After years of experimenting and trialing this lifestyle these are my favourite items to make life easier….

Himalayan Salt Lamps.

How Do Rock Salt Lamps Work?

 The heat from a lighted salt lamp attracts moisture that is in the air, within this moisture lives viruses, bacteria and moulds. The evaporation of water through salt emits negative ions. How many negative ions a salt lamp or salt candle holder can release depends on its size and how warm a match-lit candle or electric light bulb makes it. Nature produces negative ions to combat air pollution and deodorise. They attract the harmful particles, which are positively charged (Wi-Fi-TV-pollutants) and they balance and neutralize them, so that they lose their damaging characteristics.

In order to breathe in fresh and pure air and protect our health, we want to be surrounded by negative ions. Negative ions stimulate the flow of oxygen to the brain and in this way increase our mental alertness and energy. Think of the air after a storm or the freshness of a waterfall or where the sea meets the land or the mountain meets the air. Salt crystal lamps are natural ion generators, emitting negative ions into the atmosphere. 

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Why is this a good thing?

Negative ions are good for you! Negative ions restore and neutralize air quality. Negative ions can be used to treat illness and improve health. Our homes and offices are filled with electrical appliances and electronics (televisions, computers, florescent lighting, microwaves, heaters, air-conditioners, etc.).

Use of such devices have been blamed for lowering our energy levels, making us feel tired, cranky, and depressed because of their emissions of positive ions. Keeping a rock salt lamp in areas where positive ions are polluting your air space will help neutralize the air you breathe. Balancing positive and negative ions also help reduce airborne infections.

Benefits of Emitting Negative Ions into Your Living Space. 

  • Increase chi (energy)
  • Eliminates allergens
  • Reduces affects of SAD
  • Supports the immune system
  • Boosts serotonin levels
  • Improves mental alertness
  • Removed bacteria and viruses
  • Clears dust and debris from the air
  • Himalayan Salt Lamps harmonise electromagnetic pollution that comes from computer screens and TV’s
  • Himalayan Salt Lamps improve air quality for people suffering Asthma, Eczema, COPD, Bronchitis, etc 

How Many Salt Lamps Should I have?

Like plants, the more Salt lamps you can have in your home and office, the better. Start with at least one or two per room and keep adding.  Salt lamps are an investment in your health. They last forever, are energy efficient and will change the air quality, your health and energy in every room of your house & office. A night-light sized salt lamp would be effective for a nursery. Naturally, the larger an area means a larger lamp is needed so that more negative ions will be emitted. Choosing your lamp is a personal thing as they are all different shapes and colours.

You can buy salt lamps from Salts of The Earth www.saltsoftheearth.com.au

Lets talk Magnesium oil and Epsom salt baths. . .

Most people today are severely deficient in magnesium, getting less than half of what their ancestors did only a century ago because farm soils are generally poor and over framed and most of us don’t eat enough green leafy vegetables- the average needed per adult is 6 cups a day. The modern diet (Standard Australian Diet) of processed foods is also magnesium-deficient and nutrient-deficient and high in sugar which depletes magnesium more from the body. How do you know if you’re Magnesium deficient? If you have any of these you might be: Insomnia, anxiety, hyperactivity, ADHD, restlessness, body odor, constipation, muscle spasms, twitches, soreness, impaired memory or cognitive function, back aches, headaches or migraines, menstrual pain or irregularities, heart palpitations, extreme fatigue, digestive disorders, skin conditions.

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Pharmaceuticals such as diuretics and antibiotics can lead to an increased loss of magnesium from the body. Alcohol consumption has been linked to magnesium deficiency as it uses up so much Magnesium to flush alcohol from the liver.

And a big one . . . . . for every molecule of sugar you consume, it requires 54 molecules of magnesium to process it! No wonder we are deficient right! Basically, sugar leaches vitamins and minerals from your body, including magnesium.

