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Acid and Alkaline Foods

Jun 7, '19

The homeostasis or normal conditions of your body are often measured by how much acid is in your body or how alkaline your body is. If your body is balanced, then the pH levels are going to keep away infection and strengthen your immune system. Your body is naturally alkaline...

The Bush Tucker Superfood

Jun 7, '19

Superfoods just seem to keep appearing all the time, and they come from the unlikeliest of sources. For instance, would you have suspected that the bush tucker from right here on Australia would ever be considered a superfood. The incredible health benefits it contains are just dying to be enjoyed...

A Few Great Ways to Treat Sunburn

May 15, '19

When warmer weather starts to appear, you may want to bask in the comfortably warm glow of the sun, but if you stay out in the sun for too long, you will develop a very uncomfortable sunburn. There needs to be relief for it before it gets too bad or...

Coconut Fudge and Strawberry Slice

May 1, '19

This takes 30-minutes to make, but it needs to stand for two hours. It serves 12. To make the base, you’ll need: One and half cups of almonds Eight large strawberries, cut into halves Eight Medjool dates that have been pitted A quarter cup of coconut, shredded Use baking paper...

ANZAC Biscuits

May 1, '19

ANZAC biscuits have a proud tradition in Australia, and each year we set aside time to celebrate those who have fallen in war and pay tribute to the ANZACs. World War One soldiers from New Zealand and Australia ate biscuits as one of their food mainstays, and we remember their...

Healthy Date Ideas

Apr 15, '19

If you are tired of your dates consisting of the same movie and dinner nights out, then you may need to spice things up again, and we want to show you how to do that in healthy way. Staying active not only makes you healthier, but it also boosts your...

Why You Should Incorporate Kelp into Your Diet

Apr 2, '19

People who live near the sea have always used resources from the sea to supplement their diets and provide medicine for their people. The kelp family has long been used as a healthy food source for people all around the world. Today, kelp is readily available as a dietary supplement....

Why You Should Be Eating Blackstrap Molasses

Mar 27, '19

Once in a while, you’ll see a health food product just take off in popularity. Maybe friends are telling each other about it or maybe there is a new health trend that includes this particular product. One of the more recent items to be caught up in this trend is...

The Paleo Diet Explained

Mar 11, '19

There will always be new diets popping up from time to time. Some of them stick around and others fade faster than most people have time to get attached to them. The paleo diet, or primal diet is one that is trending in big way. It is based on the...

Lentil Curry with Coconut and Cauliflower Rice

Feb 26, '19

This recipe makes a delicious curry that’s healthy and packed with flavour. It’s also really easy to pull off, so anyone can make a warming meal for the entire family. This recipe serves four to six people and takes 30 minutes to prepare. What You’ll Need for the Lentils: Two...

Why We Adore Aloe Vera

Jan 20, '19

From the succulent plant family comes aloe vera, which has been used medicinally and for a variety of other purposes for many years. The plant is best known for soothing skin and for treating sunburn. It can be use internally or as a soap, oil or cream. There are so...

Why Choose the Raw Food Diet?

Jan 7, '19

We’re going to look at one of the hottest trending diets right now- the raw food diet. I’ve tried a sampling of the raw food diet at diners in my area. They sometimes put together dishes consisting of raw pad Thai noodles, raw cashew cheese ravioli and fruit salads. Desserts...

Creating a Natural Medicine Kit

Dec 14, '18

Most people have a medicine bag or medicine cupboard where they keep all the essentials, such as band aids, cough syrup, sunburn cream and more. This is something a lot of us continued from our parents and grandparents, who tended to be more self-sufficient with personal medical care. A lot...

How You Can Detox without Starving Yourself

Nov 21, '18

A lot of us overindulge during the holidays and we need to find ways to get back our fit figures and active lifestyle. Overeating can make you feel sluggish and unwilling exercise and eat well, and you need to take time to detox your body and start fresh when that...

The Best Detox Oils

Oct 29, '18

You may have never considered using oils in detox program, but they are actually excellent for getting rid of toxins and we will show you how. Your body is able to expel toxins on its own in a lot of different ways. Toxins pass out of your urine, they go...

The Supplements That Work Best for Seniors

Oct 6, '18

As you grow older, you have to take extra special care of your body. You want to get the most out of your coming years, and while you may not be able to do anything about the process of ageing, you can learn some new strategies for healthy living. If...

Chocolate Cherry Slice

Sep 17, '18

This gluten free, vegan dish has no sugar and is made with healthy ingredients, but it is also extremely satisfying for the most diehard cherry ripe lovers. It will take you 30 minutes to make. This treat needs about 10-15 minutes of cooldown time. You will have to soak some...

