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Practiced for thousands of years by cultures around the world –detoxification is about resting, cleansing and nourishing the body from the inside out. By removing and eliminating toxins, then feeding your body with healthy nutrients, detoxifying can help protect you from disease and renew your ability to maintain optimum health. These foods will assist in boosting your metabolism, optimizing digestion, while allowing you to lose weight and fortify your immune system. 1. ARTICHOKES […] Continue reading →

Basic Tenets of Optimal Health Any time your doctor suggests a drug for an ailment,  do your due diligence before taking it. That said, remember that leading a common-sense, healthy lifestyle is your best bet to achieve a healthy body and mind. And while conventional medical science may flip-flop back and forth in its recommendations, there are certain basic tenets of optimal health that remain unchanged. Following these healthy lifestyle guidelines can go a very long way toward keeping […] Continue reading →

Coconut oil seems to be a real miracle oil and can be used for so many things other than cooking and baking, eg: in many cosmetic applications, for a variety of household cleaning uses, as a medicine (internally and externally) and more. I found this article on dr.mercola.com. It is well worth reading in its entirety, and also watching the videos in the article. You will save a lot of money and time using it for all these different applications. Go to […] Continue reading →

By Dr Mercola Many people spend their lives waiting to be happy.  You may think, “if only I had more money,” or “could lose weight,” or you fill in the blank, then I would be happy. Well here’s a secret: you can be happy right now. It’s not always easy, but you can choose to be happy, and in the vast majority of circumstances there’s no one who can stop you except for yourself. The truth is, happiness doesn’t come from wealth, perfect looks or even a perfect relationship. […] Continue reading →

I can never think of what to do with left over egg yolk after using egg whites for meringues, marzipan etc. Now I found a  recipe, changed it into this healthier version, and these biscuits turned out very yummy. They are quick to prepare and freeze well, so make a bigger batch if  you have more egg yolks to use up. Ingredients: 2 egg  yolks 125 g coconut oil (organic, cold pressed) or butter 80 g coconut blossom sugar, xylitol or organic brown sugar 1 Tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon […] Continue reading →

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I found this article in a newsletter that was forwarded to me, and I am re-printing it here with the kind permission of the author of the newsletter, Barbara Scogings (email: barbara@barbarascogings.com / www.barbarascogings.com). Barbara welcomes new subscribers to her newsletter – it is free. The Value of Time Time, as most of us know and use it in our ‘reality’, is a dimension in which events can be […] Continue reading →

I adapted this recipe from a conventional one I found in a magazine – since I did not want to go to the trouble of frying onions and doing all the things one does in conventional cooking, I decided to give this raw, hot version done in my power blender a go. The outcome was quite delicious, and ever so quick. So if you are in a hurry and need a super fast lunch or supper, then try this. Ingredients: 2 small onions 20 g ginger, washed, but unpeeled 600 g sweet potatoes, scrubbed, […] Continue reading →

Marinated feta with lentils Nourishing and absolutely yummy, this dish improves in flavour the longer the feta is marinated. Marinade 2 Tbsp (30ml) lemon juice ¼ cup (60ml) olive oil 1 tsp (5ml) dried chilli flakes 1 tsp (5ml) dried oreganum 2 garlic cloves, crushed 1 cup (200g) feta cheese, cut into 2cm blocks Lentils ½ packet (250g) brown lentils 3 Tbsp (45ml) finely chopped dill 3 Tbsp (45ml) finely chopped mint 3 Tbsp (45ml) finely chopped Italian parsley 3 spring onions, finely […] Continue reading →

These biscuits are similar to the Greek “Kourabides” or the Austrian “Vanillekipferln” but much healthier and very quick to prepare. They freeze well, so make a double batch and keep one in the freezer for unexpected visitors. Ingredients: 3 cups oats, finely ground in blender 1/2 cup organic, cold pressed, odourless coconut oil – gently melted,  (or cold pressed olive oil) 1/2 cup of raw, unheated, untreated honey (or coconut blossom sugar and a little water) […] Continue reading →

I recently watched a video on how David Wolfe made a version of this super healthy, very tasty salad dressing, which is especially good for a youthful looking skin, but naturally has loads of other health benefits as well. It beats any commercial salad dressing, which is usually full of bad oils and other additives that are not meant to pass our lips, never mind find their way into our bodies. You can make a bigger batch and keep it in the fridge for a day or two or freeze in small […] Continue reading →