THE HEALTHIEST VEGETABLE … ISNT KALE .. THANK F*ck

I’m not a member of the Kale Club I always feel like I’m chewing on a Nappy when I eat it .. so rough .. so rigid … and so needy .. you basically need to massage it better than … Continue reading

I-SCREAM . Ice Cream Made Of Cauliflower .. SAY WHAAAATTT

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I’m not a recipe girl .. in fact I could think of nothing worse then writing out what I make … literally my fingers are cramping now anticipating a recipe documentation .

HOWEVER .. this concoction was worthy of a share .

as a non-dairy lady who cant eat coconut (hey swollen face!) my ice-cream availability is limited .

until I stumbled upon a blog called

VEGGIE DESSERTS

and saw miraculous things like

Roast Dinner Waste Cake (Maple Cinnamon Cake with Carrot, Parsnip and Potato Peelings)

and

Cucumber and Mint Cupcakes with Rose Water Buttercream

i know wizardry .

and finally the inspiration was

Cauliflower and Chocolate Ice Lollies with Pistachio Dust

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as i didn’t have basically anything that was required .. i made my own .. ..

LADIES AND GENTLEWOMAN I GIVE YOU
VANILLA BLUEBERRY CAULIFLOWER ICE-CREAM !

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ABOVE:post ballroom blitz (aka blending)

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YUMMY

ON ANOTHER NOTE :

big projects coming up for my Baby (company)

THE SUPLUV
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with gift cards

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New Collaborations

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And Custom Bundles

so stay tuned !!

Sneak Peak : The SupLuv and Skin Stuff

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so its about time I started leaking out information about the project/business/service I will soon be launching . I’ve been hesitant to do so as i suffer from the dreaded Fear-Of-Failure Syndrome that can be all too crippling , I’m in Los Angeles currently and i’m surprised I’ve not come across some kind of medicated tincture to alleviate said syndrome .. considering they have every pill under the sun , i attribute my inability to locate said pill as sheer laziness and post jet lag eye-blurs .

So What Is This Project?

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its a company/ service called THE SUPLUV .. because its all products to supplement your life ! get it get it?!?

WWW.THESUPLUV.COM

the site has ready-to-purchase “BUNDLES ”  of curated health and wellness products for specific health purposes . smart huh ? it eliminates the hours  trawling through health food shelves as well as researching the best brands as well as the root cause of the issue .

CASE IN POINT : The Skintervention Bundle

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This little bag is full of all the things and information needed for those suffering the dreaded acne /break out / confusing skin issues .

so  often people scrub skin with chemical peels, or the Voldermort of skin care products (pro pro.. active.. no don’t say it ) or are even medicated with such heavy duty perscriptions before even attempting to find the root cause .

The Skintervention Bundle I curated  targets and address issue of the gut-acne axis and the role of good bacteria and the health of someones skin , as well as the chemical affects of skin products , nutrition , the role of detox and acne and a little damage control tips and tricks .

the products are all researched , tested and clean .. and are i believe to be the best in the world .. no seriously . yep

DISGUSTING GIF COURTESY OF TED-ED (ed.ted.com)

along with the bundle you will receive a GUIDE TO .. which details whats inside , why its inside , as well as all the information you need about EVERYTHING i could think of , and similarly a list of references and reading materials to read up on in order to heal yourself!

THESE GUIDES WILL ACCOMPANY THE BUNDLES IN THE FORM OF AN E-BOOK WHICH WILL BE EMAILED UPON PURCHASE .. SNEAK PEAK OF SOME PAGES BELOW

so thats that , i won’t try to sell them to you .. because i honestly don’t have that used-car-seller gene in my body . but i love doing this and have had so much fun working with all the brands and formulated bundles that are really going to help people look and  feel better but most importantly have the information they need to help themselves .

and now i shall retreat to my cave of fear .. thats a dig for compliments people .. send letters .. love letters .. alphabet letters , alphabet soup. and END

HEY

Sweetness Of The Day: Link Lovin’

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Its that time of the month .. where i give you some reading materials ..

lets the brain growth commence , heres some info from around the WORLD WIDE WEB about health,wellness,fat, food and some other things 😀

first lets kick it off with another article about the foods that keep your gut HEALTHY! YAY

http://www.erewhonmarket.com/the-best-foods-for-your-gut/#.UvDQwha8_ww

and in comparison , this is a must read for all those silly peeps  still eating conventional yogurt to be healthful .. It is NOT A HEALTHFOOD ..

http://www.truthaboutabs.com/problems-with-yogurt.html

Planning a Trip ?!? Beat the jetlag with these sneaky easy peasy tips

 http://www.marksdailyapple.com/jet-lag/

do you know your leptin ?!?! probably not BUT IT IS: ” the lookout hormone – the gatekeeper of fat metabolism, monitoring how much energy an organism takes in.” so you probably want to get to know it .. yah

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http://wellnessmama.com/5356/cravings-fix-your-leptin/

JUST BEFORE VALENTINES LETS REMEMBER THIS DUSTIN HOFFMAN CLIP

Nanna knows best : traditional healing 101

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Three Traditional Foods To Welcome Back Baby..

