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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

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.

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.

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.

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?

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

Interested in acquiring a nutrition qualification? Weigh up your options and read this.

A brand new Australian nutrition course by nutritionist Cyndi O'Meara, of possible interest to those looking to further your knowledge in health and wellness.

At what point did we start choosing supplements over whole foods? (+ a Giveaway!)

We are giving away two free tickets to the Wellness Foodies Expo within.

10 observations from my 7 day food consumption challenge.

Following my 7 day food consumption challenge, here are 10 observations. Can you observe them in yourself?

My 7 day food consumption challenge.

For the next seven days I'm only going to eat when I'm hungry. Now let me explain my reasoning.

You have just 1 week to fill your healthy bookshelf!

Get $450 worth of amazing Australian health and wellness eBooks for just $45 in this awesome bundle. You've got until October 16, 2015! Run!

10 ways to cure a common cold, naturally.

Looking to avoid the common cold? Here's 10 crafty kitchen concoctions to see you through the winter in one piece.

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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.