The Spoonful blog

White Bean and Herb Dip

This dip takes about two seconds to make; it's rich in protein, potassium, and magnesium; its low Glycaemic; and tastes great. No more to write - I'm tucking in. 1 can of cannellini beans A handful of mixed fresh green herbs; I like to use dill, coriander, basil, and...

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Almond Crackers

Almonds are mineral bombs. They are very rich in:
Calcium: half a cup of almonds provides approximately the equivalent calcium to half a cup of milk (for bones and nervous system health)
Magnesium half a cup provides about a third of the optimal daily dose (for relaxation, energy production, glucose balance and nervous system health)…

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Smart Chia Pancakes with Blueberry Sauce

These pancakes are fuel for your brain. They give a sneaky, decent clout of vegetarian protein and omega 3 fatty actids, and the blueberries provide a rich source (sauce) of antioxidants that are clinically proven to enhance brain activity.

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Nori Wrapped Dory

This is one of my favourite ways to get an iodine boost. Iodine, from seaweed, is crucial for thyroid function, mental alertness, metabolism, immunity and oestrogen balance. And with nearly 7 out of 10 Australian women being deficient, I’m keen to top up.

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Effective Weight Management – removing the blocks

I am doing all the right things but I’m not losing weight – why?

Effective weight management is a basic necessity for our long-term well-being. Australians spend over 700 million dollars a year for this purpose, yet we are not seeing the results. Diet restriction and exercise are…

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How Saying No Can Save You Money On Supplements

Can you ever remember a time when you have said ‘yes’ but you really mean ‘no’? And perhaps followed through based on obligation and felt resentment afterwards?

The recent term for this habit is called ‘People Pleasing’. We all like to please others but if (in our perspective) we are sacrificing our selves in the equation…

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Self Lovin’

Self -respect, self -regard, self-care – these are all different forms of self love. Self -love is an overlooked but crucial aspect to our life and well-being.

Consider if you did not have these elements in place? What would you life look like if you did not have self-respect?…

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What is Holistic Mental Health Care?

I heard the poignant answer to this at a seminar by Naturopath Stephen Eddie a few nights ago: “people don’t become depressed because they have a Prozac deficiency.” This is not to detract from the crucial and sometimes life-saving role medication plays in psychiatry, but simply highlights that there is more to the picture of mental wellness…

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Anxiety – treating mood blocks to Happiness

Happiness is a combination of pleasure, fulfilment and meaning; and distinctly: freedom from anxiety and depression.

Up to 1 in 3 of our population will experience a mood disorder at least once during our lives, anxiety affecting around 25% of us. For many, anxiety is short-lived…

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