Nan was right about the always wearing fresh underwear thing .. you know there has been at least one moment in your life where youre like .. thank f*ck for fresh undies ! (impromptu wax ladies?!?)

But this year we’re seeing a harp back to the old .. old is new .. retro is recent .. and we’re realizing nanny knew more than her weight in healthy living (lets pretend the smoking as a medicinal cure never happened lalalalalal)

Traditional foods are back .. notably these three babies

BONE BROTH :

RUNNNNN VEGANS RUNNN!!

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No but seriously the old adage , chicken soup for every ailment has actually proven itself to be not just a fun fact … but straight up FACT . Its slow simmered animal bones (how do you make that sound normal?) along with all the gelatinous and collegen filled marrow/connective tissue and joints (again sounds gross. Reason to broth :

– used on the GAPS diet to heal leaky cut /intestinal issues and consistant indigestion.

-Cures upper respitory infections as proven here http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11035691

-Makes your hair and skin beautiful due to the high content of gelatin and collegen (yep that sh*t people inject in their faces you can in fact ingest and build-your-own-botox)

-More minerals than a multivitamin , and more readily absorbed . in chinese medicine they have a saying that “like cures Like” so drink both broth .. build healthy bones !

-Filled with amino acids glycine and proline – both potent inflammation fighters .. hence why it helps with stomach problems and particularly for people who are celiac and exposed to gluten .. soothing mmmm

Still cant bring yourself to do it .. read sarah wilsn article n why you should http://www.sarahwilson.com.au/2012/01/how-to-make-bone-broth-and-why-you-should/

BUTTER:

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Yep  said it butter . BUTTER IS BETTER .

OUR GRANDPARENTS KNEW IT !! they remained sceptactle of margarine from the beginning … they new that you cant make something that looks like butter out of cotton and soy.. without  a WIZARD…or some kind of horrific chemical process .a lot of research has been done into the saturated fat issue .. and finally people have realized vegetable franken-oils are very likely the worst thing to happen to the human body since white bread (yeh don’t butter that sh*it please)

By no means is this a free pass to butter EVERYTHING . but if you must . avoid margarine at all costS and paste on some ORGANIC fresh buttery goodness.

Reading material

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2274747/At-truth-Butter-GOOD–margarine-chemical-gunk.html

http://authoritynutrition.com/7-reasons-why-butter-is-good-for-you/

may I remind you that FAT DOESNT MAKE YOU FAT – CLICK MEEEE

FERMENTED FOODS:

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I have a feeling  I don’t even need to detail this one anymore , last year fermenty goodness was all the rage . Whether Kombucha, sauerkraut, Kvaas, miso, tempeh or kefir was your crack . Anyone into  the healthy living thing (basically everyone) was consuming fermented foods like a fat kid at  a pick n’ mix.

Full of probiotics and digestive enzymes .. these babies are going to save you on the supplement isle .. and the generations that came before us consumed them  ALL the time! Which explains why old people homes smell like farts (sauerkraut you delicious beast you)

HEY I EVEN WROTE AN ARTICLE ON HOW FERMENTED FOODS HELP YOUR BRAIN !

http://www.hipandhealthy.co.uk/feed-brain-healthier/

still not convinced about its goodness? read on babes

http://www.wellandgoodnyc.com/2013/08/09/7-fermented-foods-you-should-be-eating/

http://wellnessmama.com/2245/health-benefits-of-fermented-foods/

http://www.refinery29.com/2014/01/59294/fermented-foods

Blogging Tumbleweed .. And a weird vintage diet commercial while you wait

So I haven’t updated in a while .. I apologise . there is stuff to be squeezed out of my Mind Grapes shortly

but whilst you’re bored .. here’s a strangely beautiful commercial about women’s never ending  pursuit of SIZE 8 .. but its so retro its like if Grace Jones was the face of rice pebbles …

Sweetness Of The Day .. Rude Health

I love when a company does it right and I also love a Dairy Free Milk Alternative .. in fact I think I have tried every brand under the sun ..Ii dont think actually I know , I carry rice milk in my bag at all times .YES I AM THAT LAME!.

