Watermelon Summer Salad

Ingredients 1 small or ½ a watermelon 100gm crumbly feta cheese 1/4 cup basil 1 large green tomato 1 cucumber Optional – (if you tolerate them) – 1 small red or salad onion– 5 radishes 3 tbsp. / 35ml Olive Oil 3 tbsp. / 35ml Balsamic Fresh ground pepper Directions Chop the watermelon into chunky […]

Power to the Pelvis

Some conditions may feel too embarrassing to discuss with your doctor and weak pelvic floor muscles can cause such conditions: trouble with bladder or bowel control urine or faeces can leak out when you cough, sneeze, laugh, or exert yourself in any way frequent and or sudden urination, passing wind / bowel movements. Continue reading […]

Christmas Gingerbread Smoothie

Thick and creamy, sweet and Christmassy Ingredients 700ml of dairy or non-dairy milk – I like mixing coconut milk with organic full-fat milk 1 banana 1 tbsp organic honey 1 tsp vanilla extract 1/4 tsp grated nutmeg 1/2 tsp ground ginger 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon 1/2 tsp ground cardamom 1/4 tsp ground allspice Topping Grated […]

Tips to reduce your need for Cortisol aka Stress

Cortisol is a hormone most people have heard about, possibly you know at as the stress hormone, which is possibly not a fair description as Cortisol through the changes it makes in the body’s metabolism is actually trying to help you survive the ‘stress’ I like to think of Cortisol as the hormone that ensures […]

Green balance

1 – 2 pieces of fruit, such as berries, papaya, mango, pear, kiwi, grapes, or apple 1 lemon 1 avocado 1 cucumber Approx. ½ liter of fresh, filtered, cold water, or coconut water 1 – 4 tbsp. Olive oil or coconut oil 1 scoop of protein powder and Collagen powder (20 – 25g). Buy here […]

Beautiful Bone broth

Bone broth is made by boiling down animal bones and connective tissue which dates back to prehistoric times, when hunter-gatherers turned otherwise inedible animal parts like bones, hooves, and knuckles into a broth they could drink. Bone broth is made by simmering bones in water and vinegar. You can also add other ingredients to create […]

The importance of a good night’s sleep

Diet is crucial, exercise very important but chronic sleep deprivation will create more much havoc with your health and beauty and this makes sleep slow-age protocol number 1. When I say chronic sleep deprivation many think I’m referring to too little or no sleep, well here’s the thing those of you who get around 5 […]

Phytoestrogens

Phytoestrogens are natural hormonal compounds found in plants and plant-based foods. When eaten, they may affect a person in the same way as human Estrogen.  Because these hormones are described as ‘natural’ many confuse this word with ’healthy’ and believe them to be healthier than other hormones, where in fact they should be viewed as […]

The dark side of plant food

Before I get into details, which will undoubtably infuriate some, confuse others and bring out right denial in the rest of you, let me be clear I am not saying ‘don’t eat your veggies’, I am simply trying to enlighten you to the fact that plant foods contain anti-nutrients which at the very least can […]

A good workout will do much more than just keep you fit

Interaction between hormones and exercise Did you know that your muscles produce hormone-like molecules called myokines? With every muscle contraction these myokines talk to your muscles, fat cells, liver, pancreas, bone, heart, immune cells and brain and thereby create changes in a whole range of body functions. Myokines, by changing the activity and hormone production […]