Eating Raw Carrot – Why is it so important?

Eating Raw CarrotWhy is it so important?

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That orange vegetable, that can easily be found in almost all household fridges actually holds more vitamins and minerals than we can possibly imagine. In scientific language, a carrot is known as Daucus Carata and is considered a root vegetable. And as most root vegetable go, it is an amazing source of antioxidant agents and has beta-carotene fibre, alongside vitamin A,C K, potassium and iron. In order to maintain a healthy and balanced equilibrium in our body, we need all these vitamins to have a healthy lifestyle.

    • Vitamin A is good for both immunity and eyesight
    • Vitamin C is good for tissue repair and it’s growth
    • Vitamin K is good for regulating the clotting of blood and cam reduce the loss of bone and bone fractures
    • Potassium is good for keeping the electrolytes in a good and balanced equilibrium.
    • Iron is good for keeping our red blood cell supply in balance and keeps haemoglobin in a well balanced level and to keep our energy up

Which is why it is empirically important to make sure that one eats this vegetable from a young age. So I try to encourage for parents to introduce carrots to their children’s diet, even if it’s in liquid form. And to help parents with this introduction, here is an easy recipe from a good book by Sally Fallon ‘Nourishing Traditions’.

Roasted Carrot Puree 

Serves 4-6 

2 pounds of carrots, peeled and cut into 1 inch pieces 

1/4 cup of extra virgin olive oil 

3/4 cup of piima cream or creme fraiche 

1/2 teaspoons of sea salt

Toss carrots with olive oil and strew in a baking pan. Bake at 200 degrees about 1 hour or until carrots become well brown and tender. Watch carefully that they do not burn. Transfer to a food processor and process with cultured cream and salt.

Remember to eat quality and fresh, raw carrots, it is an excellent source for snacks and has a low level calorie count and a good exorcise for your teeth.


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What is Chronic Fatigue and do YOU have it?

What is Chronic Fatigue and do YOU have it?

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Many of us come home from work feeling tired and ready to hit the hay, for a good night’s sleep so we are all ready and energized for next morning. But for some, fatigue follows the person around 24/7, it’s merciless and tremendously chaotic for the person.

Chronic fatigue is said to be characterized by extremely profound fatigue and having abnormal sleeping patterns, sometimes even pain. Although, feeling fatigue is sometimes a good way for your body to say that you are tired and it is time to relax and have a good night’s rest. However, prevailing fatigue over a long period of time can cause stress, anxiety and pain.

If you are worried you may have chronic fatigue here are the main symptoms you have to look out for:

  • Abnormal sleeping patterns
  • Feeling dizzy or disorientated, clumsiness
  • Muscle pain and/or aches in the joints
  • Weight loss or gain

Just to name a few symptoms. If you wish to read more about the symptoms and know whether you have it or not, please read:

Chronic fatigue is a little bit of a mystery, as many factors can cause it to emerge. From poor and unhealthy diet to stress and depression.

But, even though for some this may pose a challenge in life, it does not mean that one cannot enjoy life to the fullest. There are many things that can be done to help your Chronic fatigue, such as eating good, balanced and healthy breakfast, and the over used phrase of ‘drinking lots of water’ (it really does help) and naturally to make sure meals are on time and also balanced and have enough protein to give you the energy you need.


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                                                                                         I FINALLY GRADUATED!

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                     This year I graduated from the prestiges University of Newcastle with a new perspective and experience. And now, I have a new certificate. In my newly bought frame for this very occasion. Nailed to my wall  is my new Masters of Health Science. It was an enduring journey, filled with much stress and with a massive workload. But I can safely say that I have finally got through it with a combination of hard work, sweat and tears.

                      I would very much like to thank my family and friends, (I am talking to you Jody), and my kind and patient professors who really helped me get through the tough times. I would especially like to thank my family, who in the midst of my panic, stress and general uni life, supported me and encouraged me to continue with my studies. So thank you so much! 

                     I would like to thank my boys for being kind and bringing me coffee and chocolate, and more coffee. I would like to thank my daughter for proof reading some of my long, that I know for her were boring papers. 

                     And now after 2 years. I finally graduated! And I am ready to wake everyday and see the Masters hanging off my wall.


– Sylvia Smart 

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What’s the relationship between our bowels and our brain.

