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Quick Tip #156: Coffee ain't all bad!
We constantly hear of the dangers of caffeine and all the reasons we should stop drinking coffee, bu...
Quick Tip #155: Summer skin care
With summer bearing down upon us here in Australia, it's time to up the skin care ante to protect ou...
Quick Tip #154: Eating for optimal digestion
To get the most out of any meal there are a few simple tips you can follow which will enhance digest...
Medicating our kids
It seems there's a fine line between ADHD and immaturity, as there is growing evidence of significan...
Top 3 vegan treats
Vegan foods have come a long way in recent years and the internet has provided us with the opportuni...
Quick Tip #135: Self kindness matters
Life can be hard
HappinessTip #13: Colour your world!
Colour is all around us yet most of us fail to recognise the inherent healing and positive influence...
Quick Tip #133: Feeding the soul
We are more than our physical bodies; and health and wellness are by nature holistic
Our favourite winter breakfasts
**As winter well and truly sets in, it's important that we eat as befits the weather, and nourish ou...
Homemade vapor rub
If you're looking for a chemical and petroleum free chest rub to relieve breathing and aid in sleep,...
QuickTip #84: Feeling stressed?? You're not alone.
A survey from the Australian Psychological Society highlighted that in 2013, 73% of Australians repo...
How to get some kale back into your diet
We love kale! It is a bitter green so some of you may have tried it once or twice, not enjoyed it an...
Homemade orange & ylang ylang body wash
Making your own body wash is one way to avoid toxins present in commercial products, and to help red...
Quick Tip #81: Why Yakult is a no no
Probiotic drinks can be a healthy addition to the diet and of great benefit to your digestive health...
Quick Tip #80: What's in your deodorant??
Deodorants and antiperspirants typically contain a myriad of chemicals which can be harmful to your ...
10 simple steps to a healthier you
Sometimes it is the most simple changes we make in life that can have the most profound impact
Dark chocolate covered rice cakes
I got totally hooked on these tasty little treats while living in the UK some years ago, where they ...
Homemade creamy mango popsicles
If you're looking for a healthy and refreshing cold treat for yourself or the kids - look no further...
Happiness Tip #12: With a little help from my friends
Want to live a longer, healthier and happier life? There is overwhelming evidence that having a stro...
Immune booster citrus smoothie
This tall glass of deliciousness was discovered entirely by accident when I was just trying to use u...
Baked rhubarb porridge
Porridge does not get any better than this! It's sweet, wholesome, and combined with the fruit is a ...
Help the poor help themselves - an innovative alternative to donating money
Australians are typically very generous when it comes to donating to charitable causes, despite the ...
A simple morning tonic to kickstart the day
The old Kellog's Cornflakes slogan 'the simple things in life are often the best' was actually spot ...
Quick Tip #75: Seaweed to combat chronic disease
A recent systematic review published in %%Nutrition Reviews%% has confirmed the potential benefits o...
7 sensational smoothie recipes
Spring has well and truly sprung, and with the warmer weather my breakfast preference turns toward t...
Quick Tip #74: How free are those free range hens??
With one of Australia's leading egg producers having just been fined $300,000 for false labelling of...
Positive psychology: a new era of medicine
Pioneered by Dr Martin Seligman in the late 1990's, the advent of positive psychology heralded a new...
DIY spring detox bath
It's time to shed our winter skin, and one of the most effective and enjoyable ways to do so is with...
My foray into soap making
I adore real goat's milk soap, and its gentle cleansing and moisturising effect on my skin - but fin...
Happiness Tip #11: The power of positive emotion
There is now a strong body of scientific research which supports the notion that positive emotions c...
I was having some neck and back problems earlier this year and was referred by a friend to a Bowen t...
What are the best foods for vegetarians to get iron from?
There are thousands of vegans and vegetarians out there at risk of iron deficiency without red meat ...
Homemade rehyrdrating electrolyte drink
Commercial electrolyte drinks are delicious because they are packed full of sugar and artificial col...
An environmental mindfulness meditation experience
The benefits of meditation and mindfulness are well documented, as are the positive emotions associa...
Happiness Tip #10: The importance of self-care
It's a crazy busy world, and by the end of the day most of us are too tired to do anything positive ...
The new obesity drug - seriously??
I heard a snippet on radio news yesterday about a new drug that is 'effective' in maintaining weight...
When NOT to do positive affirmations
This may ruffle some feathers, but there is a theory that when you're feeling down or in a negative ...
Homemade lime coconut body scrub
Homemade body scrubs don't get much better or simpler than this
To vaccinate or not to vaccinate??
