Milk thistle and liver health

Herbal Medicine

Your liver is one of the hardest working organs in your body. Silybum marianum (St Mary thistle or Milk thistle) is one of my favourite herbs used as a tonic to support liver and gallbladder health. Silybum has been well researched and shown to regenerate and protect liver cells from chemicals, heavy metals, irradiation, alcohol, and viruses in inumerous in … Read more..

Okra  • This green pod is gut superfood ☆

Okra is not only rich in fibre, vitamins, and minerals but that gooey mucilage it releases when cooked (called polysaccharides) have antiadhesive properties that inhibit pathogenic bacteria from sticking and damaging the gut lining = great anti-ulcer remedy and food as medicine. Also, the fiber in okra combined with the mucilage lubricates and smooths down the colon = relieves constipation and YES: it feeds the HEALTHY … Read more..

The importance of the lymphatic system for health & wellbeing

Like the rivers pump water to wetlands, lakes and out to sea, absorb pollutants and improve water quality, most of us don’t realize that we have a lymphatic system. But what is the lymphatic system?  – Think of the lymphatic system as the body’s mechanism to wash tissues of toxins and waste, passing them back into the bloodstream to be cleansed by … Read more..

Kale & pine nuts pesto

What I love most about this recipe is the freshness and brightness of the greens! This big-flavoured and incredibly filling kale & pine nuts pesto can be deliciously slathered on your morning toast or tossed with your favourite pasta or potatoes dishes for a quick and easy dinner! What’s good about it… Kale is a nutrient rich veggie that contains … Read more..

Herbal Guacamole

Here is a very special guacamole – rustic, fresh, and nutritious. – Add variety to your toast and boost your morning nutrient intake! What’s good about it… Avocado….love avocado – incredibly nutritious, it contains more potassium than bananas and also the healthy fats that assist maintaining blood sugar levels and promote satiety. This recipe also contains plenty of lemon juice and … Read more..

Nettle pesto

This is for herb-lovers! I LOVE Nettle so much that I had to include this recipe here! This Nettle pesto is delicious slathered on your morning toast or tossed with your favourite pasta or potatoes dishes for a quick and easy dinner! What’s good about it.. Urtica dioica or Nettle leaves are rich in nutrients such as vitamins A and … Read more..

Buckwheat pancakes

These beautiful light pancakes are best enjoyed straight from the pan, but can also be packed and taken later as snack. What is good about it… The buckwheat flour is a great gluten free alternative. Additionally, it’s low allergenic, highly nutritious and a great source of protein & fibre. This flour gives a subtle earthy flavour that is delicious and … Read more..

Scrambled tofu

A fantastic source of protein – and it’s not just for vegetarians and vegans! What is good about it… Tofu is a great alternative to be added as part of a plant-based diet or simple to add variety to your diet and vary your nutrient intake. Apart from its complete amino acid profile, tofu is also known for having protective … Read more..

Chia seeds pudding

Grab & go for breakfast or for a mid-afternoon snack What is good about it… Deliciously simple and filling, this pudding adds omegas 3s – the healthy fats to your diet while it feeds you and your healthy gut bacteria. You can add different colours and flavours by simply boosting it with seasonal fruits and spices of your preference. Ingredients … Read more..

Nourishing soaked oats

What’s good about it… This is a fantastic and easy to make porridge that can be added to smoothies to boost fibre intake, feed the healthy gut bacteria and promote satiety. Ingredients **Makes 1 large jar to be stored in the fridge In a glass container add: 1 cup of rolled oats or quinoa flakes (gluten free option) 6 tbs … Read more..