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Good-fat, low cholesterol: Creamy Mushroom Risotto

By |March 15th, 2017|

 

Some recipes I share because they’re simply gonna get you results fast! The body you want- the slim waist line and the dress size you dream of. And other recipes I share because they are a far better alternative when it comes to what is currently on offer…

If you ate a standard Creamy Risotto […]

Could this Kitchen Staple Help You Lose Weight?

By |March 12th, 2017|

Could this Kitchen Staple Help You Lose Weight?
Hi Wild Ones!
People have sworn by the weight-defying power of vinegar for hundreds of years.
But, is it true? Or is it just wishful thinking?
One thing is certain. Vinegar is an extremely low-calorie way to make our food yummier. If you’re not sure how to use it, you […]

Chocolate Cheese Cake with Slimming Powers – Raw Recipe

By |March 8th, 2017|

 

In the ‘old days’, back when I was 13kgs heavier than I am today (over a decade ago now) I used to sit and eat 3 pieces of cake or 3 ice blocks (Magnums, Gay Times or Cornetto’s). However, there was no satisfying me even upon completion of those. There was a good reason for […]

The Vitamin that Cuts Asthma by 50%

By |March 5th, 2017|

 
Hi Wild Ones,
Maybe it’s your little angel. Maybe it’s your niece or nephew. But we all know someone who suffers from asthma.
And unfortunately, this problem just seems to be increasing.
Currently, this chronic inflammatory disorder impacts around 10% of children. 
Half of those cases will be of genetic origin. The other half? More or less preventable […]

Fat-Free Buffalo Wings

By |March 1st, 2017|

 

What do you reach for when you want something really fatty? Something oily and dead that sets you back days on your plans to look slim and feel sexy for days?

Well, what if you could be satisfied and not set back even one meal on your plan to weight loss and ultimate beauty? Now […]

Why Losing the Weight Matters!

By |February 26th, 2017|

Hey Gorgeous!
In the words of my gorgeous friend Joan who lost 54 kilograms and healed 3 “irreversable” illnesses.. “I am 100% responsible for my health.”
Did you know that most deaths in the Western world are somehow related to nutrition? That means most untimely deaths are preventable. According to the “Global Burden of Disease Study,” which was […]

Gestational Diabetes

By |February 26th, 2017|

Hey Gorgeous,
Gestational diabetes. You’ve probably heard of it. Maybe your sister got it. Maybe your neighbour. 
I’ve seen dear friends, as well as relatives, suffer from it.
This is the most common complication during pregnancy, and it’s time we understood it.
Gestational diabetes refers to women developing high blood sugar levels during pregnancy, and it can impact […]

The Metabolism Lover- Ginger Carrot Soup

By |February 22nd, 2017|

 

It can be so uncomfortable deciding what to eat when you are confused about what is healthy! I know, I used to be so confused, I used to listen to “experts” who didn’t have well-functioning metabolisms when I was trying to lose weight, I prayed they were right but I didn’t get the results […]

Is it Safe for my Daughter to be Vegetarian?

By |January 15th, 2018|

Hello Mumma,

We’ve all seen the YouTube videos. A young child’s moment of declaration that they will not eat animals. Somehow every one of these clips pulls our heartstrings—whether we’re vegan or not.

Now it’s your child’s turn, and you’re that sensitive mother. 

As your child experiences this moment of trauma, realizing she’s eaten animals her whole life […]

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    Want your Children to Love Veggies? It Starts with this Baby Formula

Want your Children to Love Veggies? It Starts with this Baby Formula

By |February 19th, 2017|

Hey Wild One!
Worried that your gorgeous new baby is going to grow up to be a veggie-hating toddler?
There’s some fascinating research out there about how to lower that risk, and I am so excited to tell you about it!
Studies have suggested that exclusively breastfeeding for as long as possible can double the likelihood that children will […]

Hummus Recipe- Raw

By |January 6th, 2018|

It seems everyone is a Hummus connoisseur but do they know how to make it? This may well be the simplest and healthiest Hummus recipe around and your friends and family will love it too. A reliable quick recipe that will support you and your loved ones to increase metabolism while you dine on […]

Low fat Vegetable Red Lentil Soup

By |February 15th, 2017|

 

I love soup all year round so I’ve put together recipes that I enjoy that have food chemistry and food combination to reduce cravings and increase metabolism naturally.

