And you thought the popcorn option was the healthy one…

When we are out and about and are feeling up for a nibble of something, often we tend to reach out for the popcorn, hoping and possibly believing that it is the healthiest option over the crisps, chocolates, sweeties and whatever else might be out there for sale. Perhaps it’s time to think again before reaching for that hot salty box, because you may be better off eating a proper food snack after all.

Rachel Jesson
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The Mind-Body Connection

“The body is the unconscious mind” 

These have perhaps been the most powerful collection of words for me with regards to mind-body understanding over the past several years. They were said by the late Dr Candice Pert in her 2007 book Everything You Need to Know to Feel Go(o)d. Pert, as a young post-doc student in the 1970’s was the first person to discover the opiate receptors in the brain - what followed was an extended period of discovery within the world of neurochemistry - basically, every neuropeptide or neurotransmitter that was discovered in the brain, she also discovered within the body. This led to her publishing her landmark book Molecules of Emotion, which should be on the shelf of every person who has any ambition of understanding at least a little about the body-mind connection. Her discoveries also blew the old theories of the mind and body having separate functions out of the water.

Ian Craig
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Coconut milk - the alternative to cow’s

A new, but old trend to hit the food market is coconut milk and coconut cream. It is big if you’re an avid Paleo follower, and if you purchase a new recipe book published in the last year or two it is guaranteed that it will contain a few recipes including the use of coconut milk or cream…

Rachel Jesson
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To Juice or Not to Juice… that is the question

Deciding to include a fresh, raw, pressed juice into your daily eating routine can come with great confusion as this popular health trend begins to gain momentum. Raw juicing has been heralded as the miraculous elixir for just about everything from promoting weight loss to preventing cancer… 

Now if you are someone who strictly follows the Banting trend right now, then juicing is a big no-no. However, if you are a raw vegan or religious vegetarian, then juicing gets the daily green light. From one extreme to the next, let’s try and find the middle ground here and YOU can decide whether juicing should be consumed daily or not.

Rachel Jesson
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