5 Quick Tips to Pattern Interrupt Your Monkey Brain

5 Quick Tips to Pattern Interrupt Your Monkey Brain

This is so relevant to me right now! I’m totally out of my comfort zone, putting myself out there in ways I would not even consider possible 12 months ago but it comes at a cost. Every time I take another step into the unknown, my monkey brain goes into fight/flight mode, my stress levels skyrocket and my health starts to deteriorate before my very eyes. I have woken up having heart palpitations and I feel myself trying to implement more “rules” in my life so I can regain my internal feeling of control.

I could easily let this spiral out of control. That is why I have been using a few tools to pattern interrupting myself to bring me back to center, reduce my overall stress and improve my health.

So, I thought I would see if I could make life easier for the people out there who want to make and amazing Christmas feast for their families without the hassle of working it all out for themselves.

Understanding the Gap Between Fit & Healthy

There was a time in my life where I used to have a cigarette before going on a 3km morning jog because I felt like it opened up my lungs and made me breath easier. I especially loved my post run smoke because it felt like the hit of nicotine was stronger when I was out of breath. 

I was fit. Fitter than most of the people I knew at the time but was I healthy? Most definitely NOT.  

Nikki has chosen to share both her and her brothers stories about their relationships with health and fitness.  So many people say these words together like they are one and the same. They are NOT.

Biotics Broken Down – The what, why & how of Pre, Pro and Anti Biotics

How to flavour your kombucha

There just seems to be times in my life when a particular topic just keeps coming up over and over again. At the moment, that topic is biotics. Not just pre or pro but anti as well. 

Biotics broken down is about what pre, pro and anti biotics are, why we need them (yes, we do need them all) and how to use them in your life. 

I have put together a short instructional video on re-batching and flavouring your kombucha brew.  

Natural Sun Safety Tips – Get Ready to Get Back Out in the Sun

Natural sun safety tips

I learnt how to care for my skin from my Grandma. She is a very lily white skinned English woman who came to Australia when she was about 10 years old. She prided herself on her beautiful soft white skin. Grandma grew up and spent most of her adult life in far north Queensland either on the coast or out in the dessert. She loved the outdoors (she is too old now to get out). She had a beautiful big flower garden that she tended nearly every day to grow flowers for her church. So she was out in the harsh hot sun most days.
She never used commercial sunscreens. Find out why.

How to do a Juice Fast

How to do a Juice Fast

This week’s blog is a brand new Vlog on our Juzcit You Tube Channel 🙂 

The vlog covers questions that I often get about how to do a cleanse, how to order, which cleanse to choose, how long to cleanse for and why to do a cleanse.  

If you have been thinking of cleansing and have been hesitating because you are unsure of the whole process, watch this vid. 

How Juice Fasting Can Help You Lose Weight Permanently

How Juice Fasting Can Help You Lose Weight Permanently

Do you want to know how a cold pressed juice fast can help you lose weight permanently?

I watched a You Tube video on someone who claimed to be doing a 5 day juice cleanse to test out what it would feel like and review it on her You Tube channel. I was left feeling totally frustrated because the You Tuber didn’t even make it through one day of the cleanse, then she proceeded to bag the shit out of juice cleansing as a “Fad” diet that is dangerous and just should not be done. The worst thing about this is that anyone with questions about the validity of juice fasting to lose weight is being misdirected and misinformed by someone who is totally clueless.

The Dirty Truth About Gluten

The Dirty Truth About Gluten

I had this awesome catch up with a great group of friends on the weekend. We sat around chatting about life, relationships, kids, work, all sorts of things but one of the topics that really jumped out at me was our conversation about gluten.

All of them were in some way affected by gluten intolerance. For some, their kids have been diagnosed with gluten intolerance (non-celiac gluten sensitivity – NCGS), others it was their partners. Most of them said that they personally experienced symptoms of NCGS but hadn’t been ‘tested’; they just know that they bloat and feel horrible after eating food that contains gluten.

Life Hacks – Top 5 Tips for Getting the Most out of your Day

My youngest son is obsessed with searching You Tube for life hacks. When he finds one he really likes it normally means a big mess and it nearly always costs me money. For example, he found a life hack where he could ‘paint’ his school water bottle by spraying different coloured spray paints into a bucket of water and then dip the water bottle into the paint floating on top and the paint would apparently stick to the bottle in psychedelic swirls of colours.

In reality we ended up with a child covered in paint, an ugly sticky mess on his water bottle and a very messy sticky bucket, both of which hit the rubbish bin. I am glad that I supervised the experiment to happen out on the grass because it really was a terrible mess.

There are better life hacks out there; this one just wasn’t one of them. I find that I prefer finding life hacks that make life easier, not messy and hard. Below are my top 5 tips for getting the most out of your day.
is actually caused by your body’s response to an imbalance of neurotransmitters in the brain due to your food choices?

Mood Foods – The Best Foods to Make you Happy

The Best Foods to Make you Happy

Have you ever been in a foul mood and not really know why? I know I have. I have found myself on occassion just feeling irritated by the smallest things., things that would never normally get under my skin and I have been left wondering why after I have a bit of a ‘fly off the handle’ moment.

What if the cause of your mood is not actually external but is internal? What if your bad mood is actually caused by your body’s response to an imbalance of neurotransmitters in the brain due to your food choices?

Top 5 Tips for Overcoming Social Anxiety

Overcoming Social Anxiety

Signs of social anxiety include feeling an intense fear of social situations, worrying about them a lot beforehand or avoiding them all together. These are the top 5 tools I have used and still use to overcome social anxiety and have a much healthier relationship with alcohol as a result.