Category Archives: Detox

Cut through the pop hype about detox diets and learn exactly what to eat and do to keep your machine (body) clean and running like a dream.

Creamy Butternut Squash Soup with Ginger, Coconut Milk & Red-Lentils

Butternut Squash Soup with GingerThis delicious butternut squash soup recipe not only celebrates one of my favourite vegetables, but two of my other favourite ingredients: ginger and coconut milk. Together they form an irresistible bowl of creamy heaven. The addition of red-lentils adds a little plant-based protein which transforms this soup into a complete meal.

A few wise words from the memory of a great but arrogant French chef

Every time I make a pumpkin soup it takes me back in time to a past life when I was in chef’s school learning the arts of the culinary craft.


The Super Foods You’ve Underestimated & 8 Simple Ways To Get More

Eating Fruit and Vegetables | How To Eat 5 A DayYou know how superman was disguised as this guy who nobody thought would have had any super powers? He was someone you’d have passed by on the street without even noticing.

Well, you may not have realised it, but it’s highly likely that there’s some very powerful super foods in your fridge or pantry that up until now, you’ve been seriously underestimating.

Here’s just 4 of them:

  • Garlic. These little buds of flavour pack a serious health punch. It’s super powers?

The Underdog Of Super Foods & Why 5-A-Day Is Far From OK

Servings of Fruit and Vegetables RecordQuiz time! As quick as you can, name 5 top super foods out loud.



Chances are if you read magazines or watch TV, you listed things like cocoa nibs, chia, nori, goji berries, spirulina or broccoli sprouts. While they do indeed have impressive nutrient & phytonutrient profiles, the truth is that despite all the marketing hype and glitter that surround these profitable foods, they aren’t in any way the most powerful and best super foods we’ve got in our arsenal.


Indian Lentil Stew with Cumin, Carrot & Ground Coriander

Indian Lentil Stew Recipe Lentils really are super stars. Ok, I know that there’s a good possibility you might have horrid memories of your mother trying to feed you large bowls of tasteless lentil soup during winter (luckily our mother spared us of this all too common childhood trauma) but really, lentils are super sexy once you get to know them and learn how to cook them with a bit of class. They are unbelievably versatile, cheap and nutritious to boot. And making them taste amazing is actually a lot easier than you might expect.

9 Steps to an Awesome Spring Shake-Up

Spring Detox DietA Spring Shake-Up for me is essentially about testing out what life would be like and how it would make you feel if you took just 1 step up the “healthy lifestyle” ladder. It’s about asking yourself: what are the 3 small but meaningful things that I could change about the way I eat, that if I changed today, would make a big, positive impact on the way I feel and look?

Then it’s simply about trying these changes out for a limited period of time.


The Most Powerful Detox Food Imaginable. What to Eat & What to Avoid

What does type 2 diabetes, heart disease and obesity all have in common?

Yes, of course there are bad genes, gluttony, laziness and smoking, but there’s also something else that most people simply don’t think about…

Environmental toxins.

The Worst Toxins, And How They Mess With Your Body

There are countless excellent studies that look at how persistent organic pollutants (POPs) like dioxins, DDT and PCBs, as well as a whole host of other carcinogens and oestrogens mess with our system.


Detox Diets: Myths, Lies, Deceptions And How To Do It Properly

Detox DietsWith Spring in the air many people are feeling the need to shake off the winter blues and prepare their bodies for summer. And what better way than with a Detox program. Right?


Remind Me, What Is “Detox” Again?

The word detox is short for detoxification, and describes a natural process where your body processes harmful chemicals and converts them into something that can be excreted by the gut and kidneys.

You’re exposed to toxins constantly, from the environment, from your food and drink, and even internally as a by-product of your own metabolism.


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