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Frankincense and Myrrh

Frankincense and Myrrh

Have you ever wondered why the Three Wise Men give the gifts of Frankincense (Boswellia carterii) and Myrrh (Commiphora myrrah)? Did they know something we don’t? TCM and Ayurveda have long known just how powerful these resins are, and Western scientists are only beginning to understand their healing powers.

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Sugar free baking for the whole family

Sugar free baking for the whole family

These two recipes, Rye Fruit Scones and Coconut Flour Blueberry Muffins, are some of the easiest ones to make either for a special afternoon tea at home, and with little ones to keep them busy. They are adapted from more traditional recipes to make them extra tasty and healthier.

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Alternative natural treatments for Hot Flashes (no HRT involved!)

Alternative natural treatments for Hot Flashes (no HRT involved!)

A woman’s hormonal journey is a complex matter. Hot flashes are just one of many symptoms of hormonal imbalance. Hormonal balance is key to wellbeing, and it is possible to achieve this during the entire lifespan, including the dreaded PMS, perimenopausal, menopausal and postmenopausal years. All of this without resorting to HRT! In recent weeks I have been asked by multiple women, friends and strangers alike, to share my solution to this. Here goes.

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Kale and blueberries might not be the superfoods we are led to believe

Kale and blueberries might not be the superfoods we are led to believe

There is much talk of superfoods these days. But what constitutes a superfood? PVFs or Powerhouse Fruits and Vegetables, a more scientific name for these, have been described as “foods most strongly associated with reduced chronic disease risk”.

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Spelt and cauliflower couscous with Ras el Hanout

Spelt and cauliflower couscous with Ras el Hanout

Sometimes a few tweaks can render a simple dish healthier, getting you one step closer to achieving your daily dietary fibre target. The addition of spices can also help to add flavour without the need for salt.

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Butternut squash vs Pumpkin – nutritional differences

Butternut squash vs Pumpkin – nutritional differences

Pumpkins and butternut squash are similar in many ways, but the relatively new variety of squash is arguably not just more versatile in the kitchen but also much better nutritionally speaking, and that goes for the skin and seeds of this fruit, too, not just the flesh!

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Home-made bread in minutes? No-knead and yeast free?

Home-made bread in minutes? No-knead and yeast free?

Can’t go out and forgot to buy bread? Don’t have any yeast? Or you’re simply intolerant to yeast? Short of time? Then this is the bread recipe for you. Make your own!

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Lung health? Add the king of oriental vegetables to your diet!

Lung health? Add the king of oriental vegetables to your diet!

As far as cruciferous vegetables go, this Asian winter staple should be in your soups once a week during the winter season. Its many health benefits include lung health. Who doesn’t need that right now?

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A Banana Bread that delivers on health – nut just taste!

A Banana Bread that delivers on health – nut just taste!

Most banana bread recipes fall short of delivering in terms of health. This recipe combines the health benefits of beetroot and dark rye whilst achieving a moist cake which will keep you coming back for more!

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“Sea truffle” or “Mediterranean caviar”

“Sea truffle” or “Mediterranean caviar”

Also known as Mediterranean caviar or sea truffle, Bottarga is made using a method of preserving fish roe which dates back thousands of years. There are different types of bottarga available, but their nutritional benefits are the same.

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When life gives you lemons… make lemonade!

When life gives you lemons… make lemonade!

Did you know that you can mimic the taste of soda drinks by making an easy swap in your cooler, whilst saving yourself lots of calories? Keep fresh and make your own thirst booster!

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Beetroot, chocolate and lavender cake

Beetroot, chocolate and lavender cake

It’s birthday month at home and what better way to celebrate than by using healthy seasonal ingredients like beetroot, dates and lavender and combining them with raw cacao and chocolate to make a delicious cake?

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