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The perfect breakfast on the go

13.04.2017 16:25 | 0 Comments

A framework recipe for a perfect breakfast food (or snack), especially if you don't have time to prepare anything from scratch in the morning.

Liver Detox - Myth or Truth?

25.03.2017 18:44 | 0 Comments

It's spring and all across the health world, you see liver detoxes or spring cleanses being announced. From juice fasting and taking certain herbs or supplements over coffee enemas, to liver flushes... you can find all kinds of protocols, some free, some costing several hundreds of Euros. While it's true that according to Chinese Medicine spring is the season of the liver, what about the need to "cleanse" or "detox" it? Is such a thing even possible? And if yes, is fasting or consuming vegetable juices and/or vegetable broth really the best strategy? 

Zero Waste at Metabolance

24.03.2017 10:23 | 0 Comments

Besides already being food waste free, Metabolance now also offers you many grains and legumes in bulk.

What to eat: Basic Real Food Plan

24.03.2017 09:29 | 0 Comments

What to eat?? This is a question many people struggle with. Nutritional confusion is the new normal.

While there is no "one-size-fits-all" when it comes to eating healthy, because we are all individual on a biochemical basis, there are a few basics that are beneficial for everyone, no matter their individual "Metabolic Type". These basics are mainly about food quality and a general balance between proteins, fats and carbohydrates. In this post I share with you my Basic Real Food Plan, Basic Real Food Plate and Basic Real Food Menu Suggestions.

Letting Go and Wishing Well Poem

27.01.2017 16:03 | 0 Comments

These days I am processing a lot of "old stuff". This poem is fruit of one sleepless early morning and I want to share it with you for those times when you too need to let go of someone or something, or to set boundaries.

Abandoholism in love and with food

27.01.2017 13:06 | 0 Comments

Are you always falling for the wrong men or women, unable to create a happy relationship or to make it last? Would you like to lose weight or improve your health, but then succumb to food cravings that actually sabotage this goal? Both could be symptom of the same underlying pattern, namely abandoholism.

Your Real Food Gatekeeper #13: Coconut Milk

20.01.2017 16:32 | 0 Comments

At Metabolance, I consider myself your personal Real Food gatekeeper, making sure that everything I offer at my shop is truly sustainable AND nourishing. Because an organic label is not necessarily a guarantee for that.

In this series, I explain to you one organic food that I choose to sell (and why) and one organic food that I object to sell (and why). 

Edition #13: Coconut Milk

Intentions instead of Resolutions

14.01.2017 15:07 | 0 Comments

Instead of setting New Year's Resolutions deamed to fail, set INTENTIONS instead and manifest your miracles!

Love yourself and others this Christmas

23.12.2016 18:21 | 0 Comments

How to love yourself and others this Christmas through your food and gift choices

Cast Iron Cookware: Non-toxic and good for your iron!

25.11.2016 16:18 | 0 Comments

Looking for non-toxic cookware that on top might help you improve your blood iron levels? Check out this article!

Your Real Food Gatekeeper #12: Cookies and Baked Goods

10.11.2016 16:42 | 0 Comments

At Metabolance, I consider myself your personal Real Food gatekeeper, making sure that everything I offer at my shop is truly sustainable AND nourishing. Because an organic label is not necessarily a guarantee for that.

Every week, I am explaining to you one organic food that I choose to sell (and why) and one organic food that I object to sell (and why). 

Edition #12: Cookies (and other baked goods)

Farmers' Friday Recipe #5: Liver with fennel and mashed sweet potatoes

07.11.2016 16:43 | 0 Comments

Recipes only made with natural, seasonal, sustainably produced Real Foods as they would be available from local farms or producers.

Your Real Food Gatekeeper #11: Vitamin D supplements

04.11.2016 15:47 | 0 Comments

At Metabolance, I consider myself your personal Real Food gatekeeper, making sure that everything I offer at my shop is truly sustainable AND nourishing. Because an organic label is not necessarily a guarantee for that.

Every week, I am explaining to you one organic food that I choose to sell (and why) and one organic food that I object to sell (and why). 

Edition #11: Vitamin D Supplements

Farmers' Friday Recipe #4: Spicy broad beans with oyster mushroom

28.10.2016 17:33 | 0 Comments

Recipes only made with natural, seasonal, sustainably produced Real Foods as they would be available from local farms or producers.

Throwback Thursday #2: Overcoming fears

27.10.2016 15:59 | 0 Comments

Giving meaning to my own story: Experiences and insights from my own life to inspire you on your personal journey. 

