10 Foods That Soothe Your Gut

** In collaboration**  Food is amazing. It doesn’t matter whether you are a sorcerer of steak, a lover of legumes or a fiend for fruit, food has something that brings people together. It’s not just a key to bring family and friends together around the dining table, but it’s what we need for survival. Thankfully, most of the population has come a long way from the diet of the caveman – though some do prefer the Paleo way of life today – and food is a source of nutrition, health and enjoyment all rolled into one. Food plays a very important role in health, because you are what you eat. If you prefer a diet filled with processed foods and refined sugars, you’re not going to necessarily be unhealthy, but you’re going to feel sluggish and lacking in energy much of the time. It’s not because any food is inherently ‘bad’ for you, but because all food plays a role in the way your body performs. For example, without regular water, your body will feel tired, dehydrated and you can develop headaches because your brain isn’t as hydrated as it should be. Similarly, the digestive tract has a vital role in your health, and because it’s responsible for absorbing the nutrients that you consume and eliminates waste, you have to ensure your digestive tract stays as healthy as possible. By not looking after your health, you can end up developing […]

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City Profile- Reykjavik, Iceland

“Hipster is mainstream here” I was sooooooooo (infinite amount of o’s) excited to visit Iceland, and even though for this trip I was only spending five nights in the capital (Reykjavik), I was determined to fit as much in as possible. Although the capital, as there is only approximately 300,000 people living in Iceland, Reykjavik is not overly large. However, […]

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Featured ‘Day in the life of’: Amy, a PhD student investigating the impacts of climate change on food and nutrition, and a yoga teacher on the side.

An Aussie PhD student (yoga teacher on the side) investigating the impacts of climate change on food and nutrition security and non-communicable diseases in Vanuatu currently doing a professional development stint (aka internship) at the World Health Organization in Geneva (it’s a hard life).  Find out more at my blog Pina Colada PhD.  A typical day?  Not really…the joy of having work […]

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‘The Change Box’ November (Unboxing)

It’s that time of month again when The Change Box arrives! If you haven’t seen the unboxing from last month, check it out here. The Products: Bondi Wash Hand Cream: This is a really decent sized product! & the hand cream smells and feels amazing. It is Australian made and plant-based and the company has heaps of other awesome products- check […]

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‘The Change Box’ October (Unboxing).

The arrival of this month’s The Change Box made this Monday afternoon a little bit better. My trusty side kick Frodo has helped me suss out the products this month. The Products: Naturally Neak Naturopathy After Glow Super Smoothies Superfood Blend: This is a little pack to put in your smoothie to add nutrition. This one includes ingredients like beetroot, […]

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My current self care strategies

I have wrote about the importance of self care in previous blog posts (including this one), and I think most of us know we should be looking after ourselves. However, life gets busy (particularly if you are a PhD student like myself), and it is often easy to forget about self care. Often it is not until you feel really […]

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