sugar cravings

4 causes of sugar cravings and how to banish them

Sugar cravings can be very powerful and you don’t need me to tell you that sugar isn’t great or that we are having too much of it.  Most of us are aware it causes weight gain and diabetes if we eat too much.  What is less obvious is that it also can suppress the immune[…]

Winter Eating

Enjoy your Christmas roast with impunity this winter

With Christmas around the corner, you’ll be pleased to know that a traditional roast with accompanying root vegetables, a few brussels sprouts and some herbs thrown in, fits in very well with the ideal foods to eat in winter.  Enjoy it with impunity. By eating what nature offers up with the seasons, you satisfy your[…]

Shirodhara

Shirodhara helps the worries flow away

Meditation is the buzz word in the mental health field right now.  And for good reason.  It provides so much strength and stillness to deal with the hectic whirlwind of our lives.   Sometimes, though, it can be hard.  Do you ever feel that your mind is buzzing so much you can’t even sit down to[…]

Saag aloo paneer

Saag-aloo-paneer (kale-potato-paneer curry)

I love saag aloo; that well known spinach (or kale) and potato curry.  I also love saag paneer; substituting the potatoes for indian cheese.  For a hearty, full meal, I thought why not combine them?  The result, saag-aloo-paneer is delicious and of course, very nutritious, especially made with kale.  If you blend the sauce well,[…]

Panchakarma – powerful therapy, intense results

The elder tree that lurks in my garden makes an attempt each year to take over.  Every year, I chop it back to its stalk and ensure it doesn’t achieve its goal.  Every year I think I should probably dig it up and prevent any further dashes for glory but it looks like a monumental[…]

Avoid disease by keeping free from ama – the number 1 cause of disease

Sluggish, lacking in energy, disturbed bowels, lack of proper hunger, excess phlegm or just out-and-out exhaustion. These are just some of the things you may feel if you have āma.  If you recognise any of these symptoms, read on, the prognosis is good. The majority of my clients have some degree of āma, especially those[…]

Simple universally-liked green smoothie

Even the green-smoothie averse child likes this one! For how and when to have smoothies, see here. Print Simple universally-liked green smoothie Author: Kate Recipe type: Drinks Prep time:  5 mins Total time:  5 mins Serves: 2 glasses   Ingredients 2 handfuls grapes 2 handfuls spinach ~125ml room temperature water Instructions Add all ingredients and blend well. Drink[…]

Creamy and child-friendly green smoothie

Two of my three children like this creamy green smoothie, the other is not a green-smoothie man. Print Creamy and child-friendly green smoothie Author: Kate Recipe type: Drinks Prep time:  5 mins Total time:  5 mins Serves: 2 glasses   Ingredients Two handfuls of spinach ~150ml of room temperature water 4cm unpeeled cucumber 1 tsp lemon juice or[…]

Fresh and zingy green smoothie

I think this fresh and zingy green smoothie is just wonderful.  It is more of an adult smoothie than a child one. For the pros and cons of drinking smoothies, see here. Print Fresh and zingy green smoothie Author: Kate Recipe type: Drinks Prep time:  5 mins Total time:  5 mins Serves: 1 glass   Ingredients 2 handfuls[…]

Smoothies and juices – choose wisely

Like it or not, juicing and blending is taking us by storm.  Seen as quick and easy way to dose up with essential vitamins, minerals and cancer-fighting antioxidants, smoothies and juices have become a much larger part of our diet. How they help… Over the years, plants have been bred to have less and less[…]