 

Throwback Thursday #1: About feeling liked

27.10.2016 15:53 | 0 Comments

Giving meaning to my story: Experiences and insights from my own life to inspire you on your personal journey.

Your Real Food Gatekeeper #10: Legumes

27.10.2016 14:51 | 0 Comments

At Metabolance, I consider myself your personal Real Food gatekeeper, making sure that everything I offer at my shop is truly sustainable AND nourishing. Because an organic label is not necessarily a guarantee for that.

Every week, I am explaining to you one organic food that I choose to sell (and why) and one organic food that I object to sell (and why). 

Edition #10: Legumes and products made from them

Your Real Food Gatekeeper #9: Vegetables & Fruit

21.10.2016 16:40 | 0 Comments

At Metabolance, I consider myself your personal Real Food gatekeeper, making sure that everything I offer at my shop is truly sustainable AND nourishing. Because an organic label is not necessarily a guarantee for that.

Every week, I am explaining to you one organic food that I choose to sell (and why) and one organic food that I object to sell (and why). 

Edition #9: Vegetables & Fruit

Farmers' Friday Recipe #2: Meat Balls with leeks and corn

17.10.2016 15:23 | 0 Comments

Recipes only made with natural, seasonal, sustainably produced Real Foods as they would be available from local farms or producers.

Your Real Food Gatekeeper #8: Gluten-free Bread

13.10.2016 14:18 | 0 Comments

At Metabolance, I consider myself your personal Real Food gatekeeper, making sure that everything I offer at my shop is truly sustainable AND nourishing. Because an organic label is not necessarily a guarantee for that.

Every week, I am explaining to you one organic food that I choose to sell (and why) and one organic food that I object to sell (and why). 

Edition #8: GLUTEN-FREE bread

 

Farmers' Friday Recipe #1: White fish with veggies and potatoes

13.10.2016 10:23 | 0 Comments

Recipes only made with natural, seasonal, sustainably produced Real Foods as they would be available from local farms or producers.

Farmers' Friday

13.10.2016 09:49 | 0 Comments

Farmers' Friday encourages people to nourish themselves for a whole day with natural Real Food from local, sustainable farms - whether it be vegetables, fruit, meat, eggs, milk, cheese, bread, butter, or local varieties of grains, legumes, nuts and seeds. Changing the system by moving money away from industries into local economy - without demonizing, but rather appreciating the importance of local, ethically raised animal foods for our health and the environment.

Your Real Food Gatekeeper #7: Bread

06.10.2016 12:56 | 0 Comments

At Metabolance, I consider myself your personal Real Food gatekeeper, making sure that everything I offer at my shop is truly sustainable AND nourishing. Because an organic label is not necessarily a guarantee for that.

Every week, I am explaining to you one organic food that I choose to sell (and why) and one organic food that I object to sell (and why). 

Edition #7: Bread

 

 

Your Real Food Gatekeeper #6: Pet Food

29.09.2016 17:06 | 0 Comments

At Metabolance, I consider myself your personal Real Food gatekeeper, making sure that everything I offer at my shop is truly sustainable AND nourishing. Because an organic label is not necessarily a guarantee for that.

Every week, I am going to explain to you one organic food that I choose to sell (and why) and one organic food that I object to sell (and why). 

Edition #6: Dry Pet Food

Even if you do not have a pet yourself, please read on, so you can help spread awareness to those of your friends and family that DO have pets and end a very special kind of animal ABUSE!!

 

 

Your Real Food Gatekeeper #5: Butter

23.09.2016 21:34 | 0 Comments

At Metabolance, I consider myself your personal Real Food gatekeeper, making sure that everything I offer at my shop is truly sustainable AND nourishing. Because an organic label is not necessarily a guarantee for that.

Every week, I am going to explain to you one organic food that I choose to sell (and why) and one organic food that I object to sell (and why). 

Edition #5: Butter and Butter imitates

Your Real Food Gatekeeper #4: Vegetable Oils

17.09.2016 19:23 | 0 Comments

At Metabolance, I consider myself your personal Real Food gatekeeper, making sure that everything I offer at my shop is truly sustainable AND nourishing. Because an organic label is not necessarily a guarantee for that.

Every week, I am going to explain to you one organic food that I choose to sell (and why) and one organic food that I object to sell (and why). 

Edition #4: Vegetable Oils

Your Real Food Gatekeeper #3: Milk alternatives

09.09.2016 17:06 | 0 Comments

At Metabolance, I consider myself your personal Real Food gatekeeper, making sure that everything I offer at my shop is truly sustainable AND nourishing. Because an organic label is not necessarily a guarantee for that.

