All posts filed under: Healthy Lifestyle

does chocolate really give you spots?

It’s an age old question, does chocolate give you spots? Does a once weekly, caramel filled chocolate bar cause your skin to breakout in pimples? Does a cube of chocolate keep the doctor away but bring your dermatologist closer? Scout the internet for answers and you will quickly come to the conclusion that yes, chocolate does give you spots and therefore, should be avoided at all times. This is sad news. However, luckily my friend, the answer is a little more complex… and while some chocolate will ramp up your risk of an outbreak, others won’t. Advertisements

men’s health: beautifying tonics & herbs

Mason Taylor is a health educator, speaker, and podcast host with a special interest in sharing how to navigate the evolving world of health and its many paradigms to create a unique and potent health philosophy and personal practice; an approach that helps people to feel safe, balanced and vital in their body. He is the founder of SuperFeast, purveyors of the world’s finest tonic herbs and blends. Read his article about herbal health and beauty here. “You don’t often hear guys saying that a core focus of their herbal health practice is on beauty, but it should be. Since true beauty is cultivated from the inside out, the radiance that a man is emitting through healthy skin, bright eyes and youthful energy levels can be a key indicator of what is going on in the inside. 

skin loving food

Alyce Cimino is a Naturopath (BHs Naturopathy) and owner of Ahara Health – Naturopathic + wholefood collective on Sydney’s Northern Beaches. Alyce has a passion for wholefood cooking and using food to nourish the body and mind.  When Alyce isn’t in the kitchen or at the farmers market you can find her at the beach enjoying the ocean and sunshine. Discover here her article about ‘skin loving food’. “There is nothing more beautiful than the confidence that healthy glowing skin brings. As a Naturopath, I believe that healthy gorgeous skin comes from within. Our skin tells the story of our overall health; if our hormones are happy, if our liver is clearing toxins effectively or if needs a little more support, or perhaps that we need the support of a specific nutrient.

beetroot vegan cream cheese

In celebration of World Vegan Day this Wednesday, November 1st, we’re happy to share this new vegan recipe from our beloved food coach Diana Tencic. Over 16 years experience in health and fitness at Body Be Well have taught Diana the essential role of food in the health and fitness balance. Check here her recipe for “Beetroot vegan cream cheese”. This delicious creation involves two steps. First you need to soak two cups of plain cashews in a bowl of water for 24 hours.

taoist beauty secrets

Tahnee McCrossin is a student of the body, weaving the ancient healing traditions of Yoga and Taoism with somatic exploration and modern scientific understanding into an integrated system that supports longevity and self-healing of the body-mind-spirit. Through her work as a yoga and meditation teacher, chi ne tsang practitioner and health researcher, she is striving to reunite the modern body-mind with the spiritual and psychological wisdom of the ancients. She is grateful to be a current student of Mantak Chia, Paul Grilley and Michael Tierra. She shares with us some precious Taoist beauty secrets. “Chinese women are renowned for their perfect porcelain skin and anti-ageing lifestyle. Their secrets have been passed down for thousands of years from family to family, but the originators of many of the most secret Chinese beauty practices were the Ancient Taoists. Enamoured with the natural world, they were interested in living long, full, healthy lives in an ageless body (sounds great, right?) and they used energy cultivation and tonic herbs to help them achieve this goal.

cosmetics without talc

Ere Perez powders never contain talc: here is why yours shouldn’t either… Talc. It was once used for every nappy change, on every beauty conscious lady’s T-zone and for some, in their intimate areas. It was a solution for everything ingredient. A catch all beauty product… then came rumours of something sinister; Talc may cause cancer. Not just any kind of cancer. Talc may cause lung and ovarian cancer.

green is beautiful

We all know we are meant to eat our veggies. While it is recommended that we eat from the full colour spectrum of vegetables, it is vital that we all get a daily dose of greens. For optimum health and beauty, greens are the way! Some people find this very easy, other people just can’t stand anything leafy or green. And while it may be overwhelming to sit down to a whole bowl of spinach, here are some easy ways to include greens into your diet, without making them the main event.

the baby business: how being a mum and a businesswoman gave me balance

Teen is a happy and modern mum from Bondi Australia. Read about her experience here. “It’s amazing how life can change and inspire you. When my baby girl turned one, I thought to myself ok what happens next? I didn’t want to leave this gorgeous little munchkin to go off to work, but I felt this bubbling creative desire to start something new and exciting for myself. As a new mum I struggled to find cool products for my daughter that also looked fashionable for me to use, and that was when the idea for Bondi Beach Baby was born: high quality beautiful organic fabrics for bub, in stylish cool prints for mum.

international day of peace

Peace is something we all want in the world – we dream of it, fight for it, and imagine a peaceful world. It can be overwhelming to look at all of the places in the world where peace seems currently out of reach. We feel helpless, like we can’t do anything to make things better. This may be true on a global scale, but we have huge power to affect positive change and peace in our own lives. It was Ghandi who famously said, ‘Be the change you want to see in the world,’ and these words ring true even now. 21 September 2017 is the International Day of Peace. We may not be able to single-handedly solve global struggles or wars between nations, but  can we see this day as an inspiration to invite more peace into our daily lives. Whatever peace means to you, September 21 is a great day to make a new intention to welcome peace into your lives, so you can share it with others…

why oat milk is the new hyaluronic acid

Hyaluronic acid. Have you heard about it? Hyaluronic acid is found naturally in your skin and thanks to new-age skincare and cosmetics, your skin’s hyaluronic acid levels can now even be boosted. Hyaluronic acid is able to hold up to 1000 times its own weight in water. This is a great feat. And for you it means this… Smooth and plump skin. Quickly resolved fine lines. Long lasting hydration. A youthful glow.