LIFE IS ALL ABOUT BALANCE WITH BROOKE MEREDITH
HOW CAN A NATUROPATH IMPROVE MY HEALTH AND HAPPINESS?
Founder. Editor in chief. Certified wellness coach. Model. Creative Director. Is there anything Brooke Meredith can’t do? If you’ve ever sat down at a Melbourne cafe, you’ve probably spotted her hugely successful (and free!) magazine, A Conscious Collection, where her team of experts dish out health advice for every area of life.
After a whirlwind year and a stint in Los Angeles, Brooke managed to squeeze us into her very busy schedule to chat about something we totally relate to: creating a balanced life.
IN CONVERSATION WITH: MARNEY JURY FROM SUM OF US
Can you believe naturopaths have been around for more than 2000 years? It’s believed that Hippocrates, a Greek physician, developed the concept of “the healing power of nature”. Yet somehow, in 2018, the idea of a naturopath is still confusing to a lot of people. Most of us have heard of a naturopath, but we’re still unsure about what they can actually do for our health, and how it differs from traditional Western medicine.
EATING OUT? THESE ARE THE HEALTHIEST MENU ITEMS TO CHOOSE
There are lots of people in the wellness industry we admire, but Marney Jury has to be one of our favourites. As a physiotherapist and founder of popular Melbourne wellness studio, Sum of Us, she practices a healthy, happy life that we can all learn something from!
We caught up with Marney to talk about her health philosophy, diet and exercise regime, and the daily rituals that set her up for a successful day, every single day.
ON REPEAT: 7 HEALTH PODCASTS WE’RE LISTENING TO
A diet that’s abundant in lots of fresh fruit and vegetables, whole grains and good fats is amazing - it helps us to feel bright, energised and on track in our day-to-day life. But the trouble with maintaining a healthy diet is that it’s not always easy (or fun) - especially when eating out!
At Kreol, we believe in balance, which means enjoying the occasional lunch or dinner out to celebrate a special occasion, or because you really couldn’t be bothered cooking. This doesn’t mean your entire regime needs to fall apart; it’s just about making the smartest decisions at the dinner table.
Here, our favourite nutritionist Steph Wearne of Body Good Foodshares her best tips for staying on track while dining out, and the healthiest menu items to look out for.
IS THERE A LINK BETWEEN A HEALTHY GUT AND A HEALTHY MIND?
Aren’t podcasts the best? Before they were invented, we’d have to slave away in front of a computer screen or scour through books, attempting to research and learn about a topic we were interested in. Now, we’re able to learn about absolutely anything we want… for free… at the touch of a button… while we’re driving a car. We have access to the world’s top leaders and their pearls of wisdom in every category, from beauty to business, sports to spirituality.
One of our favourite topics to learn about on-the-go is health. Need some advice on nutrition, recipes or food intolerances? No problem. How about exercise tips from an expert trainer? Just here. Keen to learn some strategies to boost your happiness, clear your mind and reduce stress? Right this way…
PREBIOTICS AND PROBIOTICS: WHAT ARE THEY AND WHY ARE THEY GOOD FOR US?
Have you ever experienced any kind of gut issue? Maybe it’s been as simple as feeling bloated after one too many sugary treats, or it’s been as serious as constant pain from a food intolerance.
Either way, most of us know this isn’t a good time for our tummy, but think harder: when you’ve experienced bloating, gas, stomach cramps or another kind of gut issue, how did you feel mentally? Chances are you felt upset, frustrated, embarrassed and not interested in doing anything that involves going outside or seeing people.
There is plenty of scientific evidence linking a healthy gut to a healthy, happy mind - especially if you’re forced to deal with an uncomfortable gut issue on a daily basis, and can’t see a light at the end of the tunnel. An unhappy gut can affect your ability to deal with stress, it restricts the “feel-good” chemicals in your body, and really challenges your self-esteem and confidence.
CHECKING IN: 6 LUXE AUSTRALIAN WELLNESS RETREATS
Let’s be honest: being healthy in 2018 can be kinda tricky. Not because we don’t have enough healthy options (we’re spoilt for choice there), it’s just we don’t understand what a lot of those options actually are. From kimchi to activated almonds to ghee, it can be overwhelming to know what’s really healthy and what we should invite into our pantry.
HOW TO SPRING CLEAN EVERY AREA OF YOUR LIFE
Private jacuzzis, buffet breakfast, massages and facials on demand… It sounds like a typical day on board a cruise or overseas holiday, but it’s actually the itinerary of a remote health and wellness retreat, for those of us who need to recharge our batteries.
Whether you’re constantly feeling run down and burnt out, need to overhaul your diet or are struggling with a major life event, a health and wellness retreat can help to reboot your mind, body and life through a series of daily activities, therapies and nutrition.
Of course, a bit of luxury never goes astray, so we’ve put together our top six luxe wellness getaways that you’ll want to check into ASAP.
There’s something very therapeutic about spring cleaning; it’s like doing a five-day juice cleanse for the soul. Maybe it’s because we’re finally removing things from our life we no longer need (but have hung onto for way too long) or maybe it’s because we feel like proper grown-ups who have their life together? Either way, spring cleaning is a sure-fire way to hit reset and start the new season with a fresh mindset (and house).
But what if we were able to carry that indescribable feeling through to the other areas of our life? What if our body and mind could feel as clean as our home.