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...]

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...]

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...]

Don’t let the fungi take over!

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Fungal infections… That oh so NOT sexy sounding thing that does however hit quite a few of us at some point in our lives. We’re tackling this topic in my new ‘geek out corner’ with many more interesting topics to come. It's no secret I'm a science nerd, nor is it a secret that I've had my fair share of health challenges in my time. I am delighted to have Martin Mayer, Biomedical scientist from Concept Holistic Health, shed a little light on these tiny things and why, if not kept in check, they … [Read more...]

Coconut caramel lemon body scrub

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It's funny how brand can seduce us so strongly. Because of 'brand' we choose products made with fragrances that don't naturally exist, plastic microbeads that pollute our lakes and oceans, and preservatives that alter our body's hormone production. Because of brand, we spend $50 on a 'luxury' scrub as a 'treat'. Because of brand we believe we feel better, validated, comforted, giddy... I too have bought many a time because of brand. I once worked in the luxury beauty industry pushing the most … [Read more...]

Every day is Earth Day

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From little things, big changes come. That's what we MUST believe and remember this Earth Day, 2014. When we look at 'getting healthy', one of the most wonderful by products of that, is the fact that we begin on work much bigger than ourselves. We actually start saving the planet - whether you start out as an environmental activist, who wants to eat healthier, or someone who wants to eat healthier, becoming environmentally aware, either way, both meet in a very happy medium of consciousness. … [Read more...]

Meditation – A seriously beginner’s, beginner’s guide

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Meditation. Why is it everywhere these days? Seems we're being invited to explore the magic of meditation at every turn across the interwebs, flyers at the cafe, banners outside community halls... But why? Well, it's a result of YOU thinking you can be everywhere, doing everything, with 11 browser windows open, jogging across your apartment to get to the bedroom faster to pop shoes on to pick up your child who's kindy closes in 7 mins, a 6 minute drive away. Oh wait, that's ME. I relish the … [Read more...]

Autism Awareness Month and the Mindd Foundation

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I'm going to share a little diagnostic story about my son. He's not autistic but in seeking treatment for left field symptoms, I turned to the Mindd Foundation for an Integrative Treatment approach - a foundation who champions raising awareness for autism and many other illnesses manifesting themselves in droves today, all around us. So while it's Global Autism awareness day, I thought I'd share my reasoning for choosing an integrative practitioner for my son's recent issue, and then highlight … [Read more...]