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.
By Scott Mathias Integrative Health Coach and Creator of iLifeFoods.com
Those of you contemplating moving toward a completely 100% Raw diet need not fear that life will become boring. For me the transition has been beyond anything I could describe – inspirational, illuminating and uplifting.
I can feel my complete cellular body enjoys being filled with powerful plant phyto-energies. I feel the new relationship I have with RAW is enabling me to live life in a completely different paradigm; FREE from the need to be, think or act like anyone else. I feel going RAW has enabled me to begin to live my individual form based on new and inspired ideals firmly anchored in my natural relationship with all things of nature.
I sense my DNA is changing to accommodate my original state of true self.
More on this as I bring recipes forward for your contemplation and above all, sheer enjoyment. RAW is tasty and alive!!
Here is my Appetiser HiRise which frankly is more than a tasty meal for one person let alone the four who shared this recently here at RAWHQ!!
This HiRise2 comprises 5 layers.
The base is seed breadwhich I make in my dehydrator – 2 cups sunflower seeds, ¼ cup flax or linseed, 1 small onion, ¼ cup sundried or dehydrated tomatoes, 1/4 cup soaked almonds, 2 tablespoons Shoyu or Tamari – Blend until paste like. Add a few drops of water to achieve paste consistency. Lay out on heat proof board or paper and score into snack size bites.
Place in warm oven or dehydrator no more than 110F for approx 7 hrs.
First layer from the bottom Carrot and cauliflower simple Kimchi – slice carrot and cauliflower into bite size pieces and stuff into an ‘French clamp’ jar (the pull own and seal variety but a vercola will do) fill jar to just cover the vegetables with apple cider vinegar. Leave on the kitchen bench for 3-4 days until when you open the jar you get a ‘sweet ferment’ aroma. Place in the fridge or do what I do and ‘go all the way’ and leave it out until totally consumed. In this case I placed into my bullet blender which is ideal for doing small portions and ground down.
Second layer from the bottom Simple pesto but I make it with coriander and walnuts. Coriander is great for helping to remove heavy metals from the body and walnut is very alkalising or the body. I keep a tub in my refrigerator all the time.
Third layer from bottom I placed three good tablespoons of my dehydrated tomatoes into my bullet blender and reduced to paste and added the next layer to the mould.
Finally the top layer The other thing I have always available is avocado cream or guacamole. Scoop out the flesh of 2 avocados and drop it into your blender. Add the juice of two limes. Add a handful of coriander. Half a chilli and some Sea or lake salt and pepper from North Queensland!!
Then place all the elements layer by layer into your stainless steel mould. Use the little ‘tamper tool’ provided to get the layers even. In this case I garnished with chopped purples cabbage to off set the colours!! I like to serve all my Raw food on white plates and garnish accordingly.
The final move really ‘honours’ the food that has offered itself up for your nourishment.
Here is the other version I do. I call this HiRise1!
Same approach as the HiRise2. make pastes of anything you have in your fridge including totally fresh carrot, tomato, radish or whatever you fancy. I serve with my dehydrated seed bread, some extra dried tomato and some pickles which adds a lovely savoury lavour to the vegetables.
Enjoying Raw food is exciting for me and it can be for you too. Its about disengaging from any of the traditional ways of preparing food. I have all I need – proteins, fats, carbs and vital ‘whole nutrients and vitamins and minerals. ENJOY experimenting!!
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.
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Scott Mathias, the Creator of the iLifeFoods range of functional foods is a certified Integrative Nutritionist and Health Coach.
When was the last time you talked with someone about your health and received the personal attention you deserve?
It’s rare for anyone to get an hour to work on their nutrition and goals with a trained professional.
As a Health Coach, Scott creates a supportive
environment that will enable you to achieve all of your health goals.
Scott has studied the major dietary theories and uses practical
lifestyle coaching methods to guide you in discovering which approach
works best for you.
Most approaches to nutrition dwell on calories, carbs,
fats, proteins. Instead of creating lists of restrictions and good and
bad foods, Scott coaches his clients to create a happy, healthy life in a
way that is flexible, fun and free of denial and discipline.
No one diet works for everyone. Scott will guide you to
find the food and lifestyle choices that best support you. He will also
help you to make gradual, lifelong changes that enable you to reach your
current and future health goals.
