Love your mum? ME TOO! We love your mum (because she's totally deserving) so much, we've got the mother of all mothers day giveaways to share with you. We want to share the love, get you involved at helping us spread the wellness word and for helping me, that special Mum in your life could score this bundle of goodies! It doesn't necessarily have to be your mum either – just somebody you love like a mother that you think deserves good things!
We've gone all Oprah on you today… you're all going walk away with a pair of…. Miracle Goggles! No seriously – you're going to need to watch and see how you can claim your own pair. Not. Even. Kidding.
I may sound as though I've lost my marbles but really – you're going to need to watch this one to find out more. All I will say is this; your thoughts create your reality – and just 3% of your thoughts are conscious thoughts. Changing your mindset will help change your thoughts – conscious and unconscious so that those other 97% can catch up and be positive chatter rather than negative. Rightio – off you go. Go make your own reality.
Want in? I've got a secret. We aren't all built the same, we have different constitutions, we live in different environments and well, what we require nutritionally probably isn't the same as your favourite supermodel (let's not forget, there are truly some genetically gifted people out there too). Recently I jumped over onto the whole raw food wagon because well… why not? But I had to slap myself in the face with a bunch of kale one morning, I'd gone overboard, making too many cold smoothies and eating too much raw, cold food. Something had happened to me on my juicing bandwagon. The effects of my raw ways had made an impact and my skinny jeans told me so. I'd gained weight. And so, I learn't me a good lesson – I had to get myself back on track – back to my old ways of eating and refresh my mind to just how chinese medicine see's the gut. I had to get back to my roots. Those 5 foods that are making us fat and infertile, they're coming up, but first here's a refresher from a few weeks back that we must remember to better understand why;
This wintery weather has me climbing the pantry, hoping that something good looking and oh so delicious might just jump out. You too? I know, welcome to winter. We want food. Lots of warm nourishing food. It's perfectly normal for our bodies to crave wholesome hearty foods moving into winter – something just like Lola's apple crumble. How good does this look? Lola shares her recipe today to take us into the weekend. And because it's all about being awesome – you can watch her clip below and see just how she likes to put it all together.
Preheat oven to 180°C.
6 large granny smith apples, peeled, cored and diced into 2 cm pieces
1 lemon, juice only
1 vanilla pod, seeds scraped
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
2 cups almond meal
1⁄2 cup flaxseed meal
1 teaspoon nutmeg
2 tablespoons coconut sugar
1⁄4 cup extra-virgin coconut oil, melted
1⁄4 cup chopped, macadamia nuts
1⁄4 cup flaked, almonds
Place the apples in a pie dish with lemon juice, vanilla seeds and 1 teaspoon of cinnamon. Mix until apples are evenly coated.
In a bowl combine almond meal, flaxseed meal, nutmeg, remaining cinnamon and coconut sugar. Stir in coconut oil and mix well until mixture resembles sand.
Cover apples with topping mixture and place in oven. Bake for 40 minutes or until apples are tender and topping is golden. Sprinkle over chopped macadamias and almonds. Serve with a scoop of organic coconut ice cream from a health food store, or some biodynamic whole-milk yoghurt.
My number one hands down most asked question… "how the heck do you do everything you do!?" Answer in short. I don't. I have an amazing team around me and Amelia Williams who I'm introducing to you right now, is one of these little gems on my side. Amelia is my social media manager and some. She's makes my life so easy. Social media is one busy gig. You'd be forgiven in thinking I sit on facebook all day. Well now, the cats out of the bag… Amelia manages it all – ok, I do share the task a little, but much of what you see on there is her. It's just one way we can keep spreading the message and reaching every woman that deserves a chance at being the 'better her.' So it's time to learn about one of the women who make me a better person. I'm so grateful for finding Amelia!
Here's something a little different. Today we're answering a few of the questions that have come up over the past few months about us here at healthtalks; you know like do we colour our hair (guilty… you'll learn a little about me and my hair in this episode actually) and what sort of make up we wear.
I've a question. Do you read my blog locked in your closet with the door shut – fearful somebody may catch you red handed and drop you into the 'infertile' basket? If so – damn girlfriend! But maybe, you're not alone. Perhaps my message isn't getting through and what better time to revisit my vision than the present moment. You see – my crusade is and has always been to deliver up to the minute information on wellness, women's health and fertility. But lets revisit that F word. It's nothing to shy away from. Fertility doesn't equal babies. Fertility of your body isn't any different to fertile soil. It's the potential to make the babies, not the lack of ability to do so.
Oh wow wee! I can hardly believe what I'm seeing. This looks totally divine. And for all my happy cleansers out there – thank me later! Get onto this one guys – this is from Lee's book who you met on wednesday. Super Charged Food not only has this stunning recipe but also a swag of other delights. Happy Friday.
4 organic eggs
¼ cup coconut milk
2 TBS coconut oil
1/2 cup boiled filtered water
1 tsp. gelatin
½ tsp. stevia powder
1/4 tsp. nutmeg
1/4 tsp. cinnamon
1/3 tsp. cardamom
Pinch Celtic Sea Salt
1 tsp. Vanilla extract
In a measuring jug place four tablespoons water and sprinkle gelatin, let soak for a minute
Place eggs into blender and add coconut oil
Add the gelatin in water to the blender and then add remaining boiled water slowly and the remainder of the ingredients making sure that the blender is on a low speed
Pour the custard into a bowl and freeze for one hour until set then transfer to the refrigerator to chill
Serve chilled in parfait glass topped with crushed almonds and enjoy
Look who I was lucky enough to jump for 5 minutes of her time. Lee Holmes! What a delight this super talented woman is. She's the author of Super Charged Foods – she's teaching people how to eat themselves healthy. She's a mum on a mission, to supercharge your life! She has a site dedicated to her crusade - Supercharged Food. Just like me, she is all about showing people it is possible to take charge of their own lives, to get healthy and to get educated and she provides a library of resources on her site. Food plans, recipes, books, advice – just go check it out for yourself! But before you do – here's 2 minutes with the clever beauty.
My 2 mins with the beautiful Lee Holmes
1.) What do you love most about your job?I love meeting and connecting with people and sharing each other's knowledge
2.) I'd love to know your fave quote? Thus times do shift, each thing his turn does hold; New things succees, as former things grow old.
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Owner of The Pagoda Tree - Melbourne's Home of Women's Health, Traditional Chinese Medicine & Alternative Therapies. Dr of Traditional Chinese Medicine Acupuncturist, Natural Fertility Educator, Writer and Blogger. Wife, Mother, Daughter, Sister, Family lover & Friend. Lover of Natural Health & Living.