Sea Salt, Fresh Raspberry & Slivered Almond Chocolate

Sea salt, slivered almond and fresh raspberry chocolate bark, come at me!

The world would be a different place without chocolate, and what better time to indulge than Easter.

It’s time to let go of production line chocolate bunnies and create a homemade chocolate bark that is super easy to whip up and even easier to share. Once made, you can just snap off a piece, enjoy and share around.

My sea salt, slivered almond and fresh raspberry delight has the addition of sea salt and raspberries, that adds brightness and a salty finish with every bite.

Officially approved by the Easter Bunny, so please be sure to give them a go!

Sea salt, fresh raspberry and slivered almond chocolate

{ MAKES ABOUT 150 G (512 OZ) }

  • 60 g (21/4 oz) coconut butter
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 55 g (2 oz/1/4 cup) grated cacao butter
  • 1 heaped tablespoon raw cacao powder
  • 2 tablespoons rice malt syrup or any sweetener of choice
  • generous pinch of sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons natural peanut butter (optional)
  • handful raspberries, halved handful slivered almonds, toasted


Line a baking tray with baking paper.

Melt the coconut butter, coconut oil and cacao butter in a bowl sifting over (but not touching) a bowl of very hot water and whisk to combine. Add the cacao powder, rice malt syrup, salt, vanilla and peanut butter, if using, and whisk to combine.

Pour into the prepared tray and scatter over the raspberries and almonds. Place in the freezer for at least 30 minutes, or until solid. Remove from the freezer and break into shards or chop into squares. Store in an airtight container in the freezer.

Give it a whirl, and let me know what you think in the comments section below.

Happy Easter!

Lee xo  

10 Foods for Sensitive Teeth

The insurance industry may treat teeth like a luxury, but they play a critical role in your overall health. Oral pain can make it challenging to eat, impacting your ability to get the nutrients your body needs.

However, you can’t always get to a dentist right away. Sometimes, you need to save the required cash. Waiting on devices like crowns can likewise leave you with a sore mouth. Here are ten foods for sensitive teeth you can enjoy in the meantime, providing you with nutrition while going easy on your pearlies. 

1. Oatmeal

Your intestinal microbiome plays a crucial role in your overall health. Your gut bacteria feed on fiber and researchers have found an association between adequate intake and positive outcomes. However, chewing on an apple may prove impossible if you have sensitive teeth.

Oatmeal offers oodles of filling fiber. Plus, it’s so gentle on your teeth that dentists recommend it after implant surgery when you need time to heal as your devices fuse to your jaw. Oats are safe for most gluten-sensitive people as long as you read the label. Some brands cross-contaminate products by using the same machines for various grains, so look for those products labeled gluten-free.

2. Sweet Potatoes

Sweet potatoes make a healthier alternative to plain mashed — which are also good for sensitive teeth. What elevates them above your standard russet is their impressive beta-carotene content.

Beta-carotene converts to vitamin A in your body. This antioxidant helps you maintain visual and eye health, boost immune function and add luster to hair and skin. Even the fries are soft, and taste divine dipped in aioli.

3. Seed Pudding

Pudding benefits sensitive teeth because you don’t have to chew it. Furthermore, it’s not as cold as ice cream, handy if temperature extremes make you wince. However, store-bought versions often contain little besides sugar, which isn’t kind to your teeth.

However, chia seed pudding delivers a healthy dose of omega-3 fatty acids, crucial for neurological health. While you only need two ingredients to whip up a basic batch, you can add cinnamon for flavor and better blood sugar control or cocoa for extra antioxidants.

4. Nut Butter

Nut butter is a fabulous way to get plant-based protein when chewing on almonds is out of the question. Fortunately, you can find no shortage of varieties lining store shelves. Look for versions without oodles of excess sugar, which can cause cavities, further damaging your teeth. A PB&J with soft bread and all-natural preserves makes a mouth-friendly lunch in a jiffy.

5. Hummus

Hummus also scores high in plant-based protein. While you might think of this dip as one for carrots, you can spread it on softer stuff.

For example, spread hummus on a flour tortilla and roll up some easy-to-chew pan-fried veggies like mushrooms and cabbage. This makeshift vegan street taco tastes amazing, no cheese or beef necessary.

6. Chopped Salad

Your body needs various phytonutrients and antioxidants from plants. Science hasn’t even finished classifying all of them, which is why popping a vitamin helps but isn’t sufficient.

A chopped salad minimizes how much you need to chew. When selecting toppings, stick to softer nuts like walnuts if you must have a bit of crunch, passing on croutons and harder nutmeats like almond. Likewise, give berries a pass as they can stick to tooth surfaces and make it tough to chew.

Vegetable Quiche

7. Quiche

Many vegetarians eat eggs, and they offer the carnivorous set another protein alternative when chewing chicken breast causes a toothache. A quiche makes an elegant dinner for the whole family that’s gentle on your mouth.

Get even more protein in this spinach, feta and mushroom version. Stick to soft, vegetable fillings, staying away from bacon or sausage crumbles.

8. Tuna Salad

Tuna salad is another excellent protein choice. You can omit the celery from your usual recipe to make it easier to chew. Although keep it if you can tolerate it. It provides a fiber and hydration boost.

Fish like tuna offers one of your best sources of omega-3 fatty acids, crucial substances for brain health. If mercury causes concern, stick with light tuna versus albacore, which typically has lower concentrations.

9. Healthy Fried Rice

Fried rice has a bad rap thanks to processing and additives like MSG. However, you can make a healthier version at home. Including soft lentils and peas gets you plant-based protein.

The trick? Use brown rice instead of white. Manufacturers don’t remove the bran and chaff from brown rice, preserving the fiber and nutrients.

10. Zucchini Boat Pizza

Are you concerned about your carb intake despite your sensitive teeth? You’re wise to do so. Some nutritionists implicate highly processed products like white flour with skyrocketing cases of Type 2 diabetes, so it’s wise to reduce your intake.

However, that doesn’t mean going without pizza. This recipe may delight your sensitive teeth as much as your waistline. Zucchini boats aren’t nearly as chewy as thick wheat crusts, letting you indulge in your favorite Friday treat even before seeing your dentist.

Foods for Sensitive Teeth

Having dental pain is tough. You need to find ways to meet your nutritional needs while waiting for professional help.

Turn to these ten foods for sensitive teeth. You’ll nourish your body and preserve your health.

Six Ways to Support your Energy Naturally

It’s 2 pm.  

