In This Issue 33

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There is a growing awareness that all food is not created equal. We are emerging from the fictitious belief that a calorie equals a calorie – rather we now know that the quality of the food we consume is one of the true keys to good health. And it’s not only the food we eat that determine what our quality of life will be – it’s also the products that we routinely use on our bodies and in our homes.

The movement towards living a more wholistic, aware and conscious life that begins with the respect and love with which we treat our own bodies is growing and we no longer want to have the wool pulled over our eyes when giant corporations whose only loyalty is to the shareholder are willing to play Russian roulette with us and our family’s health and wellbeing.

In this issue we bring you some strategies, tips and perspectives for you to consider in your journey towards wellness, happiness and abundant health.

We begin with nutritionist Caroline Silk who provides a useful shopping list for the least and most harmful fresh produce choices at the market, followed by intuitive life coach Dawn Lee who discusses her own journey to adopting a more organic lifestyle.

We then cross to confidence coach Rebecca Ruiz who demonstrates why it is important to look at your personal care products and their ingredients when considering what’s best for you health, and life coach and author Lisa Zawistowski gives us some timely and useful tips on getting off the grid for your health and sanity!

Horticulturist, consultant and educator Cath Manuel shows how we can all get started with our own organic garden, no matter how modest or large and even for the most busy of us!

Health coach Larissa Watt tells us why the way she eats is considered ‘abnormal', followed by your editor who provides seven easy steps to move towards a more organic lifestyle, and then provides a review of a new product on the market for self tanning that is derived from naturally occuring plant materials.

It's alarming to observe that the increased levels of chemicals, pesticides and processed foods that we are exposed to correlates with the increase in obesity (particularly the childhood variety), diabetes, and mood disorders in the population. One way we believe we can turn the odds in our favour is by adopting an organic lifestyle – enjoy the journey, it’s worth it!