So its pretty important when I find a brand that does a delicious one .. thats organic, with few ingredients and kind of funny!

come on rude boyyyyyy!

yes it exists .. I recently came across Rude health ( a health food company noted for its cereals and granola) they’ve branched out into milk alternative drinks . and they are great . good for the earth,body and mind . most notably they are one of the only almond milk brands that doesn’t contain CARRAGEENAN an additive that has shown to be cancer causing (WTF ! I KNOW ) along with gastrointestinal issues .. its best just avoided (CLICK HERE FOR FULL INFO) .

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As for the rice milk , its the only brand i’ve come across in the UK that uses Brown Rice, so you’re getting a wholegrain .. a WHOLE FOOD !! which is lower Gi (sugary basically) than white rice and more nutritious ! it also means it is broken down by the body easier . can I get a WHOOP WHOOP !

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ABOVE IMAGE: despite the brand name they are actually incredibly polite .. besides potty mouth Brown Rice Milk

not only does it not have any baddy additives, its also got an ingredients list that is so short ! so Rude health in perfect British form does exactly what its says on the tin .

Anyway point is its British , Environmentally friendly, healthy, funny, and far outshines all of the other million long ingredient milk alternatives .

I make my Golden Milk with it

Click on the site , they also have an amazing recipe section .. which is helpful for any dairy free peeps no matter where you are !

http://rudehealth.com

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*p.s i’m not being gifted or paid to write this , in fact i think i’m the reason the brand has expanded into Waitrose .. I’ve bought so many .

Five Of The Best .. Wellness Websites

I’ve got you covered on the health website front .. these are 5 of my all time favourite websites

Part of me is being really bratty about putting them up as im like nooo they’re my little secrets .. but i must share because they deserve to be shared . so enjoy clickety clicking this weekend . endless hours ..

1. The Wellness Warrior 

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is a girl from aus( all healthy people are from aus) but she post really easy to read articles  and interviews with some of the best .. as well as little mantra’s at the end of every post

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this is a new one and my god it is beautiful , really really ridiculously beautiful .. its like being in an art gallery or some super zen spa … with great interviews with great women and simplistic well written articles

3. Mind Body Green 

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its like the WholeFoods Of websites… huge and you can find everything you’re looking for .. and its restocked daily

4. The ChalkBoard Mag

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One of the best online “magazines” you can find .. they also do a Guest Editor that has varied from Skin care gurus to Jamie Oliver … its the go to for current articles and superfood help .. its the kind of place you go just browsing and learn about 8000 new things

5. This Rawsome Vegan Life 

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This is Solely for Food Porn .. there is no one on earth who makes better healthier food alternatives than this girl .. nor anyone that photographs them better.. be prepared to dribble .. .loads

 

The Ultimate Guide To Eating .. And A Cartoon Gut .. EWWW

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The Optimum Nutrition Bible By Patrick Holford

.. should really be something that everyone gets if they are even remotely interested in health .. but im guessing the rest of you aren’t as obsessive with it as i am .. so I’m going to highlight the good sh*t

Specifically this section on the “perfect diet” which is does outline to be relative to the individual .. however the following tips are cruiual for your digestive health and making sure your body runs perfectly ..

here they are

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-Eat 80% Alkaline

-Eat Fast Fermenting and acid fruits ALONE

-Eat Animal Protein Alone or Solely with vegetables

-Avoid ALL refined Carbs

-Don’t eat until you are fully awake

KICK COFFEE.. ADD THESE DELICIOUS THINGS

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why say no to coffee?.. or at least cut down..

because dun dun dunnnnnn..

It inhibits the absorption of essential minerals, such as iron, magnesium and zinc, as well as B vitamins. (we slightly need those )

it jolts the body’s central nervous system.(not good)

it can exhaust the adrenal glands leading to chronic fatigue and weight gain .. dammit

increases cortisol (stress hormone) which makes yo’ tummy fat !! (abdominal hoarding is for squirrels and bears.. and things that hibernate)

dehydrates thus causing blockages .. ewww stagnant body

each cup of coffee contaicns 100-190 mg of caffeine

did you know  its been proven that the thought or smell of coffee is stimulating  just as much as actually consuming it ?

having kicked (some) coffee compared to my 8 cups a day.. i shit you not ..it can be quite difficult just ruthlessly getting rid .. so instead of just eliminating it .. substitute it or at least that 2nd or 3rd cup for these alternatives .. you’ll “crowd-it-out” with better alternatives and wont even miss it .

