Jan 19

Is Caffeine Good Or Bad For You?

By Jane

Is caffeine good or bad for you? Some of my most treasured memories are sitting in some magical spot in the world enjoying a good cup of strong coffee. Most recently it was on the shores of Lake Earnscleugh in Queenstown, New Zealand while watching, it seemed, the world pass by and taking in a […]

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Jan 09

Should You Be On A Gluten-Free Diet? 

By Jane

GLUTEN! A word spat from the mouths of those who are following the latest health trend of a gluten-free diet or have learned of gluten’s evils through various health problems. What is gluten and should you be avoiding it? Gluten is a type of protein found in grains like wheat, rye, and barley. It’s responsible for the sticky, elastic […]

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Jan 02

Simple Ways to Plan and Prep Meals When You’re Busy

By Jane

Working out that you can prep meals each week so you can get on with living is like the discovery of the light bulb, illuminating and profound. Do you want to eat healthier, but you’re super-busy and just can’t find the time to research recipes that are healthy? Perhaps you resort to eating out or […]

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Dec 26

How to Eat Healthy While Travelling

By Jane

Do you have trouble with how to eat healthy while travelling? It is that time of year when many women pack their bikini, the beautiful towel they got for Christmas and that book they’ve been meaning to read. They head to the beach to soak up some sun, sip a mojito (sugar-free of course) and […]

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Dec 19

7 Easy Low Carb Christmas Recipes For A Special Christmas Day

By Jane

We love to plan what low carb Christmas recipes we are going to prepare for Christmas day. Everyone has their input and usually, everyone’s needs are met. The rules are it needs to be quick and simple to prepare but something we wouldn’t usually have. I find preparing low-carb Christmas recipes that don’t include sugar […]

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Dec 12

How To Lose Weight For Good: 11 Simple Steps

By Jane

Weight is like that clingy child that hangs on around your middle and won’t let go. You get rid of it for it only to come back in greater bulk and so much more stubborn to remove. If you want to lose weight and get healthy I’ve got your back. We will gently remove that […]

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Dec 05

3 Steps To Clear The Clutter In Your Life

By Jane

Clear Out The Old Before Bringing In The New The theory behind this exercise to clear the clutter in your life is to clear out the old before you bring in the new. If you think about when you redecorate your living room, it’s very difficult to a new couch when you haven’t taken the […]

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Nov 14

My Top Eleven Superfoods

By Jane

Superfoods don’t just have to be for the rich and famous It seems every day there is some new exotic food that some hot-list celebrity eats for breakfast, lunch and dinner due to its super amazing health properties. What I have listed here are your ordinary garden-variety ingredients that have amazing qualities. Make sure your […]

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Oct 17

Possible Reasons Why You Always Feel Tired

By Jane

When you always feel tired your life can be negatively impacted. It may: render you unable to concentrate for any length of time, make the thought of any form of exercise the stuff of nightmares, be the cause of bad moods and anger and possibly even trigger anxiety. If you are suffering from fatigue what […]

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Sep 29

Acne Causes And Remedies

By Jane

Acne causes and remedies are as relevant among teenage women as they are among adult women who are going through menopause. In this post, I have tried to simplify and condense the huge amount of information that is available on the subject. I have luckily not had the misfortune of suffering from acne or skin […]

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Sep 05

Eat According To Your Metabolic Type

By Jane

Your metabolic type determines what how much carbs, protein, and fat you should eat to have optimum health. Do you like sweet or salty foods? Perhaps you prefer a mixture of both. Each of us has a unique metabolism type which means the foods we eat affect our waistlines as well as our personalities. This […]

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Aug 23

How To Have Things To Look Forward To In Every Day

By Jane

In life it is important to have things to look forward to, a holiday in the sun, upgrading that furniture, having family visit, that awesome new show but those are the big ticket items. It is also important to have things to look forward to in every day. Have Things To Look Forward To In […]

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Aug 18

How To Survive Toxic People In Your Life

By Jane

In the early 2000’s Peter and I ran a business where we let a group of toxic people nearly strip us of our power. Peter and I remained strong through the constant bombardment of mental and verbal abuse and eventually managed to extract ourselves but the 3 years of fear for what was coming next […]

