Standing Desk – Benefits, Set Up, Costs, Verdict

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Standing Desks and Our Sedentary Lifestyles

Standing desks – are they beneficial? Do they benefit our health and get us moving more? What is a 9-5 seated day doing to our health? Should we be standing for 8 hours? We dive in (or rather stand up) and investigate!

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Claire Yates

By Claire Yates

Claire Yates is a Nutritional Medicine Practitioner, holding a Bachelor of Health Science, who is passionate about paleo nutrition, health and having fun! She is the author of Optimal Health The Paleo Way and is a self-confessed lover of good food and good coffee.

Mindful Eating – What It Can Do For You

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Your daily food routine – does is sound something like this?

Breakfast – Your alarm goes off and you hit the snooze button for five more minutes. You then jump out of bed, race to the shower and then head to the kitchen. While in the kitchen, you are scrolling through the social media on your phone, you make a coffee and then lean against the bench scoffing down your breakfast while trying to put your shoes on. Maybe that does not even happen; maybe you eat your breakfast while driving! [Read more…]

Claire Yates

By Claire Yates

Claire Yates is a Nutritional Medicine Practitioner, holding a Bachelor of Health Science, who is passionate about paleo nutrition, health and having fun! She is the author of Optimal Health The Paleo Way and is a self-confessed lover of good food and good coffee.

Infrared Sauna – Health Benefits, Costs & Review

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In our pursuit of optimal health and wellbeing, we like to try the latest therapies and treatments that promise everything from healing and faster weight loss to smoother skin and whiter teeth. Saunas, acupuncture, cupping, oil pulling, aromatherapy, reflexology, kinesiology, herbal medicine – with so many ‘natural’ and ‘alternative’ remedies and practices around, it sure can get confusing. What are they? What works and what doesn’t? What should we spend our money on and what should we avoid altogether?  To answer these questions, we decided to start a new series of reviews and investigations – we do our research, and where possible road test, some of the most popular and emerging natural therapies and treatments and then we tell you all about it. First up – an infrared sauna.

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Claire Yates

By Claire Yates

Claire Yates is a Nutritional Medicine Practitioner, holding a Bachelor of Health Science, who is passionate about paleo nutrition, health and having fun! She is the author of Optimal Health The Paleo Way and is a self-confessed lover of good food and good coffee.

Our Favourite Healthy Butter Chicken

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Butter chicken is not something you would associate with healthy recipes – it’s rich, sweet and heavy so it can’t possibly be good for me, right? Wrong! When prepared properly, using whole foods ingredients and lovely fresh spices, butter chicken can be an incredibly nourishing dish.

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Claire Yates

By Claire Yates

Claire Yates is a Nutritional Medicine Practitioner, holding a Bachelor of Health Science, who is passionate about paleo nutrition, health and having fun! She is the author of Optimal Health The Paleo Way and is a self-confessed lover of good food and good coffee.

Stevia – Safe Sweetener or Hidden Nasty? 

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Stevia is the hot new kid on the block when it comes to natural ‘sugar free’ sweeteners.  It has been hailed as the natural sweetener that does not raise blood sugar levels and is good for your teeth, but is it really the guilt free sweetener of your dreams? In this post we discuss stevia properties and effects, including any potential stevia dangers.

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Claire Yates

By Claire Yates

Claire Yates is a Nutritional Medicine Practitioner, holding a Bachelor of Health Science, who is passionate about paleo nutrition, health and having fun! She is the author of Optimal Health The Paleo Way and is a self-confessed lover of good food and good coffee.

How to Whiten Your Teeth – Naturally

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We all want to have a bright, white smile! But sometimes our teeth just don’t look as white as we would like them to be.  Everyday, things such as eating various foods, drinking coffee or even drinking wine can cause staining on our teeth. So rather than running off to the dentist or putting some harsh bleaching chemicals on your teeth, we thought we would investigate some simple DIY home teeth whitening treatments.

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Claire Yates

By Claire Yates

Claire Yates is a Nutritional Medicine Practitioner, holding a Bachelor of Health Science, who is passionate about paleo nutrition, health and having fun! She is the author of Optimal Health The Paleo Way and is a self-confessed lover of good food and good coffee.

Homemade lozenges – ginger, honey & elderberry

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Winter or summer, it is easy to catch a common cold or nasty flu. There are many natural home remedies for colds and flu but today we want to teach you how to make your own, homemade throat lozenges.

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Claire Yates

By Claire Yates

Claire Yates is a Nutritional Medicine Practitioner, holding a Bachelor of Health Science, who is passionate about paleo nutrition, health and having fun! She is the author of Optimal Health The Paleo Way and is a self-confessed lover of good food and good coffee.

Supplements – do we need them and when?

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Do We Need to Supplement?

This would have to be one of the questions I get asked a LOT as a nutritionist.  To supplement or not to supplement?  Let me just start off by saying that we at Rejuvenate For Life are big believers in using real food and food as medicine.

“You can’t out-do Nature. The synergistic effect of real food is priceless. Scientists are now finding out that people taking a whole bunch of antioxidant supplements may actually be worse off than people not taking them. Why? Because taking a single extracted, heavily processed vitamin or mineral is not the same as getting that vitamin or mineral along with all the other cofactors (other vitamins or minerals that are needed for it to do its job properly) that it needs in order to perform the required function in the body. You see, all nutrients work together with a whole bunch of other nutrients in order to make things happen in the body.” – Optimum Health the Paleo Way. [Read more…]

Claire Yates

By Claire Yates

Claire Yates is a Nutritional Medicine Practitioner, holding a Bachelor of Health Science, who is passionate about paleo nutrition, health and having fun! She is the author of Optimal Health The Paleo Way and is a self-confessed lover of good food and good coffee.

Your ultimate guide to raw cacao – powder, butter, nibs, nutritional benefits & uses

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What is cacao?

Cacao is known as the food (or drink) of the Gods!  It has been traced back to the Maya people who were thought to be the first to cultivate the cacao plant around 400AD.  The plant that is recognised today is actually a result of cross selection that started over 35,000 years ago and the scientific name is Theobroma cacao.

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Claire Yates

By Claire Yates

Claire Yates is a Nutritional Medicine Practitioner, holding a Bachelor of Health Science, who is passionate about paleo nutrition, health and having fun! She is the author of Optimal Health The Paleo Way and is a self-confessed lover of good food and good coffee.

Chocolisious coconut jaffa cups

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We like treats like everyone else but even with our cheeky desserts we try to make them nutritious as well as delicious. Today we’re sharing some yummy chocolatey, orangey goodness from Claire’s book Optimal Health The Paleo Way.

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Claire Yates

By Claire Yates

Claire Yates is a Nutritional Medicine Practitioner, holding a Bachelor of Health Science, who is passionate about paleo nutrition, health and having fun! She is the author of Optimal Health The Paleo Way and is a self-confessed lover of good food and good coffee.