Monthly Archives: February 2013

To Detox Or Not To Detox? That Is The Question

There are conflicting views regarding the word ‘detox’. It can have different meanings for different people. I use the term ‘detox’ to mean the elimination of various food items from the body for a specific time period. A 5-week period gives your body enough time for a total body cleanse. Then by reintroducing those food [...]

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Gluten Intolerance and the Benefits of a Detox

“Gluten is a composite formed from several different proteins. It is found most commonly in wheat and other related grains, such as barley and rye. Adding texture and a characteristic chewiness to baked goods, this ingredient is used in a wide variety of other foods as a thickener and binder, flavour enhancer, and protein supplement. Some people can develop [...]

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Cream of Cauliflower Soup with Almonds (vegan)

A vegan-friendly soup, all natural ingredients. Serves 2 Ingredients: 1 small cauliflower 1 small sweet potato, chopped 3 sticks of celery 1 ltr mineral water (or stock) 125g ground almonds Pinch sea salt Method: 1. Bring the water (or stock) to the boil. 2. Add the cauliflower, sweet potato, celery and sea salt. 3. Cook [...]

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What happens when you go on a diet?

When you go on a diet, i.e. a calorie-restricted diet or a low-carb or low-fat diet, you will inevitably: Lose muscle tissue and water stored in the muscles – muscle burns 70 times more calories than fat so when you lose weight, you lose muscle and fat – when you put the weight back on, [...]

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