August Newsletter August 07 2013 by Simone Denny
August is a great month to....
Make some healthy balls
Click here for the Nourishing Hub Apricot Coconut & Lemon Raw Ball Recipe
Boost your kids immunity with super foods
I love sneaking all kinds of superfoods into my toddlers diet. In fact my daughter actually loves eating super foods and often asks for them. Top of her list is bee pollen (yes it is sweet so you don't need much but it is great for immunity), goji berries and the odd spoonful of coconut oil. I also add things like chia seeds, which my daughter now calls 'magic seeds' (a rich source of plant omegas) and sesame seeds (a great source of calcium) to breakfast porridge, cereal or even to breadcrumbs when cooking savoury dishes.
Smoothies are also a great way to get superfoods into your kids. Believe it or not many kids love green smoothies especially if you add a date or two along with some banana to sweeten it up. If you are finding it hard to get your kids to eat their superfoods or veggies (or eat anything much at all) try adding either of these two wonderful products to their diets: Nutra Organics Super Food for Kids - Vital Veg or Berry Blast or Floardix Kinderviatl Multivitamin & Mineral Formula. They are both wonderful supplements to little ones diets.
Warm up with a nice Cuppa
I have to say my favourite product of the month has to be Sydney made T Totaler Tea. T Totaler was established by Amber Hudson; an entrepreneur at heart with a passion for tea. She has travelled to more than 30 countries in pursuit of the perfect cup. There is a wonderful range including Green Garden, Licorice Mint, Detox tea, Yogi Chai and more. I just love the packaging - all lovingly blended, packed and stamped by hand. They make such a lovely gift for any occasion. We have a broad range of yummy teas available here
Get Stuck into some Heavy Metal
No I don't mean the music, I mean the heavy metals and mercury that can accumulate in the body over time. These toxic metals are thought to trigger a number of medical conditions ranging from thyroid issues to neurological problems. Thankfully there are ways we can reduce the amount of metal and toxins in our bodies. Here are few tips:
- Limit your consumption of large fish - i.e. tuna (they tend to absorb more mercury)
- Consider a visit to the dentist to remove silver coloured mercury fillings, it is said they can break down in the body over time.
- Dose up on Chlorella - this single celled micro algae is a super detoxification food that helps the body eliminate unwanted metals and toxins.
- Eat more coriander - a natural chelating agent
- Have an infared Sauna
- Eat some clay! Bentonite Clay is a powerful detoxifier as it absorbs heavy metals and other toxins in the gut.
New the Nourishing Hub this month is Australia's premium grade edible Bentonite clay. Click here for more information.
Enjoy our Giveaways
For the month of August you will a receive a FREE Loving Earth raw cacao chocolate snack bar (various flavours) with every purchase you make at the Nourishing Hub. These luxurious bars are made only with the finest ingredients - including natural sweeteners and raw cacao.
Check out one of my favourite sites this month
Every now and then you come across a site that really ticks all the boxes. This month www.nourishbaby.com.au is one that I have really taken a shine to. Nourish Baby is the brainchild of Melissa Grant - Founder and Chief Mama. The site and product offerings are a wonderful resource for pregnant, breastfeeding and postnatal women.
Nourish offers a series of online antenatal classes, breastfeeding and pregnancy exercise videos, downloadable directly from the website and compatible with smart connected devices. Traditional antenatal classes can be overwhelming – so much to remember! Nourish’s unique learning approach gives you the opportunity to learn in your own time and at your own pace, and in the comfort of your own home – ultimately promoting a better birth and early parenting experience. Watch preview videos and learn more at www.nourishbaby.com.au
Nourish Baby and PregFit have teamed up to give away Fit Mama Package worth over $100 - check it out here
Feel inspired by these August Events
Join the Wake Up Project in Sydney and hear the Dr Rick Hanson author of Buddha's Brain speak
The Homeopathic Coach is running the Family Homeopahtic Workshop Series starting in August, this is one not be missed - learn how to treat yourself and your family holistically.
Train to be a Prenatal Yoga teacher with Byron Yoga (I did my teacher training here and highly recommend it).
Join Dr Libby speaking on The A to Z of Women's Health & All the Hormones in Between in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and the Gold Coast in August and September
Melbourne and Adelaide people, don't miss the Debunking Ovulation talk by Melbourne Fertility expert Natalie Kingoudis.
Come along to Australia's first Fertility Show hosted in Melbourne and Sydney in August and September
Don't miss one of Australia's leading health coaches - Melissa Ambrosini at the Hibernation is for Bears not Babes event, tickets available for the Gold Coast event (Tasmania and Brisbane sold out)
Want to take your health and wellness to a new level? The Wellness Summit is being held in Melbourne this August and it looks like an inspiring line up of 10 Wellness experts sharing their knowledge.
If you have other women's health and wellness events you want to share for next month - please drop us a line at email@example.com
A few reminders...
- All orders over $100 have free delivery
- For Sydneysiders - you can always opt for the 'pick up' option at check-out and remove the delivery cost
- We gift wrap orders FREE - just tell us at check out and we'll add a note and package it up.
- If there are products you would like us to stock on the Nourishing Hub just drop a line on firstname.lastname@example.org
Have a wonderful August!
Health and Happiness,
Simone @ the Nourishing Hub X