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Saying “Au Revoir” to guilt

When I was younger, I always had a poor relationship with food especially while travelling. I felt guilty about enjoying the delicious foods and treats different countries had to offer since I put a lot of pressure on myself to look a certain way while travelling. These high expectations I set for myself were not only unrealistic but also very detrimental to my mental and physical health. Over the years as I’ve mended my own relationship with food and learnt the powerful role it has in nourishing our bodies and mind, I’ve most importantly discovered that good food is meant to be enjoyed especially while relaxing on holidays – it’s all about moderation and balance, not restriction.  One of the...

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BENEFITS OF EMBRACING SEASONAL EATING

An important way in which we can embrace seasonal changes is by the types of food we eat and changing our eating habits to adapt to the seasons. Eating a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables that have been harvested locally and in season ensures the food we are consuming is at its freshest and most flavoursome due to not being processed, preserved or transported long distances. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Additional benefits:   • More bang for your buck – Do you ever go to the market or local grocery store and notice a large abundance of a particular fruit or vegetable and the fact they are a lot cheaper than usual? This is usually due to the fact that they are in season andtherefore more readily...

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WHY WE SHOULD EMBRACE SEASONAL CHANGES

There is something quite beautiful about the seasons. Well, not perhaps the four seasons that Melbourne tends to experience in the one day, but the fact that the seasonal changes provides us the opportunity to refresh, replenish and rejuvenate ourselves.  However, as Melbournians we often get hit pretty hard with the winter blues or what is known as seasonal affective disorder (SAD), a type of depression that’s related to changes in seasons. Most people with SAD, develop symptoms at the start of autumn and it continues into the winter months, contributing to long periods of hibernation, social isolation and symptoms of depression, exhaustion, low mood, impacting our overall mental health.  What is hygge and how it can help us overcome SAD and embrace winter?...

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KALI. welcomes her very own Nutritionist

Hi all! I’m Julia, an accredited Clinical Nutritionist (BHSc) and owner of the nutritional consulting business NRG well-being. My philosophy as a nutritionist is to provide holistic support through all stages of life and provide education on the importance of not only nourishing our bodies with wholesome and nutrient dense foods but tailoring each individual’s lifestyle to be realistic, personalised, affordable and simplewhilst building a positive relationship with food to achieve optimal physical and mental wellbeing.   As well as being a practising nutritionist, I am also atrainer/representative for a leading Australian probiotic company where I have spent the last 3 years training healthcare professionals in both pharmacy and health food settings on the benefits of probiotics and the importance of...

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My Why

Hi! My name is Melissa Wakefield. I would love to introduce you to Kali Australia, a business that has evolved over the the last 10 years and touches the depths of my core. I have an absolute love of food and strive to have meaningful connections and relationships for myself, with my family and my greater community, extending out to our blessed country, Australia. MY WHY I was fortunate enough to grow up in a household full of fresh food, and shopping at the local fruit and veggie shop was the norm.  Connecting as a family, enjoying our evening meal at the dinner table was a daily absolute. This has followed me into my 16 years of parenting, and in this...

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