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Articles to inspire and support you through your hormone balancing, fertility, pregnancy and motherhood journey. 

My Healthy Birthday Cake Recipe

Recently my daughter turned two and we celebrated with a picnic lunch followed by a not-so-average birthday cake. Being a health conscious Mumma and while my now toddler's gut microbiome is rapidly developing, I am determined to create nourishing options, even on special occasions.

This microbiome development is most critical during the first three years of life, setting up a healthy gut and balanced immune system for years to come. There are many ways you as a parent can also support your little ones gut and immune health. Read more on this topic in my baby health book, Thriving Bubba.

If you're following the gut friendly food introduction plan in Thriving Bubba, you can try this cake recipe for your bub from 12 months (without the frosting), or 15 months with the frosting, which is made from soaked cashews. 

This recipe can be doubled, to bake two cakes which sit on top of each other, with frosting in the middle- this is what I did in the image above. It is a...

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How To Minimise The Effects Of Chlorinated Pools

Do you strive to live a low-tox lifestyle, but concerned about your (or little ones) exposure to chlorine in swimming pools? 

As your skin is your largest organ, it therefore absorbs much of what you apply topically and expose it to- the chlorine in your water supply and swimming pools included. 

 

So what’s the big issue with Chlorine?

Chlorine is antibacterial, so if you're inhaling and ingesting the fumes and water, it will effect your microbiome such as the beneficial bacteria on your skin and within your gut. We know our good bugs play a major role in detoxification, digestion of your foods, building your immunity, supporting your brain and hormone health among much more. When your levels are under attack, this can contribute to health conditions throughout your body. 

 The gases released from chlorine are also lung irritants and if the experience of many Naturopathic patients is to go by, chlorine is an eye and skin irritant and...

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