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14 DECEMBER 2015

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12 tomatoes roughly chopped
3 onions cut into wedges
3 cloves garlic
400g pumpkin chopped into small chunks
olive oil
salt and pepper
1/4 bunch of basil
1 kg minced beef
1 tablespoon oregano
1 tablespoon thyme
1-2 teaspoons chili

Preheat oven to 160 degrees celcius.
Place vegetables in a roasting pan and drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and pepper.
Roast in oven for about 40 minutes.
Put roasted vegetables into a high speed blender with basil and blend for up to 10 seconds, depending how chunky you would like your sauce.
Place a large frypan over the hotplate with a slug of olive oil.
Add the beef mince and brown for up to five minutes.
Add the oregano, thyme and chili.
Stir over heat for 1 minute.
Add your vegetable sauce and let simmer for about 20 minutes.
Serve meat sauce with zoodles...yum, yum pigs bum!


22 DECEMBER 2014

Frank Caruso's Story




By Gayle Marshall, Naturopath

200g dried dates
1/2 cup pistachios
4 tbsp cacao
3 tbsp coconut oil
2 tbsp cacao butter
2 tbsp maca
1/4 cup goji berries
1/2 cup coconut chips
2 tbsp chia seeds

Place all ingredients into a food processor and blend until thoroughly mixed - about 30
seconds, then roll into balls. Delicious and easy!!

SF Jewel Balls1




By Gayle Marshall, Naturopath

You may only recently have heard of vitamin K2 (menaquinone). This is interesting, as it was discovered early last century, but has only really come into the public eye in the last couple of years. The gut bacteria in our bodies has the ability to make vitamin K2, but unfortunately due to poor diet, antibiotic use and poor gut health, few people synthesise enough K2 to perform all of it’s roles in the body. It is interesting to note that in Japan, vitamin K2 has been approved for the treatment of osteoporosis since 1995.

Most people know about vitamin K1 (phylloquinone), this is involved in blood clotting and is found in plant-based foods. K2 is a fat-soluble vitamin found in grass fed animal based foods such as beef and butter as well as fermented foods such as kefir and sauerkraut. It has been said that the nutrient, vitamin K2 is the missing link in the western diet.

The main role of K2 is in regulation of where calcium is used in the body. This is through it’s ability to modify proteins to help them bind calcium. There are two vitamin K dependent proteins called matrix GLA protein and osteocalcin. Without these we cannot build and maintain healthy bones. K2 therefore plays a very important role in bone metabolism, preventing fractures and osteoporosis (porous bones). K2 not only helps maintain strong bones, but also facilitates the integration of calcium into bone and increases bone mineral density. Clinical trials show that K2 supplementation slows age-related bone density decrease and inhibits the incidence of bone fractures.

Calcium regulation is also very important in cardiovascular health as calcium build-up around the arteries increases the risk of heart disease. K2 is involved in the regulation of soft tissue calcification in tissues, so has a protective role in the cardiovascular system. K2 is believed to stop calcium from depositing in and calcifying the arteries.

It appears that everyone can benefit from K2 with it’s preventative and protective qualities in bone and heart health. It wouldn’t surprise me if in a year or so vitamin K2 supplementation becomes as common as fish oil or calcium supplementation.




By Gayle Marshall, Naturopath

There are many chemicals that you should watch out for when purchasing personal care products, such as parabens, sodium lauryl/laureth sulphate (SLS) and triclosan.

Parabens are absorbed through the skin and have been found in breast tumour biopsies. They are known endocrine disruptors, mimicking oestrogen by binding to oestrogen receptors on cells. Endocrine disruptors can interfere with hormone systems in humans. Skincare doesn’t just go ON your skin, but can be absorbed INTO the skin. The chemicals within these products can end up being excreted in the urine, proving that they have penetrated your skin and have been circulating in your body. Parabens have been detected in urine samples.

The most common parabens found in personal care products such as shampoos, conditioners, body lotions, wipes, deodorants and cleansers are methylparaben, butylparaben and propylparaben. These are all separate chemicals, but with a similar molecular structure. Interestingly, propyl and butyl paraben are both banned in Denmark.

Sodium Lauryl Sulphate is probably the most well known chemical of the nasties to avoid. It is a cleansing agent that can cause skin and eye irritation. SLS dissolves natural oil barrier on the skin leaving it susceptible to dryness and irritation. SLS is the detergent used in engine degreaser.

Triclosan is an antibacterial agent that is found in many personal care products. As well as being an endocrine disruptor, it also can cause irritation and has been found to accumulate in organs of the body. Arizona State University researchers recently found that pregnant women and their foetuses are being exposed to triclosan through use of antibacterial products containing this chemical. They found triclosan in all of the urine samples of the pregnant women screened, and detected it in about half of the umbilical cord blood samples they took. This means that this chemical is being absorbed through the skin, and can also transfer to foetuses.

This may seem obvious, but the more products you use that contain these nasty chemicals, the higher the exposure your body will have, and the risk of potential damage to your body increases. Take a look at the products in your bathroom cupboard and make sure that when you are shopping for skin and hair care products, you always check the ingredient listing so as you can avoid exposure to skin care nasties. Take a stand when you spend your pennies and buy only products that are paraben, SLS and triclosan free.


25 AUGUST 2014

Chai Chia Pudding Recipe



raw choc



25 AUGUST 2014

Vitamin K2 is vital for the calcium balance in your body. Watch the below video to find out more important information about Vitamin K2 and its benefits.