Multiple Sclerosis – a story of loss and awakening…

This is such an amazing and inspiring story of courage by Amanda Campbell, who, at the tender age of 24, was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis (MS). Her shear determination turned her life around and now she shares her knowledge, passion and purpose with others to help them do the same…this is Amanda’s story… Looking back, […]

Early Menopause at 29…

At the age of just 29 I was diagnosed as post menopausal…it seemed to happen overnight, sneaking up silently without warning…back then (1993) there were few options and even less support, but everything happens for a reason even if we don’t know what the reason is at the time… “Your test results show you have […]

Moving into body-acceptance – Is it possible for you?

For many of us (actually, probably most of us), there’s always something about our body that we don’t particularly like or would like to change. How can we not, when there are advertisements everywhere showing us how we are supposed to look, of course we are going to compare – it’s human nature. But the […]

Sunscreen – Natural Alternatives…

Hands up who remembers slathering on the suntan oil and literally baking yourself in the Summer sun…my hands are up!!  These days I wouldn’t dare – the harsh NZ and Australian sun turns you to a crisp in no time!  Thing is, I hate putting on sunscreen…all those nasty chemicals and they block very important […]

Dying for a Diet Drink?

Do you use artifical sweeteners to avoid sugar?  Do you drink Diet Coke / Coca Cola Zero or similar to avoid sugar? Do you look at the ingredients list on the back of products to see what they actually contain?  One of the most common ‘sweeteners’ in products is Aspartame (code 950/951).  This toxic substance […]

5 Big Health Benefits of Drinking Alkaline Water

Wanting to be healthy is really hard these days. You’ve been told you need to consume heaps of antioxidants, take your multivitamins, reduce your red meat intake and eat more fresh produce. But what if I told you there is a simple way to get optimal energy without cutting out the foods you love or […]

Ella Rose – A 15 Year Old’s Journey To Wellness…

I love the way this world wide web is so inter-twined with fantastic, inspirational people and experiences.  I was sent an email by a friend, with a link to a very inspiring video of a young 15 year old Kiwi girl and her amazing recovery from debilitating illness.  It moved me to tears and I […]

Health Benefits Of Coconut Oil

There is a lot of confusion out there regarding Coconut Oil.  In the past we were told to stay away from it because it was a high in saturated fats.  It’s now believed that the studies were done using partially hydrogenated coconut oil – i.e. coconut oil that had been chemically altered into trans-fats which […]

Gluten Free or not to be…this is the question…

What’s all the fuss about gluten? Should you only avoid it if you have gluten allergies or intolerances, or should you avoid it regardless? There’s a mine-field of information out there and in this fabulous article, Michelle Harris lifts the lid and tells it like it is…plus she gives us an awesome recipe for our […]

Health Benefits of Super Food – Avocado!

Good fats, bad fats, it can be really overwhelming what to believe! Weight loss and nutrition expert, Maria Scarpato shares her expertise around this confusing subject and gives us the low down on the wonderful Avocado!   Health Benefits of Avocado – And Why It’s The Most Underrated Super Food I must admit I was […]

Help! I’m allergic to semen! Surviving human seminal plasma hypersensitivity

People are allergic to all sorts of things – food, chemicals, essential oils…but how on earth do you cope when you are allergic to your husband’s semen?! Leonie Blackwell has had to deal with this heartbreaking, physically painful and potential life-threatening syndrome. Here is her story of strength and courage… My body is meant to […]

Help – I can’t sleep!

Is there an art to falling asleep? Why is it that some people fall asleep within minutes each night, and seem to do so effortlessly? While others lie awake for hours, contemplating the next day, worrying about work, family, money, and everything else. Others find that while they can drop off when the lights go […]

From morbidly obese to toned and sexy – weight loss Sally Symonds style!

Every now and then I put a ‘call out’ on the Sourcebottle website for people to send me articles that I can share here on SoulCuisine. I am always amazed and inspired by the people that come forward with incredible stories of their journey. Sally Symonds is one of those amazing and inspiring people – […]

A breast cancer survivor finds her passion – with breasts…

Julie Brand is an inspiration. Not only is she a breast cancer survivor, but through her own experience of a botched breast reconstruction, she now helps other women in their quest to feel ‘normal’ again…by developing, producing and now selling her very own range of breast forms. Here’s Julie’s story… . There is a lot […]

Fatigue, energy crashes, cravings – the importance of the right nutrition and hydration for exercise…

I don’t know about you but my body certainly lets me know when I need to eat and it lets me know BIG TIME if I don’t eat when it wants me to – I get cranky and shaky and sometimes get to the point where I just HAVE to have SOMETHING or I’m gonna […]