Archive for November, 2011

A RAW Christmas…

Cashew Cream Cheesecake
Cashew Cream Cheesecake

Would you like to make this Christmas really special, different and healthy?  How about some new wonderful ideas for your Christmas table that not only looks and tastes good, but is very nutritious and healthy.  Okay, I’ve decided to do a Raw Food Workshop – just for Christmas.  The format for the day will be, light, simple and appetising.

Christmas is very complex, very corrupt in many ways.  The traditional food is so heavy and so unhealthy.  We have become set in our ways, and pulled towards heavy, lifeless, empty calories, which give nothing back and cause enormous stress in our digestive systems long after the big weekend or event has passed.
How would you like to feel fantastic after eating Christmas Lunch?  How would you like to have enough energy to enjoy your time with family and friends, and not have that feeling of ‘Oh God, I wish I didn’t eat that much!’?  It’s possible you could be enjoying a very different style of food and really enjoy it.  It’s possible that this Christmas you could actually look your best, feel fantastic and not put on weight!   Read the rest of this entry

Squirrel Massager

The Squirrel Massager – ‘SM’, is a massaging tool that you can use on yourself without being a qualified massage therapist.  Having said that a lot of professional practitioners use this device in their clinics as an addition to the manual application of using their hands or other devices.

oh what a wonderful health tool the SM is, with the added advantage that you can use it on yourself, without any trouble.  Well, you might want to make sure you have a little bit of room around you, and of course someone can give you a massage using the SM, however, knowing that you can use this device as a self help tool is a real bonus especially if you have been working out in the garden, and finish up feeling a bit sore and sorry.  Such a practical solution to be able to reach for your own device and use it straight away. Read the rest of this entry

Home Made Vegetarian Pizza…

Pizza night

a healthy pizza - is a home made pizza

It’s not hard to make a delicious home made, healthy, nutritious pizza… You Just need to be organised, and have some nice fresh ingredients on hand.

So what do you need?

Vegetarian Pizza….

BASE:

280mls warm water

1 sachet of yeast

1 teaspoon salt Read the rest of this entry

Natural Solutions for Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Nasty inflammation in the bowel

Crohn's Disease

It is estimated that Crohn’s disease affects approximately 28,000 Aussies annually and is usually diagnosed between the ages of 15 to 30 (ACCA, 2007).  The disease commonly affects the end of the small intestine, but can affect any part of the digestive tract from the mouth to the anus.  Symptoms may include pain, diarrhoea, rectal bleeding, fatigue, weight loss, constipation, fever, perennial fissures and loss of appetite.  Generally it’s a pretty crappy situation.  Failure to thrive is common in children with Crohn’s disease.

It’s crucial to get an accurate  diagnosis asap, because the symptoms of Crohn’s disease mimic many other disorders.  Despite much research, the causes of Crohn’s disease are largely unknown, but I suspect a lot of the problem has to do with stress, white flour ingredients (so in other words poor diet) and other poor lifestyle habits like smoking, medications, infections, intestinal permeability and appendectomy. Read the rest of this entry

Waffle Bread

Gluten Free Alternatives to bread!

Well they said it wouldn’t happen, but it has!  Waffle bread is on a come back.. People everywhere are asking for decent ‘waffle bread’ recipes… I’m really excited about this, because I have some!  Yep, I’ve got a few crackers that can be whipped up in no time, provided you have some basic ingredients available.  For starters, some cooked brown or white rice, so gluten free Self Raising flour or plain flour, some herbs and spices, some chopped vegetables, or grated vegetables.  Seasoning like herbal salts, curry powder, Cayenne pepper, chia seeds, sesame seeds and ground almond.  Oh the list goes on, however at the end of the day the best combination is the simplest one.  Less is more!

Waffle bread is so simple, and so practical to include in your weekly menu.  I wrote ‘What A Lot Of Waffle’ because I wanted to find a home for a compilation of Gluten free waffle bread recipes that I had collected.  I told myself that I would have the book together in no time, but it took longer than I expected.  Life gets in the way sometimes.  Hey the book is available now, and what a wonderful gift it would make for someone for Christmas or any time for that matter. Read the rest of this entry