What to Eat for Healthy Skin
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  There are so many things that can go wrong with the skin: dryness, redness, blemishes, etc. Healthy skin is a reflection of internal health. There are many creams and cosmetics to put on top of your skin. But, there are also lots of things you can do to nurture and nourish your skin to better health from the inside. … Read More

Recipe (Omega-3 vitamin C rich): Not Your Typical Salmon Salad
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Serves 2   4 cups baby spinach (or mixed greens) 1 capsicum, chopped 1 cup cherry tomatoes ½ large cucumber, chopped 140g smoked salmon, or 1 can salmon, roughly chopped Drizzle of your favourite (gluten-free, dairy-free) dressing   Instructions Place 2 cups of greens into each of 2 bowls. Top with veggies and salmon. Drizzle with dressing.   Serve & … Read More

Bloating – 5 Natural Ways to Deal with a Bloated Belly
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  Do you ever feel a bit “overextended” in the belly after a meal? Perhaps “gassy?” Have you ever carried a “food baby?”. Well, bloating is common. Up to 25-30% of people experience it regularly. It happens when you have trouble digesting. The symptoms come from excess gas, reactions to foods, or food not moving through you as well as … Read More

Recipe (peppermint): Peppermint Mocha Creamer – dairy free
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  Beat belly bloat with this dairy free creamer.   Ingredients 1 can coconut milk ½ cup almond milk, unsweetened 2 tbsp cacao powder, unsweetened ½ tsp peppermint extract or essential oil (food-grade and safe for internal use) 3 tbsp honey or maple syrup (optional)   Instructions Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until well combined. Store in … Read More

Can’t Meditate? Here are 9 Other Ways to Break Free From Stress
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I know! Meditation is the secret sauce to take your wellness up to the status of the elite gurus. It’s the “be all, end all” for the health of your entire mind-body-spirit. It’s the absolute must-do that is the only path to beating the infamous health-buster called “stress.” Don’t get me wrong; practicing meditation is an excellent approach to optimising … Read More

Recipe (calming): How to use Lavender Essential Oil
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Inhale directly Add up to 6 drops of undiluted essential oil to a handkerchief/tissue and inhale occasionally. Use up to 3 times per day.   Steam inhalation Add 3 – 12 drops of undiluted essential oil to a bowl of steaming water. Inhale slowly and deeply for 5 – 10 minutes. Use up to 3 times per day.   Tip … Read More

I’m Sick. What Can I Do (Naturally)?
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  Getting a common cold doesn’t have to be so… common. There are things you can do naturally to make getting sick less likely. But, if you do happen to get sick, there are things you can also do to help support your body to fight it off. Good hand hygiene and overall healthy habits can reduce your risk of … Read More

Recipe (Throat soothing): Honey Lemon Ginger Cough Drops
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Ingredients ½ cup honey 2 tbsp lemon juice 1 tsp freshly grated ginger Instructions Put ingredients into a small saucepan. Stir frequently until it becomes foamy. Be careful because the honey can burn easily. Remove from heat and continue to stir until the foam reduces. Put the saucepan back on the heat. Repeat this until a sugar thermometer reads 148C. … Read More

My Journey ….. Part 1
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Throughout my teens and early twenties I was always relatively fit and active and within my healthy weight range. I played social netball throughout school and university had a gym membership as soon as I was working. I had my daughter when I was 26 and although I gained a lot of weight, with healthy eating and regular gym workouts … Read More

A new year…. same resolution….
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Christmas and all it’s craziness is over and the focus shifts to the New Year.  You start reflecting on the previous 12 months, where you are now and where we would like to be, and realise that the resolutions you set last year still haven’t been achieved.   Like many looking forward to another opportunity to ‘start over’, you may … Read More

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