Category Archives: Everlasting Health

Mother’s Day Twilight Fete – Woodroffe

Come on down to the Woodroffe Primary School on Friday 11th May 5:30-7:30pm!!!

You can grab a bite to eat, check out the stalls & maybe even some gorgeous organic herbal tea for your mum to enjoy!!

Very affordable gifts for anyone to enjoy!!!

Love to see you there….5:30-7:30pm Friday 11th May,

Woodroffe Primary School on Woodroffe ave. Woodroffe.

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Never Too Late To Enjoy ANZAC Biscuits!!

So….this year I made a batch of traditional ANZAC biscuits & a healthier batch with less sugar. Hubby loved the traditional – too sweet for me?!! But he didn’t mind there healthier version either…shows where his taste-buds are?!!

Yumm!!

Here’s the basic recipe…you can adjust the flours as you wish, add nuts/seeds if you like, but I thought they were pretty tasty as they were!! And I’m sure your household will love them too….just don’t trial out the alternatives side by side!!!  LOL

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup dried dates (I like to soak in water to ease chopping)
  • ½ cup coconut flour (or 1 cup plain flour if wish)
  • ½ cup desiccated coconut
  • 1 cup oats – gluten free
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • ½ cup melted coconut oil (or butter)
  • 3 tablespoons honey

Method:

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 180°C & line a baking tray with baking paper.
  2. In a food processor place the dates & coconut flour (or plain), whiz until the dates are very finely chopped into a crumble.
  3. Add the desiccated coconut, oats, baking powder & salt & mix through.
  4. Add the coconut oil (or butter) & honey, combine all the ingredients.
  5. Heap the mixture onto a teaspoon & roll into balls, place the balls onto the tray. Using the back of a wet fork, press the balls into biscuits.
  6. Place in the oven & bake for 10 minutes.
  7. Remove from oven & allow to cool & harden.

Recipe by Caralee from www.realfoodpledge.com

 

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How’s Your Thyroid???

Thyroid imbalances are one of the key hormone imbalances which I see regularly in my clinic…..particularly in women. Often your doctor will only do the TSH (Thyroid Stimulating Hormone) blood test & often reports back that all is in range & honky dory.

Photo by Tanja Heffner, Unsplash

Just because your TSH is in range, doesn’t mean your thyroid is balanced & “A OK”.  As a naturopath I like look furthter at the freeT3 & freeT4 results…& possibly various antibodies & reverse T3 to ensure all is good.

There are many symptoms of hyper/hypothyroid…here are a few listed below, but seeing a naturopath to help identify what is really going on is soo important. Many health concerns can look similar…that’s why we take a full history to put the pieces together:

  • unexplained weight gain/loss
  • heart palpitations, trembling
  • shortness of breath
  • sensitive to cold or  heat
  • infertility
  • fatigue
  • muscle weakness or tenderness
  • changes in bowel motions
  • depression
  • poor concentration & memory
  • insomnia
  • and the list goes on…….

There can be many drivers to throwing out thyroid hormone balance such as:

  • Nutritional deficiencies
  • Increased cortisol due to stress
  • Low carbohydrate &/or restrictive diet
  • Autoimmune disease
  • Acid-alkaline imbalance
  • Exposure to toxins, heavy metals
  • Some Medications ie beta blockers, chemotherapy, phenytoin (anti-seizure meds) etc
  • Co-Infections often present ie Epstein-Barr Virus, Candida, Hepatitis C etc

Understanding your own circumstances & pathway is important in your healing & returning your body to ‘real balance’  to get you back on track quicker.

I use diet & lifestyle advice to suit your personal case…along with herbs & extra nutritional support where needed. Not all cases are the same & extra support may only be needed for a few months to get you into balance. It all depends on your own case.

If you’d like to get your thyroid under control & back to feeling like your ‘old self’. then give me a call on 0411 378 997 or BOOK NOW

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Tea for 2??? Why not support local!!!

Just in case you forgot….or you’re new to my tribe – I blend a range of organic herbal teas to suit many tastes. They’re professionally blended to support anything from sleep, detox, stress & mum’s with bubs.

