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Rhythms and Rituals

Our bodies are innately wise and are happiest (and healthiest) when we live according to daily rhythms – and the consistent every day rituals that we create around these. The term circadian comes from the Latin circa meaning “around”, and diem meaning “day”. Circadian rhythms – sometimes called diurnal rhythms – are the foundation of …

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Muesli Bar Recipe

Muesli bars are a popular lunch box snack across the world, especially to provide fuel whilst on a walk or similar outdoor pursuit. However, there are many examples available in the supermarket that contain a number of artificial ingredients including added sugars, colours and preservatives. Here is my homemade version – made with just whole …

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The sweetest thing

In the 1980s fat was firmly blamed for obesity/being unhealthy and given all the bad press. We were told to trim all meat and avoid butter/full-cream milk/cream/avocado, and that eggs (especially the yolk) should be severely limited. Despite this pervasive message, obesity kept climbing until, by 2016, 13% of the world’s adult population were obese …

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Basic sauerkraut recipe

People have been fermenting food for thousands of years!  Two main reasons – it both preserves food and improves the health benefits.  Fermented food will last much longer than fresh and can be stored for months through the seasons. The health of one’s gut is a very important factor in overall health, and fermenting your …

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Simple chicken salad recipe

A quick and easy lunch or dinner, and a great way to use up leftover chicken (after a Sunday roast perhaps). The chicken and avocado are a great source of protein that will help give you plenty of slow release energy for the rest of the day. Ingredients 1 lettuce Handful rocket 1 cup chicken …

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The power of protein

My motivation to write this blog dedicated to the ‘power of protein’ was prompted by a recent visit to the Eco Expo in Brisbane – saving the world one eco step at a time – and finding a stall selling energy bars made from cricket protein powder. Although not the first time I had heard …

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Introduction to Swiss Ball training

As a personal trainer and exercise coach, for more than 17 years now, I have used always Swiss Ball exercises to help my clients towards achieving their health and fitness goals. Developed in 1963 by Italian plastics manufacturer Aquilino Cosani, Swiss Balls, then known as “Pezzi balls”, were first used in treatment programs for newborns …

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Chia pudding recipe

This is one of my favourite choices for breakfast, especially when I need something healthy, nutritious and easy to eat, on-the-go! Chia seeds, a member of the mint family, derive from Salvia hispanica, a desert dwelling plant found in South America. Legend has it that the ancient Aztecs and Mayans used chia seeds as a …

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