Are you expecting? Do you have a newborn, bubba or toddler? Get a special introductory offer to my upcoming Baby Book by registering here!

Glowing Mumma Collective

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

How to Keep Your Produce Fresher for Longer

How to Keep Your Produce Fresher for Longer

You arrive home, proud of your recent fresh vegetable and fruit purchase and happy that you’ve stocked up for the week.  A few days later, you want to whip up your families fav meal, only to find your once fresh produce is now looking rather limp.

If this happens to you regularly and you want to get the most out of your shop but also consider your health, keep your vegetable purchases as fresh as possible by following these handy storage guidelines.

AVOID USING:

  • Alfoil
  • Plastic wrap
  • Plastic container use

Note: If plastic wrap is required, avoid the food touching the wrap. Placing a brown paper bag between the food and the plastic is an option.

REPLACE WITH:

  • Glass containers
  • Ceramic containers and bowls
  • Stainless steel containers and bowls
  • Brown paper bags
  • Tea towels

WASHING YOUR PRODUCE

Always wash your vegetables before preparing. You can do this just after you purchase (for those stored in the fridge), and therefore...

Read on...

How To Nourish Little Ones On A Road Trip

By Kasey Willson 

Are you thinking about heading off on a family road trip, but you’re not sure how to navigate nourishing your little ones while away? Read on for some tips we implemented on our most recent caravanning trip through central Australia (from Adelaide to Lake Argyle) & home via Uluru, to keep our 14 month old bubba happy & healthy.


Keeping Bubba Entertained

We had some big days of travel, which meant a restless bubba at times. The long stretches of sitting down in the car, were broken up with lots of morning play and encouraging movement at each stop. Our favourites were the nature walks at Uluru and Kings Canyon, plus the walk and water activities at Lake Argyle. At more basic stops bubba had fun chasing her shadow, sneaking up on birds and if there was enough time, we'd get her trike off the back for a spin. If there was lawn, we'd be playing on it, if there were rocks bubs would be collecting them and if there was dirt, she'd...

Read on...

The Hidden Hormone Disruptor In Your Foods

The Hidden Hormone Disruptor In Your Foods

The foods you consume on a daily basis can do one of two things. They can provide the nutrition needed for gut health, growth, detoxification, energy production, hormone and neurotransmitter synthesis as well as overall bodily health and function. Or your foods can cause toxicity in your body, lead to inflammation production and therefore contribute to hormone imbalance, among many other health complications.

First things first, I will always encourage a diet based around whole foods. Eliminating the processed trans-fat, preservative laden, sugary so called ‘foods’ and instead building the diet up with loads of fresh vegetables, some fruits, nutritious olives, olive oil, nuts, seeds, coconut products and ethically raised animal products.  Fermented foods and broths are also encouraged as a part of a nourishing diet for hormone health.

You may be following this ‘to a t’, but still noticing...

Read on...

How To Find A Nourishing Dairy-Free Milk

How To Find A Nourishing Dairy-Free Milk

I’m no coffee addict, but I do enjoy a morning bulletproof and catching up over an almond milk latte every once in a while. 

Almond and coconut milk are my go-to dairy milk alternatives which I now much prefer the taste and texture over regular coffee (with cows milk). When a cafe uses a milk that has nasties added, I can usually tell and my naturopath instinct kicks in to do some detective work. So you can imagine my disappointment now that most cafes have done the old switch-a-roo and started using dairy free milks that are not up to my (admittedly high) naturopath standards. Relax, I’m not talking about Nutrition Republic– they still get my tick of approval

For those that don’t do so well on dairy, there are now many alternatives available, but only a few that I can confidently recommend as healthy options. I know it can get confusing and hard keeping up with the...

Read on...

How To Support Your Liver When Celebrating

How To Support Your Liver When Celebrating

It’s that time of year where your calendar is full with social outings and celebrations over fine food and often an abundance of alcoholic bevvies. Christmas is a time to relax and be merry and this may mean letting your hair down…a little too far and consequently upsetting your liver health.

Your liver plays an important role in metabolising your hormones to allow excess levels to be safely removed from your body. If the detoxification processes in the liver (Phase 1 and Phase 2) are overwhelmed with filtering toxins (such as alcohol), your hormone health metabolism may be compromised.

Along with staying hydrated, here are my top ways to use foods to promote a healthy and happy liver and support your hormone health through the silly season.

