Category Archives: Organic Food

The Benefits of Omega 3 Essential Fatty Acids + Bonus Recipe

As we all know Omega 3 essential fatty acids are crucial to be included in the human diet.  But do you eat fish 3-4 times a week to maintain good levels of these Omega 3’s?  Do you have a fish … Continue reading

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Sweet Potato Brownies | Vegan, Wheat Free & Refined Sugar Free

This recipe is too good not to share. Original recipe created by Deliciously Ella one of our favourite plant-based recipes resources. These are the perfect treat (with added health benefits) to make for the week ahead or any occasion really, … Continue reading

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Cooking with Medicinal Herbs….That Aren’t Ginger or Turmeric

Spices have been traditionally used medicinally for centuries with knowledge handed down generation by generation. They didn’t need scientific studies to know these natural plants worked, they just did. Each plant, seeds, berry and root containing multiple medicinal compounds and … Continue reading

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How Collagen Hydrolysate Can Improve Joint Mobility, Digestive Function & Skin Health

Collagen. It seems to be the new kid on the health block, popping up in everything, from bars to smoothies to supplements, you name it. Collagen has been added to it. With that being said however there has been a … Continue reading

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Our Favourite Summer Smoothie Recipes

It’s good ol’ smoothie season again & we couldn’t be more excited! Not only are they super delicious & refreshing (this time of year especially) but smoothies are a fantastic way to jam pack nutrients into your day. To make … Continue reading

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How to Make Your Own Gut Loving Kombucha

At Vive we absolutely adore Kombucha! Not only is it super refreshing (especially this time of year) & delicious but its contains a wide variety of gut loving bacteria & enzymes which assist in the maintenance of a healthy digestive … Continue reading

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How to Detoxify Naturally for Better Energy, Digestion & Mood

by Leia Mulroy (Clinical Nutritionist) www.poppysandpistachios.com To book with Leia click here It’s no secret that we now live in a world where our exposure to toxicity is reaching an all time high. Chemicals can be found absolutely everywhere from … Continue reading

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Supercharge your Immunity with Lactoferrin

Leia Mulroy | Clinical Nutritionist Book your Consultation with Leia today Lactoferrin, the forgotten little protein that has been hiding in breast milk and other mammals milk since the beginning of time. It is a natural multi-functional protein known to have … Continue reading

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Resistant Starch | The Key to Sustainable Weight Loss

Mindy Duncan | Clinical Naturopath We talk a lot about prebiotics, in fact, you can read all about them here. But it’s time we expanded on this topic & broke it down even further. Resistant starches, a type of prebiotic, … Continue reading

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10 Day Reset Detox Program | Nutritionist Leia Mulroy

10 Day Reset Detox Program   Treat your self this holiday break by signing up to my 10 day Reset Detox program. Maybe you have over indulged, feeling a little bit fatigued, bloated and just ugh? Or maybe this is … Continue reading

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The Healthy Christmas Menu

The festive season. A time of celebration, gathering with loved ones & indulgence. A little indulgence here is there is absolutely nothing to worry about, in fact, we even encourage it. It’s a healthy dose of soul food we all … Continue reading

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The Benefits of Medicinal Mushrooms

Medicinal mushrooms have been a key part of complementary medicine for many years, with usage dating back to ancient China. They have wide-spread & potent activity in the body, assisting the body in many ways including modulating immune function, reducing … Continue reading

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Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO)

  by Leia Mulroy (Nutritionist) Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO) is defined as the presence of an abnormally high number of bacteria in the small bowel. What is unique about SIBO is that the excessive numbers of bacteria colonizing the … Continue reading

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Turn that Lunch Box Frown Upside Down

Therese Hodgkinson (Naturopath) The lunch box. It certainly can drain you of all enthusiasm for new ideas after years of packing lunches. Thoughts of …where do I start, what do I add, how do I keep it interesting yet healthy? … Continue reading

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Cheesy Kale & Cashew Salad (Vegan, GF, DF)

  Makes 2-4 serves Ingredients 1 large bunch of kale (finely chopped) 2 cloves of garlic (minced) + 1 large clove (grated) Good quality olive oil (4 tbsp. for dressing + 5tspn for rolling) 1 cup raw cashews (roughly chopped) … Continue reading

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Magnesium – The Miracle Mineral!

by Leia Mulroy | Clinical Nutritionist Have you ever wondered why so many practitioners recommend Magnesium? Magnesium is involved in 354 enzyme and chemical reactions in the human body. With 35% of the body’s total Magnesium stores are found in … Continue reading

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The Many Health Benefits of Hemp!

by Mindy Duncan | Naturopath Now that we will no longer have to make ‘body creams’ with our beloved hemp seeds and can finally talk freely about the benefits of consuming this delicious seed it’s important we discuss the many, … Continue reading

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Let’s Talk About Flax

                                                       by Therese Hodgkinson (Naturopath)   Did you know that Flaxseed (aka linseed) is not only a great source of omega 3 fatty acid but also: fibre, protein, minerals, isoflavones & lignans? No wonder this nutritious little seed has … Continue reading

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Healthy Dessert & Sweet Treat Favourites from the VIVE team

Peter Christinson (Student Naturopath) Whether it’s been a long day at work and you’re still a bit peckish after dinner, or you’re just a little brain-dead and looking for some serious nourishment after a study session, this is a quick, … Continue reading

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Go-to, quick-and-easy, ‘I’ve-got-nothing-planned-for-dinner’ favorites from the VIVE team

Mindy Duncan (Naturopath) My go-to, quick & easy, meal I can prepare with my eyes-closed, with whatever left over veggies I have in the fridge is my ‘Lentil Bolognese’. I always have tinned beans, lentils & tomatoes on hand as they … Continue reading

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