So soak in weekly or twice weekly Epsom salt bath and daily spray Magnesium oil on to your body (not after shaving ladies!) depending on how defendant you are depends on how much it stings at first, but as your body drinks it in the stringing stops and the benefits to this amazing super mineral are: Improves sleep quality. Calms overactive nerves so is good for busy lives or those on the Autism Spectrum as it relieves stress, boosts energy level, strengthens the immune system, hydrates and strengthens skin, helps proper muscle function, relieves aches, pains, spasms, improves bone strength, and protects from loss of bone (osteoporosis).

So why wouldn’t you try this amazing mineral? What have you to loose? It’s a simple product that can help with so many health complaints.

 

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What is a ‘Health Coach’ and how can they help you achieve your goals?

If you have heard the term “Health Coaching,” or “Wellness Coaching” and find yourself wondering what a health coach does and how engaging health coach can help you, then this is the answer . . . Health Coaches support people to help them work towards un-achieved goals in all areas of life, they keep you moving forward not in the past talking over old hurts. Health coaching is different to life coaching which is often solely goals based and does not look at you holistically. It may be nutrition, career, overcoming autism or auto-immune conditions, finance, relationship, exercise and health or any other aspect of their life that they do not feel fulfilled in. It’s my belief that all aspects of your life have to be in balance for true happiness and healing to occur. If one aspect is out it can throw out the others I have tools and personal experience that helps you see this and we work through it together. How I do this is by guiding and creating an environment for you to be empowered to achieve small steps toward your goals. Anything is possible with the right mindset and a supporting guide!

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I work by empowering my clients to embark on this journey to health for themselves, for you to feel excited by Nutrition and see the importance of loving your body enough to fuel it correctly, and take charge of healing YOUR own body, mind and spirit. I teach you the skills to build your mindset with daily practices to become able to deal with any of life’s up’s and down’s and not need another person, place or thing to “fix” you.

Goals and lifestyle changes I can help with are:

  • to empower you to achieve your goals
  • to up-skill you
  • to show you ways that have worked for my family in healing
  • help you find a pathway to heal autism or and auto-immune conditions
  • to save you the 7 years of study and personal ups and downs I had
  • to build up your self esteem and teach you how to love yourself
  • to advise you on your bio-individual nutrition needs
  • to teach you how to use professionals to get results
  • to work alongside your doctor or naturopath to understand result and treatment options
  • to support your whole family and there health and work on getting everyone on board
  • to improve your self-management
  • to teach you how to stay motivated
  • to show you how to live mindfully and a chemical free lifestyle
  • to understand the reason or blockage of why your not where you want to be in life
  • to give you tools to improve your wellbeing
  • to be someone to talk too and someone who will listen un-judgmentally to you
  • to believe and encourage you
  • to have a positive body image just the way you are
  • to strengthen your mind
  • to be someone to make you work hard on your goals
  • to teach you how to incorporate meditation and mindfulness in to everyday busy life

But a Health Coach is not:

  • a shrink
  • a personal trainer
  • a gym teacher
  • a yoga instructor
  • someone telling you what to do
  • someone telling you what your goals should be
  • someone who will make magic happen without hard work from yourself
  • someone who know it all

Only YOU can heal your body. I am just guide to help you see your own power!

Bio-individuality is the most important key to health and wellness. We are not all the same and one lifestyle will not fit us all. This belief leads to despondency and disappointment when you try a diet or exercise and it does not give you the results you wanted. How I work at ‘Nourish To Health’ is to mentor you find your path and to work through your goals in a safe confidential way. I recommend Plant Based Nutritional science based diets, lifestyle choices and exercises that suit your needs at that given time. I work with you to emotionally unblock painful situations that could be causing you to keep failing in your goals and teach you how to plan realistic, manageable goals and achieve them over a time frame we plan together. I do not do the work for you but empower you to achieve them with me guiding you. If you choose to work with me I would take you on a journey to achieve your goals working closely with you on a one to one or via Skype.  I recommend working together between 3-6 months, as there is always highs and lows in a wellness journey and often you get despondent after an initial excitement and need to be encourage to stick to health goals. Weight loss, food intolerances, and depression or nutritional deficiencies take time to correct as does lifestyle changes that are needed to achieve these. I look forward to hearing from you and helping you achieve the health and wellness you deserve. Much love and successes on your health journey and I hope we get to work together when your ready.

