Tag: wholistic health

Caffeine, Coffee, tea is it suitable for me?

Coffee? Tea? Just Give Me Caffeine!

Coffee, tea, caffeine and whether you should drink it is such a contentious subject! Ask 10 people whether you should have it and you’ll get 10 different answers. And really, it does depend on many things as to whether it suits you. I thought I’d share some of the physical effects and my guidelines for …

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Spiced Elderberry Syrup by Sarah McLachlan, Naturopath pre-order info

Spiced Elderberry Syrup Handmade by ME for YOU!

Spiced Elderberry Syrup saved the day, again, in our house today. That’s a big call, but here in Victoria, Australia, snotty season is fast approaching. Maybe it’s already arrived, because my littlest one has picked up a bug and was full of snot. All. Day. Long. She wasn’t feeling great, but… She was EXCITED to …

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leaky gut how to tell if you've got it

10 leaky gut signs

When I mention leaky gut, do you automatically think about holes in your intestines and fluid leaking out so you look like a fountain?! Hopefully it’s not just me thinking that way! In my previous blog ‘Gut health for beginners’ I talked about the anatomy of the gut and how we know if it is …

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Gut health for beginners

Gut health for beginners

Gut health is talked about a lot these days. But what exactly does that mean? What is a healthy gut? WHAT IS THE GUT? Let’s start at the beginning. The “gut” refers to your digestive system, the gastrointestinal tract. The gastrointestinal tract is a long, continuous tube running from your mouth to your anus. It …

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bulk cooking saves you time and energy. Tips from Akeso Health

Bulk Cooking – Why is it helpful?

Bulk cooking is what people with large crowds or families do, right? When I say bulk cooking, do you think of a giant 10 litre pot on the stove or eating the same meal 7 nights in a row? It really isn’t like this and suits all sizes of families and lifestyles. Let me walk …

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healthy snacking questions to ask yourself

5 questions for healthy snacking

Your meals are healthy and you’re moving your body regularly, but you’re not achieving your health goals, is it because you’re not practising healthy snacking? Snacking, especially un-healthy snacking can creep in and get in the way of what you’re trying to achieve. Maybe you’re thinking, it isn’t much, or it’s only an occasional thing…but …

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Vegan Pickled Beetroot recipe Akeso Health

Kid Approved Pickled Beetroot

If your kids love tinned beetroot, then they are going to love this recipe for pickled beetroot. But don’t leave it all to the kids, adults love it too. And the best bit is, it’s great for your gut and your liver thanks to the apple cider vinegar and the nutrients in the beetroot. Win-win! …

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vegetables and dollar signs

Budget friendly whole foods eating for families

Last blog I talked about what healthy eating is, which is all well and good, but how do we make this budget friendly? So here I am, ready to share how we eat a healthy, whole foods budget friendly diet. One of the most common reasons I hear from people for not eating as healthy …

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Healthy Burger

Healthy Decisions When You’re Out

Healthy eating at home is one thing. It’s easier when you’re in control of what’s available, but eating out, especially while traveling, can sometimes put a strain on our healthy eating habits.  Travel and meals out are a part of modern life — and quite enjoyable, don’t you think?! (Maybe not so much with toddlers …

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Endocrine Disruptors

Endocrine disruptors – minimise your exposure

Endocrine Disruptors. Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals. EDCs. What are these things with the name that makes them seem destructive, troublesome, unruly, unmanageable and out-of-hand? Our endocrine system is responsible for the production of hormone messengers (for example, oestrogen and testosterone) that regulate various functions of our body by acting on certain tissues and/or organs. Endocrine disruptors …

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