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Book Review - Medical Medium by Anthony William

I’ve been meaning to write about this for a while….it’s a goodie. If you’re interested in optimal health, have been looking to get well but have so far not had answers or results, are diagnosed with labels for a type of chronic disease, or just enjoy a fascinating read then this book is for you. I wholeheartedly agree with Gwynny that there is something other worldly about Anthony. There’s no doubt about that. And being guided by Spirit of the Most High yes sounds a bit wacky – ...

May 23, 2018

C sections, what really happens?

I’ve got some friends about to have babies, and some are looking likely situations for c sections. I’ve had three, so naturally, I’m fielding some questions about it. So – I just thought I’d write about it! All of my three were different circumstances so while the c section procedure was same same but different, they were, well – same same but different! Spoiler alert – these are not horror stories. So if you’re having a baby soon it’s prob unlikely you’ll feel freaked out af...

April 9, 2018

The Mooncup perspective from a rookie

Okay I did it. I finally gave the mooncup a go. Disclaimer, if you don’t wanna know actual details then stop reading now. Yeah I’m a bit late to the party on this front, and you’d think being a healthy hippy I’d have been on it years ago. Well, I’d have thought so too. As an explanation (I was going to say defence but that didn’t sound quite right), and I feel like I need to do one because it feels like it’s a bit inexcusable to not be on the wagon these days (the power of marketin...

March 14, 2018

A minute with Misty... Wellness Warrior Wisdom from the Potions Master at Misty Day Plant Potions

In our first edition for the year (Yes I know it's already mid February but some of us are still getting into the swing of things...) we have a minute with Misty. Or more accurately, a few minutes learning about this Magickal potion brewing Goddess behind the scenes of Misty Day Plant Potions.If you're not already a fan of Misty Day Plant Potions, boy are you missing out! These are a must have in your daily ritual, in my humble opinion. How did you become a magical botanical Alchemist? I don't k...

February 16, 2018

Wellness Warrior Wisdom - with the first bloke of the series - meet Hayden - Mr Vigour & Vitality!

Introducing Hayden Booker, Holistic Nutritionist and the creator of amazing Nut Butter company Vigour Vitality. I caught up with Hayden to get his take on holistic health and to find out what his secrets for VITALITY. Have a read! What first led you to study nutrition? I actually went to Massey University to study Sport Science (BSc) after I finished NCEA Level 3 at Rotorua Boy’s High (2008). I then realised in my first semester that most people work towards a double major to make the most o...

November 1, 2017

Wellness Warrior Wisdom - an Interview with Tania "Magic Hands" Kahika-Foote

Introducing Tania aka Magic Hands, as some in the know in the Far North call her. Tania has many talents in the holistic health department, but her biggest passion as a healer is in massage therapy. She is technically a Soft Tissue and Clinical Sports Massage Therapist and you'll find her at Strength and Soul in Whangarei - or on her page on Facebook - (Tania Kahika-Foote Massage & Wellness @TaniaKFMassage). She was recently elected onto the Massage New Zealand Executive in August as the Re...

October 25, 2017

A side of placenta...

Well – encapsulated...(same same but different?!) Growing up on a farm in rural New Zealand I witnessed the miracle of birth many many times. I also saw my parents assist the cows as they gave birth when there were complications. One occasion that springs to mind is when I saw the head of a calf coming out, but it was covered by what I only knew at the time as afterbirth. The still yet to be born calf was at risk of suffocating, being unable to breath so I snuck as quietly and gently as I c...

October 13, 2017

Wellness Warrior Wisdom

Introducing Karina – the creator of Womens wellness community Balancing Act. Karina hosts unique urban retreats in Aucklands eastern ‘burbs. Each of the soulful retreats have a different focus but with the same underlying theme of nourishing women and their mind, body and soul. As a Mum of two, living very far from her native Cairo, Karina knows all too well the art of balancing! We caught up with Karina to get the low down on her approach to wellness. Read on!...

