Wednesday, 13 March 2013


Stress. Probably the biggest buzz word of the modern era. You see it everywhere, you feel it everyday.

Stress is the natural human body response to perceived immediate danger. It triggers the 'Fight or Flight' (or in my case, FREEZE!) response where we either make a run for it or swing a punch or two when we get mugged on the street.. Or told off by the boss. I'm assuming the latter is the more common problem. Stress is biologically and evolutionary vital for the safety of the human body. So why is it so wicked?
Because we're always stressed. We live in a world where we (apparently) we must work 8-12 hour days 5-7 days a week, make enough money to pay the bills and buy the latest iPad, commute ridiculous hours in ridiculous urban nightmares, have a relationship, look after the kids, finish that project before the boss loses his cool, have beers and wine with your friends every Friday night, and the list goes on and on and on and on...

Of course we're stressed. Society's expectations are staggeringly high. Instead of having the rare occasion where we are faced with danger, we're faced with the continuous 'danger' of expectations. And it's not just expectations from the boss that gets us in a huff, we tend to place expectations on ourselves to be perfect.

So what does all this stress do to our bodies? Oh, a number of fun things.

And this is only a short list of problems related to stress. Sounds great huh?

Stress is a natural human response but prolonged stress is clearly very detrimental to our health. We are always going to be faced with stressful events so our best line of defence is improving our ability to respond and manage the stress. Here's my top tip for coping with stress!

Ok maybe not...

Try these instead!

1. Avoid the stressor: Learn to say no!
Know what you can and can't do, and politely say no to requests and expectations that you are not willing to do. 

2. Alter the stressor: Manage your time better!
Poor time management is a catalyst for stress. Stick to a routine or prepare in advance all the important things you need to do and schedule them in. Make sure you schedule some time for yourself!

3. Adapt to the stressor: Focus on the positive!
There are some things you just can't change. So focus on the positives instead. They are there, trust me. If you really can't see the positives in the situation, reflect back on positive memories or the things you appreciate in your life. Express gratitude, it's a glorious thing.

4. Accept the stressor: Don't control things you can't control!
Sometimes, the situation is out of our hands. Recognize and accept this.Focus on the things you can control instead, like your response to the situation.

How do you manage stress?

Thursday, 7 March 2013


Have you heard of bee pollen!?

The ancient superfood has made an amazing comeback. Did you know it was originally called the 'life-saving dust' by ancient Greeks and Romans? Fancy that. I never thought 'dust' could be life-saving but what do ya know...

Tuesday, 5 March 2013

WICKED WEDNESDAY: Vegetable oils killing you slowly

I grew up eating margarine. There was always a tub or 2 of that yellow goo sitting in our fridge. Every morning I'd slather it over white toast then slather a layer of delicious vegemite on top. The few times I tried butter, I was like, "Mum, c'mon, this tastes way better!". But no, margarine was the healthier option...

But is it!?

Sunday, 3 March 2013


Hello Salties!

I did an article on my favourite local organic marketplace and raw food cafe, Surfcoast Wholefoods, for the lovely Alison from Relauncher.

You can read it here:

I hope you all like it :)

xx K

Thursday, 28 February 2013


All hail MACA!

I love Maca. It adds a little kick to my smoothie bowls and if you follow me on instagram, you know how much I love a good ol' smoothie bowl for breakfast.


Tuesday, 26 February 2013

WICKED WEDNESDAY: Is dairy really wicked?

Dairy seems to be the one type of food everyone has an opinion about. Whether their opinion actually has some factual evidence behind it is probably a good reason to find out more about it yourself. So does dairy deserve the liberal bashing it receives in health circles? Let's have a look...
The cows have an opinion too...

Monday, 25 February 2013


Today marks the day I start my second Whole30!

You can find all about the Whole30 here but basically it is a 30-day reset program for your body by eliminating all inflammatory foods, i.e. grains, legumes, dairy, alcohol and sugar.

This will be my second go and you can read all about my first experience here.

I cannot wait to get that awesome feeling of wellness again. I have over indulged on raw treats and feel a desperate need to kick the sugar addiction up the backside! My body needs a recharge and I know this works.

How do you reset your body?!