The benefits of medicinal mushrooms

The magic of medicinal mushrooms YOU PUT WHAT IN YOUR COFFEE?   Does the thought of medicinal mushrooms scare you off? Take a deep breath and stay with me. Yes, I put mushrooms in my coffee. But there’s good reason for this, and I swear you can't taste them.  Medicinal mushrooms have been used in Eastern medicine for thousands of years and have gained even...

What are hormones?

What the heck are hormones?  If you're like me and never had any problems with your hormones, you've probably never given it much thought. But there may be some issues going on that you're not even aware are related to hormones….  coz hormones do much more than make babies 👶   We normally only think about hormones when something goes wrong. We have awful pe...

5 chemicals to avoid in your beauty products

That can't be true, can it?? I was as surprised as you are about to be when I found out that the chemicals found in normal beauty products could be deregulating my hormones and leading me to: Store fat  Have low energy  Make me irritable  Cause digestive issues  Create heart palpitations!  WTAF???  Endocrine disruptors are defined as chemicals that interfere...

5 Simple Tips for Kids Nutrition

5 Simple Tips for Healthy Kids Meals  What does it mean to be healthy?   I believe that being healthy means much more than eating a ton of broccoli, working out, drinking green juice, and never eating sugar.  When I work with an adult  client 1-1 we typically go through these 5 main areas:  Nutrition + Hydration  Sleep + Managing stress  Mindset/happiness &j...

Miracle Morning Routine

Do you have a morning routine? I didn't, until I did. And it changed whether my mornings were relaxed, grounded and happy or rushed, disorganised, and (I'm ashamed to say) sometimes shouty at my kids. I used to wake up the very last minute that I could (unless my kids woke me up before that and had me groggily asking them to leave me alone).  What changed it...

How to Manage Stress

How to Manage Stress, even when you're home-schooling.  As a yoga teacher for over 15 years, I have helped many clients learn how to handle stress better.  The thing is, we will all experience stress (to a greater or lesser degree) during our lives. It's not something we are likely to escape from.  So I believe that it is a worthwhile tool to know how best ...

Low-Sugar Jam

Low-Sugar Jam Recipe  Is there anything more delicious than (gluten-free) toast, butter, and jam??  The problem is that most jams are FULL of sugar.  I love to make my own jam, that way I can control how much sugar goes into it. It's also SUPER simple to make.  2 cups of berries (frozen berries work too)  1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice 2 tablespoons rice syrup...

Radiant Skin Naturally

As I write this, I'm sitting with a pimple on my face.  I’m not perfect.  And we don't need to be!  The beauty industry needs us to believe that we are less than, so that we buy their products.  It stinks of the message that we need to outsource our healthcare, that it doesn’t come from within - that we have need help from outside of ourselves.  Now, don't g...

No Bake Almond Nut Butter Cookies

NO BAKE ALMOND NUT COOKIES If you are looking for an incredibly quick, simple, and totally delicious sweet treat, well these my friend are IT. My husband said these were the best thing I have EVER made, and they took me less than 5 minutes #WIN.  YOU JUST NEED 5 SIMPLE INGREDIENTS (you can even make it 4 if you don't have any cocoa nibs) 1. Oats (gluten-fre...

Brussel Sprout Salad

Delicious, Easy, Brussel-Sprout Salad   Sprouts are much like marmite, people tend to either love them or hate them. Some people (my husband) get completely over excited about the prospect of a Christmas sprout and others (like my daughter) will literally throw them off their plate in disgust. I used to hate them. And for a vegetarian, when there's not much ...

Chocolate Covered Snowballs

Coco Chocolate Snowballs     Coconut is a great chocolate filling and super healthy. Desiccated coconut is an ideal source of healthy fat that contains no cholesterol. It is a source of selenium, fiber, copper, and manganese.  The healthy fats in the coconut balance the sweetness of the chocolate so that these make for a satisfying sweet treat without raisin...

It's Easy To Make Your Own Candles

DIY CANDLE MAKING I was (and still am) a candle addict. But as I started to learn about what is in most commercially bought candles I slowly started to swap out store-bought candles with their synthetic fragrances, paraffin, and toxic waxes to make my own with natural ingredients.  As you will see, it’s super fun, less expensive and really easy to make your ...

Why Diets Don't Work (And what does... )

DIETS DON'T WORK (but you probably know that already?) Just because they don't work, doesn't mean that you won't be tempted to jump on the January 'New You' bandwagon, right?  But, friend, I don't want you wasting your time on that BS, so let's understand better why diets don't work and what I recommend you focus on instead.  Here's why diets don't work:  Th...

Healthy Chocolate Treat

INSANELY DELICIOUS CHOCOLATE NUT BRITTLE Who else loves the combo of nut and chocolate?  This is such a quick and easy recipe which means you get to have a delicious, healthy chocolate treat in no time at all.  What you’ll need:  100g Dark chocolate (I used Lindt 90% dark chocolate)  50g Nuts (I used a combo of whatever we had: macadamia, almonds, and pistac...

A pudding you can eat for breakfast!

A pudding you can eat for breakfast! Hurray!  I have two daughters and they, and I, all love chia seed pudding.  They often eat it as a quick breakfast (made the night before) and I love to have one as a healthy pudding.  The best news?  It is so very easy  to make.  1 Make fresh cashew nut milk:  Simply soak cashew nuts for 10 minutes + then blend 1 cup of...

Do I need to supplement?

I often get asked: Do I need to supplement? Firstly, let me ask you how do you feel?  As well as statistics like weight, blood pressure, cholesterol levels which can be an indication of health, simply stopping to notice how you feel can give you real time feedback and direction.  So from 1-10 (10 being great, 1 being room for improvement) Rate yourself on: y...

Vegan Mac 'n Cheese

Is anyone craving some serious Autumn comfort food? Want to breathe a sigh of relief?  You are not alone and it's completely normal. As the weather changes our bodies naturally want to prepare for the colder months ahead by eating more carbs, starches, and warm food. There's no need to fight it! Listen to your body, it has innate wisdom.   HOWEVER, we can b...

5 Healthy Habits to Survive and Thrive in Lockdown

5 Healthy Habits To Help You Survive Lockdown My heart is heavy. Yours might be too. What in the world is going on? I remind myself in situations, like this to remember: To have the serenity to accept the things I cannot change and the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference. (The Serenity Prayer from AA). I have to remind ...

Vegan Snickers Bar

Healthy Snickers Bar T his recipe meets all my criteria, both as a health coach and busy working mum:  no-bake! easy to make delicious naturally gluten-free naturally dairy-free  vegan  contains healthy fats  contains protein  low-sugar  To make the filing you will need:  1/2 cup virgin coconut oil 1 cup organic creamy peanut butter (either crunchy or smooth...

The Benefits of Intermittent Fasting

I don't eat until midday (almost) every day of the week. And no, it's not because I'm too busy (although I do appreciate that it saves me time not having to eat breakfast).  I t's because I practice Intermittent Fasting, or more specifically the 16/8 diet.  There are many benefits to intermittent fasting including: Regulating blood sugar Focus & energy Suppo...