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Shannon Dunn

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Hemp Consumption Legalised in Australia & NZ

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It is now possible to legally buy and consume hemp products in Australia and New Zealand. Hemp is one of nature’s true superfoods that comes with a list of health and beauty benefits, yet, until today you couldn’t find it on your local supermarket shelves without labels warning against internal use. Today, Australia and New Zealand join the rest of the world in allowing consumption of “low THC hemp seed foods”, according to Food Standards Australia New Zealand. It is…

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Dairy Allergy? Try These Plant-Based Milks Instead

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Nut, seed, grain and legume milks may be the new dairy, but knowing the nutritious from the health-hyped goes beyond reading ingredient labels. While cows may be resting little easier in the wake of a new-found love of alternative milks, there’s good reason to make your own say some of the country’s leading dieticians and nutritionists. From sugar-loaded Ultra Heat Treated (UHT) varieties to made-from-concentrates, there are often more than simply nuts, seeds, legumes and grains in store-bought milks, says…

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0 In Holistic Beauty

WIN a Be Genki Cleanse, Tone & Moisturise Trio

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When I find a skincare range I love, you can’t shut me up about it. This couldn’t be more true than with the all-natural, all-ethical Be Genki. I’ve been using products from this Australian-made brand for almost 10 years. Founder, formulator and beautiful human being, Sam Sargent, recently asked me to share my secrets to a genki (Japanese word for holistically healthy and happy) life, which I did here. I asked Sam if she would be keen to give away…

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What’s Your Summer Skin Type?

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With the change of season can come a change of skin. As we say see-ya to heaters and hello to sunshine in the Southern Hemisphere, there’s a good chance you might need to mix up your skincare routine, too. Here’s a rundown on how to care for your body’s largest organ during the warmer months:  Sensitive Skin Anyone with sensitivities will know the hurdles of applying too many combinations of chemicals that are often part of everyday skincare products. Keeping…

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How to Use doTERRA’s New Yoga Collection

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Created with the help of Art of Attention author and creator of teach.yoga, Elena Brower, the just-released doTERRA Yoga Collection consists of three 5 mL blends: Arise, Anchor, and Align. Each is carefully designed with a unique combination of essential oils to provide different scents and benefits for the beginner or experienced yogi. Below is a step-by-step guide on how best to use each oil.…

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0 In Women's Wellness

My Journey Healing Prolapse (Soul Doctor Show)

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I was recently interviewed by healer and intuitive, Rebecca Dettman, for her Soul Doctor Show podcast—specifically for her Womb Worship episode. This was the first time I had spoken publicly about my four-year journey holistically healing one of the Western world’s most common health conditions: prolapse. It’s a topic I’m deeply passionate about, particularly as so many women feel that surgery may be the only option to heal what is essentially a body out of balance. While there is no…

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Coffee Beauty Benefits + Recipes

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One of the world’s favourite brews has many more benefits than a mid-morning caffeine kick. Coffee is actually a potent, multi-purpose beauty ingredient that can add lustre to your hair, while diminishing appearance of cellulite and under-eye shadows. While the health benefits, or lack thereof, of drinking coffee may always be a hot topic for debate, the topical uses of this caffeine-fuelled brew, and the aromatic beans from which it’s derived, offer big beauty pluses that can’t be denied. From…

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The Importance of Doing Nothing

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It’s one of the most important keys to good health, yet fast-paced living and a seemingly insatiable appetite for achieving more is putting our wellbeing at risk. Put your feet up and do absolutely nothing and you just might achieve more, say some. Are you stressed and don’t know it? Are you caught in a constant cycle of doing more, wanting more and achieving more? If you’re not sure of your emotional state right now, take a minute to focus…

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How to Use Activated Charcoal

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Whether it’s for pearly whites or as a hangover helper, activated charcoal is garnering much-deserved attention as the latest wellness and beauty do-it-all.  While Gwenyth Paltrow has waxed lyrical about the benefits of activated charcoal for a booze-induced upset tummy, there’s actually a host of wellness and beauty can-dos with this simple yet potent ingredient. A health go-to for more than 10,000 of years, activated charcoal is a carbon-based porous powder—usually sold in capsule or powder form, traditionally to be…

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0 In Women's Wellness

Why I Chose Not to do Physio to Heal Uterine Prolapse

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Usually the first suggestion people make—health practitioners and otherwise—when you have a physical condition, is to do something physical to fix it. But what if it isn’t always the right choice? When I found myself with second degree uterine prolapse more than five years ago, I knew visiting the physio was not the answer, despite well-meaning family and friends telling me to high tail it pronto to someone who specialised in pelvic floor dysfunction.  I knew this deep in my…

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Kimberly Snyder on the Importance of Emotional Wellness

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Our emotions are responsible for a lot more than we give them credit for. At the core of emotion creation are our thoughts – the captain of our emotional ship, so to speak. Pay attention to our thoughts, and the emotions they create, and life can literally change course. Ten years ago, I overhauled my diet, becoming raw vegan overnight. Back then, I believed deeply it was the health and wellness cure-all. But, I’m the first to admit, I was…

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