You skipped your lunch break to work to a tight deadline, and suddenly, your eyelids become heavy, the stress is building, and your stomach is grumbling. You scurry around for something quick to eat and find a bar of chocolate stashed at the bottom of your bag. 

Do you:

A)   Grab the bar of chocolate and carry on working.

B)   Take a break, eat your packed lunch and get back to work once you’ve eaten.  

If you chose option B, you’re on your way to feeling more energised. If you chose A, don’t be surprised if you end up feeling more tired and stressed thirty minutes later. 

If you’re looking to avoid the afternoon slump, I’ve got your back.

Below are my six top ways to naturally support your energy.

  1. Prioritise Sleep:

While sleep seems like the most basic of solutions, nearly half (48%) of all Australians have sleeping difficulties.(1) No wonder so many of us complain about being tired all of the time!

If you are feeling tired, please, please, for me, prioritise your sleep.

I recommend setting a sleeping schedule, watching your stimulant intake and creating a sleep-friendly bedroom.

If you want more tips about optimising your sleep, head over here. 

  1. Eat Regular Meals:

Unless you’re intermittent fasting, I recommend consuming regular, nutrient-dense  and iron rich meals and snacks throughout the day.

At each meal, aim to have a source of protein, healthy fat and fibre to stabilise your blood sugar levels. 

  1. Move Regularly: 

I know after a poor night’s sleep, the last thing you want to do is head to a HIIT class, but regular exercise is excellent for fighting fatigue.

I recommend mixing up your movement to fit how you’re feeling -  as I get older (I'm 55 this year), I love a mix of hiking, yoga and reformer Pilates, but find what works for you. 

  1. Fulvic Humic Concentrate: 

If you’re eating all the right things and still feeling tired, it may be time to consider incorporating Fulvic Humic Concentrate (FHC) into your routine. Fulvic and Humic, known as shilajit in India, has been used in Ayurvedic medicine for over 3000 years as a revitaliser, sleep regulator and mood stabiliser.

FHC helps naturally remove toxins, metals and bacteria from the GI tract to support healthy immune system function, reduce oxidative stress and strengthen our cells.

Modern research indicates that it relieves fatigue, increases oxygen flow to the brain for improved alertness and assists energy metabolism.   

  1. Check in With Your Stress:

Chronic stress can disrupt sleep and lead to fatigue and low moods. So, how are you feeling, and how stressed are you? Are you doing anything to support your stress? 

As a yoga teacher and clinical nutritionist, I’m always looking for different ways to help people manage their stress. Some of the practices I recommend are listed here.

Last year, I took up Vedic Meditation to help manage my stress and deal with what I was experiencing at the time, and it’s made an enormous difference to my mental health and energy levels.

If you feel stressed, I encourage you to seek professional help from a doctor, therapist or psychologist.

  1. Assess Your Nutrient Deficiencies:

If your energy is feeling depleted, consider checking out your iron, vitamin B12, vitamin D and thyroid levels with a trusted doctor.

These vitamins and minerals are essential for optimal energy and can quickly become deficient in vegetarians, vegans, menstruating women, people who have chronic stress or issues with nutrient absorption.

If you’re looking for a hit of minerals, FHC contains over seventy trace minerals. 

It’s time to check in – how are you feeling, and what do you need?

Let me know in the comments below!

Lee xx

(1) https://www.aihw.gov.au/reports/risk-factors/sleep-problems-as-a-risk-factor/summary

Mould Issues After Flooding? Here’s What to Do Next

The floods that have hit parts of Australia across New South Wales and Queensland have been nothing short of heartbreaking and so many people have been badly affected.

The clean-up and restoration process has begun as things start to settle, however mould and pathogens often succeed floods, which can pose a severe health hazard to many, so I'd love to share with you some ways to prevent and deal with mould if it is a problem for you. 

What Can Happen If You’re Exposed to Mould?

You may not be aware of it, but mould could be affecting your health. Mould toxicity or exposure is often misdiagnosed, as it can act like many other conditions.  

Mould exposure can cause:

  • Irritated eyes
  • A sore throat
  • Runny or stuffy nose
  • Sneezing
  • Coughing
  • Wheezing
  • Difficulty concentrating, brain fog
  • Dry, scaly skin
  • Digestive problems 

These symptoms can vary from person to person and range from mild to more severe. 

Moulds produce allergens, irritants and toxic substances and can induce asthma, trigger sinusitis and even contribute to lung disease. Some people are more sensitive to moulds than others. 

How to Alleviate Mould in the Home After Flooding 

The most common indoor moulds are Cladosporium, Penicillium, and Aspergillus. Stachybotrys, or black mold, is the most dangerous type.  Mycotoxins are produced which if inhaled, eaten, or touched are toxic to humans. Getting on top of mould issues is really important.

If there are signs of mould in your house due to flooding, be sure to do the following:

  • Cut the plasterboard about 50 centimetres above the waterline and remove it.  
  • When removing gyprock treat it like asbestos. Anything that disturbs mould spores could possibly also redistribute them. Removal of gyprock should not occur without containment and anyone attempting it should be adequately masked and protected.
  • Remove any wall insulation as this can store bacteria and dampness.
  • For any timber or metal studs, try using a pressure wash. Then, spray the studs with antimicrobial disinfectant and leave them to dry completely.
  • If you have any hardwood furnishings such as tables, you may be able to save them through proper scrubbing with hot water and antimicrobial disinfectant to wipe the mould away from the surface.
  • It’s not worth trying to salvage any soft furnishings, such as couches or mattresses.
  • Replace or remove carpets that have been soaked and can’t be dried right away. 

How to Stop Mould from Growing After Flooding

  • Use a dehumidifier in your home to keep humidity levels as low as you can. I have been running my dehumidifier ongoing since the floods and it's amazing how much water it's collecting.
  • Consider installing an air conditioner with a high-efficiency particulate air filter attachment – this can trap mould spores from the outdoor air before they circulate inside the home.
  • Ventilate all bathrooms and run the exhaust fan during and after a shower or bath to dry the air. If you don’t have a fan, open a window or door while you’re showering or bathing.
  • Fix any leaks in the roof, walls or plumbing.  

How to Internally Treat Mould

Even if you don’t feel particularly sensitive to mould, your body may still need help safely clearing it out of your system. 

To help your body detox mould, it is a good idea to focus on the following:

  1. Reducing inflammation

Prolonged mould exposure can trigger and exacerbate chronic inflammation, so I encourage you to focus on getting enough anti-inflammatory foods into your diet.

