I (have) Quit Sugar

Nearly 4 years ago, a friend told me about a new "diet" called "I Quit Sugar". Pft, I thought, as if I could live without packets of sweets, jersey caramels & cake, especially with 2 young children draining my energy & working 3 days a week. But hey, I gave it a go & have … Continue reading I (have) Quit Sugar

Ferinject | iron infusion

First of all, a huge thumbs up to the lovely team at Prince of Wales Private Hospital in Randwick, Sydney who were on morning shift on Thursday 25 August 2016. What a friendly, lovely team of ladies! I think it was Natalia, Justine & Christina (from Glasgow). I get this thing which is kind of … Continue reading Ferinject | iron infusion

The Dirty Dozen

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

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 

How do you vegan?

Often I watch a lecture in my IIN study & afterwards, wish I could sit down everyone I know in front of it. Tonight was one of those moments, watching a passionate Mark Bittman sing about policies very close to my heart: He commenced a form of veganism 6 years ago. Before you non-vegans start … Continue reading How do you vegan?

Changing (eating) habits

I just read a great article by Leanne Cooper which reminded me how simple it can be to tackle our eating habits, one at a time, so it doesn't feel too overwhelming. 1. focus on one habit such as late night snacking, & once you have established a new habit of not doing this, move … Continue reading Changing (eating) habits

2 months gluten-free & dairy-free

Well a full 2 months has passed since I ditched gluten & dairy from my diet in the hopes of clearing up my skin. My skin is not better but I feel that it has been a really great learning curve in many ways. I have expanded my repertoire in the kitchen & have dined … Continue reading 2 months gluten-free & dairy-free

Follow your gut – in every sense

The last month has been a combination of events that will change my life forever for the best! I don't like to glorify busy but I guess you could say that's what my life is like - a (weekday) single mum of 2 boys, I work 3 days a week, study through IIN, & play … Continue reading Follow your gut – in every sense

Third week | elimination diet

It is totally unlike me not to eat when I can't decide what I want. In fact, normally it is the opposite - I usually eat EVERYTHING in sight when I can't decide on one item. In my defence, we do not have any sugary, processed foods in our house. I just don't buy them. … Continue reading Third week | elimination diet

Second week | elimination diet

I'm kick starting the week with excitement & trepidation. I have officially started my course through IIN. My 4 year old has major anger management issues - when he is angry he will utilise anything in his reach as a weapon: on Monday alone: all the magnets pulled off the fridge, a ball thrown in the … Continue reading Second week | elimination diet