Don’t Get Sick This Winter!

orangesComplete Vit CIt’s just another cold or flu you might say, but why succumb to the next virus, flu or immune issue, when with a few lifestyle shifts you could do something really positive to improve and correct your physical and mental body? Building a strong immune system can actually be heaps of fun, as you will learn in this article.

It’s true, your immune system is under attack every day due to so many factors like; stress, lack of rest and poor diet and these three situations all contribute to reducing the strength of your immune system and weakening your body’s response.  But folks, it’s all about response and you can design that response.

Response is the difference between you getting a cold or flu and fighting it off before it takes hold.  Unfortunately we often don’t think about bolstering our immune response until it’s too late.  Another way of putting that is, when you are driving along in your car and you get a flat tyre, it’s only really a problem if you don’t know how to change the flat tyre.  Anticipate the situation, empower yourself with some clever lifestyle alterations and you will nail the whole cold and flu season with confidence and laughter!!!

Like I said most times we don’t think about immune boosting activity or protecting the body until the cold or flu is right there in our body and we are fighting with whatever immune support we have already got stored up.  There’s a few things we can do every day, starting with Vitamin C.  Vitamin C is a water soluable nutrient, which means we have to get it outside of our bodies, so we can store it up again… It’s a tricky one to balance, and is always used up in stressful situations, as are the B Vitamins – both water soluable.

Here’s some interesting facts to consider..

  • The common cold is the most frequent infectious disease in humans with adults averaging 2-4 infections per year and up to 12 infections per year in children
  • Over 75 millions days of work are missed each year due to the flu
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The Anxiety Tetanic Iris Constitution.

Anxiety Tetanic

Anxiety Tetanic Constitution

I’ve been asked several times to share about Iridology and the connection the colours, marks and lines that show up in the eyes, have with our over-all health and wellness.  I am happy to share a few of the constitutions with you now, beginning with my favourite and probably most common Iris Constitution the ‘Anxiety Tetanic’ otherwise known by myself and my husband as the ‘Anxious Titanic’! Read the rest of this entry

Pumpkin Curry – oh Yeah..

Pumpkin Curry

I met the most lovely people at the Noosa Marina Markets on Sunday 12th August.  Chris and Dee Ross who have started their own business Simply Spicy.  They have hand packaged up these remarkable spice mixes, and so I decided to use the one that I was drawn to.  I don’t cook much these days, but I do like warm soups and veggies sometimes… So I picked Simply Spicy Mild Pumpkin Curry – with a recipe on the back of the pack included… Well, what a genius idea that is. Read the rest of this entry

Squirrel Massager

The Squirrel Massager – ‘SM’, is a massaging tool that you can use on yourself without being a qualified massage therapist.  Having said that a lot of professional practitioners use this device in their clinics as an addition to the manual application of using their hands or other devices.

oh what a wonderful health tool the SM is, with the added advantage that you can use it on yourself, without any trouble.  Well, you might want to make sure you have a little bit of room around you, and of course someone can give you a massage using the SM, however, knowing that you can use this device as a self help tool is a real bonus especially if you have been working out in the garden, and finish up feeling a bit sore and sorry.  Such a practical solution to be able to reach for your own device and use it straight away. Read the rest of this entry

Natural Solutions for Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Nasty inflammation in the bowel

Crohn's Disease

It is estimated that Crohn’s disease affects approximately 28,000 Aussies annually and is usually diagnosed between the ages of 15 to 30 (ACCA, 2007).  The disease commonly affects the end of the small intestine, but can affect any part of the digestive tract from the mouth to the anus.  Symptoms may include pain, diarrhoea, rectal bleeding, fatigue, weight loss, constipation, fever, perennial fissures and loss of appetite.  Generally it’s a pretty crappy situation.  Failure to thrive is common in children with Crohn’s disease.

It’s crucial to get an accurate  diagnosis asap, because the symptoms of Crohn’s disease mimic many other disorders.  Despite much research, the causes of Crohn’s disease are largely unknown, but I suspect a lot of the problem has to do with stress, white flour ingredients (so in other words poor diet) and other poor lifestyle habits like smoking, medications, infections, intestinal permeability and appendectomy. Read the rest of this entry

Waffle Bread

Gluten Free Alternatives to bread!

Well they said it wouldn’t happen, but it has!  Waffle bread is on a come back.. People everywhere are asking for decent ‘waffle bread’ recipes… I’m really excited about this, because I have some!  Yep, I’ve got a few crackers that can be whipped up in no time, provided you have some basic ingredients available.  For starters, some cooked brown or white rice, so gluten free Self Raising flour or plain flour, some herbs and spices, some chopped vegetables, or grated vegetables.  Seasoning like herbal salts, curry powder, Cayenne pepper, chia seeds, sesame seeds and ground almond.  Oh the list goes on, however at the end of the day the best combination is the simplest one.  Less is more!

Waffle bread is so simple, and so practical to include in your weekly menu.  I wrote ‘What A Lot Of Waffle’ because I wanted to find a home for a compilation of Gluten free waffle bread recipes that I had collected.  I told myself that I would have the book together in no time, but it took longer than I expected.  Life gets in the way sometimes.  Hey the book is available now, and what a wonderful gift it would make for someone for Christmas or any time for that matter. Read the rest of this entry

Don’t shoot the Messengers!

Smoking CartoonIf you are thinking, what is she talking about – ‘Shoot what messengers’  I’m talking about the people who show up in your life, at sometimes inconvenient times.  They may be selling something or preaching something, but they are people driven by their own desire to share something.  It is easy to send these people away, or even be rude to them, but that doesn’t really help your situation,  this sort of behaviour defines you as the inconsiderate one. Read the rest of this entry

Healthy Home Stay

Recently I met some people at the Noosa Harbour Market.  They were interested to know what ‘Healthy Home Stay’ was all about.  I thought the best way to answer them was to write a typical scenario and share the information with everyone here.

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Lessons in Live Food

Fruit and Passion

Eating live food doesn’t mean that you will sacrifice all those great foods that you have become accustomed to.  A taste for fresh and delicious fruits, vegetables, cereals and nuts is readily acquired, and a cleaner taste soon discovers a delicacy and sweetness in the raw foods that the highly salted, flavoured and cooked  foods never had.

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