Ranchero-Style Roasted Chicken

Aug 11, '18

For a great winter meal, try this Mexican version of the home-cooked favourite roast chicken. This recipe serves four people. What You’ll Need One chicken, free range Half of an onion Two garlic cloves Three tablespoons of chipotle ranchero salsa A tablespoon of butter An herb bundle (bay leaf, parsley...

Why Natural Skin Care for Your Baby Is So Important

Jul 24, '18

Why Natural Skin Care for Your Baby Is So Important It can be difficult to develop a routine for caring for your new child. You have to ensure the child is warm, clothed, bathed, fed and changed often. You will also have to set your own sleep patterns around when...

How You Can Ferment Your Own Drinks

Jul 3, '18

Let’s look at fermented drinks for this blog post. It’s a beverage that is growing in popularity recently, as more people learn about the benefits of fermenting certain drinks. We’re going to show you how you can make your own water kefir very fast and easily. You can get in...

Grain-Free Blueberry Muffins

Dec 1, '17

Would you ever think it was possible to enjoy a savoury muffin that was completely grain free? This recipe will allow you to make delicious blueberry muffins that contain no refined sugar dairy or grains, and they fit perfectly into the Paleo diet as a wonderful snack for anytime. What...

What Makes Apple Cider Vinegar So Great?

Dec 1, '17

If you spend much time looking into healthy living recipes or superfoods, then you have probably heard about the benefits of apple cider vinegar. It’s what a lot of A-list celebrities claim to use to supplement their diet, and it has become very popular with health food enthusiasts and fitness...

The Importance of Truly Raw Cacao

Dec 1, '17

Raw chocolate is more than just a great-tasting treat. It is also very healthy. Well, it can be healthy. That’s only when the cacao is actually raw, and it’s that kind of cacao that qualifies as a superfood. Cacao is unprocessed and raw by definition and is related to cocoa,...

What You Should Know about Oil Pulling

Dec 1, '17

If you use mouthwashes to clean your gums and teeth, then you may want to hear about an ancient mouth washing technique that does more than just make your mouth clean. It can actually benefit your entire body, and it’s known as oil pulling. This Ayurvedic medical process uses the...

10 Superfoods You Should Betraying

Dec 1, '17

Acai took off as a weight loss method very quickly, once it was covered on the Oprah Winfrey Show. It failed to live up to the high expectations that were set for it, however, and “superfoods” was a label that was quickly starting to be seen as a passing fad....

What Makes Yoga both Appealing and Healthy

Dec 1, '17

Yoga is practiced by some so that they can become more physically fit. Others use it to gain better mental control or to help them meditate or relax. Yoga helps to unify the body and the mind, and it has grown in popularity with both men and women. Millions of...

Finding the Right Natural Sweetener

Dec 1, '17

There are a lot of natural sweeteners that you can use as substitutes for more harmful processed sugars. We want to look at some alternatives to the sugar that has permeated the Western diet and that can be used to counter the massive amounts of sugar we often consume. Let’s...

How Sugar Negatively Affects Our Diet

Dec 1, '17

We want to look at how excessive sugar consumption can hurt us and how our diet relies far too heavily on a steady supply of processed, unhealthy sugar. We also want to examine how natural sweeteners can be used in place of processed sugar for a healthier diet. Sugar has...

Is there anything better than freshly baked homemade bread?

Dec 1, '17

Bread has an unmistakable aroma when you take it out of the oven, and the familiar texture of the bread and the pleasant sounds of a bread knife carving through the crust all bring back happy memories for me. Bread is a cultural staple and has been for generations. It...

Why Coconut Oil Surpasses the Superfood Label

Dec 1, '17

Coconut oil has definitely come back in vogue over the last few years. It was often thought of as unhealthy in the past, due to a greater than 90% saturated fat content. However, several books about coconut oil and its health benefits have changed public perception on this natural product....

The Benefits of Cactus Water

Oct 20, '17

As people look for healthy beverages to replace soft drinks, a lot of plant-based drinks are becoming very popular. These tend to be packed with nutrients and be refreshing as well, and they include coconut and watermelon beverages, among others. They all have their particular value, and each of them...

Nutty Chocolate Fudge

Oct 20, '17

This tasty and easy fudge is sweetened naturally, and it’s sure to satisfy your cravings for something chocolatey. You can serve 36 with this one recipe, and it only takes about 30 minutes to prepare and then it needs time to chill. It’s dairy free and gluten free and it...

The Benefits of Raw Chocolate

Oct 20, '17

Eating healthy does not mean that chocolate must be exempt from your diet. If you still want to enjoy the occasional chocolatey treat, you simply need to replace processed chocolate with raw chocolate. The taste will be richer and the health benefits more plentiful. Raw cacao has been praised for...

