Recipe (vitamin D and zinc): Honey Sesame Salmon
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Serves 4   1-1.5kg salmon fillets ¼ cup soy sauce, tamari or coconut aminos ¼ cup sesame oil 1 lemon, juiced 2 tablespoons honey 2.5cm of ginger, shredded or 1 teaspoon ginger powder 1 tablespoon coconut oil 2 tablespoons diced green onions or chives 2 tablespoons sesame seeds   Mix soy sauce/tamari/aminos, sesame oil, lemon juice, honey and ginger together … Read More

Is the man in your life losing strength?
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Is the man in your life losing Strength? This Hormone Can Help!   Yes, we’re talking testosterone.  That muscle-building hormone.  But I’m not going to recommend that he takes any anabolic steroid hormones or anything like that. I am going to give you two solid tips on how he can boost his testosterone levels naturally with supplements. Tip #1: Get … Read More

A New Year without diets, detoxes and ‘body blitz’ challenges!
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Happy New Year! It’s been quite a while since my last post. I’ve been planning to write this blog post for a few days now, but keep getting side tracked.  I have also avoided writing this post as I didn’t want it to get lost, or worse caught up, in all the New Year hype. I have observed over the … Read More

Winter Wellness Challenge Day 12 – Spend time in nature
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Sure it might be a bit cool outside at the moment, and it certainly gets light later and dark earlier, however there are great benefits to spending time outside.   Scientists have found that when people spend time in natural surroundings — forests, parks and other places with plenty of trees, they produce lower concentrations of cortisol (a stress hormone), … Read More

Winter Wellness Challenge Day 10 – Boost your protein
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Dietary protein is unique among the macronutrients in its ability to reduce fat and body weight. Unlike the other two macronutrients, fat and carbohydrate, protein preserves energy-burning muscle tissue and boosts energy expenditure because of three key characteristics exclusive to protein.   Protein based meals suppress appetite by creating a feeling of fullness. Protein digestion and metabolism burns more calories. … Read More

Winter Wellness Challenge Day 7 – Plan a week of purpose
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As a mum, partner, employee, business owner, student and athlete, I fully understand the value of planning. My busy life puts me in the position where daily and weekly planning are essential to create enough time to meet the needs of my family, responsibilities of my employment, requirements of study, achieving health and fitness goals and succeeding in my business. … Read More

Winter Wellness Challenge Day 6 – Reconnect
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Today your challenge is to reach out and connect with a family member and / or friend – outside of social media.   Good social connections with family and friends have been shown to improve health and increase longevity. These relationships not only give us pleasure, they have been shown to influence our long-term health as much as getting adequate sleep, … Read More

Winter Wellness Challenge Day 5 – Eat a healthy breakfast
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Your challenge today is to make time for a healthy breakfast.   You’ve been told for years that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but do you know why?   Breakfast breaks the overnight fasting period, restores your glycogen stores and boosts your energy levels, as well as your metabolism for the day. In addition to this, eating … Read More

Winter Wellness Challenge Day 1 – Vision Board
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Day 1 – Vision Board Today’s task is to create a vision board that represents YOUR version of YOUR healthiest life. Visualization is one of the most powerful mind exercises you can do. A vision board provides an image of the future – a tangible representation of where you are going, and where you want your life to lead. It … Read More

Part 3….. the final installment
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This post is the final installment of how Life Spark Wellness has come to be.  If you haven’t read the first two installments you can start at the beginning if you like, or jump to the middle,  to catch up. so…. I am now in 2013, having lost 17kg, and maintained that weight loss for 2 years, fitter than I … Read More

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