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Author: Wholesome Hub   Date Posted: 15 October 2018  

News about fake honey has hit the headlines in recent weeks however this is something that’s actually been going on for years. Is your pure Australian golden sticky honey, really Aussie honey or is it something else? Honey isn't something we’d usually associate with scandal and when you say the term “honey-gate”, you tend to think more entrance to a sticky beehive or farm rather than underhanded scandals from Australian honey brands. But think again. With honey, comes ...


Author: Wholesome Hub   Date Posted: 10 October 2018  

Bamboo is a popular choice for those of us looking for plastic alternatives to everyday items such as toothbrushes and drinking straws. But with popularity and demand often comes supply issues and companies wanting a quick buck from less than eco friendly means. So how do we know the bamboo we’re buying is as sustainable as we think it is…? In our quest to do things right by the environment, as a nation, we’re waking up to the problem of plastic - ...


Author: Wholesome Hub   Date Posted: 2 October 2018  

Hawaii has passed a Bill that places a ban on sunscreens containing oxybenzone and octinoxate. Why, what effect do these lotions have on coral reefs, what alternatives do we have and what about our health? It might be Spring, but before we know it, the days will start to get hotter, we’ll feel warmer and our thoughts will turn to long, lazy days on the beach. (We can all dream, right?!) Naturally, we’ll want to avoid sunburn so we’ll probably also turn to our old faithful sunscreen sitting in the back of the bathroom cupboard. Or the one that’s on offer in the chemist. ...


Author: Wholesome Hub   Date Posted: 20 September 2018  

We’ve been talking about organics a lot recently, and with good reason - we’re fully behind Australia’s Organic Awareness Month! Aside from the benefits for our health and that of the environment, organics in skin care products are also far kinder to us. Here, we talk about some of the nasties you might find in your non-organic beauty products. Our skin is an amazing organ and is in fact the largest organ of the human body. We no longer wander around with no clothes on all year round, so we ditched our hairy coats tens of thousands of years ago. We still have some hair, and in an intri...


Author: Wholesome Hub   Date Posted: 13 September 2018  

The use of neonicotinoids in insecticides in non-organic farming has recently been partially banned in the EU due to their devastating effects on bees and other wildlife. Will Australia follow suit? With Organic Awareness Month in full swing, we’ve decided to take a look at the positive impact organic farming has on the environment. We’ve discussed previously how organic foods greatly benefit our overall health and wellbeing. They’re free from chemical pesticides, insecticides, antibiotics and growth hormones, and are grown without the use of artificial fertilisers....


Author: Wholesome Hub   Date Posted: 7 September 2018  

September is Organic Awareness Month so with all this talk of organics, we take a look at what it means for a food to be called organic, and the recent shocking headlines surrounding weed killing chemicals in our breakfast cereals. Eating organic food might seem like a recent ‘trend’, but actually, it's been around for millenia. Since the dawn of time for humans, food was grown without the need for chemical pesticides, insecticides, herbicides, fungicides or artificial fertilisers. Crops were grown in areas that worked bes...


Author: Wholesome Hub   Date Posted: 28 August 2018  

Cotton buds are super useful but also super damaging to the environment and marine life if they end up in the oceans. Here’s our lowdown on these ubiquitous bathroom buddies and how you can make yours better. The humble cotton bud. Never has something so small, been so multitasking. Especially in the beauty department. Smudged your mascara? Dip a cotton bud in a little water and wipe it away. Need to blend your eyeshadow? Blend away to your heart's’ content with a cotton bud. Little bit of an ear wax problem? A cotton bud will save the day. (Although technically, we’re not supposed to...


