Category Archives: Energy

Healthy GALT, Healthy Life

With all the talk about gut health these days (I’m a huge fan of this by the way), the focus of eating healthy is especially emphasised (again, I’m a huge fan). But how the gut keeps us healthy is all about how well your GALT helps your MALT…WT? Right? GALT or Gut Associated Lymphoid Tissue is a lymphoid tissue of the gastrointestinal mucosa that contains both B and T cells (these are the good guys!), and it is vital to Read More...

Six foods that love your gut

To have a healthy gut, we need to provide it with foods that promote good bacteria. Here are six foods you will want to add to your diet. 1. Broccoli, cauliflower, kale, cabbage These are called cruciferous vegetables, which mean they contain specific microbes that reduce inflammation. They can protect against cancers of the colon, stomach, liver, breast and lung. They act like ‘doormen’ in removing pathogens out of your system. 2. Bananas Besides being a very fast and convenient food, they can Read More...

How to boost your metabolism, naturally

Remember when you were a kid and could eat anything and still be lean and trim? Yeah, me either. But as we all age and slow down physically, so does our body’s ultimate fat burner – our metabolism. What exactly is your metabolism? Your metabolism is defined as the chemical processes which occur within your body to maintain life, and its primary role is to help the body convert food into energy or fat. There are three components to your metabolism, with Read More...

How to slow down when you naturally go fast

Are you a naturally go fast person? I know I am. My mind races and the pace at which I like to get things done can make most people’s head spin. If something needs to be done, I’ll do it. If a goal I want to reach, I’ll reach for it and if there is any way to push myself out of my comfort zone? I’ll do it (ok well sometimes I might need a little push). Are you the Read More...

Sleep, nature’s wonder drug

The most important thing you will do today is sleep. Sleep is there for our physical, emotional and spiritual wellbeing and to help our body rest and recharge.As someone who never respected my sleep when I was younger and burned out, I now have the utmost respect and discipline around my sleep - and here’s why I want you to too.How much sleep do you need?A little background first. During the night your adrenal glands recharge, especially between 2-4am. Read More...

Foods to boost your energy and brainpower

Eating well isn't just great for you physically, it can also give you a much-needed mental boost. So forget the quick coffee or chocolate to give you a boost during those periods of low energy and brain function, before we got used to processed food and buying it so conveniently in packets and boxes, nature provided us with an excellent supply. So let's take a look shall we? Here are the best foods to boost your brainpower. 1. Eat a rainbow Nature provides Read More...

Why your focus should be on your health not weight

As a society, we tend to equate weight loss with health. But it's just not the case. The truth is you can lose weight without being healthy, and you can be healthy without losing lots of weight. So in case you are pinning your hopes and dreams on the next fad diet, here are the reasons to look at the bigger picture and focus on your overall health, not just the scales. 1. Short term vs. long term goals Generally speaking, weight Read More...

Setting your intentions for the year

Intentions are the starting point of every achievement. As Wayne Dyer says, “The secret to changing your life is in your intentions. Wishing, hoping and goal setting cannot accomplish change without intention. What is needed is a shift from the inert energy of wanting to the active energy of doing and intention.” Intentions are the desires, goals and passions you are dedicated to achieving. They help you to move from thinking you will achieve it to knowing you will achieve Read More...

Five Tips For a Sharper Mind and Body

For most of us this time of the year is a chance to rejuvenate. With the sun warmer, the days longer and colour blooming all around us, we can almost feel the holiday spirit move in us. It’s also a time we want to look, feel and be thinking our best. We need all the energy we can get to enjoy each day to the fullest and cope more easily with the added tasks and stressors that often find us Read More...

Five tips to keep you motivated – regardless of what you are chasing

Whether you want to check off your to-do list, live a healthier lifestyle, make a difference in the world through philanthropy or kick some serious goals you need a strong dose of motivation. Motivation gives us the courage and momentum to live our dreams and follow our passions and, what's more, it’s contagious. By being motivated ourselves, we help others become motivated and passionate too. But there’s just one problem – motivation isn’t available on tap. When life takes a swing Read More...