She does WHAT?

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So there's this girl I know... She microwaves popcorn and eats the whole thing in one sitting. It kind of seems to make her cough. She doesn't seem to wonder about that, though. Her idea of a quick meal, is the kind where you pour the contents of a sachet into a bowl, add milk and microwave for 3 minutes 50 on high and add some chopped zucchini for the last minute. She smokes a lot. Nearly a pack a day. She 'really enjoys it' so she's not quitting any time soon although she promised her … [Read more...]

Lifting the lid on sea salt hair sprays… And a chemical free DIY salt hair spray recipe

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There was a time I too used to buy a salt texture spray for my hair. It's awesome stuff for wavey hair to help it look 'done' rather than lazily 'let go'. That was a time before I realised what crazy stuff went into personal care products. The hair category is by no means exempt from the craziness. I thought I'd head back and look at the spray I used to use and run it through the chemical maze app (download the full version for $10 odd AUD, to help you shop more safely. it's awesome) I … [Read more...]

WIN A $699 Kenwood KMIX Mixer this Food Revolution Day 2015 – Are you IN?

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Well, we are 1 day away from Food Revolution Day, 2015. This FRIDAY MAY 15 is the day. I have been a Food Revolution Ambassador for 4 years and it is with great pleasure that I take things online this year – because it means we can all celebrate together! What do you have to do? Join the day's events page On the Friday May 15th, post pics of you cooking something with your kids - Could be breakky, lunch for little ones at home, after school snacks or dinner Friday night. Whatever you … [Read more...]

Ditch the Microbeads

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As with all things in doing better than yesterday, it's important to take things slow - most of the time. Here's one time that we must act fast. Pronto. Subbito. Arriba arriba. Vite. Schnell. Sugu ni. Jaldi Se... However we look at it, microbeads must go now.   image credit: newbeauty.com People who've done my Low Tox e course are super well versed in the whole microbead palava already, but if you've not yet come across it, read on. These beans are tiny bits of plastic that … [Read more...]

30,000 facebook giveaway – Thank you!

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Giveaway Now Closed: Winner is Kathleen O’Keeffe and her friend Elyse Comerford Runner Up: Christine West, to share her essences with her friend Susan Craven. Congrats to the winners and thanks for everyone's lovely words and for entering! Alexx x So I went to say thank you on facebook with a giveaway and facebook made the competition disappear after 256 people had already entered! I must have breeched the guidelines and am sorry to have done that if I did, but here we go all over again … [Read more...]

Hey – You’ve got a new disease!

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There's something I want to clear up. An article about a 'new disease' has come into the lime light. Orthorexia Nervosa is the name. You can read here about it. Now, yes there are many eating disorders and yes, it is essential that people affected work with a practitioner for support and recovery, but my fear with this media coverage is that people are being made to think that we are 'being crazy' for insisting on a pure food source and opting to support a transparent and just food system at … [Read more...]

Lifting the lid on… fluoride

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Fluoride is a topic I discuss at length in my Low Tox Life e course  (coming up again Feb 26th) with the wonderful Holistic dentist and wellness educator Dr Ron Ehrlich and BMed Science, Naturopath, Clinical nutritionist and lecturer Tabitha McIntosh. Activist Erin Brockevich in the USA does a lot of work to raise awareness on fluoride in the water too. You can check a post out she wrote just today on the subject HERE. It just seems rather crazy to put a known neurotoxin into the drinking … [Read more...]

Winner winner chicken dinner

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This is my 300th post. I started my blog in the first week of February 2012 so it's my 3rd blog anniversary and while I'm sure I could have come up with a super exciting dessert recipe or elaborate philosophical piece to mark such an occasion, instead it's a simple chicken dinner. I really like that in a way, because achievable low tox living is what I'm all about - whether it's in the kitchen, in your mind, on your skin or around your home. Real Food is easy. We've been convinced otherwise … [Read more...]