Healthy snacks: lemon coconut goji berry bliss balls

Healthy snacks: lemon coconut goji berry bliss balls Something I'm always asked about are ideas for healthy snacks. One of the first things I did when faced with the scary prospect of changing my eating habits, was figure out in advance what foods I could snack on with abandon. Personally I feel very comforted when I know I have food waiting in the wings that I can eat whenever I like. It's a psychological tool I find useful that invites feelings of abundance and plenty into the day. It also can help ward off uneasy feelings, like scarcity or denial, that commonly will arrive when [...]

Blueberry muffins for happy arteries

Blueberry muffins for happy arteries I used to think I loved those regular muffins you find at most local coffee shops. But man, once I started researching how to eat for optimal health, I realised they were causing my body to consistently gain weight and be hormonally out of whack. A few years ago I began to explore what was possible when baking using superfoods and incredibly heart-healthy ingredients.  It's not muffins (as an art-form) that are bad, just a few of their ingredients. Suddenly a whole new world opened, and my baking was baaaack.   These blueberry banana muffins [...]

Drink matcha tea for boundless energy, focus, and a healthy heart

Drink matcha tea for boundless energy, focus, and a healthy heart Dr Sara Gottfried, whose work I absolutely love, has said that the number one issue that most of her patients come to her with are problems of energy. I don't doubt that at all. It's one of the most common refrains I hear from the busy women I know. I certainly know the feeling. Before I began my odyssey to discover a healthier lifestyle in 2011, energy was almost always front and centre in my mind. How can I get more of it? Why do I feel so tired today? When will I [...]

Top 10 green smoothie tips and recipes for the best health of your life

Top 10 green smoothie tips and recipes for the best health of your life The habits this month have been fun, but can you believe it, we're almost done the first month of our challenge! How has your 2 green smoothies a day gone? Did you get a chance yet to do it? If not, read on... your life can still change awesomely. Mine was pretty good - I'd say it was about 85% successful. I missed a few days, but all in all, a lot more green stuff got ingested than usual. I am feeling really good. In case [...]

Heart healthy green smoothie No. 3: The vitamin C powerhouse

Heart healthy green smoothie No. 3: The vitamin C powerhouse Spirulina is something I put in my green smoothies almost every day. It is a protein rich, velvety green powder that is one of the most nutritious and concentrated food sources on the planet. I have put 1 tsp in this recipe. After you get used to it, you can slowly increase the amount up to 1 Tbsp a day. You will definitely want to take advantage of the health benefits of this smoothie ingredient. What I love about it is it packs such a huge punch within the tiny amount [...]

Green smoothie recipes to lower cholesterol: The Antioxidant Wonder!

Green smoothie recipes to lower cholesterol: The Antioxidant Wonder! How are your green smoothie or health resolutions coming along? If your blender is still hot from your last smoothie - well done!!! If you've fallen off the horse, don't worry, failure is to be expected and nothing to worry about. Just get your blender out and make yourself one of these bad boys! I have been playing with green smoothie recipes this month, and am excited to share today's heart healthy antioxidant wonder with you. I hope you will add this to your growing list of green smoothie recipes for [...]

Why are we shooting for the bare minimum when we could have optimal health?

Why are we shooting for the bare minimum when we could have optimal health? Let’s play a game. If I told you you needed to get optimal levels of, let's say, Vitamin D, E, A, B, as well as zinc, magnesium and selenium everyday, what would you put on your plate today to make sure that happened?  Ding, ding, ding! I know! What about the Recommended Daily Dietary Allowances (RDA) listed on most foods? Isn't that the nutritional sherpa we need? I suppose the RDA is helpful to help you avoid age old diseases like rickets or scurvy, but the RDA [...]

The fatal flaw of most diets and how to turn it around in your favour

The fatal flaw of most diets and how to turn it around in your favour There are so many different "diet labels" telling us how to eat. There’s Vegetarian. There’s Vegan. There’s Raw. Paleo, 4:3, Wheat Belly, 5:2, Atkins, Zone, and Gluten-Free. South Beach, Dukan, Mediterranean, Weight-Watchers, Blood-Type, Grapefruit, and Skinny Bitch. 3-Hour, Best Life, Cabbage Soup, Caveman, Fat Flush and Glycemic Index diets. French Women Don’t Get Fat, Hormone, and Jenny Craig programs. Macrobiotic, Master Cleanse and Food Combining diets. Beverly Hills and Nutrisystem. Shangri-La, Volumetrics, and the list goes on and on. asdfasdf The labels above [...]

6 critical things I wish I knew three years ago about how to reduce cholesterol

6 critical things I wish I knew three years ago about how to reduce cholesterol After my diagnosis with Familial hypercholesterolemia in 2011 I spent three years searching for effective natural methods to lower cholesterol and gain heart health. I actually felt a little bit like a crazy outsider for much of this journey because most of the research I uncovered advised eating foods and making lifestyle changes that were the complete opposite to what is being distributed by most well meaning but misinformed doctors, healthcare practitioners and media outlets. Below are the 6 critical facts I wish I had had on day one [...]

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