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  • Episode #82 – Additive Free Made Easy Challenge Day 4 – Caramel

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    Many modern day studies are only just being revealed as to what our food has truly become! In this episode we talk about how the final caramel product is created, including the lengthy process. The production process involved in making caramel or 150C or 150D will simply shock you. We never know 100% what is in caramel, given how extreme the process is in making it. You’ll learn that caramel is not just used for flavouring, but also for colouring including: Vegemite gravy mixes salad dressings BBQ sauce Brown vinegar Soy sauce Lollies Butter scotch flavoured stuff Soft drinks Biscuits Cakes Pancakes Ice cream Alcoholic beverages Studies have shown that Caramel that has been produced with ammonium (150c) has been linked to gastrointestinal problems, Irritable Bowel Syndromes and it also inhibits the absorption of Vitamin B6 and B vitamins which we all know is very important to our overall health. How scary you think that is? There are switches that you can make and this is what we teach you on Additive Free Made Easy, rather than going without some of your favourite food products, you can either make your own or find something that doesn’t contain caramel, it’s just a matter of knowing the right place you can purchase additive free products. We’re pretty excited about all the positive movement happening in the food world! discuss the switches you can make. Links & Resources Additive Free Made Easy E-Course: https://www.additivefreemadeeasy.com/ 7 day Additive Free Challenge: https://www.sistermixin.com/product/7daybooklet/ Common caramel colour terms: http://www.befoodsmart.com/ingredients/caramel-color.php Food Safety Standards: http://www.foodstandards.gov.au/Pages/default.aspx Easy BBQ sauce recipe: https://www.sistermixin.com/recipes/easy-bbq-sauce/

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  • Episode #81 – Additive Free Made Easy Challenge Day 3 – Preservative 220

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    One of the major problems with food these days, is the need for food companies to dramatically increase shelf life. One of the most common preservatives found in these products is preservative 220. In this episode we dive deep into discussions on the common preservative 220 – you will be shocked just how many foods contain it. Sulfur dioxide, or preservative 220, is linked to some pretty terrible side effects. And guess what? You’re likely to be eating far more of this preservative than you know This preservative is commonly found in: processed meat, poultry and game products chicken loaf, frankfurters, salami, devon and manufactured hams, sausages and sausage meat, sausage rissoles, chipolatas, dried fruit fruit juice wine coconut products and so much more Numerous studies show that this preservative may have the following effects on your health: Neurological effects and behavioural changes Disturbance of blood circulation Heart damage Effects on eyes and eyesight Reproductive failure Damage to immune systems Stomach and gastrointestinal disorder Damage to liver and kidney functions Hearing defects Disturbance of the hormonal metabolism Dermatological effects Respiratory issues (including asthma) Making simple swaps and better options can really help us avoid these disgusting effects. Most of the time it is just about making super simple switches and choosing different brands. It is so easy once you know what to look out for. Have a listen to the podcast recording to find out a whole lot more on this topic. Links & Resources Additive Free Made Easy E-Course: https://www.additivefreemadeeasy.com/ 7 day Additive Free Challenge: https://www.sistermixin.com/product/7daybooklet/

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  • Episode #80 – Additive Free Made Easy Challenge Day 2 – Annatto

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    Annatto, or 160B, is one ingredient we would love to see banned from our supermarket shelves. It is definitely on our hate list, for a few reasons, mainly the extremely long list of adverse reactions that have been reported after eating this additive. The other reason we can't stand annatto is the fact that it is totally natural, derived from the seeds of the achiote tree. This leads many consumers to think they are purchasing a better choice of product (over artificial food colours). How can this be bad, I hear you ask. Well, let us point out that not everything natural is safe for consumption - tobacco and arsenic come to mind! Symptoms and Side Effects Annatto (160B) is linked to numerous health issues, such as: Headaches Migraines Skin rashes Behavioural issues Irritability Restlessness Learning problems Inattention Sleep disturbance and so much more. There are also numerous reports that Annatto has increased the symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome. Listen in to the podcast to hear Jo discuss her personal story of how her daughter goes into absolute meltdown, when she consumes products that contain annatto.  She also shares disturbing behaviour she witnessed in her job as an early years educator. We hear, over and over again, countless stories of parents removing annatto from their child's diet and the incredible transformations that have come from this, it is incredible! Oh, and don't be fooled into thinking that all organic products must be healthy, this is certainly not the truth with Annatto! Whether organic or not, annatto should still be avoided. Links & Resources 7 day Additive Free Challenge: https://www.sistermixin.com/challenge Additive Free Made Easy E-Course: https://www.additivefreemadeeasy.com/

