My sugar detox journal – confession time! What’s your WHY?

I never remember very clearly how it starts – it always seems a bit blurry.   But then I find myself finishing an entire piece of the most delicious, moist carrot cake on a Sunday morning.  How did this happen…?  How is it possible to go from super motivated and focused, to stuffing my faceContinue reading “My sugar detox journal – confession time! What’s your WHY?”

My sugar detox journal…hidden sugars to watch out for!

I finished my 21 days of trying my best to go off sugar. Although I am happy with my progress,  I am not entirely happy with how the 21 days went. Why?  I had about 4 “cheat” days I didn’t cut out ALL sugar (for example: Honey, fruit and certain refined carbs) I don’t thinkContinue reading “My sugar detox journal…hidden sugars to watch out for!”

What the sugar?? My sugar detox journal…

I am doing a sugar detox for 21 days. I am currently on day 6. Why I decided to do a sugar detox? I feel that I have become addicted to sugar and that it was starting to affect my mood in a negative way. It is a personal mission of mine to achieve mentalContinue reading “What the sugar?? My sugar detox journal…”

All of this unpacking is getting me nowhere…

“I got hijacked at gun point infront of the psychologist’s practise at her house in Cape Town…” The journey of mental and emotional wellness looks different for every single person… For the past 8 years or so I have been struggling on and off with bouts of anxiety and depression which was mainly linked toContinue reading “All of this unpacking is getting me nowhere…”

Could wheat & sugar be the root cause of your eczema?

Hi everyone!  I hope you are keeping warm in this icy cold weather!  You might be experiencing some skin issues often associated with cold weather – skin can become dry, sensitive and flaky.  In Part 1 & 2 I discussed how sugar and wheat could contribute to skin ageing and acne.  Today in my finalContinue reading “Could wheat & sugar be the root cause of your eczema?”

Does what you eat affect your skin? Part 2 (Acne)

Hello again!  In part 1 of “Does what you eat affect your skin”- I discussed sugar, wheat and how these could potentially cause a lot of damage showing up as skin ageing – all the things that we DON’T want to see when we look in the mirror!  Today I am going to share with youContinue reading “Does what you eat affect your skin? Part 2 (Acne)”

STRESS and your skin

My skin has never given me any serious issues.  I’ve always been of the opinion that I kind of like my oily skin type, oil tends to keep the skin looking younger and wrinkle free for longer! I have also made peace with my skin’s hormonal hyper-pigmentation that’s been around for the past 8 yearsContinue reading “STRESS and your skin”