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Aug 15

7 Simple And Quick Ways You Can Healthy Up Your Day

By Jane

Doing things a little differently to healthy up your day is easy peasy. I have told my daughters, Molly and Lulu, many times, when they struggling to keep on top of things in life, school work etc. There are some essential things they need to help them through, plenty of water, plenty of sleep and healthy […]

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Aug 08

Low Carb Chilli With Cauliflower Rice

By Jane

At least once a week I make this low carb chilli. It is easily the family favourite.  Pre our low carb diet we always loved our chilli with cannellini beans and generally I would make some sort of bread, preferably corn bread, to soak up the sauce. Now we use cauliflower rice under the sauce […]

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Jul 19

How To Practice Preventative Health Care

By Jane

Practising preventative health care is so much easier than being unwell. “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” or, if you prefer “a stitch in time saves nine”. I remember mum telling me that after she had asked me for the tenth time if I had brushed my teeth and washed my […]

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Jul 11

My Sugar-Free Life Three Years On

By Jane

How this sugar-free life started If you had told me three years ago that by 2017 I would be living a completely sugar-free life I would have likely spat out my triple chocolate brownie in utter disbelief. Three years ago my health was not a priority in my life. I thought if I ate a […]

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Jul 07

My Top 5 Sources For Low Carb Recipes

By Jane

When we first started out on our low carb journey it was difficult to find low carb recipes we liked. We treated ourselves to wicked delights on the weekend. How was I ever going to replace those? What was I going to do instead of potatoes, rice, pasta? I was a little overwhelmed by it […]

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Jul 04

5 Best Free Organisation Apps That Make Life Easy

By Jane

I love being organised. It is what gets my blood pumping and my heart racing that and finding free organisation apps that help me stay organised. Sad? Maybe but your raised eyebrows and declarations of sympathy won’t change that. Fail to plan, plan to fail – Winston Churchill Despite everything I have put in place […]

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Jun 20

5 Free Yoga Videos For Beginners

By Jane

I am currently 14 days into a 30-day free yoga challenge which feels like it will be just the beginning of a very long and enjoyable journey. Yoga is a 5000-year collection of Indian knowledge and wisdom. It is harmonising the body with the mind and breath through the means of various breathing techniques, yoga […]

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Jun 05

5 Tips For Reducing Bloat In Your Life

By Jane

Reducing bloat is an issue that is often talked about in hushed tones amoung the women in my circle of friends. I hope this article may help a few of them. You’ve just purchased the MOST GORGEOUS pair of jeans, a beautiful new shirt and belt to wear out for the monthly lunch with the […]

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May 16

How To Be A Vital, Healthy Woman In Your 50’s

By Jane

How to be a vital, healthy woman in your 50’s comes down to doing a few things consistently. Incorporate these seven tips into your everyday life and celebrate your vitality. 1. Don’t Go Mental Above all else, you must keep your brain healthy. The old saying use it or lose it is so true when it […]

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May 02

Healthy Low Carb Cauliflower And Zucchini Fritters

By Jane

I love fritters and I have just discovered these cauliflower and zucchini fritters to help feed my habit. I remember mum making the best corn fritters with a can of creamed corn, eggs and flour. There were never enough. We often had them for Sunday night tea with eggs and bacon or between two bits […]

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Mar 31

How To Tame Your Inner Beast And Liberate Beauty

By Jane

Has your beauty been hidden underneath the beast that is motherhood? When you kids are a little older having time on your hands is both good and at times a little soul destroying. Now you get to glance in the mirror from time to time and the beast staring back gives you nightmares. “What the hell […]

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Mar 14

Bottling and Troubleshooting Kombucha

By Jane

My first post about making kombucha was about growing a SCOBY and how to make your first batch of the fermented tea. You can read that post here Today are: Bottling and Troubleshooting Kombucha Several weeks down the track from making Kombucha for the first time and we, that is Molly, Peter and me, because Lulu wouldn’t […]

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Mar 03

7 Inspiring TED Talks By Brilliant And Remarkable Women

By Jane

These seven remarkable women have powerful messages we could all learn from. I have just discovered TED talks. Now I have them on my computer while I’m getting stuff done in the kitchen. Not whistling while I work but learning while I work. The seven dwarfs would be proud. The remarkable women in these videos who talk […]

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