Water is our most important life source, and good quality fresh water is vital in adequate amounts on a daily basis. Not only does water nourish every cell in our body and encourage effective flushing of toxins via our kidneys, bowels and skin, it effects the firing of nerve signals, prevents inflammation, reduces oedema, and… Continue reading Hydration – are you drinking enough?
We are surrounded by toxic substances – the air we breathe, food we eat and water we drink all potentially contain chemicals that accumulate in the body over time. In addition, toiletries, laundry products and cleaning chemicals can contribute to creating an overload. The knock on effects can include digestive problems, impaired immunity, hormone imbalances… Continue reading Why detox for fertility?
These past few months I have been exploring the world of fermenting in a big way, and one of my favourite findings has been kombucha. You may have heard of this health drink, it has been fairly trendy with celebrities and health gurus. But the truth is, kombucha is an amazing addition to your daily… Continue reading Kombucha – what is all the hype?
Many children face difficulties when it comes to cognition, focus and retaining information. At times these issues may be coupled with hyperactivity, sleeping problems and eating or digestive complaints. The degree of these problems can range from very mild, up to extremely disruptive and distressing for both the child and the parents. Although there are… Continue reading Concentration, learning or behaviour issues in children
It can be really difficult to choose which type of milk to buy, but here is the lowdown on the different categories, to help you choose what’s best for you and the family. I advocate always using organic milk if possible, to avoid the hormone element of dairy products. Remember that milk is to be… Continue reading The minefield of choosing the right milk
If you are struggling with sluggish bowels, it is important to address potential issues with things such as food sensitivities, lack of exercise, and stress. However, there are easy ways you can try, to support your gut and see if you improve. WATER! – aim to drink at least 2L daily, away from foods as… Continue reading Improving bowel regularity
Sprouting your own seeds and grains is an easy and inexpensive way of boosting your intake of protein and essential nutrients. Known as ‘superfoods’, they contain live enzymes that aid digestion, and can be added to a variety of dishes such as salads, soups and snacks. By sprouting a seed or grain, the protein and… Continue reading Sprouting for health
Vitamin D deficiency is surprisingly common amongst Australians, and the problem is on the rise. Despite a mainly sunny climate, we are increasingly reducing our sun exposure by the application of sunscreens, the use of tinted windows or shades, and working indoors to a higher degree than our ancestors. Vitamin D is incredibly important for… Continue reading Vitamin D
New year, post holidays, or pre-summer are often the times that we start to think about having a cleanse – whether we have over-indulged with foods, alcohol or even late nights, we are motivated to detox if our overall health (or waistline) is suffering. Does detoxing have to be painful? It doesn’t need to be… Continue reading Detox!
Most newborn and young babies experience digestive issues in their early life, which can be a source of considerable stress and upset for both child and parent. There are many theories on why colic and other complaints occur at all, and the exact cause is unknown. Firstly it is important to understand the workings… Continue reading Infant reflux