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Lisa's Christmas Pudding

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There is always that one friend who can bake and create and actually make cakes look like an art work! Unfortunately that is NOT me! However, my good friend Lisa has shared with us her secret Christmas Pudding Recipe (not so secret now)! She makes it every year and it is absolutely delicious. Here it is:  -2 1/3 cup breadcrumbs (option to use gluten free) -2/3 cup plain flour (option to use GF flour) -teaspoon of baking soda -teaspoon vanilla essence -1 1/12 oranges -1 lemon -1 apple peeled & cored -1 carrot grated -half-1 cup brandy -3 large eggs...

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Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome - What is it & how common is it?

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I feel Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome has been a hot topic and the term has been thrown around a lot lately. Perhaps we hear more about it as we enter our motherhood years or when we first start trying to concieve. Some women are unaware that they even have PCOS until they have trouble falling pregnant so they make an appointment with their doctor for a check up and leave with the diagnosis of PCOS. This is certainly not to suggest that all women with PCOS will have trouble conceiving. Some women may find out they have PCOS after they notice they have had irregular periods with intermittent...

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Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) - What causes it? How to deal with it?

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Premenstrual Syndrome: Causes and Symptoms   If everything around you is making you cry and you are spending most of the time curled into a ball, depressed and fatigued to the core just before your periods, chances are you might be suffering from what the doctors call Pre-menstrual Syndrome, or PMS. Pre-menstrual Syndrome is a group of symptoms that you get a week or two before your period starts. It is a very common disorder affecting nearly 85% of women during their reproductive life. The symptoms usually subside by the time you start bleeding. It affects every woman differently. For...

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Is HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) the best exercise for weight loss?

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The question remains: Does slow and steady win the race or does HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) win the race for fat loss? Here is what we found out: In recent years, new and exciting forms of cardiovascular exercise have emerged, with High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) as a clear frontrunner. This shorter form of cardio has been gradually replacing more conventional forms of cardio exercise such as long jogs, walking or distance cycling, which are all known as Low Intensity Steady-State (LISS) exercise.   The main reason for the switch?   HIIT is said to be superior for health...

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Should Yoga & Meditation be intergrated into our schooling system?

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Child’s play By Annie Smit, freelance journalist I met Annie, a beautiful yogi at a yoga retreat that I recently went to and she was telling me about an article she had just finished writing about Children's Yoga. As a mother of Twin boys, a fitness enthusiast & yoga lover I was intreged & asked if I could read it. Annie's article resonated with me and I felt that it had some wonderful concepts, valid points and evidence based statistics. I wanted to share this beautiful piece with you all (with Annie's blessing of course). Here is what she wrote:...

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