Vaccination remains one of our most contentious and divisive issues
Happiness Tip #9: Let loose your inner child
Have you ever watched children play with a cardboard box, or a dog, and being reminded of the simple...
Raw cacao - the pros and cons
The beans (which are actually a seed) that are used to make chocolate come from the Theobroma cacoa ...
Quick Tip #73: The power of the pepita
Don't be fooled by their size - the pint sized pepita, or pumpkin seed, is a powerhouse of essential...
Happiness Tip #8: Random acts of kindness
Did you know that even the smallest act of kindness can generate positive emotions and happiness? Ha...
Happiness Tip #7: Mindfulness
One cannot explore the nature and cultivation of happiness without encountering mindfulness, a term ...
The best YouTube dance workout video?
My readers will know by now that I am a huge fan of dancing
Baked eggs with leek, asparagus and parmesan
This divine and hearty meal is my favourite breakfast at the moment
Happiness Tip #6: Your Happy List
It can be difficult to do things that make you happy if you don't know what they are
Homemade Bounty Bar Bites
Every now and then I'm overcome with the urge to indulge in a Bounty chocolate bar (admittedly it al...
Happiness Tip #5: Happy foods
A diet consisting largely of junk foods can cause one to be moody and irritable, and conversely, the...
Chocolate chai tea recipe
There is nothing better than a hot and spicy chai tea on a cold morning to warm you from the inside ...
DIY Cinnamon vanilla sugar body scrub
This delicious homemade body scrub is easy to make, cost effective, and will leave your skin soft an...
My favourite green smoothie recipe
Do yourself and your health a favour and get on board the green smoothie bandwagon
Happiness Tip #4: Move!
Leading a sedentary lifestyle is all too easy these days
How to fight bad breath naturally
The embarrassment of bad breath can entice us to use sugar and chemical laden breath fresheners whic...
Quick Tip #72: Why you need a tongue scraper
Tongue scrapers are metal horseshoe shaped tools traditionally used in Ayurvedic medicine
Quick Tip #71: Simple home remedy for PMS
Up to 75% of women suffer with PMS symptoms such as mood swings, headaches, bloating and cramping
Happiness Tip #3: Caffeine control
The good news for coffee and chocolate lovers is that there are plenty of perks to consuming caffein...
Porridge Three Ways
With winter upon us it is the perfect to time to experiment and nourish your body with a hearty bowl...
Happiness Tip #2: Sunshine and vitamin D
This series is at aimed at giving you practical tools that you can utilise each day to create happin...
Colors and Numbers by Louise Hay: a personalised guide to daily life
Imagine if there was a book which acted as a personal guide, telling you the best days to tackle and...
Secret to losing belly fat
It's well known that a diet high in fresh fruit and vegetables has numerous health benefits, but the...
Happiness Tip #1: Gratitude
This series is at aimed at giving you practical tools that you can utilise each day to create happin...
Autogenic training - ten minutes to profound relaxation
Ironically, relaxation and stress management are areas we are often too busy to address
DIY Winter day spa
It's easier to ignore or neglect our skin when it's covered up by layers of warm clothing, but even ...
Quick Tip #68: The best way to start your day
Looking for a way to start your day on a positive, joyful and energetic note? You can wake your whol...
Quick Tip #67: Deep conditioning for dry hair
A barrage of products, blow drying and the elements can leave our hair dry, brittle and damaged
Simple breathing exercises that will change your life
The simple act of stopping in the middle of a busy work day to focus on your breathing for two to th...
5 practical tips to reduce work related stress and tension
When your work has you desk-bound for hours upon end, it is easy to adapt unhealthy postures, and fo...
Quick Tip #64: Ayurvedic home remedy for the treatment of burns
This natural home remedy has the power to create astounding effects on burns of varying degrees
DIY detox bath
As summer fades and the nights get cooler, it is the perfect time for baths, and adding a few simple...
Quick Tip #59: Morning herbal health tonic
If you're looking to start your day on a clean and healthy note, this simple morning tonic will serv...
Quick Tip #58: Connection between nature and wellbeing
When we take time to connect with nature we always feel better
Quick Tip #50: How to prevent diabetes
Type 2 diabetes could almost be considered an epidemic in Australia; the website offers some stagge...
Listening to your body: The key to health and wellbeing part 1
There is a growing number of health professionals and everyday people who understand that illness is...
Strawberry spice smoothie
Spice up your day with a delicious fresh smoothie - great for a light breakfast, snack, or afternoon...
Mediterranean style roasted Roma tomatoes
Bursting with fresh Mediterranean flavours, these roasted Roma tomatoes make a beautiful side dish, ...
