How owning a dog can improve your health

Posted by Emily on 27 Mar 2015 at 19:46
I swore that I would never be one of those people who celebrates their dog's birthday.  But this week was my precious dog Bella’s first birthday, and we celebrated indeed!  Why? Well, because she has brought SOOO much happiness into our lives, how could we not?!   I thought it would be appropri...

Healthy, tasty salad recipe: Chickpea Salad

Posted by Emily on 22 Mar 2015 at 22:31
Today is my amazing Gran's 86th birthday!  We had a wonderful celebration lunch with all of the extended family at my parent's house. I was asked to bring a salad...quite a good thing to ask a dietitian to bring to a lunch, I think. :)  I bought some fresh ingredients and then played around, cho...

The everyday, REAL superfood…Fun tips to help you eat more GREENS!

Posted by Emily on 17 Mar 2015 at 15:25
With today being St Patricks Day, and me being Irish-South African (yip, I have an Irish passport), I thought I’d get into the spirit of things by writing about GREENS. What do you mean by ‘greens’?                                                               ...

Why it’s essential that you reduce your salt intake

Posted by Emily on 16 Mar 2015 at 12:08
This week is ‘Salt awareness week’. The Heart and Stroke Foundation are currently running a public health education campaign called ‘Salt watch’. It is aimed at making South Africans aware of the dangers of high salt intake; the amount of salt they are consuming; and how to reduce their salt...

6 Diet and Lifestlye Tips to help you reduce your cancer risk

Posted by Emily on 23 Feb 2015 at 17:56
On 4 Feb it was world cancer awareness day.  So, I thought that before the month of February is over, it would be fitting for me to write a post about some practical things that you can do to help to reduce your cancer risk.  The development of cancer is a complex process with many contributing fa...

5 Tips for a Healthy, Happy Pregnancy!

Posted by Emily on 16 Feb 2015 at 23:49
Today marks the last day of national pregnancy awareness month. There is so much research coming out about the importance of the mother’s nutritional status BEFORE, and DURING pregnancy. Your food choices before and during pregnancy have a lifelong impact on the health of your child. Wow, quite a...

Celebs we met and food we ate at the Stellenbosch ‘Slow Market’

Posted by Emily on 25 Jan 2015 at 21:59
The Stellenbosch Slow Market was hot (like 38 degrees Celsius kind of hot!) and happening this Saturday morning. Bob the famous French Bulldog and the Expresso show were hosting a dog pageant and interviewing the market stall owners.       Our dear little pup Bella (follow thi...

How to make your 2015 health New Year’s resolutions last

Posted by Emily on 15 Jan 2015 at 14:04
I feel divided in my opinion on health-related New Years resolutions. On one hand, when I hear about someone’s health New Year’s resolutions, I get excited and encouraged that people are prioritising their health. It makes me happy that at New Years, a time of naturally reflecting on the year g...