Alternatives :

The Other Caffeines :

Black teas

with less than half (50mg)  the caffeine of a cup of coffee .

less chemicals involved in the processing .. and its not too weird healthy freakness of an order so you don’t feel strange and can still go to Starbuck’s

Green Tea ..Matcha Powder

high antioxidant levels .. some of which have shown ant ageing properties

 … it is actually derived from the same leaves as black tea , however leaves are steamed as opposed to fermemented

30mg Of Caffeine

and have you ever had a Matcha Tea Latte? .. I am about to blow your mind

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http://kblog.lunchboxbunch.com/2012/11/mint-matcha-green-tea-latte.html

Your Herbal Mates:

Yerba Mate

a type of south american Holly Plant (hi christmas ) is similar to tea however instead of caffeine it contains the stimulant xanthines which is less stressing on the body and with fewer side affects than caffeine (how many times will I say caffeine in the post?!?) it also contains theobromine the same stimulating feel good little beauty in CHOC-CO-LATE mmmm

Rooibos Tea

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leaves from the African red bush it has immune-boosting properties

with an earthy taste

high level of antioxidants

assist with nervous tension, allergies and digestive problems .. so basically counteracts everything coffee does to the body , YAY!

its amazing in this african blend …by yogi tea

The Upgrade From Coffee:

Barleycup

looks like coffee, smells coffee-ish .. is not coffee…

a powdered cereal drink made of roasted barley, rye and chicory.

prepared the same as you would a normal coffee , and is caffeine free

it tastes like a very sweet mild coffee .. smells caramel like and i think its delicious .

so far the best alternative to coffee

health wise it increases circulation and its full of antioxidants

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chai tea latte

black tea  and cardamom, cinnamon, ginger, cloves, and pepper-all of which aid digestion and help circulation

and its f*cking delicious

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The Superfood To Add To Your Life:

if you’re worried about your energy and alertness without coffee .. get some MACA in your LIfe

its a superfood and relative of the radish and has an odor similar to butterscotch and a taste of bitter butterscotch .. I don’t actually mind it .. some people don’t like it as it is strong .. but you can hide it well in most smoothies or coffee’s and juices .

Its been used for centuries as a remedy of “tired blood”  enhancing energy, stamina, athletic performance, memory and overall adrenal hormone health

filled with vitamins, minerals, proteins, tannins, complex alkaloids and other phytochemicals

plus Miranda Kerr swears by it … and she be babe’n

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WHAT DOES YOUR CRAVING MEAN ? plus a donut with eyes ..

Cravings , cravings cravings ..

annoying and or baffling ..

but they’re actually our bodies way of balancing itself nutritionally .. either when we have too much of something E.g when we have a salty meal we crave water for hydration as salt dehydrates the body , same goes for certain nutrients. we also crave when we have deficiencies ..like when you’re desperate for a fry up .. your body is craving either fats (not the naughty ones) or protein eggs and meats  .. so look out for cravings .. because they can mean the following .. with a little help from Intergrative Nutrition Book you can get Online here

http://www.integrativenutrition.com

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LIKE :

Chips, crisps , fry ups , meats .. or dem colourless things

WHY?

other than the fact im pretty sure McDonalds is 50% food stuff and 50% crack cocaine … its usually a mineral deficiency – our bodies crave the minerals in sea salt and although normal salt gives the taste satisfaction .. its been stripped of its minerals , so you will never satisfy that reason behind the craving unless you replace those minerals

COUNTERACT IT :

leafy green vegetables , seaweed salads , Himalayan sea salt (tiny bit guys ) or mineral supplements if its something that reoccurs

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LIKE :
Icecream , yogurt, milky , even oils or creamy dressings

WHY ?

When craving something creamy, consider if you’ve had a lot of bread, crack- ers or other baked flour products recently. When eaten in excess, these foods create feelings of dryness and stagnation, and can also make us feel stuck, hard and irritable. When we reach that state of imbalance, we very often crave creamy, relaxing foods, such as ice cream, milk products or oily foods.*

COUNTERACT IT

Try eat- ing porridge made from whole grains, such as amaranth or brown rice. You can also make cream of broccoli soup, or cream of watercress soup, and use oatmeal rather than cream to get the consistency you desire. *

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LIKE:

Coffee & Beer

WHY?

this is usually a craving that occurs from digestion problems .. yep .. tum tum probs , as naturally bitter foods actually cut through a slugish digestive track and get sh*t moving .. literally (sorry )

COUNTERACT IT :

try eating dark leafy greens, such as dandelion, mustard greens, arugula, kale and collards. These greens will unblock stag- nant organs and promote healthy assimilation and elimination. *

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ahh this sweet F*cker

LIKE:

Donuts, sweets , pastries .. honestly do i have to list sweet things?? we’re not retarded .. basically everything processed, resembling funfair food or pretty coloured … dammit

WHY?

its an ENERGY THING , sugars are the easiest processed nutrient into energy .. therefore our bodies will look for it .. hence after work sweet TOOF!

