Did you know that matcha can be an excellent calming, anti-anxiety drink? I found this out a couple of years ago when going through a rough patch (we’ll say a ‘rough patch’ shall we and leave it at that lol!). I was researching various anti-anxiety herbs and testing them out on myself (with rather positive [...]
I’ve enjoyed a vegan diet for nearly 25 years. Back in the day there wasn’t a whole lot of information out there, yet within a very short period of adopting a totally plant-based diet, I noticed that my energy levels felt much better, my excess body weight fell effortlessly off and my immune response seemed [...]
Turmeric has a rich and colourful history with records of its use dating back over 4000 years. Originating from Southeast Asia, it is one of the most beneficial spices known on this Earth for health and wellness. Turmeric is grown both as a kitchen spice and for medicinal purposes. With its peppery, playful and somewhat bitter [...]
Kava is one of nature's secret little 'yes, yes, yes' herbs with its ability to induce a powerful state of calm relaxation, whilst allowing your mind to stay focused and clear (yes, I did say relaxed AND clarity of mind in the SAME sentence). How long have I used kava? I first discovered kava when [...]
Anxiety in a nutshell... Anxiety is a normal response to a stressful situation. It is an emotion that we all experience at some point. It keeps us alert and ready for action as a survival mechanism, allowing us to react quickly to life-threatening situations. In short, a marvellous medley of hormonal changes and physiological responses [...]
What is Maca? Maca (Lepidium meyenii or Lepidium peruvianum) traditionally grows in the Peruvian Andes at an incredible altitude of between 4000 and 4500 metres. It has truly earned its place in superfood history. This wonderful plant successfully withstands the harsh thrashing winds, intense sunlight, and extremely cold weather of such a climate for at [...]
Cardamom is one of the most valued spices in the world with an intense aromatic flavour used to bring out the best in both savoury and sweet dishes. Its eloquence, culinary magic and healing powers have earned it the title “Queen Of Spices”. This magical spice enjoys a colourful history dating back thousands of years. [...]
Hemp is one of the healthiest plants on the planet. It is naturally resistant to pests, which means that it doesn’t always require harmful pesticides even when grown on a commercial scale. You will be please to know that as a food, hemp seeds have an abundance of health benefits. I have gathered 39 of [...]
When I first heard of the incredible health benefits of Moringa, my jaw dropped. It consistently comes up as one of the most nutrient dense, antioxidant laden, medicinal foods on our planet. In fact, it is difficult to find another food richer than Moringa.
Its so easy to take carrots for granted. We all know that carrots are good for us; the carrot is arguably the most popular vegetable in the modern world, and it certainly does deserve a place in our daily cuisine. This article explores why. We’ll also bust a commonly held carrot myth or two along the way, whilst offering a delicious list of my favourite, easy, super-healthy recipe ideas, to inspire your carrot culinary adventures.