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paleo vs plant based diets

This is a pretty controversial topic. There are a great number of people who swear by a paleo diet, which is basically just BodyTrim or Atkins diets dressed up in caveman clothing. The rationale behind the paleo diet is that back in paleolithic times, prehistoric humans ate high protein diets combined with some vegetables. This... Read More

raw vegetarian lasagne

In the search to make small permanent changes, my research has led to reading about the raw food movement. There is one recipe in particular that is super exciting, and a good easy beginning into the development of this repertoire of raw recipes. Raw lasagne!!! I can’t stop thinking about it. I have come across... Read More

what are your new years resolutions?

hi there! how was your christmas? did you get everything you ever desired? and. . . did you have fun? that is the MOST important thing!   we had fruit first, and freshly squeezed orange juice, then, croissants with ham and soft brie cheese, it was delicious!! 😀  

by degrees

What I have learnt, recently is that momentum builds incrementally. If you are working towards something, larger, it tends to happen in small steps, so that eventually, you look back on months or years, and realise how far you have come. It is important to ascertain, exactly what you are working towards, and this is a... Read More

Who died and made the doctor God?

There is something incredibly distinctive about the way in which the medical profession treats illness and disability. It had always struck me with the force of losing any sense of self worth, that the medical profession as a whole could use a little more compassion, in their practices. And today I found out the name... Read More

What is the story with cows milk?

I have always been intrigued by the debate about dairy in the diet. The accepted food pyramid of healthy eating suggests three servings a day of dairy products, and it is commonly assumed that milk is nutritious and part of a well balanced diet. So how then, do so many well respected nutritionists, slam it?... Read More

shedding winter skin

One of my clients has a nagging cough, and suggested that it would fly away with the birds, when spring comes. It is such a beautiful time of year, when the mornings feel so alive and exciting with the new warmth of the season, and all the delicious smells in the air. One can not... Read More

bach flower remedies 12 / 8 / 2012

Cherry Plum “Fear of mind being over-strained, of reason giving away, of doing fearful and dreaded things, not wished and known wrong, yet there comes the thought and impulse to do them.” – Dr. Edward Bach  Centaury “Kind, quiet, gentle people who are over-anxious to serve others. They overtax their strength in their endeavors. Their wish so... Read More


I am stuck on what lunch could be in this new landscape of detoxifying nutrition. I am eating toasted rye bread with avocado, grated carrot, lemon juice and apple cider vinegar, but this is surely in need of improvement, for the weeks to come. The liver cleansing diet book suggested sandwiches of raw grated vegetables,... Read More