OR

Its An Emotional Thing.. because sugar produces more insulin which helps tryptophan go to the brain , thus increasing serotonin (the happy chemical)

COUNTERACT IT:

 Emotionally you have to deal with that.. i cant help … but spikes in your blood sugar levels by eating refined sugar will actually deplete your serotonin further .. so its a vicious cycle …. basically pinpoint the emotional reason and deal with it without food . hard but what am i supposed to say .. get a shrink basically

The problem is that the more refined the sugar e.g white sugar , high fructose corn syrup (and agave sorry foodies ) makes the bodies blood glucose spike.. so we get a surge of energy and then a quick fall .. we then continue to do this throughout the day .. so its long chained sugar intake thats required  to stop this sugar monster , which is found in fruits and veg because  fructose (fruit sugar) is accompanied by water, vitamins, minerals, fiber and phytonutrients, so it assimilates into the body slowly and with ease

so allow for unrefined sugars or naturally occurring sugars , like fruits and sweet vegetables like pumpkin , carrots, parsnips etc .. natural sweeteners like stevia , yacon and maple syrup , coconut sugar .

Dates are amazing because they taste fudgy and delicious and will satisfy that taste but still have the fiber needed to make them slow releasing

ALSO QUALITY MATTERS .. instead of shitty chocolate .. by ridiculously expensive RAW ORGANIC DARK CHOCOLATE .. because you will feel so guilty you spent so much on it .. you wont inhale it .. and it has health benefits

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hot tamales (remember when Mariah Carey use to say that just mid way through sentences .. she was cray )

but Hot Spicy cravings …

LIKE:

Spicy Curries , Pizza, Mexican food … basically all that dirty food , Or even just dousing everything in Tabasco Sauce.. i know someone who travels with it , and has been know to withdraw from pocket at the most amazing times ..

WHY ?

Too Much Cholesterol & Fat in the diet

similarly with bitter foods spicy foods aid digestion by cutting through that stagnation. spices like Cayenne and chillies also speed up metabolic rate , which if you have high cholesterol or a high saturated fat diet .. your metabolic rate tends to be sluggish (ey fatty!) as well as aiding in circulation , spices are actually amazing for people with bad circulation … but its the forms it comes in which aren’t .. indian spices are great , but become obsolete when you’re eating them in a curry that has more saturated fat that a tub of Haagen Dazs (thats for real .. like actually )

People can crave The Spice O’ Life if they have a low vitality diet as well.bland or repetitive .. spice literally is craved to liven up the energy of the body and its spoken about vastly in Ayurvedic Medicine ( so if you always crave it like my tabasco friend, its good to read up on )

COUNTERACT IT :

like i said spices are great, craving them all the time is a sign you’re out of balance so make sure you eat clean and lean and sprinkling tumeric, cayenne, indian spice blends,  chilly flakes are all great and should hit the spot .

Katey Denno Celebrity Make Up Artist & Kind Beauty Guru

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Katey Denno …

Not only does she look like she’s been painted by the hand of Botticelli , she’s a superbly gifted Make Up artist to the stars, As well as being a  passionate “Green Beauty” advocator .I asked her some questions to clarify non -toxic beauty and just generally pick her brain..

 Denno’s a real game changer , she’s one of the forefront pioneers making eco beauty go from green to glam .

In between getting beauties like Isla Fisher , Olivia Wilde and Amanda Seyfried (yes pick your jaw off the floor , she’s that good!) red carpet ready , she personally tests and reviews new products, puts up beautifully filmed tutorials , does workshops and… (take a breath this woman does everything) gives good nutrition advice , hello green smoothies -on her self run site The Beauty Of It Is

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I was surprised to  learn her path to make up aptly reads like a film script and exposed that her Kind Beauty approach is a mere aspect of her all round kind approach to life .

So you know by her credentials she’s got great advice

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How did you get involved in Make Up?  

i was a social worker for the first 10 years of my career life and i worked in the realm of HIV/AIDS. I had a lot of clients who were transgendered, mostly male to female. The way they were able to transform themselves through the use of makeup was so amazing to me! it led me to start researching how i could be involved in that world – the world of makeup! i read up on every artist and photographer whose work i admired from all the major magazines, and found photographers to do test shoots with to begin building my book. It was a slow but sure process, and i made sure to remain open to learning everything and anything.

You favour natural products .. why and what are your favourites ? 

As a person who’s concerned with what i put into my body with regard to food and drink, i find it just as important to be conscious with what i put on my body- and the bodies of my clients. There are so many good non-toxic lines on the market, with new ones popping up all the time. One of my favorite online stores is spiritbeautylounge.com – she has the most well edited selection of non toxic products on the market!