Anti-inflammatory bone broth, my omega-rich crispy salmon, and this delicious smoothie are all sure-fire ways to help lower your inflammation. 

  1. Strengthening your gut microbiome

A healthy gut may just be able to save you from mould toxicity. The research shows that the gut microbiome can eliminate toxins from the body if the gut bacteria is in a healthy balance.1

To give yourself the best chance against mould toxicity, add Love Your Gut powder or Love Your Gut capsules to your regime. Love Your Gut can help strengthen the lining of the gut walls and remove a build-up of plaque, bacteria and waste. Plus, Love Your Gut improves your digestion capacity, which means you’ll be able to eliminate toxins faster.  

How to Know When You Need Expert Help

While you may be able to tackle mould extermination yourself, it’s best to call a professional if you find mould that’s larger than the size of your hand, as this means the mould has a constant source of moisture and may be spreading across ceilings and walls. 

The Best Way to Help Others

If you’re near a flood-affected area and want to help, it’s essential to look after your wellbeing while you’re doing it. Anyone involved in clean-up should wear complete protective equipment, including gumboots, gloves, and a mask to avoid ingesting harmful pathogens. 

If you cannot donate your time, there’s plenty that can be done, including donating money or dropping items to local organisations that send them to people who have been impacted. Supercharged Food are part of the Northern Rivers Community Herbal Care program run by Erin Lovell Verinder which is a program to help sustain and rebuild a community who has been shattered on many levels by recent events.

I’m thinking of everyone being affected and am sending my love and support. 

Lee x



Five Tips When Cooking With Wholefoods

Wholefood cooking in a world full of quick fixes is not an easy feat, but it’s my job and passion to help everyday people like yourself learn the tools and tips to bring a wholefood, real-food lifestyle into your reach, and into your kitchen!

My philosophy of eating is based around home cooked, ethically sourced, good-for-the-earth and free-from-chemicals methods of food sourcing and preparation. That means that the food you invest into should be of the highest quality; free from hormones, additives, pesticides.

Meats and animal products should be organic or free range and pasture fed wherever possible. Seek out farmers markets and fresh food delivery services over conventional supermarket produce and aim as much as possible to fill your pantry with single ingredients rather than anything mixed by a food company.

Meal kits are a great idea for the home cook as they are an easy alternative to grocery shopping to really remove the guesswork when it comes to meal planning.

Hello Fresh have wonderful recipes and also a meal kit delivery service, that is affordable and convenient, so you can create deliciously healthy, restaurant-worthy meals at home. The other benefits that meal kits offer are that they can help guide you around the kitchen and give you more cooking-confidence! As a bonus the kits also contain pre-measured ingredients to help prevent food waste. Meal kits save you time when it comes to planning, prep and shopping too!

Two Ayurvedic Breakfast Bowls

Here are some of my top tips to help you live a wholefood cooking lifestyle.

  • Soak your grains. This step is so critical, and is something that in the age of outsourced food preparation has been lost. Back in the old days, traditional cultures always soaked, sprouted or fermented their grains, nuts, legumes and pulses before consuming them. This is incredibly important to neutralize enzyme inhibitors and render these foods digestible. An overnight soak of any grain such as oats, buckwheat, quinoa or other grain you are using in any recipe should be soaked in warm filtered water with a spoonful of an acidic or fermenting medium such as apple cider vinegar, whey or yoghurt to break down phytic acid which binds to minerals in your gut and can lead to malabsorption which will negatively affect your gut health over time.

Sweet Spiced Nuts

  • Activate. Seeds and nuts should ideally be activated before consumption, for similar reasons as grains. They really are significantly more digestible, and are actually super crunchy and delicious when activated. To activate nuts and seeds you simply soak them in water for eight to twelve hours with a good pinch of salt, and then dry them setting in your oven for around 8 hours.

Vegan Lentil Moussaka

  • Cook and freeze. I am a big fan of traditionally soaking and preparing a stockpile of vegetarian sources of protein like lentils, chickpeas, cooked buckwheat, quinoa, beans and other legumes that would normally be bought tinned. Once a week I like to soak a heap of different items and then I will cook them all up over the next day or two in my slow-cooker, or on various pots on the stove. I will then put them into “tin” sized portions in zip lock bags in my freezer so I always have pre-cooked quinoa, chickpeas etc ready to go for a soup, hommus, curry or base of a seasonal meal.

  • Defrost. I’m not the biggest fan of microwaves. I don’t appreciate the way in which they change the molecular structure of food. To avoid processing in a microwave I always like to defrost my meats, grains and berries out on the bench. This requires a bit of planning, so I will set reminders in my phone if I need to put meat out in the morning. To defrost berries I simply run warm water over them. You would be surprised at how unnecessary microwaves are when you simply get rid of them!

Lamb Bone Broth

  • Embrace the stock pot. A good stock is an age old practice that I would love to see in every home. Each week I throw chicken carcasses and vegetables, or different meat bones like beef or lamb, or just plain seasonal vegetables with water and apple cider vinegar into my slow cooker to prepare broths that form the basis of sauces, gravies, soups, curries and stews. They are so simple, a great way to use up leftover veggie scraps and meat bones, and can be easily stored in jars in your freezer as a replacement for additive filled stock cubes.

Let me know what tips you have for cooking with wholefoods in the comments section below.

Lee xo 

The Importance of Good Nutrition During Pregnancy

Pregnancy is a time when every decision regarding your health is more significant than usual because it is the first moment when you can ensure your child gets a good start in life. Your dietary choices in this period are exceptionally vital, as eating a nutritious diet can reduce the risk of many congenital disabilities.

So, besides using Aesop promo codes to address skin conditions during pregnancy, you might also want to review your nutritional status. The diet changes you make should be based on your individual circumstances, such as your weight and eating habits. The bottom line here is to satisfy the increased caloric needs without consuming unhealthy foods.

A well-balanced pregnancy diet allows you to lead a healthy lifestyle, providing good brain development and healthy birth weight. Eating pasteurized milk and cheese can protect you and your baby from a bacterial or parasitic infection. Similarly, eating enough iron is crucial for your baby's growth and brain development, while calcium can reduce the risk of preeclampsia.

Below, we outline the importance of good nutrition choices during pregnancy and the unique nutrition needs you need to address.

Maintaining a Healthy Pregnancy

Good nutrition is essential for everyone, but it is especially vital during pregnancy. In this time, your body goes through a lot of changes. As a result, you need to take additional nutrients for the baby's growth and your own health.

