5 Tips To Restore & Maintain Balance In The Gut

The importance of gut health is becoming more and more apparent. Through studies that have been done and new ground breaking discoveries, we now know that our health, both on a physical and psychological level, our behavior and our susceptibility to disease depends on how healthy and balanced our gut microbial community is.

Sauerkraut, A Natural Probiotic

Sauerkraut has live and active probiotics that have beneficial effects on the digestive tract and in turn, the rest of your body too. That’s because a large portion of your immune system lives within your gut and is run by bacterial organisms (intestinal ‘bugs’), that live within your intestinal flora. Microbial imbalances have been associated with higher risks of various diseases, but obtaining beneficial micro-organisms from probiotic foods has repeatedly demonstrated health benefits in clinical settings.

Juicing for Gut Health

“If there’s one thing to know about the human body; it’s this: the human body has a ringmaster. This ringmaster controls digestion, your immunity, your brain, your weight, your health, and even your happiness. This ringmaster is the gut”
– Nancy S. Mure

Sweet Potato & Carrot Soup

Winter has taken her sweet time to show herself, as usual, but today is of those few rainy overcast days in Cyprus and a welcoming one at that 🙂 All you want to do is snuggle up in front of the fire place with homey, comfort food and good company. It’s that time of the…

Vegan Walnut & Date Banana Muffins

When I became a wife and mom (some 26 odd years ago), I didn’t really know how to bake, so I got my hands on a few recipes (okay, 3 recipes) and I perfected them. They were for: carrot cake, a biscuit and peach pudding and my favourite, banana bread. Every time I was invited…

Do We Really Listen?

By truly listening, we create strong connections and trust with the people in our lives. We not only learn from the speaker, we gain their respect and build closer relationships.

Rustic Vegan Pancakes & Apple Sauce

Its Sunday afternoon and we’ve had a lazy day at home, watched a bit of TV, caught up on our social networks, had a lovely lunch and wondering what we can snack on with our tea. Hmmm, something healthy with no sugar, no dairy and if possible, no wheat. I went through the cupboards and…

Chickpea Stew

They say, dynamite comes in small packages and this is true for chickpeas. One of the healthiest foods, packed with protein, vitamins and minerals!

Conversation With Your Body

Our bodies are quite remarkable machines. They take a beating everyday on a physical and emotional level; we work too hard, sleep too little, stress and feed them with unnatural food, and yet they are ever forgiving. Functioning as well as they can under these strenuous circumstances and they do a pretty good job!

I Love This Time Of Year…

Why is it that some of us wait for family and friends to visit from abroad, to do things like: go to that restaurant we’ve been checking out for the last year, drive to that beach we’ve heard so much about, take the scenic route to that beautiful monastery in the mountains or visit our ancient sites that are literally on our door step?

Super Sugar Free Energy Balls

These days I’ve been experimenting with dairy and sugar free dessert and sweet snack recipes, trying to find something ‘quick and easy’. As most of you have noticed by now, I love my sweets and this recipe is one of my favorites. First because it’s so easy to make, no baking involved, second because all…