Health to Glow- Episode 14…SALT and why it isn’t bad.

This week..salt….that delectably ‘sinful’ ingredient that is supposed to be a cardiac nightmare..

I have written about the topic before….

AND…moving on from the health aspect…

salt tastes good!

As an ingredient in dishes, salt has two vital roles. First, it diminishes the bitterness of dishes (hello rocket/dandelion and other leafy greens). Secondly, through stamping out any bitter notes of your dish, salt will encourage the taste and smell of your meal to  shine on.

Making for one delectable dish..

And as an aside and of some/lots of interest…

…which for stress heads is a plus…

and for girls desperate to start reducing that puffy, swollen look often apparent in the abdomen, this is another factor to consider. High cortisol levels generally make themselves known through stomach fat. Urgh!

But..as usual I digress..

Watch the vid and see what salt Mel and I choose to use..

..and please don’t pursue the usual salt suspects..live a little and buy good quality salt with added mineral content!

 

 

 

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Health to Glow Episode 11- Mercury OverLOAD!

Mercury overload is quite common and many people don’t even know they have it.

But after getting a hair analysis test the results were in – we both had highly toxic levels of mercury in our system. I blame my tuna addiction while backpacking. But apparently just living in Sydney is enough!

Indeed, it is only when I found out I had it and started talking about it, I discovered how prevalent it was!

Thus began our journey to clean and heal ourselves from the inside out.

This is where I stumbled upon the wonders of tea to heal. And now I just drink this because it is

good for your skin!

Sarah Wilson has also written extensively on the process of detoxing mercury. 

Have you experienced high levels of mercury? If so how did you heal yourself?

Health to Glow Episode 10- SMOOTHIES! Yum!

This week watch Mel and I whip up TWO delicious smoothies using Coconut Water.

Mel and I were lucky enough to stumble upon CHI coconut water which is the

LOWEST SUGAR

coconut water on the Australian market.

More importantly, it is the only coconut water that I have found comes vaguely close to the REAL thing!

If you want a laugh, have a look at me trying to down a banana smoothie at the end…

Anyone who knows me, knows I HATE BANANA’s! 

The things I do in the name of education/entertainment/heath….

Health to Glow Episode 6

 

This week Mel and I are talking sugar.

Now before you get your knickers in a knot and start removing all trace elements of the sweet stuff from your diets – there are some sugars that nourish and support you.

Choosing the, “all or nothing approach” is

-drastically boring

-drastically difficult

-drastically unrealistic

..and won’t make you the poster child for healthy eating.

While I live by a ‘low sugar’ lifestyle. 

I eat fruit…

and I don’t damn its fructose content.

There is a bunch of other stuff happening in that morsel of a blueberry, apple or orange you are devouring than sugar itself. These all have a massive impact on how your body digests and uses the sugar contained in it.

Indeed, contrary to popular opinion there is no significant evidence that fructose is the evil fattening toxin that people are claiming it to be. And for one more good read – take a look here – sugar is not fattening. 

 

Perhaps the most ‘dangerous’ aspect of sugar is its ability to lead to overconsumption. Period.

But I would wager that not many people can down a watermelon in one sitting. Or would want to for that matter.

Drinking soft drink laced with sugar or a large fructose sweetened beverage won’t keep your appetite at bay. Generally, when someone adds a wholesome form of sugar (as in fruit) into their diet, they will reduce their food consumption elsewhere.

The moral of the story is once again – listen to your body- and don’t believe everything you read.

..Oh and take a look at the ‘crap’ sugar Mel and I are ranting on about in the film. Far too often this sweetener is being recommended because it’s ‘LOW G.I’. Regardless, it is pure fructose at its best…

..Above and beyond this rant…your thoughts on sugars?

Has reducing them in your life helped or hindered you?

 

 

 

Health to Glow Episode 4

Melissa and I, debate the pro’s and cons of deodorant and perfume – should you, shouldn’t you?

…if you want to embrace a ‘cleaner’ ‘friendlier’ fragrance, Mel and I suggest essential oils.

Let me know – what’s your favourite essential oil?

I LOVE Geranium.

Smells divine on and lasts and lasts and lasts…

Health to Glow Episode One

Welcome to Health To Glow TV a brand new segment on my blogI am really happy to finally share something that I am passionate about…above and beyond writing too much!

Join my good mate Melissa and I for weekly videos where we will be sharing our love and passion for healthy clean living. Without giving away all the juicy details…please have a look, it’s 10 minutes of kitchen fun which I want to share with you!

I hope you like our first video thanks to Sarah Wilson’s I Quit Sugar books.

Be sure to subscribe to our channel and comment below lovelies.

Thanks for all those people who have inspired me along the way…

Holly

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