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Beetroot Smoothie

Uncategorized Nov 23, 2021

Beetroot is amazing food, to help with bile flow and detoxification. If you’re currently in a ‘detox’ phase of your treatment plan, try including this smoothie into your regular daily routine. This recipe comes from our Advanced Elimination Diet 1-Week Meal Plan. 

Serves 1


  • 3⁄4 cup filtered water
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1⁄2 med beetroot
  • 2-3 beet green leaves
  • 1⁄2 med apple
  • 1⁄2 tbsp ground chia seeds
  • 1 scoop hemp protein powder
  • 1⁄8 tsp turmeric powder
  • Dash of ground black pepper


  1. Blend all ingredients together. Add water or ice as needed.


This recipe is approved for our following Healing Diets:

- Adrenal Healing Diet
- Advanced Elimination Diet
- Low Hydrogen Sulphide Diet
- Gluten-Free
- Dairy-Free
- Vegan
Author: Filipa Bellette, Clinical Nutritionist & Functional Medicine Practitioner


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Why Everyone Should Be Thinking About Vitamin D During the Pandemic

Uncategorized Nov 21, 2021

A few weeks ago I ran a LIVE Masterclass on Vaccines & COVID - Supporting A Healthy Immune Response. If you missed it, we’ve turned the (3-hour!) Masterclass into a course, which you can purchase from our website. It is your essential pandemic toolkit, and I want every parent & family to have access to this!

We covered a lot of natural ways you can improve your immune system in general, as well as specifics around promoting a healthy response to vaccines, and extra holistic tools you can use to protect against covid (in addition to medical advice and reducing exposure precautions). 

It may be no surprise that VITAMIN D came up in the convo!

Little side note...this is quite a ‘technical’ article, so if you just want to know what to “do” to support your immune system scroll to the bottom!


Link Between COVID-19 & Vitamin D Deficiency

COVID-19 symptom severity has been linked to Vitamin D deficiency, as seen in this article....

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Choc Orange Paleo Brownies

Uncategorized Nov 16, 2021

I am on the quest for the BEST wholefood brownies. A few weeks back I made these most delicious choc-orange brownies, and I must say, they are definitely in my top three! I shared my creation on my Stories and had a few people asking for the recipe. Here it is!


  • ½ cup olive oil
  • 1 ¼ cup coconut sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 Tbs orange zest ( approx 2 oranges)
  • ¾ cup almond flour
  • 3 Tbs arrowroot flour
  • ½ cup cacao powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • ¾ cup vegan chocolate chips


  1. Preheat oven to 180C. Line an 8x8 inch pan with baking paper.
  2. Add the olive oil and coconut sugar to a large mixing bowl and beat with a hand-held mixer. Add the eggs, vanilla, and orange zest to the bowl and beat for about 30 seconds, until everything is well mixed.
  3. In a separate bowl, mix the almond flour, tapioca flour, cocoa powder, and salt with a fork until mixed together. Pour the bowl of dry ingredients into the bowl of wet ingredients and mix with a fork until...
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How Lockdown Caused My Insomnia (Even After Lockdown)

Uncategorized Nov 09, 2021


If you’ve ever struggled with sleep, you’ll agree with me that stress can turn you into an insomniac. Our whole world has been squeezed with an onslaught of stress over the past 18-months. The perpetual lockdowns. Financial pressures. Keeping up with rapid change. Homeschooling kids. COVID-19 sickness and fatalities. Mandatory jabs. Fear of the unknown. 

The Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine analysed Google Trends during the global pandemic, revealed that internet searches for insomnia dramatically increased by 58%, with most of the searches happening around 3 am. Data is showing that sleep issues are real - and considering the stats, it’s highly likely you’re personally experiencing this too!

When I Turned Insomniac

Let’s go back to March 2020. Everything was going fine and dandy. In fact, I felt like life was pretty cruisy. My business was going great, my littlest had started school, I had more time for myself. I felt like I was balancing...

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Pineapple Beef & Broccoli Stir-Fry

Uncategorized Nov 09, 2021

Ok, so this is a bit of a yummy stir-fry, that even the kids gobbled up! The pineapple gives it a delish sweet and tangy flavour, and gives you an immune-boosting bromelain hit.


  • 1kg beef mince
  • 500g fresh broccoli florets
  • 500g zucchini 
  • 1 large onion thinly sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 cup coconut aminos
  • 1 cup vegetable broth
  • 2 tablespoons white vinegar
  • 1/4 cup coconut sugar
  • 1/4 cup arrowroot 
  • 1 cup fresh pineapple, diced
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Hot rice for serving


  1. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, brown beef, broccoli, zucchini, onion, and garlic in olive oil until broccoli is nearly tender and beef is no longer pink. Reduce heat to medium.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk coconut aminos, vegetable broth, vinegar, coconut sugar, and arrowroot until smooth. Pour over beef and add pineapple. Stir occasionally until sauce is thickened and bubbly. Season with salt and pepper to taste and serve stir-fry warm over hot rice....
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Seed, Basil & Oregano Crackers

Uncategorized Oct 27, 2021


These crackers are Paleo-friendly and ignited with oregano and basil essential oils. They are super yummy, and a highly nutritious snack. Basil is anti-bacterial, anti-infectious, anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant, and can be used as a nerve and adrenal cortex stimulant and to uplift. It is particularly beneficial for the cardiovascular system and muscles and bones. Oregano is also awesome for the muscles and bones, and also for supporting the immune and respiratory system. It can even be used to kill warts!