Author: Wholesome Hub   Date Posted: 23 August 2018  

We all want to get healthy right? And Omega 3 Oils are great for us right? And with Krill Oil having a high level of Omega 3s, we should all be taking Krill Oil Supplements? NOOO!!!!!! Penguins, whales, seals, fish and in fact our whole eco-system depends on krill for survival so it’s time we stop krill farming and ban krill supplements. See why to krill is to kill. Fish and seafood are a rich source of omega 3 fatty acids, a healthy fat that we need to protect against heart disease, strokes, dementia, depression and loss of vision. But for many reasons, many of us are now choosing to ...


Author: Wholesome Hub   Date Posted: 15 August 2018  

Whilst recycling sounds like a positive, feel good step towards helping the planet, being zero waste is a far more ecologically sound goal. Here’s our guide to Reducing, Returning, Reusing, Repairing, Refilling, Rotting and Refusing. When we think of being eco and planet-friendly, the first thing that springs to mind is often recycling. Whether it’s our plastic water bottles , newspapers or food scraps, into the appropriate recycling bin they go, and we don’t give t...


Author: Wholesome Hub   Date Posted: 3 August 2018  

What do you think of when you think about hemp? That it has some kind of link to marijuana? That hippies make clothes from it? That it’s recently been legalised as a food here in Australia? All of the above are true, but hemp has been shrouded in mystery for decades, and it’s fair to say, it’s been fairly misunderstood too. And because it’s been so mystified, it’s true benefits aren’t that well known. But we want to sing and dance from the rooftops to spread the word on hemp oils, seeds, flour...


Author: Wholesome Hub   Date Posted: 27 July 2018  

The issue of plastic pollution is on everyone’s lips at the moment. But could plastic literally be on your lips? It’s been a long time since drinking tea had to be a loose leaf tea and tea strainer affair, with most of us now preferring the convenience of a tea bag. Most of the time, tea bags come in a recyclable cardboard box (as long as we opt for brands that don’t also use a cellophane wrapper) or maybe a reusable tin tea caddy. So far, so planet-friendly. But it's shocking to learn that many of the tea bags we use to mak...


Author: Wholesome Hub   Date Posted: 20 July 2018  

When the ABC screened the first series of War on Waste in May last year, as a nation, we went nuts for plastic alternatives. This TV show was the wake up call many of us needed to reconsider our reliance on plastics. Many of us were left shocked by the problem of plastic waste and this programme was powerful enough to have us ditching it in our droves . We have especially fallen out of love with single use plastic items such as straws , water bot...


Author: Wholesome Hub   Date Posted: 13 July 2018  

When it comes to plastics, particularly single use ones, we’re all pretty clued up that we should be avoiding them as much as we can. But faced with words like “degradable” and “biodegradable” we might think that we’re making better choices when we do purchase plastics. However, these words can be misleading and lead us into a false sense of planet friendly security. Coupled with the word “compostable” things get even more confusing. All three have very different meanings, require different conditions for their correct disposal and have different impacts on the environment. &nbs...


Author: Wholesome Hub   Date Posted: 10 July 2018  

It’s hard to escape the message that plastics are clogging up our environment and having devastating effects. The price we pay for convenience has a much bigger price for the planet later down the line. Water bottles, straws, takeaway containers - it’s these single use plastics that are the worst offenders. Even if we diligently put them in a recycling bin, it’s questionable if they’ll ever be recycled. Some authorities can’t recycle some plastics and with China’s announcement that they’ll ...


Author: Wholesome Hub   Date Posted: 12 June 2018  

The plastic free movement is really starting to gather pace, and we couldn't be happier. Around the globe, cities, local councils, global corporations and citizens alike are working on initiatives to make the world a better, cleaner and more nourishing place. The problem with plastics, particularly the single-use plastics commonly associated with the food and drink industry, is that they’ll never completely break down. They only break up, forming smaller and smaller ‘microplastics’ that reach our oceans and other waterways. Or, they sit languishing in landfill for hundreds of years. It’s thought most plastics wil...


