Get More Nutrients..its as easy as ABC

The vitamix blender is a wonderful invention. If like me you don't have much time to cook and are after quick tasty meals that are also packed full of nutrients than look no further. I have used it to make smoothies, juices, make ready to eat soups and dips. One can also make healthy ice cream with fruit in only 30 seconds. The pulp of the fruit and veg is utilised which means you receive the nutritional benefits of the whole food and save on food wastage too. Juicing is one of the best methods to get raw enzymes and vitamins and minerals into your body. These nutrients are quickly assimilated allowing your bodies own enzymes to be given a are rest. You should benefit from increased energy levels, better…
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Say yes to Sunshine

Its great the weathers been lovely so far and I hope everyone can get as much of the wonderful sun's rays as possible. Now my guess is that you may have done a double take on what I just said... as the general consensus that most health professionals advocate is using sunblocks when out in the sun. I read it again recently in the paper and this message is repeated countless times. I disagree. Before you start slip slap slopping the suncream, lotions and potions with sun protection factor (SPF). I would hold back.....because we need the wonderful sunshine on our skins, especially for the manufacture of Vitamin D.  Which most people I meet are deficient in. I'm not advocating sitting in the burning sun for hours, however even 30 minutes and…
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Keep your thoughts positive……

One of my favourite quotes by Mahatma Gandhi . Makes one want to ponder and reflect on themselves. “Keep your thoughts positive because your thoughts become your words. Keep your words positive because your words become your behavior. Keep your behavior positive because your behavior becomes your habits. Keep your habits positive because your habits become your values. Keep your values positive because your values become your destiny.”
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Shamanic healing

I had a wonderful shamanic healing session with Eva-Marie (A shaman practitioner and personal trainer at Energetic body). Words cannot describe this magical experience. I can say it was extremely relaxing and insightful. 
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Spring-energy-new beginnings

What a beautiful sunny day. Nearly Spring time. I'm currently taking bookings for Reichi-Seichem and Nutrition. Re-energise yourself with some Reiki healing which is roughly equivalent to a 3 hr deep sleep
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PEAK PERFORMANCE

Eat right to help you get the most out of your workouts. Without adequate nutrition, the body is placed under a little stress which can affect performance & recovery. Eat little & often to balance blood sugar levels Consume protein & healthy fats like nuts, avocados and coconuts. Plenty of vegetables Wholegrain carbs (pasta, bread, rice) A regular exerciser  needs approx 1.2g-1.4g of protein per kg total body mass per day, this is around 15-20% of total cals. For some sports  involving more strength and power, protein requirements may need to be higher up to 2g per kg of weight. Chicken breast- 40g          A fillet of fish 25g         2 eggs-14g Supplements: Whey protein powders can help to fill in the gap that the diet falls short in. For vegans hemp…
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Happy Halloween

Now the clock’s have gone back it is getting dark and gloomy. You may be craving junk food and more carbohydrate based meals. This is fine and normal. However if you do not want to pile on the pounds it is better to downsize the portion of snacks you consume in one day  or switch to more nutritious alternatives. So swap your packet of crisps for example with  a piece of fruit, yogurt, nuts and some dried fruit. At the moment I’m liking the chocolate coated apples for Halloween. It’s satisfying my sweet tooth! In addition this count towards one of your five a day. Hooray!
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Synergy? 2+2=6

Synergy: ORIGIN mid 19th cent.: from Greek sunergos ‘working together,’ from sun- ‘together’ + ergon ‘work'. What this means: a) Synergy between everything in the body and between food and nutrients. The concept of nutrient synergy maximises the health benefits of micronutrients because of the discovery that they work best in “teams”. Thus, it is not the intake of any one single nutrient that ensures full health, but the intake of a complete spectrum of various different micronutrients, such as vitamins, minerals, amino acids and trace elements. b) The working partnership of me (the consultant) with yourself. I assist you and motivate you to attaining your desired health outcomes.
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Welcome

Purpose of this site: -To share my knowledge and expertise on the topics that are passionate to me: nutrition, health, spirituality -I will write & share articles which are referenced where possible. There are numerous food and health myths out there. Stick with me and all confusion will be dissolved. -To promote my nutrition services, which are my consultations and workshops. Just on the topic of research I want to mention that sometimes we can not explain or prove how some things work.  In regards to complementary therapy’s there are some homeopathic, herbal and nutritional medicines that are difficult to measure or conduct scientific trials with due to many variable factors intervening. Also some elements cannot be measured. However many individuals still feel better and respond well to such remedies and…
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