• Debunking,  Education,  Food Trends,  Nutrition,  Research,  Science

    A simply glossary of milk

      I’m a huge fan of milk, despite various websites/blogs/media outlets telling us that milk is bad and causes inflammation/gas/bloating. While it is true that there are some individuals who cannot digest milk (they simply haven’t got enough of the enzymes) the rest of us have adapted to be able to successful digest, absorb and utilize the components of milk, without too much of an issue.  A recent study released by the CSIRO noted that “one in six adult Australians are choosing to avoid milk and dairy foods, the majority without a medical diagnosis, leading to public health concerns for women in particular”. This is an alarming fact, considering the…

  • Education,  Healthy food,  Nutrition,  Uncategorized,  Vegetables

    5 things I LOVE about sweet potatoes

    If you asked me what my favourite vegetable is, I would have a pretty tough time trying to decide-I love almost all of them. But the one I always come back to, and have very fond feelings for, is the humble sweet potato. It’s so versatile, flavoursome and nutritious. What isn’t to love! As the slightly more exciting cousin of the potato, there is a whole lot of great stuff you can say about sweet potatoes, and here are my 5 favourite things about the beautiful orange veggie.  Sweet potatoes are full of Beta-Carotene (A red-orange pigment found in plants) which is a precursor to vitamin A, and therefore leads…

  • Education,  health,  Nutrition

    Vegetarian and Vegan diets

      It’s so fantastic that so many people are adopting a more plant-based style of eating, and some even go the extra mile to announce that they are fully vegetarian or vegan. I 100% applaud anyone who decided to stop eating meat or animal products, there are a bunch of great benefits not only for health, but for the environment as well. There are so many reasons that one decides to go full-vego, and whatever that reason is, is all good. Making a commitment to a way of eating and for some a lifestyle shows a huge amount of respect, dedication and personal value. However, many people who go vego don’t…

  • Back to basics,  health,  Science,  Wellness

    How much H2O?

    The age old question “how much water should I drink?” is not an easily answered one, there are so many factors that contribute to water loss and retention, but considering our bodies are largely made up of the stuff, we really should make sure we drink enough. Most of the time we hear that 8 glasses of water is the target, however this really doesn’t account for body weight, mass, exercise levels, disease states and amount of water consumed from our diets. So lets delve a little deeper… Water in our bodies: Water is the most vital component of our bodies, with every single one of our cells needing it…

  • Body Love Segments

    The body love segments #3: Samantha

    Sam has been in my life for quite awhile now, i’m not even sure how long we have know each other! We did girl guides together for years and years, which meant camping on the weekends and learning about knots and how to build fires-not something your average 11 year old knows how to do! Sam is such an inspiration and she is mum to a gorgeous little boy! I love her story of truth and honesty, it brings me to tears/laughter/joy every time I read it. I love how brutally honest she is, and how she says what we are all thinking. Enjoy her amazing body love segment below! “As…

  • Body Love Segments

    The body love segments #2: Amber

      I met Amber a few weeks ago while I was at Lorna Jane Floreat doing a Nutrilly promo. Amber is such a gorgeous soul, and I couldn’t believe this girl was so wise at only 15! I honestly wish I had Amber’s values and belief’s at 15, my whole life would have been different. A huge thank you to Amber for being brave, and sharing her story with us. I really hope you get as much out of her bravery as I did! Amber you are a beautiful soul who is a great role model for not only other teenage girls, but for all women! Go Amber! “My name…

  • Body Love Segments

    The body love segments #1

    I’m a big advocate for having a healthy body image, and self confidence, not just in women, but men as well. There are a multitude of reasons why at this point in time, the majority of us aren’t happy with our bodies, its cultural, religious, social, health, and has been hyped up by the media. I know myself, that I have never had body confidence, even now, knowing what I know, i’m still not comfortable in my own skin. And that is exactly why I am starting this new segment called body love. I’ts all about little ways we can all get a bit happier about the physical manifestation of…