Organic Herbal Tea Now On Sale

Organic Herbal Tea Now On Sale

 

The Amazing Organic Tea Sale 

The tea has just been dropped to an AMAZING $5 per box WOW that’s less than half price!

Enjoy your favoured blend of health now.

BUY 3 GET 1 FREE IS A STEAL DEAL!! MAKES YOUR BOX OF HEALTH ONLY $3.75 PER BOX! Where? Order online Now so you don’t miss out and pick up at the Carrara Markets on Saturday, Sunday between 7:30 – 2:30 and Wednesday between 10-11 am

Brain Food for Back to School

Brain Food for Back to School

Brain Food Kids

Life is exciting for you and your kids when you start to apply some simple little steps to sending them off (little & big ones) to school after having food that we classify as  ‘Brain Food’. The Scientists have proven that kids that eat a good nutritious and energy packed breakfast will do better in the classroom.

Blitz fruit and vegies and give them a boost to help them study and learn. YOU WONT BELIEVE THE RESULTS

Welcoming Winter Dishes

Welcoming Winter Dishes

 

 

 

Cevapcici Sausage Cevapcici a traditional Croatian cuisine sausage

 

500 gms ground pork
1 kg of lean ground beef 250 gms ground lamb
1 egg white
4 cloves garlic minced
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoons ground black pepper
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/2 teaspoon hot smoked paprika
Add all ingredients to a bowl.

 

Directions

Preheat a grill for medium-low heat.
In a large bowl, combine the ground pork, ground beef, ground lamb and egg white. Add the garlic, salt, baking soda, black pepper, cayenne pepper and paprika. Mix well using your hands, and form into finger length sausages about 3/4 inch.
Grill or fry for about 30 or until cooked.

Serve with some fried cabbage and natural Greek yoghurt mixed with cucumber and salad, open plate dish or for the best hamburger top a burger bun of your choice (I like pita bread).

 

‘Dobra hrana’ (good food)

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My Microbes

My Microbes

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We are digging deep into science this week and focusing on Gut Microbes. So looking forward to learning all about Gut Bacteria and our Microbe flora and how with a little science knowledge we can develop good healthy food choices that will keep us living a longer healthier life.

 

Obesity-and-BacteriaHere is a sneak preview of what we will cover in this amazing world of Microbes that live like a garden in our gut

MEET YOUR MICROBES

 

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Turmeric Treatment

Turmeric Treatment

Hibiscus Flowers for natural medicine?

Hibiscus Flowers for natural medicine?

Natural Medicine in flowers (the ancient age old remedy) Drinking untampered and natural could be the answer!

 

Hambleden-Hibiscis-Tea1First lets see what it is! Hibiscus tea is made from Hibiscus sabdariffa — a subtropical and topical flowering plant that is deep red in colour.

Hibiscus tea contains 15-30% organic acids, including citric acid, malic acid , and tartaric acid. It also contains acidic polysaccharids and flavonoid glycosides, such as cyanidin and delphinidin, that give it its characteristic deep red colour.

There that’s the scientific out of the way!

 

 

The flower is used to make medicines, making edible products and flavoring herbal beverages. Drinking it hot as a tea, cold as a refreshing summer drink or for cooking recipes and delicious deserts. See recipes for some dishes and drinks!

The health benefits are extraordinary and deemed as a well known natural medicine.
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Hibiscus is used for treating:-

  • Stimulating weight loss- appetite suppressor
  • Strengthening the immune system – high in vitamin C & antioxidants
  •  Lowers blood pressure – beware if you have hypertension (low blood pressure)
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Upper respiratory tract – dissolving phlegm
  • Fluid retention
  • Circulation
  • Stomach irritation
  • Gentle laxative – increases urine flow

Purchase ORGANIC EGYPTIAN RED in 100g bags for $15.95 in our shopimages (5)

For a relaxing cup of infused tea  add one teaspoon in 250ml of hot water to your tea pot allow to infuse for 5 minutes, strain and enjoy!

