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Spring’s Super Juice

22 October 2018

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With the spring feel in the air, it is an ideal time to clean your body gently with one of our favourite spring juices.

For a refreshing, tasty and healthy juice combine the following:

  • Beetroot
  • Kale
  • Apple
  • Cucumber
  • Celery
  • Ginger
  • Blueberries

Beetroot is a powerful antioxidant and helps the liver. Studies have shown Beetroot juice can help those with cardiovascular disease, by lowering blood pressure and improving cardiac function.

Kale is loaded with nutrients ideal for wellbeing. Just some of the nutrients include calcium, vitamins A, C and K. It is also a good source of minerals copper, potassium, iron, manganese, and phosphorus.

Apple is high in a fibre known as pectin which aids digestion and can assist with bowel function and elevated cholesterol. It is high in many vitamins including vitamin C.

Cucumber is high in vitamins, is very cooling to the body, can be a good diuretic and may assist with aches and pains.

Ginger is one of the world’s super herbs. It is wonderful to break up mucous in our respiratory system, is great to warm our digestion that is often under functioning in the cooler months. It is also a great anti-inflammatory.

Celery is full of nutrition and is one of the best vegetables to assist with joint aches and pains. It is very alkalising and can clear acid wastes from the body beautifully. It is also high in Silica making it excellent for our skin, nails and hair.

Blueberries – A well known super food. They are low GI, very tasty and can assist with micro circulation ensuring healthy blood supply to eyes, kidneys and the smaller vessels in our body that often under function.

Spring Fruit & Vegetables

15 October 2018

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When choosing your fruit and veggies, fresh and organic where possible is always the best way to go. Eating seasonal varieties ensures you are getting fresh and nutritious foods loaded with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.

To support your health this spring we have compiled a spring fruit and veggie list for you! Enjoy!

Fruit

Apples
Avocados
Bananas
Blueberries (mid)
Grapefruit
Lemons
Mandarins
Mangos (late)
Oranges: Blood
Oranges: Seville
Oranges: Valencia (mid)
Papaw
Papaya
Passionfruit (late)
Pineapples
Pomelo
Rockmelon
Strawberries
Tangelos

Vegetables

Asian greens
Asparagus
Beans: Broad
Beans: Green
Beetroot
Broccoli
Carrots
Cauliflower
Chillies
Garlic, fresh
Lettuce
Mushrooms
Onions: Shallots & Spring
Peas
Potatoes
Silverbeet
Spinach
Tomatoes (late)
Zucchini

Is it time for a spring clean?

8 October 2018

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During winter we often eat heavier foods, are less active and sweat less. We then find ourselves needing a detox and spring is the perfect time for a good clean up!

Ask yourself the following questions:

  • Do you feel less healthy and energetic lately?
  • Do you often have difficulty thinking clearly?
  • Do you wonder why you often get sick?
  • Do you find it hard to shake off that tired, sluggish and flat feeling?
  • Do you have digestive disturbances (wind, bloating, constipation, heartburn)?
  • Do you often have bad breath or body odour?
  • Is your nose often congested?
  • Have you eaten too much junk food, drunk too much alcohol or made some choices you wish you hadn’t?

If the answer is “yes” to any of these questions, you may need a spring clean. These are symptoms you may experience when many of the substances you have been exposed to accumulate in your body, leaving you feeling less than your best.

Our good news is that a spring detox can be tailored especially to you. The one size fits all approach of health food stores and supermarkets can often be inappropriate for some and cause discomfort.

Deb and I will recommend a safe and effective professional detoxification program that is tailored for your body and takes into consideration your lifestyle and any medications you may be taking. We can improve the way your body eliminates toxins, to re-establish your energy, vitality and wellness.

Sweet Potato Toast

27 July 2018

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Gluten-free, Dairy-free, Soy-free, Egg-free, Nut-free & Vegan

Sweet Potato Toast is a healthy, warm breakfast using sweet potatoes! It’s a comforting way to avoid white bread and you can top it anyway you like.

Approximate Time: 20 mins- 25 mins

Ingredients:

  • 1 x large sweet potato

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 200°C (400°F) and line a baking tray with baking paper to prevent sticking.
  2. Slice the ends of the sweet potato off, then cut it lengthwise into about 1.5 cm thick slices. Arrange the slices in a single layer on the baking sheet. (No oil needed!)
    Bake until the slices are tender and easily pierced with a fork, about 20 minutes.
  3. You can leave them a little longer for a more roasted look. Serve warm with your favourite toast toppings.
  4. Store any leftover sweet potato slices in an airtight container (glass or ceramic is best) in the fridge for up to a week. To reheat for an easy breakfast, simply pop them in the toaster! (I use a 3 out of 5 setting on my toaster.) Top and enjoy again!

Sweet Potato Toast Toppings

  • Homemade baked beans
  • Roasted tomato slices with green onions and olives
  • Hummus and sliced cucumbers
  • Mashed avocado with lime juice and salt
  • Ricotta and honey
  • Almond butter with sliced bananas
  • Tahini and cinnamon

Your Immune System: The Army Within

9 July 2018

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To boost our immunity it is wise to turn to nature for foods to nurture, boost and nourish our bodies. These include fresh whole foods, lean protein from meats, cold water fish such as salmon, eggs, dark green and leafy green vegetables, orange root vegetable such as sweet potato, avocado, fresh herbs such as parsley, garlic, onion, mushrooms, nuts and seeds.

Click on the Wellness Review for many other tips to support your immune system as the winter weather settles in.

Fighting Viruses Naturally

22 June 2018

 

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It is predicted that this year is going to be a bumper season for colds and flu. Some people find that the flu vaccine affects their system and they prefer natural approaches when boosting their immune system.

At the Clinic we have effective prevention protocols and reliable treatments and approaches to deal with bacterial and viral infections. We have remedies that will fight bacteria and viruses as well as herbs and nutrients to reduce mucous, fatigue, aches, pains and other uncomfortable symptoms that these winter gremlins cause!

One of the most effective remedies we have is “EB Antiviral”. This remedy is one of our herbal liquids which is quickly absorbed into your system. Unlike other herbal remedies, the flavour of this liquid is a quite pleasant berry taste and is easily squirted directly into the mouth.

EB Antiviral can be used acutely for a viral infection and prophylactically to keep viruses away throughout the cooler months. It can also be added to general immune formulas personalised to you during a consultation at the clinic.

About Fibre

8 June 2018

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Fibre is the indigestible part of food. They are categorised as soluble, insoluble and resistant starch fibres; all of which are required to support a healthy digestive system.

Soluble fibre absorbs water, turning into a gel during digestion. It slows digestion down by increasing the time it takes to empty the stomach’s contents, resulting in us feeling fuller for longer. It also assists in lowering cholesterol and regulating blood sugar levels.

Insoluble fibre absorbs water; its role is to soften the bowel contents, softening the stool or poo, making it easier to go to the toilet and promotes regular bowel movements.

Resistant starches are prebiotics that cannot be digested in the small intestine. Once they move to the large intestines however, fermentation takes place and this supports the production of probiotics, the good bacteria, which enhances bowel function and supports immune health.

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