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If you connect with my message and approach and feel I could help you on your health journey please email me today on hannah@nourishtohealth.com.au and we can arrange a free 20 minutes Skype consultation to see how we fit together and I will create a plan for you. I work globally via Skype 🌏

Please also join my ‘Detoxing Families – supporting ASD & Behaviours with Raw Foods’ private group too for more advice and a safe sound board to ask questions. https://www.facebook.com/groups/974279649338594/

Blessings and love on whatever path you are on, and what ever stage of the journey you are on . . . we all must start somewhere! 🦋

Hannah Miles

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Understanding food intolerance symptoms and how to get tested.

Food intolerances and allergies is a bit like the old ‘chicken and egg’ scenario trying to work out why you have reactions to certain foods, environmental variables and toxins. Is it because you have a leaky gut or has the food caused the leaky gut? Do you have parasites causing the issues or is it your nervous system out of balance? And do any of those things make you unwell or are they all connected? or is it your mindset and how you look at food and how you talk to your body? or is it that the foods you keep eating are causing your body harm?

Well you can go around the bend trying to work it out on your own. I highly recommend seeing a Bio-medical Doctor or Allergy Specialist to help you find of what your triggers are.  And working with myself to find your bottom beliefs and work on a Bio-individual eating plan low in irritant foods and high in natural healing foods.

As although the carrot or pecan on its own is not the reason your unwell it may be causing you more harm if you continue to eat it. Once your immune system is weak your leaky gut will start to form holes and allow food particle that are to big to get into the blood stream. Causing the body to attack that healthy carrot as if it was a bad bacteria and cause the body to be inflammed. If this continues for a long time without being healed, the body will continue attacking its own good cells not just the bad which is called an Auto-immune condition. Once this starts unless you are sealing and healing the gut, the holes will get bigger and the food you react to will grow and grow until your down to a few “safe foods” and then because your eating them daily the immune style gets weaker and attacks its self more causing more symptoms and more health issues. So really its not about what the food is, but how to heal your gut so you can enjoy all healthy foods again. Working with a good Doctor versed in food intolerance’s to heal your body whilst avoiding the high trigger foods is the key. Although through experience I recommend not removing all of your trigger foods, but to use the rotation method, as if you remove all those foods and only eat a few your body will become immune to those too. I not suggesting you eat foods causing you problems daily but if tomatoes are a really high allergen for you, just have then once a month or so to keep your body used to them and to keep the variety and colour and vitamins in your diet. Often on elimination diets you get very malnutrition and lack the nutrients your body need to heal it self and the brain is starved. But I do believe that if you have ‘leaky gut’ and those with any of the symptoms below have a ‘leaky gut’ of some degree, then limiting dairy to raw or organic and occasionally, only and if you can tolerate it without more symptoms. And strictly NO grains, dairy, sugars of any kind even “natural”, caffeine including chocolate and alcohol till your gut is healed as these foods will keep you from healing and set you back each time you indulge. To help you understand I have compiled a list of food reactions:

  • heart palpitations
  • increased heart rate
  • low blood pressure
  • high blood pressure
  • wheezing
  • allergic asthma
  • acne
  • weight gain and loss
  • excessive sweating
  • rashes
  • hives and welts
  • ADHD and behavioural issues
  • sensitivities to mossy bites
  • eczema
  • psoriasis
  • joint ache and swelling
  • fibromyalgia (muscle pain)
  • water retention-edema
  • week nails
  • hair loss and low growth
  • eye brow and lash loss
  • ear infections
  • mucous in nose ears and throat
  • blurred vision
  • spots and flickers in front of your eyes
  • swelling of eye lids
  • red sore scratchy dye eyes
  • sensitive to light
  • sneezing after food but do not have a cold
  • head aches
  • migraines
  • neck pain
  • smelly discharge and sweat
  • bumps on the back of your arms
  • runny nose
  • frequent colds (more than 1x a year)
  • frequent infections (more than 1x a year)
  • blocked nose
  • brain fog
  • body chills
  • body aches
  • stomach cramps
  • colic in babies (knees up to chest and screaming)
  • bloating
  • constipation- stools green, clay coloured, dry balls, floating or sinking away.
  • diarrhoea
  • undigested food
  • moody
  • depressed
  • anxious
  • mouth ulcers
  • cold-sores
  • vertigo
  • red around the nose and mouth and sore
  • red cheeks in children
  • vomiting and nausea
  • light headedness
  • fainting after food

