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Easter Holiday 2019

Easter Holiday 2019
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Wishing you all a happy and safe Easter

Fibre, its essential

Dietary fibre is essential for the health of the microbiome (gut bacteria) and therefore the human body. A largley undigestible carbohydrate, fibre comes in 2 main forms – soluble and insoluble. Fibre does not add to the kilojoule intake of the diet.
Soluble fibre is found in fruit and vegetables and some cereals like oats, barley, psyllium, linseed, slippery elm powder and legumes like beans, lentils, peas.
Insoluble fibre is more resistant to digestion, sometimes refered to as roughage. It is fermented by gut bacteria to produce fatty acids essential for the health of the mucous membrane of the gut wall. Foods like wheat and rice bran & skins of vegetables and fruits, nuts are rich in insoluble fibre and necessary to prevent constipation adding bulk to the stool and speeding up bowel transit time.
The benefits of a high fibre diet include, lower levels of constipation, haemorrhoids, diverticular disease, bowel polyps, bowel cancer, and lower risk of heart disease, high blood pressure, gallbladder disease, obesity, diabetes
Foods that are high in fibre tend to be low in fat and have a lower glycaemic index and loading, so may be helpful in weight reduction and diabetic diets.
The Australian Heart Foundation recommends adults consume 30-35g daily, keep in mind some traditional human diets consume over 100g daily. Children should aim for 15-20g daily and elderly should focus on a high intake due to the slowing of the digestive system.
Check with your naturopathic practitioner as to what would be the best approach to slowly increase your dietary fibre intake. Keep in mind meat, eggs, fatty foods, fast foods and sugar are very low in fibre.
Some examples of fibre in food;
Wholemeal flour 14g fibre in 1 cup
Porridge, cooked 3.5g fibre in 1 cup
Muffin/cake 1g fibre
Prunes x6 4.5g fibre
Lentils 7g fibre in 1 cup
Call in and ask for a handout for more fibre info

Save on Packaging, reduce waste

Save on packaging and cost and fill your own bags from bulk bins.


“prophylactic” use of antibiotics

A particular source of concern is the “prophylactic” use of antibiotics—to compensate for unhygienic conditions or just on general principles:
Antibiotic prophylaxis against the bacterial world at large is not practical and, in fact, may induce more infection than it aims to prevent ... [It] does little more than ensure that the superimposed infections will be resistant to the antibiotics used. One survey showed that two-thirds of all patients who were admitted, exclusive of the obstetric and newborn services, received antibiotics, most of which were given prophy-lactically before operations. In another study, bacterial complications in clean operations were five times higher in prophylactically treated patients than in patients not given antibiotics prophylactically ... Prophylaxis is often used but is not only valueless, but also sometimes dangerous in viral infections, routine preoperative or postoperative care, comatose patients, bulbar poliomyelitis, tracheotomized patients, very ill patients with noninfectious diseases, and patients receiving steroid therapy.—B. M. Kagan et al., 1973

What is Schade?

What is Schade?

‘As the blood cannot change (essential homeostasis) it picks up the acids and transports them first to the connective tissues of the body where they are stored. It is the organ that connects, holds everything in our bodies in place, composed of ligaments, tendons, and the like obviously but as these breakdown into finer and finer fibres it becomes literally the scaffolding that holds every single celling our bodies in place. if too many acids need storing in this organ, including muscles, inflammation and pain develop.
The space enclosed by these finer and finer fibres is called Pishinger’s Space. Essentially, this is the extracellular space that contains the fluids that bathe and feed each and every cell while carrying away the wastes from those same cells.
The acid-binding power of the bloodand the tissue juices depend less on its pH value, but more upon the size of its alkali reserve. If this reserve is full of stored acids there is not much ‘reserve’,” the solution, either increase colloid intake preferably through diet like Mediterranean Diet, this will also reduce acid load intake.


Under pressure, Hobart, Australia’s most southerly capital is experiencing unprecedented interest from interstate and overseas, its a great place to live.

Xmas 2018

24 Dec-Monday 9am-6pm
25 Dec-Xmas Day CLOSED
26 Dec-Boxing Day CLOSED
27 Dec-Thursday CLOSED
28 Dec-Friday 9am-6pm
29 Dec-Saturday 10am-2pm
31 Dec-Monday 9am-6pm
1 Jan New Years Day CLOSED
2 Jan Wednesday Normal trading

Seasons greeting from the LiveLife Team


Even though Metchnikov admitted he was a vitalist his views on phagocytosis were that it was a defence mechanism of pathobiont destruction (germ theory- keeping in mind his “boss” was Pasteur at the institute in Paris). Antoine Bechamp mentioned this was incorrect, and surprised so many believed or believe this view, whereas he ,and also Jules Tissot observed it as a stage of maturation of the sub cellular primal life forms (protit, microzyma, bions or the various other names that have been attributed) as mentioned below;

“The last of the bacteria approaching fusion into the mass give it the appearance of phagocytosis. This indicates that phagocytosis is really not a defence mechanism of bacterial destruction, but a stage of maturation of the sub-cellular primal life forms after the cellular disintegration has occurred which released them temporarily as free agents. All the other antibodies, the antitoxins, agglutinins, opsonins, and so forth, are simply phases in the maturation of bacterial forms into moulds. Hence the body is not combatting the bacteria and attempting to kill the germs, but rather is speeding their maturation into a more tolerable form from which a subsequent reclamation is made to return the "delinquent" granules to a normal useful form.”


