20th December 2015

Part 2 It’s in the Water: Bottled Water

I wish I could put a positive spin on this but unfortunately bottled water presents a dismal picture for consumers and our environment. The industry has capitalised on our fears by producing bottled water. They’ve carbonated it, sourced it from the Fiji mountains and put it in fancy bottles, which when combined with expensive marketing campaigns sells billions. Sales of bottled water have grown globally at an annual average of 6% since 2008 with 238 billion litres sold worldwide in […]

Part 1 It’s in the Water: Tap Water

After oxygen, water is the most vital element that keeps us alive. It is needed in constant supply for every single process in the body from digestion, respiration and circulation to lymphatic and hormone function. An adult body is between 55% – 65% water and the brain and heart is composed of approx 73% water. Given this importance, it’s surprising how little thought is given to what is in our water. Most people I know stick to bottled water or […]
14th December 2015

Recovery from Bowel Cancer

Andrea with her husband Robert and their grandchildren. I met Andrea when I attended Hippocrates Health Institute (HHI) in September 2011 to complete the Life Change Programme. I spent a lot of time with Andrea at HHI and was constantly inspired and amazed by her strength, positive outlook and loving nature.  Andrea’s story is a perfect example of what can be achieved with faith, belief and dedication to health and healing. It also showed me how love and positivity can […]
9th December 2015

Chocolate Orange Tart

        Chocolate Orange Tart 2015-12-06 13:43:52 Serves 6 With a nutty base and a rich chocolate orange filling this dish is perfect to cater for the health conscious amongst you, while still providing a delicious mouth watering dessert. It couldn’t be easier or quicker to make while being packed with the goodness of avocado, pecans, almonds, coconut and cacao. Write a review Save Recipe Print Prep Time 20 min Cook Time 10 min Total Time 30 min Prep […]
8th December 2015

Green Clay Face Mask with Essential Oils

Green clay face pack ready to apply Making my own skincare products has made me realise that the ingredients can be simple, natural and nourishing.  A face mask is one of the easiest things to make with just 2 or 3 ingredients and leaves my skin feeling rejuvenated.  The clay stimulates blood which is pumped to the surface to promote healing, while exfoliating and removing dead cells and extracting dirt and impurities. I can see and feel the difference after using this face mask. My skin feels […]
29th November 2015

ILIA Crimson & Clover

I’m passionate about natural beauty and do not believe we have to sacrifice quality and ethics when it comes to looking great.  There are some pretty special makeup, skincare and haircare products that perform far better and look just as good as the mainstream synthetic, unethical brands that fill the shelves of every supermarket and chemist. This article features the fabulous Crimson & Clover Tinted Lip Conditioner by ILIA. When is comes to lipstick we have to be even more […]
16th November 2015

My top 15 uses for coconut oil

I love Coconut oil. I love it because I’ve never come across a product that is so versatile. I used to be a product junky. I had a product for everything. My bedroom and bathroom cabinet was full of a massive array of beauty and cosmetic brands. When I started to study health and nutrition, I noticed time and time again that the subject of cosmetics and beauty products would come up. At first I was so overwhelmed […]
9th November 2015

Fountain of Juice

In the heavily debated subject of nutrition there aren’t many things that we all agree on, but there does seem to be at least one and that is the benefits of fresh vegetable juice. This simple practice can dramatically improve your health and combat ageing as an addition to your healthy diet. Here’s why everyone should start the day with a fresh vegetable juice. Eating your 20 a day suddenly became much easier   We all know about the 5-a-day portion of fruit […]

Berry Chocolate Truffles

Berry Chocolate Truffles 2015-11-09 15:49:43 Made with love for a very good friend of mine because sometimes you just need some chocolate. As with all my recipes, these are easy and quick to make and are a healthy option for all you chocoholics out there. I used the frozen berries I had in the freezer that I bought in the summer and organic Green and Black’s 85% dark chocolate. Yum! Write a review Save Recipe Print Prep […]
5th November 2015

Game of Porcelain Thrones – Crohn’s Disease

An important part of my blog is sharing success stories of my friends and family who suffer from conditions and are experiencing positive outcomes, are in remission or have cured themselves through the use of nutrition and lifestyle interventions.   This is an honest and frank account of what’s it’s like to have Crohn’s Disease written by my brother-in-law, Luke Alexander-Hill. By doing his own research into the condition and trying out various ways of eating and lifestyle changes, in combination […]