• The best toxin-free deodorant: an upfront guide. I’ve been talking about it a lot, this toxin-free caper. Recently I’ve covered off toxin-free cosmetics, why I use oils in my beauty regime and toxin-free sunscreen. You can catch up on all my toxin-free posts if you’d like. In terms of deodorants, I’ve used natural, fragrance-free deodorant for five years now. It’s been a long search. I’ve traversed more
  • The oils I use: a personal listicle I shared last week why I use oils for the bulk of my beauty regime. As promised, here’s a bunch of products I’ve used or currently use. I mix it up. Always trying things out… Please be aware, I’ve not been paid to run this list. By anyone. The recommendations are genuine. In the past few days a few more
  • Why I use beauty oils instead of cosmetics Last week I shared my personal toxin-free cosmetics listicle. In the past I’ve also covered off safe sunscreens, toxin-free nail polish and safe fake tan. An update from my ablutions front: Slowly, slowly I’ve been reducing what I use to a very small kit. And it pretty much comes down to…oil. Even my mascara. And cleanser. I follow Ayurvedic more
  • Debating doing the 8-Week Program? Here’s how it’s helped others I get asked regularly about the benefits of quitting sugar. Personally, quitting sugar has helped me a tremendous amount with my autoimmune disease. While a lot of you ask regularly about the weight loss component – sugar does help you shift weight if you need to (I lost weight I’d put on as a result of more
  • Recently I told A Current Affair what I thought about coconut oil… It screened last night on Nine’s repeat channel Extra. I think they got it…Didn’t catch it? Well, I thought I’d do a little catch-up post on the stuff. Coconut oil, that is. Here’s a rundown of why coconut oil is so good for you. Here’s a rundown of 19 clever things to do with coconut more
  • why coconut oil makes you lose weight Someone has asked me how coconut oil helps you lose weight. Good question. I had to think about it for a bit. In the meantime, I ate some more of the stuff in dishes like my raspberry ripple recipe. Anecdotally, according to a survey of one, I know it works. I eat about 2 tablespoons more
  • six big fat myths about fat: a podcast with David Gillespie (plus I’m giving away 5 copies of his new book!) You may remember David Gillespie from previous discussions such as Why Sugar is Really Grim For You. He’s the author of Sweet Poison and over the past 13 months since I quit sugar we’ve been in regular dialogue. Sometimes we talk about the fact that much of what we know about sugar and fat is more
  • the I quit sugar program: play with some sweetness (week #6) Six weeks in, some of you might have sugar out of your system. Some of you won’t, though. The cravings might still be there. What are you feeling? Are you feeling like you’d like to continue. To keep sugar out longer? Not in a draconian-I-must-be-vigilant way, but in a let’s just see how it goes more
  • 19 very clever things to do with coconut oil Following on from my recent why i get excited about coconut oil post, I’m sharing some of the things I do with coconut oil…a few of you have asked the difference between oil and butter. It’s the same thing. The stuff does become an oil in the warmer months, so store in the fridge if more
  • question: is it really ok to eat fat? You know I quit sugar, right? And you know I’ve stuck to it? And you know I’ve written an ebook on how to do it? For those of you who haven’t read it yet, the main thrust of my 8-week program is replacing sugar with fat. It’s an approach I really find worked for me, more
  • why i get excited about coconut oil (plus coconut sweet potato!) Coconut oil is getting a lot of very good press lately…much of it from me! I thought I’d clear up WHY it’s good and WHAT I do with the stuff. This first post will tick off the former. So, know this: It doesn’t make you fat Coconut oil is a short-medium chain saturated fat. But more
  • 10 ways to sweeten food without sugar Well, my I Quit Sugar ebook has been on sale now for 3 weeks. So, there’s a bunch of you who’ve already seen results. Here’s some of what you’ve been saying: “I can’t believe how many tasty foods there are that don’t have any sugar!” Kerry “I’m in week 3 of I Quit Sugar – more
  • my chocolate nut balls (healthy nuff for breakfast!) Over the weekend, my partner in “Sunday mornings on the deck eating eggs + reading the papers” crime Lizzie and I made nutballs. This is them… Three things you need to know: 1. These balls of goodness are so healthy and anti-oxidising that you can eat them for breakfast. And just to test the theory, more
  • Tuesday eats: breakfast…sans grains and sugar! As readers of this blog might know, I can’t do gluten or sugar, which makes breakfast tricky. If not toast or porridge or muesli or fruit, then what? Eggs. And more eggs. zucchini ricotta cheesecake, via 101cookbooks Not a sad predicament, but variety is required. Lately I’ve also been experimenting with cutting back on grains more
  • Tuesday eats: some more smooth morning smoothies Last week I posted on what I was eating for breakfast, and asked for your favourite recipes to help make mornings smoother. So you fly out of bed! Here they are below. I should just note that for me, mixing different fruits in the one meal ain’t great . General wisdom is that it causes more
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