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Lentil Curry Loaf

Lentil Curry Loaf

This lentil curry loaf recipe was given to me by a dear friend…..OMG it is amazing!!!!
Lentils are a great source of protein, fibre , iron and i added chilli flakes, turmeric , garlic and a little coconut oil to make super anti cancer , antioxidant healthy meal.

This lentil curry loaf is great for lunch or dinner but can be parcelled up and packed into a lunchbox or frozen if you are making for one.

INGREDIENTS
1 tin lentils
2 tablespoons coconut oil
3 large free range eggs
250grams wild rice (or tilda straight from the packet rice if you are feeling lazy…try coconut basmati)
1 garlic clove pressed
1 tablespoon turmeric
1 tablespoon chilli powder (adjust according to your taste)
1 tablespoon curry powder (adjust to your taste)
Good pinch of himalayan sea salt and ground black pepper

DIRECTIONS
Preheat your oven to approx 200c
Mix it all together ensuring the eggs are well blended into the mix as this is the “binder” that sticks it all together.
Pop into a silicone cace mould or tin and cook for approx 40 mins.

Serve + enjoy = That’s it!
ps – i love this with a big side of sautéed greens (try kale, broccoli and baby spinach sautéed with garlic and a generous spoon or 2 of coconut oil)

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Wheat Free Coconut Bread

I do love bread, but i do not enjoy the bloated sluggish feeling i get when i eat it so i decided to have a go at making some wheat free bread. I had some coconut flour to hand and i love the subtle flavour it gives to recipes. I loved both making and eating this wheat free coconut bread..i hope you enjoy it too….

INGREDIENTS
6 large free range eggs
1/2 cup of coconut oil
2 tablespoons raw (unpasturised) honey
3/4 cup coconut flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon himalayan salt

DIRECTIONS
Beat all the eggs together in a large mixing bowl.
Sieve in the coconut flour and baking powder.
Melt coconut oil (just sit the cup on top of a radiator or place the cup into a bowl of hot water and it will soon melt) then add to the above mixture . Add the salt too.
Whisk it all up until there are no lumpy bits.
pour into a bread mould and cook at about 180c for approx 40 mins (use a skewer to check the bread is cooked through).

Serve + enjoy = That’s it!
ps – I love it with cheese melted on top but add your own topping to suit.

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Homemade Raw Naked Bars

I love naked bars, they have no added nasties in them and just simple natural ingredients. So i thought , lets have a go at making some homemade raw naked bars.
These homemade raw naked bars are vegan with no butters, eggs etc added so everyone can enjoy!
They took me less than 10 mins to make , and if you prefer rather than making raw naked bars you could roll into balls and make raw naked bombs instead!!
They are delicious!
My photography skills are lacking as you may notice from my other recipes too….hey ho…keeping it real!

INGREDIENTS
2 Cups Cashew Nuts (soak for 1-2 hours before hand and then rinse through)
2 Cups Mejool Dates (rinse through)
1 tablespoon unpasturised honey
1 teaspoon madagascan vanilla extract
1 tablespoon raw cacao powder
I added 4 drops of wild orange oil but you can add anything else you prefer
Mix it up and try pumpkin seeds, cranberries, raisins, coconut flakes or different nuts (the important thing is to keep the ratio of dried fruit and nuts as 1:1)

DIRECTIONS
Whack it all into a processor or blender and blitz to your desired consistency.Line a dish with cling film and spread and firm it to the base.
Leave to set for about an hour in the fridge or freeze then cut into strips. They will keep in the fridge for about 5 days or keep frozen and take out as you want to eat.

Serve + enjoy = That’s it!

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Beau-Chi Vitality Bomb Recipe

These Beau-Chi Vitality Bombs are just yummy, raw goodness.

Seriously they are loaded with antioxidants and good fats that will literally make your skin glow and also a fantastic source of proteins and raw plant vitality. If you struggle mid morning or mid afternoon then these babies are going to give you super powers!

What could be better than this ?

All the ingredients i have used are RAW , unprocessed food in its wonderful natural , as its meant to be state.

INGREDIENTS
5 Tablespoons Raw unpasturised honey
5 Tablespoons Raisins
5 tablespoons coconut oil softened
4 Tablespoons Tahini Paste (you can use a different nut butter if you prefer)
200grams Cashews (soaked in filtered water for 2 hours then rinsed)
3 Tablespoons pumpkin seeds
1 tablespoon chia seeds
3 tablespoons raw cacao powder
3 tablespoons raw dried coconut flakes

DIRECTIONS
Whack it all into a processor or blender and blitz to your desired consistency. Roll into balls and place on parchment paper. I added coconut to decorate as i love it but you could add goji berries or hemp seeds or sesame seeds to your liking. Have a play , choose different nuts they will all work.