Every week, I am going to explain to you one organic food that I choose to sell (and why) and one organic food that I object to sell (and why). 

Edition #3: Milk alternatives

Your Real Food Gatekeeper #2: Soy

01.09.2016 13:09 | 0 Comments

At Metabolance, I consider myself your personal Real Food gatekeeper, making sure that everything I offer at my shop is truly sustainable AND nourishing. Because an organic label is not necessarily a guarantee for that.

Every week, I am going to explain to you one organic food that I choose to sell (and why) and one organic food that I object to sell (and why). 

Edition #2: Soy

Your Real Food Gatekeeper #1: Milk & Dairy

24.08.2016 15:24 | 0 Comments

At Metabolance, I consider myself your personal Real Food gatekeeper, making sure that everything I offer at my shop is truly sustainable AND nourishing. Because an organic label is not necessarily a guarantee for that.

Every week, I am going to explain to you one organic food that I choose to sell (and why) and one organic food that I object to sell (and why). 

Edition #1: Milk & Dairy

Masculine and Feminine energies and how they relate to food and body

19.08.2016 13:42 | 0 Comments

So many of my clients struggle to find the right balance between their masculine and feminine energies, often holding stereotypes of what it means to be masculine or feminine. Learn what exactly those struggles are and how they affect our relationship with food and body.

Why I deliberately keep my shelves empty

29.07.2016 20:54 | 0 Comments

Why is there only one bag of nuts in the shelf at Metabolance? Why do I not sell any liquid vegetable oils (other than olive oil and coconut oil)? Learn why I deliberately keep my shelves empty!

Text and Video!

 

Kombucha

21.07.2016 17:34 | 0 Comments

Learn how to easily brew probiotic kombucha at home.

Water Kefir Lemonade

21.07.2016 17:13 | 0 Comments

How to easily make healthy, probiotic lemonade from juice, coconut water or sugar water that even kids love!

Healthy Summer Drinks

21.07.2016 16:24 | 0 Comments

Summer is finally here! With the warm wheather comes the increased longing for refreshments. While water remains the only drink our body really needs, most people get tired of it pretty fast and are looking for some alternatives - especially when in social contexts (bar, café, party, BBQ...). Unfortunately, most "common" alternatives are full of (fruit) sugar, alcohol, gluten or a combination of those. Alcohol and caffeinated drinks might even result in net water loss (dehydration) rather than gain! Whether it's diluted juices, beer (even if alcohol-free) or sparkling wine - they might be ok occasionally, but if you have them on a regular basis, they might mess with your overall health and well-being. 

Here is my list of healthy summer drinks.

The type of food waste nobody ever talks about

09.07.2016 09:23 | 2 Comments

There is a lot of talk about food waste and for a good reason. Collectively, from farm to table, we currently throw away between 30-50% of the food we produce. However, there is another type of food waste that nobody ever seems to talk about. It is a less obvious type, because at first sight the food is used as it should be...

Where's the nutrition information?

01.07.2016 13:12 | 0 Comments

Learn about mind-body-nutrition and why I include, but do not limit myself to nutrition information in my writings.

Healthy communication

26.06.2016 11:24 | 0 Comments

Recently I seem to find myself being confronted with many situations where otherwise rational people get absorbed in emotional arguments, oftentimes losing it when it comes to the very values they claim to defend, namely tolerance, respect, compassion and love. Whether it’s about eating meat, breastfeeding, vaccination or now – Brexit – you’ve probably experienced hands on yourself how pointless and energy-draining the discussions around those topics can be. While I do have my opinions, this article is not about taking sides. It’s about my observations on the way people discuss those topics and what that actually says about them. I’d also like to draw a link between the way someone communicates and their immune system.

If you ever feel like a failure

24.06.2016 15:33 | 0 Comments

Even if you fail, know that you are never a failure, and that failing is the road to eventually succeed.

Do you agree to be here?

14.06.2016 12:29 | 0 Comments

When you agree to accept your life as it is right now, you tell your metabolism that you can handle it all, so it will follow and live up to that expectation. 

How strong is your PSYCHIC immune system?

10.06.2016 16:05 | 0 Comments

When you think about the immune system, you probably think about colds, winter and vitamin C, about bacteria and viruses - maybe you’ve also already heard how 70-80% of our immune system lies in the gut… all good & fair, but all of that is related to the PHYSICAL part of our immune system only. However, did you know that there is also a PSYCHIC immune system? Because we there are not just toxic substances we have to be protected of, but also toxic thoughts, feelings and even people.

