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Be a Limey

Be a Limey

Vitamin C gets all the publicity as the captain of the immune-enhancing ship, because it is essential for a properly functioning immune system. Multiple cells which comprise our immune system utilise vitamin C to perform their tasks. Vitamin C is...

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A Dozen Organic Reasons to Eat Eggs

A Dozen Organic Reasons to Eat Eggs

The amino acid balance of egg protein is almost perfect to meet human requirements. This means eggs are the best source of protein on the planet.   Egg-white omelettes are off the menu! Egg yolks out-muscle egg whites in any competition...

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Kale is King

Kale is King

I used to think kale was only for vegans or horses (no offence!).  I think I was the only Naturopath/Nutritionist for years who didn’t eat kale!  Until I tried a massaged kale salad and now I eat it nearly every day for dinner (I miss it...

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How To Quit Sugar in 7 Days

How To Quit Sugar in 7 Days

“No added sugar, you’re sweet enough!” Humans are born with a sweet tooth.  Breast milk is very sweet.  The sweet taste is nurturing and comforting.  Hence why we still reach for sweet foods for comfort even as an adult.  When people emotionally...

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Go Nuts on Coconuts

Go Nuts on Coconuts

Coconut is a superfood. Coconut oil and palm oil have unique medium-chain fats (whereas other foods have long-chain fats).  As you may have heard, palm oil should be avoided due to the livelihood of orangutans.  Medium-chain fats are not stored...

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What Liv is Currently Eating 20/07/20

What Liv is Currently Eating 20/07/20

(Latest photo of me) This is the second edition of “What Liv is Currently Eating”.  The first one was on 02/08/19, nearly one year ago! We all go through phases of cooking the same meal, whizzing up the same smoothie, and reaching in...

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All About Anaemia

All About Anaemia

Anaemia is one condition that can affect any age or stage in life.  It is defined as deficiency of red blood cells (haemoglobin) in the blood.  Haemoglobin carries oxygen around the body.  Oxygen is required in the energy equation to create...

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How To Make a Filling Smoothie

How To Make a Filling Smoothie

How long does your smoothie keep you full? When people tell me they don’t have a smoothie for breakfast because “it’s not filling enough”, I tell them to try one of my smoothies! Of course a fruit-only smoothie won’t fill you up!  It’s lacking...

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Allergy vs. Intolerance

Allergy vs. Intolerance

“Bad digestion is the root of all evil” Hippocrates (The Father of Medicine) Even Hippocrates knew over 2,000 years ago how significant the gut is.  It can be connected to just about anything in the body.  An unhealthy gut means an unhealthy...

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Happy World Chocolate Day!

Happy World Chocolate Day!

I highly recommend you eat some to celebrate! Cacao means “food of the gods” in Greek.  Chocoholics rejoice!  Dark chocolate is rich in iron, magnesium, copper, manganese, and antioxidants. The antioxidants in chocolate (flavonoids...

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