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PUBLISHER Kate Bennett EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Jeni Bone

I’m writing this from the inspiring and thoroughly relaxing environs of Eden Health Retreat, the 5-star luxury property dedicated to health and well-being, nestled in the Currumbin Valley. Spending some much-needed “me time” surrounded by nature, the freshest food, a varied range of activities and pampering options has done wonders for the spirit, soul and waistline! Nutritionist and Chef, Georgia Barnes (Masterchef ) leads a talented team in preparing the meals each day. Through hands-on sessions in the kitchen with Georgie, we’ve been guided to healthier options for creating nourishing and delectable dishes that will really make a difference to our appreciation for how we cook and what we eat. How lucky are we, living in this fertile region where our produce comes straight from the farm or the sea to our plate? There’s so much to see and experience all within driving distance: numerous health retreats and resorts, a Hinterland that abounds in World Heritage bushland, walking trails and nature’s diversity, as well as charming villages, B&Bs and more wineries, breweries and artisan food operations that you can poke a stick at! There’s no need to head to the ‘big smoke’ when everything is here at home. We can enjoy a ‘staycation’ at the newly refurbished and rebranded JW Marriott Gold Coast Resort & Spa, take in a show or exhibition at the brilliant world-class cultural centre, HOTA, the farmer’s markets at various locations, and some of the best food, cocktails and coffee in the country! Not to mention the fashion! This issue, we cover a blend of excellent new products, sound advice and expert tips for all aspects of our lives, as well as the benefits of getting back to life’s simpler things: family, friends, health and gratitude. We hope you enjoy every morsel!

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Features 12 The Skinny on Alcohol 26 Cool Down – hot new styles in active wear 28 Ryan Patterson – losing 81kg and gaining a new lease on life 30 Cover Story – Scarlett Johansson 32 Gold Coast Wonder Women – celebrating our high achievers 34 In the Swim – local designers creating waves 40 Travel – Eden Health Retreat 52 Dr Hayley O’Neill – The importance of gut health

56 Men’s Health – Man-opause 60 It’s a Dog’s Life – pet products and health 72 Interior Trends – Home Work

20 Beauty Boosters

SLIM Experts

22 Retro Pop! Make-up to pick you up

13 Leith Jensen – Know Yourself so others can too

24 Thermage – the secret of youth

44 Dr Andrew Cary – Beating the Biological Clock 46 Dr Ben Anderson – Diabetes and Heart Disease 48 Dr Jane Chapman – Help Your Hormones 59 Shakti Selwood – Iridology

68 We Can All Eat That

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6 Publisher’s letter – Kate Bennett 14 Bites – A little bit of this…. a little bit of that

42 Dr Peter Widdowson and Dr Drew Cronin – Lip Lift

66 The Healthy Skin Kitchen

Regular Features

70 New Era Wellness

38 Dr Jason Free Bariatric Surgeon – Weight Hate

64 The Slow Cook

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36 In My Escape Kit – Olivia Scott

54 Super Men – Making the World a better place

62 The CSIRO Women’s Health & Nutrition Guide

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The Skinny on

ALCOHOL DURING COVID LOCKDOWN AND “ISO”, 70 PERCENT OF PEOPLE REPORTED DRINKING MORE THAN USUAL. THANKFULLY WITH THE RISE OF NON-ALCOHOLIC AND LOW-SUGAR ALTERNATIVES, THERE ARE OTHER OPTIONS OUT THERE.

It’s no surprise alcoholic drinks are high in sugar but add to it the biological impact it has on our bodies; alcohol is one of the worst culprits for inhibiting weight-loss.

so when alcohol is thrown in the mix which can also impact the human growth hormone, testosterone and oestrogen, it becomes a perfect cocktail to blunt our fat burning.”

Happy Healthy You Naturopath, Lauren Jane explains alcohol can hinder weightloss. “Just one and a half drinks can blunt your fat burning by 75 percent,” she says.

Alcohol has become a way of celebrating and enjoying life, and Happy Healthy You understands it can be difficult to turn down a glass of wine at social gatherings. For Lauren, moderation is key.

“The liver helps break down fatty acids to be processed for energy, however when you drink alcohol, you become dehydrated and in turn, your kidney function is impaired which means the liver needs to jump in for support, leaving it unable to retain the same potential for fat burning.”

“As with most balanced diets, drink moderately. My suggestion is to opt for a very low-sugar alcoholic beverage and be sure to have a wholesome low-calorie meal such as veggies and white fish if you are to drink more regularly.

“When drinking, our bodies do not metabolise sugars and fats in the same way. The food in our system preferentially goes to fat storage because alcohol is first used for energy,” Lauren adds.

“It’s not easy going cold turkey so embrace it when you must and enjoy the moment.”

“Excessive alcohol consumption also depletes our liver’s stores of glutathione, an antioxidant that helps neutralise the toxic effects of alcohol; without it, we feel hungover, and this leads many of us to make poor food choices which causes weight gain. “Alcohol also has depressant effects, which come from the neurotransmitter GABA. When we drink, we use up more GABA causing us to have less when we go to sleep meaning it’s likely to be more disruptive. Sleep helps our body recover 12 slim magazine winter 2021

Happy Healthy You offers a free eightweek eating plan to help women plan their meals. The company’s online community also offers free advice, support and encouragement via its private Facebook groups. There’s also a range of supplements which use a combination of herbal medicines and nutrients designed to support healthy liver function and hormone balance. Happy Healthy You is an Australianbased health and lifestyle company, established by Olympian, Lisa Curry and Naturopath and Author, Jeff Butterworth, to provide Australian women with information and natural alternatives to hormonal imbalance. More at happyhealthyyou.com.au


Know yourself, so others can too By Leith Jensen

to swoop in and scoop you up, or to just let you deal with it by yourself?

HOW MANY OF US HAVE SAT DOWN AND HONESTLY THOUGHT ABOUT EXACTLY HOW WE LIKE TO BE TREATED?

Conscious awareness of the nuance between what lights us up, and what merely propels us along, and why, can be the first great leap towards true fulfilment in relationships and life. Most people will say they know what they want, but when it gets down to it, they are simply going with the flow. Taking whatever comes their way and making do. Add to this the possibility that many of the behaviours we think we are “attracted to” could actually be dysfunctional patterns we learned in childhood, and we have a pretty wide scope for disappointments and misunderstandings. “The 5 love languages” by Gary Chapman breaks down our personal interaction preferences into 5 types: Words of affirmation, Quality time, Acts of service, Gifts and Touch.

A gift in one person’s eyes may feel like entrapment to another. And touch, Wowee, now that one can be a minefield. The good news is that once we choose to look deeply at ourselves, our motivations, our wants and needs, we will start to be able to communicate them to those closest to us. With personal reflection and clear communication, what once felt like confusion, and random misunderstandings, can be transformed into harmonious, happy and healthy relationships. The possibilities do not stop there either. Have you ever considered what your conflict resolution needs are? If you are upset, do you want those around you

Many people have done the quiz, and know generally which ones they identify with in a love context. But they stop there, without working out what each one actually means to them personally, both in loving and platonic relationships.

If you are crying do you want a big hug, or will that feel claustrophobic and create more stress for you? Some people see standing and fighting as an act of aggression, while others see it as “showing up” for the relationship. Do you want to vent when you’ve had an issue arise or do you want solutions? Every relationship, even the one we have with ourselves could be transformed by simply knowing, and communicating what our needs and expectations are before incidents or situations arise. In fact, from an energetic point of view, the simple act of tuning into ourselves and understanding where our boundaries, beliefs, needs, wants and limitations lie will create change in the way the surrounding world interacts with us. Happy exploring.

LEITH JENSEN The Reconnective Path: Healing bodies, freeing minds, empowering lives

One person’s understanding of quality time, verses someone else’s can be vastly different. What you see as an act of service, could be a massive boundary overstep for someone else.

Tel: 0415 577 776 facebook.com/thereconnectivepath www.leithjensen.com

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bite size A little bit of this... A little bit of that.

Eat the rainbow Getting little ones excited about veggies can be a huge challenge. It’s time to get crafty and let your imagination run wild with colour! The vibrant colours of fruits and vegetables is responsible for their disease fighting and health protecting properties. These plant pigments are phytochemicals that act as antioxidants to protect our cells from damages, cancers and help us maintain a healthy heart.

