Elizabeth Arnott

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  • April 04, 2016

    Do You Know What This Is?

    This glorious red grain look-alike, that has abundant phenolic antioxidant compounds that may lower high cholesterol, high blood pressure, reduce inflammatory conditions, diabetes, and boost your i...
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  • March 07, 2016

    Should you be eating more seeds?

    Add a little chia to your smoothie, or sprinkle hemp on your salad, and upgrade your diet with tasty, nutritious seeds.
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  • October 05, 2015

    Power Breakfast Smoothie Recipe

    It is packed with beneficial nutrients and ingredients, that give a fantastic energy start to the day, will keep you going until lunchtime and beyond.
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  • January 23, 2015

    Raw Beet(root) Ginger and Carrot Salad

    In England we say Beetroot, and in the US it is called Beet.  But it is the same delicious, superfood, that can lower blood pressure, slow the progression of dementia, lower glucose levels and...
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  • November 25, 2014

    Beneficial probiotic liquid

    Several people at the Live Love and Laugh Workshop on the 23rd November have asked for my recipe for a probiotic liquid that I described, using ginger, turmeric, tamarind, lemon and honey. 
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  • April 04, 2014

    Book Presentation

    In March, I gave a presentation of my Detox recipe book at the FILEY (Feria Internacional de la Lectura en Yucatan) The International Book Fair that is held every year in Merida, Yucatan, and is on...
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  • December 22, 2013

    Mérida Slow Food Market

    The Mérida Slow Food Market is held every Saturday morning between 9am and 1pm on Calle 17 between Avenida Colón and Avenida Cupules.  The weekly event is becoming more and more popular, and m...
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  • October 31, 2013

    World Gluten Summit

    Are You Gluten Sensitive or Intolerant?Millions of people could be affected by gluten sensitivity or intolerance and not know it.If you react to gluten but do not have celiac disease, you could be ...
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  • September 27, 2013

    Babaganoush (eggplant/aubergine purée)

    I always think that the name “Babaganoush” sounds so exotic – and the delicious aubergine (eggplant) pureé with its rich and subtle Mediterranean flavour is memorable.  Aubergines (eggplants) ...
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  • July 28, 2013

    Thai Chickpea and Sweet Potato Curry

    This delicious curried vegetable casserole has a rich and complex flavour, and includes fresh turmeric, which is so beneficial for your health, with its powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant p...
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  • July 28, 2013

    Chía Breakfast Bars

    Chía seeds are an ancient super-food whose use can be traced back to the Aztecs and the Mayans. Members of the mint family, chía seeds have valuable nutritional properties; their essential fat...
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  • July 26, 2013

    Travelling and Detox Lifestyle

    As I am just preparing to fly across the Atlantic, pausing for a few days in beautiful Tulum before taking my flight from Cancun to London, I have been thinking about how to manage my Detox Lifesty...
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  • July 26, 2013

    Banana and Almond Delight

    I had just finished preparing some almond butter (my latest passion), when I noticed that I had a ripe banana that was just asking to be made into something delicious.  So after I had scraped ...
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  • July 20, 2013

    Antioxidants? Free Radicals?

    Antioxidants?  Free Radicals? What are they, and what do they do? I was so used to hearing the buzzwords "antioxidants" and "free radicals", and how important they are, but I realized that I o...
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  • July 20, 2013

    Weight-loss and Sleep

    Did you know that the amount of sleep you have each night affects your ability to lose weight?  Of course, eating a healthy diet, drinking plenty of water, and making sure that you exercise re...
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  • July 20, 2013

    Conscious Breathing

    The importance of conscious breathing - the simplest and most essential exercise.  Even if you find it difficult to commit to taking regular exercise, breathing correctly and deeply is an impo...
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  • July 10, 2013

    Minty Pea Soup

    Frozen peas are one of the few instances where frozen is better than fresh, unless you are lucky enough to grow them yourself and can pick and cook them straight from the garden.  In my experi...
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  • June 29, 2013

    Health Benefits of an Alkaline Diet

    Blood pH (Potential Hydrogen) is a measure of how alkaline or acidic our blood is.  Our natural, healthy blood pH level is between 7.35 and 7.45, which is slightly alkaline.  So the more ...
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  • June 23, 2013