Author: Wholesome Hub   Date Posted: 17 April 2018  

Imagine having one bottle, or bar, of soap, and being able to use it for washing your face, hands, body and hair. Then imagine that this same soap could be used to wash the dishes, do the laundry, mop the floor and clean the dog. No more cluttered bathroom shelves or cleaning cupboards. No more having to buy a dozen different plastic bottles and wondering how to dispose of them. Sounds amazing, right? Well, this wondrous soap does exist! And it’s called Dr. Bronner’s Pure Castile Soap. Available in a bar or as a...


Author: Sandy Abram   Date Posted: 15 February 2018  

Mushrooms, they’re delicious in pasta dishes, on toast, for breakfast, lunch or dinner, and even raw. But have you ever thought about drinking them? Perhaps not. But drinking mushroom based drinks is predicted to be big in 2018! So-called functional mushroom drinks are full of health benefits, think of them as a medicinal mushroom elixir, one that you most definitely have to try. The every day mushrooms we have on our plates are great sources of B vitamins that we need to convert our food into energy, and selenium, which supports the immune system. They’re also a great vegan source of vitamin D that we need for ...


Author: Sandy Abram   Date Posted: 25 January 2018  

We live in such exciting times when it comes to our food and nutrition. Hardly a week goes by where we don’t hear of another food or ingredient, fighting for the superfood crown and which we can access pretty easily. Recently, we’ve been very excited about tiger nuts, although, like many of the foods we all see as new, they’re an ancient little nutrient powerhouse, and have been around for centuries! In fact, our paleo ancestors are thought to have eaten tiger nuts regularly, making up a large part of their diet. The Health Benefits of ...


Author: Sandy Abram   Date Posted: 16 January 2018  

I love nothing more than a cup of tea. When I first wake up, before I go to bed and at any given time in between. Tea is so versatile, I usually have an energy boosting Hampstead English Breakfast tea (or two) when I wake up, a herbal infusion (or two) throughout the day and a naturally caffeine-free sleepy tea like Lavender Valerian last thing at night. If you’re like me and love tea too, here’s a little background on where your tea comes from and just why it is so good for you....


Author: Sandy Abram   Date Posted: 21 November 2017  

Slip, Slop, Slap. We all know the drill. So, whilst you get the Slip and Slap part sorted, we’ve got you, ahem, covered , with the Slap bit. We’ve been hearing the same message for decades now. Sun protection is crucial, especially when the sun is at its strongest between 11am and 2pm, and during the summer months. Sunscreen-wise, this means using a high factor 30+ sunscreen and reapplying it throughout the day – especially on those days you find yourself enjoying the gorgeous Aussie beaches and outdoors. The Problem with Chemical Sun...


Author: Sandy Abram   Date Posted: 15 November 2017  

Having a cup of tea is something a lot of us do every day and often without thinking too much about it. However, for the tea growers and tea pickers, our health and our environment there is a lot more than meets the tea bag eye. What Makes a Tea Ethical? When it comes to food and products in general, ethics is a pretty complex topic covering many areas. Our environment, animals, people and politics, there are lots of things to consider and when it comes to tea, this is no different. At Wholesome Hub thou...


Author: Wholesome Hub   Date Posted: 25 October 2017  

Isn’t it wonderful when you start to see the days getting longer and the sun getting warmer? Spring has well and truly sprung, which means it’s time to get your home feeling fresh with a spring clean! Whether you need to donate some of those clothes that your family just doesn’t fit anymore, or de-clutter that cupboard under the stairs, it is possible to ensure your spring clean is good for both your family and the environment, by using organic, chemical-free cleaning products! What's the Problem with Everyday...


Author: Sandy Abram   Date Posted: 20 September 2017  

Nuts are a favourite of mine! They’re cute and crunchy, super versatile, handy, yummy, a nutritious snack and a healthy addition to salads, smoothies and about a million other dishes, both sweet and savoury. They’re full of nutrients such as energising protein and vitamin E that is oh-so good for our skin. They’re good for your eyes, heart, brain, blood pressure, cholesterol levels and mood. But there is a down side, however. Nuts naturally contain agents that help protect them in nature, but that aren’t so kind to us… The problem with nuts and phytic acid...


