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Regenerate, heal and glow with good health

YOUR BODY AND ITS AMAZING ABILITY TO REGENERATE.

Do you wish to improve your health? Do you have pain or illness or are you just fed up with the appearance of your skin and hair as well as your poor energy levels and depressed mood.

I am constantly amazed at the extraordinary ability of our bodies to regenerate and heal. It’s a shame that some people just accept particular problems or disease or discomfort and say things like “Oh I’ve always had this problem, its never going to get any better.”

This is so untrue. There is always room for improvement and sometimes its as simple as changing a bad habit or finding some new way of supporting your body. Nutrition and exercise and avoidance of toxins are key.

Here are a few facts that may blow your mind:

SKIN: The skin inside the surface of your mouth can regenerate in a day or two. The top layer of the Epidermis or surface layer of skin is renewed every five to six weeks.

TASTEBUDS: Each tastebud renews itself within 2 weeks.

HEART: It was previously believed that the heart could not renew itself but the latest research suggests that about half of the hearts muscle cells are replaced over the course of a lifetime. The heart is also dotted with stem cells that can rejuvenate and with exciting  research into stem cell transplants it will be possible to rejuvenate areas of  heart damage.

EYELASHES: Renewed every 3 months

LIVER: This is the largest organ in the body and is responsible for metabolism, weight control and good general health.
A living adult can donate 2/3 of their Liver to someone and it can grow back to normal size and function in a couple of months provided there is no underlying liver problem.
For optimum function, avoidance of alcohol, analgesics and other toxins as well as a healthy diet are necessary.

So, if you want better health make the effort to learn about good nutrition, by reading health articles, reading labels on the food you buy and opting for fresh, natural unadulterated foods. You may even like to try growing and cooking more of your own food. You will be rewarded for your efforts with good health and good health means a good life.

My famous Carrot Cakes

carrotcakeWhen I host a Dayspa experience the lunch often ends with these scrumptious little carrot cakes which my clients often rave about and request the recipe.

My famous Carrot cake Recipe;

1/2 orange ( do not peel)
3 eggs
1 cup sugar and a squirt of Stevia. ( 1 1/2 cups sugar in Fernz recipe)
1 cup ricebran oil or similar
1 tsp vanilla essence
2 cups self raising flour
2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt
2 cups grated carrot
3/4 cup crushed pineapple drained

Preheat oven to 180 degees C
Lightly grease muffin pans or cupcake cases
Chop orange , discarding pips. Place flesh and skin in food processor and process until well mixed.
Beat eggs, add sugar, oil and vanilla and beat until creamy.
Sift in combined flour,cinnamon and salt. Whisk until lightly combined.
Add carrot, orange and pineapple.
Bake for 25 to 35 minutes until a skewer comes out clean.
Cool on wire rack.
When cold ice with cream cheese icing and garnish with pumpkin seeds and diced apricot.

Mumma’s Minestrone Soup Recipe

Here’s a soup recipe which I made one Sunday for my weekday lunches and a couple of easy dinners. Makes a huge potful of hearty filling soup which is ready and waiting to warm your tum when it’s cold and you are hungry.

 

Mumma’s Minestrone Soup

  • 2 large onions chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 10 cups vege or chicken stock
  • 2 large carrots
  • 4 stalks celery
  • 2 large leeks
  • 2 potatoes
  • 1 cup sliced mushrooms
  • 2 cans tomatoes
  • I tsp chili (optional)
  • Ground black pepper
  • 1 can cooked kidney or haricot beans (if using dry beans they must be prepared first see note at bottom of recipe)
  • 1 cup cooked brown rice or wholemeal macaroni
  • 2 tsp marjoram/parsley

Directions:

  1. Sweat onions, garlic, leeks and celery in a large saucepan for 5-10 mins with a half cup of the stock. Add remaining stock and vegetables, tomatoes and chili. Season with black pepper.
  2. Bring to a boil and simmer for an hour or two stirring occasionally.
  3. When cool, puree 3 cups of the soup in a blender and return to pot.
  4. Add beans, rice or macaroni and herbs and heat through for a further 5 mins before serving.

NB: To prepare dried beans: Soak beans for 4 hours in water. Drain off the water and cook in fresh water with a slice of lemon for approximately 1 hour til tender.