From 'Plate Clearer' to 80% Full

I was raised to eat everything on my plate, NO exceptions.  But what if we could change the way we eat to take the pressure off the stomach and gastrointestinal tract?  In that process we also gained more energy and felt better (less bloating, constipation, tummy ache)?  By changing our portion sizes, we can.  80% full does work as a marker.  The Japanese have a proverb, which explains this perfectly:
“eight parts of a full stomach sustain the man; the other two sustain the doctor”. 

The potential of the Autumn Equinox

With a little more than a week before the Autumn Equinox on the 22 September, its time to prepare ourselves for the changes it brings to our energy levels, our emotions and our feeling of wellness.  The Autumn Equinox heralds a time of energetic contraction, the reverse to what we feel in Spring.  The four corner stones to supporting ourselves through this are; 1. Hydration, 2. Consume seasonal organic produce, 3. Review your food quality and 4. To take time to balance and reflect on life.

A Beneficial Fungus - The Mushroom

Incredibly, mushrooms constitute approximately 14,000 different plant species.   This beneficial fungus is high in selenium, copper and vitamin B, so important in treating and managing stress, exhaustion and chronic fatigue.  But they have been used medicinally in Asia for centuries to support the liver and as for their anti-inflammatory properties.  More commonly known in the West, the button, white, chestnut and Portobello mushrooms also have health benefits.
Read the full article by local nutritionist Paula Sharp on her website.