    Nature Deficit Disorder

    Nature Deficit Disorder is not a formal diagnosis, but a way to describe the psychological, physical and cognitive costs of human alienation from nature, and part of our recovery is to detox f...
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  • June 23, 2013

    Portion Sizes

    I want to talk about portion sizes, if you want to lose weight. I know that in my book Detox Maintenance Recipe Collection I say that if you eat "super-foods" you do not need to coun...
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  • June 20, 2013

    Breakfast Green Smoothie

    I have been incorporating more raw green vegetables into my daily diet, and lately have become addicted to this delicious green smoothie.Raw green vegetables raise the pH of your body, and contribu...
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  • June 16, 2013

    How to Drink More Water

    Often, when we think we are hungry, in actual fact we are thirsty.  It is very important to drink lots of water, in order to hydrate the body.  In the detox maintenance lifestyle, we are ...
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  • June 09, 2013

    Banana/almond butter sandwich

    Who said living the detox maintenance lifestyle had to be boring?  This is a fun snack, that everyone from aged 2 to 92 will enjoy, and it is very filling too.  Just slice the banana leng...
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  • May 31, 2013

    Almonds and Apricots Anti-Oxidant Snack

    When I lived in London, I lived in an area close to a mini-urban-village where many Greek and Turkish people live.  I used to love going shopping there, to buy fresh fruit and vegetables from ...
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  • May 31, 2013

    Home-made Almond Butter

    Almonds are a wonderful super-food, and essential to the detox maintenance lifestyle.  I always keep a stock of almonds, and have them as a healthy snack, sprinkled on breakfast cereal, salads...
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  • May 20, 2013

    Chilled Hibiscus Flower Tea

    I recently learned that hibiscus flowers have even more antioxidants than green tea!  Here in Mexico, you can buy dried hibiscus flowers in every market and supermarket.  However, if you ...
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  • May 10, 2013

    Mixed Salad with Toasted Seeds

    Toasted sesame and linseeds added crunchy texture, flavour and health benefits to an already incredibly healthy mixed salad. Today I included organic baby spinach leaves, carrots, beetroot, chickpe...
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  • May 09, 2013

    Essential Staple Ingredients

    Essential staple ingredients you should always have in your kitchen store cupboard. When you are living the detox maintenance lifestyle, you eliminate harmful toxic food from your body while a...
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  • May 04, 2013

    Mango Blueberry Magic

    The sweet, soft flavour of ripe mangos together with the sharper taste of blueberries makes a delectable combination.  Perfect for a special treat, especially during Yucatan's mouth-watering m...
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  • April 18, 2013

    Cooling Vitamin Water

    When the weather gets hot, you need to drink plenty of liquid.  Here are some delicious and subtle ideas for making your own vitamin water.
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  • April 08, 2013

    Mango Madness!

    Mangos are in season!  Oh what joy and delight!  We are now entering the delirious fruit season of the Yucatan in Mexico, and in my opinion the king of all the fruits is the mango.  ...
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  • March 26, 2013

    The Joys of a Slow Cooker or Crock Pot

    I used to have a slow cooker, years ago, but realise now that I never fully understood its potential.  I have recently bought another one, and use it such a lot.  I use it to prepare vege...
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  • March 26, 2013

    Home-made goat's milk yogurt

    I have been experimenting with making my own goat's milk yogurt, and am delighted with the results. Many of the recipes in my Detox collection include yogurt as an ingredient e.g. Apple and Ce...
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  • March 24, 2013

    Health Benefits of Turmeric

    I recently took a course of acupuncture, just as a general boost to my already excellent state of health, and was delighted when the Vietnamese acupuncturist gave me a diet sheet that fitted perfec...
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  • March 22, 2013

    Enriched Traditional Porridge

    I already have a traditional porridge recipe in my book Detox Maintenance Recipe Collection - Chapter One: Breakfasts (and in Detox Maintenance Recipe Collection - Book 1 Breakfasts).  However...
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  • March 15, 2013

    Hot Lemon and Spices to Start Your Day

    Kick-start your morning with this energizing drink, and you set yourself up for a brilliant day.Who needs caffeine when there is a healthy alternative?  My recipe for Hot Lemon and Spices hits...
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  • March 05, 2013

    Detox - What is it all about?