THE GUT: LIVER CONNECTION

If your digestion is in tip top condition, this will help out your liver. The liver is the filter of...

Read on...

How to Read Food Labels

How to Read Food Labels

If you’re like me, your shopping expedition includes the detective work of reading food labels.

Where and how you source your food shopping is such an important factor in gaining and maintaining optimal health for you and your family. With clever marketers working their magic to entice us to buy their products, buying healthy is tricky business. You must learn to look through the pretty pictures and misleading claims, and instead read the fine print to ensure your shop is a healthy one.

Read on to be equipped with important food label reading skills. It will save you time and give you the confidence to know you’ve made the best choice for you and your loved ones.

WHERE TO START

Buying whole foods, such as fresh vegetables, fruits, nuts, seeds, dried legumes, eggs and fresh meats is the healthiest option when purchasing foods, to make up your daily meals. There are times however, when you will need to resort...

Read on...

When Oils Go Off

When Oils Go Off

Oils just aint oils. There are several types, which play different roles in the body, and each has a different ability to stay fresh under heat, light and air conditions. Today I’ll discuss the essential fatty acid’s (EFA’s), Omega 3 and Omega 6. These are called essential, because our body cannot make them individually, or from other fats in the diet. They instead need to be supplied through our diet in order to use for their many functions.

Essential fatty acids play important roles in the body, particularly nurturing for the nervous, immune, reproductive and cardiovascular system. They allow cells to form and function properly, are powerful antioxidants, have anti-inflammatory properties (omega 3’s only) and allow adequate detoxification to occur in the body.

HOW CAN I GET ESSENTIAL OMEGA 3 AND OMEGA 6 FATS THROUGH MY DIET?

The healthier sources of Omega 3 fatty acids are from cold water fish and marine animals such as salmon, trout,...

Read on...

How To Use Vitamin Rich Foods As Your Medicine

How To Use Vitamin Rich Foods As Your Medicine

Using foods as medicine is always my first priority when preventing imbalances, treating health challenges and promoting optimal health & vitality. Nature has provided us with a way of delivering our body’s nutritional requirements through the blessing of whole foods.

Optimal nutrition is crucial for growth, development, detoxing and maintaining the multiple functions your body performs day in, day out.  Whether you’re nurturing yourself through a pregnancy, providing growth support for your children, aiming to increase physical performance, striving for bounding energy, working towards improved mental health and concentration or supporting your hormone health, setting yourself nutritional goals can play an important role.

To help you to use food as your medicine and incorporate a varied array of nutrients into your daily diet, refer to my list of vitamins found in health...

Read on...

How to Create a Healthy Emotional Connection with Food

How to Create a Healthy Emotional Connection with Food

Over the weekend I made a Banana Cake (a healthy version of course) and I returned to my youth. Joyous memories flooded back- running around in the shearing shed, playing in the wool bales and stopping for smoko with the smelly shearers. I smiled.

Food is a powerful trigger for certain thoughts, memories and feelings- happy, sad, content, nervous, excited, jealous, anxious, depressed and even confidence. The connection of emotions, moods and feelings affecting the types and amounts of foods we reach for, is just as strong.

As emotions have a profound impact on digestive health, it is important to become aware of any underlying thoughts you have around foods. Acknowledge these emotional connections to overcome any negative effects they may be having on your overall health, aiming to create a healthy mindset around your daily diet.

As I listen to my patients, the most common negative emotional connections to food, include:...

Read on...

How To Use Mineral Rich Foods As Your Medicine

How To Use Mineral Rich Foods As Your Medicine

Using foods as medicine is always my first priority when preventing imbalances, treating health challenges and promoting optimal health & vitality. Nature has provided us with a way of delivering our body’s nutritional requirements through the blessing of whole foods.

Minerals from the foods you eat help to build strong bones & teeth, healthy hair, glowing skin, easy-to grow nails, normal nerve function along with governing your hormone health and metabolism.

An important step in supporting your hormone health is incorporating a varied array of nutrients into your daily diet. Refer to my list of minerals found in health giving (gluten free) foods, below. Aim to opt for organic where possible.

MINERALS

CALCIUM

Animal sources:

Anchovies, bone broth, crab, dairy* products (cheese, cream, milk, yoghurt), duck, egg yolks, prawns, salmon, sardines, snapper, shellfish

Plant based...

Read on...
1 2
Close

50% Complete

Get My Free Hormone Health Tips!

Enter your details below to get my regular hormone health articles delivered straight into your inbox.