10 Ways to Stay Healthy Over Winter

So far I’ve been quite impressed with winter – it is certainly crisp but hasn’t been too miserable – is the worst to come I wonder? Today I have 10 ways to stay healthy over winter, with a plant-powered focus, of course! The key to a healthy immune system is to manage stress, sleep well, […]

16 Jun 2017 | 0 comments

Are you getting enough magnesium? {+ top food sources}

Marvellous magnesium – so critical to the running of our bodies (it is required for over 300 biochemical reactions), it plays a role in supporting healthy cardiovascular function, nerve and muscle relaxation, blood sugar balance, bone health and production of energy. This post will focus on how to get enough of this important mineral in […]

8 May 2017 | 0 comments

Top Prebiotic Foods for Gut Health

This is the second of two posts on this topic. The first looks at the health benefits of prebiotics in detail. Prebiotics are types of dietary fibre that arrive un-digested at the colon, where they are readily fermented  by beneficial bacteria, allowing them to grow and thrive. In order to be classed as a prebiotic, […]

11 Jan 2017 | 0 comments

Health Benefits of Prebiotics

This post is one of two posts on this topic. The second post will look at my favourite prebiotic foods in detail. We hear a lot about probiotics – but what about prebiotics? They’re just as deserving of attention because they play such an important role in our health. Prebiotics are certain types of fibres found […]

9 Jan 2017 | 1 comment

Protein on a Plant Based Diet

This is the fifth in a series of posts I am sharing on plant based nutrition. I have personally enjoyed a plant based diet for close to ten years. Some of which have been as a vegetarian, and some as vegan. I have experienced numerous deficiencies during my journey, partly due to malabsorption, though I believe […]

30 Oct 2016 | 6 comments

Zinc on a Plant Based Diet

This is the fourth in a series of posts I am sharing on plant based nutrition. I have personally enjoyed a plant based diet for close to ten years. Some of which have been as a vegetarian, and some as vegan. I have experienced numerous deficiencies during my journey, partly due to malabsorption, though I believe a […]

12 Oct 2016 | 4 comments

Calcium on a Plant Based Diet

This is the third of a series of posts I am sharing on plant based nutrition. I have personally enjoyed a plant based diet for close to ten years. Some of which have been as a vegetarian, and some as vegan. I have experienced numerous deficiencies during my journey, partly due to malabsorption, though I believe […]

26 Sep 2016 | 1 comment

Iron on a Plant Based Diet

  This is the second of a series of posts I am sharing on plant based nutrition. I have personally enjoyed a plant based diet for close to ten years. Some of which have been as a vegetarian, and some as vegan. I have experienced numerous deficiencies during my journey, partly due to malabsorption, though […]

11 Sep 2016 | 0 comments

B12 on a Plant Based Diet

This is the first of a series of posts I am sharing on plant based nutrition. I have personally enjoyed a plant based diet for close to ten years. Some of which have been as a vegetarian, and some as vegan. I have experienced numerous deficiencies during my journey, partly due to malabsorption, though I […]

28 Aug 2016 | 0 comments

How to Make Kitchari – an Ayurvedic Healing Meal

I love exploring all elements of Ayurvedic healing, particularly the recipes. There are a lot of gems to be gleaned from this traditional wisdom – in fact, Ayurveda philosophy dates back as far as 5,000 years or more. I’ve been on a plant based diet for close to ten years now, and know may way […]

8 Jul 2016 | 3 comments

Top Fermented Foods for Gut Health

Gut health is a topic dear to me, having had an autoimmune condition (Inflammatory Bowel) myself. My poor digestive system’s first assault was a small bowel infection called Tropical Sprue, picked up while living in Indonesia as a toddler. Add to that a childhood filled with antibiotic use, and a severe case of food poisoning […]

20 May 2016 | 2 comments

30 Healthy Snack Ideas

I saw a great quote the other day – ‘Keep your friends close and your snacks closer’ – couldn’t agree more! Here is a list of some of my favourite healthy snack ideas. Print them out and you will never be stuck for inspiration again!  Healthy trail mix: activated almonds, activated brazil nuts, activated pumpkin seeds, […]

25 Jun 2014 | 1 comment
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