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Green and low GI vegetable cleanse

Many of you are doing a cleanse as the start of your Anti – Candida therapy plan. With my clients I know eating such a vegetable rich diet is often a new thing. So what does it look like?

I decided to share a few pictures of the meals that are perfect for this, over the next week or so.

Here is an example of a lunch. This is a green leafy salad, with rocket (arugula/rucola), kale and mixed leaves of lettuce. There are a few carrot shavings and cucumber slices mixed in. It is topped with asparagus, pan fried in a little coconut oil and has grilled broccoli on the side. The pretty red jewels are diced red peppers and it is topped with thinly sliced celery for crunch and borage flowers for beauty. Fresh coconut slithers decorate the top and it is dressed in a delicious mix of olive oil, fresh lemon juice and a touch of crushed garlic and chilli. You could top it with a soft boiled egg or half an avocado.


Now this is what I want you to have for lunch – delicious!!



Dr Mark Hyman calls it Ultrawellness, ( and it is all about a new and wonderful trend in medicine that is determined to get to grips with the real factors involved in chronic diseases like cancer, diabetes, heart disease and arthritis. Through early detection the trajectory to chronic disease is modified, often with enormous all round benefits. As Patrick Holford says in his book, “The 10 secrets of Health Ageing” ‘ The best way to live a long and happy life is to avoid preventable disease’ and looking after your joints and inflammation, metabolism, your personal sugar/ insulin story and ensuring correct nutrition, exercise, supplementation and stress management- you are on the best path you can be on. There is a secret though. You have to choose this and commit to doing all you can to be as healthy as you can be. When you find out WHY you want to be healthy, what it means in your life now and in the future, you’ll have the key to a better you.

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