Changing Habits Blog

A little real food crusader!

One of my Healthy Living Club members posted a blog about her 9 year old daughter discovering what was really in her lollies. Children are very intuitive and with some education and guidance from their parents, they can discover so much about the foods we eat and...

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Confessions of a Frustrated Pharmacist

I absolutely loved this story when I read it, as it reminded me of my own father who started off as a pharmacist and din't like what he was seeing and how people were relying so much on medication. He was determined to not let his family grow up using medication. He...

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9 Winter Habits To Help Keep Your Immune System Strong

Once again it’s flu season and once again the flu shot is being touted as your defense against the flu.  I’m not even going to get into whether the flu shot works or not but what I’d like to make you aware of is the additives in a flu shot.  I for one don’t feed...

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Inca Inchi Oil.

We are so excited to launch Inca Inchi Oil. I know it has been a much anticipated product and one that has taken us a while to have available. Like all my products, it is through the constant research of finding nutrient dense foods that lead me to this wonderful...

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Depression and Mental Illness – What To Do!

Here is a conversation that I had on facebook recently.  It was one of the most informing conversations.  When you ask the right question, you will receive the right answer.  I asked this question after being frustrated by peoples refusal to think that food and...

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Do you know how Canola Oil is Made?

One of the first things that Changing Habits will tell you to do, is to stop consuming vegetable oils. We all might know that they are highly processed, though we don't actually know why. Vegetable oils, like corn, canola, soy and sunflower (which are used in...

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Up For A Chat Podcasts

The No. 1 iTunes podcasts continue to receive rave reviews. I am having so much fun with Kim Morrison and Carren Smith producting these podcasts. I learn so much myself everytime we record. Here is a continuation of the podcasts from last month Week 11 - Natural...

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The Soy Bean and Other Hormone Disrupting Foods and Products

In this day and age it’s easy to become a vegetarian; people are more knowledgeable and the soy industry has created numerous products to enable vegetarians to obtain their daily protein. From the humble soy bean we have soy flour, tempeh, tofu, soy milk, soy sauce,...

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Cyndi Top 5 Tips for 2013

One food, one habit, one garden, one step, one day, one person. Changing a lifestyle can be daunting, but by starting with one step or one habit does make it easier. I'm 53 this year and it never ceases to amaze me what I learn every year and 2012 was no different.  I...

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Surviving the X-Mas Cocktail Party.

Christmas is a hard time of year to stick to any eating regime, but the changing habits lifestyle is a great one to stick to around this time of year due to the  fact I do have a cheating chapter in my book, but also when you feel good and have been feeling great all...

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Up For A Chat Podcast

My New Podcast - Up For A Chat with Cyndi O’Meara, Kim Morrison and Carren Smith This is a free weekly podcast that talks about all things pertaining to health.  We will talk about things familiar and not so familiar when it comes to striving to be the healthiest you...

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Snacking Tips

Tips for Snacking You need to plan ahead in preparation of some of the recipes so you have the right ingredients in your house. Check out your local farmer’s market of your local fruit shop for fruits in season. Often you can pick up second-grade fruits eg....

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Hunter Gatherer Protocol

The 4 Phase Fat Elimination Protocol (4PFEHCG) has been such a resounding success, not only in reducing fat and thus increasing leptin sensitivity but in overall health mentally and physically.  The Healthy Living Club is filled with members who have success after...

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Diseases of the Thyroid – Another Growing Epidemic

I’ve been speaking for nearly 15 years, travelling not only around Australia but other parts of the world.  Over the last couple of years in particular there seems to be an overwhelming amount of people telling me that they have been diagnosed with Hashimotos or other...

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Seafood is a Superfood

As far back in history we can go humans have been eating seafood, both from fresh water streams and the ocean.  Some cultures rely very heavily on fish in order to survive even today. Fish as far as authorities go has never really lost favour as a good reliable...

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Pharmageddon is the story of a Tragedy – By Dr David Healy

In the late 1950’s a sedative drug used to treat morning sickness in pregnancy called thalidomide caused a horrific drug disaster whose emblematic images of limbless and handicapped babies born to distraught mothers linger to this day. The United States Congress swung...

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The Good and Bad on Fat

Our body is a fat machine, all our cells have fat, our brain is made up of fat, we carry fats in our blood stream to make hormones and vitamin D as well as other important communicators, we use fat for storage for the lean times.  We not only use fat for storage but...

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Coconut Oil.

Unfortunately like many “health” products today, not all coconut oils are created equal and to find the best it is important to understand the processing that happens in the birth of a batch of coconut oil – because more often than not it is the processing of foods...

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Grow your own garden- TED Video

When I saw this 15 minute TED video about the edible town of Todmorden in the UK I was moved to action.  Firstly I rang my local councilor to see if I could start a community garden on the spare council land in my street.  It was weeks before I got a letter to say...

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Hunter Gatherer Elimination Protocol

The 4 Phase Fat Elimination Protocol (4PFEHCG) has been such a resounding success, not only in reducing fat and thus increasing leptin sensitivity but in overall health mentally and physically.  The Healthy Living Club is filled with members who have success after...

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Vitamins and Minerals added into our Food- A Health Hazard?

As you know I am not a fan of breakfast cereals.  They are the most profitable food on the supermarket shelf, they have false health claims that would curl your toes and their marketing and advertising is full of extravagant claims.  The food is barely a food, it...

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Bad Medicine- Movie

Cardiff University psychiatrist Dr. David Healy says evidence-based medicine and industry-controlled drug trials are leading to an over reliance and unnecessary treatment by prescription. As part of TVO’s Mental Health Matters coverage, he joins Steve Paikin from The...

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Vitamin and Mineral Supplements – To take or Not To Take

As a young nutrition student I was taught that even though the vitamin or mineral is made in a laboratory, there is no difference between the vitamins and minerals found in food and the synthetic version made in a chemical laboratory.  This statement never ever sat...

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