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Dec 17

Easiest Raspberry Chia Jam Recipe Ever

By Jane

This is the easiest raspberry chia jam. It is so quick you will be enjoying it by the time the toast is done. Remember the days when fruit would be boiled with the sugar until you had setting consistency. Some fruits just took forever and you had much better things to do. Then the jars […]

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Dec 11

How To Avoid Putting On Weight Over The Holiday Season

By Jane

  You’re getting nervous. The holiday season is fast approaching and you still have that spare tyre from last year. Putting on weight for you at this time is an inevitability. Buying new clothes every year is putting a serious dent in your budget and your partner just remarked that he totally appreciates that there is so much more […]

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Dec 07

A Simple And Delicious Kimchi Recipe

By Jane

Kimchi is a traditional Korean side dish. It is a fermented pickle so is a perfect probiotic accompaniment for keep you gut healthy. Many variations of flavour and vegetables can be used but probably the ingredients you will find more often are chilli, garlic, ginger and of course cabbage. I have kept this recipe very […]

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Dec 04

9 Tips To Help You Eliminate Grains From Your Diet

By Jane

  So you have decided you want to eliminate grains from your diet. First up, well done. Most of those who consider it never actually make the decision to do it. One word of caution, it’s not a good idea to embark on this adjustment when you’re about to change careers or your sister-in-law is […]

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Nov 30

5 Tips To Help You Build Your Self-Confidence

By Jane

Lacking self-confidence for some can cause stress and anxiety which, if left unchecked, can become quite destructive to your health. Does your self-confidence completely desert you in social situations to the point that you want to lock yourself away from the world, never going out, never trying new things? Are you physically sick at the […]

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Nov 24

5 Tips To Help You Drink Less Alcohol

By Jane

This is a light-hearted look at how you can drink less alcohol with serious intent. Moderate alcohol consumption can: Lower your risk of cardiovascular disease, possibly by thinning the blood. Decrease your chances of getting a cold, maybe something to do with the antioxidant properties of wine. Could help guard against dementia, it does this […]

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Nov 23

Easy Sauerkraut Recipe Made In A Hot Climate

By Jane

Recently I was researching gut health and how to improve it. On my travels around the internet, I uncovered some delicious recipes for making sauerkraut, pickles and fermented veggies. Most looked super easy and while some were made with makeshift pickling systems such as large jars covered with a cabbage leaf or such like many […]

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Nov 18

9 Tips To Help You Stay Asleep

By Jane

So you have successfully fallen asleep, then something dreadful happens. Just as Ryan Gosling is looking into your eyes with wanton abandon you wake up. Here are my tips for staying asleep and finding out what Mr Gosling had in store for you: Tossing and Turning? If you are having trouble, get up and do […]

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Nov 17

7 Tips To Help You Get To Sleep Easier

By Jane

Do you have difficulty getting to sleep at night and wish it was easier? Do you find yourself getting ever stressed about the hours ticking away while you toss and turn? Try these seven tips to help you get to sleep easier: Avoid caffeine too late in the day I try not to have anything later […]

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Nov 13

How To Stay On The Healthy Food Wagon When You Travel

By Jane

Is your diet difficult to stick to when you travel? Those of you who read my blog will know that I don’t eat any grains or sugar. I am a ‘food nerd’ so travelling anywhere means I need to be super organised. Here are my tips: International travel After arriving anywhere where you can’t take your […]

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Nov 11

Low Carb Zoodles With Avocado Sauce

By Jane

I make this zoodles dish fairly often. It is very forgiving and you can just keep adding to it, chilli, asparagus, broccoli, various herbs, feta. The sky and your imagination is the limit. Zucchinis are a good source of Magnesium which supports muscle and nerve function. As well as Vit A and C plus potassium […]

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Nov 03

A List Of The Best Foods For A Healthy Gut

By Jane

Do you have a healthy gut? If you are bloated or constipated maybe you don’t. Not that I truly want to know about the inner workings of your digestive system but if you are either of these there is good news. Your diet can help with obtaining and maintaining a healthy gut. A diet rich in probiotics […]

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Oct 27

8 Of The Best Anti-inflammatory Foods

By Jane

Constant inflammation in the body is one of the leading causes of many illnesses such as cancer, heart disease and in some cases Alzeihmer’s. This list of anti-inflammatory foods are a great way to decrease inflammation and so improve your health. As you move into perimenopause and menopause you may start to notice more aches and […]

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Oct 26

Easy, Healthy Grain Free Seed Crackers

By Jane

When you are trying to keep to a low carb and grain free diet one of the things you miss is something crunchy to have as a snack or an addition to a platter. After much trial and error I end up with these crackers. I made them to have on a cheese board for our dinner […]

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Sep 21

How To Step Off The Hamster Wheel Of Perfectionism

By Jane

Perfectionism is certainly not something that I have ever tried to strive for. I have always been so far away from faultless as to be in another universe completely. How can something ever be faultless? For me it is subjective. What I think is perfect is completely different from your idea of perfect or the person […]

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Sep 11

What Are the Best Low Carb Alcoholic Drinks For You?

