My name’s Carmen and I’m a qualified Food Coach and Reiki Practitioner based in Melbourne. I have been on a quest to live a healthier lifestyle through meditation, yoga, Reiki, and healthy eating.
My own personal battle with illness led me on my journey to discover just how powerful food is in sustaining or destroying our health and wellbeing. My journey also led me to discover that our emotional state also plays an important role in our overall health.
I decided to create a blog out of my passion to inspire, support and empower those who want to improve and maintain their health through nutrition and Reiki.
My hope for my blog is that it be a supportive environment where you can discover something that will inspire and assist you on your own personal journey to health.
Disclaimer: Blog posts in this website are based on the personal experience and/or research of the author and are not to be taken as medical advice. Readers are strongly advised to consult a qualified health practitioner when seeking to make decisions relating to their health.
Note: Some posts may contain affiliate links.
Gluten free, vegetarian, soy free, refined sugar free. Each year, I have an abundance of zucchini growing in the garden. Zucchini is so versatile because it doesn't have too much flavour, so it can help to carry all kinds of other flavours from different herbs,...read more
Detoxing requires a lot of motivation in order to achieve your goal. In order to make sure that you keep motivated to achieving your goal, follow the steps below in order to overcome the challenges that you might face: Many women tend to complain that if they shop...read more
(Refined sugar-free, gluten-free, soy-free) Forget those sugar-laden banana breads from cafes and supermarkets. I’ve created a super-moist and not-too-sweet gluten-free banana bread. This can be eaten on its own or served with yoghurt. I like to put some chopped...read more
What Is Gut-Health? There has been lots of talk recently about ‘gut-health’, and there’s a good reason for this. Hidden within the walls of your digestive system is what’s known as ‘your second brain’ and this ‘brain in your gut’ is changing the way that we look at...read more
Living with anxiety is a serious issue for so many of us. Millions of people who suffer from anxiety are constantly searching for a way to escape it. Learning to control anxiety is a long process that can’t be learned overnight. However, there are many ways to...read more
Eggplants (also known as aubergines) are popular in Middle Eastern and Mediterranean cuisine, and are part of the nightshade family. Other nightshades include potatoes, tomatoes, and capsicum/peppers. Eggplants are a source of a large...read more
Makes approx 2 small puddings per recipe. (Refined sugar free, dairy free, gluten free.) These are two puddings that are a great healthy alternative to all the sugar-loaded treats usually served during Halloween. I used a 270ml...read more
Makes approx 1 cup. (Refined sugar free, adjustments given for dairy free.) I love lemons! Lemons are one staple in my kitchen and I use them every morning in warm water as my first drink of the day (read more about lemons in my blog post here). I...read more
The kiwano (also known as a horned melon) is a fruit that originates from Africa and probably isn't very well known, (or at least not in my part of the world at the moment)! The kiwano contains omega fatty acids and lots of antioxidants,...read more
Beat the winter blues and stay hydrated with lots of water, herbal teas, and home-made soup/broth/minestrone. Need some inspiration for healthy soup? Then here's a list of soup recipes for you to try. Mix and match...read more