Golden Milk

Golden milk has been around for a long time and recognised for its health benefits, often used as a delicious night cap. More recently the turmeric latte has hit the cafes as a new healthy coffee alternative. Curcumin, the antioxidant that gives turmeric its golden hue, has potent anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial, gastrointestinal health properties, which have been linked to the prevention of cancer cell growth and management of inflammatory conditions, such as arthritis, asthma, eczema and inflammatory bowel disease. Golden Milk Recipe prep 2 mins cook 3 mins total 5…

Healing bowls

tumeric and mashed sweet potatoes

Healing bowls with turmeric sweet potatoes, poached eggs, and lemon dressing INGREDIENTS TURMERIC MASHED SWEET POTATOES: 2 large sweet potatoes, cut into chunks a swish of olive oil 1-2 teaspoons turmeric 2 cloves garlic, minced 2 cups vegetable broth LEMON HERB DRESSING: ¼ cup lemon juice ⅓ cup olive oil 1 small clove garlic 2 teaspoons agave ¼ cup parsley leaves ¼ teaspoon salt (more to taste) HEALING BOWLS: poached or scrambled eggs brown rice or quinoa arugula or spinach or greensss pistachios or other nuts for topping INSTRUCTIONS TURMERIC…

Roasted Vegetables and Moroccan Spice

Recipe to support the thyroid What is lovely about this dish is its simplicity and diversity. You can use a wide variety of veggies here — there is no right or wrong as long as the veggie can survive the roasting!  You can easily use sweet potatoes, beets, asparagus, cauliflower, broccoli, parsnips, radishes, onions, garlic cloves, leeks, peppers, zucchinis, fennel, carrots or eggplant. A great recipe for your balancing your hormones. Prep time:15 mins Cook time: 45 mins Serves: 4-6 Ingredients Vegetables of your choice (see the list above). Pictured…

Pineapple & Turmeric Anti-inflammatory Smoothie

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This smoothie is not only yummy but also excellent for anyone with a winter cold or flu or a training recovery drink. So you’ve read about the health benefits of turmeric, but not sure how you can use it? Here’s a smoothie recipe that uses it in the most refreshing way while offering a host of health benefits! Turmeric would have to be one of Mother Nature’s best gifts! With uses from detoxing the body, lower inflammation and support healthy immune system. Pineapples contain the digestive enzyme bromelain, a natural enzyme that supports the…

Shaking it up- Are meal replacement shakes a healthy option for us?

meal replacement

Meal replacement shakes come at a high price and promise great results so are they worth the price we pay? In today’s article we’ll delve into the ingredients added to meal replacement shakes that may be doing your body more harm than good. Meal replacement shakes are usually processed products that people drink in place of eating one of their main meals. Dieters, the elderly, busy people on the go with little time to cook or those with digestive complaints are most likely to use meal replacement shakes. In the…

Gut Sensitivity in Athletes and Non-Athletes- FODMAP’s

FODMAP

My next few articles will be dedicated to the gut and sensitivities that many of us may experience on a daily basis whether we are athletes or not. Today’s article will focus on FODMAP sensitivity which may be a leading factor in gut issues. This article has been adapted from an article written by Ben Greenfield – https://greenfieldfitnesssystems.com/ A recent study actually found that people with self-reported “gluten sensitivity” had actual zero bad gut effects from eating gluten and instead experienced complete elimination of their gut issues after they simply underwent a dietary…

7 POWERFUL ANTI-INFLAMMATORY FOODS TO INCLUDE IN YOUR DAILY DIET

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  Some kinds of inflammation in the body helps us heal, but chronic inflammation is the root of many modern day ailments and issues – among them, heart disease, cancer, and Alzheimer’s disease, according to Dr. Andrew Weil. A diet rich in anti-inflammatory foods is a simple and powerful way to help the body stay balanced, calm and in vibrant health. The following is a useful list of foods that are healthy and have an anti-inflammatory effect on the body. Most anti-inflammatory foods are also rich in antioxidants – think…

Fuelling for Endurance- Kokoda Challenge

Fuelling Endurance

Fueling for Endurance – Kokoda Challenge  by Delina Rahmate BHSc Nutritional Medicine www.delina.com.au In recent years there have been several changes in the way that we see carbohydrates in everyday use and in our training diet which for most people is very confusing. Should we avoid carbohydrates, what type should we have and are they as fattening as what we are hearing? What should we be eating when we are fuelling for endurance in the Kokoda Challenge? As athletes, beginners to advanced,  our carbohydrate needs are not static, in fact…