Author: Nicole McAuliffe   Date Posted: 17 September 2017  

Hi everyone, Finally spring has arrived, the days are getting longer and the temperature is warming up. This is the season of renewal and growth as we transition out of winter and head towards summer. It is a great time to get moving, clean out, eat clean and detox from what has been stored or built up over the colder winter months. Here’s how… Get Moving Movement allows our circulatory system and lymphatic system to move quicker and move all of our toxins and extra stored kilojoules out of storage to th...


Author: Sandy Abram   Date Posted: 14 September 2017  

At Wholesome Hub, we like to call ourselves Wholeheartedly Organic. We eat it, drink it, wear it, wash ourselves in it and simply love it! The world of organic is part of our fabric, our DNA and who we are. We really believe that organics is better for you, your family and our planet so here’s 33 reasons why we think organic rocks! What is Organic? Food and ingredients produced via organic farming is food that is as natural as ...


Author: Sandy Abram   Date Posted: 6 September 2017  

If you’ve ever eaten Manuka honey , you’ll know how delicious it tastes. But it’s not that rich golden sticky taste that makes Manuka honey so special. It’s the superhero qualities of being antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal that has put Manuka honey on the world stage in recent years so if you’re looking for some natural healing remedies, read on…. Where does Manuka honey come from? Manuka honey hails from bees that have been busily travelling between Manuka...


Author: Sandy Abram   Date Posted: 17 July 2017  

The question about oats and whether they are Gluten Free and can be labelled as Gluten Free in Australia is one that seems to keep popping up lot. And understandbly so. Coeliac Disease is a very serious condition and the symptoms of abdominal pain, diarrhoea and nausea are not to be taken lightly. For all those of you that are interested and may need a Gluten Free diet, now we can get to the oaty bottom of it all! What does a Gluten Free label me...


Author: Nicole McAuliffe   Date Posted: 17 July 2017  

Hi everyone, Winter is well and truly here, it is a time of shorter days, less light and darker colder weather. A time when we rug up, rest, reflect and eat warming nutritious foods. However it can also be a time when many of us can feel tired and flat, we can feel a lack of motivation to achieve our goals and find ourselves avoiding social activities. What is SAD? According to Swinburne University Professor of Psychology, Greg Murray approximately 1 in 300 of us in Australia...


Author: Sandy Abram   Date Posted: 6 July 2017  

Eating plenty of fruits and veggies is good for you, right? And we’re all encouraged to include these in our daily meals. But what if that apple a day was doing more than just keeping the doctor away? What if it wasn't as rosy as it looked? The Dirty Dozen List I’ve been a big fan of the EWG (Environmental Working Group) for a long time now and each year they release their Dirty Dozen list. This list includes the twelve fruits and vegetables that were found to have the highest levels of pesticide residue on them including, ...


Author: Sandy Abram   Date Posted: 16 June 2017  

So Winter is here and all around you people are coughing, sniffling, rummaging around for tissues and complaining about their aching body. Sounds delightful…not! What if there were things you could do to boost your immune system. Things you could add to your meals to make your food not only taste delicious but help keep the winter blues away. Well, there are and I’m here to share them with you. Here are my top 5 spices that will give your immune system a boost and which people have been using medicinally for centuries. Just remember to make sure your spices are ...


Author: Nicole McAuliffe   Date Posted: 16 June 2017  

Hi everyone, In the coaching world this month it has been a sad one, Sir John Whitmore passed away, the man who introduced the world to the GROW model. He was the founder of Performance Consultants a coaching and leadership practice and considered the ‘god father’ of coaching. I remember meeting him at a coaching conference many years ago after having immersed myself in his book, ‘Coaching for Performance’ a book that sold over a million copies in 23 languages and used throughout many coach-training organisations. ...


