Spring Clean Your Menu

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As a contracted provider for the Brisbane City Coucil’s Active & Healthy Program, I recently ran a series of four “Spring Clean Your Menu” cooking & nutrition workshops. And what a fantastic venue the Brisbane City Council provided in the Outdoor Kitchen at the Mt Coot-tha Botanic Gardens! I regularly run free & low-cost nutrition and cooking workshops for the … Read More

Port Stephens – An Undiscovered Paradise

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Port Stephens really is one of Australia’s best kept secrets. I think part of the reason is because it’s a tad out of the way and off-the-beaten track. Situated at the end of the Tomaree peninsula (about 40 minutes north of Newcastle), Port Stephens is home to some of the most spectacular beaches and sand dunes in the world.   … Read More

DIY Sea Salt Hair Spray

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sea salt spray

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