Are you a busy bee? Or, are you simply an active person who likes to eat healthy and clean?
Would you like to lose weight? Odyssey Lean will suit your needs. They deliver dietician-approved meals for weight loss to homes around Australia.
This program is less of a diet and more of a lifestyle change.
Did I love it? Yes! The concept of eating clean and instantaneously is so satisfying to me!
Lightly Seared Turmeric Salmon is one of the many delicious clean meals available on Odyssey Lean.
Ingredients: Salmon, Parsnip, Cauliflower, Zucchini, Black Pepper, Turmeric, Olive Oil and Sea Salt.
Nutrition Profile: 332 calories and 37.6gm of Protein, 7.5gm of Carb
Grilled Barramundi with Saffron Parsnip Mash with chargrilled Brussel sprouts, another of my favourite dishes.
Ingredients: Barramundi, Saffron, Olive Oil, Brussel sprouts, tomatoes, Parsnip, Onion, Cauliflower
Nutrition Profile: 287 Calories, and 33gm of Protein, 14gm of Carb
Sometimes we just don’t have the time to do the farmers market shopping, or cooking meals from scratch just isn’t an option. You might be juggling work and study, at home with a new baby, recovering from an illness or simply time-poor. Or perhaps cooking just isn’t your thing…. This is where Odyssey Lean is so clean and so fresh and perfect for us busy bees!
As any Nutritionist or your Mother will tell you, Fish is hands-down one of the best beauty foods. I am always looking for new and easy ways to serve it.
The Turmeric Wild Salmon from Odyssey Lean is delightful and especially a dish that is good for your. Odyssey Lean is a really clean and a healthy food delivery service that delivers pre-shopped for and measured meals to your doorstep to help keep your weightloss goals on track.
Odyssey Lean Philosophy
Their animals are responsibly raised without added hormones or antibiotics.
They support sustainable fishing and only partner with trusted fisheries.
Fresh & seasonal
Fresh, never frozen. They base their menus around local in-season food for flavour and nutrition.
Experience hand‑crafted meals made with gourmet ingredients chosen with care.
Their high protein, high fibre meals are low carb, low fat, low sugar and low GI.
Zero nasties. No preservatives, colours, additives or artificial flavours.
I have enjoyed eating these meals. As a Nutritionist I will be referring my clients to contact this business, as they are dietician approved I trust how clean and balanced they are. I love that they are on a mission to make health and wellbeing an easy and enjoyable odyssey.
Peninsula Hot Springs
Need a break? Bathe in Natures Day Spa.
Located on the legendary Mornington Peninsula, Peninsula Hot Springs is an award-winning natural hot springs and day spa destination just 90 minutes from Melbourne.
World luxury spa awards winner 2018 to be precise!!!
Melbourne’s favourite Health and Wellness destination, the Hot springs is now even hotter – or should we say colder – after a $13 million renovation.
The ice cave is the first of its kind in Australia, and hot/cold therapy is an amazing method to reduce inflammation, stress and aches in the body.
Make some “me time” to indulge in Natures Day Spa in the uplifting, nature potent moments where you can restore and beautify. Water is salvation, it is cleansing and rejuvenating, healing and ultimately life.
Natural thermal mineral waters flow into the pools and private baths at the coastal oasis, providing an idyllic setting for relaxation and rejuvenation is a world-renowned and exclusive boutique retreat with personalised service in an idyllic beachfront setting.
Brings you back to Nature and provides you with complete peace.
High in mineral content, their water comes straight from the earth’s core. Peninsula Hot Springs is a filtration hot spring with surface water estimated to have been deep within the earth for more than 10,000 years. Their waters rise from 637 metres below the ground and are classified as true mineral springs.
Minerals and their Benefits:
Native cultures have universally utilised mineral waters for healing, puri cation ceremonies, sacred gathering and tribal meetings.
Baleonolgy is the scientific study of the thereupatic benefits of naturally occurring mineral waters. Throughout Europe and Japan, baleonolgoy and hot springs therapy has been incorporated within routine medical care treatments. Licensed doctors have now come to recognise the value of prescribing bathing in mineral waters as part of a preventative approach to illness.
Peninsula Hot Springs are sodium chloride bicarbonate hot springs, with a ph level of 6.8. The alkalinity is primarily the result of potassium, calcium, magnesium and sodium ions.
Bathing in bicarbonate water assists in the opening of peripheral blood vessels, improvement of circulation to the body’s extremities and can help address hypertension and mild atherosclerosis.
Mineral springs that are naturally rich in chlorides, in amounts between 0.5% to 3%, are considered by some researchers
to be beneficial for rheumatic conditions, arthritis, central nervous system conditions, post traumatic and postoperative disorders. Peninsula Hot Springs contain 1432 parts per million (PPM) chloride content.