Lentils are nutrient dense and super yummy, meeting your bodily needs and your desires (even those flesh cravings).

The (healthy) carbohydrates in potatoes will keep you satiated for […]

The Surprising Link between Soy and Puberty

By |February 12th, 2017|

Hey there, Wildlings!
If it seems like kids are hitting puberty younger and younger these days, that’s because they are.
If you’re worried about the increased risk—of hormone-related cancers, heart issues and other adult diseases that come along with this early onset of puberty—you should be.
So, why is this happening?
Many believe it’s because young people are […]

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    For Moms-to-be, Fish could be even more Hazardous than Red Meat!

For Moms-to-be, Fish could be even more Hazardous than Red Meat!

By |February 5th, 2017|

For Moms-to-be, Fish could be even more Hazardous than Red Meat!
Hey There Beauties!
One day when I was 11 years old, I went to the beach in Byron Bay, Australia where I grew up. 
I was about to go into the ocean when the awareness hit me that the ocean was not mine; the animals in […]

Is the Paleo Diet Healthy?

By |October 23rd, 2017|

Hey Wild One,
We’ve all heard about the Paleo diet by now. But did you know the Paleolithic era only represents the most recent 10% of human history (two million of twenty million years)?

Let’s play a game. Can you guess how humans ate for millions of years before the paleo diet stepped on the scene? I know […]

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    How Much Exercise Do I Need to do to Lose Weight? You May be Surprised…

How Much Exercise Do I Need to do to Lose Weight? You May be Surprised…

By |August 15th, 2017|

Hey Gorgeous,
Do you hate exercise, but love having a slim, sexy figure? Or simply can’t do much because of chronic fatigue, injury or illness? Then you’ll love the information I have to share with you today about how to reach and maintain your ideal weight!
Before we go any further, I have a question for […]

Are Vitamin D Supplements the Secret to Weight Loss?

By |January 27th, 2017|

Hey Gorgeous,
Many scientific reviews continue to praise vitamin D as a miracle cure.
And it’s a reasonable conclusion to draw, given that most of our tissue (including in our brain) holds vitamin D receptors. 
The sunny little vitamin could be responsible for regulating as many as 2,000 genes, too. Just 24 hours of exposure to it […]

Boiled or Sprouted? The Science of Legumes

By |January 12th, 2017|

Hey Healthy Hotties!
If you’ve been following my recipes you’ll know that I enjoy occasionally incorporating legumes into them. Lentils, chickpeas, beans and more—they’re so full of nutrients and maybe even linked to prevention of chronic diseases. What’s not to love?
Most people boil their legumes, but that’s not the only way. Sprouting is becoming more and […]

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    Worried about Ruining your Child’s Appetite with Snacking? Here’s Why you Don’t Need to

Worried about Ruining your Child’s Appetite with Snacking? Here’s Why you Don’t Need to

By |January 12th, 2017|

Hey Plant-Based Mamas and Papas!
Raisins (and other dried fruits) seem like such a healthy snack for kids. Sweet, tasty, and natural…
…but are they really a good choice to give our children?
After all, dried fruit is higher in calories/serving than fresh, and that might lead to weight gain.
For adults, the effects seem neutral. Adding a […]

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    Protect your Children from Prediabetes with these Simple Steps

Protect your Children from Prediabetes with these Simple Steps

By |January 11th, 2017|

Hey There Beauties!
Did you know that prediabetes is a disease in its own right?
Yep, it’s not just about being at risk for diabetes down the road—people with prediabetes may already suffer from eye damage, kidney and heart problems, or circulation issues.
Many studies have suggested that chronic health problems associated with Type 2 diabetes may […]

Stop Counting Calories, and Start Doing This

By |January 10th, 2017|

Hey Wildlings!
Did you know that obesity now causes more deaths than smoking in some parts of the world (like the United States and Australia)? 
We’re talking hundreds of thousands of people dying prematurely of cancer and other linked illnesses every year.
As I’ve written before, this is a totally preventable epidemic.
Let me explain exactly how obesity […]

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    Does my Kid have Early Onset Puberty? Here’s How to Prevent It.