Reduce How Much Sugar You Consume

Oct 20, '17

We are addicted to sugar, and a number of documentaries and health books over the years have exposed that addiction that many people didn’t even realize they had. The message of all these books and films is a singular one. It is that sugar is unhealthy for us and it...

Chemicals That May Be Hiding in Mosquito Repellent

Oct 20, '17

Around this time of year, we are in a battle with mosquitos. They invade our homes, our yards and our outdoor activities, and we often use sprays to try to get rid of them. You may not have even wondered if those insecticides are safe to use. In most mosquito...

Sweet Balsamic Tahini and Pomegranate Salad

Oct 20, '17

We will be combining shredded brussel sprouts and raw cauliflower in this tasty salad. It’s an unlikely combination, but you might be surprised at how well they work together when you add some pomegranate into the mix and then seal the deal with sweet balsamic tahini. It’s a flavour sensation!...

Boston Baked Beans

Oct 20, '17

This is a flavourful recipe packed with flavour, and it only takes 15 minutes to prepare. You can use it as a nutritious way to start the day or as a meal anytime during the week that your family will enjoy. This delicious baked bean recipe is packed full of...

Quick and Easy Chocolate Slice

Oct 20, '17

This is a very simple chocolate snack recipe that only takes a few ingredients and a couple of minutes to prepare. We like to start out with a pack of chocolate buckinis, which is already premixed and which takes care of a lot of the work already. From there, you...

Why Health Food Experts Are Talking about Sprouted Grains

Oct 20, '17

Sprouted grains are starting to become pretty popular in healthy eating circles. They might be something you have heard of and thought about adding to your diet. You may be aware of their incredible benefits already, but if not, then you should read on to see how they can help...

Five Things to Know about the Amazing Avocado

Oct 20, '17

Avocados used to be completely shunned by health food experts and fitness enthusiasts. They were working under the mistaken belief that anything with fat content would make you gain fatty weight. Avocados derive about 85% of all their caloric content from fat, and that made it an unacceptable food for...

Chocolate Quinoa Crackles

Oct 5, '17

Kids love chocolate crackles, and we aren’t ashamed to say that we like to sneak some as well sometimes. Now, the original recipe for crackles required lots of copha (which is rich in saturated fats) and tons of refined sugars. We want to share a much healthier version of the...

Detox Your Body in Only Ten Steps

Oct 5, '17

Are you feeling worn down and sluggish? This happens to people a lot during the holidays, but you can feel like you need a pick-me-up any time of the year. Your body can feel overtired and lacking energy if you are overindulging and not being careful about what you eat....

Couscous with Figs

Oct 5, '17

We are going to show you how to make delicious Moroccan couscous that includes caramelised figs and vegetables. This goes great as a side dish with many meats, particularly lamb and chicken. It will serve four people and only takes 25 minutes to prepare. What You’ll Need: A cup and...

Twelve Simple Ways to Relax

Oct 5, '17

We don’t always find time to relax in our busy lives. There are simply so many things to do and so many obligations and responsibilities pushing us in different directions that it can be difficult to slow down and just allow ourselves to breathe for a few minutes or to...

Carob Protein Snacks

Oct 2, '17

Cashews and carob go together so well, and these little protein balls are full of flavour and nutrition. Carob has tons of vitamins and minerals, like vitamins A, B, B2 and D2. It has no gluten and tons of protein. It’s also packed with calcium, potassium and magnesium. You can...

Fermentation Is Trending Due to Newly-Discovered Heath Benefits

Oct 2, '17

Fermentation has suddenly become popular again among the health food community. Now, fermented foods and beverages have been in use for thousands of years, and some fermented dishes, like Korean kimchi has never been anything less than popular. However, some fermented products are starting to show up on store shelves...

How to Make Easy Yogurt

Oct 2, '17

Fermenting food is a popular health food trend these days, and we are going to show you how you can make your own yoghurt in just a few steps. Yoghurt is a natural superfood that is packed with probiotics and is excellent for your digestive health. Fermented products have tons...

Goat Cheese and Beetroot Tart

Sep 27, '17

This is a great entrée recipe. The combination of sweet beetroot and sweet balsamic sauce with slightly bitter walnuts and tangy goat cheese makes for a perfect appetizer, side dish or dessert. This recipe takes 30 minutes to make and serve four. What You’ll Need: A dash of olive oil...

What You Should Know about Protein Powders

Sep 27, '17

There are so many protein powders available today that it can be very difficult to determine which ones are worth buying and which ones are a waste of money. Some of this come from source that may not be very careful about what they put into the powders. Others might...