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Vitamins

I’ve never been a fan of taking vitamins or a bunch of pills to make me feel better. My train of thought has always been to tough it out or just eat better, but since becoming vegan I’ve learnt that not everything can be solved with food choices. My health has improved dramatically just by changing my diet but like with any diet change there are certain nutrients you may need that aren’t in your food, or your body naturally does not process as it should. This is where nutritional supplements really make a difference.

Americans spent almost $320 billion on prescription medications in 2011 (source: Take Part) so I’m sharing with you which vitamins I’ve been taking, what they do and how they help me. You should never copy someone else’s prescription whether it be natural or pharmaceutical drugs, and that isn’t my aim, but rather I hope to show you how some of these natural wonders can replace the pharmaceuticals we’re consuming way too much of.  Continue Reading

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I don’t mean to sound like the grinch but I think it’s safe to say that nowadays the festive season is all about gluttony. Food, presents, food, drinking, food …… and more food. Naturally, it’s the worst time to attempt to get healthy or even maintain a healthy lifestyle, but all hope is not lost if you put in a little prep work now.

I have spoken with celebrity nutritionist and chef, Zoe Bingley-Pullin, to get some tips on post-holiday rejuvenation and why it’s important we give our bodies a break. Continue Reading

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I have always loathed taking vitamins and nutritional supplements but since becoming vegan I learnt that vitamins can make a big difference to achieving optimal health. The real clincher is that it doesn’t matter what kind of diet you follow, chances are you are lacking some key nutrients.

I am still educating myself on the world of nutrition but I wanted to share some of the important things I have found out about vitamins and supplements. I asked Warren Maginn, Functional and Nutritional Medicine Practitioner and Educator, to spill the 5 most important things we all need to know.  Continue Reading

Urban Remedy Juice Cleanse Official Lineup

Juice detox, liver cleansing, elimination diets … These are now phrases we hear in our everyday language. If you haven’t done one of these yourself chances are you still know someone who has. There are almost as many critics for the “detoxing” phenomena than there are believers, but irrelevant of your current opinion it is hard to deny the fact we now live in a far more polluted world than we used to. Many argue that detoxing is useless because our bodies were designed to filter themselves, but to what extent no one really knows and were they designed for the toxic environment we live in?

Natropath, Kylie Armstrong, believes the benefits of detoxing are two-fold – for yourself and your health. Detoxing can remove toxins that can be interfering with the optional function of your body. Detoxing can result in everything working and flowing better. You can feel clearer lighter and have more energy. You can read about my experience with a juice detox to get a glimpse of what is involved. Before you jump in to a detox you should know these 5 things Kylie has shared with us.  Continue Reading