'LOW TOX' VS 'NO TOX'

'LOW TOX' VS 'NO TOX'

Does the whole toxin free revolution drive you to confusion? Well, let me shed a bit of light on this after recently being asked over why I call the PHB Lifestyle a 'Low Tox' lifestyle.

HOW TO TREAT MOULD NATURALLY

HOW TO TREAT MOULD NATURALLY

If I had a dollar every time someone asked me about mould.....I'd be a very happy person. Mould is a mystery to all of us and when I inform people that bleach is only whitening the colour of mould, NOT killing it, they gasp. So I wanted to debunk some of the common questions that I get asked at pop ups, activations and events. And I brought in the big guns…..

HOW SAFE IS BLEACH?

HOW SAFE IS BLEACH?

I know we all love a good bit of bleach.

That’s what I used to use around the home weekly to easily remove those pesky mould marks and anything that I literally wanted to……bleach.

But I recently came across a bottle shoved at the back of my cleaning cupboard and it got me wondering why on earth did I still have it. Is it a little security blanket that I just can’t seem to say bye to

HOW STRESSED ARE YOU DAD?

HOW STRESSED ARE YOU DAD?

This week we feature Scott Wescombe, loving hubby and CEO of Happy Physio and Best Body. He talks all things stress for Dad’s to shine some light on how men can handle stress a little better this Father’s Day. ’Stress is a common part of daily life for many people, especially Dads. I remember feeling an internal shift when I first became a Dad, a sense of increased responsibility to take care of my family and provide the best future for them. Priorities changed instantly, and time demands went to a whole new level. There was a lot of unknown, which made it a little scary at times. It was stressful just thinking about where the money was going to come from for clothing, food, schooling, medical expenses etc. Sound familiar…?

EXPERT ADVICE: HOW TO KEEP YOU YOUR HOME ALLERGY FREE

EXPERT ADVICE: HOW TO KEEP YOU YOUR HOME ALLERGY FREE

Spring is just around the corner. And it's that time of year for some that suffer from allergies. Allergies are the most common reason why people tend to switch out their chemical based products with plant based, natural cleaners. What we don't realise is that over half of the chemicals found in our cleaning and body products are known to cause both skin and respiratory irritation so it makes sense to remove them. But what can we do around the home to help keep our home allergy free. We called the big guns in, Dr Ryan Harvey at House Call Doctor

DEBUNKING NUTRITION-CUTTING THE 'BS'

DEBUNKING NUTRITION-CUTTING THE 'BS'

It seems fitting that with the introduction of our new and exciting low tox lifestyle leg, Pure Nutrition,  that we kick off with a fab blog on Debunking Nutrition. I got the lovely Sam Mair from Sam Fit to shed some simple light on the myths around nutrition and some simple strategies that we can do to get us thinking about how we could make simple changes for large gains.

BREASTFEEDING: A MOTHER'S MEMOIR

BREASTFEEDING: A MOTHER'S MEMOIR

I don’t often get in here and write a personal blog. Well, at least they are few and far between. But I like the occasional one purely because I get to speak from the heart on a topic that has touched me. This week is World Breastfeeding Week. Breastfeeding is something that should be celebrated but to some women, like myself, it can hold a sense of guilt, remorse or sadness.


LET'S TALK ABOUT LEAD BABY

LET'S TALK ABOUT LEAD BABY

The addition of lead to petrol, starting in the 1920s, has been called ‘The Mistake of the 20th Century’. But what's the big problem with lead? We asked Environmental Scientist and Eco-Lifestyle Coach Una Phelan to give us the educational low down. 

WHAT A PAIN! STRATEGIES TO MANAGE CHRONIC PAIN HOLISTICALLY

WHAT A PAIN! STRATEGIES TO MANAGE CHRONIC PAIN HOLISTICALLY

Next week is National Pain Week.
It comes as no surprise that pain medication is one of the most common prescribed and dispensed medications I hand over the counter. This may come as a shock to you but the realities are treating pain is more complex than popping a pill. So in light of raising awareness on this 'painful' topic, here are some simple strategies to managing pain effectively….

HEALTHY HOME CLEANING RECIPES FOR A HEALTHIER LIFESTYLE

HEALTHY HOME CLEANING RECIPES FOR A HEALTHIER LIFESTYLE

Sooooo, did you stock up on your cleaning staples in the pantry. If you're anything like me you may have already had them in the cupboard. You ticked that box off. Yesss! But before you go, 'Great job Cara, now what do I do with them?!', here's the next blog to follow……..