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On a diet?- Choose rabbit over beef

On a diet?- Choose rabbit over beef

Looking to lose weight without giving up the meat and tired of the ubiquitous chicken? Rabbit is a neglected white lean meat full of nutritional benefits and healthier than beef for both your body and the environment.

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Brown Rice with fennel and mussels

Brown Rice with fennel and mussels

Forever looking for new healthy recipes and different ways of cooking ingredients, I recently came up with this brown rice and fennel with tomato and mussels. The result was surprisingly tasty!

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Variety is the spice of life

Variety is the spice of life

We are all guilty of falling into an easy routine, even in our diets. However, have you ever considered that this might not be the healthiest option to keep your metabolism working properly? The advice from nutritionists is to keep our diet varied. Read why here.

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The Ultimate Detox: Chlorella and Spirulina PART 2

The Ultimate Detox: Chlorella and Spirulina PART 2

The benefits of Spirulina are similar, but not identical, to those of chlorella. How do these two powerful micro-algae compare? Before deciding which is more indicated to your needs, you should carefully consider the differences between the two. TCM is instrumental in this.

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The Ultimate Detox: Chlorella and Spirulina - PART 1

The Ultimate Detox: Chlorella and Spirulina - PART 1

Looking for the ultimate liver detoxifier? The answer lies in introducing Chlorella and Spirulina into your diet. Read about what they are, their specific properties, their benefits and how you can take them.

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Coconut Milk and Mango "Cheesecake"

Coconut Milk and Mango "Cheesecake"

For a long time I have wanted to find a cheesecake recipe that was easy, as well as sugar free. What I came up with was a coconut milk “cheesecake” on a base made with oats instead of biscuits, using agar agar to set the filling and pureed fresh fruit as topping. Easy, quick and delicious!

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Tired of the same old fruits? Try Kumquats for size!

Tired of the same old fruits? Try Kumquats for size!

The kumquat or Citrus Japonica , unlike other citrus fruits, is eaten whole, peel included. According to TCM citrus peel in general is full of health benefits which can help with digestive problems and as a lung decongestant. Kumquats are rich in Vitamin C, far more than oranges.

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Is your cleaning routine damaging your health?

Is your cleaning routine damaging your health?

Our immune systems develop according to our environment, developing the necessary bacteria and antibodies to fight infection. If we over-sterilise our environment our immune system will not develop as it should, so we should avoid doing this if we want to say healthy. However, you might be surprised to hear that researchers in Norway have conducted studies that show that people exposed to spray cleaners in particular, increase their risk of lung damage similar to that of smoking a pack of 20 cigarettes a day! Learn how to make your own multipurpose cleaner which is as effective, if not more so, than chemical laden supermarket bought ones.

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Do you trust your intuition?

Do you trust your intuition?

Sometimes it is your intuition, or sixth sense, that will guide you towards optimal health. Do you listen to your intuition? What is it telling you? Do you trust it?

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It’s pumpkin season! – Where health and tradition go hand in hand

It’s pumpkin season! – Where health and tradition go hand in hand

It’s that time of year again when pumpkins appear on the shelves of supermarkets and green grocer’s. Bearing in mind that pumpkins are full of health benefits, what will you do with all that orange flesh you spent so long carving out? And don’t even think about throwing away those seeds!

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What is millet? - And why you should be eating it!

What is millet? - And why you should be eating it!

Referred to as the Queen of Grains, millet is in fact a seed from a grass originating in Africa and dry regions of Asia, where it replaced couscous. Apart from cooking faster than most grains, it is naturally gluten free and has a low GI as well as a host of health benefits.

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How to boost your immune system ready for autumn

How to boost your immune system ready for autumn

The month of September marks not only the end of summer and beginning of autumn, but also the back to school period. As temperatures begin to drop, and the weather changes, sometimes dramatically and unpredictably from one day to another, so our body needs to be in top shape to avoid getting ill. Mother nature, as always, has what we need at hand.

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