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EATING FOR IMMUNITY

EATING FOR IMMUNITY

How does the immune system work? Your body is constantly exposed to invaders like toxins, allergens, certain foods, bacteria, viruses etc. The role of the immune system is to identify the invaders and to launch an attack on the invader.  When your immune system identifies…

Is it possible to reclaim your life from autoimmune disease?

Is it possible to reclaim your life from autoimmune disease?

What a controversial topic….. Every time I dare imply that it is possible to heal from autoimmunity I get angry messages from people all over the world. There is no cure! They all scream with deep rooted belief. My disease is genetic and there is…

Emotional eating during lockdown

Emotional eating during lockdown

YOU ARE NOT ALONE If you are struggling with emotional eating at the moment, please know that you are not alone.  It is extremely common.  Do yourself a favour and google “emotional eating during covid-19” and see how many results you get.  It is the…

All you need to know about Histamine intolerance

All you need to know about Histamine intolerance

What is Histamine? Histamine is a chemical involved in your immune system, your digestion, and your central nervous system. As a neurotransmitter, it communicates important messages from your body to your brain. It is also a component of stomach acid, which helps you break down…

Supporting your immune system

Supporting your immune system

By now, we all know what covid-19 is and that we can reduce our exposure by washing our hands frequently and by distancing ourselves from others where possible. In addition to reducing your exposure, supporting your immune system is the next important step. This will…

Can a positive mindset heal?

Can a positive mindset heal?

Can a positive mindset heal? For anyone suffering from an autoimmune disease this question is guaranteed to stir up emotions. Some might say: “Of course not, I live with the symptoms of my disease every single day and I’m in pain, whether I have a…

Collagen: The Queen of Gut Health

Collagen: The Queen of Gut Health

Bone broth and gelatin have long been used to heal digestive problems. However, it was only until recently that scientists uncovered the science behind the nutritional power of these foods: collagen! The unique structural properties and amino acid profile of collagen allows this special protein…

THE CLEAN 15

THE CLEAN 15

Last week we posted about the dirty dozen. The dirty dozen is a list of conventionally grown fruits and vegetables with the highest levels of pesticide residues. To compile the Dirty Dozen list, the EWG (Environmental Working Group) analyzed over 40,900 samples to single out…

THE DIRTY DOZEN

THE DIRTY DOZEN

Since 1995, the EWG has released the Dirty Dozen — a list of conventionally grown fruits and vegetables with the highest levels of pesticide residues. Pesticides are substances commonly used in agriculture to protect crops from damage caused by insects, weed pressure and diseases. To…

Autoimmunity: Feeling overwhelmed by the food lists?

Autoimmunity: Feeling overwhelmed by the food lists?

Most people take one look at the “food to avoid” list and are immediately filled with a sense of despair.  “No way!  Surely it’s not possible to eliminate so many foods from my diet…. I can never do this…..I love my (insert wine/sushi/pizza/breakfast cereal) way…

Smashing your New Year’s Resolution

Smashing your New Year’s Resolution

Focusing on your goals is an important part of meeting your goals. The second and much less common part is focusing on competing commitments or limiting beliefs. We consciously commit to our resolutions like taking back our health, and at the same time we are…

THE ART OF UN-DIETING: HOW TO LOSE WEIGHT WITHOUT DIETING

THE ART OF UN-DIETING: HOW TO LOSE WEIGHT WITHOUT DIETING

SECRET 2: WE ARE ALL DIFFERENT We all know a friend that is looking absolutely incredible after losing a lot of weight.  You then ask her what she did, and then, for the next hour you sit there quietly, while your friend shares all the…

THE ART OF UN-DIETING: HOW TO LOSE WEIGHT WITHOUT DIETING

THE ART OF UN-DIETING: HOW TO LOSE WEIGHT WITHOUT DIETING

SECRET 1: STRESS IS KILLING US (AND MAKING US FAT) Have you ever noticed that it doesn’t matter how much kale you eat, if you hate your job or you’re in an unhappy relationship, it’s almost impossible to drop the last few kg’s, to get…

Flu remedy

Flu remedy

It is flu season and the kids come home with runny noses, the gym is a breeding ground for all sorts of viruses and you are almost guaranteed a sore throat after a trip on the Gautrain.  Our natural flu remedy is made with rooibos…

Berry delight energy balls

Berry delight energy balls

When Soaring Free Superfoods brought out a new berry flavoured superfood mix we couldn’t wait to start experimenting.  I am in snack mode since the school holidays are coming to an end so I whipped up these yummy berry energy balls.  It’s pretty, it’s pink,…

Warm chocolate chia porridge

Warm chocolate chia porridge

Some mornings all I want is a bowl of warm and comforting porridge for breakfast.  When it feels like you just cannot have one more egg for breakfast or when your green superfood smoothie just doesn’t do it for you anymore, try this delicious warm…

Turmeric and ginger smoothie

Turmeric and ginger smoothie

This inflammation fighting powerhouse of a smoothie is fresh and delicious and loaded with turmeric and ginger.  Turmeric and especially its most active compound curcumin have many scientifically-proven health benefits, such as the potential to prevent heart disease, Alzheimer’s and cancer.  It’s a potent anti-inflammatory…

The ultimate green smoothie

The ultimate green smoothie

I discovered the Green Alkaliser from Soaring Free Superfood a few months ago and I now often add a few scoops to my morning smoothie.  The Green Alkaliser is a 100% superfood and superherb power blend that consists of African baobab, green grasses, hemp seed…