The most critical part of nutrition is to support your growing baby with healthy foods during pregnancy. Nevertheless, you should be aware that some foods can increase the risk of congenital disabilities, while others can harm your health or affect your baby's development. As such, it is essential to choose wisely and avoid certain foods as much as possible during pregnancy.

Here are a few things to consider:

  • Drinking heavily is associated with a higher risk of miscarriage, stillbirth, and premature birth.
  • Excessive sugar consumption can lead to high blood pressure, obesity, and gestational diabetes. These conditions can cause complications for both mother and child, such as preeclampsia and preterm birth.
  • Too much salt during pregnancy can cause hypertension in the mother and growth problems for the fetus.
  • The use of recreational drugs during pregnancy can lead to low birth weight or even death in the baby.

Special Nutritional Needs

Here is a list of the key nutrients your body needs during pregnancy:

Folic Acid

Folic acid is an essential vitamin B necessary for developing the baby’s nervous system. It can help prevent neural tube defects that occur in the early stages of pregnancy. Foods high in folate (a form of folic acid) include leafy green vegetables, legumes, nuts, and fortified foods.

All women who plan to become pregnant should take 400 micrograms (mcg) of folic acid every day. Doing so can help prevent disabilities of the brain and spine.

A deficiency in folic acid can lead to a higher risk of having a child with spina bifida or anencephaly. Both these conditions are life-threatening, but they can be prevented by taking enough folic acid during the first three months of pregnancy.

Chicken Biryani with Cauliflower Rice


Your body needs more iron during pregnancy to support your and your baby’s growth. It is especially vital for developing your baby's brain and red blood cells. Pregnant women with anemia should take iron supplements.

You should aim to eat 27 mg of iron per day. Good sources of iron include lean meats, poultry, fish, legumes, nuts, and iron-fortified foods.


The importance of calcium as a nutrient during pregnancy cannot be emphasized enough. It is crucial for the development of your baby's teeth, bones, and muscles. Furthermore, calcium is vital for the formation of the placenta and your baby's brain development, especially in the last three months of pregnancy.

You should aim to get around 1,000 mg of calcium per day. To meet the recommended daily calcium intake, you can consume a list of calcium-rich foods, which includes dairy products (milk, yogurt, cheese), dark leafy greens (collard greens, kale, spinach), breakfast cereals, tofu, salmon, figs, and almonds.

Vitamin D

Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin. Its role during pregnancy is to strengthen your immune system and improve the absorption of calcium, which is vital for your baby's growth. It is also crucial for the development of your baby's bones and teeth.

Vitamin D’s recommended daily allowance (RDA) is 600 IU/day. However, some studies suggest that this amount might still be insufficient for most pregnant women. Good sources of vitamin D include fatty fish, fortified foods, and sunlight.

One Pan Salmon with Greens

Omega-3 Fatty Acids

Omega-3 fatty acids are polyunsaturated fats that your body cannot create by itself. They provide great benefits for both you and your baby, including improving your child’s brain development and reducing the risks of asthma, eczema, and allergies.

Good sources of omega-3 fatty acids include flaxseed oil, chia seeds, fatty fish, eggs, and walnuts. In addition to these food sources, you can also take an omega-3 supplement to help increase the amount of this nutrient in your body.


One of the most important nutrients during pregnancy is zinc. It is an essential mineral that your body needs to keep a healthy immune system and maintain healthy cells.

Pregnant women ages 19 and older require 11 milligrams (mg) of zinc per day. The good news is that you can meet these recommendations by eating foods rich in zinc, such as red meat, poultry, and fish. Alternatively, you can also take zinc supplements, but make sure to consult your doctor before doing so.


Every choice you make during your pregnancy impacts the child's health and development. One of the crucial decisions is your diet, which can have a significant impact on your baby's health.

For this reason, you need to take good nutrition choices into focus during your pregnancy. Your pregnancy diet should include fruits, vegetables, whole grains, dairy products, and protein from lean meats, poultry, fish, legumes, nuts, and seeds.

Remember that a balanced diet during pregnancy is the best way to provide your baby with a great start in life. It is essential to eat a variety of foods to ensure that you get all the nutrients you need. Besides, a good diet can help you avoid complications and make your pregnancy easier.

Happy International Women’s Day

Happy International Women’s Day!

Today we're celebrating international women's day and women from all across the world.

It's a day of hope and action and a celebration of the achievements of women from all walks of life, cultures and ages. 

Let’s stand in solidarity with each other to cement equality and reflect upon women past and present, working to achieve milestones whether quietly, under resistance or right up there on centre stage.

Nowadays there are more women joining together in support, in collaboration, in love and in business.

Speaking of business, women make up over third of all Australian business operators (34% or 668,670 women). Over the past two decades there has been a 46% increase in the number of women business operators. We are really going for it!

I absolutely love working with other women and enjoy that we are supporting and lifting each other up. I've joined forces with many women in business over the years to revolutionise our industries and bring better health to people all over the world.

I began this blog in 2010 at home, staring at a blank screen in my pyjamas. I'm proud to say that my blog has now amassed a global monthly audience of over 750,000 people, I've studied for 6 years to become a qualified clinical nutritionist, am a yoga and meditation teacher,  penned nine best-selling cookbooks, three online health programs, and I run a thriving online nutrition clinic too.

My Love Your Gut range is well-loved in Australia and has now spread its wings to New Zealand , USA, and the UK. I'm proud to say that all the partners in these regions are women who lead their own businesses! We have the amazing Monica in NZ, Nazia in the UK and Mary in the USA.

We've also recently expanded to Korea. This past year the beautiful Genie Song (an amazing female entrepreneur) from We Drink Love and I have put our hearts, souls, brains and faces together to reach more people around the world, with our love of nutrition and quality health products that benefit others.

Combined with Genie’s marketing and distribution expertise and energy, the range is now hugely popular in Korea! We are both mothers with a similar journey and we are also formidable females who are in charge and charging ahead!

Genie, originally from the USA and Korea, has built her We Drink Love brand from her Sydney base. Like me, she started over ten years ago and through hard work, determination and a passion for healthy eating, she’s exporting her nutritional supplements to Korea in a major way!

I love teaming up with fellow women who lead with their hearts. Genie and I share a passion and drive to do good things in the world through food and gut health. That’s what keeps us going in the wee hours of the night, building our businesses, serving our lovely customers and juggling all the challenges that life inevitably throws at us.

