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- The Holistic Ingredient.

By sharing my thoughts and experiences around the key ‘holistic ingredients’ fundamental in my path to wellness, I hope to educate, inspire and motivate others to better health.

My Living Blog

New brain research provides 3 tips to reduce anxiety.

How to reduce anxiety

Learn how to move your body in simple ways that can modulate your internal responses to emotional stress, keep you healthy, more relaxed and reduce anxiety.

Six tips for managing tough times with mindfulness.

Managing overwhelm with mindfulness

Feeling overwhelmed? Here's six tips on bringing mindfulness to tough times, tips that will help you stay afloat and strengthen your resilience.

Whipped Body Butter Recipe

DIY Whipped Body Butter

A beautiful DIY body butter recipe with essential oils, a nourishing cream that will leave your skin feeling soft and silky. It also makes for the most thoughtful of gifts.

Detoxify your home - one room at a time.

Detoxify your kitchen

Unfortunately, every single one of us is being poisoned in some way, shape or form. The good news is that we can dramatically reduce the impact of these toxins by making some subtle changes to our daily habits.

Top essential oils for balancing hormones.

Essential oils hormone imbalance

Our hormones cop the blame for SO many of our ups and downs in life but stress and exposure to toxic chemicals can create imbalances. Here are my top essential oils to help you balance your hormones naturally.

How to purchase doTERRA essential oils.

doTERRA essential oils

Purchase these incredible, therapeutic grade essential oils at wholesale price and have them delivered straight to your door, wherever you are in the world.

Self-sabotage - 5 tips to break free from what's holding you back.

Overcoming self sabotage

Ever wondered “why am I doing this to myself?” We are all masters of standing in our own way sometimes. Here's 5 tips to help you identify and overcome self-sabotaging behaviours.

DIY natural insect repellent.

DIY insect repellent essential oils

No need to bust out the cork hat this summer! Avoid harmful toxins and keep those pesky bitie-flyie insects away with this natural insect repellent that smells great and is good for your skin.

Feeling congested? Time for tea!

Detox with herbal tea

Cleansing your system can be nothing more complicated than a cup of tea; it's a deceptively simple way to detox. Here's two of my favourite teas for detoxing.

My top health hacks to make 2017 your best year yet.

Health Hacks

Health hacks you can easily sneak into your everyday to transform your health and happiness. “Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.”

5 practical tips for staying mindful when you’re busy.

Mindfulness when busy

This time of year can be a tad unbalancing. Try these five practical tips for staying mindful to help you live with a little more joy and happiness.

A Truly Nourishing Christmas Gift Guide.

Nourishing Gift Guide

Our very own 12-days of Christmas gift guide, brimming with the most nourishing, holistic and interesting gifts on offer (for the healthiest of Christmases).

The top wellness tips from the THI community.

Wellness

Wellness is a popular word these days, and for good reason - it matters how you feel and how you function. Here we've collated some inspiration - the top 20 wellness tips from you, the THI community. 

The health benefits of purple foods.

Health benefits purple foods

Purple foods are not only the powerhouses of the plant world, but some of the most delicious. Here's five of the best and why they are so good for you.

Five simple ways to boost your magnesium levels.

Green vegetables

Magnesium is something we all need but many of us don't get enough. Here's five simple ways to boost your magnesium levels, from the comfort of home.

How letting go transformed my life.

Time to get out of your own way

If you are contemplating change in your life but feel stuck, fearful or too old, know this: YOU are the only person standing in your way; it's time to move aside.

The power of magnesium and why you need it in your life.

Magnesium relaxation mineral

Magnesium is a superhero when it comes to minerals in the body. We don't need a lot of it but it has a big job to do in supporting and protecting our bodies.

How to make your very own bath salts.

Bath Salt Recipes

Salt baths are a beautiful way to combine the therapeutic benefits of baths with the powerful mineral-balancing effects of epsom salts.

My number one food tip for simplifying your diet.

How to simplify your diet

This is best advice I have ever been given in so far as overhauling my diet; a tip that was to change the way I ate for the rest of my life. Might it help you?

This simple gratitude practice could change your life.

The act of gratitude

Practicing an 'attitude of gratitude' has a massive impact on your brain and body’s internal wiring. Here's a simple daily tool that may just change your life.