Cheesy quinoa rissoles
These nutritious rissoles are ridiculously tasty, easy to make, and will be a huge hit with the whol...
Wild rocket green salad with dukkah
Wild rocket is a powerhouse food packed full of essential vitamins and minerals
It's All Good by Gwyneth Paltrow
Putting aside the fact that this book contains far too many photos of Gwyneth that have either a ten...
Quick Tip #41: Ayurvedic home remedy for pmt and period pain
Whether you view your monthly cycle as a blessing or a curse, the pain and discomfort often experien...
Five minute home energy cleanse: Purify your environment
Our home should be our sanctuary, the place we feel most relaxed and comfortable
Natural beauty tips for oily skin
Oily skin can occur as a result of genetics, medications, the pill, poor diet, stress, or hormonal c...
Healthy homemade cacao granola
I recently sampled a delicious cacao granola which a guest had brought to my place
The skinny on skim milk: Why it's doing you more harm than good
For decades the so-called experts have been advocating the consumption of low-fat milk and milk prod...
Quick Tip #38: The five minute morning miracle
What's the first thing you do when you get out of bed in the morning? Taking a mere five to ten minu...
Mushrooms that zing
I love it when I get to the end of the week and have a surplus of one particular vegetable, as it fo...
Ethical dairy in Australia
Recent media releases have brought to light the atrocities that Australian cows are subjected to on ...
Paleo pancakes recipe
Necessity is the mother of invention, which explains the culinary innovations of paleo diet devotees...
Quick Tip #27: Paleo diet guidelines
If you think you might be interested in trying the increasingly popular paleo diet, here's what you ...
Quick Tip #25: Natural skin softeners
Smooth, soft skin is a desirable trait and women spends hundreds and thousands of dollar on skin sof...
Quick Tip #24: Chocolate therapy gets tick of approval
Many of us have long considered chocolate our friend and therapist: the good news is, we were right ...
Delicious quinoa and banana porridge
Quinoa porridge is not only delicious and highly nutritious - it is a wonderful alternative for thos...
7 reasons to eat quinoa
Superfood or not, quinoa (pronounced keen-wah) has a number of indisputable nutritional and health b...
Quick Tip #18: Five reasons to eat ginger
Considered a medicinal spice for millennia, ginger has unparalleled healing properties
Bach flower remedies for self healing
Bach flower remedies use the essence of wild-grown flowers to heal the negative emotions associated ...
Your February 2014 horoscope
Welcome to your February 2014 horoscopes
Quick tip#10: natural dandruff relief
That pesky, flaky condition of the scalp can be relieved with natural remedies - there is no need to...
Quick tip #9: natural weight loss aid
People are always looking for a quick and easy way to lose weight
Quick tip #8: sleep easy success
Many of us have trouble winding down and falling asleep come bedtime
Green tea face mask
This simple homemade facemask is incredibly cleansing and nourishing for the skin
Quick tip #5: shaving secret for soft smooth legs
Shaving can be hell on your legs, particularly if you have dry or sensitive skin
Quick tip #4: natural cellulite buster
Dread cellulite can appear on all body shapes and sizes, and though not a huge health hazard, it is ...
Quick tip #3: secret to shiny hair
There is a simple, safe, inexpensive and proven remedy that balances your hair's pH, removes the bui...
Quick tip #2: natural cold sore cure
Thanks to a tip from one of our valued readers Helen, Healthy Hints has discovered that one of the b...
Quick tip #1: blackheads and baking soda
For a safe, natural and inexpensive treatment for blackheads, mix 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda with h...
Selenium: making seafood safe to eat
There's some hype around selenium at the moment and as with any topical issue, the lines between fac...
Banana oat breakfast smoothie
A nutrient dense start to the day that will keep you fuelled until lunchtime, this simple and delici...
Antioxidant super smoothie
Delightfully refreshing, this smoothie is packed full of antioxidants which are vital to health and ...
Tamari mix - homemade healthy protein snack
A tasty homemade snack, this protein mix is packed full of healthy fats, fibre, and essential vitami...
Chia choc berry super smoothie
This vibrant smoothie packs a powerful nutrient punch, loaded with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants,...
Homemade deep sleep balm
This is a gorgeous concoction that's relatively simple to make, and is a fabulous gift for friends a...
Strawberry cacao smoothie
Smoothies don't come much better than this one which can act as a sweet start to the day, a mid-morn...
January 2014 horoscope
Welcome to your January 2014 horoscopes
The Very Best Way to Exercise
Is exercise a struggle for you? Do you have trouble with motivation? Or finding the time? Or do you ...
