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To Supplement or Not? What We Need To Thrive on Plants or Less Meat

Posted in Food / Health on August 17, 2018

I know we can live a healthy and cruelty-free life if we eat a varied diet of quality plant-based whole foods. In a perfect utopian world all the foods grown would be rich in nutrients and we would absorb all the vitamins and minerals from our food and be bounding with energy with no supplements… However the truth is, sometimes even when we eat healthy, the soil in our country may be totally lacking a mineral, such as zinc and so therefore so is our food (hello Australia) and with […]

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Five Food Products Not To Buy To Change Your Health

Posted in Food / Health on November 06, 2017

Often we know when something isn’t working for us health wise, but changing our habits can be tricky… especially when we keep testing our resolve by still buying the problem foods and leaving them in the fridge or cupboard. Rule number one when wanting to change something in our diet – don’t buy it.  Simple yes. But for some crazy reason we often still put it in our shopping trolly and then have to say “no” to it again and again each time we open the pantry door, until we […]

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What You Need To Know About B12

Posted in Health on August 22, 2017

You can live a healthy life on a strict plant-based diet. This is being demonstrated around the world by growing number of people choosing this way of life, whether it be for health, environmental or animal rights reasons. Yet dropping all meat and dairy and not being conscious of then replacing them with a varied diet, full of whole-foods and low in processed foods, can be detrimental to your health. And there is no point being a sick vegan – which ever reason you are choosing it for! So to […]

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Why You Need To Be Concerned That 80% Of Antibiotics Are In The Food Chain

Posted in Health on August 11, 2017

Yes, incase you have missed what is finally hitting headlines; livestock consume over 60% of all antibiotics produced globally and even higher in the US with the number over  80%! This is a major problem because it has the opposite affect of what we need antibiotics for: saving lives. Instead it is putting human lives at risk by decreasing the effectiveness of antibiotics and at the same time, increasing the spread of antibiotic resistant super-bugs. By administering farm animals with daily low doses of antibiotics, over time we have seen […]

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Yin Yoga Teacher, Melanie McLaughlin On Creating Balance In Our Practice and Our Lives

Posted in Health / Lifestyle / People on October 27, 2016

I recently did my yin yoga teacher training with one of the most wonderful woman and teacher I have been lucky to cross paths with. Mel holds space in her yin classes with such feminine serenity, that still manages to be mixed with strength as she subtly guides you through the deeply moving class with her stunning voice. Not only do I love her classes and loved her inspirational and knowledgable training – I love what she is about and I am not the only one… She is the real […]

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Marc’s Quest For Life – A New Approach To Cancer

Posted in Health / People on September 09, 2016

I have a dear friend, Marc Garside. And unless a miracle happens, he is dying. But his illness — and his quest for life — have not been in vain. The epic rollercoaster of a journey he and his family have shared over the last year has been one that has touched many hearts and raised much needed awareness about Immunotherapy, an “alternative” cancer treatment that is having many successes where the outlook was otherwise hopeless and is changing the way we look at treating cancer. “Immunotherapy is more than […]

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Nutritionist Kirsten Shanks On How To Stay Healthy On a Plant-Based Diet

Posted in Food / Health / People on July 19, 2016

I love Kirsten and everything she stands for, including her stunning Sydney business, Orchard St. She founded Orchard St early 2013 and is a qualified Naturopath, Nutritionist and Herbalist. A love of nature, a passion for healing and a strong belief in the use of food as medicine inspired her to develop Orchard St. Raised between the jungles of Borneo and rural New Zealand in a culinary family, an exotic variety of lovingly made food has always been at the centre of her life. After witnessing family illnesses remedied with […]

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Why It Is Vital You – And Your Children – Are Getting Enough Zinc.

Posted in Health on July 12, 2016

This year my son started school, which resulted in his immune system having to work overtime while being exposed to the general all-sorts of germs that go around in classrooms. Unfortunately, even though I consider us to be a healthy family, he suffered from cold after cough after cold; even with me feeding him all my normally effective herbal and nutrition concoctions! Treating our own children is almost like treating ourselves; sometimes we don’t see what is right in front of us! So all it took was the wonderfully clever […]

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Health Benefits of Fermented Vegetables and Demonstration How to Make

Posted in Food / Health on April 25, 2016

Naturopathic health treatments often focus on making sure our digestive tract health is optimum, not only for our digestive functions, but because it also affects our moods and immune system. One easy way to help increase the health of your GIT is to included fermented foods in your diet. Fermented foods are rich in live bacteria that replenish the micro biome, helping it maintain the right proportion of friendly bacteria for optimal health, examples include sauerkraut, kimchi, kombucha and kefir. They also can increases micronutrients as some bacteria can increase […]

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Treating Fungal Infections Naturally and Effectively

Posted in Health on March 15, 2016

There is something icky about the thought of a fungus living on you – even the word fungus conjures up a range of uncomfortable images and sensations. Dandruff, white spots on our skin, athletes foot, jock itch… none of them pretty, yet all are relatively common and all can be caused by form of fungi, either of tinea or candida. They can cause itching, cracking, white spots on our skin, rashes between crevices and other unsightly symptoms, and while none are endangering our health, they are better to be addressed […]

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