Ilia, RMS, Kjaer Weis, Lina Hanson, and then there are products sold elsewhere – burt’s bees, roots rose radish, BITE beauty…

Are there any beauty Chemicals you try and avoid? 

Albumin                                                                         Phtalates

Bentonite                                                                        Propylene Glycol

BHA/BHT                                                      PVP/VA Copolymer

DEA, MEA, TEA                                                      Quaternium-15

Diazolidinyl Urea                                                      Sodium Lauryl/Laureth Sulfate

DMDM Hydantoin                                                       Stearalkonium Chloride

FD&C Color Pigments                                     Triclosan

Glycerin/MSDS                                                      Talc

Imidazolidinyl Urea                                    FOR KIDS

Isopropyl Alcohol                                                      2-Bromo-2Nitropropane-1,3 Dio

Mineral Oil                                                      BHA

PEG                                                                         Boric acid and Sodium Borate

Petroleum/Petrolatum                                     Dibutylphtalate and Toluene

best  advice you’ve ever been given ? 

Not everybody has to like you.  This is a tough one for me!

What are the new big trends in beauty/looks for 2013?

I never really follow trends… i’m more into timeless, classic beauty.

Beauty from the inside out seems quite important to you .. whats the best foods/supplements/ lifestyle choices for looking great?

Yes it is! The main issues that folks come to me with that make them feel less than great are skin breakouts, and skin dryness/lack of glow associated with aging.

Eating/drinking lots of fresh leafy greens, richly colored berries, and keeping greasy/heavy foods out of your diet is a great place to start. I’m also a proponent of including apple cider vinegar into your diet (1-2 tsp a day in water) plus 1-2 tsp of coconut oil mixed into your food – whether that’s in a smoothie, or your oatmeal, or cooking with it – will keep your liver clean, and your skin glowing, as well as help stave off any sickness. (i haven’t had a cold or the flu in YEARS!). I also believe in keeping a strong yoga practice to work out tension and find focus – it will show on your face, without a doubt.

I find that a hair/skin/nails supplement is generally beneficial to most, and choosing one made from whole foods is a good idea. The vitamin B and D groups are wonderful for keeping our emotional selves and cells in good health.

following on from that .. if I were to open your fridge .. what would you be most proud of or most embarrassed by ? 

well, my boyfriend is a chef in a raw, vegan restaurant, so he’s in charge of the fridge – and there are countless containers of his great concoctions in there. I’d be most proud that at least 85 percent of food i keep in the house is organic and or locally grown/produced. We try to be mindful not to be wasteful and we only shop for what we know we’ll be eating within the few days that follow, so there’s never that much in there. Most embarrassed – I have an obsession with frozen sweet peas (organic, of course). i love them, so i keep tons of them on hand. when people open the freezer they’re always confused and surprised to find 15-20 bags of frozen peas on hand!

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When it comes to getting ready for the red carpet what are your go-to fail safe products or techniques ?

i always start with getting the skin into glowing condition by giving a face oil massage before doing anything else.

Getting a good curl going on the lashes is very important to me, and I generally use a few false lashes to take a pretty lash to a gorgeous lash.

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Can you recall any teenage make up disasters? ( I personally favoured a terracotta orange bronzer overload .. and an inability to blend down the neck hah!) 

i have to say, i think i did a better job with my makeup when i was a teen! i was certainly more consistently put together – i wore perfectly executed black cat eyeliner every single day.

The Heath-Yoga-Wellness-Beautiful Instagrams You MUST follow

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ahhh instagram .. making normal life events that much more beautiful . You probably follow some pretty mind numbing people , for no apparent reason.

Why do we do that ? its like .. yes i’ve seen that selfie of you every morning HASHTAG no Make up (code for makeup but I want you to think I look this good au natural) ugh but then they have a private profile , so if you unfollow the option to look is removed – dilemma

ANYWAY …

 The following accounts will literally make-your-life/ make you want to move to a beach pad with a wild garden and write a book about the benefits of sprouts . but whatever .. cue us all rearranging our salads/food to make them look effortlessly placed just-so .. ugh so much effort

THE YOGA ONE 

http://instagram.com/yoga_girl

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Rachel Brathen Yoga.Travel.Beach.Handstands.Love! Next yoga retreat: Aruba August 10-17🌴 Twitter: @rachelbrathen facebook.com/rachelsyoga info@rachelbrathen.com http://www.rachelbrathen.com

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THE DRIBBLE INDUCING ONE:

http://instagram.com/nourishup

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Kasia Hrecka Curious and excited scientist studying the secrets of lasting health and true wellness. http://www.facebook.com/nourishup

