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Book Review: The 5 Second Rule by Mel Robbins

29/03/19

I don’t know about you, but the reading list on my bedside table never seems to dwindle. There’s always a new book to pop on the top of the pile, and I’m the kind of person who has to finish it if I start it – even if I hate it. So we thought we’d bring you some hot tips in terms of book reviews to reduce your chance of buying duds when it comes to health and lifestyle books. You’re welcome. First cab off the rank is one I love. If you’re a procrastinator (or pro-snackinator, or pro-caffeineator as I’ve …

Passion Mojito with a twist

20/09/19

***Summer mocktail/ cocktail recipe!*** 1 cube frozen passion fruit block (can get in Woolies frozen section) 1 pinch of fresh mint 1 pinch of fresh fennel (use dill as a substitute) 1/4 baby cucumber sliced ** Cocktail- Add 30ml of your choice of white spirit (I prefer Gin) Top up with sparkling water Whether you’re doing sober September, feel like making the kids something refreshing to kick off the school holidays, or want to relax in the sunshine with a cocktail! THIS. DOES. NOT. DISAPPOINT ️   Sent from my iPhone

Menopause and Alzheimers (Memory Loss)

29/05/19

As women get older and our bodies begin to change again, we expect to experience the hot flushes, mood swings and irritability caused by the hormonal changes associated with menopause or a hysterectomy. But something we might not expect, but is equally important, is the impact of these hormonal changes on our brains. Alarmingly, women have a 1 in 6 chance of developing alzheimer’s disease - compared to men, whose risk is much lower at 1 in 11. But why is this the case? Researchers are learning more and more about the connections between oestrogen and our brains. Dr Dale Bredesen, an …

The Hidden Side of Hysterectomies

01/05/19

Hysterectomy is a pretty big and scary word that represents what can be a pretty big and scary procedure.A hysterectomy can be necessary, and in some cases, life saving. But it can also sometimes be perceived as a hero-like procedure that will finally put a stop to a range of issues and unfortunately, this is not always true. So if you’ve been told you require a hysterectomy, there are some things you need to know about possible long-lasting side effects, as well as that there may be other things you can do to address the root cause of the issue.What …

Mood boosting Chocolate mousse (Vegan friendly)

21/09/19

Chia seeds are one of the highest sources of Tryptophan, an amino acid that is the building block for serotonin, your feel good hormone. It helps with anxiety, depression and sleep. Ingredients: 1/2 cup of raw cocoa powder 1 Table spoon of honey/rice malt syrup or rapadura sugar 400ml coconut cream 1/4 cup of chia seeds Methods: Combine all ingredients into a mixing bowl (Note the ingredients will swell) Whisk until smooth and combined or use a blender Pour into 4-6 serving glasses, refrigerate and serve once firm Top with raspberries and pumpkin seeds for added taste and serotonin

5 Minute Lunch

09/10/19

Whether your hectically busy during the week, or you forgot to meal prep and all you have are some random left-over veggies in the fridge this one is for you. It's high in fibre to feed all your gut bugs, and also high in Omega 3's which help dampen disease causing inflammation and help with cholesterol levels as well as acting as a detox'er for your hormones. The key to this is to be generous with the olive oil, this will help to make you feel fuller for longer. Ingredients:  Bunch of Kale 5 Florets of Broccoli Small handful of string beans …

Banana Bread- Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Egg Free

29/05/19

Ingredients: 3  ripe bananas, mashed (this is the perfect for bananas that are going off) 1/2 cup coconut sugar (can use rapadura as an alternative) 2 tsp vanilla essence 2 cups almond flour 1/2 cup tapioca starch (or arrowroot starch) Pinch of sea salt (1/2 tsp) 1 tsp baking soda 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar Method: Preheat oven to 180° Celsius, and line a standard bread loaf pan with baking paper. In a large mixing bowl, mash up the banana. Add the  sugar and vanilla. Stir to thoroughly combine all of the ingredients. Add almond flour, tapioca starch and sea salt. Stir to combine. In a separate cup add baking soda and apple …