March 2018

Well, can you believe we are in March already! We have both had birthdays since our last newsletter so we know that time is moving by, another year added to us and the first quarter of 2018 is ending sooner rather than later.

Time to review those 90 days goals and see how your progressing and set the next 90 days so that you hit the ground running before Easter has been and gone.Janet is busy with her coaching clients getting them onto this and I on checking your investments and policies to ensure still meeting your needs. Do let us know if there are any changes for you

In this newsletter, we have put together ( well actually Teresa Cutter - the Healthy Chef has for us) some recipes to help with boosting both our immunity and also mental health.

Prepare yourself and include your health in your 90-day planning.

If you would like to discuss any of the issues raised in this newsletter, please don't hesitate to contact us.

In the meantime, we hope you enjoy the read, Steve

Recipe: Immune boosting chicken soup

By Teresa Cutter The Healthy Chef
This article is brought to you by TAL, in partnership with Healthy Chef aiming to inspire healthier, happier lives.

Serves 4

You'll need:
10 cloves garlic, smashed (approx 1 whole bulb)
tablespoon finely grated ginger
tablespoon fresh grated turmeric (see notes)
1 litre (4 cups) chicken or vegetable stock (home made)
1 litre (4 cups) water
500 g organic chicken breast, cut into chunks
(see notes on using chicken thighs)
1 bunch coriander, chopped
2 tablespoons tamari soy sauce
Combine the garlic, turmeric, ginger, stock, water and chicken into a large pot.

Simmer for 10 minutes over a low heat until chicken is cooked through and flavours have infused into the stock.

Add tamari and coriander just before serving.

Serve in large bowls and sip slowly. Enjoy.

Vegetarians can use vegetable stock in place of chicken stock and add more vegetables and some tofu or tempeh to Read more

How to supercharge your immune system naturally

By Teresa Cutter The Healthy Chef
This article is brought to you by TAL, in partnership with Healthy Chef aiming to inspire healthier, happier lives.

When I first moved to Sydney from Perth around 15 years ago, I was so stressed out and run down that I ended up getting pneumonia. My immunologist recommended an immune boosting dietary plan that I needed to follow to help me get back on track.

Food is one of the most powerful tools we have to help prevent disease and a healthy body begins with a healthy immune system. It maintains homeostasis by defending against viruses and bacteria, which can cause inflammation in the body, illness and disease. Our body also produces antibodies that can help destroy viruses and assists our body to heal.

Nutritional deficiencies can impair immune function, increasing both the risk and severity of infection. Vitamin D, for example, acts like your personal bodyguard, helping to protect cells and Read more

Foods to boost mental health

By Teresa Cutter The Healthy Chef
This article is brought to you by TAL, in partnership with Healthy Chef aiming to inspire healthier, happier lives.

A healthy diet that's full of fresh, honest wholefood ingredients can go a long way to boosting your mental health.

In fact, studies show that good nutrition is essential for supporting your mental wellbeing and that food plays an important contributing role in the prevention of mental health problems such as depression, schizophrenia and Alzheimer's disease.

One study published in the European Journal of Internal Medicine found that a ketogenic diet rich in omega 3 fatty acids and healthy fats played a considerable role against the prevention of Alzheimer's disease, depression and other mental health issues. Simply making a few dietary changes, such as reducing refined carbohydrates and processed foods, and eating more healthy fats, can act as a protective measure against these mental conditions.

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