organic farming
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Organic farming explained

The term ‘organic’ means produce that is grown entirely without the use of synthetic chemicals. These chemicals include herbicides, fungicides, pesticides, artificial fertilizers, hormones and growth promoters. Conventional farmers apply…
detox salad
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Simple detox salad with lemon dressing

Roughly chop: 1 large red or yellow capsicum ¼ of a red cabbage 3 radishes 1 carrot 1 small head of broccoli 2 small cucumbers ½ a cup of coriander or mint 3 tablespoons of raw cashew nuts or walnuts 1 tablespoon of sesame…
Collagen
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How collagen can benefit your health and beauty

Collagen is the most abundant protein produced by the body. It forms the structure of the connective tissue in our skin, hair, nails, muscles, joints, blood vessels and digestive system. Collagen keeps our skin plump, taut and looking youthful,…
seafood
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What seafood should I choose?

I generally recommend my clients eat seafood once or twice each week. It is an excellent source of protein, omega fatty acids, selenium and iodine. However, it is important to choose your seafood carefully. I avoid farmed fish, imported seafood…
Pear salad
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The amazing health benefits of pears

The humble pear originated in China and is native to Europe, North Africa, and Asia. There is evidence of pears being consumed in prehistoric times. All varieties of pears are extremely nutrient rich, containing potassium, vitamin C, vitamin…
green smoothie
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Beginners guide to green smoothies

I’m a big fan of smoothies, they can be a quick and nourishing breakfast on the go, an energy boosting mid morning snack or a great post workout snack. Green smoothies can seem daunting for some of us. This basic recipe is a great introduction…
cacao balls
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Cacao energy balls

These protein balls and very quick and easy to make, and they have a number of amazing health benefits. They are an excellent mid morning or afternoon snack to help prevent afternoon energy dips. Raw nuts and seeds are rich in protein,…
Magnesium rich foods
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Are you suffering magnesium deficiency?

Magnesium is essential for many body functions. We need magnesium for energy production, brain function, sleep, blood sugar regulation, healthy bones, heart health, cell signaling and hormone production. It is necessary to convert vitamin D…
Detox
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10 signs you need to detox

What is a detox? Detoxification is the body’s way of eliminating waste and toxins. Our bodies detox naturally every day and usually do it well, but occasionally our toxic load becomes too great and our body systems need some help to detox…