Wednesday, 27 November 2013

Make your own Toothpaste.

After sending my commercial toothpaste poison information out, I have had a huge response. . .  Like did you know the another common product used in standard toothpastes is 'Sodium Flouride' which is a by-product of aluminium manufacturing, which can also be found in rat poisons and industrial pesticides!!!

Homemade Toothpaste
Here is a recipe for homemade 100% clean toothpaste that does a good job.

6 Tbsp Organic Coconut Oil
6 Tbsp Baking Soda
25 drops of peppermint essential oil or whatever you prefer.
1 Tsp Stevia Liquid (or more if you like it sweeter)

Mix it well and keep in a jar.

(Soil Association Certified)

Organic Coconut Oil - Cold Pressed - from Detox Trading Superfoods

Thursday, 21 November 2013

Superfoods Good for your Brain

Chia means strength and Chia Seeds contains large amount of omega-3, calcium, antioxidants, iron, protein, fibre, and potassium which gives energy and stamina for the brain.

Acai is known to enhance brain health and improve cognitive abilities, packed with antioxidants with ORAC, omega-3, vitamins, and protein.

Goji Berries are said to improve the sharpness of your brain and help you retain information more efficiently and may help in reducing damaging inflammation of the brain as well as reducing the accumulation of toxins in the brain.

Spirulina also has many brain improving benefits, it is said to reduce the degeneration of the brain and prevents brain damage and studies have shown that it can reverse damage done to the brain from process of ageing.

Cacao has lots of minerals and nutrients that help boost the brains neurotransmitters and creates serotonin (the hormone that makes you happy) that keeps you calm. It has to raw to get the most nutritional benefit.

Maca is a fabulous superfood is known to improve the brains neurochemistry and helps fight against depression, stress, anxiety and acts as a mood enhancer.

Coconut is known as a great fuel to enhance healthy brain function with its rich source of medium chain triglycerides (MCT). 
Medium Chain Triglycerides (MCT) go straight to your liver to be processed into ketones which are then sent to the brain to be used for fuel. Being a stable fuel supply, coconut is considered to be great fuel for your brain by supporting your brain’s learning capabilities and memory retention.

Curcumin which comes from Turmeric shows neuroprotective properties and is said to help neurodegenerative diseases, such as dementia and Alzheimer's. 

Tuesday, 19 November 2013

The Joy of Dry Skin Brushing

How to Dry Skin Brush

The skin is the largest organ of our bodies and it is estimated that the skin eliminates over 500g of waste a day. Daily dry skin brushing helps stimulate lymph drainage and improves circulation, which encourages your body to discharge metabolic waste, and helps clear the skin from getting clogged, which in turn aids the body to efficiently eliminate toxins.

1. Dry skin brush before a shower
2. Brush towards the heart - start with extremities - hands and feet and brush inwards and upwards.
3. Brushing towards your heart increases circulation and makes you feel refreshed and energised.
4. Avoid cuts and abrasions, and avoid the face.
5. Shower afterwards but don’t use soap

Thursday, 14 November 2013

Kale Crisps

Kale crisps are a delicious savoury sprinkle or eat straight out of the bag. Adding the yeast flakes makes them yummy cheese flavoured. You will need a dehydrator (I use the Excalibur 5 tray version) and a good high speed blender. If you are into raw food prepping then it has to be a Vitamix Bender . . . simply the best ; ) . . . but at a price ; ( . . . and its well worth it :o)

Home Made Kale Crisps

400 gms Organic Kale
1 cup cashew pieces nuts, soaked for up to 1 hour
2 tsp yeast flakes - (I use Engevita Yeast Flakes)
2 tbsp lemon juice
1 small onion
1 clove garlic
1 tbsp tamari or 2 tbsp of soya sauce.
¼ tsp sea salt
Enough water to blend the mix into a cream in your blender

1. Strip and use the kale leafy bits from the hard stems - compost the stalks.
2. Then massage the salt into the kale leaves, squeezing and rubbing for a good 5 + minutes. Do this until they wilt and start to give off liquid and then set aside.
3. Blend all the rest of the ingredients till very creamy, in a high speed blender (Vitamix Blender) - add a little more water if needed for smooth result.
4. Mix creamy blend in with the kale - well coated.
5. Place the mix kale onto the mesh sheets that usually come with your dehydrator - don't pile it up, just make it even across the sheets.
6. Dehydrate for around 8 hours at 115 degrees until they’re proper crispy. I tend to do mine at night, and in my garage as the kale has a particular smell.