Resolve to Improve Your Health and Vitality in 2018 Part 1

Improve Your Health and Vitality

Are you making hard-to-follow New Year diet resolutions to improve your health? If that hasn’t worked for you in the past perhaps it’s time for something new.

Breaking your goal into smaller, more achievable goals can bring amazing results – you just need some time, patience and a dash of discipline.

Maybe these could be some resolutions for 2018

Drink plenty of water

Water is fat-free, cheap and gives your body needed hydration. Eight classes a day is a good target. Does it sound tough? Start by thinking smaller.

Begin your day by drinking a glass of water on your empty stomach. If you want to have some more variety, add a splash of your beverage to a glass of water first. Or, try a squeeze of your favorite citrus. Just try to drink more water than yesterday. This way you’ll stay hydrated and reap the benefits water brings to your body.

Lower your sugar intake

Resolve to reduce your intake of sugar. Again, this does not need to happen overnight. A slower change will allow your taste buds to adjust as well as your pantry! Begin by making yourself more aware of your sugar intake. For many people this isn’t the sugar they add to coffee or tea (although that doesn’t help) but it’s hidden in their daily food choices.

When you become aware of what you’re consuming, start to opt for healthier alternatives such as yoghurt, whole foods and nuts

Resist your food cravings and stop snacking

Often certain activities make us feel hungry – for example watching movies with friends after dinner, you can develop a craving for snacks and sweet or alcoholic drinks.  This is something you need to keep in check.

Be mindful of what and when you’re eating. Pay attention to what you’re eating and think of the day’s foods as a whole.

If you are still finding it difficult to stop yourself from nibbling, then make your hands busy, drink a glass of water or have a cup of tea (hold the sugar!)

Add more prebiotics and probiotics to your diet

Prebiotics are non-digestible and natural food components that help in promoting the growth of beneficial bacteria in your gut. Some of the best sources of prebiotics are garlic, bananas, soybeans, whole-wheat bread and onions.

Probiotics, on the other hand, help in repopulating intestinal bacteria so that it can balance gut flora. Some of the best sources of probiotics are kefir, yogurt and miso.

If you want to improve your overall health, incorporating probiotics and prebiotics into your everyday diet will be a good step in the right direction.

Go for the rainbow

Resolve to include a variety of vitamins in your diet. In order to ensure this, include as many colors as you can while cooking a dish. Of course, this is mainly vegetables and sometimes fruits.

Check in with us in 2 weeks for some more great tips!


Christmas Wishes from InnerOrigin

Dear Community (Customers, Advocates, Merchants Suppliers and Staff),

We would like to take this opportunity wish you the complements of the season and to thank you all for participating in the vision of our InnerOrigin Community. It has been an empowering and rewarding journey so far as we have seen people’s lives transform in so many ways; physical, mental, emotional and financial.

Our Merchant Suppliers have gained access to customers and evangelists who are in support of their products and services, understand their passion and commitment, and appreciate the value they bring to the community. Their specials, promotions and refinements have empowered the journey.

We have observed Advocates growing in self-confidence, ability and skill as they embrace their new home based businesses with passion and commitment. They see InnerOrigin for what it is, a movement, a revolution, and an opportunity to change the way we all do business with each other. They get the idea of building a sustainable business eco system that empowers the customer, advocate and merchant alike, each getting an opportunity to win from interaction and engagement within the community.

Our staff have shown incredible commitment and dedication to the task of supporting our community, doing more than they are paid for, going beyond the normal requirements expected of any employee and truly understanding that they impact many lives with their decisions and actions.

Our patient and supportive shareholders have been encouraged by the amazing results we have achieved in 13 short months of business operations with the pending expansion into the New Zealand market, the Daigou markets in China and the preparations for the opening of the USA, this ambitious project is gaining momentum and traction as it creates Australian start-up history.

Finally, our loyal customers have really made it all worthwhile. They have seen InnerOrigin provide access for remote communities, value for money, standard pricing, shipping and education as an easy way to making what you put in, on and around your body the path to wellness.

