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  • My First Blog Post

    July 25, 2019 by

    Be yourself; Everyone else is already taken. — Oscar Wilde. This is the first post on my new blog. I’m just getting this new blog going, so stay tuned for more. Subscribe below to get notified when I post new updates.

  • hummus recipe

    December 30, 2018 by

    I can’t think of a better way to get some fiber into your diet than with Hummus. In this post, I delve into recipe ideas and innovations, as well as the health benefits of the ingredients. Now for the most important advice …

  • mood and neuro-transmitter support

    December 15, 2018 by

    In my posts of the 4 key happiness chemicals and 7 brain molecules that make you feel great describe behaviours and lifestyle choices you can choose to hack happiness. And in my posts on brain health and mood food I’ve outlined the core of what we need from our diets. Yet, there are times when we need… Read more

  • hacking happiness 1

    December 14, 2018 by

    4 key happiness chemicals How do you hack happiness? In my post on Mood Food and Brain Health i’ve shared some really keen insights into this. Then I came across some really simple arguments that  happiness comes down to four key chemicals. In effect, our neurochemistry effects our behaviour, and vice versa, and happiness can be hacked… Read more

  • hacking happiness 2

    December 14, 2018 by

    7 brain molecules that make you feel great Life in the human body is designed to be a blissful experience. Our evolutionary biology insures that everything necessary for our survival makes us feel good. All animals seek pleasure and avoid pain. Therefore, our brain has a wellspring of self-produced neurochemicals that turn the pursuits and struggles of… Read more

  • stretching for cyclists

    August 27, 2018 by

    Cyclists in particular need to stretch and do yoga. This benefits not just your performance, but also protect your long term health and to prevent your risk of injury. In this post we delve into why this is the case. And at the bottom of this post i have included five post-ride leg stretches to get you… Read more

  • “Let THE body … BE a body”

    August 22, 2018 by

    Stress too often has taken over my life. And this is where becoming aware of my body sensations has allowed me to put this stress on pause and open doors to greater awareness. This is characterised by the Japanese word “Do” (or “Dao” in Chinese) – meaning martial and spiritual path to enlightenment. In this… Read more

  • miso salmon recipe

    August 20, 2018 by

    Salmon is a great source of healthy Omega 3 fatty acids. And miso, like other fermented foods, is brimming with healthy bacteria for your lower intestines.

  • spices and herbs for digestion

    August 17, 2018 by

     Wow! I am amazed by the healing power of herbs and spices! Not only do they add such depth and flavor to foods, they are incredibly powerful aids for digestion and gut health. So, further to my post on healthy digestion, here are super spices and helpful herbs to include in your cooking – bon… Read more

  • nut butter

    August 15, 2018 by

    Nut and seed butters are incredibly nutritious and you can increase that nutritional value by soaking your nut (or seed) before making the butter. So making your own butter really is worth it! And its simple and fun – here’s how

  • soak your nuts!

    August 15, 2018 by

    Is soaking nuts and seeds necessary? YES! I’ve found that nuts that have been pre-soaked taste much better, are more nutritious and don’t end up undigested!

  • Flour and grains

    August 12, 2018 by

    Which grains have gluten? And what are the nutritional benefits of both grains and flour made from them? Find out here! And then try this bread baking recipe! Quinoa, Rice and Sorgum are Gluten free grains Buckwheat and Millet are Low Allergen foods and not 100% Gluten free Amaranth, Oats and Spelt / Farro  contain Low amounts… Read more

  • mood food

    August 7, 2018 by

    A persistent low mood such as depression and anxiety is devastating. In my post on Brain Health, I went into some key dietary factors that determine the physiological health of our brains. Here in this post I am going to go a little deeper to give you more insights and more solutions to mood issues.

  • green smoothie recipe!

    July 27, 2018 by

    This recipe packs in a punch for your liver health and brain function and is a great wake-up juice for the morning. So get blending and in the process, give your liver a loving hug!

  • healthy digestion!

    July 27, 2018 by

    What we absorb or digest properly has more importance than what we eat. And key to this is health of the digestive, or Gastro Intestinal (GI) tract. I’m referring here to avoiding the worst that can happen: malabsorption and the lack of absorption of nutrients and food. In this post I’m going to go into some… Read more

  • mood food – nutrition to clear the blues

    May 25, 2018 by

    In my post on Brain Health, I went into some key dietary factors that determine the physiological health of our brains. Here in this post I am going to go a little deeper to give you more insights and more solutions to mood issues.

  • importance of dietary fat

    April 11, 2018 by

    Fat is crucial to your health! Fats form the outer (phospholipid) layer of cell membranes throughout the body. And its the quality of fat in that layer is crucial in determining cell membrane function as well as the quality of cell function. For example, Omega 3 fats play a central role in cell composition of… Read more

  • brain health

    December 26, 2015 by

    Give your brain a helping hand! In this post I outline some simple ideas to optimise that lovely bobble of grey matter between your ears! So how do you select the right brain fuel  to nourish your neurotransmitters? Find out here!

  • gluten free bread

    September 27, 2014 by

    Note! Today i learned that lectins in Legume legume flour can be damaging to health so i’ll be updating this post accordingly. Big hugs! There’s sooo much fun to be had with yeast. These little guys (call them yeasties) just love to chow down with sugars before shaking their tale feather burping whilst they get… Read more

  • Introduce Yourself (Example Post)

    July 25, 2019 by

    This is an example post, originally published as part of Blogging University. Enroll in one of our ten programs, and start your blog right. You’re going to publish a post today. Don’t worry about how your blog looks. Don’t worry if you haven’t given it a name yet, or you’re feeling overwhelmed. Just click the… Read more

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