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THE PERSONALITY ONE:

http://instagram.com/daphneoz

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Daphne Oz cohost on ABC’s The Chew & author of Relish, The Dorm Room Diet…things I love: hubs, food, style, travel and everyday fun!!

http://www.daphneoz.com

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THE FASHION ONE :

http://instagram.com/freepeople

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freepeople The official Free People Instagram. The Free People woman lives free through fashion, art, music, travel, and everything in between. http://www.freepeople.com

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THE LIFE ENVY ONE:

http://instagram.com/gypsy_wandering

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tasha alanah clarke ☽ ◈ ☾ let your soul run wild and free ☽ △ ☾ << surfer. raw vegan. artist. yogi. marine conservationist. naturopathy student. writer. traveller >> http://www.thegoodnessgoddess.com

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THE GOOD ADVICE/MOTIVATION ONE:

http://instagram.com/wellness_teapea

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wellness_teapea Gather here for all your health and wellness motivation. 🌞🍏🌻Follow please🌻🍏🌞 (blog coming soon)

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THE MAGAZINE ONE:

http://instagram.com/THECHALKBOARDMAG

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Child SuperHero Baking Vegan Cakes… The best video ever?

BABYCAKES

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is the bakery of dreams its vegan and basically the healthiest way to eat a cupcake (there is a god)

“BabyCakes offers all-natural, organic and delicious alternatives free from the common allergens: wheat, gluten, dairy, casein and eggs. Rest assured, all sweeteners have been chosen responsibly and used sparingly. White sugar will never be found in our bakery, nor will we ever use toxic chemical sweeteners.”

Anyway it super popular im not writing about it per se more so this video they did of the owners superhero clad nephew baking like a vegan pro

i love him

<p><a href=”http://vimeo.com/30381291″>Oliver Bakes BabyCakes NYC, Episode 1: Madeleines!</a> from <a href=”http://vimeo.com/user1523068″>BabyCakes NYC</a> on <a href=”http://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a&gt;.</p>

THIS WEEK : Whats Your Med Style?… Model +Author=damn you + Beer Hair + The Most Beautiful Popsicles On Planet Eart

so this week I’ve been clicking and saving many-a-wegpage.. my bookmarks are bursting … heres a few I  liked

Well&Good Provide The Answer To WHICH MEDITATION DO YOU NEED? eg.. what problems suit what meditations 

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ARE THESE THE MOST BEAUTIFUL THINGS EVER *BRAIN EXPLODES*

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DAMMIT THIS HOT MODEL WROTE A BOOK ABOUT HEALTH .. so much envy love 

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BEER IN THE HAIR ?? BEAUTY TIPS Courtesy OF Celebs Brought To YOU BY BUZZFEED 

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Brain Nutrition .. THE 4 AGREEMENTS

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I will admit that I am a mindfulness book junkie … however I am aware that we are few and far between .. usually lurking in the back of bookstores like The HunchBack of Notre Dame pretending to be looking at the travel section to the left … with one eye on deepak chopra whaaat??? shh not like that .

but seriously .. I recently re-red THE FOUR AGREEMENTS … a book about how our minds mess us up .. nahh duh , and how a few little agreements will change the way you see the world … the whole book makes a lot of sense especially if you’re the type of person who’s hard on yourself , over thinks everything or is a little careless and mindless. 

its honestly not wishy-washy The Secret vibes .. its really practical .. but you’re like WHAT ARE THE AGREEMENTS TELL ME .. no you need to read it to find out .. ONLY JOKING :

agreement 1

Be impeccable with your word – Speak with integrity. Say only what you mean. Avoid using the word to speak against yourself or to gossip about others. Use the power of your word in the direction of truth and love.

agreement 2

Don’t take anything personally – Nothing others do is because of you. What others say and do is a projection of their own reality, their own dream. When you are immune to the opinions and actions of others, you won’t be the victim of needless suffering.

agreement 3

Don’t make assumptions – Find the courage to ask questions and to express what you really want. Communicate with others as clearly as you can to avoid misunderstandings, sadness and drama. With just this one agreement, you can completely transform your life.

agreement 4

Always do your best – Your best is going to change from moment to moment; it will be different when you are healthy as opposed to sick. Under any circumstance, simply do your best, and you will avoid self-judgment, self-abuse and regret.

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now you don’t have to read it .. but you do because . it .will.change.your.life (personally im surprised oprah hasn’t caught on to this one.. or has she?)

Vitamins Are Like Relationships , Some combinations just work

A lot of people don’t realise that isolating vitamins or minerals in supplement form .. can actually.. do nothing ..

