Healthy Living


In defence of the pregnant body

I’m going to deviate a little from my normal blog theme here, so apologies if you find this terribly boring, but I do want to draw attention to an issue especially close to my heart at the moment – the full, rounded, and full-of-life pregnancy body. As I’m now in my 25th week of this amazing, life changing event and I’ve been watching my body change on an almost daily basis. In weeks 2/3 I suspected I was pregnant as by breasts were tingly and my tummy felt a little funny. From there, I watched as my breast swelled and […]

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Spotlight on: Collagen

Collagen is one of the most abundant proteins in the body and it makes up a large part of our skin, hair and nails. It’s found in skin, ligaments, cartilage, tendons, muscles, bone tissue, blood vessels, intervertebral discs, gastrointestinal tract, and even in the cornea of the eye. What is Collagen? Collagen is the most abundant protein in our bodies. It’s found in our muscles, bones, skin and tendons. It’s the “glue” that helps hold the body together. It gives our skin strength and elasticity, and helps replace dead skin cells. Collagen & gelatin often get used interchangeably, but they are […]


I’m back from Japan, with a major beauty observation

So you may have noticed I got a little slack there on posting, but I’ve got a good excuse. I was in Japan skiing the slopes and touring Tokyo. Plus there was also an engagement thrown in and that was super distracting. Even now I’m struggling to type with the sparkler almost blinding me with every key stroke 😉 Ok, I’m just gloating now. While I was skiing the slopes of Hakuba I noticed an interesting phenomena. At lunch time, when everyone pulled off their face masks, helmets and goggles for a much needed meal break, the white women were […]

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10 Christmas Gift Ideas That Will Please Everyone

I’ve been smashing through my Christmas shopping this year and feeling quite proud of myself. As a bonus, all this online shopping has led me to discover some pretty awesome gift ideas that I hope you will find helpful. I’ve put together my list based on things I would like to receive, i.e. non toxic, beautiful and practical. The product life and overall sustainability is also high on my priorities. 1. Give a gift that keeps on giving Oil Burner Everyone loves an oil burner – they infuse your home with your choice of natural scents (I’m loving jasmine and […]


Toxin-Free Tampons

The average female uses more than 12,000 tampons in her life. No doubt, if you’re reading this, you’re already a fan of natural and organic living. You look to avoid excessive consumption of pesticides and chemicals, and take a similar approach to your beauty regime. But there’s a little something in the back of your bathroom draw that you may be overlooking – your sanitary products. Organic cotton tampons, for instance, might seem a step too far. We often forget about our pads and tampons when making the shift to natural living. After all, they are essentials and we don’t […]

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Kombucha 102: How to bottle and carbonate

So you’ve finished Phase 1 of making Kombucha, and you’ve got a tangy, slighty-sweet tea that tastes ok, but not great. I promised you it was a tasty drink and you now you’re starting to wonder if I’m one of those health nuts who calls foul things nice, just because they’re healthy. Phase 2 of the process is where we make kombucha taste great, bottle it and naturally carbonate it. You’ll soon end up with a delicious fizzy drink that I promise you’ll love! Sometimes called second fermentation, but what I call the Flavour Phase. It is optional (some people do […]


April: What I’m loving right now

My favourite products, places and things each month. This month I’ve got my favourite recipe to share; two make up products including a new foundation I tried and a brilliant illuminator everyone needs; and an essential kitchen gadget you’ll be kicking yourself if you don’t already have one. 1. Raw Snickers Bar Slice You know when you have a sweet craving where you feel it will only be satisfied for something really naught, like a Snickers bar? I had one of those this month, so I made a raw snickers bar slice. It was everything I hoped for and more. […]

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Kombucha 101: How to make Kombucha

A lot of people get daunted by kombucha, with it’s fermentation and SCOBY thing. Especially as the most fermentation Aussies will try is with the home brew kit in making beer. I know I was skeptical at first and tested the waters slowly with the canned variety, available in most health food shops. But it’s surprisingly simple and easy to prepare you’ll be kicking yourself you didn’t try it earlier. Read more for my how to make kombucha guide. I’m a little obsessed with probiotics as you may have noticed. They can be one of the tastiest forms of medicines […]


Snobby Food: Why Fermented & Cultured Foods Are So Good

Cultured, or fermented, food have a huge number of health benefits. Cultured foods have been around for centuries. Long before refrigerators were invented people had to find ways to preserve food, especially during winter months when food was relatively scarce. From this necessity emerged fermented and pickled foods. People around the world have been eating fermented foods for ages, from Sauerkraut in Germany to Kimichi in Korea and everywhere in between. With advances in technology the need for fermenting has been reduced. However recently there has been a resurgence in the consumption of fermented foods as studies have emerged showing a […]

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Top 10 Health Foods

Our body’s are the physical houses for our soul (or spirit, inner self, consciousness or whatever term you prefer). What we eat can either provide us with the fuel to live our lives to the fullest, or it can drain us and deplete our body of nutrients. Nourish your body daily with the healthiest foods available. Here’s my favourite, high nutrient, readily available top 10 super foods for healing your body and keeping you healthy. These are just some of my top 10 healthiest foods for your body (inside and out!): 1. Green Vegetables This is a dietary essential. Leafy greens […]