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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

Displaying articles across all categories tagged 'Detox'.

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.

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.

Detox your life in 30 days (with an expert to show you how).

So you want to detox your life, but you have no idea where or how to start? This 30 day course will walk you through and save you from any sense of overwhelm.

8 simple steps to a safe sleeping sanctuary

A few simple tweaks can create a healthier, toxic free bedroom and sleeping space.

Over indulged and feeling yuck? 5 revitalising tasks that will take you 20 minutes, max!

Post festive indulgence revitalisation is about to happen in record time!

The benefits of an Infrared Sauna, an essential instrument in your health tool kit.

If you’re in Melbourne, pencil in an hour in the next week for a complimentary Sunlighten Sauna session (usually $40 – free for THI readers!), and experience the benefits we write about within.

Seven Naturally Liver Cleansing Foods

Anyone else feeling the festive excess? Come on, be honest. My hand is well and truly up! Here's seven naturally liver cleansing foods and recipes to help you back on your way to a healthy liver.

The Benefits of Oil Pulling, and a "How to" Guide

For the past month, I've been healing my teeth and gums naturally using the ancient Ayurvedic technique of oil pulling and it's made a massive difference to the health of my mouth - most noticeably my teeth.

My 30 Day Clean Eats Challenge

 

As many of you know, particularly those who follow my daily food consumption on Instagram and Facebook, I am nearing the end of a (self-imposed) 30 day 'clean eats challenge'.

“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.