Author: Sandy Abram   Date Posted: 8 June 2017  

Dear Plastic Bag, There’s something I need to talk to you about and it’s been coming for some time. We can’t go on seeing each other and please don’t take this personally. It’s me, not you. I’ve changed. I know you’ve always meant well. Ready to be helpful, carrying my shopping from supermarket to car, from car to kitchen but really, you’re spending so much time doing nothing; just sitting around, shoved away somewhere and hanging around for 1,000+ years, long after I’ve passed on and everyone I know and love has gone. Plus, you’re hurting our...


Author: Nicole McAuliffe   Date Posted: 11 May 2017  

Read more in Part 3 of the G-R-O-W Model I have been having a reflective month while working through the transition of my own business from the executive and career coaching space to the wellbeing space. It is a Goal that I am very passionate about, however my current Reality is that whilst being exciting it can also be quite daunting and have found myself feeling quite vulnerable. How can I keep positive and focused when GROWing can be daunting?...


Author: Nicole McAuliffe   Date Posted: 6 April 2017  

Learn more with Part 2 of the G-R-O-W model Autumn is a period of cooling down, drying out, change and transition as we prepare to take stock for winter. In order to take stock, from a mind set perspective, it is important to review our goals that we set at the start of the year and examine our current REALITY. What does G-R-O-W stand for? You may recall in January we spoke about the GROW model (...


Author: Karen McElroy   Date Posted: 21 March 2017  

Gut issues are very common in our modern population and according to the Gut Foundation, at least 50% of our population complains of a digestive complaint in any twelve month period. In many respects the health of our gut dictates or reflects the health of our overall body, so sorting out gut issues is very important – to help with everything from mental health to immunity and energy levels. So what is SIBO? Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) is a relatively new digestive disorder on the radar and appears to have incr...


Author: Karen McElroy   Date Posted: 16 February 2017  

With Valentine's Day in February, for a large part of the month we are inundated with messages of romance and heart symbols. So what is the significance of the human heart with emotions and love in particular? On the other hand, from a physical perspective, heart disease is one of the leading causes of chronic illness in the modern world. So what can we do to make our heart healthy and prevent disease and also foster heart intelligence and emotional wellbeing? So what can we do to make our HEART HEALTHY...


Author: Nicole McAuliffe   Date Posted: 14 February 2017  

We all have our own values, beliefs, thoughts and attitudes that have been developed over time from our life experiences and the important people around us. Acknowledging that deeply personal element of ourselves is an important part of life and the health of our heart. Reflecting on our thoughs and the health of our heart is a very positive, healthy and enabling process that builds capacity to achieve what we want in our life. Finding out what really touches our heart and reconnecting with what deeply matters is really at the core of self reflec...


Author: Nicole McAuliffe   Date Posted: 25 January 2017  

Happy New Year! Welcome to 2017 and the first instalment of Wholesome Hub's Coaching Blog. I look forward to sharing coaching tips and tools to assist you in achieving your wellbeing goals over this year and beyond. Many people are quite happy to see the back of 2016 and its overactivity and unpredictability. This year is all about bringing on fresh challenges requiring quick wit and practical solutions. So are you up for it? What are your New Year's resolutions for 2017 and how do you make them stick? ...


Author: Karen McElroy   Date Posted: 25 January 2017  

Who remember's as a child being told to "never look at the sun" or that "staring at the sun is bad for your eyes"? At a time where there are so many fears and phobias around the sun, many people have come to believe that it is harmful to be exposed to the sun at all. We slather our skin in sunscreen, cover up with clothes, wear sunglasses, stay indoors and generally avoid the sun. Karen's article below sheds a lot of light on some really important sun and health facts that will make you think differently about our biggest and brightest planet... Though many of us still crave the warmth and light th...


