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14 Nov Sun Exposure, the little know (and free) way to help your gut health

We have been lead to believe that sun exposure is BAD. However getting a sneaky bit of safe sunshine could be just what your gut needed. I am not sure of the exact age I became interested in tanning but there is something sexy about a nice tan and I wanted in. I remember baking out in the back yard with my bestie and a bottle of olive oil as a teenager to try and get that summer glow with little success. I guess I am a slow learner and the penny never dropped due to the fact that I have a strong English Irish background and an English rose complexion. However even today I still feel better having a slight tan, I feel healthier and it usually means the sun is shining, which makes everyone happy. Unfortunately these days I have resorted to faken it because of my English / Irish heritage which means tanning takes a lot more effort than I am willing to make and to be quite honest, I don’t have time to lay out all summer. I don’t know many people that tan easily, for most of us Aussies it take a serious summer commitment to get...

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23 May Don’t reach for that Vitamin C this winter

I finally get to use this line from Game of Thrones because "Winter Is Coming" (insert theme song here). Luckily down-under we don't have to deal with severe winters, Australia has pretty mild winters and I consider ourselves lucky, because I'm not a fan of the cold. But just like the rest of the world we still get sick down here because there is a change in season and every year there is talk of the flu vaccine (which you could not force me to get even if you offered me a bagillion dollars) and I love observing how people almost proudly comparing how their cold was worse than yours or visa versa. Have you ever noticed this phenomenon? I remember as a kid having a cough or a runny nose and mum would make me take some vitamin c or drink some orange juice or have an orange. God bless her… she was only doing what was the norm and pretty much everyone still does this today when they feel a cold coming on. But the truth is that taking vitamin C when you start to feel unwell has no preventative measures once you are actually sick. Every year (around winter) you...

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14 Mar 3 Gut Healing Breakfast Ideas That Will Have You Welcoming Wellness In No Time

Are you sick and tired of waking up in a daze? Longing to figure out how to cram all the advice you are given into your day? I used to try new things everyday and wonder why nothing was working. Finding your groove is so important to welcoming wellness as it is something that needs to be worked at daily. For most people (you included) the beginning of the day before work is the only part you can be in control of. You know when you need to leave for work so you know how much time it takes to woof down breakfast and get out the door quick smart. Some of the most successful people in the world, be it athletes, business tycoons, presidents cultivate success through a sound and ritualistic morning routine. Health guru’s also opt for a routine that paves the way for a healthy day. I know if I start the day out right, both in diet and mindset I know I am in control of my day (not the other way around) so getting in a healthy breakfast or a breakfast that is both anti-inflammatory and gut healing is THE best way to start the day...

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05 Apr PART 2. The Aftermath Of The Pill – What I Learnt

    Writing this today, I have now been off the pill for over 2 years, while I still have mild and small issues they are nothing compared to what I went through when coming off the pill. While my issues were not life threatening they were (to me) debilitating. They changed my quality of life and I was crippled with unhealthy thoughts and anxiety surrounding my issues. It might sound like quackery and it may seem a bit of a bullet to big pharma but I have trust issues with drug companies because a somewhat ‘harmless’ pill destroyed my health. I can’t trust them enough to put my health in their hands. The pill is what caused ALL the issues I suffered with so I am somewhat careful and very cautious. We are conditioned to treat a symptom from a young child… through advertising and conventional medicine. If we have a headache we take a pill to stop the headache, medicine doesn’t care why you have it they just give you an immediate solution and we think the issue is fixed. We don’t ever sit back and ask ourselves WHY we have a headache? Same goes for hormonal issues… we are given estrogen or...

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