Category: Health Point(e)

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Natural Deodorant – does it really work?

Natural Deodorant – a contentious issue for many. I can see people shaking their heads, squirming in their seats and drawing the line that a natural alternative to smelling fresh and not offending others with body odour could even come close to working. I hear you but just hear me out a little on this one… Well, not all products…

Coconut Oil – is it really a superfood??

  You don’t have to look too far to see the word ‘superfood’ these days. It refers to foods that are deemed to have supreme nutritional qualities, often heightened levels of phytonutrients and/or antioxidants but can also be part of Marketing and advertising dreams. Some of these superfoods are costly, not always easily available and aren’t necessarily able to be…

Adrenals – what are they + what is Adrenal Fatigue

It’s that time of year with everyone rushing around, the year winding up, feeling like there’s never enough hours in the day to do it all, stumbling our way through December and just hanging out for some time off over Christmas. You can feel the frazzled energy in the air, you can hear it in people’s voices and it’s contagious…

A Balance Point(e) 12 Days of Christmas

As the Sydney season draws to a close with The Australian Ballet, it also signals the year winding down of a huge 2014 for everyone, including the dancers. We are performing our last shows of The Nutcracker at The Opera House while other dancers across the world are treating audiences to their Nutcracker performances too. Young dancers are treating their…

Reflecting on the journey so far + a Video

A few years after I began making some real progress on my own health journey, The Australian Ballet together with the wonderful people at The Apiary put together this little video about Health and Lifestyle. It was originally shared on the Company’s blog Behind Ballet and is also accessible on The Australian Ballet Youtube channel here. Along with Rudy Hawkes and other ballet colleagues, we were…

Electrolytes + my Ultimate Favourite

Macronutrients often steal the limelight in terms of nutrition, these being the nutrients that the body needs in large amounts – carbohydrates, fats and proteins. However, there’s another group of nutrients that while only needed in small amounts, are also hugely important for good health. This group are called Micronutrients which include vitamins, minerals, trace elements, phytochemicals, and antioxidants. Today I am focusing on…