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Fats you should be eating to balance your hormones

Does it feel like your hormones are on steroids and making your body go a little crazy? Well actually, your hormones ARE steroids and they are from made cholesterol. Steroid hormones Pregnenolone Progesterone The Estrogen’s (estrone, estradiol, estriol) Cortisol DHEA(dehydroepiandrosterone) Testosterone   Not all cholesterol is created equal and not all cholesterol is good for …

Could Anaemia be protecting you from a viral infection?

Iron Deficiency Anaemia is a common nutritional deficiency. Women with heavy periods( mennoraghia), fibroids or endometriosis are prone to it. Pregnant women may also develop anaemia due to the baby needing sufficient blood supply while it grows and develops. Other causes of iron deficiency anaemia: Low dietary intake of iron Deficiencies in Folate, Zinc, Vitamins …

5 Ways to naturally boost your immune system

In a world where hand sanitisers, masks and gloves have become the order of the day not forgetting the influx of doomsday messages from the media, one can easily get overwhelmed by the media and forget to listen in on nature and doubt the resilience of our bodies. Now more than ever before has it become …

Maca & Choc Chip Ice-Cream

Where has Maca been all our lives?! This earthy flavoured superfood belongs to the cruciferous vegetables family, along with the likes of cabbage, broccoli, kale, turnips and brussel sprouts. Known to help balance hormones, heal the gut, detox  the liver and prevent cancer! Maca is also an adaptogen that helps the body adapt to stress …

Chia Breakfast parfait

Dynamite comes in small packages, in this case seeds. Seeds by nature are nutritionally dense foods. They are rich in minerals, vitamins, fibre, antioxidants and essential fatty acids needed to grow the next generation of food. Chia seeds are one of the best known  plant-based sources of Omega-3 fatty acids. They are needed for healthy …

Chlorella, Apple & Lime Mocktail

A delicious way to detox! Chlorella, Apples and citrus fruits aide detoxification processes while nourishing your body with essential vitamins and minerals for improved immunity and health. The liver is a key player in women’s hormonal health, it is responsible for metabolising hormones like oestrogen, excreting the metabolites and maintaining hormone balance. A sluggish liver often …

Broccoli Gaucamole and Baked Sweet Potato Chips

Who doesn’t love GUAC?! While on it’s own an already healthy dish, we couldn’t resist taking it up a notch and adding another superfood to it, broccoli. Broccoli is a cruciferous vegetable with a body of research that supports its medicinal properties making it a highly regarded functional food. It along with it’s other family members; …