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Gluten and Autoimmune Connection

Experiment for yourself, whether the big G word - Gluten is your friend or foe! Dr. Peter Osborne gluten-sensitivity expert acknowledges that there are 140 autoimmune diseases that are scientifically linked to a gluten sensitivity. Other triggers that contribute to...

Fatty Acids + Key Tips for Balance

Alright Fatty Acids...  What!? How & why are they important for your thriving health + hormones?  We will get to that in a moment.  Firstly I want you to know that I am not a doctor and will NOT ever diagnose you, that’s your GP's remit...  They do a freakn’...

Avo Mesh

Avocado Mesh - There are many ways to eat an avocado, the same way we think about sandwiches and suishi options. If you think avocados can be boring, try making this delightful mouth watering snack which you can indulge in anytime of the day!...

Berry Smoothie

Berry Smoothie - No nonsense smoothie, making the most of the in-season cherries! I normally don't add a powder mixture to my smoothies as do not like to interfere with the natural flavours, however I had no leafy greens to hand, and the...

Beetroot Soup with Poached Salmon

Beetroot Soup with Poached Salmon - The birth of this recipe came from an intention to combat some serial killer beetroot cravings! I go through phases (typically when I feel a cold brewing), where it's beet's in every possible way,...

Update

A bit more about where I’m at... So you may have seen my latest announcement with regards to honing in on what can be a touchy subject about women’s health and keeping happiness in the hormone area. This subject is close to my heart for many years whether I knew it or...

Thank goodness for oat soap!

  For a split second I had to take a double take on my soap choices whilst I was taking a shower post-gym workout. It wasn't a rather long workout, but that's a whole different story why shorter, less intense workouts might just be your thing...  To my dismay, I...

What is Nutritional Therapy?

I get this question all the time, especially from the local community here in Latvia, and thought it's time to put some words on paper for you, to unravel this mystery together. Now before we explore what nutritional therapy is, I want to ask when it comes to your own...

Make your own nut milk

Are you appalled at the idea of an alternative milk, from conventional milk? Perhaps you despise the taste of nuts or you are fearful of this high caloric food?  When you change the way you prepare foods, in particular nuts, your body is able to absorb the nutrients,...

Raw Cacao Balls

These raw cacao balls are an excellent way to increase those much needed good fats and minerals such as magnesium, and best of all a melting moment treat that beats any chocolate bar, minus the gluten, refined sugar and chemicals. These are my go-to’s, when I need to...

Raw Cacao Drink

Ever had that sudden urge for a hot chocolate!?? I can’t say this craving hits very often, however when it does occur – woahhh it comes in such a force, therefore this simple yet satisfying drink deserves a post right there. Raw Cacao Drink -...

Chocolate Fat Bombs

Get stuck into these delightful, gluten-free and heart energising treats...  These heart melting morsels are a necessity in any household, and a great way to transition to more home cooked snacks versus those candy bars, which contain a long list of ingredients which...

Activate Your Digestion

What is all the fuss about Digestion? You are what you eat right? Well there is some truth in that, but you are what you Absorb. This starts with Digestion...  It is not just one part of your body that relies on this function, it's your whole system. Every cell, that...

What makes a Healthy Plate?

Never before, have we lived in such a time where information is in extreme abundance!  It really can be confusing what information sources are legitimate and which to ignore.  If you are like me when I first started asking questions about the foods of today, it was...

Lessen the digestion load

Our bodies are designed to not constantly eat... When we consistently eat, graze or snack, the body never gets time to rest inbetween meals, as it’s too busy digesting, leaving limited time for healing and going through the daily detoxifying processes that is a...

Why diets don’t work

Omit "diet" from your vocabulary!   We have all heard that word...  It's time to ditch that word out of your life! What if the word diet came about, because of a billion-dollar industry?  Companies spend a hefty sum, luring you to try the latest diet (low carb, high...

Top tips to stay hydrated

Most of us are aware, of the importance of drinking enough water. Getting our daily dose of water helps our organs perform their functions, keeps our skin clear and hydrated, and allows physical action in our bodies to flow smoothly. Even with this knowledge, it can...

Cultivating good habits

Have you ever thought about your daily habits? Did we inherit them from our parents, partners, colleagues, friends?  It's a bit crazy to think, once we try something, it has potential to be part of our daily life... I tend to be one of those ideas people, starting...

Homemade Butter

Homemade Butter - - organic fresh cream (at room temperature (know your source)), Pour the fresh cream into the food processor. Start on the lowest speed, slowly build up to a medium speed until you have a cream texture.; Continue mixing until...

Spring Clean, need to de-clutter?

We all like our stuff!  We tend to hold onto it. Year after year it grows, and we eventually don’t know what to do with it anymore. Maybe we keep things because they hold precious memories of days gone by, or they remind us of our parents, grandparents, past loves or...

Help your body with this simple technique

Accept ...  Accept where you are at this very moment! This is with your foods, your physical activity, your relationships, your spiritual life and your career!  These are your primary foods, and the actual “food” is secondary, but we will cover that another day. Yes...

30 Day Health Challenge

  Announcement The 30 Day Health Challenge is here! 28th of May - 28th of April Hi there! Some exciting news, if you are game enough to jump on board! For the next 30 days, I will be providing my favourite healthy tips and recommendations, to bring you more...

Protect your boobs

   This post is aimed at the Ladies!  Gents can apply the same, just think dangling bits.. I remember like it was yesterday, sitting on the floor of my hotel room, chemical carpet smell and all. Contemplating all the new learnings from my nutritional therapy...