  • Balance Me (adrenal & stress support…yummy with naturally sweet licorice)
  • Bliss (anxiety & ‘chillout’ blend)
  • Dreamtime (restful with beautiful relaxing herbs including lavender)
  • Protect Me (refreshing & immune boosting blend)
  • Tummy (great for nausea, upset tummies & refreshing when chilled)
  • Metabo (kick start your metabolism & balance blood sugar levels)
  • Wellness (a great detoxifier for your liver & kidneys)
  • ClariTea (refocus & concentrate with this refreshing blend)
  • Nourishing Women’s (comes from heart centre, & is nutritive & balancing)
  • Mum2Be (nutritive & preparing for birth blend)
  • Breastfeeding (enhance milk flow)
  • Raspberry Leaf (prepare for birth)

Over the last 8mths I’ve been lucky enough to have these stocked in a few cafes & stores around town. I’d love you to support these local business (& myself) by buying these gorgeous organic herbal tea blends directly from these stores. You can even enjoy them in-store at The Chantilly Tearooms in Nightcliff & Kings Cafe at Casuarina CDU.

You can also purchase your own take home loose leaf packs at:

Eco Organic Market in Darwin city

The Harvest Press within Coolalinga Central

Bits4Bub within Coolalinga Central

 

Support LOCAL!!!  🙂
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Family….who needs them??!!

Well the answer for me is – I DO!!

I don’t know about you…but sometimes family can drive you a little stir crazy??!! It can be a love-hate relationship on the surface sometimes…but deep down it’s truly a love relationship – well, for me anyway.   🙂

With Easter fast approaching, we often spend more time with loved ones over the holidays. We all have our quirks…some that are annoying to others….some that are cute. It’s all about knowing how to ‘go with the flow’ & not turn their drama into your drama. Believe me…I know that can be trying sometimes. Recently, I think I’ve managed quite well with this on a few occasions. I honestly wanted to ‘go with the flow’ & have a great time & not get bogged down…I consciously chose positivity.

I know, I know….life isn’t always supposed to be rosy. There is negativity in the world, in many shapes & forms. But I’ll share a little secret with you…my ‘problem’ or how I react to some people was weighing me down – & it’s not where I want to be. I don’t want to be negative…I want light & fun & positivity.

So I worked on it….with Flower Essences. I sat down & really focused on the ‘nitty gritty’ of the relationship…& how that made me feel. I then went through the process of choosing my personal Flower Essences to shift my response & attitude, & took them regularly whilst reinforcing them with the meditations…..& you know what…it worked for me – just like magic…& as it does for many of my clients!

Snake Vine 

I feel the smile within my mind,

it tells me to dance along,

enjoy the road,

keep my eyes towards the Sun,

& give no thought to shadows.

 

So if you’re struggling with something, or your reaction to someone….why not turn to Mother Nature & see how she can support you. You really have nothing to lose. It may not be your whole answer…but I’m sure it will definitely point you in the right direction to make that holistic shift.

Call me to discuss on 0411 378 997….or BOOK NOW!!

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Women’s Awareness & Wellness Afternoon Teal…this link works!!

Apologies if you tried to buy tickets via my previous email…my silly tech error?! The link below & Facebook works just fine..  😉

As you may know already…February is Ovarian Cancer Awareness month. 

Just recently a lovely Darwin lady lost her battle with Ovarian Cancer. She was sooo full of life & wanted to help educate women about trusting their gut instinct to get health concerns checked & double checked early.
We want to help others be more mindful of their health….mind, body & soul. Tammy, Louise & I would love you to join us for our Women’s Awareness & Wellness Afternoon Teal where mindfulness, health – body, mind & soul….& of course healthy treats & organic herbal tea will be on offer.
There will also be some beautiful products from these wonderful practitioners….with 10% sales going directly to Ovarian Cancer Australia.
Please note that if you purchase a ticket & are unable to attend there are no refunds as all ticket proceeds are donated to Ovarian Cancer Australia.
If you are unable to attend, & wish to donate please do so via: 
Thank you  for your support X

 

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My Passion…. X

My passion…..Flower Essences.

