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Why Vegetarian Diet is Not Good for Optimum Fertility

Anyone got any ideas for vegetarian meals without tofu or cheese? The idea of no dairy or tofu seems quite overwhelming at the moment Gabriela Rosa: I hear you my darling! Vegetarianism is difficult for optimum fertility, Karla can tell you all about that…. Do you have eggs? Here’s an excerpt of my book “Eat…

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Cauliflower Apple Salad

¼ head cauliflower 1 apple, diced 100gm rocket, chopped 2 Tbs dried cranberries ½ C red quinoa 1 Tbs olive oil 1 tsp red wine vinegar Sea salt and pepper Rinse the quinoa several times. Place the quinoa in a saucepan with 1 C of water. Bring the water to the boil, then reduce the…

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Mini Lamb Kofta

350gm lamb mince 1 lemon, zest and juice 100gm rocket ¼ C fresh mint, chopped 1 cucumber, sliced ½ C coconut/goat or sheep yoghurt ¼ C cashew nuts, chopped ½ tsp black pepper 1 egg 1 tsp ground cumin ½ tsp red chilli flakes ¼ C almond meal 1 clove garlic, minced 1 Tbs olive…

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Spiced Coriander Lentil Wild Rice Soup

1 head of cauliflower, roughly chopped ½ C red lentils ¼ C wild rice (soaked overnight) 1 zucchini, diced 1 small sweet potato, peeled and diced 4 C chicken or vegetable broth/stock 1 tsp ground cumin ½ tsp ground coriander 1 clove garlic, minced ¼ C fresh coriander, chopped 1 tsp fresh ginger, minced 2…

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Rustic Fish and Chips

400gm firm fresh white fish fillets ¼ C buckwheat flour sea salt and pepper ¼ C coconut oil 50gm baby spinach 50gm cherry tomatoes, halved 1 small sweet potato 1 medium white potato 1egg, whisked Pre heat the oven to 180° Peel the potatoes and slice them into thick strips. Brush them with a little…

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Shredded Vegetable and Lamb Soup

400gm diced lamb 2 carrots 1 red capsicum 1 yellow capsicum 1 onion, diced 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 tsp fresh ginger, minced 4 C chicken or beef stock 100gm baby kale leaves ½ tsp red chilli flakes 1 tsp cumin 1 tsp ground coriander 1 Tbs olive oil Heat the olive oil in a…

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Korean Beef Bowl

500gm beef chuck steak 2 eggs 1 carrot, cut into thin strips 1 bunch baby bok choy, quartered 1 Tbs sesame seeds 1 shallot, thinly sliced 2 cloves garlic, crushed 1 Tsp fresh ginger, minced 1 orange, juiced 1 Tbs tamari sauce 1 red chilli, seeded, finely chopped 2 Tbs sesame oil 1 tsp honey…

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Slow Cooker Apricot Lamb Tangine

500gm lamb, diced ¼ C sundried apricots, cut in half 1 tsp ground cumin ½ C beef/chicken stock 1 tsp sea salt 1 tsp ground black pepper 4 carrots, peeled and chopped 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 onion, chopped 2 Tbs tomato paste 1 tsp raw sugar 1 head of cauliflower 1 Tbs fresh basil,…

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Vegetarian Fertility Diet Recommendations

Nutrient balance is one of the most important factors to investigate if you are vegetarian  and struggling to conceive because it will make a huge difference to the ability to conceive and keep a pregnancy to term. I was on a vegetarian diet for about 12 years until I realized I just wasn’t getting the…

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Caffeine is Bad for Your Fertility

There is no safe amount of caffeine for your reproductive health. Research reveals as little as one cup of coffee a day is enough to imbalance sex hormones impacting sperm health. It also disturbs the uterine lining preventing the implantation of a fertilized egg, leading to early miscarriage. Researchers have found that caffeine can have…

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3 Simple Steps To A Healthy Diet

Ultimately most of us know how to eat healthily — eat your veggies and cut out the junk food. But when it comes to the crunch (pun intended) we end up making poor choices. There are so many reasons we tell ourselves, as to why this happens, but at the end of the day, it…

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Top 3 Benefits Of The Anti-Ageing Super Food: Acai Berry

This is the Amazonian super berry. Spelt ‘A-C-A-I’ this wild fruit in the Brazilian forest is a fabulous anti-ageing power tool! You can find it online and in select health food stores. This is one of the best anti-ageing super foods you can get into your diet. In Brazil, indigenous people have used it for…

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3 Quick Ways To Get More Vegetables In Your Diet

Are you guilty of ‘skipping’ your vegetables? Do you eat at least 10 DIFFERENT vegetable varieties each week? Optimum health, wellbeing and fertility depend upon a super healthy diet. Most of us do not eat enough vegetables on a daily basis and we certainly don’t get the variety in our diets we should. Some of…

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Gluten Free Fertility Diet

Gluten has been conclusively linked to infertility and even miscarriage and causing intrauterine growth restriction. For my patients that are having difficulties conceiving, absolutely recommend that they go gluten-free 100% of the time and that would include Kamut or even Spelt because even though the gluten changes slightly, it still has gluten, it kind of…

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The Bitter Truth About Artificial Sweeteners

