FAKE TAN – Is the summer glow worth it?


If there’s one thing people associate with summer in Australia, it has to be bronzed bodies spending long days sunbaking on the beach. But with movements such as the Cancer Council’s ‘No tan is worth dying for’ campaign, which resulted in the banning of commercial solariums in Australia in 2015, the tide is beginning to turn on this trend. And in a well meaning attempt to heed the sunsmart warning but still achieve that perfect summer glow, many women have turned to fake tan. On the surface, it sounds like the perfect solution - look like a bronzed goddess for that …

5 Minute Lunch


Whether your hectically busy during the week, or you forgot to meal prep and all you have are some random left-over veggies in the fridge this one is for you. It's high in fibre to feed all your gut bugs, and also high in Omega 3's which help dampen disease causing inflammation and help with cholesterol levels as well as acting as a detox'er for your hormones. The key to this is to be generous with the olive oil, this will help to make you feel fuller for longer. Ingredients:  Bunch of Kale 5 Florets of Broccoli Small handful of string beans …

The Hidden Side of Hysterectomies


Hysterectomy is a pretty big and scary word that represents what can be a pretty big and scary procedure.A hysterectomy can be necessary, and in some cases, life saving. But it can also sometimes be perceived as a hero-like procedure that will finally put a stop to a range of issues and unfortunately, this is not always true. So if you’ve been told you require a hysterectomy, there are some things you need to know about possible long-lasting side effects, as well as that there may be other things you can do to address the root cause of the issue.What …

Mood boosting Chocolate mousse (Vegan friendly)


Chia seeds are one of the highest sources of Tryptophan, an amino acid that is the building block for serotonin, your feel good hormone. It helps with anxiety, depression and sleep. Ingredients: 1/2 cup of raw cocoa powder 1 Table spoon of honey/rice malt syrup or rapadura sugar 400ml coconut cream 1/4 cup of chia seeds Methods: Combine all ingredients into a mixing bowl (Note the ingredients will swell) Whisk until smooth and combined or use a blender Pour into 4-6 serving glasses, refrigerate and serve once firm Top with raspberries and pumpkin seeds for added taste and serotonin

I Call Bullsh*it on Secret Women’s Business


Secret women’s business. Something we’re almost baptised into when we get our period. But do any of us know what’s really going on? “Yeh yeh” we’re meant to get a period once a month, we can take contraception to stop getting pregnant, they can be painful, heavy and I can turn into a life sucking demon for a couple of days but it's all good and normal. The truth is many of us actually have no idea what is going on and why would we? We base what is normal from what happened with our mum, our aunties, our cousins and …

Menopause and Alzheimers (Memory Loss)


As women get older and our bodies begin to change again, we expect to experience the hot flushes, mood swings and irritability caused by the hormonal changes associated with menopause or a hysterectomy. But something we might not expect, but is equally important, is the impact of these hormonal changes on our brains. Alarmingly, women have a 1 in 6 chance of developing alzheimer’s disease - compared to men, whose risk is much lower at 1 in 11. But why is this the case? Researchers are learning more and more about the connections between oestrogen and our brains. Dr Dale Bredesen, an …

Passion Mojito with a twist


***Summer mocktail/ cocktail recipe!*** 1 cube frozen passion fruit block (can get in Woolies frozen section) 1 pinch of fresh mint 1 pinch of fresh fennel (use dill as a substitute) 1/4 baby cucumber sliced ** Cocktail- Add 30ml of your choice of white spirit (I prefer Gin) Top up with sparkling water Whether you’re doing sober September, feel like making the kids something refreshing to kick off the school holidays, or want to relax in the sunshine with a cocktail! THIS. DOES. NOT. DISAPPOINT ️   Sent from my iPhone