Nutty nutrition Peanut butter loving Australians won’t have to look further than the spreads aisle to boost their intake of daily goodness with Mayver’s new range of Super Peanut Butters and Tree Nut Butters, that pack in extra nutrients like probiotics and Omega-3. Mayver’s new Super Peanut Butter varieties provide a tasty solution for sneaking more nutrients into diets for children and adults alike. Peanuts are a good natural source of plant-based Omega-3, but for an extra boost, Mayver’s Super Omega-3 Peanut Butter has added flaxseed (ALA), premium organic MCT oil and an Algae based Omega-3 (DHA) to pack in a little more of the good stuff.

Fresh vegetables and fruits are also rich in minerals, Vitamins potassium, magnesium, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, folate as well as dietary fibre. The best way to eat these phytochemicals and nutrients is consumed in foods. Roll’d’s Goi is an example of a Rainbow; the mixed salad base consists of red and white cabbage, pickled carrot and daikon, cucumber, fresh herbs and red chilli as an option. Choose your favourite choice of protein and make it a perfect lunch or dinner. Adding rice vermicelli noodle to make it a Bun for extra fuel. Roll’d specialises in fast, fresh Vietnamese food. For locations visit rolld.com.au

Following the warm reception of Mayver’s Extra Crunchy Peanut Butter, fans of the Dark Roast now get to enjoy 60 percent extra crunch too with Mayver’s Dark Roast Extra Crunchy Peanut Butter. Mayver’s new Smunchy Almond Butter is crafted by lightly roasting the natural nuts in their skins, before being crushed and bottled, leaving real pieces of roasted almond throughout. For those with a sweet tooth, Mayver’s new Hazelnut Cashew and Cacao Butter spread is a deliciously healthy choice for chocolate spread addicts. Sweetened naturally with the goodness of dates and cacao, this nut butter is perfect for spreading on toast, drizzled over ice-cream or eaten by the spoonful from the jar! Available at Woolworths, Coles and independent retailers Australia-wide. RRP from $5 to $8.50, mayvers.com.au 14 slim magazine winter 2021


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Spice rice

Chips for a cause

Favoured by chefs, rice aficionados, and home cooks for over 50 years, global rice leader Tilda adds two allnew flavours to its Australian roster of ‘ready-to-heat’ varieties. Tilda’s Firecracker Basmati rice is sure to bring the heat to any meal. This new flavour blends steamed grains of Tilda Basmati Rice with natural ingredients such as chilli, ginger, Szechuan pepper, soy sauce and garlic to give it a fiery taste. Tilda’s Fragrant Jasmine Rice is ideal for use in South Asian inspired dishes, think a Thai green coconut curry or a hot and spicy pork dish.

Australia’s favourite healthier snack company, Vege Chips, has today announced its official support of the nation’s busiest wildlife hospital and fellow Gold Coast resident, Currumbin Wildlife Hospital. Better still, this versatile rice can see you through to dessert as well, being an excellent base for a rice pudding. Tilda has a host of recipes available online. Each of Tilda’s ready-toheat flavours are gluten-free, vegan and vegetarian-friendly, and dairyfree. Available at Woolworths and independent supermarkets. RRP $3.40. tilda.com

Nutrition shake-up The Fast 800, the online nutrition and lifestyle program, has entered Australia’s ultra-competitive nutritional product industry with a range of shakes.

and small quantities of complex carbohydrates”.

The Fast 800 shakes offer natural, convenient nutrition with no artificial ingredients or added sugar, instead of using a bespoke blend of whole food ingredients and protein sources.

“Just like a Mediterranean-style diet, The Fast 800 shakes will keep you feeling fuller for longer (a great help on your fasting days), help to control blood sugar levels and feed your gut microbiome, which we know is hugely important for overall health and especially immune system function.”

Founder, Dr Michael Mosley said “The Fast 800 shake formulas were designed using the principles of the scientifically-proven Mediterranean diet, which is high in protein and fibre, with moderate amounts of healthy fats

The range has launched with chocolate and vanilla flavours, original using whey protein and vegan using pea protein, with ingredients including almonds, coconut, sunflower seeds and flax seeds.

The partnership will not only include financial contributions from the company itself but will drive direct community awareness and donations by including the iconic hospital’s information across its multi-pack range, with the new branded packaging. Vege Chip Company estimates that if just one in five customers were to donate a gold coin equivalent, the partnership will raise approximately $235,000 in critical funds towards saving Australia’s precious wildlife. In its efforts to engage Australian households in saving the nation’s native animals, Vege Chips will launch a competition to name various baby wildlife animal patients across the year, with winners to have their names immortalised on the ‘Walkways for Wildlife’ path at the Currumbin Wildlife Hospital. Vege Chips Managing Director Rob Crisfield believes the sponsorship will be a natural extension to the brand’s commitment to environmental conservation. “We have been operating locally from our Currumbin factory since our inception more than 30 years ago, and we will continue to support local businesses, especially those who also have a passion and care for our beautiful environment and wildlife. “The Currumbin Wildlife Hospital provides a critical and life-saving service for animals and we are proud to support such an institution in the community.” The Currumbin Wildlife Hospital opened its doors 32 years ago and has grown to be one of the busiest wildlife hospitals in the world, with 2020 the busiest year on record. Admitting almost 14,000 animals in 2020, including almost 600 koalas in 2019, the hospital’s mission is to treat, rehabilitate and release sick, injured and orphaned native wildlife.

RRP $39.99. Available via thefast800.com

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Sweet treats Bonne Maman, an affectionate term for grandmother, embodies the nurturing, tenderness and generosity of our loving mums and grandmas. Their products are staple ‘musthaves’, made according to time-honoured French recipes and tradition.

Love your guts Plant Science introduces the world’s first hemp-based protein prebiotic, Gut-Feeling. Featuring three simple plantbased ingredients, Gut-Feeling is a delicious plant-based source of protein and prebiotics. Made in Australia from cold-pressed, Australian-grown hemp seeds and raw cacao, the premium blend provides an excellent source of dietary fibre, helping to support the health and function of the gastrointestinal tract and restore beneficial gut bacteria, optimising overall health, immunity, mood and well-being. Plant Science was founded by two PhD scientists (Dr Hayley O’Neill and Dr David Stapleton) and a farmer (Mike Nagorcka),

The latest additions to the range are two limited edition conserves: Bonne Maman Rhubarb and Strawberry Conserve, and Bonne Maman Pineapple and Passion Fruit Conserve.

who say they “harness the unique synergy of innovative Aussie farmers and scientists to create simple, yet powerful, plant-based products”. Gut-Feeling can be added to your favourite smoothie, smoothie bowl, cereal or health snack. Also suitable for children and appears to be well tolerated in people with digestive issues. RRP $49. plantscience.com.au/ pages/gut-feeling

Super snack

The Bonne Maman Rhubarb and Strawberry Conserve is an irresistible combination of two classic autumn-winter flavours, offering a sweet and fruitful sensation. A twist on a timeless conserve flavour, the Bonne Maman Pineapple and Passion Fruit Conserve is tropical and delightfully sweet, perfect to add to your morning yoghurt, spread on toast, or even enhancing your favourite baked treats. Bonne Maman, has partnered with HomeCook and Recipe Curator, Jessica Nguyen in developing delectable recipes available on the brand’s website. Bonne Maman products contain no artificial colours, additives or preservatives. Available in Independent Supermarkets while stocks last. 370g jar RRP $5.49. bonnemaman.com.au

pillows of wholegrain rice and covered in a decadent layer of chocolate or yoghurt – ideal for an afternoon pick-me-up or for kids’ lunch boxes.

