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

Elimination diet | the weekend

I find the weekend harder to avoid certain foods, as we are often out & tend to grab something on the go.  Saturday morning we braved the fog & cold & went to our local markets. I am trying to move from soy milk to almond milk but they had run out so I compromised … Continue reading Elimination diet | the weekend

Elimination Diet | Day 7

I am not one to stare at myself in the mirror in the mornings but my skin has been looking substantially better each morning for the last 5 days & it makes me happy. Amazing how something so simple can make us so appreciative about our health. Dermatologist: No wonder we are all so confused. … Continue reading Elimination Diet | Day 7

day 6 | my 3 weeks gluten-free, dairy-free & spice free

Day 6: I woke feeling much the same as every day - ugh, I want more sleep. I didn't have time to make myself food to take to work due to a busy morning with the children. Do any single parents trying to get 2 children out the door find it harder than you would … Continue reading day 6 | my 3 weeks gluten-free, dairy-free & spice free

Week 1

Alcohol consumed since Friday = ZERO Coffee consumed since Friday: 2 on Saturday, 2 on Sunday, 1 on Monday, zero on Tuesday or Wednesday New habits I'm trying to establish: body brushing, vitamin E on my face where rash is worst.  Things impeding my progress: woken at least once during the night by one child … Continue reading Week 1

Naturopath visit

Yesterday I had my first Naturopath appointment. I was so excited about it (perhaps in part the promise of one hour child free....). I have been put on a 21 day tailored food plan. It is NOT a diet. It is a minimal elimination diet to see whether any improvement can be made to my skin … Continue reading Naturopath visit

Vegan protein sources

Please let me preface this post by saying I am not a nutritionist. I don't claim to be. I have no formal training but I can read a food label. I was asked by a personal trainer friend for some good vegan protein sources for a client of his. Here is what I've uncovered: Pumpkin … Continue reading Vegan protein sources

Refined sugar-free ‘processed’ snacks

You've provably got the vibe already that I've never bought a pack if muesli bars or tiny teddies for my children. What i would love to show anyone who wants to have snacks on hand for the kids in their handbag, is hay they don't have to be full of sugar. As cool as it … Continue reading Refined sugar-free ‘processed’ snacks