Peninsula Hot Springs is a really tranquil space to detach from the world and heal.
You will undoubtedly leave the springs rejuvenated and glowing—but ready to head back in a heartbeat.
Springs lane, Fingal 3939
Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, Australia
Tel +61 (0)3 5950 8777
Edible Beauty Australia
Was born as a result of founder and naturopath Anna Mitsios’ strong belief in the beautifying and incredible power of herbs and natural foods to transform, nourish and revitalise our skin and health.
This is divine edible skincare that is completely free of all chemicals and is earth, vegan and animal friendly…. A range which is not only beautifully healthy and wholesome, but will leave you with a glow that resonates from within. As a health and wellness advocate I am really conscious of what I put on my skin, as it is your largest organ!
After using these products over the past month, I have the most luminescent skin I’ve ever seen, without makeup!
EDIBLE BEAUTY CORE FOUR
The Core Four contains everything you need to get started on a luxury toxin-free “edible” skin care routine. This set comes beautifully packaged making it a wonderful pampering gift idea for someone special.
Step 1 – Cleanse & Purify with No. 1 Belle Frais Cleanser
This is a gentle coconut milk based cleanser which is like a breath of fresh air on the skin. Coconut oil acts as a base to remove impurities and leave the skin fresh, radiant and hydrated.
Step 2 – Tone and Uplift with No.2 Citrus Rhapsody Radiance Tonique
This tonique doubles as a mist and is the ultimate travel companion. This tonique tones, uplifts and boost radiance with a unique blend of antioxidant rich fruits and herbs.
Step 3 – Plump and Boost with No. 3 Exotic Goddess Ageless Serum
This is our youth and beauty booster. Hyalouronic Acid and Beta Glucan provide smoothing and plumping actions. Kakadu, Davidson Plum and Edelweiss are super charged with antioxidants, reducing fine lines and promoting collagen production.
Step 4- Hydrate and Refine with No. 4 Vanilla Silk Hydrating Lotion
This is a light-weight hydrating face moisturiser with a luxurious satin consistency. Cocoa and Shea Butter provide a burst of hydration and have a strong repairing, preventative and wrinkle-reducing effect.
The Exotic Goddess Ageless Serum is my favourite product from Edible Beauty’s range.
I took this away with me to the Daintree and its all I wore during the day, if I wore makeup I would mix it with my BB Cream to give me a beautiful natural finish that is not sticky! I found it gorgeously thirst quenching to my sun kissed tropical skin.
This serum reveals the highly effective and therapeutic potency of botanical “edible” ingredients. The product combines three key actions that improve the luminous complexion of the skin. Hyalouronic Acid and Beta Glucan provide smoothing and plumping action whilst Kakadu, Davidson Plum and Edelweiss are super charged with antioxidants to enhance skin firmness. White Tea and Desert Lime act to deeply nourish and hydrate. Edelweiss, the key botanical found in the lotion, is one of the most powerful botanical antioxidants, enhancing the skin’s natural DNA protective actions.
Edible Beauty Core Four
THE SUPPLEMENT YOU NEED TO TRY RIGHT NOW
Toned Protein Boost by Intrametica
The whole supplement thing can be highly overwhelming in a saturated market.
Intrametica’s Organic bio-fermented plant protein supplement Toned Protein Boost is irresistible when it comes to choosing the best science based backed with evidence product, as the support for a beautiful, lean, glowing, healthy body.
It is divinely a far superior supplement.
Most protein powder on the market is highly processed, highly refined, acidic, synthetic, toxic, and is not even recognised as food in the body! Whey Protein is acidic to the body and most of it is from cows that haven’t lived healthy happy lives. Such issues such as antibiotics, hormones, pus etc…
Some poor quality dairy protein powders contain heavy metals, MSG, flavour enhancers, artificial sweeteners like aspartame and other toxins that are not recognised as food!!!
This is why i LOVE Intrametica’s integrity and quality.
How gorgeous are these scientifically proven ingredients that are in the plant based protein supplemt!!!:
Toned Protein Boost includes Moro Red Orange, is a potent source of flavonoids that influence the metabolism of fat cells, helping to counteract fat accumulation and prevent weight gain. It also includes carob, which is known to be an effective appetite suppressant.
Natural Multi-Mineral Marine Complex is from sustainably sourced seaweed grown in the Fjords of Iceland contains over 72 trace minerals and provides a source bio-active calcium and magnesium. The proprietary material is clinically trialled for bone, joint and digestive health. Trace minerals provide the skin, hair and nails with the required substrate to function at an optimal levels, this includes antioxidant activity, anti-inflammatory, photoprotection and collagen formation.
