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Beat the January blues with protein

Monday, January 31st, 2011

If you’re feeling depressed or low in motivation it may be that you don’t have enough feel-good chemicals in your brain.  We need sufficient levels of the neurotransmitter serotonin to help us feel happy and enough noradrenalin to keep us feeling motivated.  By eating a diet rich in the right nutrients you can boost levels […]

The nourishing Christmas

Friday, December 10th, 2010

Christmas is a time for celebrating, and what better way to celebrate than with food?  Since time began, food has been used as a way of bringing people together and for sharing and celebrating special occasions.  Our recommendation for this Christmas is therefore to infuse your food with nourishment and love and to have a […]

Satisfying heart hunger

Saturday, November 20th, 2010

This week we come to the last of the seven types of hunger…. Heart hunger.  We associate certain foods with particular memories and the mood or emotion that the memory evokes.  Therefore the memory of special times infuses foods eaten at that time with warmth and happiness.  For example, many people long for foods that […]

Satisfying mind hunger

Sunday, November 14th, 2010

Mind hunger is based upon thoughts and is influenced by information we take in from our senses – particularly our eyes and ears.  Typical mind hunger thoughts include: ‘I should eat more protein’ ‘I deserve some chocolate today’ ‘I should drink 1.5 litres of water a day’ Mind hunger is often based upon absolutes and […]

Satisfying cellular hunger

Sunday, November 7th, 2010

Having a healthy relationship with food and eating mindfully, means being able to turn our awareness inwards to listen to what our body is telling us it needs.  Listening to our instinctive needs is the basis of tuning into cellular hunger. As babies, we have an instinctive awareness about what we need to eat, but […]

Satisfying stomach hunger

Monday, November 1st, 2010

This week we’re moving down from the mouth to the stomach, for the fourth type of hunger …. Stomach hunger. I’m sure everyone can relate to hunger pangs coming from their stomach, but what signal does your stomach really give you when it is hungry?  It may be an emptiness that wants to be filled, […]

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