7 conscious low tox choices I made travelling – and one I forgot!

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I live a super low tox life these days. When travelling though, it can be challenging. These were some of the thoughts I had while away in Tasmania these past 3 days about how to lower the toxic load when travelling and staying in built modern enviroments. It's important not to stress or feel like you've failed if you don't achieve 'perfection' - whatever *that* is! Sometimes it's just not possible due to time or something else. We have to remember to ditch guilt and just do the best we can. … [Read more...]

Simple gluten and nut free biscuit cookies

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HEY ALL, CAN YOU HOLD OFF ON BAKING THESE UNTIL NEXT WEEK? KIM, WHO MAKES LOTS OF MY RECIPES HAS FOUND THE MIX SUPER WET AND IT REALLY SHOULDN'T BE SO WHEN I'M BACK IN SYDNEY TUESDAY I SHALL RE TEST AND RE-POST WHEN I'VE WORKSHOPPED IT PERSONALLY TO ENSURE THEY'RE AS THEY WERE WHEN I BAKED THEM AND IN THESE PICS! WE DON'T WANT TO DISAPPOINT LITTLE BUNNIES EVERYWHERE AND WASTE PRECIOUS INGREDIENTS ON A BAKING FAIL. THANKS FOR UNDERSTANDING, ALEXX XX HERE ARE THE VANILLA SHORTBREADS OR THE … [Read more...]

Going LOW TOX in the context of reproductive health

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This week, we're talking reproduction.  I welcome biomedical scientist Martin Mayer back to discuss why infertility is on the rise, along with a very interesting case study of a woman with a peculiar long term reproductive 'region' illness. The thing that will strike you hopefully too here, is that the problem isn't a difficult one to articulate. The solution isn't either. That's the scary part. Why is this sort of thing not front page news? This post is not in any way designed to offend or … [Read more...]

Easy gluten free birthday cake for 20 people

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My default is easy, emotional, rustic and quite frankly hap hazard. When it therefore comes to making a little person's birthday cake and 'themes' are bandied about, I get worried. I won't use the weirdo icing to get the 'right' colours.  I won't use strange icing pastes to get that super smooth look. It's just not me. So, for the dinosaur theme, I got to thinking. I also had to think fast because i'd burnt a cake that morning and was running out of time. This is the cake that was born. It's … [Read more...]

Zinc – Is it an issue for you or your kids?

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I love doctors. Because I have a natural, preventative focused blog it might seem I don't, but a good doctor is one to have in your wellness help tool kit, no doubt. I sat in Dr Annabel Stuckey's office last year discussing my son's poo - as you do! He had minor behavioral issues that had crept up at the same time as the poo was getting out of control, and so, we were there to fix it all because I just knew they were linked. Dr Stuckey is a doctor on the Mindd Foundation registry. She asked a … [Read more...]

Are you trapped by your mind?

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A big part of conscious living for me, is evaluating often where one's mind is at. What is the flow of thoughts like? Are we being grateful? Compassionate? Brave in the face of our goals and dreams? Let me, for those of you who don't know here, introduce you to Turia Pitt. She is, quite simply, an amazing human. I had the fortune of seeing her share her story this evening thanks to my gym, Flow Athletic, as a part of our '30 days clean' challenge - a month of strengthening the body and … [Read more...]

Silky smooth cauliflower puree

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I had to write an emergency blog. This cauliflower puree was so, so very smooth and I just wanted to share exactly what I did.   What you'll need (serves 4-5) 1 medium head of cauliflower 1/3 cup coconut cream (or whole cream if you eat it) salt optional: add a tablespoon butter   What to do Thermomix: Set your timer to 18 minutes, temperature Varoma, an inch or two of water in the bottom, steamer basket in place. Once it's going, cut all your cauliflower into small … [Read more...]

When cold and flu isn’t what’s really wrong

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Are you or is someone you know always getting a cold or flu? It's great if yes, that you might be trying to treat them naturally, build your immune system and get stronger, but what if you're physically doomed to get repeatedly sick? What if the real issue wasn't the cold or flu but something deeper. I used to get sick all the time in my 20s and that also happened to co-incide with when my PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome) was at its most severe in terms of symptom manifestation. How are the … [Read more...]