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April 29, 2017

When I became ill the doctor told me he could only give me a medical certificate for one week off from work.  Seriously?  You are diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, neutropenia and thyroiditis and all the time you are allowed to take to recover is a week?

I had just g...

April 29, 2017

Zinc is a metal that we require in our diet. Many chemical reactions in our bodies require zinc. It is required for normal growth and development, as well as immune function.

Zinc has anti-inflammatory properties and assists the liver in detoxification.

Zinc decreases ox...

April 29, 2017

Bottling Autumn Tomato Soup for the cold days of Winter ahead (actually, it feels like Winter here today!).

INGREDIENTS:
olive oil
1 x brown onion, chopped
2 x garlic cloves
1 kg(-ish) fresh tomatoes, chopped (or 2 x 400g tinned tomatoes)
1-2 tablespoons tomato paste
3...

April 29, 2017

There is so much talk around inflammation these days....what IS inflammation?

It comes from the Latin word inflammare which means 'to set on fire'.

Inflammation is the body's response to harmful stimuli (e.g. physical injury, pathogens, parasites, etc.).

Acute inflammatio...

April 24, 2017

Ingredients:
Coconut oil
Brown onion or leek, diced
Fresh ginger and turmeric, finely diced
1 x roasted whole pumpkin (any kind you like, I used an heirloom butternut)
Stock (either chicken or vegetable stock), 1 - 1 1/2 liters
2 teaspoons of curry powder (mild or hot...

April 24, 2017

Trying to find new ways if serving eggs in the morning. These are cooked in homemade leftover tomato sauce.

To make the sauce:
Onions
Olive oil
Garlic 
Fresh tomatoes 
Herbs (rosemary, lemon thyme, oregano and basil)
Salt & pepper 
Lemon juice

Saute onion and garlic in o...

April 24, 2017

Magnesium has been shown to:

help quite down thoughts that go round in your mind,

help regulate hormones that have a calming effect on the brain,

support immune system function,

and, relax muscles.

You can take a supplement to add more magnesium (Mg) to your diet. Mg in the...

April 24, 2017

"...food choices are so fundamental to immune health, and by implication brain health..." -Kelly Brogan, MD

Let me explain the gut-brain-immune system axis:

70% of your immune system is located in your gut - it's called gut-associated lymphatic tissue (GALT);

The GALT co...

April 4, 2017

Autumn is the best time for cooking, baking, preserving - the variety (and quantity) of fruit and veg is amazing!  I spend many a day preparing for the cold, slow months of Winter, making chutneys, apple sauce, tomato passata, stewed quince, rhubarb compote, preserved...

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