I recommend the following way to test your child or yourself for allergies and food intolerance’s under supervision of an expert you will get a good list of foods to eat and the ones to have on rotation. And those ones like dairy, grains and sugars to avoid.

A raw food high fruit cleanse based on “80 10 10”- this is  fast way to restore balance in the microbiome and cleanse the body from candida. being high in fruit during the day then a raw said meal at night you allow easy digestion and health carbohydrates to fuel glucose to the brain. This has helped me over come many food intolerance and being variety back in to my diet.once you have done the cleanse you can re introduce foods with a positive mindset and belief work.

Water Fasting under a supervised practitioner– Read Dr Herbet Sheltons books first please or contact me.

Low Dose Immunotherapy- This method of testing will help you to quickly identify and potentially treat your allergies and intolerances so a nutritionally well-balanced diet becomes a more realistic option for you. Over a 3-4 day period in the clinic at ‘Your Health’ Brighton Melbourne you will be tested for 25 plus foods to see how your body reacts. Then reach your bodies level where those symptoms start to switch off. Once the testing is complete you will have your own personalised cocktail with a histamine in it to inject daily. so you can eat those 25 plus foods safely without your immune system switching on to attack them. This gives your body the chance to eat healing nutritious foods to heal your gut. I strongly recommended this treatment for those of you eating just a few foods and reacting to your home and environmental toxins, but it’s expensive at $500 a day and it works along side working with a Doctor to heal your gut and a supplementary plan to work on the bodies deficiencies. For children they use a saline dropper on the tongue so no needles needed. It’s a pain fee easy way of testing your children with true accuracy. http://allergyintolerancetreatment.com

A word about other testing mehtods: Blood test-  Although this gives you up to 80 foods quickly and with little pain and cost, the issue is the blood test will only show what the body is reacting to at the time of the blood test i.e. the foods you eat the most. This does not show a true indication of the body, as the carrot could not be the issue but as its been eaten with the cheese, and the cheese the culprit then your body all attack this food too. Also as I have mentioned if your gut is damaged you will be reacting to most foods. They also promotes avoiding that high food completely and as I have also mentioned that makes the body react to the small amounts of food you are eating. You are better to remove only the big food groups that cause issues like soy, grains, sugars and chemicals and rotate your health’s foods to lessen the load.

Kinesiology Muscle Testing and Vaga Testing – Both of these methods are controversial and you will find people that swear by them and others who knock them down. In my opinion I believe they can work well, but you have to have a great relationship with your therapist as they can sway the results. You also have to be calm and focussed so this can be hard for children and often the results can be varied. I had good results with Vaga testing to help me when I started The Elimination diet but on experience I would have just gone straight to The Gaps Diet. I believe Kinesiology holds many great benefits for releasing energy and helping balance the body but is to varied for food intolerance testing.

My conclusion is to not demonise a particular healthy food but to avoid the worst food groups, soy, grains, sugars and dairy for some and rotate the healthy foods like vegetables, proteins, fruit, nuts and seeds and good fats so your body doesn’t not get used to them and can cope with them in small doses. Whilst and this has to be the most important thing you do . . . work on healing the gut lining and repairing the holes. Taking digestive enzymes can help as will a good probiotic and eating prebiotic foods, raw real foods, fruits and good fats help restore the gut lining too.

An example of this is bananas used to make me angry so I stop eating them completely. Once my gut had healed I added them in again, but now I find blueberries have that effect on me . . why because all I ate was blueberries. Now I have blueberries occasionally and banana occasional with little effect. I try to rotate my foods and always continuer to strengthen my gut and heal my body.