 

RISKS

Before consuming hibiscus be aware and consult your doctor as it can effect medications also if your pregnant or breast feeding or have a low blood pressure. Hibiscus can interact with some medications. It has anticancer effects when taken with other anticancer agents and an additive effect when taken with antiviral agents. It decreases antimalarial efficacy of drugs such as chloroquine and quinine and alters some inflammatory agents processed by your body such as acetaminophen. If you are taking anti-inflammatory drugs, wait for at least two hours to consume hibiscus tea to avoid adverse side effects.

We recommend you do a full research on this awesome natural medicinal flower before you start consuming it.......  there are further links below for you to learn more.........

Further Articles 

 http://www.womenio.com/1986/hibiscus-tea-101-health-benefits-side-effects-and-recipes

http://survivingantidepressants.org/index.php?/topic/651-hibiscus/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hibiscus_tea

http://www.motherearthnews.com/natural-health/herbal-remedies/lower-blood-pressure-naturally-zmgz11zrog.aspx

http://healthyeating.sfgate.com/risks-drinking-hibiscus-tea-9953.html

Going nuts about washing nuts

Going nuts about washing nuts

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‘WASH ALL NUTS’  

THE NUT COATING

Did you know that nuts have a natural component that repels predators so that they can grow to full maturity. From almonds, walnuts, hazelnuts, brazil nuts and everything in between. Its called phytic acid. When something that contains phytic acid is eaten, the acid binds to minerals like zinc, iron, magnesium, calcium, chromium, and manganese in the gastrointestinal tract, which inhibits our digestive systems’ ability to break the nut down properly. (That’s why when you eat nuts you often see undigested bits in your stool the very next day…)

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The other issue with nuts is MOLD…nuts gather MOLD rapidly, and you can not see it until it is wet, so washing the mold off is the key to eating a healthy nut.

Its clear in this pic that these nuts have mold, but when you purchase your nuts you will not see the mold to this extent, but under a microscope it is there, it’s just not visible to the naked eye yet! (when you wash it you will see it in the water)

 

water on nuts IMG_34771IMPORTANT NOTE ON NUT ALLERGIES 
This is where the nut is so sadly misunderstood or gets the blame for nut allergies, in a lot of cases it is NOT the NUT but rather the MOLD that is causing the allergy! (NOTE: it pays to do your research here, if you have been diagnosed as having a ‘nut allergy’ then please use this information wisely and seek medical testing or advice under supervision if you feel you want to test this out)

NUTS FOR OMEGA 6 & 3 

8-Facts-You-Need-to-Know-About-Activated-Nuts-photo6Nuts are an important nutrient in our ‘daily diets’ we eat them for breakfast, snacks, for cooking and baking, in smoothies, to make butter, milk and cheese, so lets get it right and prepare our nuts first so we can get the best results without the nasty ‘hanger on ers’ who are stealing and diminishing the healthy components of our nuts

 

 

 

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Purchasing your nuts and always try and buy ORGANIC 

Buying nuts from a ‘health shop bin’ also applies to the bagged purchase. Always  buy unsalted (and salt them yourself after the washing process, that’s if you have to! but you will be so surprised at how  natural they taste, that I doubt you will! Salting of course is himalayan salt  or  sea salt  

Here is what to do…..

1. Add all the nuts to a jar (with a lid)
2. Cover the nuts with water (preferably alkaline) to least 3 inches above
3. Add a pinch of himalayan salt
4. Screw on lid and shake vigorously
5. Drain and rinse (drain the water into a glass jar so you can see the colour of what comes off the nuts, this is your test to see exactly what I am talking about)
6. Repeat step 5 leaving the water and soaking for 3 hours or you can rinse again.
7. If you have a dehydrator, put the nuts on for 4 hours to allow to dry
8. Using the oven is great, for a nice fresh nut with a roasted flavour, just spread nuts on a baking tray and place in a 200f oven for 20 minutes.

