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How To Meet Your Calcium Needs Without Dairy

Written by Felicity Downes-Casipit (Naturopath, B.Nat) Calcium is an essential mineral for all living beings. Not only do we need calcium for healthy bones and teeth, but it’s also important in many other areas such as nerve transmission, muscle contraction, clotting blood and cardiovascular health. Calcium is the most abundant mineral found in the body […]

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Winter Warming Soups

There is nothing better in winter than a nice warm hearty soup. It is like a warm hug when the air is cold, frost is on the ground and the winds are blowing. Try these soups to keep warm this winter: Warming Ginger & Pumpkin Soup Serves: 4-6 Ingredients: – 2 tbsp olive oil – 2 […]

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Winter Soup Recipe: Minestrone Soup

Serves 6-8 Ingredients: – 2 cups diced potatoes – 2 chopped tomatoes – 2 cups chopped celery -1 cup sliced pumpkin or carrot – 1 cup sliced zucchini – 1 cup chopped onion – ¼ cup cold-pressed extra virgin olive oil – 1-1½ cups cooked kidney beans – 2 tsp salt-free seasoning – 12 cups cold […]

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Sugar Detox Recipe: Guacamole

Serves 2 Ingredients: – 1 avocado, large – 1 garlic clove – 1 onion, brown, small – 1 tbsp coriander, chopped – Juice of ½ lemon – 1 pinch sea salt, to taste – 1 pinch pepper, ground, to taste – Optional: very ripe tomato or small chopped chilli Method: – Mash all ingredients together, […]

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Green Pesto Recipes

Written by Michelle Matthews (Naturopath, BNat.) Pesto is a delicious green sauce originally from Genoa, Italy. Traditionally it is made with garlic, pine nuts, salt, fresh basil and a hard cheese such as pecorino and blended together with olive oil. This fresh sauce is then mixed into cooked pasta. However, there are many types of variations […]

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Recipe: Cauliflower based pizza

Do you love pizza? Take your favourite pizza toppings and enjoy it on a cauliflower base. A cauliflower base is a great alternative option that is high in fibre, gluten-free, low carb and holds a good source of antioxidants. Ingredients: 650gms of cauliflower trimmed and chopped 1 egg finely whisked 50gms of finely grated parmesan […]

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Recipe: Immune booster juice

The immune system needs a solid dosage of vitamins and minerals to keep its vitality up and going. This delicious juice contains ingredients used to build and support your immune system. Ingredients 2 sticks celery 1 pear ½ beetroot 1 carrot ½cm Sliced fresh ginger Method Wash and chop all the ingredients and pass through […]

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Importance of Magnesium

Written by Felicity Downes-Casipit (Naturopath, BNat.) What is Magnesium? Magnesium is a mineral found in abundance within our bodies. Roughly half of all the magnesium in our body can be found in the bone whilst the remainder can be found within cells and organs, leaving just a little to circulate in the blood. Hundreds of […]

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Sugar Detox Recipe: Almond and Chia Spirulina Balls

Ingredients: 1 cup almonds, chopped 1/3 cup almond meal 1/2 cup tahini 1/4 cup chia seeds, plus extra for coating 1 tsp stevia powder 1 tbs spirulina Method: Place all ingredients in bowl, mix until smooth Roll mixture into small balls Place balls on baking paper lined tray and place in the fridge to set […]

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Sugar Detox Recipe: Salmon and Cauliflower Mash

Ingredients: 250g cauliflower, cut into chunks 5 garlic cloves, peeled 20ml extra-virgin olive oil Salt and black pepper, to taste 125 g of Salmon Method: Place cauliflower and garlic in a steamer over a large saucepan of boiling water. Steam for 5-10 minutes or until tender. Place cauliflower and garlic in a food processor. Process, […]

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