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  • Tips For A Great Holiday

    Isn't it fabulous to feel the warmth upon your face now that summer is definitely on the rise.  This time of the year can also be a time of increasing pressure as we build up to Christmas and the holiday season.

    Has the build up started in your life? With only four weeks to go are your ducks in row? Or do you typically find that even with good intentions it can be a rush at the end to get those last moment things done?

    Heads up

    To navigate through to a happy and relaxing holiday there are some tips that clients have found useful over the years.

    1. The Leisure/Pleasure PrincipleIf you find …

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  • Happy Heart, Happy Life

    My attitude to life is to look on the bright side, as I deeply understand the power of the mind and its importance in maintaining vibrant wellbeing. Having said that let’s not put our heads in the sand, let’s be responsible. Being around to enjoy the growth of loved ones and to achieve heartfelt goals can be a strong motivator to take care of oneself. Sometimes it’s important to stop and look at the facts, and to make informed choices…

    • Heart, stroke and blood vessel disease (cardiovascular disease) is the number one killer of men and women worldwide.
    • High blood pressure is the most …

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  • Firing In All Cylinders

    Yes! Summer is on its way.

    About this time of the year I typically start to feel housebound and want to get out and about more. Do you? As the daylight hours get longer and the thought of lettuce and salads start to become appealing once again, I know that summer is on the horizon.

    This week we want to help you fire on all cylinders.  Here are 3 ways to help fire up your energy this week.

    1. Get up and go breakfast smoothie
    Here is a Mango Almond Delight Smoothie to tickle your taste buds and help you get going this week.

    1 Cup diced fresh mango, 1-2 dates, 1 Cup of milk or …

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  • Get Up & Get Moving

    Exercise with a friend

    As the days are getting warmer the impulse to become active increases. Are you noticing a desire to be more active outside?

    Being active regularly helps you to feel in control, promotes well-being and relaxation, cleanses the body of adrenaline, can lower blood pressure and relax tight muscles. It can also provide social support - and it can be fun!

    Exercising with a friend or a group of people can help make it more fun, interesting, and keep you motivated to continue with a regular exercise routine. There is no better way to maintain a healthy body shape than being …

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  • Trim Me Down - 5 Simple Tips

    5 Tips for Easy Weight Loss

    1. Breakfast boycotters get left behind

    Missing breakfast will NOT help you lose weight. In fact, breakfast eaters are more likely to have better weight control and have lower cholesterol than those who skip breakfast, as this often leads to overeating later in the day.

    Eating breakfast has also been shown to improve concentration, problem solving, mental performance, memory and mood.

     2. Choose your snacks wisely

    Snacks are important because they keep our energy levels topped up and also often prevent us from ‘overeating’ at our main meals.

    Snacks are exactly …

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  • Getting The Sleep You Need?

    Amazing sleep facts

    Do you feel refreshed and alert when you wake in the morning? Or are you typically slightly or seriously sleep deprived?

    The ancient physicians of Ayurveda knew how important sleep is to the human mind and body. A sleep study by researchers at the Allen Institute for Brain Science and SRI International on how genes express with sleep deprivation, highlights some interesting facts.

    • The control of sleeping and waking is associated with gene activity in the brain regions involved with sleep regulation and higher level functions.
    • Neurons in the forebrain (neocortex, amaygdala …

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  • Amazing Health & Younger Old Age

    One of the advantages of a system of health care that has its origins over 3000 years ago is the depth of understanding about how to preserve health and to age gracefully. Some of this wisdom fits within the framework of ‘common sense’ and some of it is leading edge.

    Here we highlight the two most important choices you can make to preserve health and negate old age.

    1. Adopt a daily routine suited to your unique nature and needs

    2. Protect and nourish your mind and body by taking Amrit Kalash daily – a leading edge herbal formula.

    Ancient Wisdom for a busy life
    It is common sense that …

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  • Three Tasty Drinks

    Here are three delicious drinks to help provide your daily quota of fluids this week. Apple Ginger TreatSpicy Apple Ginger and Spiced Milk with Almond.

    A note about fruit juice
    There are many benefits of drinking fruit juice, including high amounts of vitamin C and other nutrients. However, fruit juice is very high in sugar and very low in fibre. This combination of high sugar, low fibre can make blood sugars rise and fall rapidly. This means that it creates an increase in energy, followed by a rapid decrease, which can cause low moods and tiredness.

    The best way to drink fruit juice is …

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  • Are You Feeling A Little Thirsty?

    This week we look at how adequate fluid intake is vital for your body's health and your daily energy and clarity. Do you find it easy to get the prescribed 2 litres of fluid a day for women and 3 litres a day for men?

    The body is made up of about 60-70% water for men and 55-65% for women. Women have a higher body fat percentage than men, which accounts for their lower water percentage. Even 1-2% dehydration can cause physical and mental tiredness and everything can seem harder.

    Your body uses water to…

    • Aid breathing and digestion
    • Transport nutrients around the body
    • Help pass electrical …

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  • Do You Buy Organic?

    Why organic?

    “Choosing organic food is like an insurance policy for your future health”
    Coronary and Diabetic Care report UK 2004

    How can I make organic foods affordable?
    Prioritize the items that you feel would benefit you and your family the most. Fruit and vegetables, grains and dairy products may take precedence, while you may decide that it is not necessary to spend the extra money on a bottle of organic tomato sauce. This is where you can make healthy choices.

    Consider buying in bulk and save on the cost of packaging.

    Buy in season and enjoy the variety. In season fruit and …

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