yoga poses for poor digestion and i.b.s

These yoga poses offer immediate relief for soothing and relieving symptoms of irritable bowel and poor digestive system. Standing Forward Bend ~ Uttanasana Exhale and bend forward from the hip joints lengthening the torso and engaging the knees and thigh muscles. Breathe deeply and hold for 30 seconds to 1 minute. Alternative: keep knees bent…

herbs for radiant skin and healthy hair

If your hair and skin has lost its usual lustre and shine, chances are you’re body is not obtaining the required nutrients from your diet. Skin, being the largest body organ is always the first to show any outward signs of inner disharmony. Supplements are not a replacement for a well balanced diet, food can…

kicking adrenal fatigues arse … very slowly and gently

Featured on Prayers and Apples It has been 8 months since my world pretty much came crashing down around me in more ways than one. For the past 10 years I have been living in a Chaotic mess. I seemed to draw Chaos to me. I had no idea of the toll that living a life, suspended in such a…

safe cosmetics

I have been wanting to write this post for awhile as I think the information is so important. The long and often intimidating list of ingredients found on the back of our cosmetics (cleansers, moisturisers, foundations) and toiletries (shampoo, toothpaste, deodorants, after shave, perfume) can be overwhelming. So I thought we’d start with 5 ingredients. In…

combat dark pigmentation with red lipstick?

Deepica Mutyala‘s YouTube Vlog has been making waves in beauty industry circles. All make up artists carry a small arsenal of concealer or camouflage colours in their kit and red based concealers are fantastic to cover and brighten deep dark pigmentation. To be completely honest using a red lipstick had never crossed my mind. My advice: Save your…

stress head !

Stress, it nudges its way into our lives and then decides to put its roots down. Thankfully there are tools to combat it but it takes action and persistence.   Kathleen DesMaison remarked that “your body speaks to you in the language of symptoms “ Do you recognise that many of the symptoms of stress are interconnected – that one…

i get to try: Sorbet!

What is it: Damage Control Shampoo Bar What is it formulated to do: Soothe and smooth damaged hair without weighing it down. Ingredients: Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate, Sodium Coco-Sulfate, Decyl Glucoside, Stearic Acid, Coco Glucoside, Glyceral Oleate, Coco Caprylate, Cocoa Butter, Coconut Oil, Glycerine, Cetearyl Alcohol, Dried Peppermint, Coconut Milk Powder, Peppermint Oil, Mica, Lactic Acid. Usage: Due to…

awkward: your chemical imbalance is showing

I had to share this fantastic article from my girl Jess @ Prayers and Apples, outlining the need for regulatory changes in how antidepressant and antipsychotic drugs are prescribed and marketed to the masses. She’s such a hive of information … thank you Jessica x Awkward: Your Chemical Imbalance is Showing

how hippie will you go

  Were you aware that manufacturers of tampons and sanitary pads are not required to disclose the ingredients used in their products ? Imagine these Known TAMPON INGREDIENTS: Synthetic Fibres Bleach Perfumes Polyvinyl Alcohol Hydrocarbon Dioxin Polyester Polyurethane Parabens being INSERTED WILLINGLY BY US: into our body, month after month, year after year…purely because of…

old school pantry fixins

I’m not sure what’s happened to me lately but I’ve turned into an old school use-whats-in-the-kitchen-pantry to clean the house (admission: I’m a clean freak) and cure my ailments (yes, I sound like an old woman). I remember when we were young, there was a Rawleigh’s Medicated Ointment we had that got put onto every…

10 benefits of yoga

The benefits of yoga are huge and span the physical, mental and spiritual, meaning there’s something in it for all of us 1. “On a purely physical level, practice of the asanas (postures) increases muscle tone and general vitality. It also rapidly improves circulation, co-ordination and balance. The practice not only promotes flexibility and skeleto-muscular …

d.i.y body scrub

A cheap, easy and decadent Body Scrub – click on the Logo to check it out 🙂

growing fresh air with household plants

  I’m always up for learning new things especially regarding my health. I stumbled upon a TED talk by Kamal Matteal (at the bottom of the page) who had been told by his doctors that he was allergic to the air in his city, Delhi in India. Breathing in the toxic fumes over his lifetime, he was told his…

turn your face to the sun …

 turn your face to the sun and the shadows fall behind you Te tiro atu to kanohi ki tairawhiti ana tera whiti te ra kite ataata ka hinga ki muri kia koe – Maori proverb

restoring digestive health

Digestive health has been an interesting issue for me to research this past year as it has been the underlying cause of a number of physical and mental symptoms I have had to deal with. A sluggish or unhealthy digestive system can present in so many ways. Physically, bloating and nausea after meals is a common…

mii maa mineral cosmetics

I think most everyone is aware of the intense rivalry between New Zealanders and Australians. The slagging, witty put downs and cheeky banter runs thick through our veins. So it is with a heavy heart that I say so publicly, that I am a big fan of Australian Organic Skincare and Mineral Make-up. In my opinion they are at the forefront in setting standards of quality and…

on one breath of air – william trubridge

Freediving is a sport where you hold your breath and try to go as deep as possible I caught the documentary Breathe by chance one day on the National Geographic channel. It tells the story of  William Trubridge training to freedive the deepest hole in the world – Dean’s Blue Hole located in the Bahamas – to a…