Category Archives: Health And Wellness

10 Things to do today

10 things to do today

If you want to love what you eat and feel full of abundant energy, then my top 10 tips below will have you feeling like the best version of yourself.

Improving your health begins from within – eating real, unprocessed and nourishing food to fuel your body (and your mind).

By understanding what is good for you, making some simple changes to your habits, you will start to look and feel amazing. Start with these simple changes and you’ll feel better immediately.

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How to travel in style and wellness

Suitcase Essentials

Ready to travel in style and wellness?

This week I am sharing with you my travel essentials that I use so that I arrive in a state of relaxation, ready to enjoy my holiday without compromising on my choice to eat well while I am away.

After my recent 2o plus hours flight from the United to Kingdom to Australia, I feel I am in a pretty good position to comment on these travel essentials.

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Kickstart your 2016

Kickstart

Ready to kickstart your 2016?

Give yourself the gift of health and wellness for the new year by trying out these four simple smoothies formulas designed to give you energy, strength and nourishment.

Smoothies are a great way to give you maximum nutrients through the additional fruit and veggies, plus protein from nuts and seeds, with added hydration from water or coconut water.

You can also download my smoothie formula cheat sheet for more inspiration.

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Tone, Treat, Sip – Beauty Inside and Out

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Feeling great and looking fabulous is a combination of what you put inside your body to nourish it, as well as what you put on your skin in the form of beauty products, lotions and potions.

Your skin the largest organ in your body and 60% of what you put on to your skin is absorbed into your blood stream. Scary stuff when you consider what is lurking in many beauty products (you can read more about the top 12 nasties to avoid here).

Today I am sharing with you three recipes that will support your beauty from both the inside and the outside.

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How to: shop organic on a budget

Shop organic on a budget

Choosing to buy organic produce where possible is something that is important to me for several reasons, including:

  1. Reduced exposure to pesticide in food, especially fruit and vegetables. Conventional growers use synthetic pesticides to protect their crops from molds, inspects and diseases. When farmers spray pesticides, this can leave residue on the produce.
  2. Reduced exposure to eating genetically modified food.
  3. Reduced consumption of food additives. Organic regulations ban or severely restrict the use of food additives, processing aids, preservatives, artificial sweeteners, colorings and flavourings and monosodium glutamate.
  4. Some studies have indicated the organic food has higher levels of vitamins and minerals.
  5. Protect and support the environment. Organic farming practices are designed to benefit the environment by reducing pollution, conserving water and soil quality.

Understanding why I prefer to buy organic is one thing, but making my food budget work with that choice is a bit of an art – and one that I have perfected over time.

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Sinus Fighting Strawberry and Cucumber Smoothie

Sinus fighting

Do you suffer from sinus related allergies, such as hay fever?

Is so, then you know the symptoms all to well – runny eyes, sneezing, itchy nose and eye, sore throat, etc.

Rather than taking tablets that make me feel drowsy, I turn to this sinus fight smoothie with a blend of natural ingredients:

  • strawberries for vitamin C, a natural antihistamine
  • chia seeds to help clear mucus
  • cucumber for its soothing, anti-inflamatory properties, and
  • coconut water for hydration.

This smoothie is a natural antihistamine without the side effects that can be experience when taking tablets, and it tastes great!

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Discover Joanna Steven’s secret to abundant wellness

Joanna Steven Interview

Today I had the opportunity to interview Joanna Steven, the lovely lady behind the blog www.joannasteven.com. Joanna’s blog shares mouth watering recipes plus health and wellness tips for busy mum’s. Joanna is passionate about nutrition and inspiring and nurturing women with her nutrient dense foods for the heart.

Discover Joanna’s journey to abundant wellness and her tips for living well on a budget. Plus, she share two of her decadent healthy chocolate recipes.

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Boost your health: Top 8 superfoods

8 superfoods

If you want to look good and feel great, then you need to be eating nutrient dense superfoods.

Eating nutrient dense foods will ensure you get all the essential nutrients that you need or optimal health including vitamins, mineral essential fatty acids and fibre – all for the least number of calories.

Nutrient density is measured by comparing the amount of nutrients a food contains to the number of calories.

By add these eight nutrient dense superfoods to your diet you can easily boost your health, improve your immune system and have more energy.

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2015 Pin Down What You Really Want

2015

What are your plans for 2015?

With NYE over and the Christmas decorations put away, my attention is now focused on what my 2015 will be. As I open the cover of my new diary for this year, my many plans, dreams and goals are itching to get out my head and turned into action.

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Lose weight: Eat Breakfast

Lose weight Eat breakfast

What are you having for breakfast today – coffee?

Do you barely glance at the kitchen in the morning, opting instead to run out the door without eating any breakfast?

There is ample evidence to show that the simple act of eating breakfast is a big part of losing weight, and keeping it off.

Research coming out of the United States of America shows that people that skip breakfast tend to replace calories during the day with mindless nibbling and over eating at lunch and dinner, thereby setting themselves up for poor health and weight gain. The research further found that women who ate breakfast regularly tended to eat fewer calories overall during the day.

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