Scott practices a holistic approach to health and
wellness, which means that he looks at how all areas of your life are
connected. Does stress at your job or in your relationship cause you to
overeat? Does lack of sleep or low energy prevent you from exercising?
As you work together, you will look at how all parts of your life affect
your health as a whole.
Could one conversation change your life? Schedule a free initial consultation with Scott today by emailing Scott NOW!! public speaking and RAW FOOD Preparation classes by arrangement. In association with www.ilifefoods.com
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Held @ HealthHQ!! Doonan, Queensland - 1.5hrs North of Brisbane - 10
minutes from Noosa - Be a particpant while you are holidaying in Noosa.
Call 0423 353 109 for a booking or email NOW!! 3.5hrs of amazing knowledge and wisdom around preparing RAW Food for EXCELLENT HEALTH!!
Small initmate groups of no more than 5 people - co-prepare and then sit down to eat and enjoy the results!!
Here is what one particpant said about her RAW Food preparation experience:
' Hi Scott, thank you soooo much for your fabulous raw
food cooking class, & see it is certainly a way of living &
mindset to adopt for wellbeing.
Today I thoroughly enjoyed my breakfast smoothie &
tomato/spaghetti lunch - love the simplicity & fresh flavours &
more than anything enjoyed the preparation - already feel healthier!
Was incredibly tired yesterday after a month of work &
little rest, so your day was well needed for me.
Slept well last night & energy picking up today - BP has
even reduced overnight - don't often check my BP regularly, however was
interested in a benchmark from yesterday.
It was lovely sharing your class with other beautiful souls.
Looking forward to your next workshop creation - see you
soon Mariannje x
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Scott Mathias is Integrative Health Coach and Creator of the iLifeFoods.com range of SuperCellFoods
Right now I'm feeling a sense of freedom and liberation around the changes taking place with my diet. At the same time I am also coming understand how powerful religious, political, social and cultural forces are in determining what we should eat.
I was bought up in New Zealand and post war was virtually force-fed dairy products in order to support the emerging dairy industry there. So too bread and wheat products to help get the South Island wheat industry up and running after WWII .As a consequence I experienced what I now look back on as horrible digestive issues which I know impacted on my ability to feel good. The right nutritional information wasn't getting through to my cellular system.
Now, quite some years later I might add, I am over the need to eat what is on offer via the supermarket or what is shown on TV or in the newspapers. I eat what I know my body loves and enjoys.
I am now enjoying pampering
myself and see creating food as part of my daily meditation where I can
offer thanks to the earth for all she has done and continues to do for
I want to show you some of what I have eaten in the last 24hrs - each morning anyway I start my day with a fruit/vege smoothie which includes some of the iLifeFoods dried VegeShot or VegeShot Smoothie Booster. I love little raw treats more and more. What I did the other night was an avocado creams with garden herbs et al on top of cucumber slices!!!. I like something special too as my main course - a Zuccipasta - raw zucchini pasta with a RAW tomato sauce with the same ingredients I used when I used to prepare a cooked tomato sauce. Finally I like to do a RAW sweet which is really quite different to a cooked sweet - this time a new twist on an oldie but a goodie - Coconut Kefir with cacao powder and strawberries topped off with coconut palm sugar - makes the old chocolate mousse look a tad tired doesn't it ?
Tropical Fruit Smoothie Avocado cream on sweet cucumber Zuccipasta with RAW tomato sauce
Tropical Fruit Smoothie : Blend a frozen banana with mango, paw paw (papaya) , pineapple, 1 sachet of VegeShot Smoothie Boost Serve garnished with a twist of kale.
Avocado Cream served on Sweet Lebanese Cucumber : 2 creamy avocados into a blender with the juice of a lime, handful of garden herbs -basil, majoram - pinch of sea salt . Blend and serve on slithers of cucumber and topped with a baby grape tomato and drizzle with macadamia oil and add a grind of pepper.
Zuccipasta with RAW Tomato Sauce: Firstly blend your sauce - 4 largish Roma tomatoes , large pinch of dried Italian herbs, glove of garlic, touch of red onion,fresh basil, 1 small red chilli, pinch of seasalt and ground pepper and small sprinkle of coconut palm sugar. Blend together until smooth and creamy. Set aside. take two largish zucchini or courgette and using a small Gefu Spirelli Spiral Cutter.This is a great little device into which you slide your courgette or zucchini or cucumber..it will also do a sweet potato if you clean and prepare it to fit neatly into the end.