I was wrong about weight loss!

04.06.2016 19:01 | 0 Comments

At least partially. My mistake was to define weight loss (or any other unwanted symptom) as a criterion for success. This is as shallow and deemed to failure as reducing weight loss to mere physical factors. I no longer do that. I am now committed to my clients' BIG goals. 

Healthy Veggie Burgers

21.04.2016 08:18 | 0 Comments

A basic, versatile recipe for healthy veggie (plus) burgers!

Unlearn what you've learned

08.04.2016 20:30 | 0 Comments

Learn to live every experience from a place of impartiality, openmindedness, and curiosity.

An attempt to give meaning to the Brussels terrorist attacks

24.03.2016 08:32 | 0 Comments

Whether it’s about symptoms in the body, or terrorism in the world, we always have the choice to either complain, blame and fight the “enemy”, OR we can choose to take the chance and start listening deeply to it and the message it holds for us. 

 

 

 

The Nr. 1 secret to better nutrition without changing what you eat

11.03.2016 17:29 | 0 Comments

Better nutrition without changing what you eat - sounds too good to be true, right? Here's the thing: we are not what we eat, we are what we can digest and assimilate! So if you manage to improve your digestive and assimilation capacity, you get more nutrients from your food, whatever that food is! Find out how to do that in this blog entry.

Find out what your unique gifts are!

05.03.2016 18:19 | 0 Comments

We are all here for a reason and everybody has one or several gifts to give to make this world a better place!  If you want to get more gifts from the Universe, start identifying and appreciating the ones you already have! Here's a great exercise to find out about your greatest gifts!

Delicious sugarfree pear cake

27.02.2016 11:57 | 0 Comments

This delicious cake gets its sweetness only from fruit and chestnut flour - no added sugar, honey, syrup, nectar, xylitol or stevia. It contains healthy fats and fibre, yet no gluten, dairy or eggs and as such is suitable to both paleo and vegan diets. 

Spinach Sauce or Pesto

17.02.2016 15:32 | 0 Comments

A delicious sauce for pasta, potatoes or as a side for fish or meat. With more olive oil also great as pesto.

Balanced & nourishing porridge

17.02.2016 15:13 | 0 Comments

A tasty porridge balanced with good fats and proteins. For a good start into the day!

Difference between Dr. Goerg deodorized and extra virgin coconut oil

09.01.2016 20:24 | 0 Comments

Whenever I hear the word "refined", my alarm bells start to ring and my imagination goes wild picturing all kinds of greedy industrial processes that render a natural and nourishing food toxic. But what exactly is the difference between refined and raw coconut oil? And does it really make a difference for health?

 

 

What trying to win a scholarship taught me about perfectionism

29.12.2015 18:18 | 0 Comments

I am currently participating in a video contest to win a scholarship to the Institute for the Psychology of Eating. The whole process has been very messy and self-confronting and taught me a lot about perfectionism - and how dealing with imperfections can actually inspire others.

DIY body butter and deodorant

19.12.2015 11:01 | 0 Comments

The average woman applies 168 chemicals to her skin per day - in the form of every day cosmetics. Those have the potential to severely disrupt the endocrine system and put extra strain on the detox organs. In this blog entry I share with you my simple mix for a DIY body lotion using only non-toxic kitchen ingredients so that you only put ON your body what you would put IN your body as well.

The two main reasons why people stay up later than they know they should and why you should really be in bed by 10pm

17.12.2015 06:17 | 0 Comments

A good night's sleep CRUCIAL for balanced hormones and metabolism in general. However, many people stay up later than they know they should. Here's the two main reasons why and what to do about it. 

The Christmas cookie recipe you have been waiting for

12.12.2015 19:32 | 0 Comments

The Christmas cookie recipe you have been waiting for! Gluten-free, dairy-free, egg-free and only sweetened with some fruit, yet still super tasty!

Behind the scenes of Pintafish

05.12.2015 22:32 | 0 Comments

Do you think MSC is a guarantee for sustainable fish? I thought so - before attending the Pintafish information and contact day! It was a very informative and interesting event that made me get a glimpse of the complexity and difficulty of the Belgian fishery in general, and sustainable fishing in particular. While things might not yet be "perfect" at Pintafish, I am extremely enthusiastic about their project, absolutely share their philosophy, totally trust their commitment to sustainable fishing and happily distribute the delicious result of their hard work in my shop. This is the summary report from the Pintafish information and contact day.

