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Homemade Elderberry Cold & Flu Syrup

By | July 7th, 2016|Health, Recipes|

This Elderberry syrup is a must for anyone wanting to boost their immune system. Elderberry juice has been used for centuries to treat influenza, colds and sinusitis, and has been reported to have antiviral activity against influenza and herpes simplex (see studies like this one), it even was used to treat a flu epidemic in Panama in 1995! Modern [...]

Top 10 Ways to Boost your Immune System

By | June 27th, 2016|Health|

Need to boost your immune system this season? Here are my top 10 ways to get your immune system in great shape! 1. Vitamin C - is an extremely important nutrient for boosting immunity. Make sure you include plenty of foods high in vitamin C in your diet, including fresh fruits and vegies, especially citrus [...]

Rhi’s Protein Bliss Balls

By | May 25th, 2016|Recipes|

I am definitely one of those people that hit the 3pm munchies! Most days it's because I've been sitting at my computer, lunch has been and gone and I need an afternoon energy hit to get me through to dinner. These little protein bliss balls will hit the sweet spot and have the goodness of [...]

A message from my Mum…

By | May 7th, 2016|Health, Lifestyle|

Year after year, I have always looked forward to Mother’s Day.  Since I was a young girl, the idea of celebrating this beautiful, amazing person I call my Mum was both fun and exciting.  Making gifts, preparing breakfast in bed, doing chores around the house. I loved it.  And I’m sure my Mum did to. [...]

To juice or not to juice!

By | April 27th, 2016|Body, Health|

Over the past decade juicing has become increasingly more popular and with good reason too! There are a great many health benefits of drinking freshly juiced fruits and vegetables.  When juiced correctly, fruit and vegetable juices retain most of their phytonutrients, flavonoids and anthocyanin (the vitamins, chemical compounds and minerals that make them so great [...]

Vitamin D – Are you getting enough?

By | April 2nd, 2016|Health|

I clearly remember the first time I got burnt, I mean.... really burnt.  I have always had a pale complexion (the Scottish half of me clearly doesn't suit the Australian weather!), and as a teenager I desired to be tanned.  I was at the Sunshine Coast, laying out in sun for the WHOLE day.  I [...]

Homogenised Milk vs Non-Homogenised: What’s best for you?

By | April 1st, 2016|Health|

We have always heard that drinking milk is very important for our overall health. After all, milk is fortified with a range of vitamins including,  vitamin B2 and B12, vitamin A and D, as well providing a source of calcium, pantothenic acid, selenium, biotin and protein which can aid our general health.  But is the milk that we are [...]

Chef Singh’s Curry – Best Curry Recipe!

By | March 31st, 2016|Recipes|

My family has always loved curries! My father lived in India for many years when he was a young boy and some of my earliest memories were of my Dad chopping up huge batches of meat and a massive pot of curry simmering away on the stove for a day or so.  I loved the [...]

Essential Oils for Babies & Children

By | February 4th, 2016|Baby, Health|

Essential oils can provide wonderful support for your child through every lump, bump and illness. They provide amazing physical and emotional benefits for our kids.  As they are natural compounds without any chemicals added, they are safer than a lot of over the counter remedies and products, particularly when they are used correctly.  I like [...]

Compost in 3 Easy steps!

By | January 5th, 2016|Garden|

Each year our population grows, and so does our landfill adding more and more stress on the environment.  Growing up, my grandfather (an organic farmer for 50 years) taught us to never waste a thing.  And he literally didn't waste a thing!  "Everything that comes from nature, should get returned and continue the cycle of [...]