Table of Plenty has released a new and improved Rice Thins snack range. They’re based on the chocolate/yoghurt covered rice snacks that everyone knows Table of Plenty’s Rice Thins come in four and loves, just bigger! flavours: Milk Chocolate, Dark Chocolate and Coconut (new and exclusive to this Rice Thins are perfect for people onsize), Passionfruit (new and exclusive to this the-go who want a healthier option to size) and Salted Caramel. keep them going throughout the day. Available from Coles. RRP $1.95, Rice Thins come in perfect snack-size tableofplenty.com.au portions and are made from baked

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Bite size……… GF Beer is better Helen Tzouganatos, a renowned gluten-free cook has partnered with Wilde GF Beer, to produce delicious recipes, including GF/ DF Beer and Beef Brisket Pie. Understanding that many people with gluten intolerances often have to forego their favourite foods and beverages, Helen’s new recipe uses FODMAP-friendly and Coeliac Australia-endorsed beer, Wilde, to ensure that delicious flavours can still be achieved. The recipes will also be available to trial at key venues in Australia. Wilde Gluten-free Pale Ale is the first and only GF beer in the world to be both certified FODMAP friendly and endorsed by Coeliac Australia. The crisp Pale Ale boasts tropical flavours made from 100 percent white

sorghum grain that is gluten-free and non-GMO. Both the brewing and manufacturing process is endorsed by Coeliac Australia and suitable for Australians with gluten intolerances or coeliac disease. Wilde Pale Ale contains no additives or preservatives, is all natural with only 112 calories per serving, and contains no added sugar or sweeteners, using purified water to ensure only the best flavours of the beer shine through. Wilde Gluten-free Pale Ale is available from leading retailers including Dan Murphy’s and Liquorland. wildebeer.com.au/recipe

Choc-a-block Chocoholics can finally satisfy their chocolate cravings guilt-free! The Chocolate Cleanse program has been designed by a nutritionist to allow you to lose weight, get glowing skin and reduce bloating, all while allowing you to keep eating sweet treats. By following a specially mapped out plan, you can start looking and feeling great in no time at all. The delicious and nutritious range includes Chocolate Vegan Protein Powder, Hot Chocolate Protein Mix, Green Smoothie Mix, Iced Coffee Vegan Protein Powder, Salted Caramel Vegan Protein Powder, Honey Hotcakes Protein Mix, Banana Hotcakes Protein Mix, Chocolate Coco Cereal Puffs and various packs. More at www.chocolatecleanse.com

Gluten-free fettuccine (and more!) Pasta roma! gives Australians the opportunity to experience gluten-free and ‘better-for-you’ pasta that transports you to Italy via premium taste and texture. Made with care in small batches using rice, sun-ripened corn and generations of Italian pasta making know-how, a traditional bronze-die extrusion makes every bite “bellissimo!” Whether you’re trying to lay off the gluten for health reasons, have been diagnosed with Coeliac Disease, or simply want a healthy, locally made option Pasta roma! has something for everyone. Available at independent supermarkets Australia-wide. pastaroma.com.au

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Bite size……… Break breakie boredom Taste, health and texture are among the top preferences for consumers. Food for Health’s new gluten-free Porridge and Clusters ranges have all three covered and have recently extended their breakfast range. Food for Health founder Narelle Plapp said taste was a key factor for consumers when choosing breakfast options, but health and dietary concerns were also a consideration. “Many people also like to have a number of breakfast options in their pantries for the whole family to enjoy, so it was important to add a number of gluten-free options to our range,” she said. “Creating products to cater for allergies and dietary needs is part of Food for Health’s mission. The gluten-free Porridge and Clusters ranges are suitable for people who are coeliac or following a lowFODMAP diet, but we have not compromised on the great taste that people love.” Food for Health Porridge comes in two flavours: Almond, Apple & Maple Porridge and Raspberry & Coconut Porridge and Clusters come in three flavours: Choc Cherry Clusters; Cacao & Coconut Clusters; and Cranberry & Coconut Clusters.

Fuss-free bread There’s nothing nicer than home-baked bread. With Mrs Brunt’s “Shake ‘n Bake in this Box” range you simply add water to prepare mouth-watering loaves. The Mrs Brunt’s range comprises five breads and Rich Chocolate Cake, including three gluten-free options. They bake perfectly in the oven or over a campfire. Available via 600 Stockists, including IGA and Foodworks. Bake in Box range RRP $4.95 and gluten-free range RRP $9.90. brunt.com.au

RRP $8. For stockists visit foodforhealth.com.au

Vege crispbreads New Australian brand, Spliits has hit the shelves of independent supermarkets nationwide with a range of crispbreads made with the goodness of vegetables like pumpkin and beetroot. They’re completely gluten-free and vegan friendly, making healthy snacking delicious and easy. Flavours include Beetroot, Black Bean, Pumpkin, Sweet Potato and Tomato. RRP $3.68. spliits.com.au

Wild wonders Gift boxes from We The Wild make the perfect gift for all the plant lovers out there. Titled the “Plant Lovers’ Essential Kit”, the kit has had a makeover and contains the three essential products you need to grow happier and healthier plants with less guesswork. 

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This kit tackles the three pillars of good health in a way that’s safe and effective for even the most sensitive of plants: Grow Concentrate, Protect Spray, Support Pellets. Plus it’s boxed in a recyclable and sustainable kit. The plant lover in your life will also be pleased to know that for every box purchased, We The Wild will plant a tree in a bushfire ravaged area of Australia. RRP $44.99. wethewild.co


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Haircare perfection Support your skin Say hello to KYN’s Perfect Shampoo and Conditioner aim to be exactly that – perfect! KYN’s Perfect Shampoo and Conditioner range is the perfect balance for all hair types and textures – no matter if you have straight hair, fine hair, or textured hair – KYN’s adaptable formula works for one and for all.  With its clean formular free from SLS, the Perfect Shampoo will nourish and cleanse your hair and keep it frizz-free. The Perfect Conditioner is an intelligent self-adjusting conditioner that nourishes, repairs and protects your hair without weighing it down. Plus, it is vegan and cruelty free. RRP $16 each. kyn.supply/products/kyn-perfectshampoo

GO Healthy GO Beautiful Skin Collagen Support contains a combination of essential nutrients that may help to maintain healthy skin. Horsetail is naturally rich in Silica which is needed for collagen formation, the absorption of calcium and helps provide strength to all connective tissue including skin, hair and nails. It also includes Vitamin C, which is necessary for the manufacture of collagen and assists in the healing and repair of skin; and Zinc which plays an important role in skin integrity and assists in protecting the body from free radical damage due to its involvement in antioxidant processes. RRP $44.99, gohealthy.com.au

Anti-COVID surface spray OzKleen is a family-owned and operated business based in Queensland and established in 1982. The success of Shower Power has seen it become a major distributor of cleaning products. The latest addition to the brand is the certified hospital-grade surface disinfectant, Anti-Covid Multi-Purpose Power 500ml. Then there’s Kitchen Power Degreaser 500ml, Shower Power GEL 750ml, Spray & Polish 500ml, BBQ Kleen 500ml and Fire Lighter 500ml. RRP $6. ozkleen.com

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Beauty Bud Since its legalisation in November 2017, hemp has been making its mark in skincare, and now new Aussie natural beauty brand, Hey Bud has launched a range of hemp seed products that will do wonders for the skin. The Hey Bud green mask formula, a cannabis infused Hemp Clay Mask has been joined by a Hemp Moisturiser and a Hemp Face Oil, all of which promise to naturally balance, nourish and hydrate the skin, leaving it supple and smooth. Hemp seed oil is primarily recognised for its natural moisturising properties and it also contains a powerful Omega-6 fatty acid, gamma-linolenic acid (GLA), which acts as an antiinflammatory while simultaneously promoting skin cell generation. Because of this and the noncomedogenic nature of Hemp Seed Oil, it’s the perfect choice for all skin types, including oily and dry, problem skin and those suffering with dark spots or hyperpigmentation. RRP from $9.99 to $49.99. heybudskincare.com

Grants Of Australia has launched a Fresh Mint with Fluroide Toothpaste. The new Fresh Mint with Fluoride toothpaste, which tastes just like the already popular Fresh Mint with Tea Tree Oil, harnesses the benefits of fluoride with the power of natural ingredients including calcium carbonate to clean teeth and gently remove stains, Xylitol to further reduce cavities and protect enamel, and certified organic tea tree oil which helps to fight germs that cause tooth decay and bad breath. RRP $4.50. For stockists visit grantsofaustralia.com.au 19 slim-magazine.com.au


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New from Modelrock is My Eco Beauty Kit, a collection of eco-friendly makeup tools for those looking for a sustainable alternative, stored in an equally eco-friendly toolbox. The range of bamboo makeup tools that are 100 percent recyclable/biodegradable and compostable, and a range of reusable makeup removing sponges. The prepacked Tool Kit comes filled to the brim with all your favourites including a mascara wand kit with five different sizes – ranging from a large, tapered head for

Hollywood celebs swear by LED light therapy to maintain glowing, youthful skin and Dermatologists recommend LED light therapy for a range of skin concerns. Now you can get your glow on at home with the Glowstick Co Wireless LED Light Mask. Thanks to this innovative Australian company, you can now achieve the benefits of LED light from the comfort of your own home at a fraction of the cost of salon treatments. Glowstick Co stand out because not only are they wireless, but they have builtin protective silicone goggles to keep your eyes safe. These are also clear so you can multitask or watch Netflix as you are treating your skin at home. The business was started by a female entrepreneur in Brisbane, Mel Tesch who saw a gap in the market to make LED light therapy treatments more convenient and affordable. Glowstick Co’s medical grade Wireless LED Light Therapy Mask includes 47 clinical lights with therapeutic blue, red and yellow light that help to treat acne, acne scarring, pigmentation, rosacea, fine lines and wrinkles. Using their mask can boost collagen production, reduce redness and increases hydration leaving you with softer, brighter skin. It also includes protective eye goggles, so the treatment is completely safe. You can now get smooth, clear skin and stop the acne cycle, all in the comfort of your home with an affordable device that works.