Coffee, your gut and hormones

03.12.2015 09:33 | 0 Comments

Let's talk about the drug Nr. 1 for many, caffeine, and its impact on your gut health and hormonal balance.

Balanced breakfasts for steady energy

02.12.2015 08:27 | 0 Comments

Some alternatives for "coffee + croissant" breakfasts that will help to keep your energy steady throughout the day!

Why I still eat (sustainable) meat

26.11.2015 10:35 | 0 Comments

In the light of industrial agriculture, it is easy to argue to simply stop eating meat. And while for some people that might indeed work due to their individual biochemistry, for others it will lead to health implications in the long run. This was the case for me and for many of the clients I see. 

As above, so below

22.11.2015 10:10 | 0 Comments

Everything is the same, just on different scales. We can read and understand what is going on on one level, by observing another. By correcting one level, we will automatically affect all the others as well. A pledge to stop treating symptoms and start looking for root causes.

Quick & easy gluten-free buckwheat sourdough bread

04.11.2015 15:24 | 0 Comments

This gluten-free, fermented bread actually looks and tastes like real bread. Easy & quick to make from pure ingredients (no additives).

6 ways how you can still enjoy your red meat!

27.10.2015 09:37 | 0 Comments

Red meat is in the media again... but as usual, things are not as straight forward as they might seem at first sight. In this blog post I share with you my thoughts on the recent WHO report linking red meat to cancer and I give you 6 ways how you can still enjoy your red meat!

Suffering from bloating or gas? You could simply be missing THIS!

16.10.2015 18:58 | 0 Comments

Are you suffering from bloating or gas immediately after a meal? THIS could be the reason.

10 ways how shopping at Metabolance dramatically reduces food waste

13.10.2015 18:24 | 0 Comments

Food waste is a huge problem and consequences are dramatic for the planet, the animals, the farmers and us people! Food waste is inherent to any supermarket or shop that offers fresh produce on a “push” basis to customers. Metabolance functions in a completely different way than other shops. Learn about 10 ways how shopping at Metabolance dramatically reduces food waste.

Psychology of cleansing

03.10.2015 11:22 | 2 Comments

Talking about cleansing from a holistic body-mind-soul perspective.

Stretch-the-meat balls

30.09.2015 15:15 | 0 Comments

Stretch-the-meat balls with some special super food ingredients - great for on-the-go or taking to work!

How unbiased are your experts really?

06.09.2015 16:46 | 0 Comments

About industry influence on experts and opinion leaders and the importance to use your common sense.

Be thankful

28.08.2015 18:01 | 0 Comments

So often we only focus on what goes wrong in our lives, the things we don't have or what we have not achieved yet. But: What we resist, persists. 

Yet there is a simple technique that will create abundance and happiness in your life.

Pear-Chocolate Cookies sugar-free, gluten-free, dairy-free, egg-free

26.08.2015 14:21 | 0 Comments

Yet another healthy recipe to satisfy those sweet and chocolate cravings that even "Real Foodies" have. This one does not contain ANY sweetener other than fresh pear. Yummy!

Red Beet Brownie - without gluten, eggs, dairy and sugar!

20.08.2015 10:59 | 0 Comments


We all love a treat from time to time, don't we. The art is to make treats healthy, so that we cannot only benefit from the enjoyment, but also from the nutrients. 

Here comes a recipe for Red Beet Brownies that I discovered (and adapted) recently and that turned out really nice!!

Count your blessings, not your calories

13.05.2015 18:27 | 0 Comments

I've been counting calories for a veeery long time in my life. I eventually managed to get myself out of this "mind-prison" - and shifted my mindset from one of scarcity, restriction & lack to one of freedom & abundance. Read how you can do the same - and why calorie counting is not a wise approach anyways. 

 

Take time to prepare for conception

11.05.2015 11:55 | 0 Comments

 

Most people spend more time and energy preparing their wedding day, than for conception

It is not unusual for couples to spend a year preparing this one special day of their lives. However, hardly ever would they consider taking a year in advance to actually prepare their bodies for the creation of a new life - even if that life will last 25.550 days on average (hopefully longer)...

Slow down to accelerate healing

25.04.2015 17:54 | 0 Comments

ANY person that wants to heal, needs to slow down - with food, as much as in any other area of their lives. This is because in order for healing to occur, the body needs to get into the "rest-and-digest" restorative mode, as opposed to the "fight-or-flight" stress mode. This is especially true for Fast Oxidizer Metabolic Types, yet it is the hardest thing to do for them. 

