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Happy 90th Birthday Jay Kordich

Happy 90th Birthday Jay Kordich

It’s been quite a while since I wrote a blog post but I wanted to share this fabulous interview with you of Jay Kordich on his 90th birthday earlier this week. I’m a big fan and find his passion and enthusiasm both infectious and inspiring. And now I find out I share the same birthday. […]






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Boost your immune system with a dose of cranberries

Boost your immune system with a dose of cranberries

A wonderful winter season little Christmas beauty the tart, tangy cranberry is high in antioxidant vitamin C making them great immunity boosters. Native North Americans first introduced cranberries to Europeans to help them combat scurvy and it became recognised that the acidity of cranberries increases the natural acidity of urine thus preventing bacteria from thriving. […]






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Results of the excesses of Christmas

Fed up of calorie counting, points, sins or shakes and the diet treadmill?

Christmas is over for another year, albeit with the last fling of excess to come on New Year’s Eve, and thoughts are turning to new year resolutions, giving things up, joining a gym, stopping smoking or drinking, losing weight … all of which usually last a maximum of a week. And when it comes to […]






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Brussels Sprouts

Pass the sprouts

It’s that time of year when the small but perfectly formed little vegetable known as the Brussels sprout divides families across the country. With its annual appearance on the table for Christmas dinner there are some who enjoy the rarity and others who push them well and truly to the end of the plate where […]






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Raw date squares

Recipe | Date Crumble

Are you ready for another delicious snack recipe? Well, your luck is in. This fabulous recipe is naturally sweet yet spectacularly healthy so yet another perfect little number to nibble on whenever you feel a snack attack coming on, or post workout recovery. Ingredients: Crust: 1 1/2 cups whole raw almonds (soak them for a […]

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Sunset at Juice Master Detox Retreat Turkey

Treat yourself to an early Christmas present

It’s cold outside, it doesn’t seem to get light til mid morning, it’s dark again by 4.30pm and Christmas and all its demands is almost upon us. I think it’s definitely time to think sunshine, warmth, relaxation, feeling good … I know Christmas is a time for giving, but how often do you stop and […]






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Healthy Granola Bars

Recipe | Healthy Almond Butter Berry Granola Bars

Here’s the second in the series of weekend recipes for you to rustle up a healthy snack without any of the nasty additives, preservatives, colourings, e-numbers, high sugar content or unpronouncables. This granola can be chopped up into bars or bite size pieces to snack on after a work out or to reach for when […]






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Health benefits of Lemons

13 powerful health benefits of lemons

Following on from the blog last week containing 4 top tips for keeping the flu and cold symptoms at bay, there is so much more the humble lemon can do for you that I felt it merited another mention. This time more details about the amazing and comprehensive list of vitamins and minerals they contain […]






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Healthy Banana Coconut Cookies

Recipe | Healthy Banana Coconut Cookies

It can sometimes to be difficult finding a healthy snack on the go. Alot of pre-packaged supposedly healthy bars, cookies, etc contain a heap of sugar, bleached flour and numerous ingredients you can’t even pronounce. So, in my continued effort to find healthier options for followers of the Fresh Start Health ethos, here is the […]






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Beat cold and flu symptoms with lemons

4 simple ways to beat the cold and flu season with lemons

With an increasing number of friends succumbing to colds and flu recently I thought now might be a good time to provide some really simple ways to boost your immune system and keep the flu and cold bugs at bay using the humble lemon as the powerful weapon of choice. Originally used by the Romans […]






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