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Retro pop! THE EXPERTS AGREE, EVERYTHING OLD IS NEW AGAIN, AS EMERGING FROM ‘ISO’ HAS US RELIVING THE BEST OF TIMES, USING COLOUR AS A PICK-ME-UP! Step back in time for inspiration for makeup, with dazzling gloss and glitter from the 70s, graphic hues and expressive eyes an ode to the 60s and the soft, pale pink and peach from the 50s. Muted colours like tans, sage greens, pistachios, and baby blues complement the matte lips from the 90s.

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Lip service Lavish lip stick from the queen of the “flawless face”, Laura Mercier. Rouge Essentiel Silky Crème Lipstick. RRP $49 Mecca.com.au

A light powder enriched with active ingredients for a healthy-looking glow, Guerlain’s Terracotta Bronzing Powder Light gives the skin sunkissed tones. With six shades to choose from, all skin tones are accounted for meaning no one needs miss out on healthy, radiant skin. RRP $80 Sephora.com.au

Disco dazzler This Huda Beauty Mercury Retrograde palette will take you to infinity and beyond with 18 incredible galactic inspired colours. Featuring nine buttery mattes, six high-shine creamy metallics saturated with electrifying pearls, one glitter powder charged with glass pearls and silver sparkles and two sheer multi-reflective shadows for a multidimensional glow. Exclusive to Sephora. RRP $115 Sephora.com.au

Green is go The Charlotte Tilbury Eye Colour Magic Liner Duo Green Lights is the perfect metallic and matte green eyeliner duo for a defined, khaki gaze. RRP $47 Charlottetilbury.com/au

Perfect palette Morphe, 35D Desert Bouquet Artistry Palette is a compendium of 35 earthy, vibrant tones and shades taking inspiration from desert flower brights and green succulent hues. Create versatile looks with a mix of creamy matte, sparkling and shimmer finishes. RRP $38 online only Mecca.com.au 22 slim magazine winter 2021


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in their skin’s appearance, softer and reduced lines. It’s a great overall rejuvenation treatment.

“A full-face treatment takes around two hours and our clients say it’s painless and relaxing – just a sensation of warmth. You can go back to work or on with your life. Your skin is bright and glowing immediately, but the best results are visible within two to six months. We recommend a treatment once a year.” Rebecca continues “The best thing about Thermage is that people notice you look younger but compared with other procedures it’s far more natural. “It’s very worthwhile, and considering it’s only once a year, it’s an investment in preventing ageing.” The latest generation of Thermage also includes intelligent AccuRep technology. This uses real-time automatic calibration to optimise energy delivery, so you get a consistent skin tightening treatment that can improve over time. Thermage treatments can be performed on all skin types and on most body parts, including the face, neck, décolletage, eye contour, tummy, arms and buttocks. A full-face treatment costs around $3,500. La Beauty Shop 2721, Pacific Fair Shopping Centre, Hooker Blvd, Broadbeach (07) 5538 8366 labeauty.com.au


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BRAVE THE COLD From yoga pants to running shorts and training tops to puffer coats, Lululemon has you covered this season. Originating in Canada, Lululemon was “born from a love of daily sweat, the desire to innovate technical athletic gear and the appetite to build a community where we can live our best life”.

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Muscle Nation, one of Australia’s fastest-growing activewear and supplement brands, has released its first sustainable collection as part of its commitment to building a brand that not only looks and feels great, but delivers on environmental and social fronts. Inspired by and created in conjunction with former WBFF world champion and brand ambassador Hattie Boydle, the ‘HBXMN’ line is created from a minimum of 75 percent recycled polyester, made of consumer waste and recyclable materials such as plastic bottles. The bottles have been collected, sorted by colour, and then melted down and formed into chips which are then sent to spinning mills where they are further melted down and turned into yarn to create new fabric. 

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Muscle Nation was officially launched in August 2016 by Nathaniel Anthony and Chris Anastasi who have since built an online community of over two million followers. In just over four years, Muscle Nation has gone from a Brisbane-based start-up to a multi-million dollar ecommerce retailer with sales jumping 200 percent during 2020. THE HBXMN RANGE INCLUDES SPORTS BRALETTES, LEGGINGS, BIKE SHORTS, AND MESH CROP TOPS, AND IS AVAILABLE EXCLUSIVELY ONLINE VIA MUSCLENATION.ORG

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Following the heat and hype of Summer, the new collection from Michelle Bridges has been designed to promote calm. Known as “Gravity”, the range combines textures and techniques to elevate a minimal colour palette (and your mood) as we start to transition to the cooler months.

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Textural interest defines this range – from super soft fabrics to tactile snakeskin finishes and everything in between. Grey hues create a cosy, luxe vibe which is lifted with striking pops of teal.

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P.E Nation has launched a range of winter must-haves in the form of go-everywhere separates that work in the gym, the countryside or the snow.

“I couldn’t be more excited about this,” says Michelle. “And with embossing, ruched details and tonal colour blocking, the seam-free set looks fabulous and feels even better.” AVAILABLE NOW AT BIG W. MORE AT MICHELLEBRIDGES.COM.AU

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Pharrell Williams and adidas Originals have returned with the latest iterations of their collaborative PW HU NMD silhouette. The three-piece footwear uses bold colour schemes and linguistic elements to bring the creative’s vision to life.  For the second PW HU NMD sneaker drop of the season Pharrell and adidas Originals present three striking colourways. The first sneaker features a dash green mesh upper complimented by glory grey accents, a bold stitched graphic which reads ‘Human Race’ in Korean characters, and a sand-coloured midsole.  

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The pairs are constructed with an engineered mesh upper, matched with a BOOST midsole and rubber outsole. Completing the look, the pair comes with co-branded sock liners and additional lace options.  MORE AT ADIDAS.COM.AU

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What motivated you to go on your weight-loss journey? The main reason for the weight-loss surgery was to help with my job and to give me a new way of life, to become more active and to get my mental health back on track. I struggled to get a job because of my weight. The requirements of the job included a weight limit of 130kg, so that was a problem. I never left the house, I didn’t want to be seen in public with so much weight on. Family and friends I hadn’t seen for a while were becoming concerned that I didn’t even want to see them. I had been training with a personal trainer, but I wasn’t dropping the weight I wanted to. A few of the guys from work had the surgery and showed me photos of how they were before compared to after surgery, and you wouldn’t recognise them! It was dramatic. They said the benefits were they were lighter, their confidence was higher, they felt better in themselves, and more inclined to get healthier. They weren’t hiding away, they were more social. People were telling me to go and have the surgery and make the change. I thought, if it worked for them, I have to give it a crack, so I went and saw a surgeon. How long had you battled with weight issues? 

BEFORE

New lease on life NAME: RYAN PATTERSON AGE: 30 OCCUPATION: COAL MINING INDUSTRY  HEIGHT: 6 FEET 2 INCHES  CURRENT WEIGHT: 89.5KG HEAVIEST WEIGHT: 171.2KG DAY OF SURGERY WEIGHT: JULY 2020 170KG

AFTER How many kilos did you lose? 81.7kg What was your relationship with food?  Very poor. As a fly-in-fly-out worker, I was working 14 hour days, no routine. I was going to work at 4am and getting home at 8pm, exhausted, too tired to cook and just picking up fast food. I felt too tired to exercise and I had no motivation, I just gave in to fatigue. I was in a deep dark spot and I wasn’t happy with where I was going. I was comfort eating and doing nothing, just isolating myself from the world. As an “out of towner”, moving to new town, I had no friends and it was hard to make friends because I was selfconscious about my weight. 171.2kg was the heaviest I had ever been. Even though I didn’t have any health issues as yet, I knew I was a candidate for a heart attack and other diseases. 28 slim magazine winter 2021

I battled with my weight issue for four years prior to surgery. As a kid, I was very active with football, cricket, Nippers living in Newcastle and Port Macquarie. Then around my teens I put some weight on, and by 19, I was up to 120kg. I didn’t like my job or my life direction. Then I started getting fit, lost the weight again, then piled it back on. I moved to the Gold Coast, got fit again then left the GC in 2017 for country NSW for a mining job. Then I stacked it on. My mindset entering the mining industry was to keep fit and active, because it’s understood you’re sitting on your backside up to 10 hours a day. But I wasn’t training, wasn’t eating properly or looking after myself as I should have been. I went hungry for most of the day, then ate a lot when I got home and went to bed on a full stomach. What health problems did you face as a result? I was very lucky not to have any health problems with my weight, which was very surprising. I had blood tests and blood pressure tests done and they were all clear. That was one of the reasons I didn’t go to a doctor about my weight before my surgery. I was worried I would


have diabetes or something. The only thing that was impacted was my mental health due to my size. That took its toll big time. I was literally house-bound and really didn’t interact with people in my community, at work, or my friends and family at home. What made you decide on weight-loss surgery and which procedure was the right one for you? I had heard from a few people I worked with that had the gastric sleeve surgery and saw the results they had achieved. When I lived on the Gold Coast, I heard about the awesome results people were having with surgery. So I made the appointment. After talking to the surgeon and going through all my health, lifestyle and other aspects, we decided that the gastric sleeve surgery was the best option for me. Post-surgery, what have been some of the challenges? I didn’t have any challenges after surgery. There was a bit of nausea when I returned home after surgery. But four hours after surgery, I was walking around, groggy, but in no pain. People had told me that I would be in discomfort for a few days up to a week after surgery, but for me, it was literally getting up and going as normal the next day.