    What is detox?  This article is not about "detox" for drugs and alcohol - it is about "detox" for ridding your body of toxins that have accumulated over the years.  I have written an on-l...
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  • February 19, 2013

    Roasted sweet potato chips

    If you love sweet potatoes, you will go crazy with this easy and quick recipe.  Sweet potatoes are a powerhouse of nutrition, whose health benefits far outweigh those found in ordinary po...
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  • February 11, 2013

    Do you love the taste of cinnamon?

    I do, as it adds such a great flavour to so many dishes.   Cinnamon tastes delicious, and adds a gently spicy aroma to enhance many dishes.  So I thought I should look into the health ben...
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  • February 10, 2013

    Merida Detox Support Group Observations

    Comments from members of the support group.  Why not start your own support group?   We are finding it so helpful, and the weight loss and health gain is impressive.
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  • February 06, 2013

    Almond Milk

    Have you been disappointed in the almond milk you can buy in the store?  You know what I mean - that unappetizing, thin-looking pale liquid which is an apology for milk.  This recipe for ...
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  • February 06, 2013

    Curried Lentils

    Lentils are an excellent source of protein, high in fibre, low in calories, and taste delicious when curried.  Including turmeric in the listed ingredients adds powerful anti-oxidants and anti...
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  • February 06, 2013

    Turmeric and Lime Tea

    Here is a recipe for turmeric and lime tea - ideal as a "wake-me-up" first drink of the day, and can be taken at any other time. The lime acts as a great detoxifier after your body has been resting...
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  • February 06, 2013

    Health Benefits of Turmeric

    I have recently learned that it is very beneficial to incorporate turmeric into your daily diet.  The health benefits of turmeric have been known for centuries in India, and research has shown...
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  • February 02, 2013

    Stunning new paperback cover

    I now have a stunning new cover for the paperback edition of the Detox Maintenance Recipe Collection.  My wonderful publisher - Lee Steele of Hamaca Press - has created a work of art for my bo...
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  • January 25, 2013

    Merida Detox Support Group

    Do you want to see how we have been getting on?  We are a small group of friends who live in Merida, Yucatan, Mexico who meet every week to talk about how to follow the Detox Maintenance Lifes...
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  • January 19, 2013

    Detox recipe book at writers' expo

    Merida writers' expo - 19th January 2013 - What a memorable day!
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  • January 15, 2013

    Merida Writers' Exhibition

    Merida English Library presents a writers' day on Saturday 19th January 2013
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  • January 14, 2013

    Eat a rainbow

    Eat the colours of the rainbow for a healthy body
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  • January 04, 2013

    New Year's Resolutions

    Was one of your NYRs to lose weight, and live a more healthy lifestyle?
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  • December 25, 2012

    In Praise of Kiwi Fruit

    Kiwi fruit have fantastic nutritional value, from disease prevention to an abundance of vitamins and minerals.
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  • November 30, 2012

    Detox Maintenance Recipe Collection

    Yes! Food can be healthy, delicious AND satisfying, using fish, nuts, vegetables, fruit, legumes (pulses) and seeds. In this book I share my detox maintenance lifestyle recipes for every occasion, ...
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  • November 28, 2012

    Emotional eating

    How often do you eat when you are not hungry?  Every time you eat when you are not hungry, you strengthen the neurological pathways in your brain, that will lead to a habit of turning to food ...
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  • November 28, 2012

    Why should you give up wheat?

    The Detox Maintenance programme recommends completely eliminating wheat from your diet, for at least 30 days.  But, you may say, "bread is the staff of life" etc.
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  • November 28, 2012

    At last, a website I can control!

    For ages now I've been at the mercy of my web designer for every little change I wanted to make to my website, but no longer!
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  • November 28, 2012

    Moroccan Fish Tajine

    Tajine is a Moroccan dish named after the earthenware pot in which the nomads originally cooked it.
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  • October 28, 2012

    Detox Maintenance Lifestyle - Smoothie Recipe

    This recipe for pineapple, grapefruit, celery and parsley smoothie tastes absolutely delicious.
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