  • 1 cup almond meal
  • 1/2 cup arrowroot powder
  • 1 tsp Himalayan salt1/3 cup sesame seeds
  • 3 tsp cup poppy seeds
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 large egg
  • 3 drops basil oil
  • 3 drops oregano oil


  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees.
  2. Mix almond meal, arrowroot powder, salt, and seeds together in a mixing bowl.
  3. Stir together egg and oils.
  4. Add to the almond meal mixture and stir together until dry ingredients are uniformly moistened.
  5. Pat the mixture into a flat rectangle.
  6. Place the...
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You Cannot Pour From an Empty Cup

Uncategorized Oct 26, 2021


You’ve probably heard it before, but I’ll say it again: “You cannot pour from an empty cup.”

If your tank is feeling pretty “empty”, you’re likely feeling pretty physically exhausted, mentally crabby, and emotionally torn (and you’re likely feeling worse if you’re in lockdown or in a state of fear or stress during this pandemic!). Most people we work with are parents and ask them what is the most important thing in their life, and they will likely say their kids. But when you’re physically feeling. So. Damn. Burned-Out. It makes it really hard to show up as the best mum (or dad) that you can be.

And so, in order to heal from body burnout, and to become the best parent that you can be, you have to start with YOU first. You and your relationship with yourself.

There’s a story about a gingerbread mother (yes, this mum is made from gingerbread!). This mum lived out in the forest with her gingerbread son. They were...

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Discover Which 3 Contributors Are Burning Your Body Out The Most

Uncategorized Oct 19, 2021


Research is showing that body burnout is at its PEAK since the covid hit. Mental ill-health (which IS body health) is at its all-time high. People are turning into insomniacs, feeling exhausted, overwhelmed, and even gut issues have become a bigger problem since the pandemic hit. Not to mention the increased concern about immune health and the inflammatory cytokine storms that can occur. 

If you’re struggling with these body burnout symptoms (or more!) and you’re looking for will want to read on.

What Is Measured, Is Improved

I believe that what can be measured, can be improved. And if you’re not assessing, you’re just guessing.

This is a big foundational premise of functional medicine. We TEST, not GUESS. We test and measure your body systems, so we know what areas need restoring. And we retest to measure improvements. Even KNOWING what is wrong inside the body, is a huge MOTIVATOR for our clients to make the changes they need to...

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Sugar-Free Meringues

Uncategorized Oct 19, 2021

For those of you who gave me HEART FACES for my SUGAR-FREE meringue recipe on my stories last week….here it is! I still cannot believe how amazingly sweet these are - like how can they be sugar-free?! But they are my friends. I used a natural sweetener (monk fruit extract & non-GMO erythritol) which contains zero carbs & sugar, doesn’t disrupt blood sugar levels...and guess what? I am now approving it on our anti-candida diet (clients currently addressing candida, you can kiss me later, haha!).


  • 4 large egg whites room temperature eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/4 cup monk fruit sweetener (such as this)


  1. Preheat the oven to 110C.
  2. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  3. Blend the monk fruit into powder.
  4. Put aside, while you beat the eggs.
  5. Beat egg whites together until frothy.
  6. Add the cream of tartar and beat until soft peaks form.
  7. Add the powdered sugar in, one tablespoon at a time, until stiff peaks form.
  8. Transfer the mixture...
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Lazy Lunch

Uncategorized Oct 13, 2021


Usually, for lunch, I’ll make myself a salad with protein and good fats, or eat leftovers from dinner ( I always try to make extra…but more often than not BigDog eats the ‘extra’…he thinks I’m trying to make him skinny!).

Today, though, the fridge was VERY scarce, so I had to get creative. While I like to eat fresh produce, having some canned stuff in the cupboards is always good for days like today when I have hardly any veggies or meat or eggs. While canned stuff isn’t the best option, it is a much better option than getting some Maccas or having toast for lunch or not eating at all (like I was tempted to do). Plus it's the food you can store to always have on hand.

So this is what I had for my Lazy Lunch today. It was surprisingly yummy and nutritious.


  • Diced cucumber (this was the only fresh veg I had in the fridge)
  • Red kidney beans, canned (go for low/no salt ones)
  • Sardines (a great source of omega-3, and cause...
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