He doesn’t need any pharmaceuticals to control or ‘hide’ the real reasons for blood pressure, diabetes, obesity or digestive issues leading to a poor quality of life. Scott is a trained Integrative Nutrition Health and RAW Food Coach. In fact he is 100% RAW – both a health and lifestyle choice.
Based near Noosa, North of Brisbane, Scott shares his wisdom with clients and members of the public through his iLifeFoods stand at the Noosa Farmers Market, his health coaching and his RAW food coaching sessions. He is also very active through his FaceBook presence. The basis of his wisdom is his own brush with chronic digestive issues leading to years of acid reflux, indigestion, heartburn and hiatal muscle breakdown and how he healed himself and became his own Doctor.
The former Network news journalist and Mass Communications Consultant with one of the original ‘Big Five’ groups, now devotes his time to helping people of all ages through the ever changing and confusing health and nutrition minefield.
‘Everyone I am speaking with these days has some kind of health issue. They know if they run off to the Doctor they will most likely be prescribed a pharmaceutical which masks the original reason for the ailment and may in some cases exacerbate a simply corrected condition bought on as a result of poor diet. I help people understand how they can access new options and begin to heal the body, mind and soul using quality internal and external nutrition. In Integrative Nutrition terms we call this Primary and Secondary Food’, says Scott Mathias.
‘Post Christmas and New Year is the time of the year when most damage occurs to the digestive function when too much mainly animal protein is forced into the body, drops largely unprocessed into the intestine and starts to rot, causing unnecessary and avoidable increases in body acid levels’.
‘Simple and conscious actions on behalf of the person suffering can quickly change the body from heavily acid back to the 80/20 Alkaline/Acid balance’
Scott is an articulate advocate of supremely good health and leads by example. He is available for on-camera or phone interviews anywhere in Australia. He is available by calling his mobile 0423 353 109 or by email: [email protected]. Scott is also available for quick and simple RAW food demonstrations.
Since posting a picture on the iLifeFoods FaceBookpage I have had numerous requests for the recipe of my famously delicious Spicy Pumpkin Soup.
OK..here is what you will need :
1 medium size pumpkin or the equivalent of a 1/8 slice of pumpkin per person cut into small pieces.
Macadamia oil (Olive will suffice)
1 large glove of garlic (chopped)
1 large onion (chopped)
1 Tablespoon of medium curry powder
¼ teaspoon mustard seeds
1 small red chilli
Sea salt for seasoning
Add the oil along with the aromatic condiments into a sauce pan and allow the onions to ‘sweat off’ (as they say on Master Chef). Then add the chopped pumpkin and allow to gently brown-off (my word) until you can get a nice ‘caramelly pumpkiny’ fragrance from the pot.
Add two glasses of water to leave about 4cm or an inch and a bit of pumpkin showing. Allow to simmer until the mixture thickens – normally about an hour or so. Once the pumpkin is cooked , taste and add sea salty as preferred.
Then place the cooled mixture into a blender or use a ‘bar mixed’ type blender to render the mixture to a thickish puree. Then finally plate –up , add some garlic chives to the top or coconut cream, as some one suggested and vola – you have a really tasty soup which might last a couple of nights if you don’t eat it all at once. I add a small amount of garden chives too!!
If you are bored of eating pumpkin soup, then freeze it and reheat at some later stage. I also add some of the soup to a puree of sweet potato too. Overall totally delish!!
Finally the superfood characteristics are:
The distinctive bright orange colour of pumpkin indicates it's an excellent source of that all-important antioxidant beta-carotene. Research shows that people who eat a diet rich in beta-carotene are less likely to develop certain cancers than those who fail to include beta-carotene-rich foods in their diet. Pumpkin also has another carotenoid, beta-cryptoxanthin, which may decrease the risk of lung cancer in smokers.
Scott Mathias is a Certified Integrative Nutritionist and Professional Health Coach. Based in Noosa,Queensland he consults to clients around Australia
including conducting raw food seminars, public speaking engagements. His special area of interest is the digestive
function and eating food which promotes LIFE!!
What is it you are really needing in your life to satisfy an ‘physio-emotional’ need.
Look at the foods, deficits and behaviors in your life that are the underlying causes of your cravings. Many people view cravings as weakness, but really they are important messages meant to assist you in maintaining balance. When you experience a craving, deconstruct it. Ask yourself, what does my body want and why?
The eight primary causes of cravings are:
1. Lack of primary food. Being dissatisfied with a relationship or having an inappropriate exercise routine (too much, too little or the wrong type), being bored, stressed, uninspired by a job, or lacking a spiritual practice may all cause emotional eating.
