I had great aspirations for 2017 of how productive I would be. The reality was that 2017 hit me for six. I kicked off the year with a 2 month old, 5 year old & 7 year old. I wasn't back at work (my paid job) until April. I felt like I was chasing my … Continue reading 2018 Intentions
We have just spent the weekend with a family friend who is suffering from POlymyalgia. having known him my whole life, it was awful to see someone in such pain -he put up a valiant effort with guests there, but his pain was evident. As a Health Coach, I do not have the answer to … Continue reading Polymyalgia & an anti-inflammatory diet
I am so thrilled every time I hear from a friend who wants to low-tox their home. Although we often decide we want an immediate change, please be mindful of wastage - if you can longer tolerate a product, can you pass it on to a family member or friend rather than throwing it out? … Continue reading Top low-tox baby products
Everyone will have a different opinion on this but I recently read an article by Justine Lebrun on the I Quit Sugar website which you can find here. Whilst I agree with many of the points raised, & like that she is a Mum so has experienced it first hand, every family situation is different. … Continue reading Getting kids to try new foods (from a Mum!)
If I could force everyone to have 2 New Year's Resolutions they would be to drastically reduce high-fructose foods & to start purchasing pantry staples from bulk stores, using their own jars. My top 20 pantry items to kickstart your healthy 2017 are: 1. Nuts - a quick, easy snack high in protein & fat … Continue reading 20 pantry items to kickstart a healthy 2017
I constantly get asked about what I do as a Health Coach. We focus on your primary food - including these 4 areas. I like to lead by example but am quite aware I am not perfect & am also refining my primary food constantly. I believe that if you step on a pin tack, … Continue reading Why start seeing a Health Coach in 2017?
Under my study as a Holistic Health Coach at Institute for Integrative Nutrition, the 4 tenets that we learn have a huge effect on our overall health & wellbeing are: careers, spirituality, physical activity & relationships. In addition to this, food has a huge impact on our wellbeing. In our fast-paced world, it is easy … Continue reading Wellbeing
I see the question pop up all the time of what healthy / low-sugar snacks people can feed their children. First of all, if a child is genuinely hungry, they are more likely to try something. Second of all, I am not a Dr or Nutritionist. If your child has sensitivities to certain foods, don't … Continue reading Low-fructose kids snacks
I recently had a discussion with my Mum about organic & she was frustrated due to the perception that "organic = healthier" when there are plenty of organic products filled with sugar, or sugar substitutes crying the claim "sugar free". This particularly annoys me when it is a product marketed to children & many parents … Continue reading The Dirty Dozen
I look at my experiences differently as a Health Coach. Take last weekend as an example - 5 couples went away on a planned getaway. We booked out an expensive house, indulgent but lovely. I wasn't drinking as I hit 25 weeks of pregnancy but everyone else enjoyed quite a few drinks. We all enjoyed food … Continue reading How do we make Australia healthier?