 

The importance of a healthy gut for a strong immune system

22.04.2015 12:29 | 0 Comments

If we consider that 70-80% of our immune system lies in the gut, it is crucial to talk about gut health as THE important factor to improve your overall health and well-being all year long.

The Art of doing nothing

10.04.2015 17:19 | 0 Comments

About the difficulty of not "doing" anything without feeling guilty and the benefits for your creativity, productivity and joy of living.

How organic is your organic food really?

25.03.2015 18:54 | 0 Comments

The market for organic food is a profitable one, growing double digit. Nowadays organic food is available almost everywhere, including supermarkets, hypermarkets and discounters. While this is definitely a positive development, there are huge differences between organic produced industrially in and for the masses and small-scale organic food from a local farm.  How organic is your organic food really?

6 reasons why organic food is really better

25.03.2015 18:41 | 0 Comments

Every now and then there is a new "study" coming out supposedly showing that organic produce is no better for us than conventional produce. In this entry I give you 6 reasons why organic food (the "real", small-scale organic at least) is of course better - for you, the farmers, the animals and the planet.

Metabolic Typing vs. Paleo vs. WAPF vs. Blood Group Diet

25.03.2015 18:16 | 0 Comments

How does Metabolic Typing differ from the Paleo diet and the Blood Group Diet?

Omega 3 and Omega 6: All you need to know

25.03.2015 15:17 | 0 Comments

In this entry I answer the following questions: What is the difference between omega 3 and omega 6? Is omega 3 from plants as well absorbed as omega 3 from animal foods? What about omega 3 supplements?

All you need to know about gluten

25.03.2015 14:04 | 0 Comments

 In this blog entry I offer some insights into the questions: What is gluten? What are the different forms of intolerances? Why do more and more people react? Are gluten-free products the solution?

Ketosis vs. ketoacidosis

25.03.2015 13:26 | 0 Comments

Many people, including doctors and other medical professionals, confuse ketoacidosis, an extremely abnormal form of ketosis, with the normal benign dietary ketosis resulting from a diet low in carbohydrates (<50g per day) or fasting.  

2 ways to decrease anti-nutrients in grains, legumes, nuts & seeds

25.03.2015 13:08 | 0 Comments

The well-meant advice to eat lots of whole grains and replace meat with vegetarian alternatives can lead to insufficient nutrient absorption and put a lot of strain on the digestive system, causing damage to it in the long run. The reason for that are so-called "anti-nutrients" contained in those foods. Learn about two traditional preparation methods, that (partially) neutralize those anti-nutrients, making the grains/legumes/nuts/seeds easier to digest and vitamins/minerals available for absorption. 

Are carbohydrates essential in a human diet?

25.03.2015 12:34 | 0 Comments

In this post I look at the question whether our brains really NEED carbohydrates to function - independent of the question whether or not a low carb diet is a good thing for YOU. 

Grass-fed vs. Grain-fed cows

25.03.2015 12:07 | 0 Comments

In this post, I clarify the differences between the different types of cows and their impact on climate change.

Vegetable-Seed-Crackers

13.03.2015 19:24 | 0 Comments

Looking for a healthy snack? Or something to serve as apéro?

Get creative combining veggies with seeds and create your own healthy and colorful crackers! 

Peanuts in babies?

25.02.2015 11:28 | 0 Comments

A new study is causing excitement because it appears to have shown that the best way to prevent food allergies is to expose yourself to the food as early as possible.

Even though the study is claimed to be well designed and executed by scientific institutions, I have many alarm signals / question marks when I hear news like that...  

The art of staying hydrated (drinking)

17.02.2015 10:43 | 0 Comments

My best practice tips when it comes to what, when and how much to drink.

 

Chocolate-Coconut-Buns, sugar-free, gluten-free, egg-free

04.02.2015 07:27 | 0 Comments

Similar to my "free-of-everything bread replacement", but even fewer ingredients and even more delicious. Especially for chocolate lovers. Great as breakfast or on the go.

 

Real Food on a budget

26.01.2015 16:51 | 0 Comments

Tips for saving money while eating healthy. Find out why you cannot afford to not afford good food and what you can do if you are on a budget.

Real Food Categories

26.01.2015 16:45 | 0 Comments

Detailed information about all Real Food categories: selection, storage, preparation, consumption

Avocado-Pumpkin-Pudding or Smoothie

15.01.2015 13:03 | 0 Comments

Most low carb smoothie recipes contain some fruit to make it taste good. All good and fine UNLESS you are intolerant to fructose or really reacting negatively to fruit. So I tried replacing the fruit with some starchy vegetable and it is an understatement to say that I was pleasantly surprised by the outcome (despite the ugly color) - I absolutely LOVED the taste and couldn't get enough! This makes a nice breakfast or snack and is also great to have after exercise.