Any regrets? No regrets at all. It has to be the best thing I have done! I would recommend this surgery to anyone. The doctor and his team are amazing and you feel really welcome in their practice. Even when I went back to see them recently, they were shocked at how good I look! They were flabbergasted at my transformation. My lifestyle now is totally different. Life has certainly changed for me, and for the better. I can’t wait to go out and meet people. My friends and family are amazed and glad I’m back! It’s a depressing spiral, really. The more weight you put on, the less you feel like doing anything about it. That has consequences and you end up alone and with a sense of helplessness. I eat better. I enjoy my food. I take care of myself. I’m confident, I go to the gym, I’m much more comfortable in myself, I’m finding my job easier, always out, never home, lots of friends. My bosses and colleagues can’t believe how much better I look and how my confidence has risen. I wish I’d had the procedure sooner, that is my only regret. The surgery takes so much pressure off your body and frees you up to get more active and start

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afresh. The cost of surgery was totally worth it. It’s amazing how much money I save now I’m not eating unhealthy food. The reason I’m sharing my story is so that people can see this article and see how the surgery changed my life, and I hope it inspires them to give it a go. I want to encourage people who may be in a dark spot to see an expert and make the decision to get healthier. I feel so much better about life! I wish I’d done it years earlier, It’s the best thing I’ve ever done!


Cover Story………

True Colours ACTION STAR, INDIE ACTOR, LIFELONG PERFORMER, ANY LABEL WILL DO, JUST DON’T CALL SCARLETT JOHANSSON “SCARJO”. “IT SOUNDS TACKY,” SHE TOLD GLAMOUR MAGAZINE WHO USED THE TAG IN A COVER STORY ABOUT HER. “IT’S LAZY AND FLIPPANT,” SHE CONTINUED. “AND THERE’S SOMETHING INSULTING ABOUT IT.”

Scarlett Johansson was speaking candidly ahead of the birth of her daughter, Rose Dorothy, now 6, who she shares with her ex, French journalist, Romain Dauriac. Referring to labels and being described as “the sexiest woman alive” by Esquire Magazine, Johansson railed at the idea of being trapped by a single persona. “When I made Lost in Translation, I was 17. That’s a normal side effect of being a young actor. You’re captured in a certain time of your life, and it’s hard for people to move past that.” Scarlett Johansson was born in Manhattan, New York in 1984, daughter of a Danish architect and a New Yorker with a background in film production. She has an older sister, Vanessa, also an actress; an older brother, Adrian; and a twin brother, Hunter. The two-time Academy Award nominee, now 36, was the world’s highest-paid actress in 2018 and 2019, and has featured multiple times on the Forbes Celebrity 100 list. Her films have grossed over $14.3 billion worldwide, making Johansson the highest-grossing actress and ninthhighest-grossing box office star of all time. Inspired by Judy Garland, Johansson aspired to be an actress from a young

age and cut her teeth on stage in off Broadway productions. She made her film debut in the fantasy comedy North (1994), and gained early recognition for her roles in Manny & Lo (1996), The Horse Whisperer (1998), and Ghost World (2001). Johansson shifted to adult roles in 2003 with her performances in Lost in Translation, which won her a BAFTA Award for Best Actress, Girl with a Pearl Earring and The Other Boleyn Girl. Johansson debuted on Broadway in a 2010 revival of A View from the Bridge, which won her a Tony Award. 30 slim magazine winter 2021

That same year, Johansson’s foray into Super-Hero status began with the role of Black Widow in the Marvel Cinematic Universe with Iron Man 2. Science fiction films followed, including Her (2013), Under the Skin (2013), Lucy (2014), Ghost in the Shell (2017), among others. She received critical acclaim and two Academy Award nominations for playing an actress going through a divorce in the drama Marriage Story (2019) and a single mother in Nazi Germany in the satire Jojo Rabbit (2019).


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“I had no horse training whatsoever. I didn’t know what I was doing. I was very unsure of myself, but after taking many lessons and working with the wranglers, I became obsessed with it.” Though she’s been politically active for most of her life, these days Johansson says she would prefer to keep her views and her activism out of the limelight.

Scarlett with husband Colin Jost She has been married three times: to Canadian actor Ryan Reynolds from 2008 to 2011; Romain Dauriac, from 2014 to 2017; and comedian Colin Jost who she married in October 2020. Her love of the full spectrum of stage and screen can be partly attributed to her mum, Melanie, who Johansson said first introduced her to the magic of cinema, in all its genres. “When I was a kid, she showed me all of the movies that she loved,” she recounted in an Interview article. “She loved musicals. She loved all those Elia Kazan movies. And then her passion really lies in those political thrillers from the ‘70s and those Cassavetes movies.” A keen singer, Johansson cultivated her voice from a very young age, as she explained. “I was a big song-and-dance type of kid,” she said. “I was a major ham, and then puberty hit and I crawled into a dark, cold shell.” While she struggled to cope with puberty, her parents’ divorce and the challenges that brought, she threw herself into the performing arts and found her way out. Johansson secured an agent and auditioned for parts in commercials. But the husky voice that now distinguishes her, was a barrier to spruiking consumer goods. “I was always terrible at commercials,” she confessed to W magazine. “At the age of 9, I sounded like a whiskey-drinking, chain-smoking fool. Wasn’t going to sell Jell-O with that voice, you know?” Lying about her abilities proved key to winning her first major role in Robert Redford’s The Horse Whisperer. The then 13-year-old told the legendary actor/ director she could ride horses.

“My job is acting, I’m not a politician,” she said, adding that her objective is to “reflect” life experiences to inspire audiences to “have an empathetic experience through art”, connecting with them to make them “feel something”. “They have an emotional reaction to it — good, bad, uncomfortable, validating, whatever. That’s my job,” she said. Her twin brother, Hunter is less reticent about being political. Hunter has had small acting roles in some of Scarlett’s films, including Manny & Lo, but politics is his passion, and he worked as a campaign adviser for Barack Obama in 2008 and is energetic in philanthropic work, hosted numerous fundraisers for natural disaster relief. The twin siblings have a close bond. “He’s the most golden-hearted person,” Johansson told Parade. “I think a lot of people spend their life looking for a partner, someone to be a mirror to reflect upon, to remind them that they’ve lived. You want someone to tell you what he witnessed in your life. My twin brother has always been that for me.” But as for the perks of fame, Hunter can take or leave them, while his twin sister says she picks and chooses. “Unless I’m all dressed up, I don’t think about how I look, and people don’t comment to me on how I look any more than the average person. I live such a low-key lifestyle that it would be bizarre to hear ‘You’re beautiful!’ constantly. I don’t want to think what that might do to a person. “The way you look in film is not always about beauty – it’s about projecting a personality. There’s not as much pressure to be beautiful as there would be if I were in the fashion world.” Living in Paris in 2019 with Dauriac her fiancé at the time, Johansson said she enjoyed the French obsession with fashion, but still yearned for the freedom of NYC. “The nice thing about being in Paris is that you know everybody’s looking 31 slim-magazine.com.au

at what you’re wearing: You have an audience, you know? New York is about street style that’s functional. A Paris look is not functional! It doesn’t matter if your shoes are comfortable. In New York you can still wear your Nikes. In Paris, you suck it up. You hobble around.” After a delay of a year due to COVID-19, Johansson is as eager as her fans to experience the world premiere of her latest Marvel film and first as its heroine, Black Widow. The much-anticipated film, directed by Cate Shortland, reprises the role of Natasha Romanoff, better known as Black Widow, and delves into her past, her history as a spy and the string of broken relationships left in her wake long before she became an Avenger. “I think this film in particular is very much reflective of what’s going on in regards to the Time’s Up movement and the #MeToo movement,” said Johansson. “It would be such a miss if we didn’t address that stuff, if this film didn’t take that head-on. I think, particularly for Cate, it was so important for her to make a movie about women who are helping other women, who lift other women up out of a very difficult situation. Someone asked me if Natasha was a feminist. Of course, she is; it’s obvious.” Marvel Studios’ Black Widow releases in cinemas July 8 2021.