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  • Episode #79 – Additive Free Made Easy Challenge, Day 1 – Preservative 282

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    Do you have any idea what preservative 282 is, or where it is hidden? Do you understand the impact it has on your overall health? Day one of this challenge is all about preservative 282, so let us share with you what this preservative is and what some of the side effects may include… we think you may be a little horrified after learning this info, but please know, there are alternatives and you don’t have to go without a household staple. Now what is Preservative 282? Preservative 282, or Calcium Propionate, is used to slow down the growth of mould and other micro organisms, to give food a longer shelf life. Calcium Propionate (282) is linked to various issues such as: sleep disturbance behavioural issues skin irritations headaches migraines stomach ulcers it is also recommended that asthmatic people should avoid this Most loaves of bread these days last at least seven days without going mouldy, which is simply not what bread is supposed to do! If your bread last for more than 24 hrs then there might be something in there that you should be avoiding. Links & Resources 7 day Additive Free Challenge: https://www.sistermixin.com/challenge Additive Free Made Easy E-Course: https://www.additivefreemadeeasy.com/

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  • Episode #78 - Icy Poles - The Epidemic in Your Child's School

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    This is one of the more serious topics we have covered on The Whole Circle, and one that we are super passionate about. As you know we are all about reducing the amount of artificial additives and preservatives that we consume, so in today's episode we run through ingredients in four different branded ice blocks (and we’re not afraid to name and shame!). You will most likely be horrified by the chemical craziness that hides inside many brightly coloured ice blocks. It totally blows us away that children are given the chance to buy these ice blocks throughout the day. Or worse, handed them as rewards at school sports events, birthday parties and more. What’s more, they then go back to class and are told to focus, sit still and learn.  Did you know that (alarmingly) up to 80% of a teacher’s days can be spent controlling behaviour in the classroom due to hyperactivity. Don't be alarmed, we always have an option or two, because no one want to miss out, right! We are excited to say that there are a couple of fantastic, and super yummy choices out there. Proud and Punch and Smooze are among our favourites. There are other 'ok-ish' options as well, that are much better choices than the chemical mess above. The standard lemonade icy-pole being one of them. Links & Resources Additive free made easy online course: www.additivefreemadeeasy.com Register for our Free 7-day additive & preservative free challenge starting 25 September 17 > https://www.sistermixin.com/challenge Nutritional panel links for: Superdooper>https://www.woolworths.com.au/shop/productdetails/21662/zooper-dooper-8-cosmic-flavours Quelch> https://www.woolworths.com.au/shop/productdetails/49156/quelch-fruit-sticks-ice-blocks Proud and Punch> http://www.proudandpunch.com.au/product/orange-you-glad/ Smooze > https://www.woolworths.com.au/shop/productdetails/939336/smooze-simply-coconut

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  • Episode #77 - Realising How Far I've Come- Tracey's Story