The alternative is you will keep getting more and more intolerant to foods and environments and your body will think its safer to shut down. And as someone who has been there it is not nice and you do not want the T-shirt!

On this blog I hope to show you there are always alternatives to your favourite foods and swapping one for another means you can still enjoy your favourite snack without all the pain and discomfort.

Cleaning out the chemicals from your home.

So you have started drinking green smoothies and eating more vegetables buying more organic fruit and vegetables and you even might be looking at fermenting your own vegetables, or removing grains from your diet. But what about the chemicals you put on the outside of your skin? Your skin is your largest organ and it goes through a lot, but also absorbs a lot. The fumes and toxins in the atmosphere you can’t control unless you are lucky enough to live away from most of us. But the ones you bring into your home and use on your skin you can control.

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Now I’m the first to put on make up, do my nails and dye my hair . . . it’s not about giving up on your appearance just making healthier choices. There are so many great products out there now and even since I started in the organic industry there’re fantastic and stand up against most of the chemical versions.

Becoming used to reading labels and asking questions is key. Remember “Natural” “Organic” and “Sensitive Skin” can be labelled on anything. Another shocking fact I leant to from watching ‘The Human Experiment’ that I strongly recommend every one watch, is that a chemical can be released on to the market, and on the shelves in your local store without any testing to prove its safe!! If YOU the consumer wants to prove its unsafe then you have to fight them in long expensive court battles to win and get it removed. The other thing most people don’t realise is, that say your shower tile foam has been proved safe (which it most certainly has not) when you mix it with your shower screen spray it might then create  another chemical that the vapours are then toxic. You risk your own health using such highly toxic chemical in your home.

Here are a few nasties to look out for: (keep in your purse and check against your products) some you will know and some will be disguised.

Sodium Lauryl Sulfate and Sodium Laureth Sulfate: these are the most toxic ingredients on this list. When used in combination with other chemicals, they can form nitrosamines, a deadly class of carcinogen. They are used to clean engines, garage floors and at car washes. AND still the most popular ingredients for makeup, shampoo and conditioner and toothpaste. Exposure causes eye damage, depression, diarrhea and many other ailments.

Acrylamide: Found in many hand and face creams. Studies suggest it may cause breast tumors.

Talc: has been linked to ovarian and testicular cancer. It can be found in makeup, baby and adult powders and foundation. (so say no to talc when you have your wax ladies)

Fragrance: is a euphemism for nearly 4,000 different ingredients. Most “fragrances” are synthetic and are either cancer-causing or otherwise toxic. Exposure to fragrances has been shown to affect the central nervous system. “Fragrances” are found in most shampoos, deodorants, sunscreens, skincare and body care products.

Alcohol: ethanol, ethyl alcohol, methanol, benzyl alcohol, isopropyl alcohol and SD alcohol and is very drying and irritating for the skin. Alcohols strip away the skin’s natural acid mantle, making you more vulnerable to bacteria, moulds and viruses. May promote brown spots and premature aging of skin.

PEG (Polyethylene Glycol): PEG’s are most commonly used in spray-on oven cleaners and in many hair and skin products. PEG’s main fuctions are to dissolve oil and grease. Thus, on the body, they take the protective oils off the skin and hair, making them more vulnerable to other toxins.

Dioxane: (a synthetic derivative of coconut). Widely used in skin care products. Usually contains high concentrations of 1,4-dioxane, easily absorbed through the skin. 1,4-dioxane is considered a chemical “known to cause cancer.” It is a by-product of the cancer-causing petrochemical ethylene oxide, which is used as part of a process called ethoxylation, which makes harsh ingredients milder.

1,4-Dioxane: is also suspected of being a kidney toxicant, neurotoxicant and respiratory toxicant, among others.

Mineral oil: liquid paraffin, paraffin wax, petrolatum – a petroleum by-product that coats the skin to keep in moisture. It clogs the pores, interferes with skin’s ability to eliminate toxins, encouraging acne and other disorders. Can cause photosensitivity and strips the natural oils from the skin causing chapping and dryness, also premature ageing. Any mineral oil derivative can be contaminated with cancer causing PAH’s (Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons). Skincare manufacturers use mineral oil because it’s cheap.

