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Scrumptious Flapjack Recipe

Scrumptious Flapjack Recipe

Ingredients 2 eggs ¼ cup milk (I use soya or coconut) 1 ripe banana (mashed) 1 cup gluten-free rolled oats (grind to a flour) ½ tsp baking powder 1 tbsp chia seeds ½ tsp Himalayan salt 1 tsp cinnamon Coconut oil (for frying) Method Whisk eggs &...

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Butternut Soup Recipe

Butternut Soup Recipe

Ingredients: 1 butternut Cinnamon Nutmeg Organic vegetable Stock with 4 cups of water 1x 400ml tin coconut milk Salt & pepper Coconut oil for frying Method: Fry the butternut in coconut oil in a big cooking pot with cinnamon and nutmeg. Add the...

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Nut Butter & Sea Salt Brownie

Nut Butter & Sea Salt Brownie

Ingredients: 1/4 cup flour of choice (almond/buckwheat/ coconut) 1/3 cup cocoa powder 1 cup almond butter 3 tbsp maple syrup ¼ cup almond milk 2 eggs 1 tsp Himalayan salt 1 tsp baking powder Method: Preheat oven to 160C. Mix flour, cocoa, salt...

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Decadent Chocolate Mousse

Decadent Chocolate Mousse

Ingredients: 1 ripe avocado 1/2 cup milk of your choice (almond, soya, regular milk) 2 tablespoons cacao 2 tablespoons maple syrup 1 teaspoon vanilla extract Method: Mix everything together in a blender/ use a hand blender until...

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Serene Countryside Living

Serene Countryside Living

It’s the Italian countryside, at its best…but it’s right here, close to home. Here you’ll find high stone buildings, big bunches of rosemary and desert roses in excess, water wells, cypress trees neatly arranged, organic vegetable gardens and rusty...

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Forget About Alzheimer’s

Forget About Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s. The mere mention of the word sends shivers down our collective spines. Millions have been touched by it, having witnessed the devastation up close with loved ones who’ve been diagnosed. More and more evidence is showing that we may be...

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Microbiome & Mental Health

Microbiome & Mental Health

For many, the thought of bacteria reminds them of disease or getting sick, but it is important to know that there are billions of beneficial bacteria within all of us. Bacteria make up our microbiome which is our integral internal ecosystem that...

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Fatigue Management for Busy/ Active Men

Fatigue Management for Busy/ Active Men

Have you forgotten what truly and deeply rested feels like no matter how much sleep you get? Getting a good night’s sleep definitely is important to provide you with enough energy to get through the day, but there are many other factors that also...

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Is Our Food Making Us Sick and Obese?

Is Our Food Making Us Sick and Obese?

Look around you – pick up any tinned or labelled food product in your cupboard or local supermarket and you’ll see that many of the ingredients are non-food items that are filled to the brim with chemicals, preservatives, fillers, binders and...

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12 Week Fit Body Program

12 Week Fit Body Program

Join us for a 12 week fit body challenge! Option 1 - R200 7 day healthy meal plan with delicious recipes 12 week intense training program Option 2: Order a weekly meal package (get a 7 day meal plan for free) Order a monthly meal package (get a 7...

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Healthy lunch idea: Falafel-mayo salad

Healthy lunch idea: Falafel-mayo salad

Planning is a key factor when it comes to healthy living. I'm a big fan of cooking a bit extra each time - so I can have the same meal again tomorrow or re-use some of the ingredients in a different meal. Today's recipe is one of those re-used...

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Three Steps to Mindful Eating

Three Steps to Mindful Eating

Mindful eating is the act of becoming aware of what we eat; how that food looks, tastes and feels in our mouth; and how it makes us feel afterward. When we eat unconsciously, we eat more. Studies allowing people to watch television and eat from a...

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Cut your cravings

Cut your cravings

If you are trying to include more real food into your diet and cut most harmful and toxic substances – reality is that these addictive substances (any preservatives, sugar, unknown words in ingredient lists etc) can drive cravings and imbalances in...

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Keep It Real

Keep It Real

Do you sometimes choose food because it says gluten-free or because it is low in calories and fat? Do you think that this is a healthy choice? Have you ever taken a minute to check out the list of ingredients and realised that you can’t even...