October 4, 2017

Wart IS that?

Warts.  Weird, bumpy, strange growths that no-one really wants, or likes.  Other than they are caused by the HPV virus I’ve never known a lot about them. Except that they can be horrible to look at, causing most people (including the wart owner) to recoil in horror at the very sight, and VERY painful to remove. I’ve recently had an amazing experience with healing warts with my five year old son that I wanted to share.  It’s the kind of thing that doesn’t seem real as they...

September 21, 2017

Wellness Warrior Wisdom...

Rachel is the Holistic Wholefood Nutritionist and founder of Northland Nutrition in Whangarei, the Gateway to the Bay of Islands, in the Winterless North of New Zealand. A wellness warrior with a truly holistic approach, she’s also the designer of the carefully crafted Organic Smoothie Mixes Dr Green and Ca-POW! (That we have online). Rach has an incredible wealth of knowledge and works with a wide variety of clients ranging from Elite Performance Athlete to Cancer patients and everythin...

September 14, 2017

Our new fave breakfast - Millet Porridge

This is our current favourite breakfast in the house, well, with the kids and I anyway. My husband often writes my dishes off with a ‘don’t like that’ without even trying, which is not realllllly a great example to set to the kids when I’m trying to get them to try different things! He’d go for an eggs benedict any day of the week I’m sure, but I send him off to work with a nutrient dense smoothie instead (‘cause that’s what Tom Brady would do right?). Anyway, I digress. Millet...

September 7, 2017

Trying to understand the male brain

The way our minds work has always been an area of fascination for me. In my corporate life I’ve worked in recruitment and development for many years, and have been trained in many leading psychometric profiling tools. Interpreting and providing feedback on the profiles is something I’ve really enjoyed – particularly when used for development purposes. In my experience of doing the profiling myself, and also from going through feedback sessions, the tools are incredibly accurate. My eldest...

September 7, 2017

A good choc chip cookie

I’ve been involved in baking in some form or other my entire life. My Mum used to bake a lot, my Dad used to make and ice all our birthday cakes, and with four older sisters there was always someone cooking something in the kitchen. The Edmonds cook book in our house, like many others in NZ, was a bit of a bible. From the banana cake to the cinnamon oysters, the classic scones to the cheese sauce and one of my all time faves the zucchini pie (which isn’t really a pie..!) we made it...

July 28, 2017

Combatting Croup

Croup Croup – it's rough. It creeps up on your poor, unsuspecting child like a ninja quietly ninja'ing in the night. My kids are ninjago mad in case you couldn't tell. Your kid can seem totally fine by day – and then night time hits - and boom – before you know it your child is distressed, freaking out, coughing horrifically, struggling to breath well, and needing a lot of care and attention. What exactly is croup? Croup is caused by a viral infection of the larynx (voice box) and t...

June 27, 2017

Last night's dinner turns into todays breakfast

BBB PANCAKES We LOVE pancakes, my kids would eat them everyday if I had the time to make them. We've experimented with all sorts, and we all have different favourites. We also love soup. Especially at the moment when the nights are cooler and all you want is a belly full of warm deliciousness. How are these two related, you might ask? Well – I'll tell ya. Butternut pumpkin is in season at the moment, it's hearty and delightfully sweet.It's also relatively cheap – generally stuff th...

June 11, 2017

Gold + Myrrh + Frankincense...

Frankincense – the revered KING of essential oils, not an easy reputation to uphold over thousands of years, but it has! I can barely contain myself writing this, because I'm totally obsessed with Frankincense essential oil but before we get too far into it, it's probably wise to do a slight recap on what essential oils are, precisely. The use of essential oils dates back thousands of years and over this time more and more is being discovered about the potency and value of these oils. Y...

May 17, 2017

Just sipping on my ionised water...