Author: Sandy Abram   Date Posted: 14 January 2017  

Welcome to a brand new year! There's something about 2017 that just feels right - do you agree? As I write this, I'm in Apollo Bay, Victoria, a magical place where the ocean meets the mountains, and am full of optimism and hope for an exciting year ahead. I have started my vision board and written down some goals for myself, my relationships and work, but without good health, it's harder to live the life we want to so here are my top 3 tips to make 2017 a year of our best health. 1. The single biggest way we can make a positive impact on our health is by what we eat....


Author: Sandy Abram   Date Posted: 28 October 2016  

5 Ingredients in Toothpastes you don’t want to swallow When it comes to toothpaste, I’m not a “squisher”. My dear partner squishers and so do my children so as the only squeezer is the house, I don’t stand much chance. It usually left up to me to rescue the poor crumpled tube salvaging the squishy contents that have been pushed to the very bottom. Something we do all have in common though is that we don’t brush our teeth with chemicals. No poisons, endocrine disruptors, possible carcinogens, irritants, surfactants, mineral oils or toxins. Nothing that may be potentially harmful. So whether you’re a squeezer or a squisher, go from the top, middle or bottom, here are 5 i...


Author: Sandy Abram   Date Posted: 28 September 2016  

When it comes to Apple Cider Vinegar, I must admit I’m a late bloomer. I know celebs all over have been professing its dieting to detoxing marvels for ages but for me, the thought of drinking vinegar, well, didn’t go down too easy! Fast forward to 2 weeks ago … After suffering a bout of tonsillitis, the magical apple cider vinegar came up repeatedly as a remedy due to its natural, antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal, immunity boosting properties so at the chance of alleviating the pain, I was happy to drink anything, even vineg...


Author: Sandy Abram   Date Posted: 6 September 2016  

I’ve loved honey ever since I read my first Winnie the Pooh adventure. It was a staple in our home, a remedy and a treat. Sticky, gooey, yummy! Back then we’d eat it straight out of the jar. Nowadays, I’m a bit more refined and it’s now my kids’ hands in the jar! Plus, I now only buy honey that’s certified organic. For health reasons I want my honey pure and chemical free and I also want to ensure our precious little bees are treated with care and respect. Only certified organic honey can guarantee both. ...


Author: Sandy Abram   Date Posted: 29 August 2016  

How many times have we heard that statement? Or how about, I just need my tea or coffee first to wake up? It’s obvious these people are not still sleeping and yet, they are not fully awake either. This was just one of the interesting things discussed during a recent talk I attended on Sleep and the Sleeping Child. Other things covered were what happens when we sleep, why we sometimes can’t sleep and how do we help our little ones really wake up. I’ve highlighted some little treasures I took away from the night and hope you enjoy… 1. If ...


Author: Sandy Abram   Date Posted: 11 August 2016  

What’s so special about Olive Leaf? It may seem odd to some people but the Mediterranean diet, which Mediterranean’s have been happily enjoying amongst the mountains, fresh air, beaches and sun for centuries now, has only become popular and a modern marvel over the last 25 years. Goodies like olives, marinated vegetables, sun-dried tomatoes, pita bread and Greek yogurt (and apologies to those of you that haven’t had lunch), which were once only found in select Mediterranean grocers, now grace the shelves of every supermarket along with the great wall of, the great&n...


Author: Sandy Abram   Date Posted: 4 July 2016  

Walk passed any news stand and it’s easy to see who’s marrying who. Read the paper and learn all about the latest housing bubble (by the way, today it’s bursting!). But what about our food and what’s going on with GMOs? Well OMG…here’s a quick update on what’s been happening…you won’t believe it… Secrecy and scandal In March last year, the World Health Organisation (WHO) International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) released a report that said glyphosate, a herbicide produced by the baddies and readily used on ...