I have some of these great little hand operated beauties coming so if you want to put your name down for one then just email me
I like to spend a moment giving some thought to how I can introduce a safe sweet finishing touch to my meals. Sometimes its dried fruit based and sometimes its something just a wee bit special - such as a beauty I created the other night .
Coconut Kefir with cacao powder and strawberries and topped with a sprinkle of coconut palm sugar. Put 6 strawberries in the blender along with several good dollops of the creamy kefir mixture, add a teaspoon of raw cacao powder and blend together until a smoothy creamy consistency. It turned out sensationally when served in a small liqueur glass and by the way you might care to add a drop or two of your fav liqueur into the mix to give it an added zing if you wish.
So what is Coconut Kefir I hear you ask ? Well its two 600ml cans of Organic coconut cream into an airtight jar into which you add one 'Natures Own' Kefir starter sachet. Stir it thoroughly and let it sit on the kitchen bench for a few days until it starts to go nice and sour and then put it into the fridge where it will solidify. This is the best stuff for helping to get new flora back into the tummy AND its not milk based.
Kefir has its origins in the middle east where the culture is added to cows and goats milk to create a form of cultured yogurt which helps in the process of digestion and maintaining stomach flora.
Raw food with a balance of fats, carbs and proteins and has been a transformational experience for me . I was a vegan for many years but was still taking some light protein from time to time like fish and chicken. When I dropped flesh of any kind I began to feel even better and more alert. Then when I began to just eat non cooked vegetables I found my energies and general state of body and mind slipped up another notch.
It is very simple to slot one's brain into gear around preparing raw food but for many its a difficult task when all that 'seems' to be on offer is the usual 3-dimensional food of meat and three veg and plenty out of a packet.
I can help you understand more about the RAW approach to life and living and teach you how to prepare the food you see on this page. I offer three day intensives built around my own lifestyle and using an Integrative Nutrition approach. I also offer nation wide - global wide - 3 and 6 month Health and Wellbeing programs and my very popular 4 hour 'RAW in the Kitchen' experiences based from my cottage in Doonan, 10 minutes South of Noosa, about 1.5 hrs north of Brisbane. If you would like more information please email me to find out more information and dates and times for classes. For the longer health programs I offer an initial FREE HEALTH ASSESSMENT. EMAIL ME NOW!!
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!!
He is also the creator of the iLifeFoods range an all Australian range of 100% PURE SuperCellFoods
You may also meet me every Saturday at the Lake Kawana Farmers Market along side Nicklin Way by the Lake and every Sunday at the famous Noosa Farmers Market in the carpark of the AFL Football Grounds, Weyba Road, Noosaville.
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.
Tastes like chocolate milk but there is no dairy anywhere to be seen. There is also NO sugar anywhere to be seen!!!
OK... Here is the recipe. Its so simple you might even fall off your chair reading this yet the goodness is amazing.
Milk: 750 ml of filtered/spring (but not tap please) water, 1 1/2 tbsp
tahini, 5-6 mejool dates (or ordinary dates soaked overnight) and 3-4
tbsp raw cacao!! Blend ingredients together.
are the benefits: Filtered or spring water speaks for itself. Tahini (
available in a jar from your healthfood shop or supermarket). Tahini is a
paste that is made by finely grinding sesame seeds in order to release
their oil content. It is very easy to include in the diet and is best
known as one of the main ingredients in hummus.
Tahini is a
nutritional powerhouse, being high in vitamins E, F and T, as well as
vitamins B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B15, biotin, and choline. It is also a
source of vitamin A. Tahini is also 20 percent complete protein –
making it a richer protein source than milk, soya beans, sunflower
seeds, and most nuts.
