Vaccinations – For or Against?

37-year-old Amy Parker wasn't vaccinated as a child. That decision made her adamant to inoculate her children. Whatever your take on vaccinations is, this poses a very interesting argument. … [Read more...]

10 easy, healthy lunchbox ideas

We dusted off our lunchboxes this week as my girls returned to their various preschool activities after the summer holidays. On Monday I certainly struggled to think of good lunchbox fillers and have been trying to put more thought into it as the week has gone on. My eldest daughter needs a packed lunch four days a week now. Ideally I'd love these lunches to be varied, healthy, homemade, tasty and desirable, without being too stressful for me to put together. To me a healthy lunch is one full of real food and real ingredients. I try to limit the amount of refined white sugar, refined white … [Read more...]

Bugged by Allergies

More research has been published showing the relationship between the microbes that live in the gut and the development of allergies, asthma and eczema. Human beings are covered – inside and out – by bugs: bacteria, yeasts, parasites and likely viruses as well.  In fact human cells are outnumbered 10:1 by microbial cells (that is we each have 10x as many microbes on us and in us as we do human cells)!  This collection of microbes is called the human microbiome.  This microbiome plays many essential roles in our health and wellbeing, or lack thereof.  With a healthy microbiome we … [Read more...]

How I helped my bottle-fed baby through reflux

Our first daughter, Lily, was always the picture of health and didn't get her first sniffle till she was18 months old, despite being put on antibiotics at birth for a suspected Strep B infection. When our second daughter, Sophie, was born naturally without antibiotic or drug intervention, I felt sure she would follow in her sister's healthy footsteps. This meant I was totally unprepared for dealing with reflux and the associated health issues Sophie had. Because Sophie was mostly bottle-fed (due to my lack of supply), I felt stuck as to what I could do to help her. I examined ingredients … [Read more...]

Introducing Spirulina Blue

INTRODUCING THE NEXT GENERATION SPIRULINA…… LIFESTREAM HIGH PHYCOCYANIN SPIRULINA BLUE Spirulina is an incredible algal plant superfood; the remarkable thing about Lifestream Spirulina Blue is that it contains 23% PURE PHYCOCYANIN – 50% more than other Spirulinas. Phycocyanin (pronounced: fīkōˈsīənin) provides the blue pigment in Spirulina. Phycocyanin provides high anti-oxidant benefits and supports the body’s ability to control inflammation. Phycocyanin also protects the liver and kidneys and helps with detoxification. Spirulina Blue is also high in bioavailable Vitamin … [Read more...]