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Pregnancy Survival Kit: 1st Trimester

Sure, you’re body is going through a beautiful, natural transformation as it prepares to create life… but while it does that, let’s be honest, you look and feel like s***t. While you’re desperate to do everything as naturally as possible, you really just want to hang out in the McDonalds drive-through. Pregnancy is seriously hard in the 1st trimester and it’s compounded by not being able to tell anyone and receive the support you need. I’m not here to hand out medical advice or to advise on the miracle that is childbirth, but guide you towards some of the stuff I […]

So this happened, around 7 weeks pregnant. Yes, that is a crepe rolled up around banana, caramel sauce, cream  ice-cream. I know firsthand how bad the carb cravings are!

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The Probiotic, Skin-Refining Toner in your Fridge

I’ve been lusting after a very expensive exfoliating toner recently released by one of my favourite brands. One of its claims is that it’s full of Probiotics and Lactic Acid which help refine your skin. I’m trying to cut back a bit on my beauty spending (maybe pregnancy hormones are messing with my head?) so can’t quite justify its hefty price tag. Surely, like most natural products, I could make my own? I’ve read its ingredients list and it’s pretty doubtful I could replicate this particular product – mainly because it involves fermenting grains, and like, wtf? How am I supposed […]


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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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 […]


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


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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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Is Your Gut ‘Leaky’? Autoimmune Disease and What It Means For You

Autoimmune diseases are diseases doctors like to call incurable. Basically, if you’ve got it you’ve got it for life. You can take immune suppressants every day, but if you stop it will all come back. But recently there’s been a new school of thought that believes they are caused by a “leaky gut” and can be managed through food.


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 […]

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