DEA (Diethanolamine), MEA (Monoethanolamine), TEA (Triethanolamine): These three chemicals are hormone-disrupting chemicals that can form cancer-causing agents, research indicates a strong link to liver and kidney cancer. They are commonly found in shampoos, soaps, bubble baths, sunscreens and facial cleansers. It’s often the sun burning the sunscreen and mostirizers that causes skin cancer not the sun its self.

Phthalates and Parabens
Banned by the European Union in 2003, phthalates and parabens are a group of chemicals commonly used as preservatives in cosmetics and pharmaceuticals. They keep hairsprays sticky and bacteria and fungus out of things like nail polish and perfume. Both have demonstrated themselves to be carcinogenic and particularly linked to breast cancer endocrine system, as well as causing allergic reactions and skin rashes.Also known asinterfere with the body’s endocrine system, as well as causing allergic reactions and skin rashes.Also known as methyl, propyl, butyl, and ethyl widely used as a preservative in skin care products (including moisturizers)

Phenol carbolic acid: Found in many lotions and skin creams. Can cause circulatory collapse, paralysis, convulsions, coma and even death from respiratory failure.

Rancid natural emollients: Natural oils used in skin care products should be cold pressed. When oils are refined, they are stripped of vital nutrients and also contain poisonous trans fatty acids. Natural oils can also go rancid if kept past their use-by date.

Toluene: Made from petroleum or coal tar, and found in most synthetic fragrances. Chronic exposure linked to anemia, lowered blood cell count, liver or kidney damage, and may affect a developing fetus. Butylated hydroxytoluene (BHT) contains toluene. Other names may include benzoic and benzyl.

Triclosan: An anti-bacterial agent, widely used in skin care products (also used in weed killers). There is evidence to suggest triclosan may contribute to creating strains of bacteria that are resistant to antibiotics, due to its wide use in skin care products. (no anti-bacterial hand wash, or hand sanitizers or soaps)

Petrolatum: is a petrochemical that contains two well-known carcinogens: Benzo-A-Pyrene and Benzo-B-Fluroanthene. As you might imagine from a petroleum derivative, petrolatum prevents the skin breathing and excreting.

I know this list seems long but they are good at adding chemicals under new names and adding them into the organic natural ranges too. 

 A few products I use:

I have changed to Butter nail polish and Prissy nail polish as a better alternative. And there are more natural nail polish removers on the market now.

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 I change my products especially my shampoo and conditioner depending on where I buy it but they always are free from the nasties.

I love Theres Kerr Divine tooth mouse and mouth wash and her deodorant really works and my husband loves it too (that was hard getting him away from roll on cheap brands).

http://divinebytheresekerr.com

or doTERRA onGUARD tooth gel to which you can purchase through me on hannah@nourishtohealth.com.au

Vanessa Megan essential oils pufume as I had not worn perfume for 2 years and missed it so was so happy to find this one to use form time to time, I also use doTERRA essential oils to make up my own perfume blends.

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I use Colloidal silver for many beauty needs and as a natural Anti-biotics to. I use Witch Hazel as a skin toner and for burns and doTERRA Tea tree for spots or fungal infections, ear aches or water clogged ears and on my nails. Good old coconut oil comes out a lot for a moisturiser to oil pull and mixed with Bi-carb as a heavy duty deodorant for the gym.  Apple cider Vinegar is great toner for the skin and removes sunscreen and lovely in the bath to deeply clean. I use Epsom Salt and Bi-Carb in the bath with doTERRA lavender oil. Cocolove makes https://www.cocoloco.net.au her own sunscreen which is only natural ingredients and really works as a great Sunscreens for the days that are above 25 and for when kinder insist on the boys wearing it, but mostly we wear hats and cover our skin and use avocado oil, hazelnut and coconut oil which a natural sun blocks of unto SPF 15. Short burst of exposer daily without sunscreen protects your skin from burning and gives you that much needed vitamin D.  (since stopping using mainstream chemical sunscreens I no longer burn and have red sore patches)

I love dry brushing to remove toxins and exfoliate my skin and use a glove I can wash or a brush and change it regulay.  Followed by magnesium oil to keep my levels up or magnesium flake baths.

