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- The Holistic Ingredient.

By sharing my thoughts and experiences around the key ‘holistic ingredients’ fundamental in my path to wellness, I hope to educate, inspire and motivate others to better health.

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Displaying articles across all categories tagged 'Super Foods'.

This superfood is the bees knees. It'll get you seriously BUZZING.


Q: What is a bee's favourite part of a relationship?
A: The Honeymoon period.

Superfood Feature: The health benefits of Matcha

One cup of matcha tea has TEN times the antioxidants of regular tea. Read on for recipes and more on how matcha can benefit your health.

The health benefits of Mesquite. Calling for recipes!

This is why you should consider adding mesquite to your meals. Not a difficult task considering its delicious flavour profile.

The "Superfood Santa" is delivering lumps of charcoal this year. Have you been naughty?

The next instalment in our Superfood Feature Series. Charcoal for detoxification, clean teeth, GI health and bloating.

Superfood Feature: The health benefts of Maqui Berry

This bite size Patagonian berry has one of the highest antioxidant values of all fruits on earth. Learn about how this can benefit you within.

Superfood Feature: The health benefits of Baobab (new to Aussie shores!)

The newest superfood to hit Australian shores, an exclusive preview by THI! Have you heard of Baobab?

Super Food Feature: Lucuma

It's the most popular ice cream flavour in Peru, but we westerners may not have heard of this super fruit at all! Have you heard of lucuma?

Superfood Feature: Moringa

What has 17x the calcium of milk, 4x the protein of eggs, 10x the Vitamin A of carrots, 15x the potassium of bananas, 7x the Vitamin C of oranges and 15x the iron of spinach?

Superfood feature: Spirulina

The richest protein source on the planet. Read on to find out why Spirulina is so great for athletes, for pregnancy and for those that need an immune boost.

“Just saying...

... Having an alternating hot and cold shower is better for you than any skin moisturizer you could apply. When you have a hot shower the blood rushes to the skin to keep the body temp down. When cold, it rushes back towards the stomach to maintain the core body temp (of approx. 98.6%) - so the blood is constantly flushing your skin."

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Amy Crawford - tips, just saying... Showers.

... Coconut oil is fantastic for skin conditions including eczema and psoriasis and reduces the appearance of fine lines. It also makes for a dreamy hair treatment. Whack a couple of tablespoons into dry hair and let it soak in for about 20 minutes. Beautiful."

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Amy Crawford - tips, just saying... Coconut Oil.

... Love the one you’re with and love yourself some more. And if you’re not in a relationship consider how lucky you are that you have SO much love to shower – all over yourself!"

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Amy Crawford - tips, just saying... Living Love.

... A good quality yoghurt containing live and active cultures, contains on average 20 percent more protein than the same volume of milk. Look out for brands that provide at least eight to ten grams of protein per serving."

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Amy Crawford - tips, just saying... Living Yoghurt.

... Social support has been linked to a lower risk of heart disease, so keeping your social networks alive may well benefit your ticker over time. No excuses then - go call your bestie quick sticks!"

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Amy Crawford - tips, just saying... Friends.

... Ease occasional indigestion by sipping on peppermint tea after your meal. Peppermint improves the flow of bile, which moves food through the digestive tract more quickly. "

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Amy Crawford - tips, just saying... Peppermint Tea.

... Green tea can help rev up your workout. The antioxidants and caffeine contained within increase the metabolic generation of heat. Drink a cup 10 minutes before exercising. "

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Amy Crawford - tips, just saying... Green Tea.

... To ease stress and prepare for bed, soak in a hot bath spiked with lavender essential oil. Play soothing music and let the day drift away..."

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Amy Crawford - tips, just saying... Lavender Essential Oil.

... Dry eyes? Try increasing your seafood intake. Salmon, sardines and mackerel contain omega-3 fatty acids which the body uses to produce tears. Consume higher amounts of these fats and say bye to dry eyes."

There's a yummy recipe for Salmon Pizza in my eBook, A Nourishing Kitchen!

Amy Crawford - tips, just saying... Salmon.

... Dry skin? Go Avocado! They’re rich in monounsaturated fat and vitamin E, both of which promote healthy skin. Add half an avo to your smoothie, or smash one up on gluten free toast."

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Amy Crawford - tips, just saying... Avocado.