Today on healthalks we're sinking our teeth into the organic versus conventional food discussion.
I don’t have a preferred contraception. They’re all seriously nasty and come with a monster list of side effects, complications and troubles. The copper IUD is one many women turn to because it doesn’t contain ‘synthetic’ hormones. We visited the mirena a few weeks back – you may like to take a read of that here.
The copper IUD is a small intrauterine device that prevents pregnancy (see below image).
I enjoyed the most delicious fig tart at a delightful dinner party with on of my BFF's last weekend. It was in fact, a greek inspired gorgeous spread. She had made this one pictured above and it was to die for.
I've modified the recipe to make it a little more fertile friendly. And know this :: figs are great for making amazing semen. Enjoy my fertile friends!
Today I'm asking for your help. I need people to hear this message. I need people to know the truth. My heart longs for people to make educated decisions and not be bullied or tricked into avenues that may not suit them. I ask you today, to share this post and from the bottom of my heart I thank you. You're going to change somebodies life by doing so – you are living by the affirmation – 'be the change.' Go be it.
Up to 60% your ability to conceive today, relies on your man having whipper snipper sperm. That's a fair chunk of the puzzle when you consider most fertility treatments jump straight onto getting the lady parts happening with little thought for sperm quality. Since coming back from maternity leave (it's nearing 1 year) I have seen one good semen analysis. ONE! That frightens the pants off me… There's a lot of couples coming through my doors desperately seeking answers as to why they aren't falling pregnant. Poor semen quality is such a rising trend, at times you'll find me in clinic making a b-line toward daddy – the truth is, his sperm need to be in tip top order for conception and beyond.
Seems I'm always the guinea pig. If it's not Jess talking me into an enema, she got me in my dressing gown getting myself into oil pulling… and we've already visited the risk involved with sneezing whilst multitasking!
Talk about feeling the love! You may have seen across social media, the event of all loved up events – the Self Love & Sisterhood evening held here in Melbourne last thursday. Two of my beautiful wellness sistas (and healthtalks co-hosts), Jess Ainscough and Mel Ambrosini joined forces with Tara Bliss and Amanda Rootsey to sit before us, share their own journey's to really break down their own meaning of self love. All four girls shared similar philosophies, they opened up their hearts (there were tears too) and poured the love out to the audience.
Here's what I took away from the evening;
You know my wellness sista and beautiful friend Melissa Ambrosini (in fact I was with her last night at the Self Love and Sisterhood event! Winning!!). You've met her on healthtalks and she's featured on my site before. She's the girl that teaches people how to fall in love with themselves, get healthy and quit the destructive monkey chatter. She's beautiful, has a massive heart, and just like me, she's on a mission to help women be a better version of themselves! I've asked her to share a recipe for our Good Food Friday Treats. You're in for a treat; meet Mel's Raw Chocolate Cherry Brownie!
It's that time again! Did you know over 500 people have done my gentle cleanse programme since January? That's a lot of healthy guts! And because I do love your guts THAT much – I'm giving you another chance this side of winter to get you little body firing into the cooler months.
Not familiar with my program? My gentle cleanse really is an easy, basic cleanse that anybody can do at any stage of their life. Pregnant women can join in as can those Breastfeeding. If you have a specific ailment and you're unsure, just email us to ask. The cleanse is set up to support you through 5 days of getting your digestive system squeaky clean. You may not know that plaque and gunk build up, even in the healthiest of guts. The gut goes into overdrive to trap toxic matter to make sure you don't get sick. These daily toxins we are exposed to, be it in the air we breathe or the water we wash in, even some of the foods we eat and simple daily happenings take their toll and will without doubt make us sluggish. And because we don't live our lives in bubble wrap, we have to find ways, like cleansing, to help our bodies 'pop' and have a good dredge every now and again.
So how do we do this? We use cleansing techniques to assist your body in getting clean. It is NOT a fast or a bird seed regime – we eat foods that are detoxifying and very easy to digest so your system gets a little holiday and we restore with nourishing ingredients. We give you tips and ideas on how you will feel and what to do if you're struggling. It's all mapped out for you in a easy to understand program – and here's the most important part; we start Monday 15th of April.
You'll notice that this cleanse is slightly different that the summer cleanse. As we move into winter, our bodies requirements change – and so, we need to adapt the recipes to reflect this and support your body as much as possible. You'll find a lot more warming recipes and some tips moving into the cooler months. Some of the golden oldies are still there for your eating pleasure. It's all about fitting in with our environment and adapting to best support overall body function.
SO share this with your friends – get everybody in before winter comes – we take a break from cleansing in winter, so this may be the last before then (unless I continue to be inundated). I'm so thrilled of just how many people love these cleanses!
Remember, we kick off April 15th – to register, email us at email@example.com.
After the easter indulgence it's the perfect time to get healthy, rid of cellulite, tone up and get that flat tummy you've been begging for!
I'm a little excited to share with you today the master minds behind everything you see of mine design wise. These girls helped me create my e-book Fertilise Yourself, they help my site here look pretty, they designed our healthtalks logo, my media kits, advertising kits… the list goes on and on! Some of you have asked me who has helped me with my design and so I thought I'd share a little about the team that make me look good! At the time when Fertilise Yourself was being designed, I was fortunate to have Sarah Wilson's amazing personal assistant work for me a couple of days a week – the lovely Jo Foster (god I miss her). Jo lead me to Sea Thru – because Sarah had done her first book with them and I love Sarah and I love her book… turns out, I automatically fell in love with Sea Thru!
For those of you interested in getting some design done around your 'stuff' (whatever that may be), I have found it valuable to have the support of a great design team who get 'me'. So take a read – my 3 minutes with the girls from Sea Thru.
"say it with me kids – keeen waaah"
Some of us are so MAD about quinoa… we're making a week of it! The girls jumped into the kitchen and got quinoa crazy – there's a big chance you'll be inspired to get your cook on after watching this, ESPECIALLY if you have over indulged over the easter break. In fact, we didn't realise just how much we loved it until we realised just how many quinoa recipes we've featured! Chances are, you've made one of those if you're a human with tastebuds.