We eat with our eyes… food is more appealing if it looks good (okay, it helps if it smells good too). This is why food companies will add colouring to foods – to make them more pleasing to the eye. But does it come with a cost to our children? The ADHD Link There are … More Artificial Colours – the ADHD link
Your child has been diagnosed with ADHD or you suspect that he or she may have ADHD. You learn that it is a behavioural condition that is not completely understood. What is clear though, is that the brain of an ADHD child is hardwired differently to his or her peers. Perhaps it is even hereditary. You can manage … More Managing ADHD – Can food really help?
There are so many additives in our food these days. Most of them are numbers or big words that we cannot pronounce. So what are all of these things, why are they in our food and are they safe? What are food additives? Food additives are chemicals (natural or manufactured) that are added to our … More Food Additives… for better or for worse?
Cancer is all around us. I bet you have been touched by it, either directly or indirectly. Traditional treatments (chemotherapy and radiation) destroy cancer. Unfortunately, they also damage your healthy cells and wreak havoc on your immune system. There are many claims of natural treatment options which are effective and have fewer side-effects than conventional treatments. But is … More Cancer does not have to be a death sentence
What is bone broth? Bone broth is just like stock… but with super powers. Whilst stock is typically cooked for a few hours, a broth is cooked for anything from 12 to 48 hours. Making a broth from the bones of organic or free-range/grass fed animals, is very nutritious. Minerals such as calcium, magnesium, phosphorus and potassium … More The healing capacity of Bone Broth
“All disease begins in the gut” ~ Hippocrates. It is by no means a new concept, but it is only recently that we have started to pay attention to our gut health and the impact that it has on our overall health. You may be wondering what your gut has to do with illness and disease, … More “All disease begins in the gut”
Well Hello and Goodbye, Easter. “You have had your fun, Rebecca, now it is time to get back on track.” Do you have these talks with yourself? It has been rather busy in our world of late and that means that we have found ourselves too tired or ill-prepared for making good, healthy meals. Time to … More The one thing you need to know to get your diet back on track
We all want our children to have a healthy lunch to sustain them throughout their entire school day. Agree? The trouble is, sometimes our idea of healthy doesn’t match their idea of tasty (or cool!) or they get bored of the same thing every day. So I’d like to share some inspiration by way of … More Inspiration for healthy school lunches and my tips to ensure it gets eaten
Healthy eating. What does that mean? Do you need to ‘go Paleo’ to see health benefits? Or should you adopt a Vegan lifestyle? With so much conflicting information available to us these days, it can be difficult to know what’s best. I’d like to share with you my 5 tips for choosing the right diet for … More My 5 tips for choosing the right diet for YOU
I have shared in a previous blog post that we head to the markets each weekend to stock up on fresh fruit and vegetables for the week. So, today, I thought I would share with you what I buy from the markets and how I prep it when I get home, so that most of it … More Today’s market haul and how I prepped it for the week ahead