It also contains Carob, polyphenol rich in insoluble fibre which is great for reducing hunger, lowering post meal glycemic response, and minimising overall energy intake. Plus it also has Mesquite bean, a legume that is low GI and helps to maintain stable blood sugar levels, long-lasting energy and satiety. Pumpkin seed and sunflower seed powders also provide plant-based essential fatty acids, fibre, and nutritionally dense protein sources to help you feel fuller for longer!!!! Such beautiful unique product.
And, as you already know, the best way to get ingredients into your system is by eating a diet that’s super full in beautifying nutrients, um as in eat the rainbow, by eating a variety of brightly colored fruit and veg because they are high in antioxidants etc and include essential fatty acids like salmon, nuts, avocado etc for glowing supple skin… BUT, if you are wanting to add even extra glowing goodness into your body then supplements can absolutely be the best thing to include into your daily ritual!
If you want to transform your skin and metabolism from within, with a blend of sprouted, bio-fermented organic plant protein boosted with marine bioactive collagen peptides.
Toned Protein Boost isn’t just another protein powder for weight loss that promises fast and easy results…
It is scientifically formulated to be used in conjunction with a balanced low carbohydrate diet and regular exercise of about 45 minutes each day, Toned Protein Boost is the ultimate natural weight loss supplement to add into your health regime.
After a bad stint of dealing with hormonal breakouts, I notice, and others have genuinely complimented me on my softer and more radiant skin.
It really does brighten, plump and rehydrate my complexion. And to honestly cut to the chase, it keeps me fuller for longer.
YUMMY! An exceptional product that is backed by the best Naturopath in Melbourne.
Location and Details:
Angela Smith Naturopath:
Love B XOX
The Way Stress Affects Your Teeth and Overall Health
Treating the cause of the problem.
I believe so heavily in all things Health and my recent check up at The Melbourne Smile Centre has given me a deep insight into the link of Oral Health and overall Health. What interests me the most is the connection of teeth and gums and Optimum Health!
The mouth doesn’t lie. It is the window into our overall Health and Wellbeing.
If you have got chronic inflammation in your mouth then it’s likely you’ve got a problem brewing elsewhere, too.
It is chronic inflammation that is the root cause of almost all systemic illnesses, which is why there’s so much research about poor dental health linking to heart disease, diabetes, erectile dysfunction, infertility issues, low birth weight, and cancer.
Want a set of perfect sparkly glossy healthy pearlers? Good news, I know just how to get them. Whether you’ve had a long standing feud with your teeth since your teenage days, or you are after a little tweak, The team at the Melbourne Smile centre are smile saviours. Their approach is aimed at producing the absolute best healthy teeth and preventing dental problems prior to undertaking any cosmetic or corrective procedures you may wish to have. After my deep and meaningful consultation I found out what the latest and best dental innovations are to achieve ultimate #smilegoals.
I personally have been experiencing chronic fatigue and not feeling 100% well. This may be because after seeing my Dentist my teeth need some love.
I had my teeth checked and thoroughly cleaned and the outcome is that my gums showing are not at optimal health, they are very red and inflamed. So I have had 3 appointments at the Melbourne Smile Centre and they have been taking care of my Health. I can honestly say that I never expected that my dentist could have such a tremendously positive impact on my quality of life. In the next couple of months I will be having my wisdom teeth removed and have Invisalign done to straighten my teeth.
First things first though, having a dental hygienist clean my teeth up is extremely imperative. Having too much inflammation in the body is bad for you. It’s a real enemy when it comes to putting your health at risk and creating stress. When you’re inflamed, you’re more likely to put on weight, have skin issues, feel lethargic and irritable, and be more susceptible to illness and disease. Yikes. Needless to say, it’s best to keep inflammation at bay.
An obvious connection between dentistry and systemic health that research supports is that microbes in the mouth are also found in the gut. Gram negative bacteria are those bacteria that live in oxygen poor environments, like the areas under the gums and between teeth. These bacteria have access to the digestive tract and can cause inflammation in the gut just as they do in the mouth. This is called the microbiome, the combined genetic material of the microorganisms in a particular environment, in this instance this mouth and gut. Do your gums bleed? Are they red and inflamed? Now imagine these same things going on within your gut. If the bacteria in your mouth are causing inflammation in your gums, you may assume that the same thing is going on along your intestinal lining. This is because the same bacteria or microbiome is present in both places. Omg!
Lifestyle factors such as lowering stress levels through meditation and yoga, and eating a high quality diet low in sugar and carbohydrates can have a positive effect on pH and inflammation. People often don’t realize how important a daily stress reduction practice is to health and the quality of your daily experience, especially in the areas of resilience and coping with stress.
