We are now just 2 days away from the launch of the Grow Foundation, for Naturally Better Kids!
This event has been wonderfully supported by our sponsors: Chefs on the Run, EKM Legal, Lindenwarrah Country House, Baby Mode and Let’s Party Additive Free.
For those of you are unable to come, I have listed below a couple of the live auction items we will be presenting on the night. There is also a Brachiation Ladder up for grabs, complete with floor mats…
If you would like to put in a bid on any of these, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. We would need to be able to contact you by phone on saturday night (feb 26th), if you are successful, so that you can pay by credit card over the phone. Click here to read more.. »
My beautiful daughter Pele just handed me this piece that she’s written for a school debate. Thought I’d share it!
When workers cut down trees in rain forests to make way for palm plantations, they not only kill the habitats of one of the world’s endangered animals, but they kill them as well…
Hardi Baktiantoro, director of Indonesia’s Centre for Orangutan Protection, says that at least 1,500 orangutans died in 2006, mostly as a result of deliberate attacks but also due to their habitat disappearing to make way for palm oil plantations. “Orangutans have become the victims of torture by plantation workers as they wander and eat palm oil seedlings for survival,” Mr. Baktiantoro says.
Orangutans are quiet animals that spend most of their time in trees, this is where they eat, sleep and mate, and if the trees are all gone, none of this takes place, erasing them from the food chain. The trees also provide shelter for the animals so if they are not there it increases the chance of disease and deaths.
Environmentalists say around 16.8 million hectares of forest have been cleared for palm oil plantations in Indonesia, but only 6.3 million hectares have actually been planted with palm oil crop, leaving 10.5 million hectares of blank land, so what was the point of killing innocent orangutans for wasted space?!
There are no laws against the use of this ingredient, but I hope that it will be banned soon!
well done honey xx
We are thrilled to confirm that Dr Nahla Khraim, Paediatric Osteopath, will be speaking at the launch event for the Grow Foundation.
Nahla is one of the most highly qualified Paediatric Osteopaths in Australia, practices at two Melbourne clinics and lectures at a Melbourne University.
Nahla also features in Naturally Better as a greatly valued part of Gryffin’s therapy team. We love her!
It is shaping up to be quite a night…..!
If you have recently made the decision to begin to eat healthier food, well done! I can certainly vouch for the increase in energy and alertness which comes when you cut out the ‘junk’! But it can take a while to get used to the change in ingredients, food preparation and taste. One of the first things you can do, which is relatively painless, is to stop eating wheat.
Believe it or not, humans were never meant to eat wheat! Think back to cave man times – not so long ago really on the evolutionary time-line, but if you imagine our hide-wearing friends eating their meat off the bone and their vegetables raw, do you imagine they would have had a high-yield wheat field around the back of the cave? No! If they ate grains at all, it was probably the odd wild grass plant. Not thousands of grains, every. single. day. Well, as far as dietary changes, I reckon if we stopped right there, we could probably avert a whole array of human ills because when you mix flour with water, what do you get? A gut full of glue! Click here to read more.. »
Ladies, take a minute to read this and be proud. Turns out we’re all architects!!!
Thank you Zsuzsa for sending this to me… x
It all began to make sense, the blank stares, the lack of response, the way one of the kids will walk into the room while I’m on the phone and ask to be taken to the store. Inside I’m thinking, ‘Can’t you see I’m on the phone?’
Obviously not; no one can see if I’m on the phone, or cooking, or sweeping the floor, or even standing on my head in the corner, because no one can see me at all. I’m invisible. The invisible Mum. Some days I am only a pair of hands, nothing more! Can you fix this? Can you tie this? Can you open this?? Click here to read more.. »
We are very excited to announce that Dr Peter Holsman, Medical Practitioner & Naturopath from the Well Being Institute of Australia, will be speaking at our upcoming Grow Foundation launch dinner. Dr Holsman has been very supportive of my book and activities to date.
Dr Holsman practices here in Melbourne; his areas of speciality include digestive problems, sinusitis, fatigue , hormone imbalance, sleeping difficulties, stress, fibromyalgia, irritable bowel syndrome, glandular fever and allergies.
For the launch of Naturally Better, Dr Holsman wrote a review which appears on the back cover: Click here to read more.. »
So I was walking around the block with the G man this morning, admiring everyone else’s manicured lawns / nature strips out the front of their houses. Mostly manicured they are… Then there’s this one house which never has its lawns mowed.. pretty much always has a healthy crop of dandelions growing out the front. Up until tonight, I’ve thought the guy living in this house is a total slacker, but tonight I’m not so sure…
This 3 minute video explains just how good common garden dandelions – among other ‘weeds’ are for we humans. Weeds hey? Well, if these ‘homegrown, organic’ weeds really do have the healing properties described in this little clip, then I’ll be clipping the heads off our dandelions before Joey gets to them next time! Click here to read more.. »
I first saw Philip Day a few years ago at one of his seminars here in Melbourne. Instant crush. Not in a romantic way, I have a crush on his mind…
Philip is a journalist turned health writer and researcher. He founded the Campaign for Truth in Medicine (CTM), and inspired the making of ‘Foodmatters’.
Today’s newsletter from Philip Day includes a piece which I think it gold. Yes, he is right – all we seem to hear is how bad, doomed and full of dread our existence is here in planet earth. But in the end, all that matters is what is real to you.
Do you suffer from impromptu, evil imaginings?
Disturbing thoughts that pop into your head?
Where on earth do they come from? Click here to read more.. »
This arrived today from Luba. :
My name is Luba… My daughter Bianka who is now 14 months old has Down Syndrome I just got to read your book ( I am reading now) and amazed what have you done for your son it just inspired me to the very high extend. I always was told when I say practitioners here that I have to reconsile with Biankas condition that she would only achieve this or that or that when for example I asked about her head not growing so well that I have to realized that she is and will be intelectually limited and disabled and probably do not have to tell you how much that hurts and somehow I felt is not right and do not want to accept that this has to be. Click here to read more.. »
I’m going to share this personal story in case it helps someone. I made a terrible mistake last year, by neglecting my own health – for too long. For various reasons(!), I pushed myself way too far and I ended up breaking out in what looked at first like hives. It began on my elbow, and within about 10 days, my body was covered in itchy horrible spots. Yes, pretty awful… especially on top of being constantly exhausted.
I went to our family GP for a diagnosis. Being a Nutritional & Environmental doctor, he diagnosed my problem as Adrenal Exhaustion – I didn’t really know what this meant. Now that I understand it, I reckon a good percentage of adults suffer from this – the symptoms are just so common…