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
How do we make Australia healthier?
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?
Vegan vs plant based
Let me start by saying I have not eaten meat in almost 19 years (over half my life). I eat seafood 3-6 times a month. A year ago I cut out dairy on the advice of a Naturopath & introduced organic eggs (after never really enjoying eggs previously). I am 85-90% vegan. I feed my … Continue reading Vegan vs plant based
What defines me as a Health Coach?
One of the greatest parts of my study through the Institute for Integrative Nutrition (IIN) on my path to become a Health Coach was that we were not just taught; we were constantly asked to question who we are, why we are doing this & who we want to work with. Not only this, but … Continue reading What defines me as a Health Coach?
Our past is our present.
When I first wrote this post, I didn't think it was blog-worthy as it had no significance to the overall health I tend to blog about. Then as fate would have it, I was absolutely inspired by a lecture from Laul Epstein through my IIN study a couple of weeks ago about root causes. A … Continue reading Our past is our present.
It's been a bit of a buzz word in my studies through the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, in particular how to heal it. There are many things that affect our microbiome, primarily: 1. The use of pesticides in foods 2. The overuse of antibiotics - please note, I am not judging anyone. My first son … Continue reading The MICROBIOME
I’m officially a student of IIN
Hi y'all WARNING: NERD ALERT. NERD ALERT. This week I commenced my studies to become a Health Coach through the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. My first assignment is to tell my family & friends what I am doing!! My studies will take up about 5 hours a week, time that was previously spent idly scrolling … Continue reading I’m officially a student of IIN