Just sitting here sipping on hot ionised water...as you do! As I sit here typing this, I'm listening to the sound of my mountain spring water bubbling away, looking out the window at the overgrown pines swaying about in what seems like almost a grey winters day, in early January, wondering what on earth has happened to summer... My older kids have excitedly gone off to high tea with their Dad at the majestic Chateau Tongariro, all dressed in their outpost shirts which is pretty much our fami...

April 29, 2017

Back to basics

I've been asked a bit lately, what are my top tips for being healthy? Immediately many things spring to mind, but I remind myself to always find out the motivation behind the question. Is it to lose weight? Is it to feel healthier? Is it for more energy? Is it all of the above? I could start waffling on about the importance of cleansing your colon for optimum health, about magnesium and why it's important to supplement it, why you should sip on hot ionized water, and why you should be brew...

April 28, 2017

Asafoetida - a well kept secret

I had never heard of Asafoetida until I was working with an Indian woman a few years ago. She is a Mother of four and I was heavily pregnant with my second child. She spoke of it so highly, she had been using it her whole life and used it on her children as well, even as infants so I decided to get some and try it for myself. I love hearing about new remedies or tips and tricks to do with health, especially when they can help with young children and babies. I could feel that she was so passi...

April 28, 2017

That's some high quality H20...

By now we all know that we need to keep hydrated.But what you may not consider, is the importance of the QUALITY of the water you're drinking. I assure you – not all water is created equal. The human body is 75% water and 25% solid matter. To nourish, eliminate waste, and perform all the trillions of activities the body needs to do, we simply NEED water. You can go around 30 days without food, yet only three days without water.It is that essential. It keeps us going.It never ceases to am...

April 28, 2017

What the Holistic is that?

What is Holistic Health? We all hear this term being bandied about, but what does it actually mean? And how can I use this approach to improve my overall health and wellbeing? In my opinion, to reach a state of health, wellbeing and also vitality, you need to look at all aspects of one's lifestyle. The body, mind and spirit all need to be in balance to achieve and maintain vitality, and any deviation in energies from any of these areas can cause issues. For example you could be physica...

March 13, 2017

Wholefood Pancakes

To say my boys and I are pancake fans is an understatement. In the winter time we're likely to be having either pancakes or porridge for breakfast. In summer they're a treat enjoyed with fresh strawberries from the garden or markets. I tend to make a few extra to go in their lunchboxes. I have experimented with a lot of flours, there are many that work well with this recipe – rice flour if you're wanting gluten free, buckwheat if you're wanting paleo, however you will need to adjust the li...

December 3, 2016

Kumara Coconut & Quinoa Curry

This is a personal favourite of mine. My children will eat it if not too spicy, so I will make a batch, serve theirs, then season mine and enjoy the leftovers by myself the next day. This recipe is alkalising, which is great as in todays society so many of us, due to both what we eat and toxins in our environments are more on the acidic side of the pH balance. Being more alkaline than acidic has many health benefits, illness is less likely to thrive in an alkaline environment, so I consciousl...

December 3, 2016

My breastfeeding tips

Let's talk about milk, baby... Breast milk, that is. Keeping up a healthy supply for your baby is not always easy, but the good news is that there are many things you can do to naturally boost your supply. I'm currently exclusively breastfeeding my six month old son.He's my third child, and I breastfed my other babies until 12 months first time around and 14 months with number two. I've had to pick up a few tricks in the process and thought I'd share what worked for me, because you never ...

November 27, 2016

The buckwheat seeded loaf you need in your life

I'm such a fan of seeded loaves. I'd drive to the other side of town especially to buy one (and the raw treats if I'm being completely honest). Or I'd sometimes pick up a loaf at the markets. I felt like I could never make a loaf as good as these, until my friend introduced me to this incredibly simple recipe. Not only is it nutrient dense, filling, and delicious, it's also incredibly easy to make. And cheap. We worked out it is probably around four odd bucks a loaf – and that's organic pric...

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