Questions to ask at a farmers market

By Alexandra Middleton / March 19, 2014 / 0 Comments

The ultimate benefit of a trip to the local farmers market is buying a box of inexpensive, eco-friendly, non-toxic, locally grown produce t to take home. But with no labels to check like you do at the supermarket, how are you supposed to know for sure that the produce is …

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Liver congestion and hormone dysfunction

By Alexandra Middleton / March 5, 2014 / 0 Comments

Liver congestion and hormone dysfunction are more closely linked than you think, and may potentially cause a list of female reproductive issues. Liver congestion itself also lies at the heart of many chronic illnesses, and is regularly overlooked as the primary block to weight loss. A snapshot of how the liver …

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The progesterone IBS connection

By Alexandra Middleton / March 5, 2014 / 0 Comments

For many women, going to the toilet becomes an issue exactly a week before their period is due to arrive. Digestion slows, and they are unsure why. The answer is lies in the relationship progesterone has with your bowel tissue. An overview of the reproductive cycle During female reproductive years, …

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Eating fat does not make you fat

By Alexandra Middleton / February 20, 2014 / 0 Comments

Most people are surprised to know that eating fat does not make you fat. Despite what many doctors have told us over the last 25 years, fat is not the enemy.  Healthy fats do not contribute to heart disease, they don’t raise your cholesterol and in moderate quantities they most …

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7 Healthy Chocolate Habits

By Alexandra Middleton / August 5, 2013 / 0 Comments

Good quality chocolate does not always have to be a cheat food. A healthy chocolate habit may help to reduce stress, ageing, inflammation, increase brainpower, heart health and more. So we should feel good about a regular chocolate hit as chocolate always loves us back (warning: it does love some of us …

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Dairy alternatives for dairy intolerance

By Alexandra Middleton / July 22, 2013 / 0 Comments

Sixty percent of the world’s population are intolerant to dairy products. For these people, foods made from the milk of cows, goats, sheep and buffalo can cause symptoms such as include fatigue, bloating, painful gas, diarrhoea and/or constipation (presenting normally around 30 minutes after eating). This is due to the …

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