Wellness Women Wednesday: Jessica Smith

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Oh my fallopian tubes I'm excited for you to meet Jessica Smith today.  I had tears in my eyes as I read her answers because THIS message of hers, is one that needs to be heard.  So many of my readers and patients have battled eating disorders and it so takes its toll on long term hormone wellness.  Like many girls before Jess, she lived a life of terrorising herself by way of anorexia, lack of awareness and wondering if she'd even make her 25th birthday.  Her message needs to be heard and shared because young girls need to learn more bout themselves, to connect with their bodies and most of all not to live from fear.  Jess has a beautiful story and I'm so delighted to be able to call her a friend!

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Post Easter Gentle Body Cleanse!

Fabulous timing I hear you say – that sense of relief that you know you need a cleanse and who not better to join than ME in doing so.

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Overdone it this easter?  Need a little TLC?  Or perhaps you've been to my Debunking PCOS event and have heard how cleansing is the biz when it comes to treating PCOS?  Whatever your reason – it's back!

This is THE last time we are cleansing for this half of the year.  It's important to understand that from a Chinese Medicine viewpoint, it can be too harsh on the system to cleanse in Winter.  So with this in mind, this will be your last chance to jump on board before Spring. It's a little too easy to find yourself a tad over excited during the Easter break and then find yourself in a post easter sugar crashing, easter egg overloaded, unhappy gut mess! (let's not even mention the booze) And because I do love your guts THAT much – I'm giving you one last chance chance before we sink in to colder days to get your little body firing. 

Done it before and don't need to read the bits and bobs?  You can jump onboard here.

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Happy Easter

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Happy Easter!  I hope you've had a wonderful Easter break, enjoying your cacao high and spending time with special people.  In the spirit of holidays, I'm taking a break today BUT if you've got spare time and a hankering for a little wellness injection, go for a little buzz around the site and see where your cursor takes you!  We'll be back with business as usual in the coming days.  Enjoy your Monday.

Debunking PCOS e-course is LIVE!

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Oh my freaking fallopian tubes she's here!  My Debunking PCOS e-course package is LIVE BABY!  You've loved the live even so very much (or perhaps you couldn't make it?  There are absolutely still tickets available for Perth, Adelaide and Cairns), we had to create this because you asked for it!  With such an overwhelming response from our current national tour, now the information we have been bringing you to bust through and reveal the truths of PCOS can be absorbed from the comfort of your very own couch couch all around this big beautiful wide world!  Introducing Debunking PCOS e-course package!

Here's what you get;

+ 2 x 45 minute tutorials 

+ Downloadable copy of all the charts and info discussed during the tutorial

+ Unlimited access

+ A copy of Fertilise Yourself

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She's not only one of my talented PA's, she also gives Jamie Oliver a run for his money!  These are Amy's solution to Easter!  So delicious, so nutritious it's a match made in chocolately fig heaven.

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Wellness Women Wednesday: Jen Saunders

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I absolutely love connecting with new like minded people!  Today I'm introducing you to Jen Saunders.  What an incredible lady!  Jen is the CEO and editor-in-cheif of Wild Sister magazine.  Jen's story is far from 'run of the mill' after being diagnosed with Autism earlier this year.  This has propelled her to work with other women finding themselves facing the same diagnosis, to create an online social network.  Told you she was incredible!  Learn more about her today and what fertility means to her.

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The Fertility Focus Telesummit.

How exciting – so much fertile info all in the one place!

I've got something super exciting to share with you… The Fertility Focus Telesummit 2014 with all the cool kids on the fertile block!



 

I'm pretty chuffed to be included in the Fertility Focus Telesummit's line up – spreading my stuff about ovulation.  What's more, my vision is that all women (and men) can be well informed and make decisions especially around their health and wellness based on educated choices.  This is your place and I'm right there alongside you!

Maybe you've been trying for a baby for some time, or maybe you're going through fertility tests or treatments – you’ll know as well as I do just how confusing and distressing the whole experience can be.  I want YOU to know how you can improve your chances of success, which is why I'm sharing this special event with you today.  

I’m delighted to share with you the Fertility Focus Telesummit 2014 – an amazing “virtual event” you can attend for free! (say what? Yes FREE)

The Telesummit will feature fertility experts from around the world sharing their knowledge and insights on a wide range of fertility subjects.  You can listen in to all the information-packed presentations online every day of the Telesummit for FREE, starting on 28th April (that's like 13 sleeps – how do I know?  It's my daughters birthday!). I feel pretty privileged to be alongside some of the hormone fixing greats!