2017 has been exciting, challenging and inspirational and it augers well for 2018.

Warmest Regards
& Merry Christmas




Don’t Crash Diet, Improve Your Nutrition in 4 Easy Ways

Don't Crash Diet, Improve Your Nutrition in 4 Easy Ways

Your health is affected by the food that you eat.  Having said that if you would like to feel healthier and lose weight, crash dieting and making radical changes to your food habits are often unsustainable and counterproductive choices.

So what can you do instead? Taking small but positive steps towards improving your nutrition and creating healthy food habits may produce slower results but these small steps work! Over time, small changes in your daily food habits can make a big difference in your overall health. Here are some ideas to start you on your journey.

Include more protein in your everyday diet

A high metabolic rate burns more calories. Protein increases your metabolic rate. According to studies, a diet that includes high protein gives metabolism a boost by 80 to 100 calories a day. Protein also tends to reduce your hunger, which, in turn, means you eat less. There are many other benefits that protein offers your health such as lower blood pressure, stronger bones, and increased muscle mass.

Good sources of protein include eggs, fish, meat, seafood, poultry, legumes and beans and full-fat dairy products.

Eat lots of fruits and green vegetables

Yep, you’ve heard this before. Fruits and green vegetables contain vital vitamins for your body’s optimum function. Including them in your diet will have a positive effect on your overall health. If you are busy, work long hours, and feel time-poor, fresh fruits are a simple, no preparation snack to have on hand.

Replace unhealthy oils and fats with good oils and fats

Avoid refined vegetable oils as well as trans fats. They have an excessive amount of Omega-6 fatty acids which can increase your risk of cancer and heart disease. Health benefits can be gained from replacing these with saturated or monounsaturated fats which you can get from avocado oil, olive oil as well as coconut oil.

Don’t skip your breakfast!

Breakfast really is the most important meal of the day.  It’s a fallacy that skipping breakfast will help you lose weight and in fact, can have the opposite effect. Yes, missing breakfast can actually make you gain weight!

Creating a healthy eating pattern is a marathon, not a sprint. Quick, radical changes can yield results but these too are often short-lived.

Focus on how your diet makes you feel, and adopt long-term healthier habits. You’ll find that your weight will balance itself out along the way.

Inner Origin – Marketplace of Wellness

Marketplace of Wellness

BY Inner Origin

At Inner Origin – We are a revolution in health and wellness, delivering wholesome and natural products — sourced predominantly from the communities we live in to provide for the community we serve.

It’s an exciting new way to shop, and to live, creating a path to emotional, material and wellness abundance!

When it comes to a healthy diet, we all know the concept of “you only get out what you put in.” It’s catchy and serves as a healthy reminder to put down those greasy chips and pick up a health bar instead when snack-time beckons.

But often it’s not that simple, because that health bar might not be as healthy as advertised. Or even as bad (or worse) than the chips themselves.

With many of the brands we find in supermarkets, labels and advertising can be difficult to understand and even misleading. … Think “sports drinks” with more sugar than Coke and “natural scrubs” with an ingredient list that reads like a laundry powder box. Sound familiar?

It was experiences such as these which led to the launch of InnerOrigin, an alternative marketplace for healthy and innovative products. With a mission of putting the truth back on labels, InnerOrigin helps Australians gain easy access to healthy products that have previously been difficult to purchase from boutique Australian companies such as Tripod Coffee, Taste Nirvana and Zeosoft.

The company has captured the attention of some of Australia’s biggest and most respected sporting and entertainment figures. Aussie surfing legend Layne Beachley, musician Kirk Pengilly, and popular television presenter Sophie Falkiner have all become part of the InnerOrigin community as ambassadors and advocates.

They joined renowned cardiologist, Dr Ross Walker, to help launch the company in Australia last month as part of a vibrant, national roadshow which has attracted hundreds of Australians with a passion for health and wellbeing, sustainable shopping and transparency.