Regularly Dental check ups and daily flossing and softly brushing the teeth are essential to long term health. Here are a few other guidelines I follow to keep my teeth as healthy as they can be:
HOLISTIC HEALTH AND DENTAL HEALTH.
Here is a good Dental hygiene routine habit to follow.
Make sure the things you do the most of are of quality and can affect your health. We sleep the most, we move the most, we eat and drink the most.
A way to keep your teeth in good health is to balance and prioritise sleep, not binge on alcohol and sugar.
Focusing on foods that will keep your mouth and teeth healthy is also something worth considering if you want your smile to see you into old age.
Stress is another issue that needs support. This includes you getting deep sleep and getting off electronics at night. Blue blocker sunglasses help to improve your sleep quality. Blue Light from our phones and computers affect your melatonin and makes it hard to get your deep level sleep.
You need sleep to rest and repair and rejuvinate you. This ultimately helps you to take care of your sleep health.
Blue light says to your brain and especially your melatonin to ease off and your cortisol and stress levels will now strike.
Beyond sleep, research (over 6000 studies) shows that melatonin benefits are profound and far reaching. Known as the body’s most efficient free-radical scavenger with an impressive ability to control oxidative damage, melatonin has powerful antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and immune properties. This is why a healthy consistent sleep pattern is so beneficial to not only beautifying you but keeping you healthy!
In efforts to not only boost the immune system, but to keep gums happy too, an increase of daily dose of vitamin C. Rather than getting it from a synthetic vitamin tablet, a couple of superfoods that I love include Camu Camu and Kakadu plum that are the most vitamin C rich fruit on the planet. I also love to put Vitamin C on my face topically.
Vitamin C is great for reducing your risk of oral infections and also strengthen the collagen network within your gums.
Coconut Oil Pulling and Tongue Scraping first thing in the morning is beneficial for the health of your body.
Oil pulling works by cleaning and detoxifying the oral cavity in a similar way that soap cleans dirty dishes. It literally sucks the dirt (toxins) out of your mouth and creates a clean, antiseptic oral environment that contributes to the proper flow of dental liquid that’s needed to prevent cavities and disease.
Remember to floss, brush and pixter daily!!! Brushing and removal of inter proximal plaque are important in the prevention of oral disease such as gingivitis, periodontitis and caries. It is shown from studies that the effects of oral health are slowly becoming more understood as not localised to the mouth but also having an impact on systemic health.
I will keep you posted on my transformation to optimum teeth health. Watch this space.
If you wish to book a complimentary initial consultation to discuss dental services,
call (03) 9824 7722
The Melbourne Smile Centre
1007 Malvern Road, Toorak Victoria 3142
The Synergy Between Science and Beauty
LASER GENESIS SKIN THERAPY BEAUTY REVIEW
I barely ever wear makeup and it is because my skin is on its way to Nirvana. I want that luminous glow the second I wake up. This is my obsession. A natural beauty glow.
I know that taking care of inner health shows on the outside as well as a tweak from science and a beauty session also keeps the skin strengthened and rejuvinated.
So what is Laser Genesis?
It is almost relaxing as you experience a hot prickling sensation The result is shiny new skin.
You can feel that it gets to a point that the machines gets hot, goes slightly deep to make an invasive healer to the skin and, just giving the touch of enough heat for it to actually trick the skin so the damage response kicks in and stimulates your collagen and elastin regrowth to soften the appearance of wrinkles and scarring and reduce redness in dilated capillaries.
Your skin will feel warm and appears blushed directly after treatment, but only for a short time…
Hello Beauty Glow.
Scientifically proven to produce new collagen, each Laser Genesis treatment produces subtle but consistent results. Laser Genesis:
- Stimulates new collagen production
- Minimises the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
- Treats diffuse redness or ‘rosy cheeks’ for a creamy complexion
- Improves the appearance of scar (acne & chicken pox scarring, surgical scars & more)
- Refines large or open pores
- Improves uneven skin texture & skin tone
- Promotes an overall refreshed & rejuvenated appearance
Laser Genesis Skin Therapy
This is a gentle but effective anti-aging laser treatment to help reduce large pores fine lines, redness and promotes skin rejuvenation. Suitable for all skin types with no down time.
- Full face women from $325
- Face, neck and décolletage $795
Location: Suite 3, 12-14 Malvern Ave, Chatswood NSW Australia 2067
Contact: 9904 7000
NO MAKEUP, NO FILTER. AFTER ONE SESSION!!! SO HAPPY AND GLOWY. XXX B