My Sugar-Free Pancake Flower – No Need To Give Up On Life’s Pleasures

Sunshine Pancake Flower Prior to Shrove Tuesday in the UK (Pancake Day) I sat on my sofa wracking my brain on what on earth I could do on pancake day, what could I eat?   It has been a month now on my sugar-free health detox and I realised that anything can be adapted for a more healthy lifestyle and we can still have treats.   Pancake Day was my…

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Detoxing My Life : sugar – coffee – alcohol

Oats, cocoa, dessicated coconut & some other healthy ingredients making a healthy banana cake. So on January 20th 2013 I gave up sugar. And about 2 weeks ago I gave up coffee. And just over 1 week ago I gave up drinking wine. I am in awe of what I am being guided to do right now to experience optimum health and well-being, while surrounded by a sugar, coffee and artificial…

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My Sugar Detox Journey So Far – 18 Days In

I am amazed at how much time has flown by since I posted Are You Addicted To Sugar? I felt it would be important to share my journey so far. As a recovering sugar addict, I know many people will wonder what it would  feel like to come off sugar in a world where we are surrounded and encouraged to take in sugar every single day. My journey has gone amazingly well.…

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Are You Addicted To Sugar? Toxic Overload

It is funny how health concerns really make you assess your life and eating habits. This past few months I have had some health issues and one of those is hormonal imbalance.  I realised the skin beneath my eyes was beginning to lose its elasticity (I spoke more about this imbalance in my blog post Early Menopause HERE) and I was getting more facial hair on my chin, along with a…

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Early Menopause or Hormonal Imbalance – Take Charge Of Your Womanly Health

Modern day society has a rather dismissive way of handling women’s issues. It either numbs them out with drugs or provides women with little knowledge on the subject. Luckily, we have the internet & excellent female (and male) authors out there taking the lead on finding balance for womankind. Something that both horrifies me, and astonishes me, is how little the younger (and older) generations of women know about their…

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Letting The Blues Be – Riding The Tide Of Sadness

Sometimes we feel blue. Sometimes we just cannot contain sadness.   The emotions overwhelm and spill over, filling the eyes, the heart may feel heavy, and the body filled with sighs.   Sometimes we feel blue and there is nothing we can do.   We can take stimulants, drink coffee, exercise, distract, and then we have a moment of silence, of quiet and the blues return again.   So sometimes,…

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CHANGE – And Why It Seems All Hell Is Breaking Loose!

So, it’s the New Year. You have things you want to change, new experiences you want to have, old experiences you want to let go of. They may be health-related, relationship changes, financial changes, career changes – any kind of change. New Year’s Eve came. You felt excited, invigorated, full of potential; you smelled the scent of new in the air. Full of vigour, you marched forward into 2013. Expecting…

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No Longer A Virgin In The Kitchen – My Second Gluten-Free Meal – Teriyaki Chicken Drumsticks – So EASY!

Photograph: Copyright 2013 All Rights Reserved to Kelly Martin Day 2 of my gluten-free cooking experience. I am slowly finding my way around the kitchen and this meal was so easy (minus the home-made egg fried rice – this is something I need to learn). Simple to make. Take the chicken (defrosted if coming from frozen & we had enough mixture for 6 drumsticks) and make sure you have 2…

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Practising An Attitude Of GRATITUDE When You Do Not Want To

  I made a promise to myself in 2013 to practise an attitude of gratitude daily. Admittedly, 2013 has not started the way I imagined it would, and gratitude has been far from my mind. With physical curve balls, emotional curve balls and fear curve balls all showing up at the same time my ego said ‘Gratitude?! YEAH RIGHT!’. 1. Today, Mike took me for a walk (wide grin – I sound…

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Vestal Virgin Cook – Gluten Free Pie

So in all honesty, I am a child in the kitchen. At age 36 you would think I would know better, but no, complete and utter novice. I have baked biscuits and made a few stir-fries in my time but ‘proper’ meals? Not really, not in a consistent way anyway. I have been living with a guy who was a chef/cook for a restaurant and so I became so slobbishly…

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