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Australian Ambassador – Food Revolution Foundation

I am so excited to announce I have just become an Australian Ambassador for the Food Revolution Foundation!

The Food Revolution Foundation was launched in 2010 by Jamie Oliver to fight the obesity epidemic, encourage people to get cooking again and make food education at the top of everyone’s agenda. At the heart of this foundation is everyone’s right to healthy food.

I am so proud to be involved in this awesome foundation!

Stay tuned for events and recipes …..

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The Impact of Technology on Your Wellbeing

It’s now midway through winter in Australia, many of my clients are spending longer hours immersed in technology, watching TV and playing games on the ipad.

However, this may be at a cost to health.

Check out my latest clip on the impact of technology use (particularly late night technology use) on your wellbeing. I’d love to know what you think.

With Love and Nourishment xx

 

A Magical Elixir

Watch this clip for the secret to a youthful complexion, boosting your digestion and metabolism, enhancing concentration and improving your overall health. You might be surprised ….. 🙂

 

Sugar or Agave (Cactus)

A little wellbeing tip for the morning…

Agave (also referred to as Agave Nectar/Syrup) is not a health(y) food!!

Commonly considered a nourishing replacement for sugar, it has found its way into numerous recipes and raw desserts. Agave is derived from a cactus plant, and therefore some consider it to be “natural”.

However, in actual fact, the finished product undergoes far too much processing and does not resemble the natural cactus of its origin.

Yes, agave may be low GI and therefore considered beneficial for diabetics. For your information, my laundry detergent is also low GI but you don’t see me recommending that to my clients.

The Truth About Sugar

It’s possible I may lose some of you with this post but I pride myself on honesty and authenticity so feel the need to voice my thoughts….Something that’s been on my mind for a little while but I haven’t articulated so clearly is my thoughts on avoiding fruit and the whole I quit sugar philosophy.

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To set the scene, I have about 10 years experience in the nutrition/health industry, an equivalent of six years studying nutrition, 2 nutrition degrees and i’m a qualified and registered professional. However, if individuals profoundly oppose my thoughts and opinions on food BUT take an interest in their wellbeing and seem healthy, I rarely harp on about their theories. Until today…

It utterly astounds me how the entire fruit group can be avoided by so many simply because it contains sugar. Now please don’t misinterpret, I am not suggesting processed carbohydrates and sugar laden meals and snacks be consumed regularly, I have no appetite for this food.
But rather, that fruit should not be classed in the same box as said processed foods, whilst highly processed commodities like most protein powders and coffee will be consumed without a second thought.
Whatever your opinion is of coffee, there is simply no denying, it is a stimulant and overrides our bodies natural circadian rhythm by impacting our alertness centres, cortisol and adrenaline. Adding butter and coconut oil to your morning cuppa to reduce this effect is really justifying a coffee addiction. No offence.

Now back to fruit, fruit is one of the most natural foods we can consume. If you buy organic you’d understand how much love, time and dedication goes into nurturing and growing the produce.
Fruit contains a plethora of nutrients- antioxidants that boost our immune health, vitamins that support energy transport around the body, minerals that boost healthy hormone synthesis, and fibre for gut health and to reduce bowel cancer; just to list a few.

More often than not fruit sugars are bound to fibre so they are slowly digested. There are some exceptions that are higher in fructose and water but you will still be better off consuming them than most other snack options. If you are sensitive to fructose and have been diagnosed with this, obviously tread lightly. However, avoiding an entire food group based solely on avoiding sugar is not justifiable.

With love and kindness, Sharon xx

A Love Letter

To all the ladies (and men) out there, you deserve to feel good about yourself.

You deserve to prioritise your own health and you absolutely deserve to have supportive networks and relationships.

If the following points describe your core relationships, consider whether it’s time to move on, or reduce your interactions with certain unsupportive people.

– Do you feel more pain than joy?
– Do you feel alone, unheard or disrespected?
– Do you feel held back?
– Are you crying more than loving and laughing?
– Have you sacrificed who you are, your core values and belief system?
– Have you stopped having fun and enjoying life?
– Have you lost yourself?
– Are you more afraid of the unknown than the current situation?

I don’t mean to be harsh, you just deserve more.
Truth.

With Love,
Sharon xoxox