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    Why are we always so quick to see the negative things in life, yet it seems to take us a lot longer to see the positive - why is that?  It just seems a bit easier, I suppose (BTW I have no answers here people, sorry). I do know, that lately, I am trying really hard to focus on the positive things a lot more and express my love, respect and gratitude to those around me, and let me share why... After a series of events took place recently, I realised that I had no idea just how far we had travelled down the path of additive and preservative free. That was until my husband pointed it out to me. During a particularly crazy week in my household, where life got in the way of our regular eating habits, things went a bit haywire. Rude and obnoxious kids. Mood swings and intolerance from everyone. No one sleeping very well. It was not a nice household, let me tell you that. The crunch came when my eldest contracted Influenza B and hubby returned from the doctors with some bright pink drink and a box of throat lozenges (because it was a virus, they don't give antibiotics, so there was nothing the doctors could really do). I can tell you my reaction was anything but nice (if you listen to the podcast you will hear me discuss this in more detail). After sharing my total disgust (for this concoction of chemicals) towards my husband (in a manner very unbecoming), and telling him that I have a box full of natural remedies, that actually work, I stormed off into my office and went back to work for the rest of the day. Later that evening, when I had calmed down, I decided to discuss this with my poor hubby, and this is what led to my epiphany moment. My journey into eating additive and preservative free was a lot further along than I realised. My families additive and preservative free habits were a lot better than I had given them credit for. I had not taken time to sit back and show any respect to my family, or myself in this area of my life. I had not celebrated the small wins, the things that had improved and evolved. So many things have changed in my pantry, fridge and freezer - way too many to count. My laundry and cleaning products are totally natural and mostly homemade. My whole makeup range has changed to 100% natural. The body products I use, including fake tan, shampoo and conditioners, body wash etc are all 100% natural and organic. I no longer use perfume full of synthetic ingredients. I no longer burn candles that can damage my hormones due to the synthetic scent, instead I use essential oils. My girls are far more aware and use a much more natural solution on their skins (for the most part). Don't get me wrong, they are still teenagers and love to be like all their friends, so still buy a few things I am not totally happy with, but they also love using coconut oil as a face wash, they love making their own body scrubs and are in love with diffusing essential oils in their rooms. They are also making better food choices when I am not around. They look at ingredients, they notice how it makes them feel. They choose a boost juice over a thick shake. They have come a long way and I had never, ever noticed. Anyway, I guess to cut a long story short, it is great to sit down sometimes and really have a look at your progress, because I am sure, just like me, you will find you are further along than you realise. ) Tracey This podcast is great to tune in to, if you’re wondering how to transition from using chemical cleaning products, to more natural remedies and also on eating additive and preservative free. We have some great pointers on how to integrate your new way of chemical-free living with your family in an inspiring way.                                                                                         Links & Resources Register for our Free 7-day additive & preservative free challenge starting 25 September  https://www.sistermixin.com/challenge Additive Free Made Easy - registrations are always open for our signature program.

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  • Episode #76 - Alisa's Product from 123 Nourish Me

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    Alissa’s passion for kid’s health and hidden ingredients is clear to see, and in this episode we hear all about Alissa’s journey into creating her own beautiful chemical-free, organic company. With multiple degree changes, Alissa has a colourful background in naturopathy, nutrition and complimentary medicine but her passion for her products came from simply being a mum! She’s a fierce believer that we’re not just what we eat, but we’re also what we absorb. She shares her views on all the chemicals found in lotions and everyday bathroom products that are increasing kid’s toxic loads straight from birth. Alissa gives us a rundown on the gentle, organic ingredients featuring in her top products. Without naming and shaming mainstream market products, we cringe over the shocking ingredients that you might be using every day on your children’s skin. We also hear about packaging, such as using plastic for natural products and why it’s worth using glass, both for your health and for the environment.  We hear about the challenges around the many laws of manufacturing sunscreen, chemicals that are linked to cancer and the journey Alissa has been on in creating (and soon to be launching!) her very own sunscreen range.   Links & Resources Coupon Code: 15% discount for entire product range- use code “SISTER” Website: https://123nourishme.com.au/ Facebook @123nourishme Instagram @123nourishme Sistermixn Facebook/Insta www.facebook.com/thermoliciousfood/ www.instagram.com/sistermixin/ Additive free made easy: www.additivefreemadeeasy.com/

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  • Episode #75 - The Secrets of MSG with Alisa Latto

