Foods to support healthy menstruation

Foods to support healthy menstruation

Written for Nature & Health Magazine  Hormones are our body’s chemical messengers that relay vital information to our cells and tissues, ensuring each of our systems function efficiently.   Many women suffer with menstruation problems, from irregular periods to pre menstrual syndrome (PMS) in the second half of their cycle (luteal phase) that affect them
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Cacao promotes happy neurotransmitters + Brownie recipe

Cacao promotes happy neurotransmitters + Brownie recipe

As written for Nature and Health.   Cacao is the most pure form of chocolate available to us as it comes very close to the raw and natural state in which it is harvested. My partner and I were fortunate enough to visit a few cacao farms in the Amazon Jungle of Peru earlier this
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A guide to mindful eating

A guide to mindful eating

What does mindful eating mean? It means no more fad diets or fixating on each and every bit of food you eat. It means enjoying your food and listening to what your body needs, to run efficiently and be healthy and happy.   An easy way to tune into your eating habits is to ask
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To soy or not to soy: everything you need to know about phytoestrogens

To soy or not to soy: everything you need to know about phytoestrogens

As seen on Vogue Your guide to harnessing the powers of plant hormones and the answer to the controversial question of whether it’s safe to eat soy.   Plant powered diets are big news and the benefits of eating mostly plants can not be underestimated. But there is one type of plant food that is
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Home made nut mylk

Home made nut mylk

Making your own nut mylk is incredibly easy and tastes substantially more delicious than store bought varieties. Unfortunately many store bought mylks contain less than 5% nuts and the flavour and shelf life are enhanced by supplementing sugar, preservatives and other additives.   Making your own ensures you gain all the nutritional benefits from nuts,
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Seasonal eating for optimum health and wellness

Seasonal eating for optimum health and wellness

As written for Par Olive    Each season brings an abundance of medicinal fruits, vegetables, spices and nuts. Our bodies requirements change from season to season, so being mindful of eating with these changes can assist you with optimum energy, weight control, glowing skin, strong immunity, efficient digestion and an overall sense of health and wellness. So
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Clear, glowing skin from the inside out

Clear, glowing skin from the inside out

As featured on Par Olive   Whilst there are a myriad of phenomenal skin care products on the market to help nourish and protect your skin from the outside, in order to have truly glowing skin we must start a little deeper.   Beautiful skin begins on the inside, with adequate nutrients and vitamins from food and
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One ingredient that should always be in your salad

One ingredient that should always be in your salad

As featured on Par Olive   It’s easy to feel like the Queen of Purity whilst tucking into your daily salad, though as we all now know, not all salads are created equal. There really is an art to creating a nutritionally balanced, yet equally satisfying and filling salad. So, in the search of creating
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Low Carbohydrate Diets And Sex Hormones

Low Carbohydrate Diets And Sex Hormones

For many people low carbohydrate diets are the go to program for weight loss and it was only last week that I had a discussion with a PT on the topic. He recommended all of his female clients try a low carbohydrate, high protein diet along side training to assist in losing weight. My response
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Are you drinking enough water?

Are you drinking enough water?

As written for The Vista. Water is essential to life and the reason we all call Mother Earth home. We are made up of 50-65% water, so it is no surprise that adequate water intake is fundamental for normal functioning of every cell, tissue, and organ in our body. Memory, concentration, mood and energy levels
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