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A tale of three porridges by OlwenAnderson Health Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Complementary & Alternative Medicine I confess to feeling a little like Goldilocks as I did the research for this blog post on porridge. It was inspired by my little sister's Facebook comment on how much she ... Read on »
Getting the right dose of fish oil by OlwenAnderson Health Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Complementary & Alternative Medicine Fish oils are now widely used for easing problems like joint pain, skin rashes, depression and anxiety, and boosting cardiovascular health. But there’s a side to taking fish ... Read on »
Apple and honey cakes dairy free by OlwenAnderson Health Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Complementary & Alternative Medicine This is a dairy-free recipe for little cakes that have a nice light texture. If you want to make a gluten-free version, just substitute gluten-free baking mix for the whea ... Read on »
How to read a food nutrition label by OlwenAnderson Health Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Complementary & Alternative Medicine You’ve probably been in this situation; in the supermarket weighing up a choice between two packaged foods and pondering which one is healthier. When you’re busy (and who is ... Read on »
For a better mood call on mother nature to help by OlwenAnderson Health Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Complementary & Alternative Medicine If you’re spending time commuting to work on the motorway you’ve probably experienced feelings of relief when you get back amongst the trees. Although just coming home can ... Read on »
How much salt is too much by OlwenAnderson Health Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Complementary & Alternative Medicine Prepare to be surprised: You may be eating much more salt than you thought you were, and if you have high blood pressure, this hidden salt intake could be making it even har ... Read on »
Natural treatments for PCOS by OlwenAnderson Health Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Complementary & Alternative Medicine If there’s one hormonal disorder that can really turn the life of a woman upside down, it’s polycystic ovarian syndrome (also known as PCOS). The causes of this nasty hormon ... Read on »
Ways To Enjoy Finger Limes by OlwenAnderson Health Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Complementary & Alternative Medicine We have a fabulous farmers market in Murwillumbah. Some local farmers have been growing finger limes, a native fruit which is also known as 'lime caviar' because the fruit ... Read on »
Choosing the right health practitioner for you by OlwenAnderson Health Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Complementary & Alternative Medicine The relationship between you and your health practitioner as a skilled helper is a special one. In a friendship, sharing of confidences leads to a deeper relationship; but t ... Read on »
Dairy free crumble topping by OlwenAnderson Health Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Complementary & Alternative Medicine If you enjoy stewed fruit you know how good it tastes with a crumble topping. So here's a dairy-free alternative if you prefer (or have to) exclude dairy from your diet. K ... Read on »
How taking a real break for lunch can boost your health by OlwenAnderson Health Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Complementary & Alternative Medicine Want better digestion, less stress, a happier mood and better weight control? All you have to do is take a break from work to eat your lunch, and to eat it away from your de ... Read on »
Lamb and lentil salad by OlwenAnderson Health Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Complementary & Alternative Medicine Many people take leftovers to work with them for lunch: Here's an easy way to transform those leftovers into a healthy salad; even better for you! This salad emerged f ... Read on »
Weight loss is helped by how you eat as much as what you eat by OlwenAnderson Health Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Complementary & Alternative Medicine If you’re currently on a quest for weight loss, do you know that how you eat can make as much difference as what you eat? You can actually harness the power of your mind to ... Read on »
Easy stuffed squid tube by OlwenAnderson Health Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Complementary & Alternative Medicine This is one of those really flexible recipes that you can adapt to whatever you have on hand – although the squid tube is an essential ingredient! First, gather your f ... Read on »
Olive oil a true super food by OlwenAnderson Health Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Complementary & Alternative Medicine Want to live a longer, healthier life with clear arteries, low blood pressure, sound bones, resilient immunity, a powerful brain?  One of the super foods that can provide th ... Read on »
A really light salad for a really hot day by OlwenAnderson Health Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Complementary & Alternative Medicine The day I created this salad was hot. Really, really hot and humid as only the sub tropics can get. Didn't feel much like food. But sweet corn is in season, as are limes, ... Read on »
Beat burnout this year by OlwenAnderson Health Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Complementary & Alternative Medicine Hope you had a refreshing break over the holidays. Even if you were only able to take a handful of days off I bet you feel better than you did in the final weeks of last yea ... Read on »
Salad of lentils chicken and lots of other goodies by OlwenAnderson Health Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Complementary & Alternative Medicine Salad in my household became increasingly eclectic over the Christmas holidays as our local farmer's market has been closed. I was reminded all over again how much I'v ... Read on »
The Secret To Making Exercise Happen by OlwenAnderson Health Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Complementary & Alternative Medicine One of the most popular new year resolutions for many people is ‘get fit’; or if they’re more goal oriented, the resolution could be more detailed, like ‘attend the gym sess ... Read on »
How to make health goals stick this time by OlwenAnderson Health Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Complementary & Alternative Medicine As it’s the first week of the year, and you might have recovered at least a little from the feasting and partying of Christmas week, you’ve probably begun to ponder your hea ... Read on »