Grab your free place (not even kidding) now to attend this exciting event, and get fully informed about what you can do to improve your chances of having a baby here.

Click here to read all about the Fertility Focus Telesummit 2014, including details of all the expert presentations all be sharing the virtual stage with, each covering a different aspect of fertility and all offering great advice, ideas and solutions to help you move further towards becoming a parent.

So, be sure to sign up here for your FREE place at this event by jumping on it right here.

See you there!  Nat x

Oh and before I leave you to your tuesday, maybe you know someone else who is struggling with fertility issues?  Please pass this email on to them, as they won’t want to miss out on this amazing event either!


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Seems the topic on every body’s lips right now (or so my inbox tells me), to flu vax or not to flu vax?  Now, we all know this is a super controversial topic.  Before I go on, this blog is a place where I write to allow others to make informed decisions.  So, with this in mind any comments you choose to leave please do so openly with respect for all involved in the discussion.  Rude comments will be removed.

Now that is out of the way, I have to say, the marketing behind the vaccination this year astounds me.  It's on the radio, in the papers and everybody seems to be asking if it's a good idea – everybody seems to be telling us that it is and that we need to get onto it stat!  Now I'm mad for the proactive approach rather than the reactive – preventive medicine is certainly where it is at for me.  However sadly, there are a few missing points that we aren't necessarily considering when lining up for our flu jab.
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Good Food Friday: Revamped hot cross buns

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So here's a re-vamped, re-run, re-shared re-cipe full of goodness that fits in with the bunny season!  My healthy version of Hot Cross Buns!  There's nothing to wait for.  Go to your supermarket and get your bake on kids, this is the winning recipe when it comes to buns this easter.

Nat's super hot cross buns

  •     1 1/2 cups (375ml) coconut milk
  •     2 tsp (7g/1 sachet) dried yeast
  •     1 tbs sugar
  •     60g of coconut butter, melted
  •     1/4 cup chia seeds
  •     1tbs superfood of your choice – I chose gubinge – this of course is optional
  •     1 egg, lightly whisked
  •     2 1/2 cups (675g) rice flour
  •     2 cups of coconut flour
  •     1tsb baking powder
  •     1 tsp salt
  •     3 tsp mixed spice
  •     1 cup currants
  •     1/3 cup (80ml) cold water
  •     1 egg beaten to glaze

Method

Combine the milk, yeast and 1 tbs of sugar in a small bowl. Set aside in a warm, draught-free place for 10 minutes or until frothy.

Combine the milk mixture, coconut butter and egg in a jug and whisk.  Combine 2 cups (600g) of rice flour and 2 cups of the coconut flour, baking powder, chia seeds, gubinge and salt in a bowl. Add the currants and stir.  Make a well in the centre. Pour in the milk mixture and with a wooden spoon stir until just combined, then use your hands to bring the dough together.

Turn onto a lightly floured surface and knead for 10-15 minutes or until elastic like. Place the dough in a bowl and cover with a damp tea towel. Place in a warm spot for 1 hour or until dough doubles in size.

Preheat oven to 200°C. Grease a square cake tin. Punch the dough down with your fist and again turn dough onto a lightly floured surface, kneading for 2-3 minutes or until dough is smooth and elastic. Divide dough into 16 even pieces shaping each portion into a ball. Arrange dough portions, side by side, in the prepared pan. Set aside in a warm, draught-free place for 30 minutes or until dough has risen 2cm.

Meanwhile, mix the remaining flour and water together in a small bowl until a smooth paste forms. Place in a small plastic bag and snip off the end. Pipe a continuous line down the centre of each row of buns, lengthways and widthways, to form crosses. Bake in preheated oven for 10 minutes.

Reduce heat to 180°C and bake for a further 15 minutes or until golden and cooked through (buns are ready when they sound hollow when tapped on the base).

Whisk final egg. Brush over each bun and place back in oven for a few minutes to cook egg.  Once glossy and set, remove from oven, place on a wire rack and when possible turn onto rack to cool.  Serve warm with butter, or toasted.

*these will rise to a lesser degree than regular hot cross buns

Wellness Women Wednesday: Claire Obeid

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Meet the beauty that is Claire Obeid.  Claire is the founder of The Wellness Project, a coach, writer and truth speaker.  You'll quickly learn that Claire is one cleverly in tune with herself kinda gal – which I 'oh so love!'  Feeling connected to ourselves is essential for all round wellness.  Take a read of what this gorgeous girl has to share with us all today – and of course hear her cheesy addiction (my favourite question) which will have you totally relating!

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