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WHY NUTS ARE SO GOOD and WHY ACTIVATE THEM?

Will nuts make me fat and which nuts are best? A girlfriend said to me the other night that her weakness was eating nuts. “I just love snacking on them, isn’t that terrible because they are so bad for me.” Let’s be frank – there are a significant number of foods that I would consider…

Simon's Moroccan Lamb Soup

Lamb is possibly my favourite protein (apologies to the vegetarians!). This hearty soup nourishes and nurtures the weary or light-hearted. The Moroccan flavours complement the tender lamb shanks and the sweetness of the purple carrots beautifully… It’s exquisite! . . . SIMON’S MOROCCAN LAMB SOUP INGREDIENTS 2 tablespoons coconut oil 2 cloves garlic, crushed 1 teaspoon ground…

The Wrap On Plastic Food Wrap

Plastic has revolutionized the way we move and store our food… Its incredible properties have resulted in us being surrounded by plastic food packaging. Next time you are at the supermarket make a mental note of the package-free products – you will likely be able to count them on one hand. Certainly one of the…

Are all processed meats and poultry unhealthy?

Have you ever wondered where ‘processed meats’ fit along the health scale? I have questioned these foods as I’m married to an Italian who likes to occasionally indulge in prosciutto and salami. Sometimes he even regresses to his childhood and makes our boys salami and eggs. Being fond of research I have stumbled across papers…

Good Health Prior To Conception

[ Note: This is the 3rd in my Health & Fertility series of articles. Please read #1 and #2 first! ] I’ve always been someone who likes to be prepared. I don’t really like surprises… (…unless I’ve hinted sufficiently about a gift to my groom, then I like his surprises) I think it’s safe to say I’ve always been this way. When…

7 Modifiable Lifestyle Factors Which May Influence Fertility

It fascinates me that we seem to know more about what influences reproductive success in laboratory animals then we do in human beings… [ Note: This is the 2nd in my 3-part Health & Fertility series of articles. Please read #1 first! ] No doubt this is because as complex creatures we humans gather an accumulative…

Health & Fertility

A lot of couples today now wonder how fertile they are… This may be because they personally know other couples who have had ‘fertility challenges’ and they are now curious about their own potential to conceive. Or some women find their desire to be pregnant continually builds but month after month they find themselves far…

Safe Cookwear for Your Home

Over the years I have invested countless hours looking into foods that nourish health… I’ve also spent countless hours in the kitchen preparing and cooking these foods for my family, and know just how important it is to have good cookware that will speed up the process. The allure of non-stick, for its’ convenience and…

Cooking for the health of our children

For the mums who email me regularly asking when my cookbook (Which Foods When) will be finished — I am excited to finally say that 2 cookbooks are now on the go! I am working hard with two incredible women to have 2 cookbooks complete for you and your family very soon. I am being…

10 Questions To Ask Myself

As 2011 winds up to a close I find I have started asking myself some fairly pertinent questions. Here are ten questions you too may like to ponder as you consider new rituals and habits for 2012. 1) Who were the people in my life this year that inspired me?  How did they inspire me?…