Genie has built a successful natural health product business in Korea. Her business has been on a growth trajectory - and she's just expanded to her third warehouse in Sydney. In less than 3 months last year, our Love Your Gut capsules have gone from 0 to 100 in Korea.

Genie says" The thousands of reviews and outpouring of love has been overwhelmingly positive. We have big expansion plans to further Supercharge Korea and help others with their gut health, across the world!”

International Women’s Day recognises the contribution of women and girls from around the globe, who are working for change. Whether it is in business or the climate of gender equality we are banding together to build a sustainable future. The International Women's Day theme for 2022 is #BreaktheBias, which highlights the importance of challenging biases and misconceptions in the interest of creating a more inclusive and gender-equal world. 

The Benefits of Eating Mushrooms plus a Mushroom with Red Quinoa Soup

If you think mushrooms are the new superfood on the block, think again. Mushrooms have been used for decades for their healing properties; from their ability to support the immune system to their impact on the heart, mighty mushrooms are the perfect example of using food as medicine. 

The amount of research on medicinal mushrooms (get your head out of the clouds; not those mushrooms) is growing daily. So, let’s dive into it, shall we?

Shrooms with Benefits

Vitamin D-Rich 

Mushrooms are one of the few plant-based sources of Vitamin D, a vitamin deficient in almost 1 in 4 Australians.1-2 Vitamin D is essential in keeping our bones, teeth and muscles healthy. Plus, Vitamin D plays an integral role in the immune system. 

Modern Medicine

Mushrooms have been at the forefront of pharmaceuticals for decades. From penicillin to statins, mushrooms are a significant component of modern medications.3

Read more to learn about how mushrooms can affect your life and how to cook them in the best ways possible.

Natural Immune Boosters

Mushrooms contain a type of soluble fibre called beta-glucan, which assists the immune system in fighting infection and stopping the growth of harmful bacteria. Shrooms also offer a potent source of selenium, which is a major immune-boosting antioxidant.4

Gut Love

It wouldn’t be a supercharged blog without mentioning gut health, would it? A compound within mushrooms is known to act as a prebiotic, boosting the growth of beneficial gut bacteria and promoting a healthy environment within the gut.5 Mushrooms get the supercharged gut-kick tick from me! Speaking of a healthy gut environment, our brand new Love Your Gut Synbiotic Formula contains 20+ Billion probiotics, prebiotics, digestive enzymes and dietary fibre.

Supercharged Food Love Your Gut Capsules

Heart Health

Mushrooms have therapeutic properties, which may help lower cholesterol and reduce plaque build-up; this means mushrooms may protect the heart by maintaining healthy blood pressure and good circulation.6 

Are All Mushrooms Equal?

All mushrooms offer health benefits, but these benefits vary from shroom to shroom. Here are just a few common and unique mushrooms and how they may benefit health. It’s essential to remember that mushroom research is growing, so some of this is based on traditional use and anecdotal evidence. 

White Button Mushrooms

Let’s start with the standard variety you find in the supermarket and on your avo toast in your local café. White button mushrooms are rich in phytochemicals that may aid in the prevention of prostate cancer in men.7 Button mushrooms are also rich in protein, great for the immune system, and offer an incredible amount of fibre antioxidants and vitamin D. 

Portobello Mushrooms

Portobello mushrooms are a favourite among vegetarians, often acting as a burger substitute, but that’s not all they’re good for. These shrooms have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties that reduce free radicals, plus it offers a great source of selenium and plant-based vitamin D.8


Reishi mushrooms may assist energy, increase memory, support the immune system, reduce stress, regulate blood sugar levels, and even help the heart.9


Cordyceps mushrooms have traditionally been used to support kidney and liver health, improving the body’s ability to remove toxins, improve energy and potentially control blood glucose levels.10

Oyster Mushrooms

Who doesn’t love oyster mushrooms? They are delicious in soups or with steamed veggies. Oyster mushrooms are known for reducing inflammation, containing an antioxidant called ergothioneine which helps protect DNA in cases of chronic inflammation. These mushrooms also show promising results in reducing the common flu. Oyster mushrooms contain B vitamins, calcium, iron, zinc and potassium.11

Sauteed Scallops with Mushrooms and Spinach

Where can you find mushrooms?

I believe every single person can benefit from increasing their shroom intake. While portobello mushrooms and smaller button mushrooms can be found in supermarkets, more unique mushrooms like reiki and cordyceps can be found in powder form in health food stores.  

Mushroom Soup

My favourite way to have mushrooms in the cooler months is in soup. I believe mushroom soup stands out from all other soups because it’s oh so flavoursome and earthy. This soup is full of immune-supporting button mushrooms and protein-rich quinoa, making it the perfect recipe for a night in.

Mushroom with Red Quinoa Soup 

Serves 4 

This soup screams love and attention like a big protective hug. Warming and hearty, the mushrooms and quinoa muddle together, combining earthy and bold to bring your soup bowl alive with outstanding flavours. 

  • 1 tablespoon cold-pressed extra virgin olive oil 
  • 1 brown onion, finely diced 
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped 
  • 2 large carrots, diced 
  • 1 tablespoon chopped rosemary leaves 
  • 1 teaspoon Celtic sea salt 
  • freshly ground black pepper 
  • 750 g (1 lb 10 oz) button mushrooms, sliced 
  • 1.25 litres (44 fl oz/5 cups) vegetable stock 
  • 2 tablespoons wheat-free tamari 
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar 
  • 2 tablespoons tomato passata (puréed tomatoes) 
  • 50 g (13/4 oz/1/4 cup) red quinoa 
  • 2 tablespoons nutritional yeast flakes, to serve 
  1. Heat the olive oil in a large saucepan over medium heat.
  2. Add the onion, garlic, carrot, rosemary and seasonings and sauté for 7 minutes, or until cooked through.
  3. Add the mushroom and cook for 5 minutes.
  4. Add the stock, tamari, apple cider vinegar, tomato passata and quinoa and cook for 20 minutes, or until the quinoa is soft. 
  5. Ladle into bowls and serve sprinkled with the nutritional yeast flakes.

Enjoy !

Lee xo

1 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4320875/











Gluten Sensitivities and Plant-Based Eating: How to Thrive as a Gluten-Free Vegan

Gluten Free Nut Loaf

Food sensitivity technology and other medical advancements are improving individuals’ health and well-being. More consumers are eating low-impact diets as a form of treatment and sustainability. Gluten-free and plant-based diets are more eco-friendly than conventional consumption patterns.

