Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Why Tumeric?

Charlotte Dawson 

I was recently touched by the lose of our beautiful  New Zealand and  Australian resident Charlotte Dawson. Touched learning how she struggled with depression, touched by her beauty and  kind soul. Being a New Zealand myself I suppose her story touched me even more. 
I have been blessed over the years to help women in some shape and form  over the years, from my time owning hair and beauty salons, training my young apprentices to senior stylist and salon owners, watching them flourish and grow through challenging years and times, guiding my own angels into light and now helping busy Mum's and working professional women regain and recreate  their vitality, happiness and energy.
I love my job and my soul purpose is clear and precise. You gain so much from reaching out to others, and learning when its not all about you, you, you, and learning it  is more  about we, we,we in life.

  When helping others it feels like the true ultimate happiness and wealth money can't buy. 

The story this week of Charlotte's passing has made me ask more questions on the self discovery and self development journey each and everyone of us take.
 It doesn't matter who you are, where you come from, what car you drive, what house you live in, where you live, how much money you have in the bank or not, FAME OR NO FAME! Money can not buy happiness and health. 
Depression can happen to anyone, and  I am sure you  will agree there seems to be a common thread with some of our past and gone, famous, talented  beautiful icons and that  is  the monster of 'DEPRESSION'

Today I am blogging about Turmeric. What has this got to do with depression?
While on my own discovery of living a powerful lifestyle through raw food, giving up alcohol for over 4 yrs ago, no coffee for 12 years, meditating and the practice of Yoga,  I personally believe food and mindset has a lot to do with personal happiness, positivity and vitality.
The saying 'Food can be your medicine and medicine can be your food' is true.
Preventative health is exciting and vital for your well being. It is also crucial you become aware of your mindset everyday, and how you react to the world through thought and action.
 If you are experiencing low mindset day after day, you may need some help to get you in a state that is easier to heal from and move forward to an more enlightened happy state.
A great idea is to track your thoughts, and keep a daily journal of when you fall into low mindset. Or speaking to someone you trust and feel comfortable with, or a life coach or mentor.

Please note it is normal for all humans to fall into a negative state from time to time, but important to get your mindset  back up to a positive uplifting state as soon as possible!
The more time you spend in a low, below the line state, the more risk you become at staying there and possibly falling deeper and deeper. When you spend more time in a low energy thought pattern, depressed and negative thoughts this can possibly lead on to depression.
 The key is to Breath, Move,  Eat healthy and keep aligning your mindset and energy daily.
Keep on moving an d progressing forward towards your goals and dreams.

RIP Charlotte 
-much loved one, you will always be remembered 

In loving memory of Charlotte and all those who have been taken by 'Depression' and or fighting depression, the  food for the week the healing amazing natural pain killer 'TURMERIC' known to help with depression.

  • When combined with cauliflower, research has shown it helps to prevent prostate cancer and can stop the growth of existing prostate cancer.
  • It is a natural pain killer. Great for Rheumatoid Arthritis, Lupus, Fibromyalgia,  and autoimmune and inflammatory issues.
  • It is a very potent natural anti-inflammatory 
  • Eases headaches, muscle and joint pain.
  • Used for depression in Chinese medicine, you can use this in its simple form and get results.
  • Research shows it may even prevent metastases from occurring in many cancers, what have you got to lose when it is a natural source of food. 
  • Liver cleanser
  • Support immune system
  • Mood booster 

                                                See my 'Turmeric Healing Juice' recipe below

2x small pieces raw turmeric, approx 2 -3 inch long
1 fresh lemon, rind off
1/3 organic pineapple ( to sweeten )
500 mls water, boiling, or filtered water cooled

Blend all ingredients in the vitamix or blender well, it should be water consistency like a juice rather than a smoothie. Bottle up in glass jars and refrigerate 

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Wow, what a fantastic programme you have put together for us Nicky I  feel privileged to be part of your first group as well, there is so much support and advice from you, Day 1 was great, no cravings for sweet food at all, I knew exactly what I was to eat and when, onwards and upwards for me, its what I need to take my goals to the next level. Thank you.

The results have been amazing.
I have lost 8.1 kg in weight.
I didn't do my initial measurements until day 5 but since then have lost an average 1-2 cm off all areas except the waist, which is now 9cm, less.
It is nice to be able to get onto the forum and read your posts. It helps keep me inspired.
As I've said before Nikki, when it comes to being a coach, you are awesome.
Cheers, Sonia

Friday, February 21, 2014


                                  COOKING WITH CHIA  

Start cooking with chia and discover the many benefits of using this amazing seed in your diet. Chia seeds contain essential minerals and are the richest plant-based source of Omega 3, protein and dietary fibre. This tiny superfood is packed with essential nutrients.
Cooking with Chia shows you how to use this seed every day, in easy-to- follow recipes that encourage healthy living. With heaps of recipes for breakfast, light meals, lunches, dinner, drinks, desserts and meat dishes, your whole family will enjoy these delicious recipes.
Native to central and southern Mexico and Guatemala, chia has been grown for thousands of years. Historians believe chia was as important as maize as a food crop. Chia is a species of flowering plant and part of the mint family. It grows to around a metre high, with purple or white flowers. Chia is grown commercially for its super seed, which is rich in omega3-fatty acids.
The seed adds texture and has the ability to increase the taste of other foods. Chia may be eaten raw or can also be soaked in water, after which if becomes gelatinous, making it perfect to use in nutritious drinks and as an easy substitute for eggs and butter in puddings, pancakes, breads and cakes.

