Why your body deserves Organic foods

By | June 14th, 2016|Food, Lifestyle|

Are Organic Foods really better for you or just a pricey fad? It’s a great question, especially when you consider that it’s a billion-dollar industry here in Australia. Nutritionally, environmentally and economically, the foods we choose to eat today create consequences tomorrow. Perhaps you want to enjoy great tasting food, are [...]

Sugar, the Bitter-sweet Truth

By | May 27th, 2016|health tips, Lifestyle, Uncategorized|

Sugar, is it really necessary or just another addiction? Sugar, fructose, glucose, lactose, maltose, stevia, xylitol, dextrose, honey, agave, high-fructose corn syrup, maple syrup, rapadura, cane juice…sugar has so many guises that it can be incredibly hard to avoid! But is sugar really necessary?  Or is all sugar bad for [...]

How potent is your cabbage?!

By | March 23rd, 2015|Lifestyle|

Not just a humble cabbage You're probably aware that if you've had antibiotics that you should follow through with a course of probiotics, but did you know that the humble cabbage can be a source of potent probiotics?  You'll get far more strains and total numbers of good bacteria by eating [...]

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Want to look 5-years younger?!

By | February 6th, 2015|Lifestyle|

Want to look 5-years younger? Want to look 5-years younger? My husband reckons that this was the effect of my 30-minutes sauna the other day! He might have been winding me up, but I really did feel invigorated and glowing after it. If you think having a sauna is just something [...]

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Food allergies and your health issues.

By | August 21st, 2014|Lifestyle|

Could food allergies be causing your health issues? Do you suffer from unexplained headaches, migraines, lethargy, poor sleep, depression, anxiety or digestive issues?  Does your child have learning and/or behavioural problems? If so, the answer could be YES. Our food has changed alarmingly over the last 40 years and has brought with it [...]

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Soy: REAL food or not?

By | November 27th, 2013|Lifestyle|

SOY: REAL food or not? Soy milk,  soy cheese,  soy yoghurt, soy-milk formula, edamame, tofu, tempeh, veggie burgers, miso, soy sauce...it's everywhere, but is it good for you?  Does the end product bare any resemblance to the soya bean in its natural state?  Or is it just another heavily-processed product, [...]

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Is it your hormones or something else?

By | October 29th, 2013|Lifestyle|

We've all heard it before "It's just hormonal"...but is it really?  Could it be the cumulative effect of the Dirty Dozen Endocrine Disruptors?  Here's a quick summary of the TOP 12 toxins from the Environmental Working Group. 1. BPA: Bisphenol A Scary to think that a  chemical used in plastics can [...]

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Weight-loss: the missing link!

By | October 17th, 2013|Lifestyle|

Are you ready for Summer?  Or should that read “Is Summer ready for you?!” Struggling to lose those last few kilos before you can comfortably squeeze into your swimming togs? Desperately tried every diet under the sun? Tired of boot-camp? So what's the missing link? Perhaps it’s time to take a [...]

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Sweet Dehydration

By | October 17th, 2013|Lifestyle, Snacks|

Sweet Dehydration Love pineapple but can’t be doing with the luscious mess?  Or need an apple a day without the crunch?  Then I highly recommend a dehydrator.  Meet my new best friend! Maybe you struggle with your 5 serves of veggies and 2 of fruit a day.  Well, eating dehydrated [...]

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Fruity Spring!

By | September 10th, 2013|Lifestyle, Snacks|

I love the start of Spring.  Flowers are starting to blossom and my favourite fruits are coming into season.  I just can't get enough mangoes and cherries!  And to enjoy mangoes for longer you can dehydrate them when they are cheap and plentiful so that you can enjoy them right throughout the year.  Or [...]

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