RIGHT NOW

I love a well-stocked pantry, something about it feels safe. It’s not often that I have everything I need at my fingertips, I wish I was that organised, believe me when I say I try! My pantry, however, is a left-over mix of ingredients for old recipes, new recipes,...

BROWN RICE V WHITE RICE

You’ve probably heard nutritionists talk about the benefits of whole grains as opposed to simple, refined grains, but what’s the hype really about, and does it apply to brown versus white rice? Whole-wheat flour is generally considered healthier than white flour, and...

BENEFITS AND USES FOR APPLE CIDER VINEGAR

Using whole food products as healing remedies provides the advantage of addressing a variety of needs in one simple swoop. One of these astounding whole food products is apple cider vinegar. An old Japanese longevity saying “less salt, more vinegar” (Khakpour, 2015)...

5 SECOND RULE

Is it true? That moment when you drop your warm buttered toast, there’s no time to whip up another and you quickly pick it up and pretend it never happened. Your toddler drops the entire morning tea from the high chair and you have nothing else in the fridge! Is it OK...

HEALTHY OILS

With so many choices on grocery store shelves and new health claims emerging all the time, it can be difficult to know what’s really best for our bodies. What oils are the best for us, what should we be cooking with? Is there a difference in which oils we should be...

THE POWER OF GREEN FOOD

My daughter at the age of 4 proudly announced at the dinner table “I’m allergic to green!” After a moment of laughter from the family and accidentally affirming her statement with said laughter, I realised I was in for a LONG battle to get her to eat her greens....

DANGERS OF SITTING

Sitting has become the latest health issue that we must address. An increasing body of research has us heading for an early grave because of the many hours we are spending on our behinds. The less we sit the longer we will live. On average, adults sit for around nine...

THE DANGERS OF ARTIFICIAL SWEETENERS

As the years have progressed we have become more educated about the dangers artificial sweeteners have on our health. Artificial sweeteners offer us an alternative to sugar. Sugar was in very bad fashion and an alternative was desperately wanted. With sugar being...