Your Christmas Horoscope
There is a lot of planetary action between now and Christmas, not least of which is the Summer S...
The Power of Now
Learning to live in the now can ironically put to rest a painful past and help create a bright new f...
How to Cultivate an Attitude of Gratitude
Being grateful for what we have in life is a cornerstone of health and wellbeing
Homemade Lavender Sleep Sachet
In addition to emitting a heavenly scent, lavender has long been used as a relaxant, anti-depressant...
Kale Salad with Garlic & Parmesan Dressing
If you thought there was no way to enjoy eating raw kale, think again
Vegetarian Caesar Salad with a Rocket Twist
Here's my vegetarian version of a classic Caesar salad, discovered quite by accident when I had an a...
Homemade Vanilla & Honey Lip Balm
This is so easy and so delicious you'll never want to buy lip balm again
What are Antioxidants and Why Do We Need Them??
Antioxidants are scavengers, but in the best possible way
How Turmeric Could Save Your Life
Besides imbuing meals with a warm and vibrant orange colour, turmeric has a host of healing properti...
How To Detox Without Detoxing
A healthy and effective detox doesn't come in a bottle or jar from the chemist, and it doesn't need ...
Six Reasons to Eat Seaweed
Wakame, arame, nori, dulse, kelp and kombu are sea vegetables that grow wild and naturally, without ...
Gluten Free Banana & Pear Muffins
Muffins are a fantastic food for snacks, parties, or breakfast on the run
Homemade Nourishing Face Mask Recipe
Sometimes the most beneficial and economical products for our skin can be found in our fridge or pan...
What is Ghee and is it Good for Me??
Ghee is a form of clarified butter that is widely used across the globe for reasons that include hea...
How To Make Your Own Ghee
If you know the , you know it is even healthier if you make your own
Batabatacha Tea and Vitamin B12
Batabatacha is a little known Japanese fermented tea that scientists have discovered contains biolog...
Do You Have a Vitamin D Deficiency?? 1 in 3 Do
According to the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, vitamin D deficiency is now a pandemic
Tasty Tempeh & Vegetable Stir Fry
This healthy vegetarian stir fry is a quick and easy dinner option that is fresh, flavoursome and fu...
Clean Green Cannellini Bean Soup
Soups are super easy to make if you're short on time, and they can pack a nutrient dense punch
Do You Have Pre-Diabetes??
A staggering one in four Australians has diabetes or pre-diabetes, a condition characterised by impa...
All About the Paleo Diet
The Paleolithic - or Paleo diet as it is commonly referred to, is a buzz word at the moment
Blueberry Bliss Smoothie
This smoothie recipe is one of my favourites - it's simple, nutritious and a great way to start the ...
Detoxifying Green Mung Bean Soup
Green mung beans have been used as a medicinal food across Asia for centuries
Buckwheat Pancakes Recipe
I used to buy a buckwheat pancake mix from Coles until I stopped to read the label one day, only to ...
Banana & Peanut Butter Smoothie Recipe
Smoothies are a fabulous, no mess, no fuss breakfast option in the warmer months of the year
Coconut Cacao Balls Recipe
These delicious little balls of chocolatey goodness are not only gluten and dairy free, they're pack...
What is Homeopathy??
Homeopathy is a medical philosophy and practice developed in the 18th century by German physician Sa...
Simple Asian Noodle Broth
A simple and nutritious meal combining fresh Asian flavours and hearty noodles in a wholesome broth...
Green Smoothie Recipe for Beginners
For those of you new to green smoothies, you'll find this version somewhat smoother and sweeter than...
Pesticides & Fresh Produce - the Best and Worst
The health benefits of organic versus conventionally grown produce argument rages on, but despite th...
Roasted Kale Chips Recipe
The are numerous and well documented but people often struggle with finding enjoyable ways to eat i...
Green Super Smoothie
Green smoothies are all the rage right now and for good reason
All Hail the Mighty Kale
Super foods and fad foods may come and go but the kale revolution looks set to stay
Partner Foods Fav-va Nuts
If you're looking for a delicious healthy snack that is high in protein and low in sugar and saturat...
Harmful chemicals in cosmetic and body care products
In a world where cosmetic and personal care products are somewhat loosely regulated, consumers have ...
How to choose skin care products
The skin is the largest human organ and serves not only to protect our internal organs, regulate tem...
PMT and Nutrition
Over the last century not only has there been a steady increase of PMT in Western societies, but man...
Gluten Free Banana & Walnut Muffins
These muffins are a delicious healthy snack that can be made quickly and stored in the freezer, read...