Monday, July 23, 2012

Did you have a coffee this morning?

Guess what I found out today! 2.7 MILLION TAKEAWAY COFFEE CUPS ARE THROWN OUT EVERY DAY! And that's only IN AUSTRALIA! Holy moly... Hello landfill, not to mention the toxic petroleum based plastic lining :(

So what can we do about it?

*Take your own mug to the cafe

*Encourage your local cafe to use eco friendly BioCups and support the ones that do eg. the Top Shop in B Bay

*Buy yourself a reusable Cheeki stainless steel mug

*Give a coffee drinking friend a Keep Cup as a gift

*Take your own flask of coffee/tea to work with you

Stay mindful. Emma the Naturopath xx

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Surf health & dry skin!

First up, I'm now a health blogger for ST Surf Images!! I'll be banging on about surf health every fortnight. So head over there and have a read and check out all the stunning images that Tom and Sherrin Woods take of our beautiful Coffs Coast!

On a different note...

One day my nutrition lecturer bluntly pointed out that DRY SKIN is an essential fatty acid deficiency, not a Sorbolene deficiency. How good is that!

Our cell membranes are made of fat/oil so if we’re low in essential fatty acids, the wate...r inside the cell will leak out. And if we’re dehydrated, our vital organs steal the water from our skin to carry out our more important bodily functions like liver detoxification. That leaves the poor old skin looking as scaly as a snake!
There’s a whole lot of dry skin going on in Coffs. Crowds of customers are coming in asking for a heavy moisturiser, which is all very well and good, but I always ask them what they are doing INTERNALLY.

I’m a bit of a broken record. It goes like this...

*How much WATER have you had to drink today? Or have you just been having English breakfast tea intravenously?

*Have you taken your fish OIL/flaxseed oil/coconut oil/sea buckthorn oil today?

*Have you eaten many OILY FOODS like olive oil on your salad, avo’s and fish?

*Have you been EXERCISING for thirty minutes a day, having massages and dry body brushing to stimulate your circulation and LYMPHATIC SYSTEM?
My fave winter moisturiser is using a pure oil like cold-pressed apricot kernel, almond, black sesame or coconut! How many ingredients are in your moisturiser?

Emma the Naturopath xx

PS. Have you guys LIKED the Essential Health Coffs page yet?!/pages/Essential-Health-Coffs/134478949931993