Carrot and Ginger Soup with Coriander

If you want to add protein to this soup stir through diced tofu after you puree it. Alternatively you can puree the tofu with the soup which will give you a very creamy texture. Allow 100g tofu per person. Ingredie..

Carrot, Apple and Orange Juice

Ingredients (Serves 4) 8 carrots, washed and cut into halves 4 apples, washed and cut into quarters 4 oranges, peeled and cut into quarters Method Put carrots, apples and oranges through the juicer, 1 pie..

Cashew & Carrot (or Beetroot) Dip/Spread

So very yummy, so very easy, and don't let on, but they're all Vegan. The beetroot dip makes even your wee go pink, especially if you eat as much of it as I do! Ingredients 2-3 Cloves of garlic, chopped a bit 1..

Cataracts

A cataract is a painless degenerative cloudiness of the lens of the eye. It is easily treated in the industrialised west, but cataracts are the leading cause of blindness in undeveloped countries. The lens, loc..

Cellulite

Medically known as gynoid lipodystrophy. On the street, cellulite goes by the less scary (but no less flattering) description of ‘the mattress phenomenon’, ‘cottage cheese thighs’ or ‘peu d’orange’ translated a..

Chai

Chai is a spiced black tea which originates in India. It can be brewed in milk with honey or sugar to taste. Ingredients (Makes 3-4 cups) 6 green cardamom pods, crushed 4 whole cloves 1 cinnamon st..

Chemotherapy

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Chick Pea and Tahini Dip

Good as a dip with pita bread, vegetable sticks; as a spread on sandwiches; as an accompaniment to grilled fish and meat; as a salad dressing. Ingredients (Serves 4) 400g can chick peas, rinsed and drained 1 tables..

Chick Pea Curry with Basmati Rice

You can make your own curry paste if you like, but to be honest with you with so many good quality ready made ones (with good ingredients) I could not be bothered. Okra beans are usually kept near the green beans in..

Chicken and Pomegranate Salad

An easy lunch or light dinner, this is perfect for the end of the week. Try this for a low stress light dinner à deux Ingredients (Serves 2) 350g chicken meat, breast or thigh. Barbequed, steamed or left ov..

Chickenpox

Chickenpox is caused by a varicella zoster virus, a member of the herpes family. People rarely catch chickenpox twice, however, the virus hangs around in nerve endings and may become reactivated later in life a..

Chilblains, Poor Circulation

Chilblains are a mild form of frostbite. When exposed to severe cold for long periods, the body hoards heat to keep the vital organs functioning by reducing blood circulation to the extremities. This leaves the..

Chilli Con Carne with Avocado and Yoghurt Topping

Try this Chilli Con Carne with oven baked corn chips on the side rather than on a bed of rice. Ingredients (Serves 4) 300g minced beef 2x400g can red kidney beans, drained and rinsed under cold runni..

Chocolate and Raspberry Muffins

Ingredients (Serves 6) 1 cup buckwheat flour 1 cup brown rice flour 1/2 cup baking cocoa, sifted 1 1/2 cups milk 2 cups frozen raspberries 2 tablespoons honey 1 tablespoon olive oil ..

Chocolate Polenta Cake with Choc Chips

You just can't have a recipe book without chocolate recipes. As it happens, chocolate can be good for you, in moderation of course. Ingredients (Serves 8) 6 eggs, separated 1/2 cup honey 1/2 cup fine polenta..

Cholecystitis

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Cholesterol, High

High cholesterol increases your risk of having a stroke or heart attack. It’s not the only risk factor; a blood test reading of high cholesterol is considered alongside a raft of other things including a family..

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS), dismissively named the ‘Yuppie flu’ in the 1980s, is now recognised as a seriously debilitating disease. Kerry Bone, a leading Australian herbalist, believes that chronic fatigue..

Chronic Obstructive Airways Disease

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Circulation, Poor

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