Inflammation is our body's natural defense mechanism against anything it recognises as foreign. Without it we wouldn't be able to fight infections or repair damaged tissue. However, chronic inflammation can cause great discomfort to those who suffer from it and in the long term can increase our risk of certain diseases.
While prescription and over-the-counter medication may be necessary for some chronic inflammation conditions...
A few years ago I decided to do the Whole Living Action Plan as recommended by a friend of mine. I was about 6 months into the move to Hong Kong and a combination of eating out all the time, adjusting to different foods and of course, the endless social nights trying to sample all of Hong Kong's bars left me feeling sluggish, bloated and generally not on top of my game. So I thought a light detox would help reset my system.
I incorporate flaxseeds into my diet on almost a daily basis. They truly are one of nature’s ‘superfoods’ and one that is often overlooked.
For such a tiny little seed they are packed FULL of vitamins (especially B1) and minerals (particularly Manganese and Magnesium). Manganese is essential in collagen production making it a key mineral for skin health. It also has antioxidant properties which protects the skin against oxyge...
This recipe is adapted from Pastry Affair - a fabulous blog that will sastify your sweet cravings.
These muffins are quite dense due to the spelt flour but if you prefer a lighter, fluffier muffin you could substitute this for all-purpose flour. I like to use spelt flour in most of my baking as it is richer in many nutrients such as B Vitamins, minerals and protein. It also offers more soluble flour than regular wheat flours.