Yearly Archives: 2015

/2015

Toxic Beauty: The ugly side of skincare

By | December 23rd, 2015|Body, Health|

Your skin is the largest organ in the body, and all too often is the one we take for granted and neglect.  We burn, wax, pluck, rub, laser, and rub chemicals into it on a daily basis.  It absorbs the pollutants in our air and protects our vital internal organs and blood from harm.  But [...]

Meet the new killer: Stress

By | December 9th, 2015|Health, Lifestyle|

Some people probably think I am crazy (you wouldn't be the first!), but I believe that stress is the root of all evil and the major contributing factor to a lot of health problems. It really doesn’t matter how good our diet is, what we drink, where we live or what our occupation is - if our [...]

Essential Oils: Changing lives one drop at a time

By | December 7th, 2015|Baby, Health, Sanctuary|

Essential oils have been used around the world by many cultures for centuries.  The Egyptians used balsams, perfumed oils, scented barks, resins, spices and aromatic vinegars in everyday life dating back to 4500 BCE. They used essential oils and pastes from plants to make pills, powders, suppositories, medicinal cakes and ointments.  Likewise, the Chinese, Greeks, Romans, [...]

5 Basic Steps to a restful sleep tonight

By | December 2nd, 2015|Health|

It might not relate to you, but if you can imagine this is what so many working adults go through every day. It's 5:27pm. You're hungry after a busy day at work, itching to get home to see your family, and now you're stuck in traffic. Frustration sets in. But you're used to it since [...]

Alkaline Water – Drinking your way to better health

By | December 1st, 2015|Explore, Health|

I have drunk water from all over the world (about 30 countries and definitely not everywhere straight from the tap!).  In my travels over the years I would try to buy bottled water, but sometimes I would have to drink from the tap (eeeeek!).  In years gone by I have been more concerned about water [...]

My top tips for Breastfeeding

By | November 26th, 2015|Baby, Health|

Before I had my daughter, I had know idea how controversial breastfeeding could be. It seems that this humble topic attracts commentary from all angles and even makes headline news these days when a Mum is asked to coverup or remove herself from a public place! Over the years, I have had a few friends [...]

Fluoride…The ugly truth lurking in our water!

By | November 12th, 2015|Explore, Health, Uncategorized|

A few years ago, my parents presented me with a Zazen Alkaline Water System.  I remember when they gave it to me for my birthday, I was like... "oh wow, a water filter... that's great" (you know with that voice that says, "o.k not what I was expecting...), but little did I know the truly [...]

Big G’s Healthy Beef Jerky

By | November 11th, 2015|Recipes, Uncategorized|

My husband (Graeme) is a massive jerky fan.  A couple of years ago I bought him a dehydrator for his birthday and he has been making "Big G's Jerky" ever since! I love this recipe (and I am not a huge jerky fan!), but I promise you that this healthy beef jerky is so moorish [...]

Salt – Not all are created equally!

By | November 10th, 2015|Health|

For years now, we have heard about how bad salt is for our health. Salt has been sent to the naughty corner, and rightly so. As we all know, too much salt affects blood pressure and not in a good way. But is that true for all types of salt? If you are to avoid some [...]

The Dirty Dozen & Clean Fifteen!

By | November 7th, 2015|Garden, Health|

Every year the Environmental Working Group (EWG) in the US releases its list of the most pesticide contaminated produce - The Dirty Dozen & the Clean Fifteen¹. I find a general rule of thumb is to be careful of any fruit or vegetable where the skin is thin and consumed (i.e not peeled). For the [...]