This question has captivated many scientist and clinicians for many years, however, it would seem that there is no clear answer. The more research conducted the more complex the question becomes. The interaction between the endocrine system and the nervous system has been dubbed the ‘gut-brain axis’ and is depicted to be interacting in many regular functions and systems within a healthy body and diseases. 

There has been research conducted from a range of microbiology and neuroscience papers on the topic of the gut-brain axis and its involvement in health and disease. 

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gut brain connection

There are parasites, which could very well influence your brain and gut, they are highly evolved and are highly specific mechanisms that take advantages of their hosts. One of these parasites is called Toxoplasma gondiia resourceful protozoan parasite that’s found on a global scale and can infiltrate the body of all warm-blooded mammals. 

Toxoplasma gondiiis usually indigested through the contamination of food, water or accidently through cat feces. Investigators conclude that about 60 million US alone are infected with this. This parasite can lead to toxoplasmosis, varying from mild, flu-like symptoms to the brain causing behavioural changes. An example of this would be that rats no longer recognise cats, or their smell, which in turn puts them in a deadly and risky situation. Evidently, this works in support of the parasite as it would infect it’s new host, the cat.   

New date conducted revealed the role of the gut-brain axis as part of the pathogenesis unusual disease. The by-products produced by bacterial overgrowth in the gut (propionic acid), have now been connected to the autism spectrum disorders. Bacterial overgrowth in the gut be triggered by excessive and unregulated use of antibiotics, which are now become a growing problem globally. As the youth are more exposed to antibiotics, the gastrointestinal effects of unregulated use can very well be linked to the new developing disorders.

Remember that our gut is a “second brain” and always think what you eat, how you eat, where you eat and what time you eat.

It’s not your fault if your child has Eczema and Asthma

It’s not your fault if your child has Eczema and Asthma.


Eczema, which is also called atopic dermatitis, is a very common skin problem. It may start in infancy, later in childhood, or in adulthood. Once it gets underway, it tends not to go quickly away.

This is my story – how I came across eczema.

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My second child at age of 4 month got eczema and during the next 6 months it has got only more severe. I felt my heart breaking that my firstborn son had this disorder. I blamed myself, asking constantly “what did I do wrong?” I continued his treatment thinking that perhaps the older he got the better the medicine would react with his immune system. I have seen various doctors of modern medicine; through GP to immunologists. However, at age of 20 months, after undergoing atreatment my child got asthma – an allergic reaction to a certain chemical within a steroid cream. It was then that I stopped everything that my Doctors recommended and began researching to find some alternative means to help my child. I began studying Naturopathy, Nutritional medicine and Herbal medicine. I started understanding what eczema and asthma are and how to properly treat them without causing any reactions in the body. When I finished my degree and got my diploma, I found a solution to help him and other kids.
Now days I strongly believe and recommend that kids with disorders such as eczema, asthma and food intolerance can be treated with natural medicine. They are not only a healthier, but risk free and much safer for a growing and maturing body. Though, unlike Modern medicine, it’s a lengthier procedure, nonetheless, this procedure has more beneficial in the long run.
I invite all mothers, sisters, aunts, grandmother, grandfathers, uncles, brothers and fathers to think about what is beneficial for your child and his or her wellbeing.
Comment your thoughts and experiences whether you agree with my personal experience and opinion.
My son has improved dramatically with the use of natural medicine, as depicted in the pictures, thus I always recommend parents to use natural medicine when involved with eczema.
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Always open for discussion.

Welcome To Pure Nature Life

Welcome to PureNatureLife.

Sylvia Smart

Sylvia Smart

My name is Sylvia Smart and I am devoted to the discipline of Natural Medicine.

I am very passionate about Traditional Medicine and my belief is that everything Nature has created, she’s created for us humans. And we should be wise enough to use it. This personal knowledge is very important to me as I incorporate only the most organic and hand-picked herbs into all my herbal teas and natural remedies.

In my clinic, I listen intently to what my patient has to say, and I always take into consideration his/her issues and whatever the problem may be, I will do my best to come up with highest quality solution. 
My clinic an umbrella of all types of alternative-traditional medicine; such as Naturopathy, Nutritional, Herbal Medicine, Biopuncture, Homeopathy, Bioresonance and Homotoxicology. 
I’m very passionate to be able to help people with acute and chronic diseases.

If you have any questions/or concerns please contact me:     or    0479 079 633

Look forward to seeing you.