Tag Archives: health

How to upgrade your health: 9 ideas for you!

Navigating the landscape of food and lifestyle can be overwhelming… One minute fat is bad for you, the next we learn that the RIGHT fats are actually critical to health. One minute we are batting for the high protein / low carb diet, the next minute red meat is out… And now we are striving…

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Arrive competition-ready with these travel food tips

Got a road trip ahead & want to avoid feeling tired, bloated & constipated? Embrace these travel food ideas to get you arriving competition-ready! So you’re packing for another trip? Excited? It’s a long, long, road trip. I see. There’ll be road house stops, food on the go, a lack of energy and feeling tired….

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Food focus: oils & fats

Not all oils and fats are created equal. Heavily processed, hydrogenated, “trans” fats and oils that are used in prepared, packaged foods can be extremely damaging to the body. However, fats and oils from whole foods and other high-quality sources can steady our metabolism, keep hormone levels even, nourish our skin, hair and nails and…

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Food focus: root vegetables

Root Vegetables Photo

The roots of any plant are its anchor and foundation; they are the essential parts that support and nourish the plant. Root vegetables lend these properties to us when we eat them, making us feel physically and mentally grounded and rooted, increasing our stability, stamina and endurance. Roots are a rich source of nutritious complex…

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Go organic, where it counts

  A friend of mine recently called me a hippie. Whilst I carefully kept a straight face and continued the conversation as if I wasn’t phased, the truth is that my mind was whizzing with curiosity as to how I could be likened to a hippie. A hippie, seriously? When I think of hippies, I imagine the 1960s…

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Jamie Oliver and his wish

“I wish for your help to create a strong, sustainable movement to educate every child about food, inspire families to cook again and empower people everywhere to fight obesity.” Jamie Oliver’s TED Award wish, February 2010. I was inspired to seek out Jamie Oliver’s TED Award acceptance speech. It’s the video above. And it’s pukka….

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Create super health: buy local

  Oh hail the centre of fashion. I love Italy. I love the sound of high-heel shoes on ancient cobble stone streets. I love voluptuous, sun-kissed and super-sweet Tuscan tomatoes. I love the challenge of crossing Via del Corso with a sea of Vespas swarming towards me.  And of course, every woman loves the way Italian…

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