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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: 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. ...