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But I don't smoke near the kids!

Over the years we have had many clients who have queried why their children seem to suffer one cold after another. Girlfriends who have said, “but why does Sammy keep getting ear infections?” Sometimes, the long-term lifestyle choices we make as adults are so unconscious that we literally miss the impact they may have on…

Smoking and Breastfeeding??

Most of us are aware of the saying “breast is best”, but is this still the case if a mother smokes? This is a great question and in exploring the answers we will look at the impact of smoking during pregnancy and whilst breastfeeding a growing infant. In offering the latest research on the impact…

How GE Foods threaten our children

Genetic engineering is a food experiment unlike any the world has ever seen. Are we, along with our children merely guinea pigs ? ‘Frankenfoods’ or gentically modified foods have created one of the great controversies of our time and for parents they pose a very real health threat. Interestingly no long term studies have ever…

What is the recommended weight gain in pregnancy??

Next to being fearful that something may be wrong with our developing baby, the greatest fear many women have is whether they are gaining too much weight during pregnancy. So let’s cut straight to the chase… It is my opinion that if couples gain awareness about “real health” prior to conception and focus on being…

Gum/Peridontal/Teeth issues anyone??

I had a client ask recently about any dietary tips for her peridontal issues. A topic that has popped up from time to time. Firstly, here are some general foods that support the health of teeth and gums and finally I have included my summary of various research articles with FOODS Found To Cause Dental…

Hearty, healthy winter recipes…

With winter well and truly upon us, finding inspiration to source and provide simple, wholesome food the whole family will love can feel especially challenging. Here are a few recipes to throw into your repertoire and keep things interesting, hearty and healthy… Spicy winter vegetable soup with coconut sambal Take advantage of what’s in season…

Pregnancy Books

Known as “the new parenting bible”, this Australian Best-Seller offers the most unique collation of cutting-edge information and knowledge on holistic parenting — all in the one book! View pregnancy booksAustralia/NZ StoreUSA/Canada StoreUK/Europe Store If you’re looking for pregnancy books, Well Adjusted Babies is a unique guide for holistic parenting from pregnancy through to early…

Winter recipes – Chicken Congee and Sweet Brown Rice Congee

CHICKEN CONGEE 1 cup white rice 3 cups water 3 cups chicken stock 4 – 6 dried shitake mushrooms (cut tiny) 10 – 20 Chinese red dates (cut tiny) available through a Chinese grocer. Substitute unsulphered dried apricots if red dates are unavailable; about 10 is plenty. 1 Scallion, or a small Onion or 1/2…

Points to consider about different Birthing Methods

In the previous blog we discussed how it could be timely for Australia to consider a new birthing model. One that puts “women’s needs” above the hip pocket of the professional groups that encourage modern births for all women. Enabling us to provide greater safety for all women. Natural births are not for all women,…

Which brands of food to NOT buy when avoiding GE Ingredients?

As parents or guardians who source the freshest, highest possible nutritional items, devoid of chemicals, colourings and additives, most of you will be aware there is another ‘landmine’ we now need to be wary of whilst grocery shopping  – GE or GM foods. We might at times be tempted to throw a Toblerone or Lindt…