Natural Remedies for Hay Fever

Spring is in the air! But for some it's not all flowers and freshly cut grass. We've put together some natural remedies to help you manage this sneezy season, naturally.

CTC therapy for weight loss and healing your relationship with food.

CTC therapy for weight loss

The incredible CTC therapy for weight loss program that will change the way you feel about yourself, your body and the food that you eat - for life.

Prebiotics vs probiotics: how to include them in your diet.

Probiotic and prebiotic foodsCombining probiotic and prebiotic rich foods in your diet can allay many mental and physical health related issues. Include these foods to support your health.

The natural shampoo and conditioner (that is not turning my hair to straw).

Natural hair products

Skin is our largest organ and highly absorbent so we should carefully consider what we apply on it, scalps included. Is it time to make a better choice for your hair?

8 ways to work out your body without your wallet.

When did it become so socially normal to spend thousands on fitness every year? Here are 8 clever ways to exercise for free (and have a lot of fun doing it).

Activities to create your morning ritual and set your day on fire.

a morning ritual

Discover what you should be including in your morning routine to unleash it's true power and set fire to your day.

This is why you need a morning ritual.

Importance of morning ritual

A morning ritual is a personal routine of self-care and self-love that is not only motivating and invigorating, but it's the golden key to creating an amazing day.

The benefits of walking (the superfood of exercise).

Benefits of walking

Learn how just 20 minutes a day will give you the full benefits of walking - greater strength, lower health risks and literally more happiness!

Feeling out of sync? Let's talk about your circadian rhythms.

Circadian rhythms

Learn how to stay in sync with your circadian rhythms and how to optimise that time in the day when you're full of beans and rearing to go.

Renewable Plastic 'Grown' From the Sugarcane Plant.

Sugarcane plastic

You read it right. Renewable, recyclable plastic grown from the sugarcane plant. Alternate packaging that is actually good for the environment.

A truly holistic 9 week healthy lifestyle program I'm happy to recommend.

Healthy lifestyle program 2

Need help fostering a healthy lifestyle? This is the only nutrition and wellbeing program guaranteed to make your body happy.

Insomnia? Here's 8 tips for a better sleep.

Tips for better sleep insomnia

Insomnia, what an awful curse it can be. Here's 8 practical tips to help make sure you have a better sleep tonight.

Vedic Meditation - what it's all about + where you can learn.

Your opportunity to learn Vedic Meditation. A four day course offered to THI subscribers at a discounted rate, wherever the courses are held.

Four reasons why you should always make the bed.

Make the Bed

By simply adding one 3-minute task to your daily routine, you can feel more energised, organised and refreshed, morning and night. It's time to make the bed!

Teff: the tiny grain packing an almighty punch!

Teff

For the smallest known grain in the world, teff packs an almighty nutritional punch. Here's why you need to be stocking this versatile grain in your pantry.

Life changing CTC therapy - all your questions answered.

CTC therapy session info

The 2 hour life transformational session that frees you of everything holding you back, wherever you are in the world. Here's all you need to know, including how to become a therapist yourself.

A Winter Wellness Tips Webinar

Winter wellness tips

Winter wellness tips to help you scoot through the winter climes unscathed - full of energy, free of tissues and devoid of pharmaceuticals.

A 100% natural skin care range that I am loving.

Natural skin care range

I tested this stunning 100% natural skin care range from New Zealand and saw results within 3 days.

DIY Coffee Body Scrub Recipe

Easy Coffee Body Scrub Recipe

A simple homemade body scrub recipe that is not only economical, but is good for you and makes the perfect Mother's Day or "just because" gift.

Every woman should read this post, vaginal thrush or not.

Vaginal thrush

A highly personal journey through the treatment of vaginal thrush and UTI's and an unexpected test result that finally freed me from their clasp.

How I tamed my frizzy hair and reclaimed my curls, naturally.

No more frizzy hair

It can be a challenge finding 100% natural hair products that don't turn your hair into straw. Well I've discovered a hair treatment that has tamed my frizzy hair and reclaimed my curls. 

5 steps to a night out with no drinking (alcohol).

