For many years before I transitioned into a natural, organic and more sustainable lifestyle I had been using many commercial products that were not only toxic to my body but often expensive too. Making my own moisturiser has been one of the best DIY choices I have made and not only does my skin love me for it but I am saving money! Using sustainable, economical, natural and cruelty-free products especially if I make it myself is so therapeutic and satisfying.
The misconception that carbs are “bad” and should be avoided is rather disheartening in an era where eating disorders are abundant amongst many individuals in society. I am not going to deny the fact that I once too, feared the consumption of carbohydrates. Carbs are essential in a balanced diet as it is required not only as an energy source but it is also required in many metabolic pathways within the body. It is essential as an energy source for the brain in particular.
As Autumn is finally here and the days are getting cooler, we naturally crave warming foods. This is ideal from the traditional chinese medicine (TCM) and ayurvedic point of views when it comes to eating warming/hot foods during the cooler months to maintain a healthy digestion and a balance in wellbeing. Gone are the raw vegetables,cold salads, smoothie bowls and nicecream and out comes the spices (think turmeric, cinnamon, cardamon, nutmeg, chilli, pepper, cumin and cloves), root vegetables and hot teas.
My name is Diana and I currently live in a regional country town in Western Australia with my husband, golden retriever and great dane. I have been a registered nurse for eight years and recently completed an aromatherapy diploma. Currently, I am completing a BHSc. in Naturopathy at Endeavour College and am loving it! I have wanted to study a form of natural/alternative medicine for a long time but always made excuses about time, efforts and worthiness- not necessarily of commitment to the study but the worthiness of myself and whether I would be good enough…