Signs you’re not getting enough zinc

Zinc is one of the most vital nutrients we need for our bodies. It is used in so many of our bodily functions and if we do not top up on our reserves of zinc we can show signs of deficiency and even become seriously ill. Zinc deficienty can look like: a weakened immune system READ MORE

How To Listen To Your Body

Our bodies want us to be healthy. They have the ability to get back to a healthy state when given the correct fuel; in the form of rest, food and drink, exercise, outdoors, fun, less media or more happy media, people we surround ourselves with, and the ability to manage our stress. Think of your READ MORE

Chickpea “Tuna Mayo” Recipe

The Thrive & Shine Chickpea “Tuna Mayo” I’ve seen this recipe all over social media so I thought I would give it a try, and it really was yummy.  I altered it slightly because I didn’t have any plant based mayo on hand so I made up my own version and it really works for READ MORE

How Is Being Unwell Serving You?

Have you tried to heal your body of whatever ailment you are plagued with, only to revert back to being unwell again? You just don’t seem to be able to get over it and move on?  Do you offload to friends and family and perhaps even on forums about how bad, tired or ill you’re READ MORE

Why Does Health Seem To Be So Confusing?

I know there are many people who have been ‘trying everything’ for years and still haven’t reached their health goals. I can understand, it is really confusing out there. There are so many diets which are so restrictive that by the time you’re done you can’t wait to get back to ‘normal’ life. All the READ MORE

Did you know that your body loves you?

Did you know that your body loves you? Every moment of every day it is working hard to keep you alive, to keep you functioning as best it can. It is sorting through all the food and drinks you consume. It’s filtering the toxins from the atmosphere, the toxins from the ‘body care products’ you READ MORE

Why Is Too Much Salt Bad For Our Hearts?

According to the American Heart Association (AHA), heart disease has been the leading cause of death in the western world for the last 2 decades (that’s as far back as I checked), including this year, even with the pandemic (as it currently stands). And the number of people dying from heart disease is increasing each READ MORE

Healthy Tips This Festive Season

What a year! This is possibly one of the weirdest festive season you’ve ever experienced, to top off one of the weirdest years ever. Restrictions, limitations and uncertainty. Add to that the usual festive season frustrations of over indulging, interacting with family members and dealing with stress. So enjoy yourself as much as possible, enjoy READ MORE

Magnesium, why it is so important for us

I heard a fantastic story from a friend about someone they know who started taking magnesium. He had chronic insomnia and just going into the bedroom at night would give him a mild panic attack. He was very emotional, had temper issues and was overweight. After taking magnesium his mood improved, his insomnia cured, his READ MORE

You Are Your Own Best Healer

You are your own best nutritionist / doctor / healer. Only you can know how your body feels. You actually do know what works best in your body you just might not have been taught how.When you allow yourself the time to properly tune in, you get to know, you get to figure it out.  You READ MORE