Wonder women

RECOGNISING THE WORK AND ACHIEVEMENTS OF GOLD COAST WOMEN.

Cheryl Stewart

With phenomenal dedication to her profession, working in the industry since she was 12 years old, Cheryl Stewart is an expert on the dietary supplement/food industry. “I’m passionate about wellness,” she states. “After spending countless hours on many courses over the years, it is my mission to get others onto a wellness journey too.

Georgina Manton

An impressive career in media sales was underpinned by cutting her teeth on crew training at McDonalds, where Georgina began her working career, aged 14.

“Never do I stop learning and never do I think I know it all. Currently I am studying neuromarketing. It’s really fascinating!”

“I always wanted to become a Channel 9 News presenter or work in Public Relations, but when I realised earning money was more fun than studying, I jumped straight into the workforce and got a job at Gold Coast Bulletin,” she says.

Export and Business Development Manager for Morlife, Cheryl established the business in 2000, based on the Gold Coast “because of our beautiful beaches and lifestyle, which were a good fit for our wellness business”.

That position in advertising sales propelled her to The Courier Mail and Sunday Mail in Brisbane, where she headed up the sales department responsible for the TV Guide.

Over the years, her role in the business has evolved. “In the early days I was a jack of all trades from reception, to sales, to placing orders,” she recounts. “As we grew, I did major Australian sales and headed the private label side of our business. Six years ago our Export Manager moved on so I fell into it by default. “I’m always humbled to see our products on supermarkets shelves throughout the Middle East, Asia and New Zealand.” After more than two decades driving the business, Cheryl says her “absolute ‘wow’ moment” in her career was winning Gold Coast Business Woman of the Year in 2018. “Never in a million years did I feel that this was possible. I didn’t go to Uni. I never saw myself as someone supersmart, but I do know that I am driven and nothing stops me when I have a goal in mind.” Today, Morlife is a one stop shop with all the company’s talent employed at its purpose-built facility in Arundel. “In-house we have our graphics team, photographers, food stylist department, research department, laboratory testing, marketing team, social media department, production team and sales teams. “Our customers are our family. As they move to wellness, they are our best advocates.” More at morlife.com

“That was when it was Queensland’s number one reference guide,” she explains. “It had a massive readership and therefore it was expensive for advertisers with one full page advertisement costing approximately $16,000. At the time, I used to joke to clients they could buy one page in the TV Guide or a Holden Barina.” But her heart led her back to the Gold Coast and Georgina was promoted to Entertainment Manager, overseeing a team that looked after all facets of newspaper advertising for the entertainment industry on the Gold Coast. During that time, she married and shortly after was pregnant with their first child. “Expecting to return to work after my maternity leave I realised how much I enjoyed being a mum and decided to put my career on hold to raise my children.” Fast track 14 years and two more children: Ava 14, Jack 12 and James 9, and Georgina has decided to return to work, harnessing her talents and communication skills. “Belvedere Main Beach has given me the chance to return to sales, this time in property.” A development of the Winten Property Group, a family-owned business founded in 1972 by the Rothwell family, Belvedere is planned for a 2,655-square-metre block, making it the largest new residential site in Main Beach. With its resort style amenities, Belvedere will feature 127 Apartments including, 2-bedroom, 3-bedroom, villas and sky homes. More at belvederemainbeach.com.au

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Abbi Golightly

Born and raised in Oxenford, when it was green pastures and considered ‘remote’ from the action along the Glitter Strip, Abbi Golightly is Partner at OMB Solicitors, heading OMB family law which is a full-service family law department within OMB Solicitors. “I studied at the Queensland University of Technology starting at just 17 as one of the youngest in my grade. I did a double degree in Justice Studies Studies and Law. I subsequently did my Masters in Applied Law through the College of Law.” Abbi undertook her Specialist accreditation in 2009 and has been a Queensland Law Society Accredited Specialist since. She’s regularly named on the prestigious Doyle’s Guide as a Recommended Family Lawyer on the Gold Coast and regional Queensland area specifically in complex parenting disputes. “I would say that my career highlight to date was my first surrogacy matter concluding in a Parentage Order hearing where the Children’s Court Judge had all parties and the baby in court and everyone was crying with joy.” “They were all close friends of mine and the fact I was able to see the personal and legal matters finished was so emotional. At that stage surrogacy had only been legal in Queensland for a little over 18 months so we were one of the very first matters to be concluded in the courts.” Key to Abbi’s advocacy is providing free initial consultations in person or via the phone. “This ensures everyone, no matter their financial circumstances can at least get some initial advice,” she explains. Abbi mentors junior lawyers through the Gold Coast District Law Association and Women Lawyers Association of Queensland. “I also support junior lawyers through the Family Law Clinic at Bond University offering placements for a semester to undertake work experience.” Outside her work as a Lawyer, she regularly volunteers at the Animal Welfare League and is a tireless volunteer at her daughter’s sports clubs, usually as the photographer capturing the action over the season. The best thing about living and working on the Gold Coast, according to Abbi, is the “small town vibe” mixed with “big city professionalism”. “Family Law is such a personal area of law and I find that being on the Gold Coast, with a more relaxed approach to office life, I can relax my clients and get them feeling comfortable and at peace when speaking with me about often the most traumatic event they have or will go through.” More at omb.com.au

Sonia Stradiotto

Sonia Stradiotto is the Creative Director, CEO and Founder of Sonia Stradiotto Couture, celebrating 30 years in business. Sonia Stradiotto is an achiever and a visionary in the cutthroat sphere of fashion, staking her claim in a niche segment of the industry, determined to keep alive the art of bespoke tailoring in the 21st century. Specialising in clothing with that “wow factor”, Sonia specialises in fashion with cultural sensitivity, anti-ageing body contour technology, post-operative support, (such as breast cancer patients) and uplifting women who have been through trauma or life changing events. “To truly understand one another we too must have been through our own journey of hardship, which can only make us all stronger.” As an Independent Consultant, Multi Award Winning Designer and Optus Young Hero Small Business Winner, and innovator in her industry, Sonia has had to weather the highs and lows of economic and social changes. “The Fashion Industry suffered a huge blow due to the COVID-19 pandemic. My company closed to isolate and protect my team and clients. I am so grateful that everyone we know is safe. We cannot change the world’s uncertainty, but we can remain positive, creative and adapt. I firmly preach ‘In the event of misfortune lies opportunity’. “We no longer trade our normal walk-in retail. We have returned to appointment only, which is how we started 30 years ago. What is new is actually old and reformulated. During this time, we’ve got your back, your front, and your sides for all your special occasions and milestones. We created a system called #ssc2u and this has been awesome because the marketing you do in your business today is your investment for tomorrow’s return.” Sonia believes that her company is not about selling garments, but rather a community of “women who dare”; dare to be bold, dare to make a difference, dare to rebuild, dare to reinvent, and dare to dream. “As women, let us leave no one behind and cherish the sisterhood of those around us whether friends, followers or colleagues.” More at soniastradiottocouture.com

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MOANA

GAGA GALAH, RRP $65.95.

Moana began in 2011 with a simple desire to create beautiful, cheekycut bikinis with bright, bold and entirely unique, exclusive prints. Moana Bikini is the original seamless, reversible bikini that has evolved into a truly global brand with a legion of passionate and loyal fans and customers who support, empower, inspire and motivate each other. aus.moanabikini.com

TRIBE TROPICAL Tribe Tropical is an awardwinning boutique swimwear label with a focus on keeping ‘the tribe’ well-protected in the sun. Patterns feature Queensland Ulysses butterflies, loggerhead turtles and other Australian birds such as cockatoos, galahs and lorikeets amidst tropical Australian flora and fauna. Available for babies, girls, boys, tweens and ladies, sizes 4 months to XXL.

HUBBA BUBBA, RRP $165.

