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The basic idea behind lactation cookies is to offer ingredients that will promote milk production and let down, called galactagogues. Oats, fennel, flaxseed and brewer’s yeast are all considered galactagogues so have been included in this recipe. If you wanted a completely gluten free option, you could swap the 3 cups of oats for 1…

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Spiced carrot and pumpkin soup Soup really does happen to be one of my favourite ways to include extra vegetables, add bone broth, and warm up on cold evenings. It’s forever been a soul food for me, and on nights where I want to just curl up and take a break, soup is the only…

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Bone broth is not a new and obscure super food,┬ábut instead an ancient tradition, that thanks to some “paleo-ers” and a few great whole food enthusiasts has made an epic come back. While you may have held off on making your own batch because it seemed complicated, this article and recipe will change your mind…

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To say it’s a confusing world for newbie or even not-so-newbie mums is an understatement. With Dr. Googling making everyone feel like they’re giving their child cancer, and with every well-intentioned mummy blog chiming in with their 2c, it can be overwhelming even to those who are fairly well-educated in maternal nutrition. So if you’re…

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Homemade cashew, coconut, and caramel cereal. If I walk down the breakfast aisle at the supermarket, it makes me feel sick. Let’s ignore for a moment the advertising nightmares of obesity, insulin resistance, and hyper-activity aimed at children that poor parents have to try and fight, and simply focus on the adult cereals. I want…

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Should you be supplementing your current diet? Supplements are a hot topic with the science and health worlds painfully divided. Some say that we can get everything we need from a whole food diet and supplements are a waste of money, and the others say that in our world now we must fill in the…

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7 simple ways to start making a difference I have so many clients who really do want to help make less of an environmental footprint but going full steam into growing their own vegetables, eating only organic, and biking to work as cool as those changes would be, just isn’t possible. Replacing everything in their…

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This super simple raw slice is my lazy way of making a healthy treat that I don’t have to roll into balls. I usually make this at the end of a week and store in the freezer for morning or afternoon tea throughout the coming days. I use Ark ‘tailored’ espresso beans and if you…

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I definitely agree with snacking! So many of my clients say to me that they enjoy stopping for a snack during their day, or that on the way to the gym they need to eat something so they don’t pass out, and I agree that this is a great time to snack. The old fashioned…

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Smoothie bowls, the newest hipster on the block. If a smoothie bowl is simply a smoothie… that has been poured into a bowl… then why do I like them more? When made correctly, I like smoothie bowls better because they force you to eat slower, they’re usually topped with things that require extra chewing, and…