InnerOrigin was developed by David Nomchong and Sally-Anne Ferguson who like many Australians became disillusioned and frustrated by the lack of truly healthy food options available in Australian supermarkets.

With this in mind, they sought to create a health and wellness marketplace of their own which connects smaller boutique suppliers who are passionate about health and wellbeing to customers who have until now have been bereft of true choice.

Due to misleading information and mislabelling, they believe many people don’t know what they are putting into their bodies; and this can have major repercussions on their overall health.

This may ring true for many Australians who don’t understand why they aren’t feeling 100 per cent… thinking that they are eating good food when actually they aren’t. InnerOrigin is looking to solve this issue by lifting the veil on hidden ingredients and empowering consumers.

Transparency, it’s a simple word that just might be the key to a healthier lifestyle and a more sustainable shopping experience.


Why switch over to natural cosmetics from expensive manufactured brands?

natural makeup

By Brian Haupt, Inner Health advocate

We’ve all grown up with expensive and well-known makeup brands. TV, radio, Internet, and fashion magazines have given these brands a lot of exposure without discussing the dark side of these well-known beauty brands.

Cosmetic giants may not care about your health but you should. It’s about your skin after all.  Read on for 4 good reasons why switching to natural cosmetics is a must.

1. Soft and gentle on your skin

Natural makeup contains nutrients which benefit and nourish our skin.
Natural makeup contains minerals such as magnesium, calcium, zinc oxide and mica. Added botanical ingredients like tea tree oil, rosemary extracts, and green tea, protect your skin from dirt and damage.

Other manufactured brands of makeup contain chemicals which are harsh and have a negative impact on skin, especially, sensitive skin. Natural makeup is a better choice for sensitive skin, as it is less irritating and improves the overall condition of your skin.

2. Sun protection

Natural makeup contains three main ingredients – titanium oxide, zinc oxide, and iron oxide. These offer sun protection and reduce premature aging of the skin. This also decreases the risk of skin cancer as it contains fewer chemicals compared to manufactured brands cosmetics. Titanium oxide which is found in natural makeup provides an additional ultraviolet protection with its built-in SPF 15. Natural makeup also provides sun protection against UVA rays and UVB rays as it contains zinc oxide.

3. Provides protection to future generations

Makeup rich in chemicals has been shown to adversely affect the skin. Manufactured brands have even been linked to birth defects. Recently, a well-known household baby brand, mainly manufacturing baby products, was found to be linked to cancer.

Pregnant women using products such as shampoos, fragrances, cosmetics and nail polishes, containing large quantities of chemicals, may be more likely to have children who with disruptive behavior years later.
Children are innocent, and hence shouldn’t be the victims of the adult behavior and habits.

4. Gives a glowing skin

Natural makeup contains components such as oils, plant extracts and other natural ingredients which help in moisturizing and soothing the skin. Natural makeup is formulated without the use of pesticides, synthetics, herbicides and other harmful ingredients.

Our Inner Origin range of natural makeup is available here.

Jennifer Hinds founder of NAS Cosmetics

“Make-up was never living up to my expectations. Tired of wasting money trying countless brands, I decided that my lesson had been learned and I was now prepared to pay a premium price to use the best on the market. The product, I chose to purchase, was marketed as the products for film and television, and desperate for that “flawless” look, I went ahead and purchased a foundation for $90.

The product itself had a pungent odor and after using it for a week or so, I became nauseous whenever I applied it and had constant headaches. Deciding it must be ‘off’, I returned the product for an exchange, learning that this was, in fact, the true product, and I was having an overreaction.

It was at this moment, I decided that I would expose this industry by empowering women to become conscious consumers and make informed choices about choosing their makeup and in turn, other personal care items.
I vowed that I would make my own and I would do it in two weeks. As with small business, the two-part was correct however, I got the weeks and years very mixed up.”

NAS Cosmetics produces NATURAL, AUSTRALIAN & SAFE make-up and is dedicated to educating women on the importance of the motto “Know your Ingredients”



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