The What and Why of Quinoa… and how to pronounce it!
Oct31

The What and Why of Quinoa… and how to pronounce it!

You may have heard of this great food called quinoa… but do you still pronounce in ‘Qwinowa’ and have no idea what to do with it?  Well read on! Well it’s actually pronounced ‘keen-wah’ and if you don’t have any in your larder, stock up today.  It is very high in protein and is as versatile as rice but with additional health benefits. Many people think quinoa is a grain but in fact it’s...

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Banana, Walnut & Chia Seed Muffins
Oct30

Banana, Walnut & Chia Seed Muffins

From time to time we will be posting recipes here.  These will be the best of the best so you should expect them to be both healthy and delicious! Today’s recipe is from Amy Pearman of High On Natural Health and is packed full of goodness including chia seeds. Banana, Walnut & Chia Seed Muffins Prep time: 15 minutes Cooking time: 30 minutes Makes: 12 muffins INGREDIENTS 3 ripe bananas, smashed 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil...

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A Positive Destination with Bulk Whole Foods
Sep27

A Positive Destination with Bulk Whole Foods

When the seed of a business comes from necessity it is usually destined for success. Bulk Whole Foods is a family business and came into being whilst Bibi Lafleur was breast-feeding her young baby daughter. Certain foods were upsetting the baby, so Bibi decided to embrace a gluten/dairy free diet. She found, through her research, that the products she needed were not readily available, or if they were, buying them in small quantities...

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Nutrition For Women During Menopause
Sep23

Nutrition For Women During Menopause

This is a guest post from Kate Save, Accredited Practising Dietitian and Exercise Physiologist at PPN Do you feel as if, no matter what you do to lose weight, your body is working against you? Well, this might be partially true if you are going through menopause…Women from the age of 40-55 years experience dynamic changes within their bodies as their hormone levels change. These hormonal changes can affect how your body’s metabolism...

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Giving Back In A Healthy Way

If a quiet, calm place where you can enjoy good fresh healthy food and a quality coffee appeals to you, then Aum Shanti on Nepean Highway Frankston is a café that fits the bill. Not only will you find these fine qualities but you’ll be able to enjoy a selection of local artist’s work, browse through the clothes on display and discover information on a variety of alternative and interesting topics. Elke Newall is the owner/operator and...

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You Are What You Eat

How many times have you heard the expression ‘You Are What You Eat’?  I guess it can be perceived as a bit of a cliché and it is, even if it is a very true cliché. What we put into our bodies governs how healthy our bodies will be. I tend to think of it as similar to having a first class, superbly designed, energy efficient motor car. If you are lucky enough to own a car like that you would, most definitely, feed and...

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