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    We know from personal experience how overwhelming and confusing the subject of additives and preservatives can be, so today we are lucky enough to be talking to Alisa about all the details!   We get all the goss on MSG, including the common types of food to lookout for, in finding this nasty little ingredient. We hear about the marketing secrets and labelling laws that still allow MSG in our food under stealth names or numbers. Alisa talks about what goes on chemically within the body when you eat MSG and how it is processed through the system. We hear about the bio availability of two completely different types of MSG, one being synthetic and one being perfectly formed in nature. You won’t want to miss our conversation about how MSG interferes with your taste bud receptors and tricks your appetite into thinking you’re still hungry! Alisa really enforces the need to become ingredient detectors, when your children are young as normal food like vegetables, just can’t compete with the taste of MSG once that taste has been established. There are various behavioural issues linked to MSG and we talk about how food has dramatically changed over the last 50 years, and what you can do to take your diet back to nature.   Links & Resources Website: https://123nourishme.com.au/ Facebook @123nourishme Instagram @123nourishme Sistermixn Facebook/Insta https://www.facebook.com/thermoliciousfood/ https://www.instagram.com/sistermixin/ Additive free made easy: https://www.additivefreemadeeasy.com/

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  • Episode #74 - Our Top Five Favourite Essential Oils for Cleaning

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    Cleaning is not exactly something everyone has on the top of their list of favourite things to do, however many of us will agree that we do love to have a clean house. If you have kids, then you’ll know all too well the challenges of never ending housekeeping! In this episode, you’ll learn a whole lot of ways you can implement essential oils into your cleaning routine for a more enjoyable experience. Our modern day cleaning products are jam packed with harmful chemicals (not to mention they are expensive). Let us share all the implications of using these products, including the bigger environmental perspective. We'll walk you through our top five alternative cleaning products we make by using essential oils. From old wives’ cleaning methods to modern day tricks, combining essential oils with natural agents such as bi-carb, coconut oil or lemon, you won’t look back to toxic commercial cleaning products, after you realise what you’ve been missing out on all along! You’ll learn all the benefits of swapping to essential oils, and you’ll be surprised by some not-so-well-known essential oils and their many uses throughout the home. In this podcast, we go into depth, not just about cleaning tips, but also on which essential oils are great for repelling common household bugs, deodorising dishwashers and freshening up fabrics. There’s no doubt about it, you’ll be hearing a lifetime of amazing advice for keeping your house toxic free! Links & Resources Essential Oil Blog Posts https://www.sistermixin.com/essentialoils-doterra/ https://www.doterra.com/US/en/blog/diy-bathroom-soft-scrub https://www.sistermixin.com/our-top-five-essential-oils-for-cleaning-40-ways/ Our Sistermixin oily tribe https://www.facebook.com/groups/814406098658487/ https://www.sistermixin.com/instructions Sistermixin Facebook/Instagram https://www.facebook.com/thermoliciousfood/ https://www.instagram.com/sistermixin/

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  • Episode #73 – doTERRA Lifelong Vitality Pack and Its Benefits

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    After Jo embarked on a doTERRA 30 day challenge, we decided we should share just how much our health has benefited from these incredible supplement packs. After the challenge, Jo tells her personal story of forgetting to take her supplements for 10 days, through the stress and business of life. It wasn’t until she stopped taking them, when she realised how good she felt on them. While we can’t promise to explain anything on a scientific level, even though everything is science backed, instead we discuss the impact of stress on our bodies, particularly on a cellular level and how these supplements can support you. If you’re constantly feeling sluggish and tired then you’ll gain some insight into why. From metabolism to immune support, stress management, circulation and everything in between, you’ll learn how this vitality pack truly complements your health. You’ll find out how you can signup for wholesale prices and even how to receive this entire pack for free! By listening to this episode, we hope to take away the overwhelming decisions, when it comes to all the different types of supplements you should be taking, and bundle them all into the doTERRA vitality pack. If you’re interested in a FREE dōTERRA Lifelong Vitality Pack® ($153.00 AUD Retail Value), you’ve got until Aug 31 to get them for free! – Simply order an enrolling order over 100pv – Order the following month with an order over 100pv and they’ll be posted to you! check out terms and conditions here Want to know more about the LLV? Watch Jo’s Facebook Live Signing up wholesale with doTERRA: https://www.sistermixin.com/instructions/ The primary causes of stress with Damien Kristof : www.sistermixin.com/podcast65/ Instagram: @sistermixin Facebook page Email: info@sistermixn.com Nutrient reference values: www.nrv.gov.au/nutrients