In the Swim SWIMWEAR IS A SEGMENT OF FASHION WHERE AUSTRALIAN BRANDS LEAD THE WORLD, WITH FASHION FORWARD CREATIONS TO SUIT OUR YEAR-ROUND LOVE OF THE BEACH, THE POOL AND COASTAL LIVING. HERE ARE SOME OF THE HOTTEST LOCAL BRANDS MAKING A NAME FOR THEMSELVES ALL OVER OUR BLUE PLANET.

ONE-PIECE SWIMWEAR, RRP $110

tribetropical.com MON REPOS RASH TOP & BARGARA BOARD SHORTS, RRP $49.95 (TOP) $54.95 (SHORTS). 10 PERCENT OF ALL WEBSITE SALES ARE DONATED TO MON REPOS TURTLE CENTRE.

SEPARATES RRP $79 EACH.

SOL THRU WEAR This locally-designed and created swimwear is handcrafted from a unique, high-quality fabric with hundreds of thousands of tiny pores that allow the sun’s rays to penetrate, to give you an all-over natural tan. Their lightweight fabric dries quicker than traditional swimwear and is cooler for the skin – ideal for a hot summer day and no tan lines! Available in vibrant patterns and bright colours, they cover you in all the right places and are available in fashion forward styles in ‘Slightly Sheer’, ‘Semi Sheer’ or ‘Sheer’. solthruwear.com.au

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KRYSTELLA Founder, Krystella von Goethe has a deep and profound respect for her own diverse culture and lineage of Aboriginal, Māori, and German ancestry, which has shaped her label. Flattering designs enhance the natural curves of the female form. Krystella swimwear is made of high-quality fibre made by ECONYL® regenerated Nylon, sourced from discarded fishing nets from oceans and waste from landfills around the world. All fabric dyes are eco-friendly, ultrachlorine, suncream and oil resistant.

CINDY BUTLER NAILS

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HIBISCUS BLOOM COLLECTION: VALORA TRIANGLE TOP, RRP $69, VALORA PANT RRP $59.00, AND WAIORA TOP, RRP $79.00 AND WAIORA HIGH WAISTED PANT, RRP $69.

TOM AND TEDDY Original designs in matching swimwear for men and boys, Tom & Teddy draws on an Australian beach lifestyle – the sights and sounds, the natural light and colours of nature – in bold designs and bright shades. The designs are inspired by the ocean, lush foliage and brilliant sands along the Australian coastline. Every piece of Tom & Teddy beachwear is sunny and fresh with the Australian sunshine sewn in!

MANICURE PEDICURE ACRYLIC SHELLAC NAIL ART GEL EXTENSION

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HARMONII SANDII TOP, RRP $60 AND KATE BOTTOMS, RRP $45.

BOYS’ SWIM SHORTS, RRP $59.95.

KOZII Kozii prints are one of a kind. All Kozii swimwear is proudly made in the brand’s Tweed Heads factory using only the highest quality recycled fabrics, the majority of which are made with 100 percent regenerated fibres from post-consumer materials such as plastic bottles and fishing nets recovered from the ocean. kozii.com

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Olivia Scott

My Escape Kit… OLIVIA SCOTT CAME TO THE GOLD COAST FROM SYDNEY FOR SCHOOLIES ‘89 WHEN SHE WAS 17. SHE LOVED IT SO MUCH, SHE STAYED. HERE, OLIVIA WITH HUSBAND CLIFF AND DAUGHTERS, DANIELLE (20) AND ASHLEIGH (18) SHARES HER ‘ESCAPE PLANS’ FOR R&R HERE AND ABROAD. Her parents bought a house at Runaway Bay and Olivia’s first job on the GC was at Cav's Steakhouse, Labrador. She started as a dishwasher, then worked through the ranks to waitress and eventually, Maître D. A year later, she scored her first job in radio in Longreach. For the past two years, Olivia has hosted the number 1 rating Morning Show (9am-to 12pm) on the Gold Coast on 102.9 Hot Tomato.

What are your favourite places for a family escape? We usually

love going to Bali. After doing the rounds of many areas in Bali, our favourite these days is Legian. We like to stay at Padma and Legian Beach Hotel. I love morning beach walks and watching the sunsets on the beach with a Bintang or a cocktail.

Favourite luggage brand?

Don't really care as long as it turns up where I am, and in one piece.

What items are on your "must What books are you reading pack" list for any vacation? Always at the moment? I'm not reading

sunscreen, a hat and my pink lipstick. I always plan to exercise and pack my sneakers but sometimes/most of the time they don't get used. Hahaha...

What about mementos - do you collect anything in the places you visit? I don't usually collect mementos, but I always buy myself something new for my wardrobe.

Do you have versatile pieces in your wardrobe that can take you anywhere? I always pack pink and leopard print.

What about for air travel - any routines, comfort, beauty items you can share? I always like to make

sure that hair, lashes and nails are done and ALWAYS travel in black. I remember being on a very rough flight from Brisbane to Singapore and spilled a glass of red wine down my top. Lucky I was wearing black, and have done ever since.

In the past 12 months we have been to Yeppoon, where we have a holiday house and family, Hervey Bay and Mooloolaba. We are going to Hamilton Island in June. I love Queensland! I'm pretty simple: I love to shop, sightsee and wine and dine. I always take the opportunity to try as many cocktails as I can when I'm on holidays while checking out new sights. I always make sure I go somewhere I've never been before when I'm sightseeing. 36 slim magazine winter 2021

anything at the moment, but I do love Tess Gerritsen for a great crime/ thriller. I also love biographies/ autobiographies and can't go past a good Jackie Collins book.

How do you beat travel fatigue, or jet lag? I try to get

into the groove and adjust to the new time schedule as soon as possible and also sleep on the plane. You don't want to miss out on anything at your destination.


AT P U R E S M I L E S W E V A L U E I N D I V I D U A L P AT I E N T H A P P I N E S S A N D L O N G - T E R M R E L AT I O N S H I P S O V E R A N Y T H I N G E L S E .

1276 Gold Coast Highway, Palm Beach, 4221 Ph: 07 5520 2866 info@palmbeachpuresmiles.com.au Online booking available - palmbeachpuresmiles.com.au Dr. Tom Shao is passionate about cosmetic, restorative and family dentistry. Pure Smiles is a friendly and highly-respected practice that aims to provide exceptional care to suit your needs. 37 slim-magazine.com.au


Weight Hate FROM THE REAMS OF STUDIES CONDUCTED AROUND THE WORLD INTO OBESITY AND WEIGHT-LOSS, IT’S CLEAR THAT BODY IMAGE ISSUES ARE BARRIERS TO EFFECTIVE WEIGHT MANAGEMENT. NEGATIVE BODY IMAGE IS ASSOCIATED WITH YO-YO DIETING PRACTICES, OVEREATING, AVOIDING EXERCISE, WEIGH REGAIN FOLLOWING WEIGHT-LOSS AND FREQUENTLY, ANXIETY OR DEPRESSION.

Ask anyone who’s had an operation for weight-loss and almost always you’ll get the same response: “I feel so much better about life! I wish I’d done it years earlier. It’s the best thing I’ve ever done!” The majority of people who undergo weight-loss have generally been considering it for years and were constantly worried and anxious about their weight. This ongoing worry can have huge impacts on mental well-being and affect a person’s interaction with the community. Many are afraid to leave home in fear of others' perception of their appearance. Patients and medical practitioners are now fully aware of the enormous medical benefits of weight-loss surgery, including 38 slim magazine winter 2021

I’m sick of every day waking up feeling disappointed with myself Quote from Tash, preparing for weight-loss surgery at Surgery Gold Coast by Dr Jason Free.