You may attempt to follow a restrictive diet to improve your health and struggle to cut out allergens and meat. There are various ways to consume a balanced and satisfying diet as a gluten-free vegan. Here’s how to identify what foods you should avoid.

What Is Gluten?

Gluten is a protein present in rye, barley, wheat and triticale. Many chefs add it to different foods to help maintain their shape. Wheat is the most common form of gluten, and it causes challenges for individuals following a celiac-friendly diet.

You can find wheat in traditional bread, soups, pasta, sauces, roux, salad dressings and baked goods. Barley is an ingredient commonly found in beverages. According to Beer Snobs, brewers put barley in beer to enhance its flavor profile..

Rye is a less common ingredient in cooking, and it is easily identifiable. The grain appears in rye bread, rye beer and some cereals. It has a unique flavor that’s identifiable in meals. Learn more about what is rye here.

Oats are a more complicated grain because they are gluten-free by nature and at risk of cross-contamination. Many wheat farms also grow oats, which enhances the chance of mixing. Once you understand the common causes of gluten exposure, you can increase your diet’s efficiency.

What Are Plant-Based Diets?

Understanding the implications of a plant-based diet also helps you improve consumption patterns. Vegans eat fruits, vegetables, nuts, grains, seeds, beans and legumes. They restrict foods derived from animals from their diets.

Plant-based diets are healthy because they decrease your risk of heart disease, diabetes and cancer. Vegan diets also have a significantly lower footprint because they minimize carbon and methane emissions. There are a few ingredients you should be sure to consume as a gluten-free vegan. 

Eggplant, Pomegranate and Minted Quinoa Salad


Dieticians suggest that 25% of your diet should come from grains. Removing gluten from your diet decreases the natural consumption of grains. You can replace traditional pasta, bread and other wheat-based products with quinoa alternatives.

Quinoa is the seed of a Chenopodium plant, and dieticians label it a superfood because of its high vitamin and mineral content. It contains B vitamins, iron, manganese, zinc and other vital nutrients.


Another beneficial additive to gluten-free vegan diets is cauliflower. The plant has zero fat and contains 100% of your daily vitamin C content. You can grind it into rice, make it into pasta, use it as a pizza crust and convert it into other grain-free materials.

Fruits and Veggies

It is essential to eat many fruits and vegetables when adopting a gluten-free vegan diet. You can increase your vitamin and mineral consumption by adding more whole foods to your meals. Fruits and vegetables also improve your oral health.

The natural foods contain more nutrients and less sugar, which protect your teeth from cavities and decay. That means you’ll likely save money on dental care by adopting this eating plan.

Broccoli Soup

Nutritional Yeast

You can add nutritional yeast to your and improve vitamin B levels. People who follow plant-based diets generally are deficient. Nutritional yeast contains vitamins B1, B2 and B6.

It also has high levels of zinc and potassium, which improve your general health. Nutritional yeast has a cheesy flavor, making it an adequate dairy substitute for vegans. The dietary component also supports gluten-free diets by improving low zinc levels.

Start With Testing

It’s a good idea to visit a dietician for an allergy test before adopting a gluten-free vegan diet. Removing certain foods can harm your health, especially if you have zero allergies. Sit down with a clinical nutritionist after receiving your results to develop a sufficient meal plan that supports your body’s vitamin and mineral levels.

8 Tips for Healthy Weight Loss After the Holidays

The holidays have come and gone, and if you’re like many people, you might have resolved to get back in shape and lose some weight.

What’s the best way to do so without punishing yourself? Here are eight tips for a healthy post-holiday diet and exercise routine.

1. Invest in Quality Food Storage

What’s sadder than tossing soggy strawberries before you get to savor the sweetness? Quality food storage containers may seem like a luxury if you’re on a budget, but they save you money in the long run by preserving what you buy at the store. If you have a bit extra, gadgets like vacuum sealers and dehydrators can help you keep garden goodies longer.

2. Learn to Meal-Prep

Fast food sings a sweet siren song when your day is long and you’re exhausted and famished. Meal prepping helps you stick to your resolution to ban junk.

It’s much more efficient to cook once per week and portion freezer meals that you can pop in the slow cooker when you get home. You’ll save money and time once you master the knack.

3. Ban the Bottle

You can’t do much worse than consuming alcohol when it comes to sucking down empty calories. What’s worse is your body prioritizes metabolizing this substance before the food you eat. Do you know how you crave a huge, fattening breakfast the night after overindulging? That’s partially because your body didn’t absorb enough vital nutrients while processing what you drank.

Excess alcohol consumption can also cause blood sugar woes. If you can’t abstain, stick to the recommended portions of one drink per day for women, two for men.

 4. Make Your Plate a Clock

Many Americans fail to get their recommended intake of fresh fruits and vegetables daily. While they may consume sufficient calories, missing out on vital antioxidants and phytonutrients can adversely affect health.

One simple solution is to treat your plate as a clock. When you sit down to a meal, fill half of it with fresh or steamed vegetables like salad greens, peas and carrots.

5. Experiment With Alternative Flour

White flour might lurk behind the soaring diabetes rate in many parts of the developed world. Manufacturing this substance creates a chemical byproduct called alloxan that scientists use to induce diabetes in laboratory animals. This stuff also absorbs quickly into your bloodstream, causing your glucose levels to spike. The combination is a recipe for disaster.

Fortunately, alternatives exist for breading and baked goods that play a substantial role in many diets. Chickpea and almond flour offer vegan protein that keeps you fuller for far longer than the white stuff. Coconut flour lends an extra touch of sweetness to many baked goods.

6. Consider an E-Bike

E-bikes combine two benefits — they help you reduce your carbon footprint while increasing your exercise quotient. If you live within a reasonable distance of your workplace, one of these devices could get you a workout while you commute.

You still burn calories even when you engage pedal assist. However, the boost from the electric motor means you won’t arrive at your cubicle all sweaty.

7. Make a Gym Date

People who work out with a partner tend to stick to their programs better than those who go it solo. It isn’t hard to see why. It’s one thing to cave to a Netflix binge when you’re alone, but most people would feel guilty if they knew they left their BFF waiting at the ellipticals.

If you have a friend who is similarly resolved to getting healthy, combine your resolutions. Your post-holiday diet and exercise routine will go more smoothly with support.

8. Begin Your Day With Movement

The first few waking minutes of your day set the tone for the next 24 hours. Why not make them active?

You don’t have to bounce directly from bed into your running shoes. Take a few minutes to perform some yoga while still on your mattress. As you breathe, visualize how you want the day ahead to go.

