Signs You Are Not Getting Enough Zinc

Zinc is one of the most vital nutrients we need for our bodies.  It is used in so many of our bodily functions and if we do not top up on our reserves of zinc we can show signs of deficiency and even become seriously ill.  Zinc deficienty can look like: a weakened immune systemContinue reading “Signs You Are Not Getting Enough Zinc”

Chickpea “Tuna Mayo” Recipe

The Thrive & Shine Chickpea “Tuna Mayo” I’ve seen this recipe all over social media so I thought I would give it a try, and it really was yummy.  I altered it slightly because I didn’t have any plant based mayo on hand so I made up my own version and it really works forContinue reading “Chickpea “Tuna Mayo” Recipe”

Did you know that your body loves you?

Did you know that your body loves you? Every moment of every day it is working hard to keep you alive, to keep you functioning as best it can.  It is sorting through all the food and drinks you consume. It’s filtering the toxins from the atmosphere, the toxins from the ‘body care products’ youContinue reading “Did you know that your body loves you?”

Healthy Tips This Festive Season

What a year! This is possibly one of the weirdest festive season you’ve ever experienced, to top off one of the weirdest years ever. Restrictions, limitations and uncertainty.Add to that the usual festive season frustrations of over indulging, interacting with family members and dealing with stress. So enjoy yourself as much as possible, enjoy your family andContinue reading “Healthy Tips This Festive Season”

Moringa, What Is It and Why Do We Need It?

Moringa is a tree that was originally native to India, other parts of Asia and Africa. Due to it’s health benefits it is now grown all over the world. Locals in the lesser developed communities, who do not have access to pharmaceutical medicine, use this plant to keep them healthy.  Moringa is also known as theContinue reading “Moringa, What Is It and Why Do We Need It?”

Why Lemon Water Should Be Part of Your Daily Routine

​​I’m sure you’ve seen people drinking lemon water and wondered why someone would want to drink something so sour. And you may think that if you drink lemon water you won’t have any enamel left on your teeth. Here are some of the benefits of lemons and why you should be drinking more lemon water.  LemonContinue reading “Why Lemon Water Should Be Part of Your Daily Routine”

7 Health Benefits of Eating Broccoli

I recently worked with someone on healthy ways to prepare her body for pregnancy. Broccoli kept coming up as one of the healthiest vegetables to get a lot of her necessary nutrients in. They are packed with vitamins, minerals and phyto-nutrients such as Vitamins A, C, K and B complex, zinc, iron, calcium and magnesium;Continue reading “7 Health Benefits of Eating Broccoli”

Look after your body like you would look after your dream car

​Getting healthy isn’t just a once off thing where you do a cleanse for a week or 2 or maybe for a month, and then get back to your normal diet. ​ It is an ongoing lifestyle that needs to evolve over time as your body evolves.  Our bodies are finely tuned machines that areContinue reading “Look after your body like you would look after your dream car”

7 Healthy Smoothie Recipes

I love smoothies. They’re quick to make and a quick way to get an abundance of nutrients into your body. You can mix a number of different fruits to get a variety of nutrients and antioxidants. If you put green powders or medicinal herbs in, you can easily hide them with chocolate powders or otherContinue reading “7 Healthy Smoothie Recipes”

4 Ways to Eat a Healthy Plant Based Diet

I know a lot of people would like to transform to eating a much healthier diet but do not know how to or where to start. There are so many diet’s ‘out there’ that you can get confused with what to eat. Transforming to a vegan/plant-based lifestyle can also be quite confusing. I have workedContinue reading “4 Ways to Eat a Healthy Plant Based Diet”