5 steps to no drinking Are you committing to no drinking or at least reducing your intake? Here's 5 handy tactics to ensure you can head out sober AND have a good time.

5 benefits of air purifying plants (and why I'm now an indoor plant enthusiast)

Purifying the air with plantsAir purifying plants have the power to impact your productivity, improve your health, help you breath AND save you money! Read on for my top 5 benefits!

How to water your body, and what happens if you don't (it may suprise you).

this is how you water your body80% of Australians don't adequately water their body; most don't even recognise the symptoms. Here's some tips to help you make sure you're getting enough.

How to conquer the fear of public speaking.

How to conquer the fear of public speaking The fear of public speaking can be a crippling, lifelong fear.  Here are my top tips for conquering it.

My ten step guide to reducing food wastage at home.

Reducing food wastage at homeTen very simple tips for reducing food wastage in your own home. Combined we CAN make a difference, so are you in?

Are you feeling not good enough? Let's uncover the catalyst.

Are you feeling not good enough?Feeling not good enough? Understanding that there is a catalyst is the first step to letting it go and finding your greatness.

These are the steps I'm taking to simplify my life.

Steps to simplify your lifeRather than run from my existing life to chase the simplicity that I crave, I'm instead simplifying the one that I have. These are the steps that I'm going to take.

Let's not forget - everyone is fighting a battle of their own.

Everyone is fighting their own battle Next time someone is rude, pushes in or ignores you on the street, perhaps use it as a gentle reminder to show some compassion. Afterall, everyone is fighting a battle of their own.

When you don't have all the answers, perhaps it's a sign to just stop thinking.

Stop thinking start living 2In the wake of too many questions and in the absence of answers, sometimes it's better to stop thinking and to trust that it'll all work out in the end.

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“Just saying...

... Having an alternating hot and cold shower is better for you than any skin moisturizer you could apply. When you have a hot shower the blood rushes to the skin to keep the body temp down. When cold, it rushes back towards the stomach to maintain the core body temp (of approx. 98.6%) - so the blood is constantly flushing your skin."

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Amy Crawford - tips, just saying... Showers.

... Coconut oil is fantastic for skin conditions including eczema and psoriasis and reduces the appearance of fine lines. It also makes for a dreamy hair treatment. Whack a couple of tablespoons into dry hair and let it soak in for about 20 minutes. Beautiful."

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Amy Crawford - tips, just saying... Coconut Oil.

... Love the one you’re with and love yourself some more. And if you’re not in a relationship consider how lucky you are that you have SO much love to shower – all over yourself!"

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Amy Crawford - tips, just saying... Living Love.

... A good quality yoghurt containing live and active cultures, contains on average 20 percent more protein than the same volume of milk. Look out for brands that provide at least eight to ten grams of protein per serving."

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Amy Crawford - tips, just saying... Living Yoghurt.

... Social support has been linked to a lower risk of heart disease, so keeping your social networks alive may well benefit your ticker over time. No excuses then - go call your bestie quick sticks!"

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Amy Crawford - tips, just saying... Friends.

... Ease occasional indigestion by sipping on peppermint tea after your meal. Peppermint improves the flow of bile, which moves food through the digestive tract more quickly. "

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Amy Crawford - tips, just saying... Peppermint Tea.

... Green tea can help rev up your workout. The antioxidants and caffeine contained within increase the metabolic generation of heat. Drink a cup 10 minutes before exercising. "

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Amy Crawford - tips, just saying... Green Tea.

... To ease stress and prepare for bed, soak in a hot bath spiked with lavender essential oil. Play soothing music and let the day drift away..."

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Amy Crawford - tips, just saying... Lavender Essential Oil.

... Dry eyes? Try increasing your seafood intake. Salmon, sardines and mackerel contain omega-3 fatty acids which the body uses to produce tears. Consume higher amounts of these fats and say bye to dry eyes."

There's a yummy recipe for Salmon Pizza in my eBook, A Nourishing Kitchen!

Amy Crawford - tips, just saying... Salmon.

... Dry skin? Go Avocado! They’re rich in monounsaturated fat and vitamin E, both of which promote healthy skin. Add half an avo to your smoothie, or smash one up on gluten free toast."

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Amy Crawford - tips, just saying... Avocado.