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  • Episode #72 - Our Top Ten Tips on How We Achieve More in Our Days

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    Since we began recording Sistermixin podcast, we have learnt exponential amounts of knowledge on a huge variety of topics from all the amazing people we interview. In this episode we share all the best tips that will dramatically improve your lifestyle and help you to spring out of bed in the morning! Do you find yourself glued to your phone on social media at bedtime? Perhaps you finish watching TV and roll straight into bed. We discuss how limiting screen time at night, can dramatically improve sleep quality and stress levels,and the top habits you can pass onto your kids. We discuss all the benefits of starting a food diary linking the type of food you eat, to how you feel afterwards, including removing harmful chemicals from your diet and the impact it has on your overall energy. It’s just so important to create routines in your family that allow you to sleep at the same time each night and have your body follow its natural routine. We talk about why early bed and early rise, helps you to squeeze much more time into your day. We found out through some of our great interviews over the past few months, that it’s so vital to dedicate pockets of time to yourself. We talk about how utilizing your workday lunch hour for exercise, will see you powering through the rest of the afternoon with energy. We discuss the benefits of daily mediation and intention setting, holistic health care and much, much more. Links & Resources https://www.additivefreemadeeasy.com/ Ep71 -https://www.sistermixin.com/podcast71/ The exploration of our sleep habits https://www.sistermixin.com/podcast23/ https://www.sistermixin.com/podcast24/ Ep62 https://www.sistermixin.com/podcast62/ Ep3 https://www.sistermixin.com/podcast3/ https://itunes.apple.com/au/app/active-cardio-yoga-barre-hiit-workouts/id684484023?mt=8 https://itunes.apple.com/au/app/calm-meditation-to-relax-focus-sleep-better/id571800810?mt=8 https://www.facebook.com/thermoliciousfood/ https://www.instagram.com/sistermixin/

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  • Episode #71 - Our Top Five Self Care Strategies

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    For all our mumma listeners, this episode is for you! We discuss the self-care rituals you may have had before children, but how it takes a back seat when your kids become your priority. Stress can become an overwhelming factor when you become a parent. However, we talk about the importance of self-care and self-love and how you really need to take time out just for you. We also talk about the need to say no to the things that will only cause more stress. It makes such a difference in your life to surround yourself with positive people. We discuss why it’s OK to break out of friendships that consistently bring you down. There’s no doubt about it, life gets busy, but we talk about the little pockets of time you can really take advantage of and dedicate solely to yourself. However you achieve your self care goals, it’s all about doing the things that make you feel better and to live life more fully. Links & Resources Episode 67 with Paul Benson financial planner – How to be financially ready to start a family Financial autonomy podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/financial-autonomy/id1248168458?mt=2

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  • Episode #70 - Our Top Five Budget Tips

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    In this episode, we share our top five tips to better budgeting and we’re on a mission to help you reach your financial goals! Money doesn’t have to be stressful and once you can get a grasp on what’s going out of your bank account, you’ll feel much more confident in meeting your financial goals and targets. Do you find yourself in the habit of spending more than you earn? In today’s society this is all too easy to do! We talk about interest free traps and ways to break out of this cycle and get ahead. We discuss the advantages of setting up a separate bank account, for bills alone, and how this helps with your daily spending over the course of the year. If you have teenagers, this is a great episode to tune into as we touch on the importance of teaching them about finances, especially if they’ve started working part time or saving for their first car. We find this guidance absolutely invaluable for setting them up for financial responsibility. We go through everything from setting realistic time frames, meal planning and the benefits of high interest saving accounts. By the end of this episode, you’ll feel pretty inspired to reach your financial goals and dreams! Links & Resources Episode 67 with Paul Benson financial planner – How to be financially ready to start a family Financial autonomy podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/financial-autonomy/id1248168458?mt=2 Meals Made Easy: https://mealsmadeeasy.recipes/ Sistermixin: www.sistermixin.com/ Instagram @sistermixn

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  • Episode #69 - Our Top Five Episodes

