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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

Are you ignoring the red flags in your relationship?

We've all been in that relationship, where there are second, third, and even fourth chances. Are you ignoring the red flags?

The kindness movement that has me hooked.

'The Bakers Drawer' is a movement of kindness, based around a kitchen table - it’s a hug, a thank you and thinking of you! In a world of 'i'.

The five health benefits of pets (and the happiest of Mother's Days to other fur mums)

Not only do they offer unconditional love and companionship, household pets offer a myriad of health benefits. Find out about my 'happy drug' of choice here.

Introducing 'C' and 'D' of Alphabet Adventures

The Alphabet Adventures Challenge was born out of a desire to lighten up, reconnect with my inner child and most importantly, to learn to laugh again. On the weekend Luce and I completed the letters C and D.

A word on chronic illness & relationships from one of my living 'holistic ingredients', Nicky Done (and a Raw Chocolate Cookies & Cream recipe!)

Recently I asked my dear friend Nicky Done to share her thoughts on chronic illness and its impact on relationships. Prepare yourself for an amazingly honest, poignant and heartfelt piece of writing.

Happy Valentine's Day lovers!

Today is an awesome day to shower a little more love over yourself and everyone you love.

Alphabet Adventures

Yesterday marked the beginning of the Alphabet Adventures challenge. This is a an exercise in lightening up, reconnecting with my inner child, having FUN and learning to belly laugh again.

Sacking the Fun Police

Join me on a A-Z fun generating activity. Who knows, maybe we'll all end up belly laughing at each other's silly activities.

Introducing the four legged 'holistic ingredient', Wilson.

This little post is dedicated to Wilson - my gorgeous bundle of joy, who is without question one of the most significant 'ingredients' in my path to wellness.

“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.