Whole Foods, Wholey Foods
May22

Whole Foods, Wholey Foods

When Natasha of Wholey Foods worked at Coke and Kellogg’s in marketing she wasn’t conscious of the food she was eating; then she started feeding a family. “I guess like many mums when I had a family I reconsidered my priorities around food. Suddenly, I wanted to do what was best and it took me on this whole journey of looking at what we were eating. I started looking closely at ingredients and nutrition panels. I wanted to...

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Calcium amounts and benefits for kids
May11

Calcium amounts and benefits for kids

Is your child getting adequate calcium (Ca) ? Our children need adequate calcium to support their growing bones,  a process that’s  complete by the end of their teen years. Then from young adulthood, bone calcium  begins to decrease, and we progressive lose  bone as we age, particularly in women. The recommended daily intake of calcium varies according to your child’s age, but it’s worth noting that from 9 years they...

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‘The Eyes Have It’ or the practice of meditation
May04

‘The Eyes Have It’ or the practice of meditation

One thing I love to do to enrich my yoga and meditation practice, is read from various reputable sources and practice by myself and/or guided by a good, experienced teacher. Recently I have had the challenging task of emptying my parent’s apartment and saying goodbye to my childhood, the home my brother and I grew up in. It has been exhausting, both physically and emotionally. Yet, what has kept my head on my shoulders and my...

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Food additives – a step by step guide to understanding
Apr20

Food additives – a step by step guide to understanding

  Click on this link for the complementary PDF – a comprehensive list of food additives   Share this:FacebookTwitterGoogleEmailPinterestRedditMorePrintLinkedInLike this:Like...

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Busy? Find Balance among the Chaos with these quick 7 yoga movements
Apr17

Busy? Find Balance among the Chaos with these quick 7 yoga movements

As a mum of (only!) two, there are times when it becomes extremely challenging to keep up with the  frantic pace of a life with kids: a mum often is a professional, a psychologist, a nurse, a taxi driver, a chef and meal planner, a maid, a fairy, a wife and many other roles! Among all this, it becomes difficult to find time to do something for ourselves, let alone find time to do a yoga practice, or practice of anything at all. So,...

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Kids and epilepsy
Mar30

Kids and epilepsy

“I’m not sure all the teachers realise that he isn’t not listening. It’s often hard to know when he is having a seizure. I do because I know him so well”. This was the paraphrased conversation I had casually joined at the school gate yesterday.   Her son has multiple Focal (partial) seizures during the day. A form of epilepsy that often goes unnoticed because the person could simple look like they are...

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The Early Ups and Downs of Motherhood
Mar23

The Early Ups and Downs of Motherhood

The day I found out I was pregnant with my son was full of mixed emotions. Most of them happy, but I did have a few concerns and fears as well. All of which I am sure any new mum would have when faced with the reality that you are going to be responsible for a new little life! The first test came back negative and we were surprisingly disappointed. On a hunch a week later I did another test and it showed I was in deed expecting!...

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Learning To Love Yourself Through Yoga
Mar06

Learning To Love Yourself Through Yoga

‘Learning to love yourself’ – We’ve all heard it so many times, and especially us busy mums! But what does that mean anyway? It’s all over social media, magazines and self-help books… I had trouble with understanding the concept for many years until I decided I wanted to learn how to do a free-standing handstand (which I perceived it to be a yoga pose completely out of my league and reserved for acrobats). How does that...

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10 Simple Pantry Swaps For A Healthier Kitchen
Feb27

10 Simple Pantry Swaps For A Healthier Kitchen

“Tomorrow I am going to start eating healthy”, does that sound as familiar as “Rome wasn’t built in a day”? A client recently asked me to do just that – help set up a healthy way of eating and with Summer nearing its end what better way to start tweaking your pantry staples. Drawing on my knowledge, habits and an article recently published on Kidspot highlighting pantry staples, I want to share with you a list of some...

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How to make New Year resolutions successful
Feb20

How to make New Year resolutions successful

Most people have a New Year’s resolution yet why it is necessary to wait for the New Year is beyond me but nonetheless every January and February I see it – the yoga studios, gyms and pools are flooded with genuinely well-intentioned souls bringing their body for a workout. Then, halfway through the month, a good quarter has given up … Why is this so? The main problem with these resolutions is that they are not...

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