By Jane

If you are eating low carb there is no need to complete go without alcoholic drinks on those special occasions. Listed here are some very acceptable low carb alternatives. Red Wine I can’t go past a red wine. No seriously, I CANNOT GO PAST a red wine. It is like my secret chocolatey lover. That […]

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Aug 25

How To Increase Your Fitness With Minimum Fuss

By Jane

Fitness shouldn’t be a chore. It should fit into your day and be easy to achieve. Picture this: The alarm fractures your blissful slumber with its version of digital diarrhoea. After you’ve peeled yourself off the ceiling you settle in for another wee snooze. Repeat. Twice. Get up. Sound familiar? That’s a good twenty minutes […]

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Jul 23

Are Statins Necessary To Lower Cholesterol?

By Jane

Are statins truly necessary? I think that very much depends on the circumstances. A while back I wrote about Pete’s cholesterol level. His total cholesterol was at the vertigo-inducing height of 9.2. The doctor prescribed statins and sent him away. Just like that, without any further tests or knowing Peter’s backstory, he prescribed a drug […]

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Jul 15

Seven Suggestions To Improve Your Mental Wellbeing

By Jane

How is your current mental wellbeing? There are signs to lookout for if your mental wellbeing is not doing well. You could be:Feeling stressed and overwhelmedWaking up tired despite going to bed at a reasonable timeFeeling like you have nothing to look forward to and can’t remember the last time you had fun.Not so long ago […]

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Jul 03

Low Carb Chocolate Fudge

By Jane

So my food photography is obviously not getting any better. Anyone with a brain would know to focus on the food and not the space between the plates. Watch this space for signs of brain returning in future shots. I urge you not to hold your breath though, I don’t want a whole lot of dead […]

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Jul 02

My Top Five Tips For Low Carb Eating

By Jane

1. Learn to love coconut. When I first started out on this low carb journey I avoided coconut like the plague. Unless it was coated in chocolate, then I was in boots ‘n all. Now not a day goes by when coconut is not included in my diet in some form or other and mostly […]

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Jun 26

Muesli Recipe Reloaded

By Jane

I am a muesli girl, especially this particular muesli recipe, many aren’t. Others prefer eggs or toast or a fry up but my favourite healthy breakfast is a bowl of muesli with some berry goodness and creamy yoghurt. I call this recipe Muesli Reloaded because it is an update on the version we used to […]

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Jun 16

Chia Pudding Recipe

By Jane

Sharing a chia pudding with Molly in a raw cafe was defining moment for our household. Chia puddings became a staple from that day on. They are versatile enough to have for breakfast, snack or dessert. Add fruit and coconut yoghurt and it will keep you satiated for hours. Molly will have one for breakfast with […]

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May 28

Relax With GABA And The 4-7-8 Breathing Method

By Jane

This post was originally going to be about a breathing method that I use to relax. However, a transmogrification took place. Wait. What? It’s all good, there’s nothing revolting going on here. Except. It is five in the morning, I’m in my gym clothes, no makeup… Okay, this post ‘transmogrified’ from being solely about a […]

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May 18

The Cholesterol Conundrum

By Jane

Peter’s last cholesterol test results revealed what every male his age fears. Total cholesterol was 9.2 mmol/L LDL cholesterol is 6.3 and HDL 2.58 Triglycerides are low at 0.7 mmol/L The doctor immediately wrote Peter a prescription for a Statin drug which is used to help lower LDL cholesterol. It is rare for someone of […]

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May 02

Protein Balls

By Jane

I feel the need to preface the recipe I am about to give you with: WARNING, HAZARD AHEAD! – This recipe contains chia seeds and those things silently cement themselves to the gaps in between your teeth like a gold digger to a Warren Buffet’s wallet. Always check the mirror before meeting your offspring’s new, good-looking […]

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