Iodine, pregnancy and children

I heard an interesting interview on the radio this morning (well, part of it) and it is worth listening to: it was on Life Matters on Radio National (RN) and her is the link to the podcast: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/lifematters/iodine-deficiency-and-diet/8546078. The guests were Prof Creswell Eastman and Karen Charlton, here is their background provided on the website: Creswell Eastman Professor of Medicine Sydney Medical School, Principal at the Sydney Thyroid Clinic, Consultant Emeritus, […]

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Moving sale!

I’m moving and want to reduce my packing, so I want to sell as many bags of tea and tisanes as I can.  Until 26 May (or until they sell out) the price for all herbal teas and tisanes is reduced by 20%. A bag to make at least 40 cups was $12.50, now only $10.00. A bag to make at least 80 cups was $25.00, now only $20.00. Stock available as […]

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How to gain weight

  With such a big focus on overweight and obesity we sometimes forget that some people struggle to gain and/or maintain weight and are seeking help. So why would someone have difficulties achieving their happy and healthy weight?  Some reasons include: gastrointestinal diseases and disorders, such as Coeliac Disease super sporty people, professional athletes who may want to add body fat alone or lean muscle mass alone, or both those recovering […]

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Spicy rhubarb chutney

Normally when I harvest or buy rhubarb I end up making a rhubarb crumble of some description – rhubarb and blackberry, rhubarb apple and strawberry or just rhubarb and apple.  This time I felt like making something a little different so went with a chutney.  This delicious chutney is wonderful on cold meats or with cheese (especially a strong cheddar or the like) and the flavours deep en with time […]

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New Year’s

The beginning of the year always brings a flurry of self-improvement programs – lose 12 kilos by Easter, get fit once-and-for-all, de-clutter your life and so on, and another flurry of competing headlines – resolutions are rubbish, diets don’t work (which is kinda true), you’re ace as you are etc.  But somewhere in there is a middle path. This time of the year is unique in that there is often […]

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