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Love List {October}

Posted by on Oct 29, 2014 in Favourite Things | 40 comments

Love List {October}

How did it get to be October already? I hope it’s warming up where you are and you are getting ready for summer and the festive season! Here are some of my favourite things this month, plus some amazing deals for you and some ideas for Christmas!   ♥ Love from Lovage. The lovely Heidi at online natural beauty store Lovage is kindly offering all of you FREE SHIPPING from now until the end of November. Just enter NNAMFREE at the checkout! Lovage stocks all the top brands in natural beauty like La Mav, Weleda, Ere Perez and Vanessa...

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Homemade Baked Beans with Ham

Posted by on Oct 27, 2014 in Breakfasts, Dinners | 7 comments

Homemade Baked Beans with Ham

  I had a ham hock sitting in the freezer for yonks and I thought I better use it up. Not wanting to do soup, I thought it might be tasty with some homemade baked beans. I was right! The combination of the ham with the molasses gives the beans a delicious, smokey barbecue flavour. This batch will make a lot of beans, so freeze some for an easy dinner one night. They are yummy just on toast or pop into some ramekins, crack an egg on top, sprinkle with fetta and bake in the oven until the egg is cooked to your liking. Honestly, this...

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What Are The Best Natural Sunscreens?

Posted by on Oct 23, 2014 in Natural Beauty, Natural Health | 38 comments

What Are The Best Natural Sunscreens?

What are the best natural sunscreens?   It’s a question that comes up again and again from my readers, so today I have a list for you of the best natural sunscreens in Australia. I am sure you are aware that regular sunscreen is in fact, full of toxic ingredients that are detrimental to your health and the environment.    I won’t bore you with the science but if you want to read up on the studies, two great resources are Dr Peter Dingle and Nicole Bijlsma who explain it really well to us non-scientists!  ...

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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 | 127 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 | 11 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 Dinners | 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 | 9 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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