2. Water. Lack of water can send the message that you are thirsty and on the verge of dehydration. Dehydration can manifest as a mild hunger, so the first thing to do when you get a craving is drink a full glass of water.
3.Yin/yang imbalance. Certain foods have more yin qualities (expansive) while other foods have more yang qualities (contractive).
4. Inside coming out. Often times, cravings come from foods that we have recently eaten, foods eaten by our ancestors, or foods from our childhood.
5. Seasons. Often the body craves foods that balance the elements of the season.
6. Lack of nutrients. If the body has inadequate nutrients, it will produce odd cravings.
7. Hormones. When women experience menstruation, pregnancy or menopause, fluctuating testosterone and estrogen levels may cause unique cravings.
8. De-evolution. When things are going extremely well, sometimes a self-sabotage syndrome happens. We crave foods that throw us off, thus creating more cravings to balance ourselves.
From an integrative nutrition stand point the emotional relationship we have with food can either allow us to be fully rounded and satisfied human beings or ‘ humans going no-where’.
Sometimes too we might need to replace lost minerals from our biosystem too. For-instance a need for magnesium might be a craving for chocolate but rather than going down that slippery slope why not go after raw nuts and seeds, legumes, fruits which will not only meet the need for mag but also satisfy any sugar craving as well.
Phosphorous, sulfur, iron and salt (NaCl) needs might send you off to coffee and tea yet a good and regular diet of chicken, beef, liver, poultry, fish, eggs, dairy, nuts, legumes along with seaweed, greens, black cherries might just be the answer. Without doubt food and emotions are linked.
Scott Mathias is a Certified Integrative Nutritionist and Professional Health Coach. Based in Noosa, Queensland he consults to clients around Australia including conducting seminars, public speaking engagements and corporate health groups. His special area of interest is the digestive function and eating food which promotes LIFE!! He is also the creator of an all Australian range of 100% PURE Superfoods from www.ilifefoods.com.
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In this newsletter : Become Food Empowered!!
Discover the benefits of Greens, enjoy an
exciting recipe & get a FREE acid/alkaline food chart!
did you last look at exactly what you were eating and what is
motivating you to eat? Are you being enticed by the colourful
advertising by the major supermarkets and perhaps choosing foods that
aren’t in your best interest?
There certainly is a lot of ‘food confusion’ existing
right now and in our busy life it is probably a good time to stop and
ask yourself some questions about food and your lifestyle..
•Can you eat out less and prepare more of your own food ?
•Can you be sharing more food in a 'sit-down' environment with friends or family?
•Are you eating to support your immediate and long-term health needs?
These may appear basic questions to some of you but for others this 'food confusion'exists.
Forinstance mainstream media does not promote an awareness around the need to take in a range of 'leafy green vegetables' daily.
whole idea of raw food, light on protein ie. less heavy red meats, pork
and cheeses, along with a mix of healthy grains ie. more wheat free!!
is abhorrent to mainstream media because of the need to continue to
support an industry and an agenda based food pyramid.
So its time now to step into your own 'food power' and maybe say 'enough is enough'!!!
Here are some great ways to become really empowered around your immediate and long term health.
Reach out and ask more questions of your friends and family, read more, sign up for food newsletters or online blogs.
When in doubt 'Google' for information which sits right for you.
Download the 80/20 Alkaline/Acid Food Chart at the bottom of the page.
Also consider spending a couple of hours either a Saturday or Sunday morning shopping at your local farmer's or producer markets
Food Focus: Greens
greens are some of the easiest and most beneficial vegetables to
incorporate into your daily routine. Densely packed with energy and
nutrients, they grow upward to the sky, absorbing the sun’s light while
producing oxygen. Members of this royal green family include kale,
collard greens, Swiss chard, mustard greens, arugula, dandelion greens,
broccoli rabe, watercress, beet greens, bok choy, green cabbage, spinach
and broccoli. Right now at your local farmers market crinkly leaf green
kale is available. In fact you might be interested in knowing that kale
is number 2 after garlic in the antioxidant stakes!!!
How do greens
benefit our bodies? They are very high in calcium, magnesium, iron,
potassium, phosphorous and zinc, and are a powerhouse for vitamins A, C,
E and K. They are crammed full of fibre, folic acid, chlorophyll and
many other micronutrients and phytochemicals. Their green colour is
because of chlorophyll levels - sometimes known as liquid sunshine.
traditional Asian medicine, the color green is related to the liver,
emotional stability and creativity. Greens aid in purifying the blood,
strengthening the immune system, improving liver, gall bladder and
kidney function, fighting depression, clearing congestion, improving
circulation and keeping your skin clear and blemish free.
greens are the vegetables most missing from the average diet, and now
you can learn how to prepare them. Start with the very simple recipe
below. Then each time you go to the market, pick up a new green to try.
