I don’t have a preferred contraception. They’re all seriously nasty and come with a monster list of side effects, complications and troubles. The copper IUD is one many women turn to because it doesn’t contain ‘synthetic’ hormones. We visited the Mirena a few weeks back – you may like to take a read of that here.
The copper IUD is a small intrauterine device that prevents pregnancy (see below image). It’s believed to work as the copper coil, which is wrapped around the IUD itself, releases ions into the surrounding fluids. This impairs the mobility of sperm like some kind of super hero magnetic force. It is believed that this is an effective form of contraception. Sounds harmless – but lets dig deeper.Read More
Our bodies require certain things from us during the cooler months. They want us to have extra sleep, they want us to rug up and stay inside more, they want us to be more gentle with ourselves, and they want us to eat quite differently to other times of the year. There’s a reason why we crave hearty, heavier, warming meals during winter. It’s our body’s innate intelligence letting us know what’s best for us. Here are some ways that you can give your body what it needs this winter.Read More
Dried fruit seems to be a popular snack food for young children, and adults. It conjures up the image of a healthy alternative to sweets. You’ll find piles of dried fruits in the health food stores, and from that we assume that it’s a healthy food. But is it?Read More
Last week I had my very first colonic. I’ve been doing daily coffee enemas for over three years now, so I’m quite comfortable with putting tubes up my backside and funnelling fluid into my colon. But this was different.Read More
I go through phases with my books. When I first started educating myself about wellness, I devoured every nutrition book I could find. Then, I started reading spiritual tomes non-stop. And then, I didn’t want to read anything besides fiction that had nothing to do with work. Now, I’m revisiting the foodie books. Full circle.Read More
It’s that time of year again here in Australia. Every time we turn on the telly we’re inundated with pleas to rush to the doctor to have a flu jab. God forbid we let our immune systems do their jobs! It peeves me off something fierce.
Our bodies are equipped for protection. When we do right by them, they’ll carry us through winter without too much of a hitch. Sure, we may get a minor cold, the sniffles, or a fever, but that isn’t really anything to panic over. These are just symptoms of our bodies cleansing themselves and bringing themselves back to homeostasis. When we suppress this process with drugs – or try to stop it from occurring altogether with a vaccine – we’re messing with a natural process that really only has our best interest at heart. The band-aid is applied and we haven’t dealt with the root cause.Read More
Cravings are loud. They kick and shout. They’re obnoxious and relentless like a tantruming toddler.
When a craving hits me, I feel like there’s something switched on inside me, driving me with wild-eyed force until it has been fulfilled.
Many a time when they hit, I would find myself at the counter of a convenience store happily chatting to the clerk while I purchased family sized blocks of chocolate or entire buckets of ice cream. Then I would scurry home to wolf down the lot in solitude and hide the evidence before my partner got home.Read More
After years of tummy upsets, I’ve experimented with a whole range of remedies to soothe a cramping, bloated and down-right-messed-up digestive system. Among the successful remedies I’ve found have been colloidal silver, homeopathic drops, Mora therapy, massage, and living in line with my truth. But sometimes, I simply want something in the physical world that takes action, soothes my gut and give me almost immediate relief. Enter the herb I’m about to share with you.Read More
Five years ago today, at 9am, I slipped away from my desk at Dolly magazine and walked to my hand doctor’s office with excitement. Two weeks prior I’d had surgery to remove fluid on my left middle finger and biopsies to try and work out why I had strange little lumps popping up all over my hand arm. Being a firm fixture on the Sydney social scene, the cast I’d had to wear for the two weeks was a drag. It was uncomfortable and impossible to hide in photographs, and I was peeved off having to type with one hand at work. With the MTV awards just two days away, I was keen to get the thing off.Read More
I’m in love. I’m staying true to my word that the Sunshine Coast is my favourite place in the world, but Bali is definitely up there. I loved pretty much everything about it – the people, the stunning views, the amazing cheap food, and even the heat (lots of toxins were sweated out that’s for sure). I just spent 10 days there – the first seven days on a retreat hosted by one of my besties Melissa Ambrosini, and the last few days at an amazing place right on the edge of a cliff in Uluwatu.Read More