Body, Mind, Soul

Are there Petrochemicals hiding in your closet?

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Are there Petrochemicals hiding in your closet?
Plastic has many names, but no matter how much we try to gentrify plastic, it is essential to focus on what the raw material for plastic really is – crude oil. We are all aware of the damages the indiscriminate use of plastic is causing to our planet.

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Bone Broth

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Bone Broth
Bone broth provides the nutritional synergy to calm an overactive immune system while supplying the body with raw materials to rebuild stronger and healthier cells.   This is why it is such a great healing food to have when the body is encountering stress from bacterial or viral infections as well as digestive disorders and leaky gut syndrome.

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Slow cooked Greek Lamb

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Slow cooked Greek Lamb

Written by: Sandra Thoma @sandrathomacooks Having been married to my Greek husband for over twenty years I learnt this recipe on our honeymoon from his Aunt in Cyprus, who would put her dish in the oven at the crack of dawn before she went off to Sunday church service. Orthodox services take a few hours, so the family would return to feast with the addition of freshly made Greek Salad. This is a no fuss dish to cook while you are at work, or even overnight if needed or slowly bubbling away on a Sunday ready for a happy gathering....

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Winter warming chicken soup!

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Winter warming chicken soup!

Written by Claire Grullemans As the weather cools down the kitchen heats up. That’s right it’s time to get hearty with a warm bowl of winter goodness. Soups are a great winter food for two main reasons; firstly they are generally quite simple to prepare, and secondly they are an easy way to get our 5 veggie a day quota. Chicken soup is a well-known folk medicine for the common cold. About 10 years ago scientists put this folk theory to the test and gave chicken soup to a large group of people infected with the same strain of influenza...

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Nutritionally dense minestrone soup

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Nutritionally dense minestrone soup

Written by: Claire Grullemans Soups are not only great for immune function, but also a healthy alternative to the conventional meat and three veg dinner. A hearty minestrone soup is jam packed with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, water and fibre. These are all essential ingredients for a healthy body and mind. This soup is particularly good for vegetarians and vegans as traditionally there is no meat in it. It is said to have originated from Italy, with no set recipe, using ingredients which are fresh and in season. It was eaten by the Romans by necessity as the access to a...

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