Tahini is one of the highest sources
of methionine, an essential amino acid, and also contains lecithin,
which reduces the levels of fat in the blood and also protects against
environmental toxins such as nicotine. Tahini is also high in minerals
such as magnesium, potassium, iron, and phosphorus, and is an
excellent source of calcium. In fact tahini is claimed to be the best
source of calcium there is and, unlike the dairy products that supply
calcium in the western diet, it is not mucus forming.
benefits of dates are uncountable, as this fruit is affluent in natural
fibres. Dates are even rich in several vitamins and minerals. These
natural products contain oil, calcium, sulphur, iron, potassium,
phosphorous, manganese, copper and magnesium which are advantageous for
health. It is said that consumption of one date daily is necessary for
a balanced and healthy diet. Dates help in fighting constipation,
intestinal disorders, weight gain, heart problems, sexual weakness,
diarrhoea and abdominal cancer. dates are one of the planets most
Raw cocao powder contains many rare key
nutrients that enhance physical and mental well-being. It also contains
more ANTIOXIDANT flavanoids than most other food including Red Wine,
Green Tea and Blueberries. Other essential minerals present in Cacao
are Calcium, Zinc, Iron, Copper, Sulfur, and Potassium. Cacao also
contains many chemicals that enhance physical and mental well-being,
including alkaloids, proteins, magnesium, beta-carotene, leucine,
linoleic acid, lipase, lysine, and some neurotransmitters such as
dopamine and anandamine.
This is nothing more than a 100%
healthy shake jam packed full of nutrients. Get the ingredients and
have a go with your Vitamiser.
This is one of the many
healthy recipes I share during a health coaching session. If you'd like a
FREE initial Health Consultation then email me right now and I will
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. Scott’s Health Coaching website is : http://scott-mathias.healthcoach.integrativenutrition.com/
By Scott Mathias – Integrative Nutrition Health Coach and Founder of iLifeFoods.com
Dense rich nutrients are not necessarily a good thing. They will confuse the ‘digestive brain’. After all food is just nutritional data programmed by nature to release to the body certain nutrients which it requires in order to maintain and sustain life.
Over-burden the gut with too much ‘data’ and it just will not recognise the value or worth of certain foods and excrete it right out the other end. Not only is this a waste of energy on the body’s behalf, it’s a total waste of money on your behalf. So too the carbon excesses which arise from wasted nutrients.
Take a look at the ingredient list of this un-named American superfood (read super-confused) product which contains nearly 100 ingredients, enzymes or derivatives. This is gut blowing stuff!!
Orac-Intense Fruits & Berries: Juice and whole powders from: Acai, GojilWolfberry, Noni, Mangosteen, Blackberry, Blueberry, Bilberry, Elderberry, Cranberry, Raspberry, Black Currant, Pomegranate, Strawberry, Hawthorne Berry, Papaya, Acerola Cherry, Peach, Pineapple, Cherry, Orange, Lemon and Prune in a base of Apple, Purple Grape, Pear and Banana.
Nutrient-Dense Vegetable & Green Blend: Juice and whole powders from: Carrot, Beet, Barley Leaf, Alfalfa Leaf, Sweet Potato, Spinach, Asparagus, Brussels Sprout, Kale, Cauliflower, Dunaliella Salina, Broccoli, Cucumber, Celery, Bell Pepper, Wheat Leaf, Oat Leaf, Klamath Lake Algae, Spirulina, Chlorella, Kelp, Dulse, Cabbage, Tomato, Squash, and Parsley.
Seeds Plus: Chia Seed, Flax Seed, Pumpkin Seed, Brown Rice, Aloe Vera, SOD (superoxide dismutase) and Yucca.
..and the list goes on to well over 100 single or derived ingredients…
The ingredients may sound quite fashionable and one might become quite excited by this veritable cocktail of goodies, but guess what? This ingredient list is like giving your laptop 100 commands at once and we know what would happen should this occur. The lap top freezes because it cannot sequentially process each command in a manner that enables you to get to .doc A or .doc B or file or folder X or Y, fast. Same happens in the gut. Over command and the gut goes into a state of ‘freeze’. It stops processing and instantly wants to ‘abort’ the nutritional commands you have over burdened it with and it starts to dump data as quickly as possible, right out of your bowel.
So my advice: ‘Simple is sound and self serving’. Eat also local foods which have been handled very little. That’s why buying from a farmers markets is a must nowadays.
Also take a look at a very ‘SIMPLE and SELF SERVING’ Australian SuperFood which is far from confused. The Australian Rain Plum is one of the ‘Princes of Australian functional foods’. It’s a red, ‘Pure red and only red’. Crystallised powder is derived from the Plum widely recognised for its health giving qualities.
