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Tuesday, 14 March 2017 06:00

Fast and Soothing Carrot Soup

  A tasty recipe from my new book, Hot Detox, this soup is traditionally prepared in India for people with digestive troubles. Carrots contain a phytonutrient called falcarinol, currently being researched for its ability to fight intestinal cancer. The vanilla, ginger and cinnamon make this soup so comforting, you will want to make it again and again. Click here to learn more about my new book.   Ingredients: 4 cups             thinly sliced carrots 3 cups    ...
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Friday, 26 May 2017 06:00

Hot Detox Frittata

  A fan favourite from my new book Hot Detox, this recipe is great for breakfast, lunch or dinner! The artichokes contain a substance that can increase the protective mucus that lines the stomach. That is, artichokes can keep the acids that break down our food from creating holes (ulcers) in the stomach lining. Artichokes, leeks, asparagus, arugula and herbs all help to cleanse the liver and bowel. Perfect for your detox! Click here to learn more about my new book!   ...
Wednesday, 30 December 2015 06:00

Festive Stuffed Chicken

  This simple, moist and tasty recipe can be dressed up to be very festive. The boneless, skinless organic chicken thighs are less expensive than breast meat and are much easier to work with. Your guests will rave about this one!   Ingredients:   4 (600 g)    boneless, skinless chicken breasts or 8 chicken thighs 4                water-packed artichoke hearts, finely chopped 1/4 cup      onion, finely chopped 1/2 cup      dried cranberries (apple...
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Wednesday, 30 August 2017 06:00

Vitamin D: A Ray Of Sunshine For Your Thyroid

  When it comes to your thyroid, most of know that iodine has a huge role to play in ensuring its health. But how about the sunshine vitamin, vitamin D? Vitamin D is popularly known for its role in bone health, and if we’re feeling down in the dumps when the days grow shorter we often reach for a supplement top-up, but new research is also beginning to show a strong link between a deficiency in this vitamin and poor thyroid health. Could a lack of vitamin D be a factor in your...
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  There are a surprising number of foods that have been demonized over the years because they were perceived to be 'fattening'. Many of these make it to the list because of their fat content but as science is now showing us, not all fats are created equal. We have also started to a look at our perception of carbohydrates and how they are burned in the body.        1. Dates Are An Excellent Sweetener Did you know that dates contain a blood pressure...
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Thursday, 03 November 2016 06:00

Superfoods To Reduce Weight

  Superfoods have extraordinary nutritional value, and we keep finding new ones. That’s because we end up exploring a different part of the world we were previously unaware of. Sometimes we find superfoods right under our noses here in Canada. This is not to say there’s a best list or a “this is it” list. I see it as food exploration. Each new discovery is a wonderful piece of the puzzle that might be able to help us reduce cancer or battle inflammation and aging – the things we...
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Tuesday, 26 September 2017 06:00

Fast Beet Detox Soup

This energizing yet detoxifying soup is super fast and easy and yet it tastes gourmet! Celery contains a phytonutrient called polyacetylene, which has been shown to provide relief from inflammation-rooted conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis. Ingredients: 2 cups             chopped beets 1 cup               chopped apple 2 cups             chopped celery 2 cloves           garlic, chopped 2 cups             chopped carrots 4 cups    ...
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Friday, 28 August 2015 06:00

Meals That Heal Success Story!

Dear Julie,  I write to extend you a heart-felt thank you. I have been on a two-year health journey that I wandered through as best I could alone. At 48, facing an empty nest and several personal challenges, I found myself overweight, exhausted, emotionally spent, unable to cope, and with a foggy brain that left me feeling unsure and insecure. I had followed all the traditional medical advice—calories in, calories out; a calorie is a calorie; whole grains are awesome; fat is bad, etc....
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There are many studies that cite the addictive properties of sugar (1) (2) (3) but the harm that artificial sweeteners such as aspartame, acesulfame potassium, sucralose, and saccharin can be just as great. The American Heart Association recommends that we limit our sugar consumption to six and nine teaspoons for women and men respectively, but the average person consumes 22 teaspoons per day between soft drinks, juices, and processed foods. However, don’t be fooled into...
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Thursday, 25 September 2014 22:00

Tea, Honeybush, Health & Diabetes

I would like to thank Dr. Alister F. Frayne MD for this guest blog on the benefits of honeybush tea. ~Julie Humans have been drinking tea for aeons. Well, they've been drinking various brewed concoctions, and calling it tea for aeons. Tea connoisseurs would say they've been drinking tisanes, and the term tea should be reserved for the brew made from the leaves of the Camellia sinensis plant. Well, whatever. The reality is that people like to create their own beverages, using...
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