Artificial sweeteners go by many names: NutraSweet, and now Splenda, just to name a couple. They are everywhere, in diet drinks, sugar-free candies, chewing gums, ice creams and desserts, children’s over the counter medicines and even in many prescription medications. Many governments approve of their use in foods and drugs; and the public is constantly…

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Gabriela Rosa’s Eat Your Way to Parenthood Seminar and Cooking Demonstration

Eat Your Way to Parenthood Seminar

About Eat Your Way to Parenthood Seminar Natural Fertility Specialist, and author of “Eat Your Way To Parenthood”, Gabriela Rosa will be empowering couples to optimise their fertility—in this fun, educational seminar. Whoever said healthy food is boring and takes too long to prepare has never seen the Thermomix in action. You will learn how…

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How Sugar Destroys Your Health

Sugar is a silent killer, affecting so many aspects of your health, not just fertility. You may be saying, “Fine, I already know sugar is not good for me but I can’t help or avoid eating it”. One of the main reasons for this is that sugar is incredibly addictive. The more sugar you eat,…

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Poor Food Planning Impacts Fertility

According to Australian research each year we waste approximately eight billion dollars worth of edible food due to poor food planning & lack of effective shopping. We don’t take the time to prepare an appropriate shopping list, and worst of all we don’t even check the cupboard or fridge before going to the store. Despite…

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5 Simple Treatment Ways to Make it HOT, HOT, HOT!

It’s common in winter for people to complain of chilblains and/or very cold extremities–most frequently cold hands and feet. This is an indication of poor peripheral circulation and can be easily improved by some common home remedies you can add to your cooking. The best thing about the powerful herbs below, besides the wonderful flavors…

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A Mini Panacea – The Whole Lemon Drink

The Whole Lemon Drink is a recipe that was shared with me by my esteemed colleague and author, Peter De Ruyter. I have used it for various areas of health with excellent results (including and not limited only to digestion and digestive system function). It’s simple and it tastes great. For improved health and digestion,…

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Debunking the French Paradox

Red wine has been all the rage for a few years now, thanks to the observation known as the French Paradox. This term has been applied because supposedly the French have a lower obesity rate, lower percentage of coronary disease and longer life span despite their fat laden diet, alcohol consumption and smoking habits. While…

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Top 7 Fertility Foods

Fertility foods help boost your health, optimise your fertility and give your child the best possible start in life.  Eating fertility foods is one of a number of natural ways to increase fertility and overcome fertility problems yet fertility foods are not only recommended to ensure greater fertility but to establish and nurture the health…

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10 Reasons to Go Gluten Free

Gluten free is more than just a diet trend. Most people have some level of gluten intolerance – from mild to full scale celiac disease – excess gluten can damage the villi (the absorptive surface) of the small intestine leading to poor nutrient absorption and even other serious health conditions including coeliac’s disease, infertility, auto-immune problems…

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How Alcohol Can Make You Infertile

The link between alcohol and fertility has long been debated. Expert consensus is that there is no safe level of consumption for a teratogenic substance (i.e. one that causes mutations and abnormalities) when a couple desires a healthy conception — and this is even of greater importance for couples challenged by fertility problems or those…

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What’s Good For You Is What is Good For Your Liver

The liver is one of the most important organs in the body because it governs approximately 500 metabolic processes to ensure optimum health. These are categorized into nine main ones and include: Carbohydrate metabolism — assisting to maintain blood sugar levels; fat metabolism and cholesterol balance; protein metabolism including disposing of and re-making blood as…

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Stable Blood Sugar Levels for Fertility

The Link Between Stable Blood Sugar and Fertility

Maintaining good blood sugar regulation is extremely important to give yourself the best possible chance of getting pregnant fast. Peaking and plummeting blood sugar levels, diabetes and polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) can have a detrimental effect on fertility. What is blood sugar and what does it mean to my fertility? The sugar in blood is…

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Guide to Understanding Healthy Fats

Good fats and excellent health and fertility go hand in hand. Apart from lubricating body surfaces, insulating the body from the cold, carrying fat-soluble vitamins (A, D, E and K), storing energy and being a major component of cell membranes, good fats and cholesterol are components of the steroid hormones responsible for appropriate hormonal levels…

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Top 5 Super Foods for Fertility Diets

Thought I’d share my top five favourite super foods for you to start enjoying if you are not already. Super foods pack nutritional punch and we all should be adding more of them to our diets, super foods are mostly fresh food, raw food and unprocessed foods;  brightly coloured and vibrant in taste and smell…

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Fresh Vegetable Juice for Optimum Fertility

The benefits of homemade vegetable juice are known to many; however there are still many interesting facts about exactly why they make us feel so good. They are higher in essential vitamins, minerals, enzymes, and they just taste better! Vegetable Juice Benefits The minerals and nutrients contained in juice can help with removal of toxic…

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The Wonders of Bitter Melon

Bitter Melon  | Momordica charantia | a.k.a Bitter Gourd Bitter melon is a great food for you to introduce into your diet this season. Bitter melon benefits to health include being immune enhancing, great for blood sugar regulation, and has known anti-cancer properties (due to the alpha eleostearic acid inside the seeds). This fruit (traditionally…

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