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How stress increases inflammation in the body

How stress increases inflammation in the body

For years we’ve heard about the harmful effects that stress can have on our bodies, and now, as we are living more and more in a state of stress, we are finding out just how much damage is possible.  It can mess with our mindset through to our metabolism and...

The importance of cleansing your body (and where to start)

The importance of cleansing your body (and where to start)

Chemicals and toxins bombard our bodies daily.  They are in the foods we eat, the products we use in our bodies, the cleaning products we use in our homes and offices and they are created through the constant stress we put ourselves under on a daily basis....

You are what you eat: food as medicine

You are what you eat: food as medicine

Today many find their bodies are not living up to what they need and want from them. While this can be caused by our lifestyle and environment a lot has to do with the food we put into our bodies. Nowadays many of our foods are heavily processed and artificially made,...

The dangers of visceral fat

The dangers of visceral fat

Often when we think about the fat in our bodies, we think about subcutaneous fat. This is the fat we see, the fat under our skin that we try to shift when we want to lose weight. But there is another fat, a more dangerous fat that affects all of us regardless of...

Healthy GALT, Healthy Life

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...

How to boost your metabolism, naturally

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...

How to slow down when you naturally go fast

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...

Sleep, nature’s wonder drug

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...

Six productivity boosts to get more done

Six productivity boosts to get more done

Do you ever find yourself running around stressed as you try to juggle your commitments and end the day feeling like you never accomplished anything? We’ve all been there.  But this ‘busyness’ is one of the biggest barriers to productivity. When we are productive...

Foods to boost your energy and brainpower

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...

Why your focus should be on your health not weight

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...

Five Tips For a Sharper Mind and Body

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...

Five ways to live a life of true contribution

Five ways to live a life of true contribution

Life is a continuum of learning. Learning about others, the world around us and more importantly learning about ourselves. Through this learning process though, we can often discover how selfish we really are.  Even in times when we are seen to be generous, our...

Six Ways To Exercise While You Work

Six Ways To Exercise While You Work

We all seem to be so busy these days with long hours at work, then rushing to families or friends, before the day ends with us falling in to bed; only to start all over again after a few short hours of sleep. As much as we want to make time for exercise and mean to...