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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...]

Saying yes to YOU!

This week I’ve spoken with a number of people who often find they’re dealing with everyone else’s issues, while putting their own lives to one side. Living your Champagne Life fully is about being free to say ‘yes’ to YOU and your priorities (first not last) … and saying ‘thank you’ to others! Sounds simple doesn’t it? Simple, but not necessarily easy … sometimes we may find ourselves feeling trapped in situations we’ve said ‘yes’ to, when we really meant ‘no’. The cost of not saying ‘no’ or not asking for assistance Being unable to say ‘no’ or … [Read more...]

Linking self-worth and net worth!

For those of us down under, an abundance of fresh strawberries in season is usually something we watch everyone else devouring … while we’re all rugged up at this time of year, watching the Wimbledon tennis action on television! Watching Wimbledon is not just about the tennis, it’s about history and tradition, it’s about strawberries and champagne, it’s about acknowledging all the celebrities in the crowd, and it’s about getting in touch with what it takes to have the mindset and self-worth of a champion. With such an amazing standard of tennis this year, many of the top players … [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...]

Chicken, Vegetable & Barley Soup

SLOW COOKER RECIPE 3 Skinless Boneless Chicken Thighs 2 Onions, sliced 4 stalks of celery (don't include leaves) 1 large carrot 1 c each Frozen Peas and Corn 1/2c Barley 1 - 2 sprigs thyme, marjoram or oregano 3 c Salt reduced Chicken Stock 3 c Water 1 Courgette, sliced 4 thick grainy bread Grated Hard Cheese to serve 1 Turn slow cooker on to low. Slice Chicken Thighs and place at base of slow cooker 2 Cover w/onions, celery, carrot, peas, corn, barley and fresh herbs. Pour in Stock and water and cover with lid. 3 Cook 5 - 6 hours. Stir once and add courgette 30 minutes before … [Read more...]