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    In this podcast we cover five of our top downloaded podcasts ever and why you should go back and listen to them right now! If you’re fairly new to Sistermixin, then you may have missed out on some epic episodes from back in the days! We also cover our personal favourites and all the highlights of these episodes. There’s no limit to the range of topics we cover and not surprisingly, some of our most personal interviews have turned out to be the most popular ones. It’s pretty clear to see that real people, telling real stories, and not sugar coating anything will always bring out your own authentic side and truly touch your heart. We talk about all the interesting people we interviewed from yeast infections to body issues and common magnesium deficiencies.If you missed our very first episode we ever recorded, we cover why we started our Sistermixin' journey including Jo’s daughter Eva’s reaction to additives and preservatives and her legacy behind what we do! Links & Resources Meals made Easy: https://mealsmadeeasy.recipes/ Top 5 episodes Episode 4: Yeast Infections:https://www.sistermixin.com/podcast4/ Episode 2: Jules Galloway and that thigh gap: https://www.sistermixin.com/podcast2/                                 •(she now has her very own podcast show here:http://julesgalloway.com/category/podcast/) Episode 1: Welcome to the Whole Circle: https://www.sistermixin.com/podcast1/ Episode 5: Jo’s personal story starting additive free https://www.sistermixin.com/podcast5/ Episode 3: Zinc and Magnesium with Naomi Judge: https://www.sistermixin.com/podcast3/ Tracey’s favourite episode: The Boy that was Allergic to All Food https://www.sistermixin.com/podcast12/ Jo’s favourite episode: All Things Poop https://www.sistermixin.com/podcast50/ 10% discount code on The Juice Detox Deodorant - podcastjuice

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  • Episode #68 - Debrief from Additive Free Made Easy Past Rounds

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    Every round of our E-course, we have someone share why they started the course in the first place. We are just blown away by the responses and go through a range of emotions from crying to laughing out loud. One thing we noticed is the ever increasing amount of children being diagnosed with behavioural issues and your concrete proof that additives are at the centre of these issues. We are so proud of the awareness being raised and how a potential lifetime of medication is being avoided for your kid’s labelled behavioural issues. Jo touches on her personal story of how she treated her daughter Eva’s ADHD and the additives she recognized as being a key link to the way she behaves. We have heard all your amazing stories about taking your kids off medication, or massively lowering the dosage with an improvement in the foods your family are eating. We talk about your common hurdles when going additive free, such as telling your children’s grandparents what new diet changes and restrictions are happening when it’s their time to babysit. We are so happy with this community we have created! Our little Facebook group helps you to keep on track and has great support and accountability. Links & Resources Additive free made easy: http://www.additivefreemadeeasy.com/ Jo’s personal story starting additive free https://www.sistermixin.com/podcast5/ Tracey’s personal story: https://www.sistermixin.com/podcast7/

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  • Episode #67 - How to be Financially Ready to Start a Family with Paul Benson

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    Today we are lucky to have Paul on the show who has been a financial planner for over 15 years. He is a father to two boys and recently started a podcast Financial Autonomy as he recognised a need for advice around every day financial challenges. If you’re thinking about starting a family, we talk about an abundance of topics that may not have even crossed your mind until this point. We ask Paul about what it truly means to be financially strong and having a handle on your cash flow before your baby arrives. We chat about the best time to narrow down to living off one wage and private health vs the public system when it comes to the birth. We talk about the many government benefits that are set up to help you out such as paid parental leave, family tax benefits, newborn payments and childcare rebates. We discuss our personal experiences on getting caught up in buying the best and newest prams, cots and high chairs and sneaky ways that marketers in the baby industry play on your vulnerabilities as a new parent. This podcast focuses predominately on ways to financially make it through the first 12 months of your newborn arriving home, rather than overwhelming yourself thinking about years down the track. Links & Resources Website: http://financialautonomy.com.au/ Financial Autonomy Podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/financial-autonomy/id1248168458?mt=2

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  • Episode #66 - Differently Wired with Debbie Reber