Serve + enjoy = That’s it!

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Glowing Skin From Within

Hi All,

As the season is turning and summer is over, how do we keep that lovely glowing skin from summer ?
As the cold creeps in , so often does dry thirsty and flaky skin.
I thought i would write a blog to help you keep your glowing skin from within.

I am often asked about my skin and i feel the secret is to begin on the inside…with good food, good hydration and nutrition.

Skin is our largest organ and the key to dewy , youthful skin is NOT with expensive moisturisers (i use coconut oil on my skin, it doesn’t get any cheaper than this !1) however i drink 3 litres of mineral water each day. if you are not hydrated then it is going to show up on your skin. If you ever get dry skin anywhere on your body especially your feet and legs then you are dehydrated.
If you are not a fan of plain water then why not try adding organic fruit slices such as lemon, lime, orange or berry, or even herbs such as basil, mint, lemon balm or rosemary to add flavour. ALWAYS use mineral water at the very least as tap water is contaminated with oestrogen excess and flouride as well as many other harmful chemicals which will affect endocrine function.

The next key aspect is good nutrition, so ensure your diet is loaded with super-foods known to be have plentiful antioxidants! Antioxidants help our bodies to repair free radical damage. Here are some of my favourite :
~ Avocados – abundant in vitamin C,E, folates and good fat for heart health.
~ Cacao – The antioxidant power of flavonoids and essential minerals and vitamins found in cacao can support healthy heart functioning by lowering blood pressure, improving blood flow, lowering cholesterol, and reducing plaque buildup on artery walls.
~ All leafy green vegetables – Antioxidant, alkalising and oxygenises the body which is found to prevent cancers and inflammatory diseases.
~ Berries of all kinds – Another anti cancer , antioxidant source. Rich in vitamin C which is a powerhouse for cell rejuvination and amazing glowing skin.
~ Coconut oil – Medium Chain fatty acids which help you burn fat, amazing both internally and applied topically to give you youthful , wrinkle free skin and is good to the heart.
~Blue Green Algae / Liquid Chlorophyll / Wheatgrass – Abundant in antioxidants and alkalising properties.
~ Sprouted foods – this takes food to a whole new level. Sprouting seeds, beans and grains filled with enzymes and fibre which help the digestive tract to detoxify and are a great source of protein too.
~Chia Seeds – These tiny little seeds are jam packed full of nutrients and are one of the healthiest seeds on the planet. Protein , omega 3 , fibre and a rich source of magnesium.
~ Nut Butters – such as tahini , almond butter ( avoid peanut butters as peanuts are especially susceptible to a mold that produces a mycotoxin called aflatoxin).
~ Nuts and seeds (except peanuts)- rich in omega 3 , vitamin E , protein , good fats and many antioxidants they are best soaked in water before use to release nutritional inhibitors and toxic substances which can be eliminated by soaking. These inhibitors and toxic substances are enzyme inhibitors, phytates (phytic acid), polyphenols (tannins), and goitrogens. Cashews only need 2 hours , however nuts like almonds will require 6 hours.

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Amazing Kale Hummus Recipe

I absolutely adore hummus, it is heavenly and i love kale too so deceived to have a go at blending my 2 favourite things together and the result is the most amazing kale hummus recipe…sublime!

Kale is a powerhouse of vitamins K,A,C as well as iron,  fibre, calcium and protein and teamed with chickpeas you have even more fibre, protein plus folates,iron and zinc. This took me literally 5 minutes to make!
INGREDIENTS
3 cups chopped kale
1 can of chickpeas rinsed and drained
¼ cup extra virgin olive oil , i used infused with chilli and also used a glug of hemp oil
¼ cup fresh lemon juice
4 cloves garlic , peeled
¼ cup tahini paste
Good pinch black pepper
Good pinch himalayan salt

DIRECTIONS
Whack it all into a processor or blender and blitz to your desired consistency.

Serve + enjoy = That’s it!

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Castor Oil Packs for Detoxing

CASTOR  OIL  PACKS  FOR DETOXING

WHAT  IS  A  CASTOR  OIL  PACK?

A   castor   oil   pack  for detoxing  is   an   external   application   of   castor   oil.   A   piece   of  (ideally organic material) flannel   is   saturated  in  castor  oil  and  applied  to  the  liver, intestines or womb (please discuss with a qualified therapist before performing womb packs)  with  a  hot  water  bottle  or  heat   pack.

Castor   oil   packs for detoxing aim to  improve   assimilations,   eliminations,   circulation   (especially   of   the   lymphatic   system)   and   breaking   down   scar  tissue.

