The best alternatives to coffee

On the 30 day cleanse which I am currently running I invite participants to choose one thing they are going to give it up and consider a healthier alternative to substitute with it.  The one habit that I have chosen to change across the 30 days is coffee.  Although I love coffee I have now gone 1 week without it and have been pleasantly surprised how easy I ...

Natural remedies for hay fever

Hay fever SUCKS !! I started getting hay fever when I was 10 and it’s rubbish!  Hayfever is an auto-immune response. The body overreacts to the pollen believing that it's something to get out of the body. The body produces histamine which causes symptoms such as itchy eyes and runny nose.    The body isn't doing anything wrong, it's just misunderstanding tha...

Healthy Vegan Chunky Chocolate-Chip Cookies

HEALTHY VEGAN CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES  These chocolate chip cookies were a vegan and gluten free baking triumph! Vegan baking doesn't always go quite to plan, so I was thrilled when these not only tasted delicious but also held together and had awesome chunky cookie texture.  You know those days when you just know you need a certain food, and nothing else wil...

How To Be A Healthy Vegan

I have been vegetarian since the age of 15, (let's just say that's now more than a few decades ago!) but my desire to be plant-based started long before my teenage years. I remember as a child not feeling comfortable with eating meat (except bacon!) and feeling funny about consuming another animals' blood.  My parents weren't of the same mindset as I was and...

How to help yourself sleep well

Sleep is the best drug on the planet, the secret sauce. Everything in our body and mind works better with proper quality sleep.  Whilst we are all individual, most people do well with a minimum of 7-8 hours uninterrupted sleep.  Not getting enough sleep increases your risk for chronic diseases such as; type 2 diabetes, heart disease, obesity, memory loss, de...

How to make healthy chocolate

HOW TO MAKE HEALTHY CHOCOLATE Yes such a thing does exist, in fact cacao is super high in many nutrients, including: antioxidants, magnesium, iron, chromium, manganese, zinc, copper and vitamin C.  Raw cacao is a superfood.  This is great news for chocolate lovers, like me!  The bad news is that most chocolate is not at all healthy. As cocoa is super bitter ...

Creating The Health You Want

There are only a few weeks left of 2019 and the New Year is fast approaching! Have you ever made a new year's resolution and not stuck to it?  If you said yes, it's not just you! It's you and just above EVERYONE else.  New Year's resolutions tend to be BIG and often far fetched goals. I often see clients who have failed because they have incorrectly set thei...

The benefits of using essential oils

The benefits of using essential oils  Back in September I found myself in the US surrounded by 40 000 strangers wondering what on earth am I doing here? I was thousands of miles away from my children …   In Salt lake city, which, let’s just say is not a destination top of my list …  Jet lagged and spending hundreds of ££ on a very mediocre hotel.  WHY WAS I ...

The benefits of meditation and why to make it a daily practice

The benefits of meditation and why to make it a daily practice  ‘What you think you become’ Mahatma Gandhi  Have you tried meditation?  How did you find it?  Before I explain why to meditate, let me cover some of the most common reasons people use to not meditate!  1 ‘I can’t do it, I just have too many thoughts’  Let me put you at ease…. We all do! It’s com...

Can coffee be part of a healthy lifestyle?

CAN COFFEE BE PART OF A HEALTHY LIFESTYLE ? I.LOVE.COFFEE! But I am also keen to help my body feel it's best. So I had to ask the question, Can coffee be part of a healthy diet? This is what I discovered.... Like all good arguments there are 2 sides…  YES - Arguments for …  1 Improves energy and focus  Caffeine blocks an inhibitory neurotransmitter in your ...

Why Detox?

WHY DETOX?  Optimal health is something we already have inside of us, but it is buried through years of habits. Most of us are walking around feeling less than optimal. Sometimes it’s annoying little symptoms like achy joints or muscles, brain fog, fatigue, headaches, allergies or gas, or more serious problems such as autoimmune diseases, migraines, asthma, ...

The benefits of a plant based diet.

August 2019  THE BENEFITS OF A PLANT BASED DIET Podcast of the month ;  I’m obsessed with podcasts.  I mean seriously what did I do before them?  I listen when I’m out on a walk, in the bath, tidying up, driving, cooking ....   It’s the ultimate multi tasking whilst learning that appeals to the achiever within me!  I always listen to podcasts related to heal...

dōTERRA On Guard® Pancakes

Submitted by: Carmella Papaleo, California Ingredients: 2 ripe bananas 1 cup oatmeal 1 cup flour ¼ cup brown sugar 2 teaspoons baking powder ½ teaspoon salt ¾ cup plain greek yogurt ¾ cup milk 2 eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 drop Cinnamon Bark essential oil ½ cup chopped walnuts, optional ¼ cup canola oil 2–4 drops of doTERRA On Guard Protective Blend (depending...

Guide to Taking Care of Your Oil Diffusers

Diffusing essential oils is one of the easiest yet most effective ways for you to experience the aromatic benefits of your favorite essential oil. Over time, your diffuser will develop an oil buildup that potentially can prevent it from working properly, so it is important to understand how to use and take care of it. Here are a few tips that will help you h...

Reed Diffuser

If you are looking for a fun and decorative way to diffuse essential oils, then you will love this DIY reed diffuser. This easy diffuser is great to have at home, in the office, at school, or anywhere you would like the aroma and benefits of essential oils. Ingredients ¼ cup Fractionated Coconut Oil 15 drops favorite essential oils Reed diffuser sticks Note:...

Using the dōTERRA On Guard® Sanitizing Mist

The doTERRA On Guard Sanitizing Mist is the perfect addition to the well-loved doTERRA On Guard collection. It is infused with the doTERRA On Guard Protective Blend you’ve grown to love. In addition, the active ingredient in doTERRA On Guard Sanitizing Mist kills 99.9 percent of germs and bacteria. The doTERRA On Guard Sanitizing Mist will help protect your ...