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Chia – an egg and butter substitute Simply mix one tablespoon of chia seeds with three tablespoons of water as an egg substitute and allow to sit for 15 minutes. Similarly, replace half the butter in most recipes by dividing the amount of butter called for in half and make up the balance with chia.WAYS TO USE CHIA Chia seeds absorb the flavour of any liquid in which they are soaked, making for some interesting flavour combinations. For example, instead of water, try soaking chia in milk, vegetable juice, fruit juice, sauce, or nut milk. Add dry seeds to smoothies, granola, soups, sauces, or salads to lower calorie intake, boost nutritive value, and increase satiety.
Nutty Fruit Salad with Maca CreamIngredients
A selection of seasonal fruit such as:
A selection of nuts and seeds:
Brazil nutsMacadamia nutsFlax seeds (finely ground in a coffee grinder)Pumpkin seedsSunflower seeds
A selection of Superfoods:
Cacao nibsGoji berriesRaw honey
MethodDice a variety of 2 to 3 different types of seasonal fresh fruit into a bowl. Sprinkle with nuts, flax seeds, sunflower and pumpkin seeds. Top with goji berries and cacao nibs. Drizzle with raw honey and enjoy!
To make the maca cream, blend:1½ cups water1 cup macadamia nuts1 tbsp honey1 tsp ground cinnamon1 tbsp maca powder
Daniel P, Daniel B. Rawlicious recipes for radiant health.
- the first scientist to discover the importance of pH balance
Swedish-born biochemist and nutritionist Dr Ragnar Berg headed the physiology lab at the homeopathic sanatorium at Weisser Hirsch in Dresden from 1909. He researched vitamins, trace elements and the metabolism of minerals.
New years health solutions! I wish you all good health and if you are ill, I hope you will find the inspiration and help you need to solve your medical condition so that you can lead an excellent quality of life.
Natural Medicine magazine is dedicated to empowering and encouraging you to take the necessary steps to improve your physical and mental health and lower the risks of certain diseases. What can you to do empower yourself?
Visit a health care professional for a regular checkup and schedule necessary preventive screenings like blood pressure, diabetes, homocysteine and nutrient status such as your iron and vitamin D levels.
Give yourself a break!
Spend at least 30 minutes a day doing something just for you. If you do not schedule time for you, someone else will demand that time from you. Pick flowers, diffuse essential oils and take off your shoes.
Maintain an exercise programme that you enjoy – anything that gets you moving. The more you enjoy it, the more likely you are to stick with it. Exercise has many great benefits: to help balance hormones, prevent unhealthy weight gain, help with weight loss, improve your heart and bone health, and improve mental function.
And if you need a pre- or post-workout snack, read Ian Craig’s article: The lowdown on health bars, page 80.
Eat natural (unprocessed) whole foods whenever possible. See our article on cleaning out your pantry, page 90. Avoid trans-fats, but include the healthy fats. Read ‘Revolutionise your family’s health’ by leading author Kath Megaw on page 36. And get that juicer out! If not for you, then for the children. I love the work of Jason Vale and he inspires us yet again on page 42.
Pay attention to mental health
Manage your stress levels and get enough sleep! (see our expert answer to insomnia problems on page 30). Managing stress and sleep are fundamental to preventing hormone imbalance due to increased cortisol demand or adrenal fatigue. If you suffer from depression, or you know a family member who does, please read our leading article: ‘Overcoming depression – naturally’ on page 72.
Avoid and reduce exposure to environmental toxins
Avoid heavily fragranced cleaning products, air fresheners, body products and cosmetics. Look for BPA-free cans and plastic products and avoid the microwave. In this issue on page 93 we focus on fluoride and chlorine pollution, as well as the threat of mobile phones, page 98.
And for those who have overindulged this summer and need some skin rescue advice, you can read ‘Post-sun skin savers’ on page 100.
Well, its almost back to school time and you CAN be prepared this year – avoid going grey with last minute uniform and stationery shopping – just read the article on page 58 for advice and practical tips no parent (new or old) should be without. For those of us who still make lunchboxes, we have many ideas and sound nutritional advice on page 40.
We hope you enjoy this issue, packed full of inspiration for a healthy 2016!
We have produced a beautiful tree calendar and should you wish to order one please contact Lecia via email: email@example.com.
With love Daleen
I love it – Ozone Foot Spa
This wonderful ozone foot spa harnesses the power of ozone’s detoxing and antiseptic agents. This machine uses ozone inside the unit and feeds it through the water while in use. It helps in the treatment of conditions associated with diabetic feet and aids general blood flow to the feet.
Ozone is one of nature’s super purifiers and protectors of the environment. Just as nature uses ozone to protect and renew life on earth, ozone can be used on the skin of the body so that the special form of oxygen can help increase healthy oxygen levels internally as well as helping to protect against harmful microorganisms.
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Follow the sun – a healing yoga journey
by Sharni Quinn
I was given this book a couple of years ago to review and for various reasons only read it last month. Sharni Quinn is such an inspiration and her authentic writings touched my heart. I love the openness in her sharing of a very personal journey of healing after a divorce. Her yoga journey (Following the Sun) tells of her courageous leap of faith as she listened to her intuition and travelled for nine months to India, Bali and Australia. Inspired by the children at Goedgedacht Farm, she committed to doing 108 sun salutations every morning on her journey and I wished I could have shared in her moment when she completed the 4 644th sun salutation on her return on Camps Bay beach.
Perfect health the natural way
by Mary-Ann Shearer
Her first international best selling book, The Natural Way, was released in 1991. This new edition offers her latest nutritional and lifestyle teachings – there to ‘revolutionise the health of thousands’ as she shares many success stories from readers of her first book. Anyone can follow the principles in this comprehensive book. In my opinion she covers all the main issues: digestion, mood, food groups, weight and detox, ending off with a recipe section to inspire you to cook up a storm!
The low-carb solution for diabetics
by Vickie de Beer and Kath Megaw
July 2015 was the start of a whole new journey for my family. My then 14-year-old daughter, Catherine, was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. Those suffering from diabetes will understand the complexity of the disease. It was not an easy journey. But then I read The low carb solution for diabetics by Vickie de Beer and Kath Megaw, the latter a leading paediatric dietician in SA. Having experienced the same with her son, Vicki writes from the heart and together she and Kath compiled a handbook that all diabetics should use. It’s filled with information including recipes and meal plans, medical references and so much more that will help those living with diabetes as well as their caregivers.
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