The iLifeFoods AuraGold Farms Australian Rain Plum is the only brand of it’s kind which matches and in some nutritional categories, exceeds, the mass media versions of Acai and Goji Berry and a recently released product from the ‘already under pressure Amazon Basin ecosystem, the Incaberry. Ok tongue in cheek but recent media suggested locals had been eating this for centuries. Well the Australian Rain Plum, or Ooray as it is known to local Aborigines, dates back tens of thousands of years, one of the oldest botanical genesis in Australia. It formed part of the nutritional intake of the Widjabul people who roamed around the back of ByronBay in Australia’s Northern New South Wales.
The Rain Plum contains a staggering 8220mg/100g of the antioxidant Anthocyanin not to mention an array of other very powerful vitamins and minerals.
You can buy ‘Simple and Self Serving’ now with just ONE, yes ONE valuable ingredient; Australian Rain Plum. In fact when we undertook studies of the attributes of this Australian Superfruit the consulting scientist described the results as ‘extraordinary’– more than 10X the Anthocyanin normally found in a Blueberry.
You may buy this amazing Australian Superfood now for use on its own, mixed with juices or added to smoothies or food.
The big difference between this SuperFood and others is YOU know where it comes from – here it is either wild harvested in a sustainably managed environment or orchard grown.
It is only sold online or through farmers markets on the South East of Queensland, Australia.
We know where this comes from and we know what it can do. We can’t tell you everything but I use it daily and dozens of our customers swear by it : OMG !!!
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. Scott’s Health Coaching website is : http://scott-mathias.healthcoach.integrativenutrition.com/
The above is for information purposes only and is not designed to
diagnose. Please consult your GP to become fully aware of your good
You are warned that this information might drastically transform your personal health and well being!!!
The power of the tropical fruit can only be described as awesome!! The
Green Papaya or Paw Paw contains very high levels of the enzyme called papain - also known as papaya proteinase I .
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.
The papaya (from Carib via Spanish), papaw or pawpaw is the fruit of the plant Carica papaya, in the genus Carica.
It is native to the tropics of the Americas, and was first cultivated
in Mexico several centuries before the emergence of the Mesoamerican
Carica papaya was the first fruit tree to have its genome deciphered.
Paw Paw -Papaya TreeMature Green Papaya showing white seeds
Papain is also known as a proteolytic enzyme- a protein scavenger and is
being used for both internal and external healing purposes. Internally
as a food supplement to aid in the process of digestion and 'protein
breakdown' in the stomach prior to the chyme (food slurry) entering the
small intestine - and externally as a paste or lotion to assist in the
healing of skin affected by burns, septic ruptures or infected sores.
Without doubt this has to be the
'fruit of the moment' - I estimate 1 in every 2 people - perhaps more
than 50% of the entire population experience digestion problems arising
from an over consumption of protein - too much red meat, pork, chicken
and heavy proteins like cheeses etc. This can bring about gastric
reflux, heartburn, indigestion and general digestive discomfort.
Introducing a small amount of green papaya powder seems to aid in the
break down of difficult to digest foodtypes.
In my own case, 40 years of chronic
gastric reflux was relieved the very first night I began taking green
papaya powder so much so that after a while I began to feel normal
again. I did however recognise that a diet of dairy products whilst
growing up in New Zealand did not help my digestion. I no longer need
dairy products nor heavy red meat proteins, but the effects of taking
green papaya have been immeasurable largely because all my food now is
fully broken down thus my asorption levels have increased. This means my
body is being 'fed' efficiently by the nutrients my intestine is now
absorbing. My kidneys, liver and cardiovascular functions are great and I
have so much more energy. I have no aches or pains in my muscles or
joints because there is no acid build up any longer.
Check out the iLifeFoods Green Papaya Powder which is 100% Australian and pesticide free. We use the green
skin, flesh and seeds in our product. We also add 5% of the Australian
Rain Plum which adds a small antioxidant boost to the powder. You can
take it any time but it seems to work better with the main meal of the
day - ususally dinner time which means the stress comes out of your
digestive metabolism, food is digested and nutrients absorbed better
during sleeping hours. BUY HERE !!
and if you have any further questions about the roll green papaya
powder can play in your life and good health, please don't hesitate to send me a message.
Back by popular demand is the link from the previous iLifeFoods eNews for the download of theacid/alkaline chart. This is a guide only to more alkaline or neutral foods. DOWNLOAD HEREOnce you have downloaded this, .pdf file, open it up, print it out and have it laminated and stick it you fridge door.
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The above is for
information purposes only and is not designed to diagnose. Please
consult your GP to become fully aware of your good health options.
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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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