Get Healthy After the Holidays

If you have resolved to get back to a healthy diet and exercise routine post-holiday, you don’t even have to embark on a fad diet or spend hours doing HIIT. The eight tips above will help you make self-improvement effortless in 2022.

💕 Chocolate Fudge + Give the Gift of a Loved Gut

Can you really make homemade chocolate fudge with just a handful of ingredients? Why yes you certainly can!

With valentine's/galentine's day sneaking up on us, why not spend it with the ones you love at home, enjoying a minimal prep, no cook + delicious recipe that is so much better than a box of crummy chocolates? <3

Go ahead and whip it the fudge for your BFF, that special someone or for your lovely self.

It's a simple recipe to concoct and while it's chilling and firming up in the refrigerator, you can chill and firm up plans with your nearest and dearest. 

It's time to put your feet up, and delight in all of life's fudgy love and goodness. The combination of flavours in this recipe is quite unique and it goes without saying that my chocolate fudge will satisfy all your sweet, salty and fudgy tastes in one.  It doesn't get much sweeter than this!

By the way, if chocolate isn't really your thing, you can also give the gift of health in the form of a "loved gut" to the person you care about the most.

20+ Billion Ways to Give the Gift of a Loved Gut

Love Your Gut Synbiotic populates your gut microbiome with quality probiotics, feeds the microflora with prebiotics, and supports the digestive system with dietary fibre and digestive enzymes to facilitate a postbiotic environment.

Love Your Gut Synbiotic is for good gut health.

  • 20 billion probiotics per serve.
  • Source of dietary fibre.
  • Digestive enzymes for gut support.
  • Developed by a Clinical Nutritionist.
  • Unique prebiotic and probiotic formula.
  • Developed and Made in Australia.
  • 100% Cupid-approved!

You can read more about it here

And now for the gooey fudgy recipe of goodness! 

Chocolate Fudge Recipe

Chocolate Fudge


Makes 5 

  • 270 g (9½ oz/1 cup) almond butter
  • 80 ml (2½ fl oz/1⁄3 cup) extra virgin coconut oil, melted
  • 30 g (1 oz/¼ cup) cacao powder
  • 90 g (3¼ oz/¼ cup) honey or rice malt syrup
  • ½ teaspoon Celtic sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • Line a baking tray with baking paper.
  • Process the nut butter and coconut oil in a food processor until smooth. Add the remaining ingredients and process until smooth and creamy.
  • Spoon the mixture into the prepared tin to 3 cm (1¼ inches) thick and smooth the top with the back of a spoon or a spatula.
  • Freeze for at least 1 hour before slicing and serving. If stored for longer in the freezer you may need to transfer to the fridge to soften a little.

Ten Ways to Live Your Best Life

Do you ever feel stuck?

You know, like life isn't moving in the direction you want it to, and things aren't evolving, but you're not sure why.

Perhaps, you're eating foods that nourish you, moving your body, progressing in your career, and connecting in with loved ones. And yet, it feels like you're not truly happy or moving forward.

Can you relate?

I was there last year. 

And so, I set out on an intentional ever-evolving self-development journey. It's taken time, but I can now say that I'm committed to shifting how I process my thoughts and emotions and how I perceive the world around me.  

In saying that, it has taken time and work. Evolving is a conscious choice I make every day. At its core, this evolution has allowed me to see that I am an active participant in my life; things happen for me, not to me. Do you understand the difference?  

This radical shift in thinking takes time and means you have to change some thinking modes, priorities and habits. I know that sounds tough, but the rewards are worth it. 

I'm going to show you how you, too, can live your best life. Yes, even in the middle of a global pandemic where the sands are constantly shifting. 

Here are the ten top things that have helped me and I hope that if this resonates with you, they will help you too 🙂

1. Know Your Values

What matters most to you? 

While society has told us for so long that certain things matter, like cars, shoes and big houses, we all know the fulfilling stuff in life isn't stuff at all; it's the connection to self and love.  

So, ask yourself, what matters most to you? 

Is it your family? Friendships? Kindness? Love? Changing the world? Laughter? Meditation?

And now ask yourself: are you living life in a way that serves that purpose?

If family matters most to you, but you're constantly spending time on your phone or doing overtime at the office, are you living in a way that serves that purpose? 

While we can't always control things (and hey, I'm not going to tell you that work's unimportant), perhaps commit to one thing a day that helps you move towards that purpose.

If you do have to spend a long time at the office, but family matters most to you, why not call a relative on the way home from work? Do something each day to help you move closer to living your life aligned with what you care most about. 

2. Deal with any Unresolved Trauma 

It's so common to regret or feel shame about your past. No matter how traumatic your past was, you can learn so much about yourself and the world around you if you can process the complex emotions that you attach to past experiences.

Teaching your brain to learn from the past can help you think more clearly in the present. Sometimes our feelings and behaviours can interfere with everyday life, work and our relationships with others.

If you feel you may have some unresolved trauma in your life some of the symptoms to look out for are:

  • Flashbacks of the traumatic happenings 
  • Nightmares or intrusive thoughts about past events
  • Feeling angry, or agitated or having outbursts for no apparent reason
  • Blaming yourself or others
  • Not sleeping well and feeling jumpy or impatient
  • Health anxiety and putting your body under a microscope
  • Going into flight or flight mode
  • Avoiding people or places that trigger you
  • Feeling detached from the world and dissociated and not wanting to be around people
  • Avoiding the issue and using drugs, alcohol, food to numb you
  • Heightened vigilance and anticipating danger

One way that you can help heal trauma yourself is remind yourself that you are safe every day, and practice creating safety in the body. Tell yourself you are not afraid or fearful. Commit to regulating your nervous system through psychology, meditation, journaling and yoga.

3. Do More of What you Love

As a kid, did you do things that you loved for the pure joy of it? 

Sport? You were there. 

Dance lessons? Of course.

Art classes? You're totally in.

Drama? Sure, why not?

But, as an adult, do you do things you love for the pure joy of it? Hobbies are linked to improved wellbeing and reduced stress.1

So, what do you love to do for pure joy? 

If you can't think of something that you do now, is there something you used to love doing as a kid?

Perhaps it's painting, reading or writing stories? 

Or maybe it's your love of animals? Have you ever played with your dog or groomed your cute puppy? As you progress through the process, you become more aware of details, such as the fact that 100% cotton papers are excellent for painting with watercolors, or that special biodegradable dog wipes are used exclusively for your dog.

