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Eat Yourself Healthy

Monthly archive for July 2013

Out Of My (food) Comfort Zone…

Out Of My (food) Comfort Zone...

I’m in the US right now and so far I’ve travelled 7 cities in 14 days, so if  jet lag, followed by jumping planes, trains and automobiles every couple of days hasn’t been enough to upset the apple cart, contending with trying to find real, whole food on the run in some places, has been.  When I travel, I try to eat just like I do back home  – the same as I recommend in my book, Eat Yourself Healthy.  My digestive system has grown accustomed to it’s usual Green Goddess juice  or super food power smoothie first thing of a

Would you like a side of chemicals with your blueberries?

Would you like a side of chemicals with your blueberries?

Blueberries have long been hailed for their powerful nutritional properties, in particular their potent anti-oxidant and phyto-chemical compounds, (thanks to their dark pigment) which protect against cancer causing free radicals.  Blueberries are also one of the lowest fructose containing fruits you can eat, making them perfect as for a low sugar snack, without tipping the insulin levels into overdrive!  For these reasons blueberries are an extremely healthy food source, earning a reputation as a ‘superfood’! However……thanks to modern day farming methods…..there’s a catch.  Blueberries, (along with other berries) are one of the most chemically contaminated crops, thanks to being heavily

Who are you really getting your health advice from?

Who are you really getting your health advice from?

In today’s day and age of technology and the internet, we have seen a BOOM in accessible information online, from all over the world and from all walks of life. Like most things in life, this phenomena has it’s ‘pro’s’ and it’s ‘con’s’.  For starters, the internet has enabled us to  better self educate, providing us with more knowledge and in return, more power and choices. But when it comes to health, sometimes too much information can be  just as harmful as too little, especially when anyone can post anything, when it comes to health advice on the net. Because there is

Your right to access natural medicine is under threat

Your right to access natural medicine is under threat

Many of you who read this blog will have either consulted me as a patient for complementary health care using nutritional and or herbal medicine, or follow it because you use complementary medicine as part of maintaining your health and wellbeing and are keen to stay abreast of how to live an optimally healthy life. Well what would you say if I told you that your right to access complementary medicine and practitioners was under grave threat because of a proposed new government legislation that would see your freedom of choice in health care options taken away from you?  Would the loss

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