Hope’s Relief – Intensive Dry Skin Rescue Cream

Hope’s Relief – Intensive Dry Skin Rescue Cream

Hope’s Relief has been formulated over 35 years of research and was originally created by a naturopath for her own daughter. It’s now an award-winning brand and Australia’s number one natural eczema cream. Hope’s Relief is an all-natural moisturising cream specially formulated for use on dry skin, eczema, psoriasis and dermatitis. It deeply nourishes and rehydrates the skin leaving it smooth and supple, but also helps repair the skin’s natural barrier to prevent moisture from escaping. The cream is packed…

Read More Read More

Orange Blueberry Muffins

Orange Blueberry Muffins

By nutritional therapist Christine Bailey These fabulously moist paleo muffins are packed with antioxidant-rich blueberries. The muffins also contain olive oil, which keeps them lovely and soft. Oranges and blueberries provide plenty of vitamin C and antioxidants, which have been shown to stimulate the flow of blood and oxygen to the brain, thereby keeping the brain sharp as well as supporting immune health. (makes 10 muffins) Ingredients: 50ml olive oil, plus extra for greasing 190g almond butter or cashew nut…

Read More Read More

Supplements for High Cholesterol

Supplements for High Cholesterol

By medical nutritionist Dr Sarah Brewer, an expert in food, herbs and supplements Cholesterol is waxy substance needed to synthesise hormones, vitamin D, bile acids and cell membranes. Although it is vital for health, cholesterol imbalances, in which levels of ‘good’ HDL cholesterol are reduced and ‘bad’ non-HDL cholesterol are raised, are associated with furring up of the arteries – especially where dietary intakes of antioxidants form fruit and vegetables are less than ideal. Cholesterol lowering medication in the form…

Read More Read More

Sweet Potato Chips with Avocado Ranch Dip

Sweet Potato Chips with Avocado Ranch Dip

By nutritional therapist Christine Bailey These lightly spiced chips are perfect for dunking into this deliciously creamy dip. They are ideal as a snack or side dish to a main meal.  You can use milk or coconut kefir in dips and dressings as an easy way to cram in more beneficial bacteria, but if this is not available use yoghurt instead. Sweet potatoes are also a useful source of soluble fibre to support healthy blood sugar levels and digestive health….

Read More Read More

When Food Bites Back

When Food Bites Back

Food allergies and intolerances don’t have to be scary. Nutritionist Esther Mills-Roberts explains… Careful and diligent – yes, scared – no need; with the right information, food allergies and intolerances can be easily managed. They can even open the door to some wonderful new foods. Allergies and Intolerances It’s true, for some people food really can bite back; sending their immune systems into histamine overdrive causing restricted breathing, swellings and rashes. Most severe cases will be managed with an EpiPen,…

Read More Read More

Sundried Tomato Lamb Burgers with BBQ Sauce

Sundried Tomato Lamb Burgers with BBQ Sauce

By nutritional therapist Christine Bailey These tasty burgers are moist and flavoursome thanks to the addition of sundried tomatoes. Here they are accompanied with a deliciously tangy barbecue sauce and topped with lettuce and tomato. You can prepare the burgers ahead of time and keep chilled until ready to cook. Lamb is a great source of B vitamins, iron, zinc and selenium to keep your children energised and support immune health. The homemade BBQ sauce is easy to make and…

Read More Read More

Healthy Kids

Healthy Kids

How to support children’s health, naturally. We all want to give our children a great start in life. A healthy diet and good nutrition are key in maintaining good health but are even more essential for children who need the nutrients for development and growth. We speak to nutritional therapist Hannah Braye, technical adviser at Probiotics International Ltd (Protexin), manufacturers of Bio-Kult and Lepicol, to find out which nutrients are vital for children and how we can ensure these are…

Read More Read More

Gluten-free, Dairy-free Cinnamon Waffles with Berries

Gluten-free, Dairy-free Cinnamon Waffles with Berries

By nutritional therapist Christine Bailey A delicious low sugar breakfast option. You can add a scoop of raw cacao powder for a chocolate waffle if you prefer. (makes 4 waffles) Ingredients: 150g gluten-free flour 1 tsp baking powder 1/4 tsp xanthan gum (omit if the gluten-free flour contains xanthum) 2 free range or organic eggs 1 tbsp olive oil 2 tbsp xylitol 1 tsp ground cinnamon 150-200ml almond milk or coconut milk To serve: Fresh or frozen berries Coconut yoghurt…

Read More Read More

Menopause Relief

Menopause Relief

Going through the menopause? Discover the best natural remedies to ease symptoms. Most women reach menopause between the ages of 45 and 55, but it can occur earlier in your 30s or later in your 60s. The symptoms and severity of symptoms vary, but common ones include irregular vaginal bleeding, hot flushes, night sweats, vaginal dryness/itching/irritation, muscle/joint pain, fatigue, mood swings and memory problems. Jenny Bodenham, nutritional therapist at Higher Nature comments: “Menopause is considered to have occurred when a…

Read More Read More

Salt of the Earth – Pure Aura Natural Deodorant

Salt of the Earth – Pure Aura Natural Deodorant

Salt of the Earth was adopted by mother and son team, Sally and Thomas Laird, in 2005, and has since become a leader in the natural deodorant industry, starting with a single crystal stick and developing to a multi award-winning product range. Having tested one of their new men’s deodorants before (click here to read), we decided it was time to try out one of their deodorants created for women. I opted for their new Pure Aura Melon and Cucumber…

Read More Read More