Kitchen & Garden, Medicine Chest, Uncategorized

How quitting sugar helps your liver detox (+ other important stuff)

From eliminating toxins to processing insulin to giving us energy, the liver performs countless jobs for us every day. Unfortunately, it can be a thankless job. We humans have discovered more than a few ways to increase its workload! And one of the biggest strains we put on the liver is eating too much sugar.… Continue reading How quitting sugar helps your liver detox (+ other important stuff)

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10 tips to avoid the holiday belly-bloat

  You’ve just finished Christmas lunch. The food was INCREDIBLE, Uncle Scott told a few hilarious jokes and, as a Christmas cracker winner, you’re wearing a fashionable yellow crown. Unfortunately, you know what is coming next. Some uncomfortable and painful bloating that not even popping a button open will fix. This doesn’t have to be… Continue reading 10 tips to avoid the holiday belly-bloat

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our guide to getting through the silly season

There’s a reason they call this time of year the silly season. Between end-of-year celebrations with family, friends and colleagues, endless holiday parties and, if you’re in the Southern Hemisphere, plenty of summer fun, we all tend to live a little furiously. Understandably, our hardest-working organs can start to feel a little neglected. These simple… Continue reading our guide to getting through the silly season

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the best piece of advice i’ve ever been told

It's short and simple, but a message I've wanted to share nonetheless. “Trust your gut.” In every sense of the word, I’ve found that people usually know when something is wrong or right for them, whether it is food, a relationship, an activity or a job. That intuition is generally there for a reason. I… Continue reading the best piece of advice i’ve ever been told

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a sore throat on xmas eve…

This morning I woke up with a sore throat, slightly runny nose and achy ears.... what a lovely christmas eve surprise. Perhaps it was all that healthy eating and early nights over the past week... (including sangria, cadbury favourites and the odd gingerbread house). I hit the trusty herb stash to arm myself in a bid… Continue reading a sore throat on xmas eve…

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the secret to longevity. a lesson from okinawa

Okinawa is the largest island among the Ryukyu Islands in southeast Japan. Not only does it look like an amazing holiday destination, the people of Okinawa have one of the highest life expectancies in the world. In recent times, the region has been termed a ‘blue zone’- identified as one of the pockets around the world where people lived measurably… Continue reading the secret to longevity. a lesson from okinawa

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what’s all the fuss with fermentation? DIY sauerkraut

While fermented foods are the trend right now, the actual process of fermentation was originally implemented to preserve foods (back in the days when refrigeration wasn't around). These days, on top of being a great preservation method, fermented foods tout a whole heap of health benefits and taste delish! What is fermentation? A metabolic process… Continue reading what’s all the fuss with fermentation? DIY sauerkraut

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the annoying feeling that is the start of a cold sore

Cold sores are not fun! Painful blister that form on the borders of the lips caused by a virus. Now a cold sore protocol is a little more complicated than simply applying a cream as there are a number of factors that may trigger a cold sore occurrence. Recurrences are common and triggered by: Sun/Wind… Continue reading the annoying feeling that is the start of a cold sore