Author: Sandy Abram   Date Posted: 15 June 2016  

Growing up in a Mediterranean household, our Olive Oil didn’t come home in pretty little glass bottles. It came home in BIG TINS. Mum would then carefully pour that precious golden liquid into smaller, more user friendly bottles, and pretty much use in our every meal! I know Coconut Oil is so now (and vegetable oil is so not) but with Olive Oil such a big part of my history and fabric you can imagine some of the conversations going on in my head… “What do you mean I should use Coconut Oil instead of butter on my toast? Are you crazy?” ...


Author: Sandy Abram   Date Posted: 9 June 2016  

I’m a big fan of Paw Paw Ointment. I have one tube in my handbag at all times, one in the bathroom at home and one at work. It’s my go to cream for lots of things (especially since having little ones) so why all the hype about paw paw ointment? Well, there wouldn’t be many people in Australia that aren’t familiar with that little ubiquitous red tube called Lucas’ Papaw Ointment. Found in thousands of handbags and bathrooms around the country, paw paw is definitely a great all-rounder which has now achieved cult status. Celeb fans such as Cate Blanchett and Rose Byrne sing its praises and today chemists are h...


Author: Sandy Abram   Date Posted: 27 May 2016  

A good question with a simple answer. Price. Driven by both the supermarkets and the consumer! All the BIG FISH companies have outsourced their processing to Asian canneries, the last company being John West who advised it was taking its remaining business to Thailand several years ago. I n my opinion, these moves have all been price driven as it is cheaper to produce in Asia, companies can retain greater profits and the culture of 'low cost' and 'cheap' food, primarily driven by supermarkets can continue,...


Author: Sandy Abram   Date Posted: 12 May 2016  

I’m not one to rain on coffee’s parade, in fact I love the smell of freshly ground coffee and am partial to a good café late myself, but when it comes to the “goodness” factor, green tea my friends wins hands down. In fact, I’ve even heard it called the healthiest drink on the planet! So, with the cooler weather blowing on our doorstep, here are some of the benefits of green tea and my top 5 reasons why you should wrap your hands around a warm cup of green tea start sipping… 1. Fight off Colds & Flus Wi...


Author: Sandy Abram   Date Posted: 2 May 2016  

We're so excited as our Fish4Ever Skipjack Tuna has been rated Australia’s Most Sustainable Tuna in Greenpeace’s Canned Tuna Guide for the fifth year running! This means that it's the best example of fair and environmentally sound sourcing of tuna available in Australia. The Greenpeace Canned Tuna guide assesses brands on a range of factors such as fishing methods, labelling and equitable...


Author: Sandy Abram   Date Posted: 21 April 2016  

It’s quite incredible how much power you have and how the way we shop makes a huge difference! You can improve your own health (and your families of course), you can improve the livelihood of others like farmers and producers and you can help look after our beautiful planet as well. In celebration of Earth Day (22 April 2016), here are 5 ways you can make our planet a better place, plus you’ll show yourself a whole lot of love too… 1. Choose Organic Buying o...


Author: Sandy Abram   Date Posted: 13 March 2015  

Over the last couple of weeks I’ve answered heaps of phone calls and emails from worried customers asking me where our tuna is from. “Is your tuna from Thailand?” “Where is Fish4Ever packed?” “I’m looking for tuna not from Thailand. Can you help?” I’m always happy to say “Yes, I can help!” “Our Fish4Ever tuna is sustainably fished using the traditional pole and line method, and it’s canned by the local community in a small cannery in the Azores”. The callers sound relieved. ...


Author: Sandy Abram   Date Posted: 27 February 2014  

It was quite a few years back now when I had one of those “AHA” moments. You know that sudden realisation that something so simple and so obvious had somehow escaped my rational mind and the way I lived my life every day. Chemicals and food don’t mix. It suddenly dawned on me that the thought of eating food that had been heavily sprayed with chemicals was literally insane and surely if we could physically see the pesticides and chemicals, would we really eat something containing poisons? Just imagine this conversation… “...