I go to a organic hair salon in Mullumbimby to have my hair dyed and they use as natural as possible hair dyes.

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I discovered Ere Perez make up about 8 years ago and have loved it ever since. It’s range keeps expanding and holds up to most professional ranges without the harmful chemicals or nasty animal products. I also like Dr Hauschka and Eye of Horus mascara is amazing  too.

http://ereperez.com

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As with food, swap 1 product a week and slowly make the changes. It’s not about rushing to buy it all and throwing everything out.

Please check out Nicole Bijlsma from Healthy Homes. She is the guru on safe homes chemicals and how to rid your home of moulds, toxins and things that can caused long term health complaints and talks about electrical energy wi-fi and the dangers of microwaves. Her book is great.

Using natural products in your home and removing all chemicals and supermarket bands may be the missing key in gaining optimum health and overall wellness you need. Our skin is our largest organ and absorbs every chemical we come into contact with.

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When our health was really bad the boys and I were sensitive to even the most natural of products and we washed our clothes with soap nuts and I cleaned the house with vinegar, lemon and bi-carb. My liver couldn’t cope with smells scents and perfumes and intense smells would make Williams behaviorist problems worsen. We are able to cope with organic essential oils and natural smells now and love the doTERRA range of oils and cleaning products. Luckily there’re are so many great products on the market that are free of Petrol-chemicals and other nasty chemicals and fake sents. I love Kin Kin range. There Dishwasher powder is safe for my family and I don’t have to worry about rinses them before they eat off the plates from the dishwasher. They have a great Laundry range too and washing up liquids. You can get their range through

http://www.naturallyhome.com.au

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http://www.kinkinnaturals.com.au/products.html

Also to clean my house I use the Essentail oil range from Natures Direct. They have a whole range for everything from glass cleaning to their amazing oven cleaner! It’s a concentrated oil that you dilute in water in the bottles they supply, so it last ages. They have brilliant cloths, mops and bits  and bobs to help. If there products work on my oven then they’ll work on any house!

http://www.naturedirect.com.au

I also love doTERRA’s onGUARD’s laundry and cleaning range and using the essential oils around my home in my diffusers and in homemade spare bottles or on my pillows. You can purchase these oils through myself or talk to me about joining the doTERRa family and getting wholesale priced oils and regular free oils.

hannah@nourishtohealth.com.au if you would like to talk more about these amazing oils.

http://healthyhomeguru.blogspot.com.au

Enjoy making the healthy choices and making your home safe x x

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Constipation and relieving it with natural remedies.

Do you suffer from constipation or bloating? This is a horrible painful problem for so many. Your body is being backed up with toxins that cause havoc on your body. So many people live with this for years trying every product from the pharmacy shelf. But have you looked in to your diet and added natural remedies?

We should all be going twice to three times daily with a perfect formed smooth stool that does not float or sink fast below the bowl and with no cracks or as rabbit droppings. These tips could help you.

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A little cheeky image from the NGV!

The best thing you can do is buy a stool or squatty potty stool. By crouching down with your knees up you are in the correct position. Using the toilet without a stool does not open your bowls properly leaving stools trapped. It may seem silly but just by raising you legs up you will notice it will help you empty your bowls.

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The higher your diet is in ripe in season fruit, greens and vegetables and the lower in drying hard to digest grains, dehydrating packaged foods, salts, and alcohol the healthier your bowels will be. Try adding these foods into your daily diet to see if it helps too:

Aloe Vera juice 10-50 ml daily on an empty stomach.

Organic celery and cucumber juice each morning before food.

Beetroot juice in the afternoon away from foods.

Barley Grass powder in your smoothies and green juices.

Orange juice.

1 litre of fresh coconut water each day for 3-4 days.

Magnesium spray on your legs before bed, or magnesium flake baths.