EXAMPLE VITAMIN D WITHOUT ADEQUATE CALCIUM .. DOES ABSOLUTELY NOTHING

i know WTF  this is why WHOLE FOODS contain varied nutrients and  vitamin combinations that complement each other .

. money WASTER .. but don’t bin them yet .. like good friendships vitamins need each other and combining certain ones .. will allow the synergy to take place .. and TA DAH .. they work .. so here are the most important if you must take supplements

THE TOP 2 ARE THE MOST IMPORTANT HANDS DOWN

even the supplements are surprised :O

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NOTE THERE ARE ALSO A LARGE AMOUNT OF VITAMINS THAT COUNTERACT EACH OTHER :

http://www.livestrong.com/article/496844-which-vitamins-should-not-be-taken-together-at-the-same-time/

Model Come Health Guru … Azusa Hyde

meet Azusa Hyde ..

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22 years old she’s  travelled the world from Singapore to Milan modelling and lived a hectic schedule of shows and on-location shoots.

but all that wasn’t enough , she instead decided to add businesswoman to her achievements.. a healthy one at that  joining the YOR health group Yorhealth.com 

a high quality vitamin/ supplement all round health brand , with 30 years backed research …

we asked her some questions about health and wellbeing

sum up your nutrition and health values in 5 words?

Clean, simple, natural, easy, holistic

whats your healthy little secret?

Digestive enzymes with every meal !
Skin brushing.

favourite recipe?
I love making smoothies – banana, coconut water. Natural peanut butter, almond milk, YOR super greens and maybe some chia seeds with nutmeg. Could have this every day.

how does what you put into your body effect your whole being?

You are what you eat and what you absorb. I think digestive health is hugely under appreciated. Your immune system is intertwined with your digestive system so poor digestion often is a trigger for disease. Take care if your tummy and you’ll thank yourself later.

If I opened your fridge now , what would you be most proud of and what would you be most embarrassed by?

Hmmm most proud of my coconut water probably… And my huge array of tropical fruits!
Most embarrassed by the asian sweets in there that I’ve collected and never eaten … Probably going off. Oh I sometimes have kimchi in the fridge, which is fermented Korean cabbage… That’s a bit embarrassing .

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best advice you have ever been given?
Tough one. I have some quotes that I hold really close to me…
“If a small thing has the power to make you angry, what does that say about your size”
John Demartini also said
Life is worthwhile if you learn, if you try (and try again), if you stay, and if you care. Care for the day, the people, the enterprise and yourself – become all you can become
I keep that one in my phone

beauty go-tos (products, regimes everything )

Palmers cocoa butter or any anti-stretch mark and smoothing cream, dental floss – don’t neglect your gums!, pumice stone for your feet, skin brush for circulation… I drink ALOT of tea too – dandelion is great, burdock root tea helps circulation too (mine is terrible), and ginger and peppermint for post-meals

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I DONT KNOW ABOUT YOU .. BUT I’LL DO ANYTHING THAT MAKES ME LOOK LIKE THE ABOVE PHOTO . AM.I.RIGHT.MA.GAWD

THE FOOD FACE OFF .. WHAT IS BETTER FOR YOU ?

because my friends are aware of my healthiness obsession … I no longer wish to supermarket shop with them .. as the amount of times im asked to be the nutrient equivalent of a price comparison service .. is making my brain hurt..

Friend : whats better pumpkin or sweet potato ?

Me: sweet potato …

Friend: broccoli or cauliflower ?

Me: Broccoli…

Friend: blueberries or raspberries?

Me: *voldemort voice* you shut your mouth .. and learn to google

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but now you don’t have to google or worry or ask me because.. dun dun dun

there is now a site that does the comparison for you .. like a knock out boxing match .. its incredible

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see so many questions answered !

then it breaks it down .. vitamin , calorie , everything wooowweeee

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AND THEN THE WINNER ISSSS

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LINNNNKKKK HEEERRRRREEEEE

no but seriously I actually don’t mind the questions as long as I know the answer (I have a phobia of my brain being exposed as actually very small) .. ive bookmarked this on my phone .. so I will now be a food fight genius

DIY FRUIT FACIAL INDEX

Everyone loves a good DIY .. i love putting food on my face as opposed to other stuff. as your skin is an organ .. therefore absorbs stuff including nutrients .. but what to put on the face ?

i’d heard potato’s, oatmeal , honey loads of stuff  before .. but it wasn’t till i read this article i was like ohhhhh sh*****TT i can put loads on my face !!!!

FUNN

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SPECIAL CONSIDERATIONS :

THE BLEMISH ONE:
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THE POTENT ONE (TRUST ME) :

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THE LICK YO’FACE ONE :

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