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…

5 reasons to add Watercress to your diet

I grew up eating Watercress but not in the traditional soups or salads. I am part Maori and traditionally, watercress is a staple in the diet, so every 2 weeks we would have what was coined The Boil Up. Fresh Wild Watercress was washed, removing the stalking bitter ends and then placed into a 7L…

taco salad

Like any human being I eat with my eyes so when I saw this tasty picture on 100 Days of Real Food, I was sold. I also enjoy the tapas, communal style of eating, placing everything on a big platter, choosing what looks best and diving in ! This Taco Salad reminds me of a…

vitality supergreens smoothie

So many of us are fatigued or ‘running on empty’ giving little thought to the toll this takes on our bodies and in particular our digestive system. Digesting food and its nutrients requires energy from the body to break it down.  For those who are exhausted or suffering from ill-health the need to conserve or re-direct energy…

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…

Mcjuicing …

I recently joined the masses and finally purchased a juicer, it wasn’t too expensive thankfully, so I’m stoked and it gets the job done. Now the only trick is to market shop once a week (not too hard) and then juice every (other) day. I like that there is a juice for whatever ails you, whether it be flu,…

omega goodness – bbq salmon fillets with sticky orange glaze

Omega-3s boost mood, fight depression, and may protect against Alzheimer’s disease and cancer. Add in salmon’s lean protein and vitamin D (a critical nutrient many women lack), and you’ve got yourself a near-perfect food. Taken daily as a preventative, Omega-3 assists with degenerative disorders such as: asthma arthritis diabetes osteoporosis high cholesterol high blood pressure skin…

Radiance Project NZ – he aha

I’m a seeker, a bit of a wanderer …  I study people, I try to understand them at their core and the experiences that have shaped them into who they are. For the past 15 years of my journey I have been laser and skin specialist, make up artist, teacher, dumping ground, friend and confidant working all the…