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Tips for home-made green smoothies Wild and garden herbs – the nonplus ultra in a Green Smoothie Wild growing plants grow in natural soil, and have not been weakened by cultivation, and therefore they absorb nutrients directly from the ground, contrary to plants grown by conventional agriculture, which are often harvested before they are ripe and normally grow in unnatural conditions. Wild and garden herbs not only add a tasty kick to your Green Smoothie but also offer  more health […] Continue reading →

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A couple of months ago I was given a book in German: Gruene Smoothies – Die supergesunde Mini-Mahlzeit aus dem Mixer by Dr. Med. Christian Guth and Burkhard Hickisch (translated: Green Smoothies – the super healthy mini meal out of the blender). I read it within a day or two and immediately started experimenting with green smoothies in my power blender. It was love at first sight. I love the taste, the way they make me feel and within a couple of weeks I experienced amazing […] Continue reading →

Tip: I like to bake my cakes in rectangular baking trays. That way I can cut them into squares & freeze them, and only take out as many as I need at a time. Ingredients: 35 g organic cacao powder 80 ml hot water 150 g dark (min. 70 %) chocolate, preferably organic 75 g organic coconut oil (odourless, if you prefer) 75 g cacao butter (or use 150 g coconut oil instead of the cacao butter) 280 g xylitol or organic coconut blossom sugar (or a mixture of both) 100 g ground hazelnuts 4 […] Continue reading →

Dry skin brushing may be the single most important therapy to add to  your detox programme. Your skin is your largest elimination organ. It releases approx. 500 ml of waste each day and will be the first organ to show symptoms of imbalance or toxicity. The skin is often called the third kidney, as it eliminates a quarter of the toxins from the body (the lungs are the second kidney). If the skin cannot efficiently release toxins, you may experience rashes, acne, hives, itchiness, body […] Continue reading →

A common question I get asked regularly is: ‘what can I do for eczema’, and then people continue to list all the unpleasant symptoms and all the allopathic medication they have already tried without lasting success. Eczema treatment demands a multi-facetted approach, ranging from extended breastfeeding (exclusively for first 6 months, continuing  for at least two years whilst also feeding baby solids) to the right diet, supplements and using what works from a wide array of […] Continue reading →

A delicious, very easy and quick recipe – wonderful for light summer lunches or as a starter. Ingredients: 500 ml thick Greek yoghurt 100 g corn flour (look for a GM free one) 1 cup spring onions, finely chopped 1 cup fresh or 2 tablespoons dried dill 1 cup fresh mint or spear mint, chopped herbal or Himalaya salt to taste bottled wine leaves +/1 4 tablespoons olive oil Method: Preheat oven to 180 degrees C In a bowl mix together yoghurt and cornflour Add herbs and seasoning Brush an […] Continue reading →

Here are five vital principles taught in the Callanetics Exercise Programme, and when applied in daily life, can improve your quality of life greatly: 1. Remember your feet Our feet are far away from our head and therefore often forgotten. However, good posture starts with the correct alignment of our feet. If our feet are misaligned, the whole body is affected – remember everything is connected to everything else. Knee, hip, back, shoulder and neck problems are often caused by wrong […] Continue reading →

Take a few minutes to listen to this song – funny, and true. If you are young, you will laugh but not yet know from experience how true these things are; if you are older, you will laugh knowingly, because you have probably, hopefully learned by experience and will be able to identify with a thing or two … but take care what type of sunscreen you use (the conventional ones are full of unsavoury chemicals, so look for a natural one (go here for a recipe to make your own) and/or […] Continue reading →

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In my search for natural sun screens without all the harmful chemicals I came across this recipe, which I am going to try out on my next beach holiday.   Ingredients: 70 g apricot kernel oil 35 g coconut oil 35 g bees wax 100 g distilled water 2 tablespoons zinc oxide 1 tablespoon wheat germ oil Method: combine first three ingredients in a saucepan over low heat mix gently until well combined, then remove from heat add distilled water & stir until thick and smooth add zinc oxide […] Continue reading →