Nature continually amazes me with her beauty & ability to heal on many levels. I have been using Flower Essences for over 15yrs with clients, & I always experience pure joy each time someone has a consult with me. To see how the Flower Essences they choose ‘speak to them’….exactly how their feeling & where they need that extra support. Great to help emotional struggles & stresses….& work so well with kids too!!

Rabbit Orchid

The unmasking of the soul,

to be true to yourself, honest & open.

I am what I am,

a traveler walking through Life.

All the riches of my being

are there for all to see.

 

If you’d like an appointment to experience how Flower Essences can support YOU…..call me on 0411 378 997 or book here!

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Kick-Start 2018….personalised & professional Detox!!

Everlasting Health

Overindulged…Gut giving you problems…Lacking Energy…or looking to start a Family in 2018???

The reason for a 4 Week Naturopathic Detox is to support the whole body to easily digest foods; support & protect detox & elimination channels; & to restore balance where needed. I will analyse you personal health & provide you with a tailored program to support the results YOU want.

It’s NOT just a quick 3-Day Fast to lose a little fluid – these can actually do damage as there’s often no supportive nutrients or cellular protection used. The quality & potency of supplements is really important…to ensure that you’re actually supported & Detoxing effectively for YOUR body.

Plus…guess what…you’ll EAT REAL FOOD!!

My Wellness Detox Blend

Yes, guidelines for aiding your body to Detox from liver, gut, kidney, skin, breath & even emotionally will also be provided. Plus…you will get support along the way, so you won’t be doing it alone!!

For an investment of $385-435 ($12.80 -14.50 day):
You will receive all Practitioner Only supplements to support YOUR personalised program for a month…..PLUS:

  • Initial Consult to review Detox Questionaire & Health Goals
  • Wellness/Detox Herbal Tea
  • Detox Recipes with real food!
  • Detox Epsom Salts
  • Flower Essences to support emotionally during Detox program
  • Reflexology Treatment mid-way through Detox
  • Final consult at the end to review Health Goals
And Private Health Fund Rebates are available…..
So what do YOU have to Lose???
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Lunch….its a Wrap!!

These days there are all types of ‘wraps’ which are tasty & boosted with proteins such as chia seeds, quinoa….& also give tasty gluten free options too.

Here’s some tasty options you might want to try out!

  • tuna, mashed boiled eggs, baby spinach & grated carrot
  • mashed avocado with lemon juice, grated carrot, leg ham & rocket
  • hommus, julienne cucumber, grated carrot, alfalfa sprouts
  • cottage cheese, lettuce, julienne cucumber  & capsicum
  • edamame green dip, sliced olives, diced tomato, rocket & feta
  • pesto, chicken, grated carrot, avocado & lettuce
  • mashed avocado & boiled egg, diced tomato & rocket
  • pumpkin dip, leg ham/chicken, baby spinach
  • beetroot hommus, roast sweet potato/pumpkin, feta & baby spincah

You can roll them up & cut into hand sized (3-4cm) pieces for kids divided lunchboxes, or just roll & wrap!

Need more lunchbox ideas….click here!

 

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A Year in Reflection….

How has ‘Your Year’ been???

Were you true to Yourself….& followed the paths you chose as best as You could…even if things didn’t go completely as planned???

Somehow I managed to achieve most that I hoped for…there were some challenges professionally & personally – but hey, I had to keep pushing through. Not saying all is ‘perfect’…just content with where I’m at.  And that’s all that’s important – as long as you’re happy with all that You do. Don’t worry about what others think of your choices.

We all have different circumstances & at stages in life. We set our own goals; have desires & wishes…but the one thing I feel is important, is that we move – & not get ‘stuck’ somewhere waiting for it all to come to us. ‘Cause babe….that ain’t gonna happen.

Only YOU can set your mind to be all you wish…only YOU can ‘turn it up a gear’ – no matter what ‘that’ is for YOU. There are often curve balls thrown in our way for good measure in life, in some shape or form…it’s how YOU deal with those that matters.

I hope You can reflect back on ‘Your’ 2017 & pat yourself on the back & smile….Yes I did it!

Life is a roller coaster….how do YOU ride it?!!

Roll on 2018 I say…I’m ready for ya!  😉

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