 

Claudia's "free-of-everything" bread replacement

15.01.2015 08:21 | 0 Comments

Craving bread, but doing better without gluten, dairy, eggs, sugar? Looking for a quick breakfast that is still low in carbs and rich in proteins / fats? Try my "free-of-everything" bread replacement then... It is slightly sweet, so could even satisfy sweet cravings at the same time. Delicious with raw butter, but also just on its own.

 

Exquisite double-layered, dark chocolate tart, paleo, vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, egg-free

06.01.2015 16:19 | 0 Comments

People usually assume that when you commit to eating healthy, you can never ever have cake or tart. WRONG. Of course you can. You just wouldn't have ANY cake or tart, but make sure that it is made with (relatively) healthy and high quality, Real Food ingredients. Just like this heavenly delicious double-layered chocolate tart, that I made yesterday for my mother's B-Day based on the Nourishing Gourmet's recipe.

 

Good Foods - Bad Foods: The orange and chocolate nightmare

13.12.2014 09:58 | 0 Comments

What my personal "orange and chocolate" nightmare experience reminded me about the categorization in "good" and "bad" foods - even in Metabolic Typing.

Forgotten Superfoods: Lacto-fermented vegetables

25.10.2014 14:20 | 0 Comments

Lacto-fermented or cultured foods are another of THE forgotten, traditional Superfoods. It is quite difficult, if not to say impossible to find traditionally lacto-fermented vegetables in the store. The best way is to make your own, which is easier than it sounds.Get the recipe for classical Sauerkraut here.

 

Forgotten Superfoods: Home-made bone broth

25.10.2014 13:34 | 0 Comments

Home-made, long & slow-cooked bone broth is one of THE forgotten superfoods. Get the recipe here.

 

 

10 ways to boost your immune system naturally

25.10.2014 13:07 | 0 Comments

If we consider that 80% of our immune system lies in the gut, it is interesting that improving gut health is usually not mentioned when asking people about their "tricks" to boost immunity before winter. Yet, without a healthy gut, washing your hands frequently, eating oranges or taking a multivitamin supplement will not keep you from getting sick.

So let's talk about gut health as THE important factor to work on in order to not only get through winter without catching the flu, but to improve your overall health and well-being all year long.

Farmers' Friday Recipe #3: Warming Pumpkin Soup

24.10.2014 19:28 | 0 Comments

Recipes only made with natural, seasonal, sustainably produced Real Foods as they would be available from local farms or producers.

Let's focus on health rather than weight!

03.08.2014 09:56 | 0 Comments

Sadly, we are a society obsessed with body weight. If only we'd focus as much on HEALTH as we do on kilos, things would be VERY different.

Orthorexia – When “healthy” turns into “sick”

18.06.2014 12:36 | 0 Comments

There is a dark side to all that talk about “healthy food and lifestyle” called orthorexia or the compulsory need to eat and live “healthy”. While anorexic people are concerned with the QUANTITY of food, orthorexic people are concerned with the QUALITY of food. Yet, not everybody caring about the quality of what they eat falls into this category. In this post, I want to call on my own experience to draw the line between a “sick” orthorexic person and someone just living by strong principles.

How to make your own veggie milk

13.05.2014 11:59 | 0 Comments

While I am a big fan of organic, raw, whole milk, since it offers various health benefits, there are some people that just don't want or simply can't have it due to lactose or casein intolerance. Others just want to vary from time to time and give their taste buds a new experience.

All good and fair, just be aware that most (in fact almost all) commercially available plant-based milk alternatives are highly processed, pasteurized , not "correctly prepared" (meaning fermented and/or sprouted beforehands) and usually contain either sweeteners (agave or rice syrup are not better sweeteners than regular sugar), highly reactive vegetable oils (usually sunflower oil) and/or other additives. 

So the best option is to make your own, which is easier than you'd think, especially if you use a specially designed device like the Veggiefino, but it is also possible without.

Success is not the key to happiness

12.05.2014 14:28 | 0 Comments

"Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful." (A. Schweitzer)

I recently came across this beautiful quote and can’t emphasize enough how TRUE it is. Let me share my thoughts with you.

