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Aug

22

Organic is healthier and 5 reasons to support it

  Organic is something we can all partake of and benefit from. When we demand organic, we are demanding poison-free food. We are demanding clean air. We are demanding pure, fresh water. We are demanding soil that is free to do its job and seeds that are free of toxins. We are demanding that our […]

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Jan

09

Sugar – research update

Earlier in 2013 I wrote about the problems with sugar…or rather fructose, to be more specific.  Debate on this hot topic continued feverishly throughout 2013, so I  thought starting the year off with a summary of what the research says, may be helpful to those who are considering whether to, or not to, join the […]

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Dec

17

Fresh Mint – 5 foodie ways to wellness

  This humble herb was first referenced in ancient Greek mythology.  Minthe was known as the nymph lover of Hades/Pluto, the Greek ruler of the Underworld.  Upon discovering their affair, his wife, goddess Persephone transformed Minthe into a plant upon which she stamped and tread with rage.  However with each tread Minthe would release a […]

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Nov

18

The joy of composting – Bokashi style

There are many things we can do to reduce waste, to consume in a sustainable way and to be conscious consumers.  In some cases the barriers are simply that we don’t know how.  The recent SCMP profile of HK Green Home eco warrior Claire Sancelot highlights that aiming for zero waste is not all that hard, if […]

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Nov

15

The Alchemy of Fermenting

No doubt you’ve heard of kombucha (fermented tea) and kefir (fermented milk). These are fermented foods and are all the rage among those seeking out healthy food options.  And rightly so!  Fermented foods have many health giving and nutritional qualities that processed foods lack. Fermenting is one of the earliest known techniques for preparing and […]

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Oct

04

The Benefits of Cinnamon

Cinnamon, one of the oldest spices known to man.  In ancient times considered more valuable than gold. A recent trip to Bali found me stocking up on many of the wonderful spices found on this island paradise.  I came away with vanilla pods, pippali (long pepper or Indian long pepper), coffee beans (not the civet […]

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May

17

The ‘Clean 15’ list for our health and wellness

Food should be our medicine, and our medicine should be our food (Hippocrates) A surge of interest in improving personal health and wellness has seen many turn to food as their medicine.  Wellness advocates and some healthcare practitioners will tell you that much of the chronic illnesses so many are battling with today can be […]

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Mar

21

InLiven – Probiotic health

Following on from  the Vitality Challenge post this is the first in a series on the 3 superfoods making up the Vitality Challenge. The Miessence range of organic superfoods is the result of intensive research and development into the key nutritional needs for optimum health and vitality and are formulated for maximum potency and assimilation […]

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Feb

14

The Vitality Challenge – nourish your body!

Let me introduce you to what I think is the most exciting project to roll out from Miessence since I have been representing these nourishing products. Welcome to the Vitality Challenge with Miessence Superfoods.  An opportunity to take steps to invest in your vitality, positive health and optimum wellness. If you are need of……   […]

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