What Dairy?

Posted in Food / Products on February 07, 2014

I do not eat dairy but my children and Adam eat small amounts of natural yoghurt and eggs. I choose to feed them these products to help widen the nutrients and protein they consume, especially Jay who can be fussy! I do not give them dairy milk because in my experience it often causes reactions that yoghurt does not. I always make sure we buy BARAMBAH ORGANICS or ELGAAR ORGANIC dairy products due to their ethical stance on organic farming methods and animal welfare.  They don’t have any thickeners, gelatine or […]




Clean Breakfast for the Children

Posted in Food on February 06, 2014

Five days into “cleaning up my children’s diets” and we are going well. We have had no problem at all cutting out the bad stuff aka “treats” ( note how stuffed up we are that we tell our children the food that will make them feel bad is a “treat”!!). I need more time and dedication to come up with new protein fueled meals for my fussy little man though! Here are the photos of healthy breakfasts that the kids have been eating this week as we have given the […]




What about Iron?

Posted in Health on February 03, 2014

This is one of the most common questions you will get if you are vegetarian or vegan. How do you get enough iron? Iron is found in plenty of foods, not just in animal products, and if you are eating enough fresh, organic, varied produce and avoiding substances that inhibit its absorption such as the Pill, too much coffee, tea and alcohol, then it should not be a problem. Have a look at the following table for a quick overview of some of the iron containing foods.                                             Estimated mg […]




Cleaning up the Childrens Diet

Posted in Food / Health on February 02, 2014

This is a photo of my two beautiful children. They are the stars of my life. While they eat mostly organic fresh produce,over the holidays I have become a little more complacent with their diets, as I am sure many parents can relate to. Now we are back into school life I want to refocus on what is going into their little mouths to fuel their growing bodies and minds. These are the spaces I want to clean up: Breakfast Stop the cereal from a box and the oh so […]




Simon Borg-Olivier

Posted in Lifestyle / People on January 31, 2014

Simon Borg-Olivier MSc BAppSc (Physiotherapy) is a Co-Director of Yoga Synergy, one of Australia’s oldest and most respected yoga schools. The Yoga Synergy style is based on a deep understanding of yoga anatomy, yoga physiology and traditional Hatha Yoga. Simon has been teaching since 1982. He is a registered physiotherapist, a research scientist and a university lecturer. He has been a student of both Patthabi Jois and Iyengar. Simon has been regularly invited to teach at special workshops and conferences interstate and overseas since 1990. He is full of energy, […]




Chickens

Posted in Animal Welfare on January 31, 2014

Chicken has become a staple ingredient for most Australians and people around the world . Chicken and salad sandwiches, chicken burgers, chicken nuggets (eek), chicken roast and the list goes on. Over the period of a year, an average Australian will consume approximately 27 chickens, that’s 500 million killed a year in Australia alone. In the USA its is around 7 billion! 90 % of chickens in Australia are raised in factory farms and these are some of the reasons why I do not recommend eating them. Broiler chickens, as […]




Compassion for Ourselves

Posted in Health / Lifestyle on January 30, 2014

I believe we, as individuals, can think big. We can make choices constantly that will have a flow on effect, as we are all connected in this universe. Not just to other humans but also the plants, the rivers, the oceans, the fish, the animals, the air we breathe and the list can go on infinitely. We hold a lot of power within ourselves, we just have to access it. When we are feeling good this comes easy and the energy flows naturally, effortlessly. When we are off-balance it can […]




Happy Cows

Posted in Animal Welfare / Food on January 30, 2014

This three-minute video is a delight to watch and will leave you with a smile on your face and maybe a new view on the humble cow. When moments like these are captured, it throws a light on the depth of feelings that animals experience. They feel joy and can express this, as we see in this video. On the flip side they are also capable of feeling pain and suffering. Society has disengaged with individual desires of animals, especially those ones we eat. Out of site, out of mind. […]




Roasted sweet potatoes with figs and hazelnuts

Posted in Food on January 28, 2014

We love using sweet potatoes in our cooking. They are high in beta-carotene, that the body converts into Vitamin A, which is needed for healthy mucus membranes, skin, eyes and immunity. They also contain B6, magnesium and high doses of Vitamin C. They are great roasted whole by themselves too! This is one of our standard side dishes to many meals as it is super quick ( you may see a trend with my cooking) and so yummy! Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Figs and Hazelnuts INGREDIENTS 4 Sweet Potatoes 10 […]




Naturopathic Medicine and Labels

Posted in Health / Products on January 23, 2014

Treating with natural medicine takes place by facilitating and enhancing ones body to allow it to heal itself. It is achieved by using natural and non toxic therapies, including herbs, nutrition and supplementation and by education of the patient to eliminate destructive habits. The key philosophies that distinguishes natural medicine from allopathic medicine are treating the cause, not just the symptom. treat the whole person prevention is the best cure establish health and wellness as a lifestyle Combining my love for natural therapies and animal welfare means that I have […]




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