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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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Books
Sarah Hopkins

How to Eat, Move and Be Healthy by Paul Chek

I love to read books about health and wellbeing, and in coming posts I will share some of my old and new favourites with you.  I have read a great deal of “health” orientated books from the latest fad diet books through to quite dry scientific text books, but the

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Milk
Food
Sarah Hopkins

The Truth About Milk

Today I want to share some information with you that has completely changed the way I look at and consume dairy products, especially milk. Milk is so much a part of our day to day lives and until recently, I was drinking quite a lot of milk on a daily

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Delicious smoothie
Food
Sarah Hopkins

Delicious & Nutritious Smoothies

  When you’re in a hurry, it is often hard to create meals/snacks that are wholesome and deliver the right combination of protein, fat and carbohydrates.  Smoothies are a great way to get good quality nutrition fast without compromising on quality ingredients.  Here are some of my favourite smoothie combinations,

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Organic Chilli Beef with Avocado & Sheep’s Yoghurt

This was our delicious Sunday night meal. Made with Red Tail Ridge organic beef, as well as organic avocado, it was the perfect wholesome and warming way to end the weekend. Instead of sour cream, I served this with sheep’s yoghurt which has a similar taste and consistency, if you

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For a healthy lifestyle – keep it simple!

There’s so much information these days about absolutely everything to do with health and wellbeing. Not to mention fitness and weight loss, you only need to google these words to find yourself lost in hundreds of thousands of references to websites, blogs, articles and the like. Ongoing learning and self

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