To  Make  the  Pack:
Use  an organic material if possible flannel,  big  enough  to  cover  your  abdominal  area.
Put   it   in   a   pan   or   bowl   and   pour   castor   oil   on   it.
Saturate   the   whole   flannel,   and   leave   it   until   it   is   well saturated.
When   you   use   it,   you   want   it   saturated,   but   not   dripping.
After  each  use,  you  will  probably  need  to  add  a  little  more  castor  oil.
You  can  use  the   flannel   many   times.   When   you’re   not   using   it,   you   can   store   it   in   a   plastic   bag   in   the   refrigerator  or  cool  place.

Instructions for Pack Use :
Use  the  pack  in  the  evening,  as  you  are  resting  before  bed  or  when  you  have   quiet  time.
Spread  out  a  large  plastic  bag  on  the  bed  with  an  old  towel  on  top  so  that  the   castor   oil   won’t   leak   onto   the   bed.
Fold   a   towel   (that   you   will   use   only   for   castor  oil  packs,  because  the  oil  is  almost  impossible  to  wash  out  completely).
Warm  the  heat  pack/hot  water  bottle.
Lie  down  on  your  back  on  the  towel.
Place  the  pack  on  your  Liver, Intestines or Womb,  with  the   heating   pad   on   top   and   the   towel   on   top   of   that. It   should   be   very   warm,   but   not  so  hot  it  burns  you.
Ideally,   keep   the   pack   on   for   1   to   1   1⁄2   hours.   Although   anything   from   20   minutes  onwards  is  beneficial. Have  a  paper  towel  handy  to  wipe  the  oil  off  yourself  when  you  get  up.
You  can  perform  3  times  a  week   for optimum results.

 

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Natural ways to boost fertility if you want to have a baby

Hi ,

There are many natural ways to boost fertility and also to support your body if you want to have a baby,  so i thought i would share some of them with you on this page.

Stress
It is so important to minimise the levels of stress in your life if you want to boost your chances of conceiving. Stress has such a huge impact on the overall hormonal system and your whole endocrine system will be struggling to release the correct hormones at the correct time when you are stressed. Slow down where you can, try meditation yoga or gentle exercise to help you.

Detox the liver
Detoxing the liver can be hugely beneficial for overall hormone balance as the liver takes on extra burden in trying to deal with imbalance of the endocrine system. A fertility cleanse (castor oil packs, see my other blog castor oil packs for detoxing for info on how to do this)  can really help support and strengthen the liver, as can milk thistle.

Fertility Massage Therapy™
Fertility Massage Therapy™ helps the body to rid itself of toxins, encourages healthy blood flow and circulation, releases and blockages and scar tissue as well as encouraging healthy communication between the pituitary, hypothalamus, and ovaries.  By massaging the ovaries and including the stress relieving benefits of massage, a healthier hormonal balance can be found in the body. See here for more information  Fertility Massage Therapy™

Visualisation Techniques
Such as Hypnotherapy can be extremely effective to allow you to release any blockages or fears that you may have around having a baby. You can look online for things that may help you or work with a fertility specialist if you need more detailed support. Fertility Enhancement Programmes designed by us have been extremely succesful.

Fertility Diet Nutrition
Being a healthy weight is important for healthy hormonal function. Being both underweight or overweight can have a huge impact on how the body produces FSH. Some of the key things to ensure you have within your diet include ……
~ Lots of leafy green (organic ) veggies to alkalise and mineralise the body,
~ EFA’s in particular omega 3 which includes nuts , seeds, oily fish (not farmed) and omega 3 rich eggs.
~ Reduce the amount of sugars, processed foods,etc in the diet.
~ Remove any dairy , meat , fish that is strictly not organic as you will be digesting growth hormones and antibiotics from those non organic source.
~ Drink only bottled mineral water as tap water is high in oestrogen from the amount of birth control pills women take. This may have a huge detrimental effect on the hormonal system.
~ Bee pollen is one of the most nutrient dense foods you can eat. It contains proteins, minerals, vitamins, immune system compounds etc.
~ Maca helps to control oestrogen in the body. Maca can increase progesterone levels (and therefor lower excess oestrogen) which are essential to carrying a healthy pregnancy.
~ Agnus Cactus (chasteberry or Vitex) encourages LH production and slightly reduces the release of FSH which has a knock on effect of increasing progesterone production and therefore the chances maintaining a successful pregnancy….in fact this is my favourite herb as it balances out lots of hormonal issues.

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Tips To Boost Fertility Naturally

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Hi All,

We specialise in fertility work with clients and all too often i find clients seem  confused about what they can do to boost their fertility so i thought i would write this blog to help anyone who needs some basic info to help understand the importance of good nutrition and how this can significantly boost fertility.
Here is some information which you can take on board to boost your fertility naturally.