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No ‘should’ in exercise

No ‘should’ in exercise

When you think of the word “exercise,” what comes to mind? Does it come with a sense of obligation and a limited view of what qualifies as exercise? If you aren’t hitting the treadmill or pumping weights a certain number of times per week, do you...

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Let go of being perfect

Let go of being perfect

If you’re obsessed with eating healthy foods all the time, this can cause stress— and, as we know, stress is not good for our health. In addition, part of health is pleasure. If we deprive ourselves of our favourite foods or feel we cannot (or...

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The Importance of Belly Breathing

The Importance of Belly Breathing

What is an extremely effective way to reduce stress that is easy, portable and free — and with you your entire life? Breathing! The next time you feel your stress level rising, take a time out and breathe. You can do it anywhere, anytime— at work,...

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Slow Carbs not Low Carbs

Slow Carbs not Low Carbs

A while back I did a post on calories and why you shouldn’t be counting them. As I’m writing this, I’m wondering which way of living is worse – counting calories or eliminating carbs from your diet? Both of these extreme approaches are really sad,...

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Be Free to be You!!

Be Free to be You!!

Did you know that being authentic and true to yourself can be one of the best things you can do for your health and well-being? Have you noticed that it actually takes work and causes you stress when you are not being true to yourself? A medieval...

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Do you have a food sensitivity?

Do you have a food sensitivity?

I always thought that we should only avoid foods that cause a severe allergic reaction, but I recently realised that food sensitivities can also be problematic.  Food sensitivities can cause a broad array of subtle symptoms and even though it...

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Relaxation is not a luxury

Relaxation is not a luxury

Sitting by the fire in your pyjamas at noon reading a book may seem like a luxury, but actually it can be essential for your health. If you’re overworked or if your enthusiasm for life is busy being sucked away, it might be time to de-stress and...

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Count calories! Why?

Count calories! Why?

Five hundred calories of cookies are not the same as 500 calories of broccoli. If you eat the same amount of calories from broccoli rather than cookies, you will lose weight. So what’s the point of counting calories then? The source of the calories...

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Your environment might be making you sick

Your environment might be making you sick

Often we don’t realise exactly how much the environment we live in relates to our personal health. We are prone to see the environment as somehow separate and outside us. But the truth is that we are intimately connected to our environment. We...

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Exercise + Nature = Health

Exercise + Nature = Health

Running single track trails with breathtaking surrounds, biking on a foggy morning hearing the wind rustling through the trees, hiking on a sunny day along a trickling stream! This type of physical activity done in nature improves not only our...

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Ditch your diet!

Ditch your diet!

Look around you – do you see anyone who resembles you? Some of us are tall, some short, some fat and some thin, some have curly hair, some have straight hair. To continue that question: do you expect anyone else to have the exact same internal...

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Choose a Quality Life!

Choose a Quality Life!

The moment we become ill, we often ask the question: “What disease do I have or what type of medicine can I use for this disease”? instead of “What system in my body is out of balance and why?” If a system in your body is out of balance, you either...

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Healthy eating tips

Healthy eating tips

What works best for one person when it comes to making healthy food choices, may not always be the best choice for another. Healthy eating is not about depriving yourself of the foods you love or staying unrealistically thin, but rather about...

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Experience the freedom of health

Experience the freedom of health

Why is it that, most of the time, health gets associated with being restrictive? It's probably because we live in a world that's obsessed with being skinny and looking good and a world who mostly follow extremist approaches in order to try to get...

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How to choose your yoghurt

How to choose your yoghurt

If you decide on having some yogurt, you probably feel like you’re making a good healthy choice, right? Well, yes, it’s probably better than McDonalds, BUT, some yogurts contain so much sugar and preservatives that it does more harm than good. So,...

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The Secret to Long-term Weight-loss

The Secret to Long-term Weight-loss

The secret to successful weight loss isn’t limiting your food choices, starving yourself or following a rigid pattern of eating. It is simply keeping your food choices healthy and keeping your blood sugar balanced. This will not only help you to...

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What does being healthy mean to YOU?

What does being healthy mean to YOU?

What exactly does being healthy mean? It’s not an easy question and I’m sure that your answers will vary quite a bit. I used to think that if you eat healthy foods and exercise regularly you can be classified as a “healthy person”, but I soon...

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