Easy Cookies

I was presenting at a seminar yesterday, where families are learning how to improve their children’s lives. There are so many children who are suffering needlessly, and just by equipping the wonderful parents, they can be transformed to their true potential.

Sorry to get all deep and meaningful on you, but it just struck me, looking at all the faces of the parents who were wanting answers – struggling with their children who aren’t as they may have expected (or wanted) them to be.

Posted in Recipes by Shelley Belcourt. No Comments

Sex vs Ice Cream, Or Can You Have Both?

My ears pricked up today as I heard in an interview a recipe for ice cream that actually helps with sex-drive!!

Is this not just the most perfect combination??!! I can certainly tell you this will be a staple in our house from now on…

Bullet Proof Ice Cream Sex vs Ice Cream, Or Can You Have Both?

Commercial ice creams are overall pretty rubbish health-wise. With all this low-fat fanaticism, the only way to make it taste good is to load it up with sugar, and all its derivatives. Should I mention all the colours, flavour enhancers, and chemicals to make it the perfect consistency?? The deeper you look into commercial ice cream, the more unappetising it becomes. I have put some of my favourite (and easy) recipes previously:

Posted in Recipes by Shelley Belcourt. No Comments

This video made me ROFL!!!

Ok, this one is squarely aimed at me!! At least it made me LOL!

This is pretty  much how I felt when I completely changed up our diet, and stopped eating from the middle section of the supermarket! As a timely note, I was wandering through the supermarket this morning feeling like a total alien! I rarely venture into those middle aisles – only to stock up on toilet paper and a few bits and pieces!

Anyway, I digress…this video is a hilarious parody about some friends who are invited to an allergy-friendly party, each must create a dish absent of all possible allergens. This will definitely give you a chuckle ahead of the long weekend!

Granola aka Muesli Recipe

Having some good alternatives for breakfast other than the boxed cereals you can buy (where the box is more nutritious than the contents!) is a must. I keep expanding my repertoire for ideas for meals that:

  • are nutritious
  • fit my eating plan
  • are easy
  • are quick
  • are delicious

Granola Museli Granola aka Muesli Recipe

This is too good not to share. I came across the best recipe for making granola aka muesli that will satisfy the toughest of critics.

It’s gluten free and fits the likes of paleo, SCD, GAPS eating plans – and anyone wanting a lovely, healthy alternative for breakfast.

Posted in Nutrition Recipes by Shelley Belcourt. 1 Comment

Our Experience of Treating Depression – From The Inside Out

Depression is not something that is talked openly enough about – treating depression is almost one of those clandestine things we do. By keeping treatment a secret means we don’t have to admit we have it, and can potentially avoid judgement that comes with naive and ignorant thinking. Actually mental illness and behavioural disorders in general are very difficult to understand, since it cannot be seen, and may not be properly understood.

It is far more ‘socially acceptable’ to have a broken arm than a broken heart (or feel like that anyways!). Luckily the topic of depression is gaining more focus in mainstream and the awareness of it is definitely on the increase. Mainly because so many people are affected by this affliction.

I’m a Crystal Child, not Aspergers!


 Im a Crystal Child, not Aspergers!

Lately I’ve been widening my focus on healing my son. In the past several years we have done extensive work using nutrition, behavioural therapies, and body work (chiropractic, osteopathic, kinesiology etc)

Not everything we’ve tried has been a total success but overall most things have shown improvements – even if in a small way. The change in his health, and behaviour have been awesome and though we still are progressing through, we can say he is a completely different child to when we first started on this path.

Anyway – I’m digressing about what I want to say!

ADHD meds – ritalin, adderall – is it worth it?


 ADHD meds   ritalin, adderall   is it worth it?

Is it worth it to use ADHD meds? A study was done that followed pre-school children over a six year period has reported to have shown that a whopping 160 out of 180 children continued to meet the criteria for moderate to severe ADHD.

What this is saying is that ADHD meds such as ritalin or adderall DO NOT alter the long term outcomes.

Posted in ADHD/ADD by Shelley Belcourt. 3 Comments

Dying For a Coke

I think a lot of us may have uttered those words before “I’m dying for a Coke”. Unfortunately, for a 31 year old New Zealand mother,1 those words came to haunt her. Is Coke really that bad for you?

 Dying For a Coke Two years ago she died unexpectedly from a heart rhythm disturbance. The coroner’s report came back saying she’d been getting too much sugar and caffeine from the large quantities of Coca-Cola she drank. Every day she would drink 6-8 L (1.5 – 2 gallons).

BIG Rocks – Time Management In Your Life

I love this story…

 BIG Rocks   Time Management In Your Life

Illustration from http://blog.thedolectures.co.uk/

“One day an expert in time management was speaking to a group of business students and, to drive home a point, used an illustration those students will never forget. As he stood in front of the group of high powered overachievers he said, “Okay, time for a quiz.” Then he pulled out a one-gallon, wide-mouthed Mason jar and set it on the table in front of him. Then he produced about a dozen fist-sized rocks and carefully placed them, one at a time, into the jar. When the jar was filled to the top and no more rocks would fit inside, he asked, “Is this jar full?”

Everyone in the class said, “Yes.” 
Then he said, “Really?”

Zucchini Fritters

There is a meal that I just love – these babies are quick, tasty, and they can be used for breakfast, lunch and dinner!! Also work in lunch boxes and at a picnic – so you can see I’m pretty excited about this recipe. It’s GAPS and Paleo legal, and I highly recommend you try these for your kids – mine devour them!

Zucchini fritters Zucchini Fritters

As per usual, with my recipes, you can go with pretty much anything you have as ingredients but the basics are:


  • Zucchini
  • Carrots and/or any other vegetables you have that you like
Posted in Recipes by Shelley Belcourt. 2 Comments