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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...