Mindfulness and Meditation…Do They Really Work?
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  Well…yes, they do really work. The fact is, science shows definite health benefits for people who use mindfulness and meditation. Before we dive in, let’s just make sure we’re on the same page when we say “mindfulness” and “meditation.” “Meditation” is the ancient practice of connecting the body and mind to become more self-aware and present. It’s often used … Read More

Recipe (Nutrient Dense): Superfood Salad
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  Serves 2   2 handfuls of greens (e.g. kale, spinach, rocket, etc.) ½ cucumber, chopped 1 avocado, chopped 1 capsicum, chopped 1 carrot, grated 2 handfuls grape tomatoes 2 handfuls fresh berries 2 grilled salmon fillets (optional) ¼ cup hemp seeds   Salad Dressing: 3 tbsp cider vinegar 2 tsp Dijon mustard 2 tsp honey or maple syrup 1 … Read More

Why Am I Always Hungry?
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If you often feel hungry, you are not alone!   There are many reasons to feel hungry. Of course, the most obvious one is that you are actually physically hungry. Perhaps your stomach is empty, your blood sugar has dropped, and your hunger hormones are having a party.   But other times, the hunger may not be physical hunger. It … Read More

Recipe (Coconut Oil): Homemade Healthy Chocolate
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  Serves 12   ⅓ cup coconut oil, melted 1 cup cocoa/cacao powder 4 tablespoons maple syrup 2 dashes salt 4 tablespoons slivered almonds   Melt coconut oil, and whisk in maple syrup, salt, and cocoa/cacao powder until smooth. Stir in slivered almonds until evenly distributed. Pour into an ice cube tray and freeze. Store in fridge or freezer to … Read More

Recipe (Stress-reducing bath salt): Lavender Bath Salts
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  Per bath   2 cups epsom salts 10 drops lavender essential oil – (I use doTerra essential oils) As you’re running your warm bath water, add ingredients to the tub. Mix until dissolved   Enjoy your stress-reducing bath!   Tip: You can add a tablespoon of dried lavender flowers.

Recipe (cooked spinach): Sauteed Spinach
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Serves 4   2 teaspoons olive oil 2 cloves garlic 1 bag baby spinach leaves 1 dash salt 1 dash black pepper Fresh lemon   In a large cast iron pan heat olive oil. Add garlic and saute for 1 minute. Add spinach, salt, pepper and toss with garlic and oil. Cover pan and cook on low for about 2 … Read More

Recipe (dairy-free probiotic): Super-Simple Coconut Milk Yogurt
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  Serves 6 2 cans full-fat coconut milk 2 probiotic capsules,   Open the probiotic capsules and empty contents into a blender. Blend with coconut milk. Transfer to a sanitised glass jar (make sure it’s not still hot – you don’t want those probiotics to die). Store it in a warm place for 24-48 hours. If it’s not thick enough … Read More

Is My Poop Normal?
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  Yes, I’m serious! (And don’t you sometimes wonder anyway?)   You already know that your poop can reflect your physical, and sometimes even emotional, health. You may get constipation or have diarrhoea when you eat something that “doesn’t agree with you,” or when you’re super-nervous about something.   And what about fibre and water? If you’re not getting enough, … Read More

Dairy Intolerance (Lactose, Casein, and Whey)
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  Having a food intolerance is not fun. It can cause abdominal pain, discomfort, and nausea. It also causes embarrassing symptoms like flatulence and diarrhoea. Other symptoms linked to food intolerances include muscle or joint pain, headaches, exhaustion, and even skin symptoms like rashes and eczema.   Dairy is just one of those foods that many people seem to be … Read More

How to Naturally Lower Stress Hormone (Cortisol)
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  STRESS!!! Its causes are absolutely everywhere. Would you agree? Our natural “fight or flight” stress response can sometimes go a little overboard. It’s supposed to help us escape injury or death in an emergency and then return to normal after we’ve fought or flown. But, that doesn’t happen too much in our society – it becomes a long-term reaction. … Read More

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