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Ask Emma the Naturopath!

Posted by on Oct 20, 2014 in Natural Health | 2 comments

Ask Emma the Naturopath!

  Welcome to Ask Emma!  We are very lucky to have leading Aussie naturopath and nutritionist, Emma Sutherland here on the blog today, answering your questions!     1. SANDRA asks….. I would be interested to know what advice you would give for my friend’s son who is 11 and has suffered from chronic constipation all his life. He is a lovely, bright active boy but his mood changes when his constipation is at it’s worse and he can become very aggressive and violent. They have been to specialists and done a few alternative...

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Heal Your Gut! 5 copies to win!

Posted by on Oct 17, 2014 in Books, Giveaways, Natural Health | 103 comments

Heal Your Gut! 5 copies to win!

  So, how’s your gut?  Is it happy or is it gurgling, aching, spasming and making you ill? Do you feel fuzzy, fatigued, uncomfortable and suffering from niggling ailments? This book is for you! The amazing Lee Holmes has done it again. Based on her own experiences with a non-specific auto immune disease and fibromyalgia, Lee is now showing us how to heal our gut with her new book, called funnily enough… Heal Your Gut! Lee’s story is so interesting. She has ditched the prescription drugs and now lives an energetic life....

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Homemade Relaxing Bath Salts

Posted by on Oct 15, 2014 in Natural Beauty | 9 comments

Homemade Relaxing Bath Salts

    I am always shocked at how expensive bath salts are to buy! Let’s not mention all the toxins – fragrances and artificial colours and chemicals added to commercial ones as well. You can make a batch of your own for such a tiny cost. They also make amazing gifts – just pretty them up with a cute jar, label and scoop! So, here is my favourite way to make relaxing bath salts. Enjoy.   Homemade Relaxing Bath Salts 1 cup epsom salts 1 cup bicarbonate of soda 10 drops of good quality essential oil handful of...

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Healthy Fish Fingers

Posted by on Oct 13, 2014 in Uncategorized | 13 comments

Healthy Fish Fingers

    I probably don’t need to tell you how horrid commercial fish fingers are! We all know this sort of frozen convenience product are pretty rubbish, but let’s have a look anyway. Here is the ingredient list for a popular brand of fish fingers.   Hake or hoki fish (53%), water, wheat flour, maize flour, canola oil, wheat starch, maize starch, salt, wheat gluten, yeast, acidity regulators (450, 451).   So, yes, a lot of ‘fillers’ and only half fish! I am not a fan of the canola oil or the acidity...

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Sasha’s DIY Baby Bum Wipes

Posted by on Oct 9, 2014 in Natural Parenting, Natural Remedies | 8 comments

Sasha’s DIY Baby Bum Wipes

  We had a great discussion in our Natural New Age Mum’s Facebook chat group the other day and gorgeous mumma Sasha shared her DIY baby bum wipes recipe. With her kind permission, I am sharing it on the blog so you all have it as a reference.   So why would you DIY? Well, apart from the obvious money saving benefits, these wipes are eco friendly and contain no nasty additives or harmful chemicals that will go into your baby’s bloodstream. You don’t even have to use them on baby’s bums. We all know baby wipes...

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How I healed my back, naturally!

Posted by on Oct 7, 2014 in Natural Health | 8 comments

How I healed my back, naturally!

    Today I am interviewing the lovely Aimee Clark from Primal Influence to share with us her inspiring story about how she healed her back problems, all naturally!    Tell us about yourself Aimee…. I’m Aimee Clark, I’m 31 and I live on the beautiful Sunny Coast in Queensland Australia! I was a Personal Trainer for 6 years,  then when my partner Clint and I moved back to QLD a few years ago I left the PT behind and took up reception and admin work within allied health and holistic medicine. I had plenty of...

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Farmer’s Markets….. a perspective from the producer

Posted by on Oct 2, 2014 in Natural New Age Mums Chat About.... | 4 comments

Farmer’s Markets….. a perspective from the producer

Today I am welcoming to the blog Lucy House from Dawson Valley Free Range to share with us her thoughts about farmer’s markets from the perspective of the farmer.  We are regular buyers of her amazing pork products – the taste is out of this world!   There is an upsurge in farmers markets across the country and it is so great to see. I’m one of those people that when on holidays somewhere, find the closest farmers market to have a look and a shop. I love seeing what’s local.  I could give or take your general sell everything...

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Love List {September}

Posted by on Sep 29, 2014 in Uncategorized | 4 comments

Love List {September}

Spring has sprung! I love the change in the air – it’s been glorious here. Here are some things that floated my boat this month. What did you discover?   ♥ You all know Vegemite isn’t that great for you, right?  Well, Lisa at Happy Tummies has found this amazing alternative to stock in her online store. I Am Mighty is from Naked Treaties in Byron Bay.  It’s gluten free, dairy free, vegan, raw, fair trade and organic. It has a salty, almost nutty taste – it’s made from only organic black sesame seeds,...

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Climate change is now a moral issue

Posted by on Sep 25, 2014 in Eco-Friendly | 4 comments

Climate change is now a moral issue

  I am so honoured to have my friend Jo Hegarty from Down to Earth Mother on the blog today talking about climate change and helping to explain it to us lay people. I admire her greatly and love her committment to our environment.   Climate change is now a moral issue First, let me thank Sonia for lending me her space and for the opportunity to chat with you all. My name is Jo, I’m a recovering journalist and mum to a two- and a four-year-old, and I’m on a mission to save the world. I don’t have a cape and I can’t lift up the Eiffel...

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Happiness = Balance

Posted by on Sep 23, 2014 in Natural Health | 2 comments

Happiness = Balance

I am thrilled to be welcoming my friend and a woman I admire greatly, Nicole Cunningham from Puraforce Remedies to the blog today as a guest blogger.   Happiness = Balance What is the true meaning of happiness?  Some say that happiness is the journey, not the destination but where is the journey heading to? I think the key to happiness is finding balance. Balance is the key to a sustainable emotional and physically involved life. It is the essential key in being able to maintain relationships, careers, parenting roles and a healthy and...

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