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This soup is easy to digest and contains cruciferous vegetables which are well known for their detoxifying ability. Cruciferous vegetables contain many different nutrients to support our health. They also contain compounds called glucocinolates. Glucocinolates are broken down to isothyocinates by an enzyme called myrosinase. This enzyme is activated when the fresh vegetable is chopped to smaller pieces. Isothyocinates are special in that they support both phases of liver detoxification. Cruciferous vegetables are in season in Spring – the perfect time to detox. Try to add cruciferous vegetables to your meals every day.   Broccoli and Cauliflower Soup Ingredients 1 leek roughly chopped 1 head of broccoli roughly chopped 1 head of cauliflower...

Why we should eat seasonally and locally   What we eat plays an integral part in how healthy we are. The phrase you are what you eat means that what we eat can affect our mental, emotional and physical health.  Eating seasonally and locally is important, as produce grown close to home has the perfect combination of nutrients for the season in which they are best harvested and eaten. Whats in season - September/October Fruit apples - avocados - cumquats - grapefruit - lemons - mandarins - blood seville oranges - pears - rhubarb - strawberries - tangelos - tangerine Vegetables asparagus - bok choy -beetroot - broccoli - cabbage - carrots - cauliflower - celery - choy sum -...

1 – 7 August is World Breastfeeding Week. We have put together a 3 part series on breastfeeding and hormones, nutrition for breastfeeding, and weaning and hormones. Welcome to Part 1. Breastfeeding and Hormones Breastfeeding sounds simple enough right?!… That is until you actually have to do it! Breastfeeding can be difficult and stressful no matter if it’s your first of fourth baby. There are so many factors that come into play before breastfeeding works. There may be supply issues (too much or too little), pain and discomfort, mastitis, let down issues, hormonal issues, issues with latching, rooting, suckling and swallowing, tongue tie, mental health and lack of support/...

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Welcome to our new and updated website!

Welcome to our new and updated website, which now features a blog and newsletter. Future blogs will be posted both on our website and our Facebook page. If you’re not linked in with us on Facebook or Instagram, we invite you to like our page and join our newsletter to stay updated with all the latest info on, IVF and Natural Fertility, Nutrition and Recipes and all things Health and Wellbeing. All our links to join are below! Essence of Health has gone through some HUGE changes in the last year and new health services, such as Chiropractic, Physiotherapy and Acupuncture for general health and muscle and joint pain...