The importance of Probiotics during Pregnancy, Infancy & Childhood

  An expectant mother’s gut microbiome is critically important to her pregnancy experience and to the future health of the newborn, making supplementation of beneficial bacteria an attractive treatment option for expectant mothers. Human milk oligosaccharides (HMOs), found in breast milk, changes in women who take probiotics. The presence of ..Continue Reading

The benefits of a Plant based diet in Pregnancy

  A plant based diet rich in fiber is a common recommendation for most people, however, it is even more important during pregnancy as it decreases the risk of preeclampsia (a common complication during pregnancy characterized by high blood pressure), as well as hyperglycaemia and excess weight gain. The study ..Continue Reading

POMEGRANATE & PISTACHIO COCONUT ICECREAM RECIPE

  INGREDIENTS:                                                              ½ cup coconut sugar 400ml organic full fat coconut milk 400ml organic full fat coconut cream 3 egg ..Continue Reading

Chronic Constipation and Dysbiosis

  There are many factors that can cause constipation including a diet lacking in soluble fiber, dehydration, insufficient digestive enzymes, stress, a lazy bowel, lack of exercise, toxicity, and poor liver function, but one of the main reasons for chronic (long-term) constipation is dysbiosis. Dysbiosis is where there is an ..Continue Reading

Cancer Causes and Cures

  Why is cancer so prevalent these days? Everyone knows someone that has died from cancer, whereas even 30 years ago it was a lot less common. From the research and learning I have done these are the main causes of cancer: * Lifestyle changes/more sedentary jobs and recreational pursuits ..Continue Reading

Preconception & Pregnancy Nutritional Needs

  Maternal and neonatal health outcomes are significantly influenced by nutrient availability throughout preconception, pregnancy and lactation. Inadequate nutrition during preconception and pregnancy poses significant risks to the foetus, including impaired development, preterm birth and low birth weight. This relies on having a foundation of micronutrients, omega-3 essential fatty acids ..Continue Reading

The importance of Vit C in Iron absorption

More than 20 per cent of Australians in some population groups are considered Vitamin C deficient. A study looking at Vitamin C levels in a group of people from southwestern Sydney found this to be the case. Doctors at Westmead Hospital in Sydney are also detecting the resurgence of scurvy ..Continue Reading

Crunchy Chocolate Strawberry Tart

This delicious dairy free tart is great as a snack or for dessert with coconut yogurt or ice cream and is super easy to make! INGREDIENTS: ✔2 cups granola ✔4 Tbsp maple syrup ✔2 Tbsp almond flour ✔150g melted dairy free dark chocolate ✔punnet fresh strawberries ✔pinch pink/sea salt METHOD: ..Continue Reading

What are Superfoods?

Superfoods are those foods found in nature that are exceptionally high in vitamins, minerals, amino acids, antioxidants and essential fatty acids. They have amazing protective and anti-ageing benefits. Here are some of our favourites that we use on our retreats. GOJI BERRIES: Goji berries grow on an evergreen shrub found in ..Continue Reading

Recommended Reading

Here’s a list of some of our favourite books on health and wellbeing we hope you’ll enjoy. The Tao of Detox -Daniel Reid Water -Norman Walker Juicing -Norman Walker The Art of Raw Food Living -Doreen Virtue & Jenny Ross The World goes Raw Cookbook -Lisa Mann The Rawjuvenate for Life Principles -Katja Raw Food Made ..Continue Reading