Healthy eating

80/20 Food Theory

    The Alkaline Acid Food Theory is a general principle that can serve as a guide to a healthier life-style. When allowances are made for age, climate, occupation and personal preferences, this theory can be adapted to the individual’s requirements.
    The author accepts no responsibility for the use of this information.

    For a more extensive list of foods and explanation, a chart is available for purchase at Livelife, 358 Macquarie Street, South Hobart


    Back in stock, yummo

    Springtime is upon us and so is the usual higher pollen count in our local atmosphere.

    Treat Yourself Right


    Treat Yourself Right

    Words, recipe and image by GENEVIEVE MORTON

    Treat yourself with nourishing wholefoods and you can have your cake and eat ice cream too
    Healthy, plant-based ingredients can transform your sweet treats from a guilty indulgence into a daily health boost. Where to start? With a fructose-free sweetener such as rice malt syrup, stevia or xylitol. Then swap store-bought chocolate for cacao and boost the nutrients even higher with a few scoops of superfood powders. Keep the fibre and protein up and don’t forget to mix in some vegetables – yes, vegetables!

    7 Ways To Treat Yourself Right
    1. Try small amounts of fructose-free sweeteners such as xylitol or rice malt syrup in raw sweet treats like bliss balls or protein balls. Fructose in high amounts has been linked to obesity, type II diabetes, heart disease and even cancer. Avoid high-fructose sweeteners such as corn syrup and agave.
    2. Sprinkle bee pollen on top of ‘nicecream’, rice pudding and panna cotta. Bee pollen is rich in vitamins, minerals, enzymes, amino acids and antioxidants. It can be eaten raw, on top of your favourite smoothie bowl or frozen yoghurt. The recommend daily dose is 1 – 2 teaspoons.
    3. Add protein. Add a few scoops of vegan protein powder to bliss balls and raw cashew cheesecakes. Vegan pea protein powder is dairy-free. Hemp is also a great vegan option as it provides magnesium, omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids. Women need at least 45g of protein a day and men need 55g. If you save sweet treats for certain times of the day, try a high protein bliss ball after a workout.
    4. Swap store-bought chocolate for cacao. Cacao gets its superfood status for good reason. Cacao contains 40 times the antioxidants as blueberries, is one of the highest plant-based sources of iron, contains more calcium than cow’s milk and is high in magnesium for a healthy heart and brain. And if that wasn’t enough, cacao is also a natural mood elevator. You can add a few tablespoons of cacao to raw brownies or make your own dairy-free chocolate bark and mix in nuts, seeds and dried fruit.
    5. Add vegetables to your sweet treats – raw and cooked. Vegetables in sweet treats? Yes. Think raw vegan carrot cake, baked zucchini chocolate muffins, and sweet potato brownies. Adding vegetables boosts fibre, vitamins and minerals.
    6. Add a spoonful of superfood blends such as the Melrose Essential Reds powder which is not only bursting with antioxidants and phytonutrients essential for good health, it also has a strawberry flavour – perfect for sweet treats. You can sprinkle superfood powder on fresh berries with yoghurt and ‘nicecream’.
    7. Don’t forget fibre. The humble chia seed is a fibre powerhouse with 11 grams per two tablespoons. Add a few tablespoons to cookie batter and raw sweet treats as a high-fibre binder instead of egg. Add a tablespoon of inulin to cakes and muffins. Inulin is a soluble fibre that your gut bacteria converts into short-chain fatty acids. Inulin can improve digestive health, promote weight loss and help control diabetes.

    Where to go for healthy wholefoods sweet treats recipes:

    Chocolate ‘Nicecream’ Super Sundae
    Gluten-free, Dairy-free, Paleo
    (serves 2 – or three smaller pots, as pictured)

    3 large frozen bananas (cut fresh bananas into quarters, wrap in plastic and pop in the freezer overnight)
    2 tbs cacao
    2 tbs maple syrup
    ½ tsp vanilla extract
    ½ cup coconut cream
    1 tsp bee pollen
    1 tsp cacao nibs

    Blend the frozen bananas, cacao, vanilla extract, maple syrup and coconut cream in the blender until creamy. Serve in two bowls and sprinkle on cacao nibs and bee pollen.


    The North American herb, Echinacea, grown and used widely in Australia.
    Echinacea is often known for its "buzzing" in the mouth effect. This is created by the chemicals in the plant that provide its immune boosting effects. If your echinacea product doesn't produce this, chances are its not very good. The chemicals, known as alkynamides are present in the root and flower and part of the plant's defence against infection.

    Boost your immune health

    With the colder weather again approaching and the inevitable cold and flu season, those of us with compromised immune function may well want to consider boosting our immune system with time honoured medicinal herbs. Herbs have always been with us. Herbs like echinacea, astragalus, andrographis all have proven ability to boost our immune cells that help to keep us free of infection. These types of herbs can be used for acute and chronic conditions, check with your qualified herbal practitioner what is best for you, and remember if a liquid preparation doesn't suit you, there are plenty of other ways to dose yourself. Don't wait until symptoms arise, act now so you can enjoy the winter months.