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Sugar-free Easter Recipes

DIY Easter chocolate

Those who know me know that I have an incredibly sweet tooth and LOVE chocolate. From age 5 I’d eat so much in one go that I’d give myself a migraine… needless to say by age 6 chocolate was banned from the house aside from Easter time. Easter became more exciting than Christmas for me.

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5 Tips to Help You Eat Healthy and Live A Vibrant, Healthy Life This Autumn Season


One thing we can always be guaranteed of in life is change. Nature reminds us of this in the ever-changing rhythm of the seasons. Our weather has certainly changed. The temperatures have become cooler and the days are shorter. The morning air is brisk, and it’s time to start thinking about winter jackets and woolly hats.

Those long, summer days of bright berries, crisp salads and succulent fresh fruit are almost behind us. While you might be disappointed to see the last of the summer salads, there are a plethora of yummy foods for you to choose from in Autumn.

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Venomous Botox Alternative

Some grow old gracefully, while others fight and scratch the whole way. It’s an innate part of human nature to want to stop the ageing process, especially when it comes to our appearance. So, what if I told you there was a natural Botox alternative that doesn’t cost the Earth and is completely pain free…

Made famous by the likes of Kate Middleton, Camilla Parker Bowles and other celebrities, New Zealand Bee Venom Mask has become the anti-ageing beauty treatment du jour, touted as ‘Nature’s Botox’. And for good reason too. When bee venom is applied to skin it fools it into thinking it has been gently stung stimulating collagen production beneath the surface. The collagen production has an instant firming and tightening effect on the skin. Our Nature C Bee Venom Mask has been specially formulated for use as a leave on cream or a wash off mask. I like to apply a small amount each morning before putting make-up on – it plumps up the skin and gives it a healthy glow. Alternatively, using it as a wash off mask twice a week will still give you great results. When first applying the mask you may feel a slight tingle, there’s no need to be alarmed this is just the mask doing its job. The tingling sensation goes away after a few minutes, for some you may feel nothing at all. Results are cumulative so the longer you use the product the better the result.

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Detox Secret Weapon

After a month (or two) of decadence it’s time to say goodbye to the booze, bon voyage to the late nights and good riddance to sugar. Oh yes, it’s detox time and today I start mine.

The biggest mistake many make when embarking on a detox is not easing into it first. Going cold turkey on sugar for instance can spike insulin levels, drag energy levels way down and make you crave it all that much more. So my first detox tip is: Preparation.

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Japanese Potato: Pure Fibre, Zero Calories


Konnyaku (Japanese potato) is a fat-free, zero-calorie food, which has been used in Japanese dishes for over 2,000 years. Japanese potato, also known as the Devil’s Tongue plant, consists of 97% water and 3% glucomannan, a fibre in the form of a viscous substance. It also contains trace minerals like calcium and other important proteins.

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Mercury Fishing


Fish is a staple in my diet. I think I could actually live off tuna sashimi and dark chocolate… maybe add in some C (C Coconut Water) and a few fresh green juices. I’m just a girl with simple needs, well simpler than some let’s just say.

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PHD Cleanse


Indulgent is a word I have used far too often lately when describing meals out and social appointments alike. So last week I chose to practice the virtues of another word… repentance.

My repentance came in the form of PHD Cleanse.

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The Colon Cleanse


There are many different approaches to nutrition, from Ayurveda to Paleolithic, and they all have their own merit. My nutrition philosophy and approach is purely from a digestive perspective. Your digestive system is responsible for eliminating waste and toxins from the body, when this does not happen properly it seriously impacts your overall wellbeing, you may notice slow weight gain, low energy level, headaches, vitamin deficiencies and other such symptoms. Regularly consuming vegetable juices is a great way to help support and maintain healthy digestion. If you’re feeling heavy and bloated or just that your body needs a bit of extra something then you may want to try my colon cleanse recipe using bentonite clay.

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Coconut Health Tonic

Coconut on tree

One of my favourite places to visit whenever I’m in Sydney is The Suveran. The Suveran is a dairy free, sugar free, gluten free, wheat free, yeast free and grain free wholefood café. Sounds bad I know but the food these little hippy geniuses make is to die for. Each perfectly balanced meal is made from a delicious range of superfoods, spices, seeds, vegetables, free-range meats and sustainable seafood. You’ll even fall in love with the half broken ‘vintage’ décor.

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Juicy Fasting

Juice fasting or cleansing has become the detox method du jour and for good reason. Juicing is one of the fastest ways for our bodies to absorb essential nutrients from fruit and vegetables that support our overall health and immunity. Your body needs an array of different vitamins and minerals to sustain good health,juicing is a great way to concentrate those nutrients to get the benefits without having to eat 5 kgs of fresh produce a day.

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