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Knee Osteoarthritis

Knee Osteoarthritis or degeneration of the cartilage is something that, unfortunately, most of us will have to deal with as we get older. In todays post we will have a closer look at the knee joint and what we can do in order to decrease the pain. The main functions of cartilage in the knee […]

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Recipe of the month Magical Green Falafels #balancediet

Ingredients 1 cup dry garbanzo beans 1 cup split broad beans/fava beans (or replace with more chickpeas) 2 tsp baking soda 1/2 stalk celery, chopped 1 large onion, chopped 1/3 cup red bell pepper, chopped 2/3 cup fresh parsley 2/3 cup fresh mint 1/2 cup fresh dill 1 tsp salt 2 tsp ground cumin 3/4 […]

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Happy gut, happy child

The human gut plays host to more microbes than any other part of the body, with an estimated ten million bacterial cells- and these are just the ones we know about so far. While it is commonly known that these bacteria help maintain our health by improving our digestion and absorption of food and by […]

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Supplement Sensation My top 3 picks to boost your health

The human body requires rather steady and frequent intakes of essential vitamins and minerals in order to perform the biological functions that it needs to. A balanced and varied diet is the preferred means of obtaining essential vitamins and minerals, however nutrient deficiencies can occur even amongst those populations with a bounty of food. As […]

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A closer look at supplements

A balanced and varied diet is the preferred means of obtaining essential vitamins and minerals, however nutrient deficiencies can occur even amongst those populations with a bounty of food. Whilst it is true that use of supplements generally has few adverse reactions, they are not completely devoid of side effects. Due to fewer regulations, poor […]

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Recipe of the month: Creamy and delicious Tahini Chai Smoothie

Need a quick and easy idea for breakfast tomorrow? The Tahini Chai Smoothie is both healthy and a hit with the kids! Ingredients: 1⁄2 frozen banana 1 tablespoon T ahini 1 pitted date 1 tablespoon Greek/coconut yoghurt 1 scoop vanilla protein powder or 1 tablespoon chia seeds 1⁄2 teaspoon knob of fresh ginger 1⁄4 teaspoon […]

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Recipe of the month: Colourful Chicken Soba Noodle Salad

Ingredients Chicken breast x4 Coconut milk can 400ml 6 x Kaffir lime leaves sliced Salad Buckwheat soba Noodles 1/4 Red cabbage sliced/ shredded 2 Shredded carrot Thinly sliced Celery sticks x3 10 x Cherry tomatoes halved 1x Thinly sliced red capsicum 2 tbsp. Hemp seeds Handful Pumpkin and sunflower seeds Salad Dressing Tahini 3 tbsp. […]

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IMPORTANCE OF PILATES: HEALTHY BODIES FUELLING HEALTHY LIFESTYLES

As a work experience student at Total Balance, I have discovered the importance of Pilates, not only to cure injuries but also prevent them from occurring. Throughout our busy lives, we put our bodies under great amounts of pressure; whether it be bad posture from sitting at a desk for hours on end or strenuous […]

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Recipe of the month: Protein Balls #balancediet

Ingredients: 330 g raw whole almonds and walnuts 60g of unflavored protein powder 2 tablespoons cacoa powder 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 tablespoon macca powder 1 tablespoon of chia seeds 16 fresh dates, pitted (I use Medjool dates) 1 tablespoon natural vanilla extract (optional) Water and/or coconut oil Method: Throw nuts into the food processor […]

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Foods to fuel your brain

It is well known that nutrition plays a big role in our ability to maintain concentration, learn and recall information, however having a well-balanced diet is often low on the list of priorities when studying for exams. Whilst making the effort to eat properly may take you away from the books for a few extra […]

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