We all have one. Some of ours are bigger than others, some are more reasonable. We are born unrestricted of one, yet as we develop as a child, we grow one quickly. We rarely set ours aside for others, but assume others will set theirs aside for ours. It drives our physical appearance and our mental state. It is the source of much of our material success.

Wednesday, 27 April 2016 11:11

Healthy Nutella

This smooth and dreamy Healthy indulgence is my newest obsession! Soon to be your newest obsession.

Super-rich and creamy, this homemade Nutella rivals the decadence of that famous spread you find at grocery stores.This version is much lower in sugar (or it can even be sugar free!), is suitable for vegans or those with dairy allergies, and it’s high in Vitamin E, B vitamins, and healthy fats!

My homemade healthy Nutella version also has just half the calories of store-bought Nutella, and the surprise ingredient: black beans, which are loaded with protein and good for you fibre

Monday, 18 April 2016 15:27

The Stress Mess

My previous articles have focused on the adrenal glands and how they can wreak havoc on your body. Now, I want to tell you how the adrenals and how stress is bad for your weight loss efforts. A lot of people believe that stress is more of an emotional experience. Nope.

Friday, 08 April 2016 18:00

Chocolate Chia Pudding

This Chocolate Chia Pudding has only six ingredients –chia seeds, cacao powder, coconut milk, vanilla stevia, water, and salt.  Despite their tiny size, chia seeds are among the most nutritious foods on the planet. They are loaded with fiber, protein, Omega-3 fatty acids and various micronutrients.

This recipe uses stevia rather than maple syrup or honey to cut down on sugar. If you are not a fan of stevia feel free to use maple syrup or honey instead. And for cool, nostalgic look to the dinner table, scoop your pudding in tiny mason jars. Their small size, also pack well in lunches. 

Friday, 18 March 2016 14:57

How Toxins make you Fat

A toxic body will cause you to get fatter and fatter while a cleansed one stays slim and, best of all, healthy.  Suzanne Sommers, Sexy Forever: How to Fight Fat after Forty.  

After struggling with her weight, Suzanne worked with a team of doctors to find the unknown hindrances that were preventing her from losing weight. And the number one culprit behind her weight gain turned out to be the toxic burden our bodies have accumulated.

Wednesday, 16 March 2016 11:21

Ruby Smoothie

With nutty almond milk and creamy almond butter, this raspberry smoothie from Dr. Mark Hyman new book, Eat Fat, Get Thin, will blast off your day with healthy fat, antioxidants, and phytonutrients. 

Thursday, 10 March 2016 19:45

Do we Need to Supplement?

The 3 key questions that I consistently get about nutritional supplements are:

Do I need them?

What do I need?

Where should I get them?

So let me answer each of these individually.

 

Thursday, 10 March 2016 19:36

Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream

One thing I try to do on this blog is alert folks to the sneaky, underhanded and frequently toxic chemicals that Big Food companies add to their products. One of these dirty little secrets is the fact that propylene glycol, a form of antifreeze, is added to commercial ice cream. You see, when you make ice cream at home, you immediately notice that it is as hard as a rock very unlike store ice creams (even the organic ones) that seem to scoop out of the container so conveniently. Antifreeze, then, is simply ice cream manufacturers’ answer to hard as a rock ice cream and the ice crystals that inevitably form as it is shipped long distances and moved between many different freezers before it finally makes it to your supermarket.

Tuesday, 01 March 2016 13:28

Chocolate Avocado Pudding

A chocolate treat that makes all your dessert guilt slip away!

Full of antioxidants, cocoa fights inflammation, helping ward disease.  Cocoa also helps improve your memory and improve brain health by increasing blood flow, while supporting cardiovascular health.. Avocado is loaded with heart-healthy good fats and contains more potassium than bananas. You can’t taste the avocado, it just adds a really nice creaminess. Dessert without the guilt.

Wednesday, 24 February 2016 20:22

Red Cabbage with Feta and Mint

You won't miss meat with this creative, healthy dish on the table. Sautéed cabbage has an unexpectedly fresh taste thanks to the addition of mint leaves. This recipe was created by Deborah Madison. Check out some of her great recipes at http://www.delish.com/ and her blog at http://deborahmadison.com/blogs/

Thursday, 18 February 2016 11:58

Gluten free Biscuits

These biscuits are super easy to make and a high protein fare to boot.  They’re quite versatile and you may just want to add these tasty biscuits to your weekend menu.  Recipe adapted from Elana's Pantry at https://elanaspantry.com

Wednesday, 10 February 2016 20:22

The Truth about Body Detox Criticisms

Body detox myths abound on the internet. While many of the anti-detox arguments are well-intentioned, many of them miss the bigger picture. I’ve deconstructing the top 5 Body Detox Myths to prove how a balanced detox program can be a useful tool for your body and health.

Myth #1: Body Detox is a fad.

The practice of body detox and cleansing for improved health has been around for thousands of years. From the 5,000-year-old Indian Ayurvedic medicinal system to South American purification rituals, cleansing has been an integral part of healthy living across many cultures.

Cleansing and body detox has really come of age in the last 15 years with our increased awareness around the multitude of chemicals in our environment. In fact, “over 4 billion pounds of toxic chemicals are released into the nation’s environment each year including 72 million pounds of recognized carcinogens,” according to Mount Sinai Hospital’s Children’s Environmental Health Center.