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Which fruits have the most pesticides!?!

Have you ever wondered how commercial fruits and vegetables rank against each other for pesticides? Recently I discovered a fabulous website for the Environmental Working Group (EWG) www.ewg.org. The EWG is a not-for-profit environmental research organization dedicated to improving public health and protecting the environment by reducing pollution in air, water and food. The guide…

Lap Days

Many of my girlfriends who have recently started back at work are finding that, much to their great dismay,  their little ones are catching colds and flu’s through exposure to bugs at their crèches and kindergartens. This in turn, creates great distress for these Mother’s, who are compelled to take time off work whilst also…

Happy New Year

Well “Happy New Year” to you all! I hope (should you desire) that you are slowly moving into 2008 without too much rush or haste. Simon and I took the boys to Queensland this year for Christmas to visit my family. We then headed to far north eastern Canada for a dear friend’s wedding. As…

The Cost Involved!!

We had a beautiful week in Northern Canada and Simon and I attribute this to the lovely people who helped host us. In general, Canadians seem very genuine and friendly. As Australians who had left behind glorious summer sunshine, the sudden abundance of snow at times left us feeling rather isolated. Some days, the local…

Will Drugs help you Sleep?

Continuing with our discussion on Sleep Deprivation and Insomnia, “Between about 5 and 10% of people are regularly using something to help them sleep,” says Professor Leon Lack, head of the Sleep Research Laboratory at Flinders University. “About 5% use prescribed hypnotic medications, another 5-10% use over-the-counter prescriptions and an unknown percentage use alcohol.” Interestingly,…

Slowing Down the End of Year Haste

FOR FAST ACTING RELIEF FROM STRESS, TRY SLOWING DOWN! Lilly Tomlin, Actress and Comedienne Interestingly, when I was walking early this morning, my dominant meditative thought was “Thank you Lord, for helping me to be a calm and present partner and mother.” I then observed how those few words struck my core like a nasty…

Creating meals for babies

It can be tricky preparing food for little ones. Particularly when most, if not all kids cook books, include recipes with diary or wheat ‘early on’ (not to mention fish, beans etc).  I have stumbled across some cookbooks for children which were horrifying; recipes for 6 month olds with white flour, potatoes and diary all…

Yummy Lunchbox Recipes

As the year pans out I am definitely suffering from a lack of enthusiasm for creating exciting and nutritious lunch menus. Hopefully some of the following recipes, in addition to the examples offered in the previous “school lunches” blog, will see you through to the end of the year. Good luck Mild Chilli Burger with…

School Lunches

Here is a health initiative I worked on with staff at the boys school, helping to inform ‘Prep parents'(1st year school parents) about healthy school lunch options… As parents, obviously we want the best for our children. It can however be difficult to keep abreast of available health information that addresses their changing needs. Schools…

Candida Overgrowth

Do you have Candida? Many people unknowingly suffer with a candida overgrowth. While it is normal for some of the Candida yeast-like fungi (bacteria) to be present in the body, Candidiasis is a bacterial imbalance which then leads to a yeast infection. Soon after our third son was born-still, I developed signs of a uterine…