DIY Sea Salt Hair Spray

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DIY Sea Salt Hair Spray I recently chopped off my long locks so I could donate them to Beautiful Lengths who make free wigs for cancer patients who have lost their hair due to Chemotherapy. Along with getting used to a new length of hair I’ve also had to get used to having to ‘style’ it more often (I can’t … Read More

Guest Blog – 1 Week in Sydney

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Sydney

Guest Blog: 1 Week in Sydney By Diana Smith   Looking for the best way to explore the most famous and popular Australian city? Essentially, the perfect itinerary doesn’t exist, and it all depends on what your preferences are. However, Sydney does have plenty of landmarks and attractions, and it may become overwhelming to organize yourself within just one week. … Read More

Vitamins – An Overview

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When it comes to the world of health, dieting, combating diabetes & obesity, weight-loss, fitness, nutrition and wellbeing in general, there are many terms being thrown around that aren’t completely understood by the majority of the population. Things like low-carb, paleo, ketogenic, vitamins, insulin-resistance, nutrient-deficiencies, high-protein and much more. In a previous blog post, I broke Nutrition down into the basic principles … Read More

Beautiful DIY Body Butter

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body butter

For quite a while now I’ve used simply coconut oil as my ‘body butter’, make-up remover, as well as in cooking. However, I’ve recently decided to try cacao butter as a base in combination with some dietary manipulations to help treat some skin irritations as it’s worked for others and is a relatively low-reactive oil. Cacao butter, however is solid … Read More

“What The Health” documentary – WTF??

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The recent release of the What The Health documentary on Netflix seems to have stimulated a lot of discussion amongst the wider community. I’ve heard of some people turning their existing healthy dietary habits around and deciding to go completely Vegan, I’ve also heard a lot of flack from other parties as well. If you plan on watching the movie, or … Read More

Guest Blog – 48 Hours in Melbourne

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Melbourne

Guest Blog: How to Spend 48 Hours in Melbourne By Emma Lawson   A weekend in Melbourne can be plenty of time to get to know the soul and groove of this magnificent Australian city. Of course, it all depends on how open you are to new experiences. But if you welcome Melbourne with open arms, you can be sure … Read More

Resources

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I regularly use these resources to expand my health and wellness knowledge. Pubmed and Google Scholar – are fantastic databases you can use to search for evidence-based research. Jessica Cox Nutritionist  – www.jessicacox.com.au The Nutrition Press – Evidence-based blogs written for the every-day person to understand the science stuff! Positive Health Wellness – www.positivehealthwellness.com    

Fussy Eaters

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Are your kids FUSSY EATERS? Would you like some tips on how to minimise ‘fussiness’? A recent article by the BBC delves into why some children are more fussy than others when it comes to food choice. Genetics, environmental and evolutionary influences all play a role in a child’s like/dislike of a food. Up until 24 months of age it seems most … Read More