Posts made in November, 2013

Banana & Chia seed cupcakes (Gluten and dairy free)

Posted by on Nov 6, 2013 in Adonai, Recipes | 1 comment

Banana & Chia seed cupcakes (Gluten and dairy free)

This is a delicious sweet treat that is quick and easy to prepare. They are gluten and dairy free and have a higher protein content to most bakes goods. They are also low in sugar and kids love them!       Ingredients 1 3/4 cups almond meal 1 tsp baking powder (GF) 1 large mashed banana 2 eggs 1/4 cup olive oil 1/4 almond milk (or other milk of your choice) 1 tbsp honey 1 tbsp Chia seeds   Directions Preheat oven to 180 degrees celcius or 160 fan-forced. Line a muffin tin with 12 individual paper cases. Combine together the almond meal and baking powder Add all the other ingredients and mix until well combined. Spoon the batter into paper cases and bake in the oven for 25 minutes or until golden and cooked through....

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Fighting Fatigue Effectively

Posted by on Nov 5, 2013 in Adonai, Articles | 0 comments

Fighting Fatigue Effectively

Are you tired all the time, waking unrefreshed and left wondering where your zest for life has gone? Ongoing, unrelenting fatigue has become a problem for many Australians. Fatigue can vary greatly in severity from being mildly uncomfortable to heavily impacting on daily activities in chronic cases. Thankfully there are a number of ways that natural medicines and diet and lifestyle improvement, can assist with building up those energy stores once again. So how is energy produced? The body produces energy within the mitochondria. Mitochondria are small components that exist within each of our body cells. Like little batteries, they are responsible for producing power (energy) required for our bodies to function at every level. Even in healthy people, these powerhouses can’t produce energy of their own accord but require ‘fuel’ or nutrients from our diet to make energy. Energy production will not happen optimally without enough of the right nutrients. A consistent supply of Magnesium, B group vitamins, Co enzyme Q10, iron, Lipoic acid and amino acids, plus more, are all important for optimal energy production. Getting enough of these required nutrients through your diet is a first step to alleviating fatigue & tiredness. And making sure you are absorbing them is just as important! Unfortunately many people do not get their recommended daily intake of many of these nutrients and may even have a greater demand for them because of malabsorption, poor diet, medications, alcohol, stress, genetic factors, infection or other imbalances within their body. There are many reasons why we might be experiencing fatigue. For some, fatigue may be stemming from a deeper imbalance within the body such as infections, stress, unstable blood sugars, toxicity, mitochondrial dysfunction, inflammation, hormone imbalances, Thyroid dysfunction, low iron and other nutritional deficiencies. There is often more than one cause which is why a thorough health assessment is important. All these areas need to be addressed specifically according to the individual. This is where your Naturopath will be able to help you greatly by offering you strategies and effective Herbal and nutritional medicines to help you get your energy back by addressing the cause of fatigue. Here are some foundational tips that everyone can benefit from to boost their energy levels  Eat a fresh, well balanced diet with protein at each meal and plenty of vegetables and do not skip meals.  Make sure you are drinking plenty of water to stay well hydrated  Avoid stimulants such as sugar, coffee, chocolate and refined carbohydrates. These might give a burst of so called ‘energy’ but can wreak havoc on your sugar levels and exhaust you if used regularly  Get regular exercise that is within your limits (especially if fatigue is chronic)  Get some fresh air and sunshine every day.  Increase your anti-oxidant intake. Include superfoods such as Acai berries, Spirulina, Blueberries & Goji berries  Do a gentle detox (best done with the guidance of a practitioner to make sure it is done safely and effectively)  Have relaxation time every day and try to get a minimum of 8 hours sleep  Where possible reduce stress in your life and investigate techniques for managing stress more effectively  Avoid your exposure to chemicals as much as possible. Be aware of the ingredients contained within your cosmetics, body care products and cleaning products and start moving toward gentler products with more friendly ingredients. Being tired all the time can severely affect your quality of life and prevent you from doing many of the things you love. See us today to find out how we can help you bounce back into life! About the author: Kelli Kieselbach is...

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Tuna Tabouli Salad

Posted by on Nov 4, 2013 in Adonai, Recipes | 0 comments

Tuna Tabouli Salad

  This is one of my favourite recipes! Gluten & dairy free, high protein & nutrient dense Tuna Tabouli Salad. Suitable during detox & weight loss programs as well.       1 cup flat leaf parsley chopped 1/2 cup mint chopped 250g halved cherry tomatoes 1 red onion finely chopped 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped 1/4 cup chopped almonds 1/4 cup pumpkin seeds 1/4 cup sunflower seeds 1 x 185g tin tuna Pinch ground cumin Juice of 1 lemon 1 tbsp good quality olive oil Sea salt & ground pepper to taste. Combine all ingredients in a bowl & enjoy as a main or a side...

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