                    Here are a heap of reasons to eat chia

1. Chia is gluten free
2. It is super high in dietary fibre, making it great for digestion and healing digestion issues.
3. It contains 20% Omega 3 ALA, making it a super food for the brain and heart. Chia has eight times more Omega 3 than salmon!
4. Packed with  protein
5. The protein is a complete protein with all 8 essential amino acids
6. It is high in antioxidants (It has a four times higher ORAC value than blueberries) 7. Chia contains five times more calcium than milk
8. Chia contains seven times more vitamin C than oranges
9. It contains three times more iron than spinach
10. It contains twice the potassium content of banana
11. It is food for healthy skin, hair and nails
12. It has a positive impact balancing blood glucose levels (making it awesome for diabetics)

Nourish your body with chia seeds: packed 
with protein, versatile, gluten free, easily digested.

order Cooking with Chia today for more yummy creative recipes 

Monday, February 17, 2014

2014 is here. Have you Kick Started your Health & Vitality Goals?

Life can flash by so fast. Have you ever found yourself at the end of a year and wondered where the year went, and felt no further ahead with your true dreams and desires?
Have you ever wondered what it would be like if you could be in control of your own time?

Living your life with awareness and consciousness is the key to realise the habits and patterns you have created in you life and in the past. Your habitual patterns is what creates your life and outcomes.

How do you become more aware of your habits and live consciously to the thought patterns, behaviours and habits? Stop what you are doing and add stillness into your daily life. Whether that is meditation, relaxation or simply sitting down and asking yourself questions?

                                        If you are Green you Grow if you are ripe you rot. 

Life is about learning, relearning, growing. I personally believe evolving, changing and recreating yourself into the best version of yourself. You may never ever get there, as there is always more to learn, grow and give on your journey, however the payoff will be greater than if you continue to be feeling 'STUCK'

Every time a new member signs up to my 10 Week Mind and Body program, it helps reinforce  the philosophy I live by which is to forever evolve, change, grow and learn more on the journey of what I call real health, wealth and vitality.

Creating change isn't easy for most, however the pay off can be greater. 
When you think in blocks, 10 weeks is not a long time, yet seeing my members change so many patterns, habits and lose weight in such a short time is satisfying and rewarding for both me and my members. 

What does real health and to be wealthy look or feel to you?
You see being wealthy isn't enough, if you haven't got your HEALTH and VITALITY, that is not being wealthy, you are unable to really enjoy what life has to offer. My definition of health and wealth is to get up each day excited about your day, feeling energised, happy, positive, loved and grateful. How often to you wake up with these feelings? Is it daily or only on a Saturday and Sunday because it is the weekend?

When you wake up each day with vibrancy before 6 am you know you are living a happy and productive life. Waking up with the birds and aligning your body to nature and the goodness life has to offer to me is the ultimate way of living. This time of the day is the most peaceful time you will capture in your day, and when your body is vibrant and your mind is clear. 

I currently signed a lady up in her mid 50's, she already had inner beauty and positivity, however she recently shared her goal with me to lose 15 kg. It was to my surprise she wanted to lose this amount. This member has followed all the nutrition information, recipes and motivation  and has already lost 5kg at the half way mark.  She is losing more in inches off her waist, thighs, arms and looking feeling energised, in fact she is glowing. 

Can you think about the last 2 months and how quickly time can flash by without anything changing at all?

Take time out today to stop and relax, sit around nature, meditate and ask your divine energy what it is you would like to change. Ask the following questions.

  • What is missing in my life? 
  • Am I tired, exhausted?
  • Have I lost my spark or enthusiasm 
  • Do I need to increase my fitness?
  • Am I yo yo dieting?
  • Do I have weight to lose around my tummy?
  • Am I truly happy and fulfilled in all areas of my life, be really honest?

Getting started is the first step, and having a plan is the next. The 10 Week Mind and Body has been very successful in helping busy woman all around Australia and NZ get started, introduce them to the Powerful Raw lifestyle, relaxation, increase happiness and vitality. 

Living a Raw Food lifestyle doesn't necessarily mean you have to be 100%, You will notice a huge difference increasing your Raw Food by 80%. Our program offers weekly recipes, shopping lists, goals setting strategies, accountability check ins and weekly affirmations to help re program your mindset for a quicker smoother weight loss healing journey. 

 To help you get started I want to share my 7 best tips 

  1. STOP get off the treadmill stop running around and relax.
  2. Make a plan for your new journey, that could be signing up the 10 wk MBT or making your own plan.
  3. Create time lines around your goals.
  4. Take a before photo and record your milestones and achievements -weight and measurements.
  5. Share your goal with someone you trust and can help you stay motivated.
  6. Find a training buddy.
  7. Start today, as there will always be something in the way and tomorrow may never come.
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