Brazil nuts originate from the South American rainforests, especially abundant in the amazon. Brazil nut trees can live to be more than 500 years old, and require the presence of a specific orchid that attracts the particular bee that is needed to pollinate the flowers. Unable to be farmed, Brazil nuts are harvested from wild […]
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Nuts are an essential addition to any diet – but Brazil nuts are particularly good for us, being a rich source of selenium. Watch the video below to find out more!
The difference between cacao and cocoa It’s a question asked by my patients all the time. To simplify things, cacao and cocoa are actually the same things. They both come from the same plant originally – the cocoa bean. The production of each of the powders is what differentiates them. With traditional cocoa they take […]
Transcript: Wheat Free vs Gluten Free – 2 Minutes to Health In this episode I’m going to talk about wheat free versus gluten free. Hi, I am naturopath Katherine Maslen, welcome to Two Minutes to Health. In today’s episode I’m going to be talking about wheat free versus gluten free. So the deal is that […]
Vitamin D is so important for health. In this episode of 2 Minutes to Health you’ll learn why.
In this episode of 2 Minutes to Health, I explain why coconut oil is so healthy and how you can use it in your diet to improve health. Video Transcript is below: In Today’s video I’m going to be talking about coconut oil and what kinds of health benefits it has. Hi, I’m naturopath […]
Green smoothies are an excellent addition to a healthy diet. They are high in minerals like iron, calcium and magnesium which are more easily absorbed due to the blending process. Green smoothies are very easy to make – all you need is some green leafy veggies, fruit, water and ice. You can also make […]
Fresh juicing is one of the best things that you can do for your health. When you juice fresh fruit and vegetables, you remove the fibre and are left with a concentrated form of nutrients. Without the fibre you are able to absorb the nutrients and phytochemicals from the juice much more easily. Here are […]
Lyme disease is an infection caused by a bacteria called Borellia of which there are many types. Borellia is a spiral shaped bacteria that is transmitted through ticks and may also be able to be transmitted from person to person. Lyme disease is becoming more and more prevalent in Australia and is something Katherine treats […]
Cambridge University released the results of a study on saturated fat last month that has turned the mainstream health community on its head about the matter. Saturated fat has been given a bad wrap by the medical community for a very long time. It has been blamed for obesity and heart disease, with the promotion […]
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