Not so pretty

The average women puts 515 chemicals on her body every single day without knowing. That is a pretty worrying statement and coupled with other environmental toxins it can be a heavy load. From the time you get up you may begin the daily ritual; shower wash, shampoo, conditioner, cleanser, toner, moisturiser, deodorant, body cream, body … Continued

Commit To Self-Care

“Self-care is never a selfish act—it is simply good stewardship of the only gift I have, the gift I was put on earth to offer to others.” – Parker Palmer   Be kind to yourself. Commit to self-care. It is advice I often give in the clinic. Sometimes it is received with a slightly fazed expression, … Continued

Adaptability – the path to a happy life

The one trait that you may not realise can make you much happier is having the ability to adjust according to the given circumstance. Experts tell us it is vital for a satisfying life. “Our ability to have life satisfaction, to be happy [and] to have good relationships really depends on our ability to adapt,”  … Continued

Easy Raw Breakfast

Breakfast can be tricky. Sometimes you just don’t know what to have and in these situations it is easy to make an unhealthy choice. The body has been without fuel for perhaps 12 hours and I still believe breakfast to be one of the most important meals of the day. Children especially often go to … Continued

Spring Cleansing Smoothie

This fabulous quick recipe encompasses powerful health promoting ingredients. Anti-inflammatory, anti-allergy, detoxifying, immune-boosting and cleansing this amazing smoothie has a powerhouse of benefits. The perfect spring drink!   The Recipe 1 cup of fresh chopped pineapple 1 small banana (or double the amount of pineapple) 1 tablespoon chia seeds soaked the night before in half … Continued

Do You Have Oestrogen Dominance?

It’s that time of the month,  it’s a week or maybe 2 weeks before your period and you feel tearful, snappy, irritable and irrational. Your breasts feel swollen and tender, you are bloated and sluggish. Commonly known as PMT (Pre Menstrual Tension) the underlying cause of this common complaint is oestrogen dominance. There is an … Continued

Why I Will Never Consume Diet Soda

….. but occasionally enjoy a ‘full fat’ coke.   A chance conversation with a lady struggling to sleep lead me to this blog. When she informed me her evening beverage of  choice was Coke Zero I wondered could this be the issue? Much has been written about artificial sweeteners and the associated health issues and … Continued

The Happiness We Make By Sharing

What really is the meaning and meaningfulness of life? Are we here to be served or to provide service to others? Just recently I met a friend who has been absent from work for some months after a serious illness. I paid for our 2 cups of coffee and as we got up to leave … Continued

The Healing Power of a Cat Purr

Healing by Association “What greater gift than the love of a cat?” – Charles Dickens, Great Expectation   We visit pet shops and animal sanctuaries, watch Lonely Planet and veterinary programmes because there is just something about animals. They soothe and comfort, demand little and offer unconditional love. Growing up we had a varied collection … Continued