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Food
Sarah Hopkins

Real Ice Cream

I love ice cream as much as the next person and in summer time, there’s no better dessert.  Unfortunately the modern day version is filled with all sorts of nasty ingredients, thing such as gluten, glycerol monostearate, polysorbate and sodium citrate to name a few.  I don’t know about you

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Food
Sarah Hopkins

Healthy Christmas Treats

With the indulgences of Christmas just around the corner I wanted to share some healthy recipes with you from one of my favourite blogs.  It’s called Mark’s Daily Apple and has some amazing information and also recipes. The below spice balls are a good source of healthy fats and are

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The Problem with Cardio

I remember I used to spend a lot of time doing “cardio”.  At one stage about 5 years ago I was running 60kms per week.  Granted, at the time I was training for a half marathon (which I finished in 48 mins, so I was happy with the end result)

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Lifestyle
Sarah Hopkins

Living Synergy Retreat

  I have just returned from the most amazing and relaxing weekend retreat in Dunsborough.  My friend Jenny Keenan has recently created a small and intimate space where people can come to experience a lifestyle retreat.  Jen lives on a raw food diet and offers her expertise in how people

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Hotel Room Workouts

I’ve been travelling a lot lately for work which sounds way more glamorous than it actually is.  Not only does it compromise my ability to eat good quality healthy organic foods but different time zones means that my sleeping patterns get a bashing too.  I like to carry on my

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What I Eat
Sarah Hopkins

Fish and Veges

Sometimes the simplest things are the best… Last night I cooked healthy meal for a friend who has been sick with a severe case of the flu for a few weeks.  He’s been stuck at home suffering from cabin fever and eating a lot of fast food so his request

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Lifestyle
Sarah Hopkins

The Importance of Good Digestion

I recently discovered that a close member of my family was taking Nexium which is a prescription strength drug used to counteract the effects of reflux and indigestion.  I was pretty surprised and also worried about the long term side effects of using this particular drug so I did a

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nourishing traditions
Books
Sarah Hopkins

Nourishing Traditions by Sally Fallon

Sally Fallon is one of my all time favourite authors.  As the founding president of the Weston A. Price Foundation she is at the forefront of the functional food/medicine revolution. Nourishing Traditions is more like an encyclopaedia of nutritional truths but was written primarily as a book that would combine

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Raw Milk Kefir
Food
Sarah Hopkins

Amazing Healthy and Delicious Kefir

For the last three months I have been experimenting with a fantastic cultured dairy product called Kefir.  Kefir is a living culture, a complex symbiosis of more than 30 microflora that form grains or cauliflower-like structures in the milk.  As this culture ferments the milk, these structures grow, creating new

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Today’s Workout – Park Playground

I love working out in interesting places.  I really can’t understand why, weather permitting, people head into the gym to labour away on a machine when you can do the same thing (and yield a much stronger result) outside.  I love grabbing my pooch and heading out first thing in

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