This Blog started back in 2011 when I was fed up with my Mum’s repetitive Cancer diagnosis, and I wanted to understand what really made us 'well'. "Why do some people get sick and not others who lead very similar lives?" I wrote a whole bunch of thoughts down based on things that I experienced … Continue reading mother nurture blog story
I can't explain why this bread is so good, and why it is so life-changing but when there are so many things you "can't" eat, it's refreshing when you come across something so delicious and fulfilling that you enjoy making and sharing! I take this name from its creator, a long time favourite Blog of … Continue reading Life-changing ‘bread’
As I have discussed here, I have been on a journey where I 'quit sugar' over two years ago. Since then I can't believe how much better I feel, not trapped in the sugar highs and lows of life. I'm so much less 'foggy' in the head and have also lost inches all over. I … Continue reading Sweet Treats (sugar free!)
It's been nearly a year since I last wrote. In that time I've had a little baby boy (who is now 9 months!) and as I have become a mother myself - creating my own version of 'mother nurture'. I first started this blog when my mum was sick with lymphoma and I wanted to … Continue reading Long time between posts!
A few years ago I undertook a course at the Institute of Integrative Nutrition (online but it is based in New York) and the course covered so much ground on topics which traditional Nutrition courses neglect. Since I started there, I've been more and more aware of the dangers of pesticides on our food, pollutants … Continue reading Dirty Dozen and Clean 15
I was out with some friends recenlty who thought that if you ate 'sugar free' /gluten free that the food would also be 'taste free'! There are so many amazing flavours that make a meal delicious, and once you discover fresh chilli, lemongrass, fresh herbs, nuts, oils, spices, coconut milk, vanilla pods, and you have … Continue reading Kale Pesto
I love coconuts. I love them whole as baby coconuts for their water. I love them as milk. I love them as coconut pieces slightly browned and added to yoghurt, or thrown in my porridge and into sugar free sweet treats, and I love using coconut oil in cooking. I've had lots of people ask … Continue reading All things coconutty…
I've taken some time out from writing of late, to do the title of this blog, some nurturing of my own dear Mum. Since her diagnosis last year, she has undergone six months of chemotherapy and then three months ago has had the courage to undergo a revolutionary bone marrow transplant. It's not an easy … Continue reading Mother Nurture
About a month ago I was lucky enough to spend one glorious week at Gwinganna resort in the Gold Coast Hinterland with my amazing Mum. It’s called a ‘Lifestyle’ retreat, but known lovingly as a health retreat by friends and converts alike. Gwinganna is a special special place. If you find yourself ever … Continue reading Gwinganna Lifestyle Retreat. Life-changing.
About 2 months ago, I went with my mother to the hospital to meet with her doctor about her bone marrow transplant. A massive operation which she will undertake in January. Fingers and toes crossed that this goes well and that her body 'takes' the new immune system. More on this later. The hospital I … Continue reading The idiocracy of the ‘health’ system