Author Archive | julie

Quinoa Baked Custard

Here’s the recipe I’ve been asked about for my daughter Bonnie’s delicious gluten/dairy/sugar-free quinoa custard. It can be made with brown rice instead if you prefer. It’s so easy to┬áprepare. INGREDIENTS 3 cup soy/rice/almond milk 4 free-range eggs 1 tspn pure vanilla extract + 1/2 tspn vanilla bean paste 1 tspn cinnamon small sprinkle of […]

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Are you deficient in Vitamin D?

Even in sunny Australia, a large percentage of the population are Vitamin D deficient. In winter, the figures rise even more!!! Researchers are finding increasing ways this vitamin is vital in our bodies – even boosting our immune systems & protecting us against cancer!! This is a great clip… 20 minutes a day is a […]

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Don’t eat anything your grandmother wouldn’t recognise as food

I love this article in today’s Herald discussing the diet and appetites of today’s Australian vs our great grandparents. The article goes on to discuss food security, eating locally and only eating food your great grandmother would recognise. This also brings us to a book being released later in the year called Food Shock. Written […]

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Why the flu vaccine doesn’t work

In the USA, the CDC (Center for Disease Control) are looking at whether or not flu vaccinations are really effective or not. There is no single flu virus, there are countless versions of it and each time it passes from host to host, it mutates in to something else. By the time vaccines are publically […]

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How bacteria protects our health

I’ve just been reading an article from Scientific American about how the bacteria that inhabit our bodies outnumber our own cells by 10 to 1. It seems we’re just a vehicle for all the little microbes that help us to be who we uniquely are – how we digest our food, how we think, what […]

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Foods to avoid when you’re sick

Many people don’t realise that when they have any kind of respiratory virus ( cold or flu ) there are certain foods that should be greatly limited and preferably avoided. The reason for this is that these particular foods are common culprits for causing extra mucus production. This is exactly what we don’t want during […]

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Join the fight against antibiotic resistance

Mel Doyle from Sunrise, Felicity Harley from Womens Health Magazine and actress Ada Nicodemou join the campain to raise awareness about the damage over prescribing antibiotics for viral infections is doing. It’s wonderful to know that there is an organisation out there sharing the views of natural health practitioners. Working with local celebrities is a […]

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