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Antioxidant foods – make your plate a rainbow

Antioxidants are substances that protect the cells of the body from free radical damage, boost the immune system and prevent premature aging. Plants contain a vast array of antioxidants beneficial for optimum human health and each different plant pigment contains a different beneficial phytochemical, so eat as many different colours of fresh fruits and vegetables […]

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The Lowdown On Soya..The good, the bad and the ugly.

Doctors are definitely confused by it, many health practitioners’ views differ on it and you’ll find articles that sing its praises and those that slander it. So let’s look at some of the facts about soya.   In Eastern cultures soya foods are traditionally eaten in their fermented forms, such as miso, tempeh and natto, […]

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Spirulina and chlorella really pack a punch

Spirulina and chlorella are superfoods you may have heard about but maybe you don’t know why they’re so good for you. Here’s the lowdown on the wonders of the green powders. Spirulina A micro algae named Spirulina Platensis. It’s collected or farmed in fresh water and is an easy algae to digest due to its […]

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Basic green smoothie

Getting your greens in a glass. The perfect way to boost your health on  a daily basis. Easy, delicious and awesomely nutritious!     The basic green smoothie recipe consists of: A handful of green leafy vegetables Some soft fruit, such as mango or pineapple A banana Water to blend Simply pop everything in a blender […]

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The female hormonal balancing act

Many women experience female hormonal imbalances and as a result will experience conditions such as PMS, painful periods, fibroids, endometriosis and PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome). The female hormonal cycle is a complicated system of different hormones that work together in synergy to create balance. Often there is a “wobble” in the system resulting in a […]

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Yogic breathing exercises. Learn these beneficial techniques.

Many ancient traditions have been using breathing exercises for thousands of years as a tool to improve health and wellbeing. Breathing exercises also serve to calm the mind and purify the body. Meditation is often practiced after breathing exercises due to their calming effect on the mind, preparing it for meditation. You may wish to […]

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Yoga – why it’s good for you

  Yoga works the entire system. All major muscle groups are worked, the internal organs are massaged due to the different postures, the nervous system is calmed and the mind is allowed to rest. Different postures have different benefits, for example, the Shoulderstand is beneficial to the thyroid gland as well as encouraging efficient blood […]

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Meditation

Meditation has been included in the awakening health website because it is a helpful addition to a healthy lifestyle. Mindfulness in all that you do, encourages you to be “in the flow”, to become more balanced. How do you feel when you eat cake, drink, wine or eat your treats? Being aware of how you are feeling […]

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Tips for happy digestion

Is your digestion happy? Often we are unaware that there are a few simple things we can do to boost our digestive power. Grumbling, bloating, flatulence and digestive discomfort are common. You may not suffer regularly enough to be labelled an “IBS sufferer”, however if digestive discomfort is something you sometimes experience read on for […]

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