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    Today we’re chatting with Debbie who runs a website called TILT parenting which provides an abundance of insight and inspiration to parents with differently wired kids. She affectionately uses this term rather than disability or disorder and has her own differently wired 12-year-old son with ADHD and aspergers. We hear about Debbie’s very many challenges of bringing up her son and how she didn’t have any sign posts to help her out along the way.  As an author and former kid’s TV executive, Debbie has taken her gift of connecting and creating communities to become an advocate to parents dealing with similar situations. Debbie talks about the unnecessary social stigma attached to those that are different and how it can create isolation and separation.She dives into the ins and outs of home schooling her boy in a foreign country and how he is thriving with his curriculum. We also raise issues about the traditional educational model and how it is outdated in many aspects.  If you know of a close friend or family member that is differently wired, you’ll gain a fresh insight into how you can approach the many unique aspects of their lives.                                                                                                Links & Resources Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tiltparenting/ Debbie's Website: www.tiltparenting.com The Tilt Podcast : www.tiltparenting.com/podcasts/ Sara Dean at The Shameless Mom podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/podcast/id1092674204?mt=2&ls=1 Additive Free Made Easy: http://www.additivefreemadeeasy.com/

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  • Episode #65 - Stress - The Primary Causes with Dr Damian Kristof

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    Today we are chatting with Dr Kristof, or Damo as he much prefers to be called! Damo proudly wears three hats as a nutritionist, naturopath and chiropractor and is an absolute wealth of knowledge. He is clearly passionate and driven to share information that has the power to transform lives. In this episode we talk about all things stress and Damo breaks down the elements of stress, how it branches out and effects different areas of our lives, from the initial physical stress as we are born into this world and even the chemical stress from every day products we use. If you work seated all day in a sedentary office job, then you’ll want to tune in on this hot topic that is currently receiving a lot of media attention. Love your coffee too?Well we hear some amazing facts on the long term consequences of having coffee on an empty stomach or early in the morning before food that you may not be aware of. We’re taken through the primitive flight or fight response system and what it means in our modern day lives, including our common hormonal responses. We also hear simple tips on how not to bring stress back into the home after a busy day in the office. Links & Resources The Wellness Couch podcast: thewellnesscouch.com Avoiding office stress podcast: thewellnesscouch.com/shows/episode-36-avoiding-office-stress Crack your stress code online seminar: damiankristof.com/premium-content/watch-crack-your-stress-code/ Forage cereal: www.sistermixin.com/product/forage-bircher-gluten-free/ Episode #17 – Top 5 Tips to Get More Active For Free

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  • Episode #64 - Shakti Mats - The Hidden Benefits

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    Today we are chatting with John who sent us a Shakti mat about a year ago, but we won’t lie, we have been a little intimidated by it and haven’t used it all that much. But in this episode John takes the time to explain all of the life changing health benefits that he’s personally seen after showing around 20,000 people how it actually works! John shares some of the best feedback he has received. John describes why it’s worth pushing through the initial discomfort when first laying down on the spiky mat and how your body begins to release endorphins, boost circulation and release tension through pressure points. We also learn how to target specific muscle groups and the athletes that are increasing recovery time and performance by using the Shakti Mat. We hear about John’s personal trips to India to see for himself that the mats are made ethically throughout the production process from A-Z. Links & Resources Website: https://www.shaktimats.com.au/ Instagram: @shaktimatsNZ Facebook: ShaktimatsNZ

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  • Episode #63 - Acupuncture, Should We or Shouldn't We?

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    We steal Anne for her first ever podcast and hear about all things acupuncture. There’s something about acupuncture (mostly the needles) that really put people off giving it a go! But we learn that a doctor’s needle is actually 500x thicker than an acupuncture needle. Anne explains all the many ailments she has treated from simple back pain to trouble sleeping, quitting smoking, helping the body to deal with stress from physical to mental, all the way to hormonal issues. We learn about the medical, scientific, physical and spiritual perspective of acupuncture and how so many women that Anne treats, think that certain ailments are normal in their body, when in fact they are actually abandoning their health We really go into depth in this episode, where we’re filled in on the meridians that run through our bodies, and common areas of the body where you might be blocking energy. It’s amazing to hear Anne’s stories of clients with simple back pain, actually having ailments at much deeper levels If you have been curious about acupuncture for a while, you’ll be blown away by the improvements it can add to your life.

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