Does my Kid have Early Onset Puberty? Here’s How to Prevent It.

By |January 16th, 2018|

 
Hey there, Wildlings!
If it seems like kids are hitting puberty younger and younger these days, that’s because they are.
If you’re worried about the increased risk—of hormone-related cancers, heart issues and other adult diseases that come along with this early onset of puberty—you should be.
So, why is this happening?
Many believe it’s because young people are […]

Spiced Salad Dressing- Vegan Recipe

By |December 28th, 2016|

Hey Wild Heart,

Do you have Tahini in your cupboard and have no idea how to use it? Or you hear it’s delish but can’t quite work out how? This recipe will help. 🙂

Simple Dressing Ingredients:

1/4 cup tahini
1/2 spoon of olive oil
1/4 cup water
1/4 cup parsley leaves
1/4 cup lemon juice
1 1/2 teaspoons curry powder
1 pinch […]

Should I Supplement Iron during Pregnancy?

By |January 10th, 2018|

Hey Gorgeous!
I’ve already talked about “Can I get enough Iron on a plant based, vegan diet?” the potential risk of taking iron supplements.
But what if you’re pregnant?
After all, iron is such an important nutrient for pregnancy.
(A disclaimer: the following information applies to non-anemic women only. If you are iron deficient, you may need to […]

Is Soy Unhealthy?

By |January 5th, 2018|

Hey Wild Ones!
Soy gets a bad rap (and you definitely have to watch out for soy products that are processed and full of gluten, GMOs or other pollutants), but it has some serious potential benefits that deserve recognition.
To explain, I’ll have to give you a bit of background information, so bear with me.
The Women’s […]

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    Worried about Getting Enough Omega 3s? Don’t—you don’t need them.

Worried about Getting Enough Omega 3s? Don’t—you don’t need them.

By |December 23rd, 2016|

Hey There, Wild Ones!
I’ve told you before that the very first week I went vegetarian, I began heavily supplementing.
After all, I had to get in all the nutrients that the doctors and so-called specialists said an 11-year-old vegetarian could never get from her diet.
I took a handful of supplements every single day, and one of […]

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    Hydration Makes Us Happy, and How to Know you’re Getting Enough…Water

Hydration Makes Us Happy, and How to Know you’re Getting Enough…Water

By |December 22nd, 2016|

Water makes everything better. Seriously. Proper hydration is likely connected to lower risk of heart disease and cancer. Researchers even found that it may make kissing more fun, since it increases our lips’ sensitivity.
Pretty sweet, hey?
No wonder, then, that water is also the most important nutrient in our diet.
We know we need it to […]

Plant-Based Solutions for Naturally Glowing Skin

By |December 22nd, 2016|

 

Sagging. Wrinkles. Age spots. Dry and coarse skin. You’re not the only one who lives in fear of these tell-tale signs of aging! Is it possible that the answer to maintaining a beautiful, youthful, glowing complexion may be found in a plant-based diet?

(Yes! And I’ll tell you exactly how.)

We’ve heard it many times: our […]

Want to Lose Weight? Eat Smarter!

By |December 22nd, 2016|

Hey beauties!
We’ve probably all noticed that plant-based humans (vegans) tend to be slimmer and in better overall health than the average Aussie, and yet there continues to be this common misconception that veggie diets must somehow be lacking in needed nutrients.
Can we finally clear up that confusion, please? 
A simple study compared the diets and nutritional intake […]

The Milk Myth: Why Milk doesn’t Make Us Strong

By |December 22nd, 2016|

Hi, Wild Ones!
Got milk?
We’ve all been hearing that question for decades. Milk and strong bones are practically synonymous at this point! But is it true?
A review of the most intensive studies on milk consumption and hip fracture risk found…no link. So that’s one myth debunked already. What about milk and bone building in adolescents? That’s exactly […]

Protein Packed Ginger Chia Smoothie- Raw Vegan

By |December 21st, 2016|

Hi Wild One,

This smoothie packs in protein from chia seeds, almond milk, and kale. You may enjoy it as a pre or post workout.

