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Gut love with The Beauty Chef, by Carla Oates

We’ve all heard the saying, beauty comes from within. But did you know that this is actually true (I’m not just talking ‘inner beauty’ either). Beautiful, glowing skin begins in your gut. So before you think about buying the latest miracle cream or speed dialing your facialist, why not invest your time and money into improving your digestive health? This will help you achieve a smooth and balanced complexion, reducing the amount of skin products you need to get your skin looking flawless and glowing! The gut is where 70% of your immune system lies, where we metabolise hormones, where […]

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12 Reasons to Eat Chia Seeds

Chia seeds have been a staple in Mayan and Aztec diets for centuries. Today, they draw the interest of many people for their health benefits and uses in cooking. It turns out chia seeds are a rich source of nutrients and antioxidants. 1. Chia Seeds Deliver a Massive Amount of Nutrients With Very Few Calories Adding just two tablespoons of chia seeds to your daily diet will give you approximately seven grams of fibre, four grams of protein, 205 milligrams of calcium, and a whopping five grams of omega-3. 2. Chia Seeds Are Loaded With Antioxidants Chia seeds are rich […]


What’s so good about Rosehip Oil?

If you are looking for a brighter complexion, reduce the impact of scarring or acne or you want a natural product for shinier and healthier hair, then it is worthwhile investigating some of the benefits of rosehip oil. FYI – Princess Kate, Gwyneth Paltrow and Victoria Beckham all use it! Where does it come from?  Rosehip oil is normally extracted from the wild rose, “Rosa Mosqueta”, which is found in the southern part of Chile. The “hip” is the fruit of the rose plant and continues a multitude of fatty acids and other components that are responsible for the wonderful properties […]

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Better skin in 28 days

The epidermis or surface layer of the skin is renewed every 28 days. Unfortunately that means patience is required when trialling any new product! But with this 28 day window, it gives us the opportunity to look better in only a month or so. So how is this achieved?


Leaky gut & autoimmune conditions

If, like me, you’re more of a visual learner you may appreciate this clip about leaky gut and autoimmune conditions. I like this clip because it’s short and concise but also simple to understand. For me, I don’t like being given a diagnosis and being sent on my way with a prescription. I need an explanation so I can better understand what’s going on in my body and then know how to look after it best. Continue reading


Meditation for a Happier and Healthier Life

No doubt you’ve heard everyone talking about meditation, it seems so in vogue at the moment. Why has it become such a craze? Did you know it makes you smarter, healthier and happier? Learn more about why meditation is so beneficial and follow my simple, 5 step guide to get you started. It’s time you begun! Mediation is one of the most influential teachings of Buddhism and has filtered into popular culture as well as modern psychotherapy. Whether your Buddhist, Christain, New Age or atheist, you can benefit from meditation. And psychologists agree that quite aside from any spiritual connotations, […]

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Spirituality Matters

It was never my desire to get spiritual. That stuff is for whacked out hippies, which I am definitely not. Don’t get me wrong, I do like some alternative stuff. I’m all for eating quinoa and kale with a side of activated almonds, washed down by a glass of coconut milk kefir… However, spirituality was definitely not for me. After all, I am a very conservative, well-educated professional. Oh how life likes to tease us!


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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 […]