Your nuts are now ready to eat as a snack or placed in a glass jar for baking and cooking. And they taste so much better… wait and see… you will never NOT wash your nuts again!

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7 Alkalising cleansing foods

7 Alkalising cleansing foods

Onion, Garlic, Grapefruit, Green grasses, Green vegetables, Avocado and Turmeric.

Recipe: slice grapefruit into long thick slices and marinate in olive oil and grated turmeric powder overnight, slice avocado, green veg and green grasses drizzle olive oil and season with black pepper.

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Leafy green vegetables such as bitter gourd, arugula, dandelion greens, spinach, mustard greens, and chicory also contain numerous cleansing compounds that neutralize heavy metals, which can bear heavily on the liver. Leafy greens also eliminate pesticides and herbicides from the body, and spur the creation and flow of cleansing alkalizing bile.

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A note from the kitchen: Recipes are created and tested in the Mymenu NTK kitchen by Annie using fresh and ORGANIC ingredients. Many recipes are a ‘take off’ that have been modified (replacing ingredients that are from jars and packets (eliminating additives, preservatives, processed & GMO) All recipes are AP FREE. All Protein’s (meats & eggs) Organic and bacon nitrate free, Salt used is Himalayan. Sauces such as soy, fish, coconut, tomato, and cream bases are created using fresh organic herbs & spices, oil and sautéing stock methods.Food safety is the upmost priority, fresh foods are used and stored in bags in the fridge for no longer than 2 days.

Have you had your onion today? fighting colds & flu's!

Have you had your onion today? fighting colds & flu’s!

Have you had

Your onion/ garlic today?

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Onions and Garlic-Natural Immune Defenders

Note from the Author

This article is about using onion and garlic in your ‘everyday cooking’ and including in you’re everyday diet’, it is NOT in support of taking artificial supplements or vitamins in replace of the natural plant

Antibacterial and Antifungal Properties

Garlic extracts have been found to have antibacterial and antifungal properties. Thiosulfinates, particularly allicin, a potent antimicrobial, can fight off bacteria, viruses, and fungi. Studies in Britain have shown that those who ingest raw garlic for 12 weeks during cold season were far less likely to get sick than those who took placebos. Of the garlic takers who did catch a cold recovery was four days sooner on average than the others. Just one clove of garlic a day gives you the needed vitamins of A, B, and C, as well as minerals including selenium, iodine, potassium, iron, calcium, zinc and magnesium. Two cloves, or more, a day may protect you from the flu or help you recover faster if you get the flu or the common cold.

A Natural Anti-Inflammatory and Anti-Bacterial

Besides vitamin C and quercitin, onions contain the anti-inflammatory component isothiocyanates that inhibits lipoxygenase and cyclooxygenase, the enzymes that cause inflamatory conditions such as pain and swelling of osteo and rheumatoid arthiritis, asthma, and the respitorycongestion associated with the common cold.

Quercitin and other flavonoids found in onions work along with vitamin C to help kill harmful bacteria.

Studies conducted at the University of California irvine Medical Center suggest that garlic is a powerful antibiotic. Garlic juice demonstrates significant antibacterial activity against a spectrum of pathogens including antibiotic-resistant strains such as methicillin-resistant and ciprofloxacin-resistant staphylococci, vancomycin-resistant enterococci, and ciprofloxacin-resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa. A second study found that garlic also inhibits methiicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MSRA). MSRA is the antibiotic-resistant bacteria found in hospitals.

Adding to your diet daily will build immunity for the cold and flu season. For optimal health and prevention of disease include onions and garlic in your daily diet, in their raw state. 