Soon you’ll find your favorite greens and wonder how you ever lived
Exciting Recipe: Shiitake and Kale
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cooking Time: 10 minutes
Yield: 4 servings
Ingredients:300gms shiitake mushrooms,1 tablespoon olive oil, 1-2 cloves crushed garlic, 1 bunch kale, sprinkle of pine nuts, a pinch of Australian Desert LakeSalt and carrot to garnish.
Directions: 1. Warm oil in pan on medium heat with minced garlic until aromas of garlic are released, about 2-3 minutes. 2. Add chopped shiitake mushrooms, stir-fry for 5 minutes.3.
Add chopped kale, stir-fry for a couple of minutes. 4. Add a
splash of water and pinch of salt to pan, cover and let steam for 4
This is a really simple stir fry that is not only quick to prepare but provides the body with so many benefits.
This is so delicious and so so amazingly healthy and above all - so simple.
have been asked by many people for a list of alkaline and acid foods.
So here is a list which will act as a guideline for you !!! This is
such a fabulous chart to help you make really great food choices
enabling you to learn to know the difference between certain food types
which may or may not be beneficial to your body. The secret is an 80/20
balance between alkaline and acid in your body. Eating the appropriate
food types can help promote this.
download a coloured .pdf chart which you can print off, get laminated
and stick onto the fridge door. I will write more on the relationship of
alkaline and acid foods in the coming months.
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information on this site or page is of a general nature and is ‘for
information only’. No medical claims are made or inferred and you should
seek the advice of a qualified medical practitioner should any
prevailing medical condition exist. Above all seek out your options.
By Scott Mathias – Integrated Health & RawFood Coach – Creator of the iLifeFood.com range of Enriched SuperCell Foods
I have always maintained that what ever is growing from season to season in your back yard IS FOOD!! It doesn’t have to been on four legs or come out of a building fitted with automatic doors- your back yard is a hive of nutritional industry – all year round.
Several AMAZING food sources grow in mine. Emerging as a weed, I dutifully removed them and dispatched as fast as I could. Then I began to take a closer look. The first is Wild Amaranth which usually turns up early summer or when you don’t plant anything in a patch of garden – so basically anytime, especially if one lives where the weather is a little warmer year round.
Wild Amaranth- High in protein and nutritious
Because it is here to help and assist in our healing process and FEED us, its loves to grow around humans. It will often appear in farmers paddocks after a harvest. Amaranth owes its origins to the ancient Aztec civilisation in Central and South America. It’s very high in protein and jam packed with nutrients from its seeds and leaves.
Farmers world wide despise Amaranth. It is often called by the rather unfortunate name of ‘Pig Weed’. Whilst it is generally cultivate for its seed it is really not a grain. It is more like a ‘seeding spinach’. Quinoa is probably its nearest relative.
The dark seeds from wild Amaranth can be quite hard and sand like but the greens are totally edible and best used in salads or stir fries. Their lighter well bred and cultivated cousins possess a lighter seed suitable for simmering for both savoury and sweet use, as well as flour in breads.These can be obtained from a health food shop. However with a bit of local research you can find the lighter seed bearing variety-sow them and expect a crop season to season. Just one seed has the ability to produce up to 2 kilograms of usable seeds.
An amazing weed indeed!!
Scott Mathias is a Certified Integrative Nutritionist and Professional Health Coach. Based in Noosa, Queensland he consults to clients around Australia including conducting seminars, public speaking
engagements. His special areas of interest are Life Balance and the Digestive
Function – He conducts Raw Food Classes. He is also the creator of an all
Australian range of 100% PURE Nutrient Cell-Foods from www.ilifefoods.com.
He can also be seen at the Noosa Farmers Market each and every Sunday throughout the year.
HERE to go to Scott’s
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The first pre-requisite is a good quality, solid and well powered blender or as I know it, a vitamiser!! This one was purchased from Aldi recently for less than $30 but it is the best and most efficient I have ever used.
My research is showing that many people will not make time in their morning's to reactivate the 'nutritional chi' of the body and support its needs to eliminate and begin the energy and nutritional absorption process again.
Smoothies are a wonderful way to nourish the body with a range of goodies - AND if needs be they can be prepared the night before and placed in the fridge with a piece of cling wrap over the top. Ideally though its better to prepare smoothies and drink on the spot, then oxidisation is lessened and the bio-energy levels are retained.