 

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Tips that might help your bloating, flatulence and ease horrid tummy pain.

Herbal teas can help like: ginger, fennel seed, liquorice, tulsi and peppermint tea.

Introducing fermented foods like sauerkraut, kombucha or kefir will help your intestinal track-if you tolerate these foods if you don’t have histamine issues.

Oil Of Oregano‘ diluted in water (email me about buying doTERRA Oregano oil as this the most powerful oil you can buy, it can help with so many things too)

doTERRA DigestZEN either rubbed on the stomach or diluted in water upon waking or before bed on an empty stomach.

Activated Charcoal tablets are a must in your ‘healing first aid box’ to stop tummy bugs or food reactions and help with bloating and flatulence.

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Hannah’s Gut Healing Protocol.

And remember look into why you are constipated. . .

Is it a Leaky Gut?

Not enough green fibrous fruit, greens and vegetables?

Not enough water or too much water or water eaten with food?

Food intolerances?

Are you living in a highly stressed state, environment or lifestyle?

Do you have gluten, grains, sugar, and trans-fat in your diet?

bowlmind

The two are connected work on mindset along side these foods, herbs and supplements to heal your body.

Choosing a positive mindset

You can take back your own health!

To soy or not to soy?

Soy or soybeans, are a type of legume that have been used for 5,000 years in China for food like tofu, tempeh, and edamame beans and also for medicinal purposes. Soybeans are considered a source of protein, and are processed into many meat and dairy substitutes. The main producers of soy are the United States, Brazil, Argentina, China and India. Over 80% of soy in the US is genetically modified, but that’s where almost all of the soy is now grown for our Australian foods, scary huh!!

So many of us have thyroid function issues and so many of us have undiagnosed Hypothyroidism when the doctor’s test comes back fine but we are still having symptoms. This often leaves us wondering why and how we can change this. Dr Mark Hyman has some great tips and advice on his website for this.

Studies are showing the connection to the increase in soy in so many of our foods now and issues with Thyroid function. It’s not just your soy milk latte but products you didn’t know it’s in like shampoo, bulking agent, hydrolyzed plant protein (HPP) or hydrolyzed vegetable protein (HVP), gums, soy Lecithin (chocolate) natural flavorings, Additive/emulsifier 322, stabilizer, thickeners, starch, shortening, and vegetable oils. Basically all packaged foods, especially kids foods.

So why is it so harmful?

Soy contains Phytoestrogens and is higher in phytoestrogens than just about any other food source. Phytoestrogens are plant-based estrogens that mimic estrogen in our bodies. Soy also has Goiltrogens that can disrupt your hormones, which can slow your thyroid down. Many foods are goitrogenic (thyroid suppressing) but soy is one of the worst. Goitrogens work by preventing your thyroid from getting the necessary amount of iodine. If you are low in iodine you will likely be suffering from chronic fatigue, adrenal Burnout and a host of other issue that are hard to correct. Trust me I lived on soy as a vegetarian and I’m in that place now.

It also has something called Phytates which are enzyme-inhibitors that block mineral absorption in human digestive tract. They are naturally present in all grains, seeds, nuts, and legumes. But soy is so high in phytates that it’s almost impossible to get rid of them. Simply soaking soy overnight won’t be enough. But this is why it is so important to soak beans and legumes and most grains to stop bloating and cramps.

Finally soy is rich in trypsin inhibitors. Trypsin is a digestive enzyme we need to properly digest protein. Without enough trypsin, you’ll experience many digestive problems including stomach cramps, diarrhea, and bleeding. You’ll also be leaving yourself open to future problems with your pancreas.

There is studies done showing that an infant taking the recommended amount of baby soy formula is consuming a hormone load equivalent of 4 birth control pills a day! Is it any wonder we’ve seen such a dramatic rise in precocious puberty with young girls starting their periods at 6 and 7! Soy is also found in dairy formulas too. But I hear you saying, you said not dairy? There are still safer alternatives. there are recipes for coconut and avocado bases formulas you an make at home which have the right ratio of fats carbohydrates and minerals to be as close to mothers milk…far closer than cows breast milk!