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Adding raw chopped onion to avocado and tomato sandwiches is ideal way to add onion to your diet. Add onions to your salads, sandwiches, stews, etc. Even cooked they will provide some benefit. Garlic juice can be added to salad dressings or add sliced-up garlic into salad mix. If you eat garlic by itself also eat some parsley, as the chlorophyll will take away any bad breath. Garlic cloves added to meat dishes enhance savoury flavours. Use you imagination, experiment. Garlic and onions are natural remedies as well as natural seasonings. Enjoy.

IF YOUR NOT USE TO USING THESE INGREDIENTS IN YOUR DIET DAILY, THEN NOWS THE TIME TO MAKE A CHANGE!garlic_16x9

Adding onion and garlic to your daily diet is such a cheap way to avoid sickness. Medicines that don’t work and that do more harm than good are expensive, so too are supplements/vitamins, which your body can only digest ¼ of its content, so try the natural alternative in the form of one onion and one clove a garlic added to your diet daily and live a longer healthier life.

Shopping for onions

onions image03291553Onions come in green and white such as the scallions, shallots, chives, leek and fennel, then there are the western yellow onion and northern Red onion’s which are the richest in flavonoids and phenolics (hydrocarbon with antiseptic & disinfectant properties), giving them the greatest antioxidant and anti-proliferative activity of 10 onions tested. The mild-tasting Western White and Vidalia onions had the lowest antioxidant content and lowest anti-proliferative activity. The onions with the strongest astringency have the superior health promoting properties.

 

 

 

Other use’s – using onion as a poultice to draw out impurities

Onion-for-colds1-2Using one chopped onion (you can just half an onion) to your foot, wrap with glad wrap, put on a sock and  go to be bed this remedy will work while you’re sleeping at night, has been shown to kill athlete’s foot.

My personal testimony: Knee with psoriasis cured successfully with one chopped half of an onion, wrapped around knee and left overnight. Cured psoriasis of the knee (which was a 2 year incurable skin problem) with one application.

Watch Your Salt!

Watch Your Salt!

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Flavouring our foods with salt is what we all have done since time began and when this product was manufactured!  I agree salt makes food taste better!….so I thought…. until I learnt how to make my own seasonal flavouring using garlic & onion which reduced the amount of salt I use. But having said that I like everyone else still need to use salt so WHICH SALT IS THE QUESTION? Well ITS NOT THE COMMERCIAL TABLE SALT!!

VIEW THE VIDEO AND LEARN WHAT THIS GOOD DOCTOR HAS TO SAY   

 

OTHER RESONS WHY TABLE SALT SHOULD NOT BE CONSUMED

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This is what real salt looks like—we all know what regular white salt looks like—and we mistakenly think it is real salt when it is not. The fact is that refined white salt, such as commercial table salt is bad, very bad stuff. Unrefined natural salt on the other hand is good, very good stuff providing many health benefits.

Unrefined sea salt is healthy. The blood-pressure-raising effect of table salt can be due to its high content of sodium with not enough magnesium to balance it. This has a magnesium-lowering effect that can constrict the arteries and raise blood pressure. Real salt (of various kinds) contains plenty of magnesium and other important minerals, which is why it usually does not affect blood pressure in a negative way.

Sodium is an essential nutrient required by the body for maintaining levels of fluids and for providing channels for nerve signalling. Some sodium is needed in your body to regulate fluids and blood pressure, and to keep muscles and nerves running smoothly.

Without appropriate amounts of sodium, your body may have a difficult time cooling down after intense exercise or activity. When the body is hot, you sweat. If you do not have enough sodium, your body may not sweat as much and you may then become overheated. This could result in a stroke or exhaustion as well as dehydration.

Sodium is an energy carrier. It is also responsible for sending messages from the brain to muscles through the nervous system so that muscles move on command. When you want to move your arm or contract any muscle in your body, your brain sends a message to a sodium molecule that passes it to a potassium molecule and then back to a sodium molecule etc., etc., until it gets to its final destination and the muscle contracts. This is known as the Therefore, without sodium, you would never be able to move any part of your body.