This article is a light-hearted and fun introduction to essential oils (EOs). If you are interested in improving your physical, mental, emotional wellness or just love smelling beautiful then keep on reading!
Going grain free around 3 years ago changed my life. Migraines, after meal bloating, afternoon sleepiness, brain fog, and sugar cravings are all gone… YAY! You might ask, “Why did my body rebel against GRAINS?”... keep reading to find out!
If you are interested in boosting your energy and productivity during the day and increasing your melatonin production for a better sleep, then this article is definitely for you. Enjoy!
Beets & chocolate - the Yin & Yang of flavours, the sweet and the bitter. Best desserts are all about contrasting flavours and textures and the combination of beets and chocolate gives you just that.
A SHANGHAI GUIDE TO STRENGTH AND FOCUS
Since the heat of summer is finally here and with it the abundance of fresh strawberries, blackberries, gooseberries, and blueberries, this post is all about berry ice cream.
I don’t know about you, but my iPhone with all the notifications and messages from social media often reminds me of Shanghai’s People Square Station during rush hour. That being said......
There is something incredibly romantic about cooking with your partner.
In the process of becoming a ‘Shanghai’ Hippie one of the hardest things was ditching all synthetic perfumes and toxic make-up products. I became my own experimental guinea pig.
Here are two ideas for tasty and quick weeknight dinners the whole family will enjoy.
Yay…the sun is finally here! So what should you do? Should you soak it up or fear it?
I’ve rounded up my favourite food stores and farms to help you stock up your kitchen with nothing less but the best!
Salads are a great way to get more veggies into your diet. I don’t think I have to emphasise how nutrient dense and tasty vegetables are and why we must eat them every day. This super easy to make spring salad consists of 5 ingredients that will help rebalance your hormones in no time!
I often hear my colleagues saying, “It’s so hard to stay healthy while travelling”. Sure, staying healthy when you’re not in your home to cook can be tricky but it’s definitely possible.
Anyone on a health kick will love my picnic recipes, for they create delicious, flavoursome, yet nutritious, indulgence.
These are the THREE great assets that I developed in my 30’s….
Since the moment I stepped foot in Asia 10 years ago, I discovered my crazy love for coconuts. Actually saying that I am in love with this tropical fruit is an understatement, as insane as it sounds, I am actually obsessed with it. I will try to articulate all the reasons behind this ongoing love affair. No matter, a whole coconut, coconut flakes, coconut milk, coconut butter, coconut water, coconut oil, coconut yoghurt or coconut flour, I love it all!
And here is why….
My morning cuppa is one of the main reasons why I love my morning routine. Waking up to the fresh smell of coffee wafting through my apartment makes me want to pause, sit back and cherish this quiet morning time. My thoughts and I get to have a date with a coffee. During this time I breathe deeply, write three things I am grateful for and set my intention for the day. This “me time” with my cuppa grounds me and I feel energised and more prepared for a day ahead, ready to face any obstacles with calm.
Today I want to share an article from my good friend Bianca Fontana. Bianca is the author and creator of www.thefatexperiment.com. She is a Nutritionist with a passion for preparing and eating whole foods that have a focus on low carb healthy fat living. She is here to share her knowledge and experience of this successful and healthy lifestyle with anyone who is looking to thrive, rather than just survive.
As a former chocoholic I can honestly say that giving up all forms of processed sugar was the best decision I made for my health. By taming my sugar beast, I managed to restore my insulin sensitivity, balance my hormones, cure my insomnia and strengthen my immune system.
Want to keep cold and flu germs away? Want to cleanse your lymphatic system, flush out toxins, kill off harmful bacteria and boost your immune system? If the answer is YES, then make this DETOXING drink.
Firstly, grass-fed meat has numerous nutritional benefits. Meat, from grass-fed animals, contains healthy fat called Conjugated Linoleic Acid (CLA). This fat has been shown to help inhibit the growth of breast cancer and aid with healthy weight loss. What’s more....
In this post, I will share my favourite nutrient-dense bread recipe. I know that if you are already hooked on conventional bread, then it is very hard to give it up. Being European, I used to love eating my freshly baked whole-wheat bread for breakfast with butter, cheese and other yummy toppings. However....
I often hear the phrase ‘you are what you eat’. But is it really true? …. hmmm maybe not! Contrary to popular belief, you aren’t what you eat but what your body is able to digest and absorb
These are my TOP three desserts and each of them uses one of my favourite superfoods as a main ingredient, aka GRASS-FED BUTTER, AVOCADO AND GRASS-FED GELATIN! When the temperature outside drops and the sun is hiding behind the clouds who would say NO to sweet treats that are yummy and healthy?
Everybody wants to experience real health and vitality but some of us don’t know where to start. I believe that one of the best ways to kick start your health journey is by making simple changes to your kitchen. With the right ingredients in your home, you will avoid the temptations of processed food and set yourself up for success.
Fat is an essential nutrient that has been the primary fuel source throughout human evolution. Before the advent of agriculture around 10,000 years ago humans got their food from hunting, fishing and gathering and as much as 58% of our hunter-gatherer ancestors’ dietary calories came from fat! In fact, the diversity of protein and fats from animal products was what powered our brain’s expansion, without it we would have never had the ability to have an intelligent debate on FAT in the first place.