In the picture sequence shown I have simply chopped a range of fresh fruit into the blender. This morning it was: A frozen banana Chopped pineapple Handful of stoned cherries Chopped peach and nectarine Some Rain Plum juice A VegeShot (beetroot, carrot,kale, Rain Plum and mango) and I had some Wild Cherry and Rain Plum
You may actually put what ever your body feels it might like in a smoothie BUT the emphasis is on your body NOT your mind, which may well ask for some sugary substance to be added to your smoothies, when infact it is not needed. By crowding out sugary substances with naturally occurring sweet foods, such as fruit, your mind will begin to relinquish the desire to take refined sugars and thus the body's cravings will diminish.
Try it and you might be pleasantly surprised.
Easy as 1-2-3 !!
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The above is for information purposes only and is not designed to
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Since time immemorial the Paw Paw, sometimes called Papaya (carica papaya) ,
has been at the centre of options for healing solutions, but more importantly a
staple diet for many of the planets tropical indigenous peoples. Papain is the
living enzyme within the flesh of both a green and ripe Paw Paw, however the
green paw paw is known to have higher amounts of papain and lower amounts of
naturally occurring sugars where-as a ripe paw paw has the reverse.
There are some amazing stories about the wonders of the paw paw, but I will
preface what I am about to share with you with the following words of caution.
Number one. In this day and age it is still important to consult a medical
practitioner to determine any health issues and to listen to what options
he/she might have to offer. Listening to options is important because one must
be as empowered as one can be when making choices about one’s personal health.
So please listen.
From a scientific perspective paw paw contains acetogenins which modulate
the production of ATP or adenosine triphosphate in mitochondria of cancer
cells. The enzyme in the paw paw is also referred to as a ‘protein eater’
because that’s exactly what it does, as well as seek out ‘high energy’ users
within the cellular environment – cancer cells for-instance use high levels of
energy to keep alive. So the second words of caution are thus. If you are fit
and well and your digestive system is working properly and you have not
diagnosed cancerous condition then processed (extract or dried) paw paw
is OK to use but not for extended periods of time- remember it loves to eat up
protein forms such as parasites, bacteria etc – if you are perfectly healthy and
CLEAN, then sit back with a slice of ripe paw paw with a squeeze of lime on top
of it each morning and relax. It is also good to take papaya supplements with
food. In my opinion and based on the number of visitors to us at the markets
every 2nd person has a digestive issue and it would take some time before
any of the above should occur, but a return to gut alkalinity can happen quite
quickly based on my personal experience but slower in more under productive
guts. In essence what might work well for one may be different for another.
Green Papaya Powder of the purest form.
I personally take regular updates of paw paw – usually my green papaya
powder with water added and a squeeze of lime. For much of my life I had
trouble with a hiatal hernia and suffered from the most chronic reflux. I don’t
anymore because my gut – my warp core of my personal Starship-is processing
proteins more efficiently than before and has developed a certain’ operational
efficiency’ per se. When I don’t need to take it, especially as I have
virtually cut ALL heavy proteins from my
diet (red meat, pork and heavy cheeses in particular, milk and flour based
products) then my gut feels good with no bloating, belching or flatulence (the
the polite word for farting).
I currently produce a Green Papaya Powder in 150g and 50g size and shortly a
Papaya tea made from pure pesticide free leaf from Queensland. (The tea is now available!)
Now I would like to share some links with you talking more about the
benefits of papaya powder, extract and the juice of the paw paw leaf (pic
shown). I recently made a brew of this by stepping as many green paw paw leaves
as I could into boiling water. The upshot after a couple of hours simmering was
the most horrifically smelling and tasting fruit juice my taste buds have ever
set their eyes on, BUT as my old Gran would say ‘ bad taste makes better’. I
continued to sip 20ml plus every few hours for a few days until I noticeably
felt more relaxed and for what ever reason, clearer in my head. I suspect this
was due mainly to a good parasite cleanse and a good fungal kill-off as well.
Green Papaya Leaf Tea
All the products I produce are food based and part of an integrative nutrition approach to life and not just based taste and appearance of the food but also it’s ‘wholeness’ derived from the energy within that food and how it might affect your biosystem. In other words – one develops a relationship with the food long before it enters your mouth. All illness is generated from the gut and in particular what enters your blood stream through the gut lining.
Life is about making choices – none of them are better or worse – they are just choices. I found choices tend to present themselves when knowledge about a given matter is present. Everyone is different and what may work for one may not work for another. Call it ‘gut feeling’, then go with it whether its allopathic medicine with a pharmaceutical treatment or another option. Always the choice is yours and no-one else’s.
All information on this site or page is of a general nature and is ‘for information only’. No medical claims are made and you should seek the advice of a qualified medical practitioner should any prevailing medical condition exist.