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Integrated Detoxing

There is more to detoxifying than meets to eye. If detoxifying to you means starving yourself, or just drinking juices and feeling like rubbish, then I would put it in the too hard basket as well!! Proper detoxifying takes into account all of your elimination channels, not just the liver - after all, who wants [...]

Canola oil: Good or Bad?

Good fats are extremely important in our diet, but there is a lot of confusion about the health effects of different fats and oils. I have noticed recently that canola oil is marketed as a healthy option, because it is low in saturated fat and contains omega 3. The bottom line is canola oil is [...]

5 Minute Tumeric Tea (Golden Milk)

How to Make a Dry Turmeric Tea Mix If you’d rather not mix up the spices each time, you can easily make a mixture of the spices and just add to warmed milk when ready. Mix up: 1/2 cup turmeric powder 1/4 cup cinnamon powder 2 teaspoons ground black pepper 1-2 Tablespoons ground ginger [...]

Superfood Easter Eggs

These coconut Easter eggs are bright, cheery and easy to make - get the kids involved! They are made using superfood powders for natural colouring in place of chemical dyes. Ingredients 1/4 cup organic coconut oil, melted 2 tablespoons organic almond milk or milk of choice 1 tablespoon organic raw honey or organic brown rice [...]

Guilt-Free Chocolate Blocks

What is more gratifying than making your own chocolate? This recipe contains no nasties and literally takes 10 minutes to complete before chilling. Ingredients 3 tablespoons (60ml) coconut oil 2 tablespoons (20g) roughly chopped cacao butter 2 tablespoons (40ml) of pure maple syrup 3 tablespoons (2g) raw cacao powder 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla essence Pinch [...]

Some Facts about PCOS

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome PCOS and Insulin resistance PCOS is the most common endocrine disorder of women of reproductive age. PCOS is a complex metabolic and endocrine disorder that appears to cause the abnormality of ovarian function – not the other way around! The majority of women (50-70%) with PCOS have insulin resistance!!! Insulin is the [...]

Children’s Breakfast Ideas

BLUEBERRY BRAN MUFFINS Preheat oven to 180 degrees C. Line 10 hole muffin tin with muffin cases. INGREDIENTS - always use organic where possible 150g plain flour 100g wholemeal self raising flour 1 tbsp oatbran 2 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp bicarbonate soda Pinch of salt 50g demerara sugar 1 tbsp clear honey 1 [...]

10 Reasons Why You Should Food Prep

After having a beautiful morning at the beach, my Sunday afternoon usually comprises of 2-3 hours making a menu, shopping and food prep for the week. You may be thinking “get a life”, but I actually really enjoy this time in the kitchen, knowing that my family will be eating well for the week. So [...]

Is Toxicity making you feel Unwell?

With more than 2000 new chemicals being produced every year, infiltrating our soil, air, water and food supply; exposure to toxicity is an unfortunate yet unavoidable fact of modern life. A “toxin” refers to any substance that has the potential to interfere with cellular function and both our short term and long term health. Our [...]

Vitamin D

VITAMIN D Vitamin D is synthesized by the action of sunlight on our skin. Although it is important for us to be protected from the Australian sun, 10 minutes of morning sun on your face, hands and arms is an optimal time to get your dose! Food sources include Fish liver oils – cod, herring, [...]