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Food Additives and Child Health

Hmmmm – seems The American Academy of Pediatrics have recently stated that food colourings are not the innocuous stuff most people consider them to be. What’s more, (wait for it) they may actually be dangerous to children. If you’re reading this blog, chances are this IS NOT ground-breaking news for you. So here’s a few…

Sour Gummy Jellies

I know it’s easy and not that expensive to buy natural confectionery these days. Nothing however goes past making your family some jellies chock full of wholesome gelatin. With today’s modern diet we often don’t attain as much gelatin and collagen that our ancestors would have via the regular consumption of bones, skin and tendons….

Adaptogens #Re-balance, #Stress, #Fatigue

  “Adaptogens are meant to bring us back to the middle” says Dr. Brenda Powell, co-medical director of the Center for Integrative and Lifestyle Medicine at the Cleveland Clinic’s Wellness Institute.1 Functional medicine guru Frank Lipman, MD,2 calls them: “Nature’s miracle anti-stress and fatigue fighters.” Chances are if you’ve been a bit of a “stress-head”…

10 Must-Knows on the Dangers of Artificial Fragrances

ARRRRRR, artificial fragrances! The other day I drove my son’s car and within a few minutes I pulled over and searched the vehicle high and low. I was a woman possessed searching for a smell that was so treacherous that I simply had to get rid of it. Like a specially trained K-9 narcotics sniffer…

How To Make Paleo Gluten-Free Bread

Paleo, Gluten-Free Bread prep 5 mins cook 50 mins makes 1 loaf     Ingredients 7 large eggs 1 cup (1/2 pint or 250ml) unsweetened almond butter ½ cup (8 tablespoons or 125ml) arrowroot starch ½ cup (8 tablespoons or 125mg) tapioca starch ¼ cup (4 tablespoons or 60ml ) coconut oil 3 tablespoons (around…

The Dangers Of Too Much Screen Time

Did you know that the average 8 to 10-year-old spends nearly 8 hours a day with a variety of different media, and older children and teenagers spend more than 11 hours per day1? Apparently, our young people now spend more time with media than they do in school and, apart from sleeping, it is the…

Chocolate Pudding Pots!

SERVES 4 | PREP TIME 10m | COOKING TIME 10m Okay, full disclosure; this is Jennifer’s 16-year-old son’s recipe. He owns the kitchen like a boss when he makes this dessert and when any young lady is sitting spectating, he’s also been known to puff up his chest convincingly. Occasionally he’s gotten distracted by his…

Spanish Baked Eggs

SPANISH BAKED EGGS SERVES: 3 | PREP TIME 10m | COOKING TIME 10m Breakfast need not be boring and eggs for breakfast need not be plain. Get a bit of flavour in your family’s morning routine with this taste sensation for breakfast (or lunch, a hearty snack or supper). This recipe is a fabulous protein…

LIVER: What to do with this beasty beast?

It’s one thing to eat meat, it’s another to eat organ meat. I’m not normally a fan due to frightening childhood experiences, but I’ve been experimenting with liver the last few weeks and not once did my boys curl their top lip or notice anything different. In fact, when they helped me organise this video…

Preparing for a new addition

Some say preparing for your second child is easier than your first. Perhaps this is true but ‘first time’ around you didn’t have a little person to contend with and their feelings to consider.   It’s important to keep in mind that while welcoming another little one is an adjustment for you and your partner,…