Ginger Chia Smoothie Recipe

2 cups kale
2 bananas, frozen
2 fresh mangos
1/2-inch piece ginger, peeled
1 teaspoon chia seeds
2.5 cups pure almond milk or nondairy milk of choice

Blend […]

Is Pescetarian Healthy?

By |January 12th, 2018|

Hey Wild Ones!
So many organizations are encouraging people to switch from meat consumption to chicken and fish (because chicken and fish somehow aren’t meat?) for their overall health.
Their reasoning? “White meats” are supposedly less hazardous to cholesterol levels and heart health.
What about you? Did you ever switch from being a carnivore to a “white […]

Wanna Go Paleo? Read This First

By |December 20th, 2016|

Hey, Wild Things!
Everyone is talking about the paleo diet these days, hey?
A big part of the argument for this low-carb, high-protein diet has to do with insulin. Carbohydrates, the reasoning goes, increase insulin, which is one of the worst things for our health.
Well…they got one thing right, I guess. Insulin spikes can be really dangerous […]

Which Calcium Supplement is Best

By |March 8th, 2018|

Hey Wild One!
We’ve talked about calcium supplements before, but I have more to say.
How many of you currently take supplements or multivitamins? Which ones? Share in the comments, and let’s talk about alternatives!
I know a lot of people assume that multivitamins and other supplements are 100% safe. After all, they’re natural, food-derived products—they can’t […]

Is a High Protein Diet Healthy? Here’s the Science.

By |April 5th, 2018|

Hey Beauties!
Multiple studies have shown that restricting calories can have a positive impact on lifespan and overall health. Yet, most of us find it pretty tough to actually do it. As you can see in my before pics, I was not good at it!
In the well-known “Minnesota Starvation Study,” volunteers experienced obsession with food, […]

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    12 Minutes of This Each Day could Reverse Stress-Related Aging

12 Minutes of This Each Day could Reverse Stress-Related Aging

By |December 18th, 2016|

Hi Beauties!
Meditation is such a hot topic these days. We’re reading about it in the New York Times, our sister/brother/cousin/best friend is doing it, and it seems like a new study crops up every day to tell us about yet another amazing benefit. 
I’ve been meditating since age 8, when my dad taught me. Nowadays, […]

Ceasar Salad- Vegan Recipe

By |December 12th, 2016|

Hi Wildling,

How would you like to make a mouthwatering Caesar Salad from scratch? I know right, so good. Let’s do it. Here’s the dressing:

Ingredients: Caesar Salad

1/2 package organic tempeh
1 teaspoon maple syrup
1 teaspoon gluten-free tamari
1/2 teaspoon brown rice vinegar
2 romaine lettuce, chopped
1 cup cherry tomatoes, chopped
1/4 cup […]

Does Dropping the Meat Mean Dropping the Muscle?

By |December 9th, 2016|

Hey Wild One,

Maybe you’re wondering about how to keep that sexy-strong body you’ve got on a fully plant-based diet. Or is it your gym-junkie beau, surfer dude boyfriend or triathlete hubby who doesn’t want to drop the muscle with the meat?

Let me just clear up a bit of the confusion around bodybuilding and veganism.

The […]

How to Reduce Cellulite.

By |August 7th, 2017|

Hey Sexy Ladies!
Today we’re going to talk about a problem most women worry about, but few now how to solve. Ready? Of course you are!
Cellulite…
I know, I know—just the word makes you shudder, hey?
Or we can call it by its scientific name, gynoid lipodystrophy—maybe that will be less scary.  Whatever name we use, we all […]

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    Your Kids/Job Aren’t/Isn’t Raising Your Blood Pressure—This Is.

Your Kids/Job Aren’t/Isn’t Raising Your Blood Pressure—This Is.

By |December 6th, 2016|

 

Hi Lovely!

I used to salt my food so heavily that all I tasted was salt—not ingredients.
Does this sound familiar? Do you (or someone in your family) drown your food in salt?
Well, it’s time to make a permanent change. I sure had to. The science is in: salt increases blood pressure (most likely).
Food manufacturers, however, […]

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