Almond flour banana pancakes and a word about calorie counting.

Almond flour banana pancakes and a word about calorie counting.

Aah, pancakes, who doesn’t like them? I like bananas, I like pancakes… so mixing the two is just heavenly.  With the bananas in the batter there is no need to sweeten these and they are moist enough to eat on their own, but that doesn’t 

Healing Swiss Chard to conquer colds and flu

Healing Swiss Chard to conquer colds and flu

I do apologise for the lack of blog posts – I have been away and busy, but now I’m back with lost of ideas for things to blog about regarding healthy living for the cold season. As I’m sure many of you have noticed, colds 

Purple Autumn Smoothies

Purple Autumn Smoothies

Here in England the blackberries are ripe and juicy in the hedges, meaning that rather than the usual green smoothie, we tend to have purple smoothies in the autumn. Apparently when Banjo was a racing dog,  he is use to stand with his front paws 

My local health food shop: The Beanbag

My local health food shop: The Beanbag

I use to think of Health Food Shops as musty places with jars of herbs where hippy people and artistic women in tie-dye clothing did some of their food and medicine shopping. My sister Dr Riekie Smit, who lives in South Africa and whom I 

Making healthy flax seed tea

Making healthy flax seed tea

Flax seed tea is one of those natural remedies that is cheap, easy to do, and really beneficial. As with all things, moderation is key, I stick to drinking it once a day maximum. It’s not the tastiest tea in the world, but it is 

>Yoga for sciatica

>Yoga for sciatica

> Recently I have had a few yoga students who have had sciatic pain, and I thought it would be useful to post an article on what poses to help with sciatica and which to avoid. Remember that in yoga we always work with the 

>Quinoa flour pancakes

>Quinoa flour pancakes

> So today is pancake day, and what could be better than some guilt-free, dairy-free, gluten-free and sugar-free pancakes. Unfortunately I gobbled mine up before taking a picture, so this amazing picture is from the Pen & Fork website where they have added whole cooked 

>The wonders of Turmeric

>The wonders of Turmeric

>We hear about so many different amazing foods with the most magical healing properties, and frankly I’m a bit skeptical about some of these ‘miracle’ claims. But turmeric is a herb from the Ginger family, and genuinely does seem to have many wonderful healing properties.