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Are juices better than smoothies? (Part 2)

In Part 1, we discussed the differences and respective benefits of juices and smoothies, and provided a few juicing tips and recipes. In this section, we will discuss smoothies. The best fruits to use for smoothies are softer fruits – pears are okay if they are ripe, but apples tend to give a bit too […]

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Are juices better than smoothies? (Part 1)

Juicing or making smoothies is a good way of getting high levels of good nutrients into your body thus fuelling our body both physically and mentally and giving us more energy. Fruit and vegetables contain high levels of antioxidants, helping cellular repair, boosting our immunity and slowing the ageing process. Juicing means you remove the […]

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The link between gut issues and low mood – and why food matters

Our gut and our brain are connected via the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis. What does this mean? Our gut is made of billions of bacteria but it also houses over 100 millions neurons. The nerves within our gastrointestinal tract (the enteric nervous system) connect the gut to the brain: this allows the brain to influence our […]

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10 habits that worsen anxiety (& solutions to lessen it)

1- OVERTHINKING Overthinking creates problems that are not there. The problems then get worse, and this increases your anxiety even more. Solutions:  allocate a specific time to overthinking and then move on. Shift your energies on other matters. Experiment with mindfulness by scheduling, if you can daily, meditation or yoga to quieten your thoughts. 2- […]

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Soaking & Sprouting

Soaking & Sprouting Nuts, seeds, beans & grains Grains, seeds, tree nuts and most beans contain enzyme inhibitors. Foods with enzyme inhibitors are very difficult to digest and slow down our body’s communication pathways. Enzyme inhibitors lead to many health issues (obesity, gas, bloating, high blood pressure, gastrointestinal problems, fatigue, diabetes) and general poor wellbeing. […]

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The Power of Movement

Movement – an essential feature of health & wellbeing For years, I went to see traditional doctors and therapists to alleviate my back pain. But I was not getting better and for years, the pain stayed with me. Until I discovered the power of movement. It took me a long time of trials and experimentation, […]

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How I Changed My Life

Inspiration Inspiring and life-changing: these are the two words that best describe my journey towards health. It all started when I was a teenager and pain crept on me on a regular basis. I went the traditional way, seeing doctors and “experts” who temporarily relieved my symptoms but did not offer any long-term solutions. I […]

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