Spicy Shrimp and Avocado Salad with Tahini Dressing

This recipe is sourced from Healthful Pursuit and Original Recipe is from Oh Snap Let’s Eat! Ingredients 5 cups baby kale and baby spinach mix 1 medium-sized cucumber 1 avocado 1 tablespoon lime juice 1/2 lb. (.23 kg) uncooked prawns (shrimp) 3 cloves garlic, minced 1/2 teaspoon cumin ½ teaspoon meat rub/seasoning ie: cajun, paprika, […]

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Lemon Ginger Morning Detox Drink

This morning detox drink is made with fresh lemons, fresh ginger, turmeric and purified water. Adding a pinch of pepper (either black or cayenne) may help our bodies assimilate the nutrients of this lemon and ginger detox drink better and to aid in the detoxifying process. Ingredients: Ripe organic lemons Fresh ginger root Powdered turmeric […]

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How does MTHFR affect your fertility?

As soon as you plan to get pregnant, it’s pretty normal that you want to know as much as you can about the whole process – conception through to delivery. While you’re browsing through the internet, you come across the term folate or folic acid quite often and the more you read about it, the […]

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Homocysteine: What is it and how is it related to disease?

Homocysteine (Hcy) is a sulphur-containing amino acid, which is derived during methionine metabolism and this is  the only way it is produced in the body. An enzyme, S-adenosyl-L-methionine (SAM) synthetase, catalyses this process and is also a methyl donor for the synthesis of different compounds, such as proteins, nucleic acids and polyamines. Therefore it’s essential […]

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Cherry Mango Anti-Inflammatory Smoothie

A healthy, delicious, anti-inflammatory smoothie that is packed with vitamins and antioxidants! Ingredients 1 cup frozen sweet cherries 1/2 cup water 1 cup frozen mango 3/4 cup water Instructions Place the cherries and mangoes in two separate bowls and let them sit to thaw for about ten minutes. Blend the cherries first: place the cherries […]

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Key toxins that affect our biochemistry

Toxins are the poisonous substances which, when introduced into the body of any organism can cause adverse effects or disturbances in the body. Various toxins which are freely available in the environment are known to cause several toxic effects on our body. These are also known as xenobiotics. As stated by WHO (World Health Organisation), […]

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Fresh Ham with Red Pepper Glaze

Ingredients: Brine & Ham 5.67 litres / 6 quarts water 2 cups light brown sugar 1 cup salt 12 whole cloves 12 allspice berries 4 bay leaves 2 cups ice cubes 1 4.5 – 5.5 kg  / 10 – 12 lb shank-end fresh ham For Roasting 5 cloves garlic, chopped 3 Tbsp minced fresh thyme […]

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Roasted Turkey with Thyme Gravy

Ingredients: 1 fresh turkey (12 to 14 lbs.), neck reserved and giblets saved for another use 1/2 bunch fresh thyme 1 1/2 sticks (6 oz/170gms) unsalted butter, softened coarse salt and pepper 1 lemon, halved 2 inner ribs celery with leaves, halved 1 onion, halved 3 tablespoons flour Method: Let the turkey stand at room […]

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Pumpkin Pie with Oatmeal Gingersnap Shortcrust

This recipe is full of potassium-rich pumpkin which helps restore the body’s balance of electrolytes and supports heart and muscle function. Cinnamon helps stabilise blood sugar levels as well as helps to boost brain function. Ingredients: Serves 12 Oatmeal Gingersnap Shortcrust  (see notes for gluten free) Use 1 x 20 cm pie tin (7  1/2 […]

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