Pumpkin-Coconut-Pudding with healing gelatin (gluten-, egg-, dairy-, sugar-free)

06.05.2014 10:31 | 0 Comments

Looking for a healthy breakfast or lunch (easy to take to work) on your elimination diet? 

Try this simple, inexpensive, yet super healthy and filling recipe.

 

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What every plant-eater needs to know!

03.05.2014 11:32 | 0 Comments

After running a marathon, becoming a vegan is yet another „challenge“ nowadays. While I can understand the ethical reasons behind many people’s motivation for this approach (I’ve been avoiding meat and other animal products myself for quite some time, without ever going to extremes though), I cannot favour it over an omnivorous, Real Food diet (which could be vegetarian, but ideally would include some fish, meat and/or chicken as well) for nutritional, environmental AND spiritual reasons.

4 ways how excessive cardio can do more harm than good

02.05.2014 16:11 | 0 Comments

Running and other kinds of endurance training are increasingly popular nowadays. Running a marathon seems to be the latest thing you must "achieve" if you wanna be somebody.. In addition to that it's said to prevent cardio-vascular disease, keep you healthy and in shape. Unfortunately quite the opposite may be true. Too frequent and/or too intense cardio might actually make you SICK (and even fat in some cases). 

Hard to believe? Trust me, I've been there and can only confirm that it's true.

How to dye your eggs naturally

15.04.2014 16:23 | 0 Comments

Create beautifully coloured eggs for Easter using only natural ingredients, such as red onions, red beets or red cabbage (and some patience).

Saturated fat and cholesterol are good for you!

15.04.2014 12:48 | 0 Comments

The biggest myth surviving in the world of nutrition is probably that foods rich in saturated fat and/or cholesterol are bad for you. This myth stems from the 1950's, when Ancel Keys published a study linking saturated fats to high cholesterol and heart disease. Although the study turned out to be severely flawed afterwards, it has ever since been the basis for a food advice demonizing traditional saturated fats (e.g. lard, butter, cream, coconut oil) and pushing new (industry-created, refined, hydrogenated) unsaturated fats (e.g. margarine, vegetable oils) from (highly subsidized) plants such as sunflower, corn, canola or soy, as well as “low-fat” products full of refined sugars and artificial sweeteners. Interestingly enough the incidence of heart disease and obesity has sky rocketed ever since...

The truth is that our body needs saturated fat and cholesterol for many important functions.

Coconut-Banana-Muffin (without gluten, dairy & refined sugar)

24.02.2014 16:52 | 0 Comments

A healthy treat for special occasions. Gluten-free, dairy-free, without refined sugar.

Excess Sugar: Depleting, Fattening & Addictive

23.02.2014 15:35 | 0 Comments

You’ve probably heard that refined (white) sugar is “bad” because it can cause caries and supplies only "empty" calories. However, these reasons don’t seem to prevent most people from continuing to eat it. I mean, just brush your teeth and make sure you exercise enough to burn off those extra calories, right? Well, unfortunately it is not that simple… Let’s take a deeper look into the effects refined sugar can have on our bodies, concretely, how it can make us sick, tired and fat!

Quick & Easy Falafel, gluten-free, egg-free

21.02.2014 20:44 | 0 Comments

Falafel are a staple ingredient in vegetarian pittas. Young & old, vegetarian or not, almost everybody loves them! Good news for you that you can easily produce them at home, knowing exactly what ingredients you use, preparing them correctly to render them nutritionally more valuable (and on top increase digestibility: fermented/sprouted legumes produce much less gases) AND using the right fat to bake them!

Plant-Proteins and potential health problems

08.01.2014 12:33 | 0 Comments

With all those scandals about factory-farmed meat, many people are reducing the amount of meat they consume and are looking for plant-based alternatives to cover their bodies’ need for proteins. In this article I want to make you aware of the potential health problems if you consume a lot of legumes (esp. soy), grains, nuts & seeds and give you tips how you can minimize them. 

Eating meat is not the problem. Eating mass-market meat is.

08.01.2014 12:20 | 0 Comments

Eating meat is blamed for wasting precious resources, accelerating climate change and provoking all kinds of diseases, from cancer, to cardiovascular diseases, to diabetes and obesity. In this article I stress the point that not all meat can be considered equal and that eating meat as such is not the problem, but that it is choosing the wrong quality of meat, namely factory-farmed meat fed on soy and corn instead of pasture-fed meat coming from small-scale organic, local farms.

Why we should care for small, local, organic farms

15.05.2013 15:22 | 0 Comments

Simplified, if you don’t choose for local farmers, you choose for industrialized, mass production.