Changing Habits Blog

Your body, your choice – by guest blogger 10-year-old Mia

Some days I literally get goosebumps when I hear someone’s story about how they have transformed their health or someone gets in touch with me to tell me that I’ve made a difference in their life. It’s why I seek the truth about food, where it comes from, and what it...

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Turmeric – the spice of life

Herbs and spices are often an overlooked way to improve and optimise your health further as they are incredibly nutrient dense. They are packed with many vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, some even more potent than many fruits and vegetables. This is why I am so...

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Is your Cinnamon real?

Cinnamon is one of my favourite spices and is definitely a staple in my kitchen, that’s why I’m so excited to have this in our range at Changing Habits. I love the fact you can add cinnamon to both sweet and savoury dishes - like curries, smoothies, tea, baked goods...

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We carry our soil with us

Everyone in Australia knows the name Costa, the energetic expert gardener from  ABC television and radio. A constant at flower and garden shows, he is an advocate for healthy soil and food growing and he is passionate about doing the right thing by the planet and the...

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This is a lifestyle change!! By guest blogger, Kelli Schultz

We hear lots of heartening stores from amazing people who have benefited from our research, information, protocols and products - but Kelli’s story is nothing short of inspiring. We hope you enjoy reading Kelli’s moving story as much as we have. Happy Changing Habits,...

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The importance of culture and tradition (despite science)

Due to my interest in health, I’ve always loved traditional foods.  My aunt gave me a Lebanese yogurt culture when I was 23 (1983) and I kept it going for a decad. Then one day the incubator I was using (an old fashioned glass thermos) broke and I lost it forever....

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Our top 10 most popular recipes

Last month we did a Top 10 recipe countdown on Facebook based on the recipes that have been downloaded the most from our website so far this year. Some members of our Changing Habits tribe have contacted us to say they missed some of the countdown and would like to...

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Eat less in order to live longer

Last week I talked about the importance of our evolutionary body needing down time away from copious amounts of food in order to cleanse, detoxify heavy metals and basically clean out anything that is in storage to be disposed of when appropriate and safe to do so....

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Given the right conditions – heavy metal detoxification

Many years ago (1990’s) I had an association with a professor Sheey; his children and my children went to the same school.  He was a specialist in using micro-organisms to clean up environmental spills around the world.  At the time I didn’t associate what he was...

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Raw dairy – to eat or not to eat

I promise that soon I’ll stop talking about Namibia, but once again it’s important that I address what I learnt and saw there with the Himba tribe in order to discuss the raw milk issue that I briefly talked about in last week's newsletter. The Himba’s live on a diet...

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Campfire cooking – what we packed and cooked in Namibia

A number of people have been asking me how do I eat healthy food when I’m travelling - and especially what I ate while in Namibia travelling through remote areas. I travel a lot so I’ve got it down to a fine art after two years travelling around Australia 15 years ago...

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What I’ve learnt in Namibia and from the Himba culture

If you have been following my Instagram, Twitter or Facebook posts you will probably have noticed that I’m in Namibia, Africa. I wasn’t keen to go to Namibia (it’s not safe to do what we did alone), but Howard was very keen to do a four-wheel drive camping trek across...

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Look after yourself while on antibiotics

I was interviewed on ABC Radio recently about how to look after yourself on antibiotics. This is an edited transcript of this interview. I hope you find it interesting and informative. – Cyndi (ABC Radio host): Once upon a time if you cut your finger and got an...

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My Changing Habits Journey – a guest blog by Stuart Gough

I've known Stuart Gough for quite a few years now. At first he started his journey slowly changing his habits bit by bit, I’ve watched him lose weight, gain health by consistently sticking to the principles of cleaning up his environment and only eating foods with...

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Boost your immune system this Winter

With the cooler weather now upon us, we generally see an increase in colds and flu. You can certainly increase your chance of avoiding colds and flu this winter by having a stronger immune system. Are you feeling that you need to improve your immune system? Are you...

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Heed the warning of our children’s predicament

Last week I went to Sydney to interview Dr Natasha Campbell-McBride for my documentary, attend the MINDD conference and become a certified practitioner in GAPS – Gut and Psychology Syndrome, along with Changing Habits nutritionists Jordan Pie and Sheridan Williamson....

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Basic allergy Info you need to know

As this week is Food Allergy Week, I’ve asked naturopath Nicole Hannan to give us the run down on allergies and what we need to know. – Cyndi.Over to Nicole….In order to really understand what it is like for those living with allergies, it is so important for us to...

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The hazards of nonstick cookware

In my 1998, 2000 and 2007 versions of my book Changing Habits Changing Lives I have a chapter called “Pots, Pans and Packaging”.  The chapter is about using glass for storage and stainless steel and crockery for cooking and baking and avoiding cling wraps and other...

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The biggest learning curve of my nutritional career

I’ve just come back from 10 days in the USA interviewing people on all aspects of wheat and gluten and why in the last few decades, and more so in the last decade, is wheat and gluten a problem and the gluten-free food business becoming a multibillion dollar industry...

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