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Clear the clutter for your gut cleaning crew

Did you know that the cleaning crew is waiting to clean your gut? Yes, it's ready several times per day to sweep the sides and the space inside your intestines to leave them nice and clean and healthy! Considering that very often disease begins in the gut, this is a...

Are you catching your nighttime spa bus?

Your nighttime bus takes you on the most important ride of your 24h day, this trip is like your ultimate free spa experience: detoxifying, healing and rejuvenating! Whether your daily routine includes taking the bus, or even if you never travel on public...

Turkey with zoodles and samphire Italian style

Don't you just love the word zoodles? Have you ever attempted making these zucchini noodles yourself? Ever since discovering the idea of spiralized vegetables I thought it was a fantastic idea and yet, I was skeptical about the process of making them. I'd seen...

Tired, brain-fogged and overweight?

Have you been feeling incredibly tired, maybe even borderline depressed lately? Is your memory failing you more often than in the past and have you put on weight despite your efforts to eat healthily and being good with your exercise routine? Do you sometimes envy the...

What to do with overripe apples

Following my post on what to do with overripe bananas, here a great suggestion for what to do with overripe apples especially if you have too much to feed to your rabbit :-): I throw them into my autumn and winter soups! Pumpkin and rutabaga soup topped with almond...

Is not eating enough fat making you fat?

Is not eating enough fat making you fat, sluggish and depressed? What kind of a question is that you might wonder. Haven't we been told for last couple of decades that fat is bad for our cholesterol level, our heart health and for our waist line? Yes, unfortunately...

Video: Symptoms of gluten sensitivity

Check out this video with a list of symptoms that can be caused by gluten sensitivity. If you experience one or multiple of these problems, it's definitely worth investigating further. Click here to have more valuable content delivered to your mailbox. For the first...

Sleep off your weight

Sleep either seems to be underrated or desperately needed. If you feel attracted by the stories and information I've been sharing, I'm probably not far off guessing that you fall into the later category. You're either not getting enough sleep because you have trouble...

Video: Marketing tricks of the food industry

Please go straight to second mark 26 to get sound on this video. I shot the video with Facebook live video and there is a sound delay on their videos, hope it will be fixed soon. Do you read labels before you decide what goes in your shopping cart? What we eventually...

What to do with overripe bananas

In our house no one likes eating overripe bananas, so here is what I do with them: I turn them into yummy frappés and my kids love them! whenever you have an overripe banana, peel it, cut it into slices and freeze the slices wrapped in some cling film. When the banana...

Apple or pear shape? Ever wondered why?

A few weeks ago I joined a ladies evening offering style advice for different body shapes. I have to say, Inge, the style consultant, knew what she was talking about. She demonstrated some of her tips with amazing visual results. To me some of them seemed counter...

A life lesson – identity, values & community

Sometimes life's best lessons come in mysterious ways Just recently I experienced something that had me question my identity and tested my values. It was not a pleasant experience and yet it has brought more clarity to my life than a lot of the hard work I've put into...

Parent-child-combo meals

When we spend time with my parents, my mum tends to cook different food for the kids because they are less adventurous when it comes to flavours and they are certainly not keen on spicy food. I always tell her not to do go through the trouble of making something...

Being gluten free and social

Natasha is a young and very active lady, in fact she has just run the Great Wall of China Marathon, wow! She is has a very slim body and has been very fit until the beginning of the year when she seemed to catch one cold after another. She just did not seem to be able...

A wonderful gift for a female friend (free)

This blog post is meant for a special group of women, it may not be for you or maybe you are a man reading this. Please do read to the end because you probably know someone who belongs to this group and you can give her a wonderful gift by sharing this with her. As...

Salmon with brown rice and broccoli

If you've been following my recipes, you know I like colour as much as flavour and healthy ingredients. Today I felt like having something with salmon and broccoli and wondered how I could make it special. Here is what I came up with and it was super yummy! Here is...

Spice it up!

In yesterday's blog, I encouraged you to add new culinary experiences to your life with the aim to create healthy eating habits that are fun to keep up. Going crazy with spices is one great way of doing this. Now I want to challenge you to go beyond your food: spice...

Eating and enjoyment allowed!

It's a hot Sunday and Susan receives a message from Ellen asking to join her and a group of friends at the nearby lake for a dive in the refreshing water. She turns the invitation down with the excuse that she's not feeling well. Susan would love to go, she loves the...

What’s your vision of your future health?

When I was driving into Brussels yesterday, I got stuck in traffic caused by the Montgomery tunnel being closed. I used the slow traffic to have a good look around and consciously take in my surroundings (which I decided was a much better use of my time than getting...

The bright side of living with a food intolerance

Denise came to see me because she was suffering from digestive issues, bloating and cramps and sometimes a small glass of wine could make her feel completely off. She knew she was lactose intolerant and was doing really well with sticking to lactose free dairy...

Quick salmon sushimi

Do you like sushi? I love it. Buying it is quite pricey and making sushi takes quite a lot of time. So I've come up with a great, super fast and very healthy alternative. All you need is some lettuce, tomatoes and anything else you fancy for your salad a good piece of...

Scales – friend or foe for weight loss success?

"I knew I couldn't do it, I should have left these scales in their hiding place! Why did I let myself be persuaded to try yet another diet and go to the gym again? I've been doing this for two weeks now and the scales won't budge. I'm just one of those people who is...

How to grocery shop with fun and purpose

It's Saturday morning and you've just dropped your kids off for their sports activities. You know they need to be picked up in an hour and a half. And because you have plans for the afternoon that leaves you about an hour to do your grocery shopping. You didn't have...

Raw vegetable dinner – a hit with the kids

My kids are pretty picky eaters and getting them to eat vegetables can be a real challenge. I often just feed them raw vegetables before we even sit down at the dinner table because that way they like them. I thought, why not incorporate the raw vegetables into dinner...

Colourful quinoa in 15 minutes

Between filling in your roles as a mum and as a professional woman with a full time job, taking care of yourself can easily fall by the wayside. Fast, tasty and healthy meals can be a life saver. You think quinoa sounds healthy but doesn't fit in the tasty category? I...

A spinach recipe for non-spinach fans

Aren't the colours of this meal just amazing? I love it when what's on my plate is not only healthy and delicious but also pleasing to the eye. The bright red of the tomatoes, the violet of the red onions, the dark green of the spinach leaves quite well camouflaged by...

Tired, depressed, low sex drive?

Recently my friend Karen and I had a mums night out together; a nice dinner with uninterrupted conversation :-). Karen is usually full of energy, you know, the type of character who is the first on the dance floor and the last to leave a party. I had not seen her in a...

Eczema and how to heal it inside out

On Monday I spent some time with a family where the mum and the 3.5 year old daughter suffer from eczema or atopic dermatitis to be more precise. They’ve been to various doctors, pediatricians and dermatologists primarily to find a solution or at least relief for the...