Good Fertility foods include :
1. Eat  whole,  unprocessed  foods. Avoid all pre packaged , microwave foods.
2. Eat meats,  poultry  and  eggs  from organic pasture fed  animals and  wild  fish  (not  farmed)  and  shellfish  from  unpolluted  waters.  Never factory farmed product.
3. Reduce stress from your life, practice meditation, alternative natural therapies and yoga which will prepare your body for pregnancy.
4. Eat  full fat organic milk  products  from  pasture fed  cows,  preferably  raw  and/or  fermented,  such  as  raw   milk,  whole  yogurt,  kefir,  cultured  butter,  whole  raw  cheeses  and  fresh  and  sour  cream.   (Imported  cheeses  that  say  “milk”  or  “fresh  milk”  on  the  label  are  raw.)  Avoid  processed,  pasteurized  milk; low-fat   milk,  skim  milk,  powdered  milk etc.
5. Use  animal  fats,  especially  butter,  liberally.  Never use margarine.
6. Use  traditional  vegetable  oils  only (extra  virgin  olive  oil, sesame  oil,  coconut  oil).
7. Take  cod  liver  oil  regularly  to  provide  at  least  10,000  IU  vitamin  A  and  1,000  IU  vitamin  D  per   day.     8. Eat  fresh organic fruits  and  vegetables , if you cannot get organic then ensure the product has been left to rinse in lemon juice and water for about 15-20mins and then rinse again.
9. Use himalayan salt only as it is a good source of mineral content.
10. NEVER eat products that contain any ASPARTAME,acesulfame K, neotame, saccharin, sucralose , all of these are artificial sweetners (brand names sweet n low, Splenda, NutraSweet, and Equa etc). Use  natural  sweeteners  in  moderation,  such  as raw  honey,  maple  syrup, coconut sugar or stevia  powder.
11. Cook  only  in  stainless  steel,  cast  iron,  glass  or  good  quality  enamel. NEVER aluminium.
12. Get  plenty  of  sleep,  exercise  and  natural  light to increase your D3 which will increase your immunity.
13. Avoid  products  containing  protein  powders  as  they  usually  contain  carcinogens  formed  during   processing;  and  consumption  of  protein  without  the  cofactors  occurring  in  nature  can  lead  to   deficiencies,  especially  of  vitamin .
15. Avoid  artificial  food  additives,  especially  MSG,  hydrolyzed  vegetable  protein  and  aspartame,   which  are  neurotoxins.  Most  soups,  sauce  and  broth  mixes  and  most  commercial  condiments   contain  MSG,  even  if  not  indicated  on  the  label.
16. Avoid Soya which are  high  in  phytates,  contain  enzyme  inhibitors , and is a hormone  disrupter.

When buying food, eating local, organic or growing your own vegetables really  is the best option as it helps to decrease the exposure to pesticides and increases the nutritional value.
80% of your food should be healthy options and then 20% of the time, allow yourself treats.

Mealtimes should not be more than 4 hours between meals (or good quality snacks to keep you going between meals), to keep insulin levels even and hormonal levels balanced.
Taking time to sit down to eat and relax with food and chewing food well, until it is liquid helps with digestion.

Here at Peace of Mind Health we support and nurture clients through their wonderful fertility journey with our knowledge and experience in all aspects of Mind, Body and Energy.

If you would like more information about how we can help you improve your chances of conceiving naturally (or you know of someone who may benefit from our services) then please call us for a confidential chat and to book and appointment on 07531 191 688

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Healthy Zucchini Chrisps

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Who would have known just how delicious a plain old zucchini would be as a tasty snack. These lovely veg are really low in calories and a good source of potassium ( to reduce blood pressure ) and also vitamin C which is great for immune support and cell regeneration .

I really enjoyed making these and found shaving the strips really therapeutic.
They did seem to take a long time to cook ( or maybe that was the impatient part of me who just couldn’t wait to scoff these delightful and healthy treats !).
You can change the seasoning to suit you, but here’s what I used.

INGREDIENTS

1 zucchini
olive oil
Himalayan salt
Ground black pepper
Apple cider vinegar

DIRECTIONS

Heat oven to 220c
Use a peeler to shave strips of zucchini or if you prefer oval Chrisps them slice wafer thin.
Mix olive oil salt, pepper, and some vinegar in a small bowl and then coat the strips or slices.
Use the grill as a baking tray (so this the bottom of the Chrisps do not stay soggy or stick and burn ).
Cook for about 40 mins , checking as some will crisp faster than others.
You only get a serving for one out of a large zucchini. They taste so great I’m just about to make some more!

Serve + enjoy = That’s it!

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