By the way, my dog Cashew gets jealous when I eat these fritters.

I've always loved gardening and find time to do it weekly. And I just started knitting a chunky blanket.

For you, it may be time to pick up a pen and write poems or book in for dance lessons again.

Whatever it is, commit to doing it at least once a fortnight. I promise once you start, you'll want to do it more. 

4. Be Present

After one of the most challenging years of my life, I committed to a daily Vedic meditation practice, and I can honestly say it's been life-changing. You can read more about my meditation practice here.

Research has revealed that a simple way to be happier and live your best life comes from the ability to enjoy and be mindful in every moment.2

Mindfulness provides a plethora of benefits, including improved physical and mental health. 

You can start right now.

Close your eyes and take five deep breaths in and out of your nose. 

Then, observe five things you can hear, five you can see, and five you can feel without judgment.

It really can be as easy as that.

5. Be Kind to You

How kind are you to you? 

I know, I know, it can sound incredibly cheesy, but many of us have learned to be self-critical in the face of challenges, and we're wired to look for things that we dislike about ourselves. However, the research shows that self-criticism can have a considerable impact on the quality of our lives and our health.

On the flip side of that coin, self-compassion and the ability to reassure ourselves can help lower our risk of depression, anxiety and stress.

Next time stress creeps in, and you find yourself being self-critical, visualise comforting images.

Other ways to be kind to yourself are:

  • Take time out for yourself
  • Learn the art of forgiveness
  • Practice daily self care
  • Give up trying to be perfect
  • Follow your passions and dreams
  • Tell yourself you are enough
  • Recognise your achievements and give yourself a pat on the back
  • Be your biggest cheerleader
  • Learn how to self soothe
  • Trust yourself and set solid boundaries
  • Just be you!

Sometimes, life sends us curveballs that we're not prepared for (shoutout to 2020 and 2021), so it's essential to know how to realign ourselves and connect to our goals. If you find yourself talking negatively to yourself, re-focus through deep breaths, journaling or meditation. 

6. Nervous System Food

There's a sophisticated system between the gut and the brain called the gut-brain-axis, which you can read about here. If the gut is thriving, likely, the nervous system is too. Unfortunately, that does mean if the digestive system is imbalanced, you're more likely to experience feelings of worry, stress and anxiety. 

To support the gut-brain axis, cleanse your gut with Love Your Gut powder and Love Your Gut capsules. As many gut issues can be traced back to an unclean and inefficient digestive tract, Love Your Gut helps clean out the accumulated build-up of waste toxins, metals and mucous in the digestive tract. It's also anti-bacterial, anti-viral, anti-fungal and anti-parasitic. You can try it in powder form here or, for easy on-the-go use, get it in capsule form here.

Then follow up with a prebiotic, probiotic, fibre and digestive enzyme formula like our Love Your Gut Synbiotic. It populates your gut microbiome with quality probiotics, feeds the microflora with prebiotics, and supports the digestive system with dietary fibre and digestive enzymes to facilitate a postbiotic environment. A healthy gut means a healthy, active brain environment!

Be sure you're consuming enough B vitamins. B vitamins help maintain a healthy nervous system and can help fight stress.3 In one clinical trial, 60 participants took either a placebo or vitamin B complex for three months. The group that took the B complex experienced lower personal strain, reduced confusion and an improved mood than the placebo group. Find Vitamin B in whole grains, meat, fish, poultry, eggs, nuts, vegetables and legumes.

Steer clear of caffeine and refined sugar, as these can elevate cortisol levels (the stress hormone) and lead to prolonged adverse effects on your physical and mental wellbeing.4

7Social Connections

If we've learned anything from a certain disease (not mentioning any names) taking over the world, it's the importance of social connections. Having a sense of community is essential in making us feel happy and like we belong, plus it's integral to wellbeing and health.5

However, if you're on a healing or personal development journey, it's common to feel disconnected from your old friendships. If you feel like your current friends aren't supporting you, you're not alone. It's important to remember that hurt people hurt people, and healed people heal people. It's okay to let go and create healthy boundaries with people who don't support you or drain your energy. 

If you feel disconnected or like you want to strengthen different connections, consider calling a friend each day, joining a group or book club or exploring community events where you'll meet people with shared interests. 

8. Find Your Flow  

I touched on flow a little earlier, but I want to focus on it. Finding flow is a powerful way to connect with yourself and experience positive emotions.6

If you've never heard of flow, allow me to explain. Flow is when you are so engrossed in what you're doing and get in the zone that you stop thinking about anything else, including that negative inner-critic. Flow is mindfulness in action. You may experience flow when reading a book, writing, playing an instrument, running, doing yoga or cooking. 

Being in flow increases happiness, boosts creativity and will help you reach optimal performance. Find things that transfer your mind to a flow state to start living your best life today. 

9. Develop Routines and Positive Habits 

Do you sweat the small stuff?

I know I have.

One of the reasons we let the small stuff get in the way is because we haven't taken the chance to establish routines and habits. Routines can help us reduce distraction and accomplish what we need to do, including reading our emails, cooking and even cleaning.

Commit to a tiny ritual and stay committed to it for thirty days. After thirty days, a ritual will become a habit. It doesn't need to be significant. It can be anything from a ten-minute walk before work to five deep breaths upon waking. When you've mastered that ritual, add in another. Be patient and commit every day. Rituals take a lot of time but are the key to daily evolution. 

 If you struggle to stick to a ritual, try habit stacking. Habit stacking is when you put one habit in between two practices that you already do.

For example, when I first started meditating in the morning, my morning routine used to look like this: wake up, feed my pets, go to the bathroom, brush my teeth, go for a walk and have breakfast. So, I simply slotted a meditation practice in between two habits that I already did: brushing my teeth and going for a walk. It worked like a charm.

10.  Move Your Body

Exercise is essential for a happy and healthy life, with the research indicating it can prevent long-term illness, improve mood and even increase longevity.7 

So, what exercise will you do? I like to do a mix of walking, yoga and Pilates, but find what works best for you and commit to moving at least three times a week. You'll notice the difference.

It's Time for You to Live Your Best Life

Living your best life requires knowing what matters the most to you and reflecting this in the way you live each day. With intention, the small changes you make can have a life-altering difference. 

I'd love to know: which of the ten pieces for living your best life resonates the most? Let me know in the comments below.


1 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2863117/

2 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5755604/

3 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6770181/

4 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4668773/

5 https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/0004867417723990

6 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7551835/

7 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1470658/


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