For the first time in my life I am not stressed about my weight, I feel so liberated! Quote from Cate, following sleeve gastrectomy performed at Surgery Gold Coast by Dr Jason Free.

image and weight-loss satisfaction after surgery. Various studies have looked at improvement in self-esteem with results ranging from 89 to 96 percent of patients demonstrating an improved self-esteem. Even patients who had not lost as much weight as anticipated had a dramatic improvement in self-esteem. Mobility too improves. Many obese people find it difficult to participate in activities they might otherwise enjoy and have limitations in movement and decreased mobility. Evidence shows weight-loss surgery decreases the proportion of people with a “physical handicap” due to their obesity from 50 percent down to 6 percent. complete resolution or significant improvements in medical problems such as Diabetes, Hypertension, Hypercholesterolaemia, Obstructive Sleep Apnoea, and Osteo-arthritic disorders. The majority of patients requesting surgery however are motivated knowing there are massive non-medical benefits such as improved confidence, mobility and energy. Alleviation of depression and anxiety are not the only benefits. A recent published review of the literature suggests that weight-loss surgery improves self-esteem, self-confidence, and expressiveness. These changes appear to be correlated with major improvements in body

Energy and vitality are a welcome result of weight-loss. The lack of motivation and tiredness many obese patients feel is dramatically improved following surgery. On quality of life scoring an improvement in this regard demonstrated a vitality score doubled from 35 to 67. Good news for libido, as a study of patients following sleeve gastrectomy revealed 85 percent noticed having an improvement in their sex life. Surgical weight-loss has been shown to decrease the mockeries and discrimination of others towards obese patients. “Public Distress” and “Social Functioning” scores on quality-of-life questionnaires showed significant improvements. 39 slim-magazine.com.au

DR JASON FREE SPECIALIST BARIATRIC SURGEON MBBS BVSc (HONS) FRACS Laparoscopic, General, Weight-loss, & Hepatobiliary Surgeon Suite 2, Pindara Professional Centre 8-10 Carrara Street, Benowa QLD Tel: 07 5564 6501 surgerygoldcoast.com.au


Destination Happiness FOR A DELICIOUS DOSE OF “YOU TIME”, ESCAPE TO EDEN HEALTH RETREAT FOR AN UNFORGETTABLE, LIFE-AFFIRMING FIVE-STAR EXPERIENCE. Nestled deep within the breathtaking Gold Coast hinterland of Currumbin Valley, discover the magic of disconnecting from daily life and connecting with nature.  Before arrival, Eden Health Retreat wellness experts will chat with you to define exactly what you want to achieve during your stay and work closely with you to craft a unique journey that fulfills your health and wellness goals.

Step into the Sauna or Steam Room to loosen tight muscles, open your pores and rejuvenate your body and mind or take a dip in the outdoor freshwater pool that is chemical-free and heated during the cooler months, making it a beautiful location to unwind all year round. Then there are the Meditative experiences. Allow all distractions to melt away as Eden’s talented instructors guide you to a state of calm.

But you won’t be held to that list, which could change daily as you enjoy a wide range of diverse activities, ranging from thrilling adventure to immersive relaxation, allowing you to take each day at a pace that feels right for you. Embrace a sense of peace in the new Eden Pavilion – an open and calming space to clear your mind and tune into your body: yoga, Pilates, Qigong, or simply soaking up the serenity of nature, surrounded by lush green National Park. Follow scenic bushwalking tracks through the rainforest and discover the beautiful Gold Coast Hinterland, or unwind with Club Mud therapy, where cooling mud relaxes your body and mind while absorbing toxins and softening your skin. 40 slim magazine winter 2021


Try Crystal bowl sound healing using the frequencies to cleanse and energise your body or simply surrender to the tranquillity and songs of wildlife with immersive meditation sessions. For a more health-based approach to your stay, explore a variety of invigorating fitness classes, educational courses and additional therapies, personally tailored to you. There is a choice of accommodation – from the palatial Cascade Lodge complete with fireplace, lavish bathroom and balcony, to premier, deluxe or single suites. The food journey is an integral part of your experience at Eden Health Retreat, where the goal is “to nurture, nourish, inspire and educate you (and your tastebuds)” to give you a new appreciation of nutrition and whole foods, which you can continue to enjoy long after you leave.

based proteins, whole grains, nuts and seeds, and provide vegan and vegetarian alternatives as well as catering to dietary allergies such as dairy, eggs and nuts.

The menu is mindfully created by dedicated chefs and nutritionists, serving beautifully-presented, wholesome food in five meals a day: breakfast, lunch, dinner, morning tea and afternoon tea, with each meal specially created to feed your body, calm your mind and nourish your soul. All meals are gluten-free and are created from a wide variety of the highest-quality fruits and vegetables. A small number of our meals use a combination of locally sourced seafood and organic white meats. They also use small amount of organic dairy, plant-

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The luxurious dining room is adjacent to the custom-built demonstration kitchen – the perfect space for guests to learn and observe tools and techniques to recreate the Eden food experience at home. Costs vary depending on the length of stay and choice of accommodation. Six nights in the Deluxe Single starts at $2,940 and six nights in the Cascade Lodge per person is $5,580. More at edenhealthretreat.com.au


Lip lift WITH AGEING AND SOMETIMES IN YOUNGER PEOPLE THE TOP LIP CAN BECOME ELONGATED GIVING AN AGED LOOK WITH REDUCTION OF THE PINK BORDER OF THE LIP AND COVERAGE OF THE TOP TEETH. While injections of dermal fillers to the top lip will increase the fullness of the top lip, a surgical lip lift can reduce the distance between the base of the nose and the pink border of the top lip giving a more youthful appearance. The term Plastic Surgery derives from the Greek word Plastikos meaning to shape or to mould. Plastic Surgery involves moulding the body externally to attain a more aesthetically pleasing or desirable shape. This is seen especially after massive weight-loss where rolls of redundant skin become a hinderance to function and aesthetically displeasing to the individual.

In facial rejuvenation areas of the face become aged with elongation of collagen fibres resulting in loose skin in the forehead, mid face and neck region. The top lip from the base of the nose to the pink vermillion border of the lip also becomes elongated. This results in the loss of the youthful appearance of the lip with its prominent Cupid’s bow and showing of a small part of the upper teeth. A Lip Lift is a popular procedure performed at the Lotus Institute. In this procedure, a small, shaped segment of skin is carefully removed from the base of the nose and upper lip. After suturing the skin, the lip is both 42 slim magazine winter 2021

shortened and the Cupid’s bow returned to its youthful look. Either performed as a separate procedure under local anaesthetic or in conjunction with other facial rejuvenation procedures such as a Miface, blepharoplasty (eyelid lift), brow lift, excision of the corners of the mouth or platysmoplasty (neck lift), the lip lift produces an attractive anti-ageing improvement to the central area of the face. Lip lift surgery is most appropriate for both men and women who have upper teeth that can appear hidden by a lengthened or sagging upper lip area – or also known as an ‘elongated philtrum’. For more information visit lotus-institute.com.au


Dr Peter Widdowson MB, ChB, FRACS (Plastic) Plastic Surgeon

Dr Peter Widdowson has a background of nearly 30 years in Plastic, Reconstructive and Cosmetic Surgery. Qualifying in his specialty in 1982 he has been an internationally acclaimed microsurgeon and reconstructive surgeon for over 20 years. Since commencing as Director at the Lotus Institute in 1999 he has super specialised in Cosmetic surgery, directing one of the most acclaimed Cosmetic Clinics in Australasia. His qualifications include, Member of Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), Australian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ASAPS), American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) and Fellow of Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS).

Dr Drew Cronin

B.Biomed Sci, MBBS, FRACS (Plastic) Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon

Doctor Drew Cronin is a Queensland trained Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon based here on the Gold Coast. He is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons, and the Australian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons. He is also the first locally trained Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon on the Gold Coast, being one of the first graduates of the Griffith University School of Medicine. Dr Cronin performs a wide variety of Reconstructive and Cosmetic procedures, including body lift and body contouring procedures, aesthetic and reconstructive breast procedures, and facial aesthetic surgery. He also performs skin cancer excision and reconstruction, hand surgery and microsurgery.

• Abdominoplasty • Body Lift • Breast Implant Removal • Fat Grafting • Thigh Reduction • Otoplasty

• Blepharoplasty • Brachioplasty • Breast Lift (Mastopexy) • Facelift (MIFACE) /Necklift • Laser Resurfacing • Skin Cancer Surgery

• Body Contouring • Breast Augmentation • Browlift • Gynecomastia • Lip Lift • Post Weight-Loss Surgery

As a non-surgical option, The Lotus Institute has a highly-regarded and professional Aesthetic Injecting Department offering clients softening, volumising and enhancement of the tissues - especially of the face - using a variety of injectable products. Our nurses/injectors Patricia Hampson and Marie Steele have more than 26 years combined experience in this highly-skilled area. We also offer clients pure mineral makeup and medical-grade skincare products which only use natural and organic essential oils, butters and waxes all of which are completely biodegradable and environmentally friendly as well as being 100 percent vegan.

THE LOTUS INSTITUTE: Level Two, 2 Short Street, Southport Q 4215 Australia Tel: (07) 5509 4488 Fax: (07) 5528 4166 Email: lotus@lotus-institute.com.au

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Beating the Biological Clock FERTILITY PRESERVATION IS A MEANS OF EXTENDING A WOMAN’S ABILITY TO GET PREGNANT IN THE FUTURE.

The trend worldwide is that more women are choosing to put off childbearing to a later age due to career, personal circumstances or ill-health. The challenge is that this comes at a cost because at the same time, fertility is dropping and there is increased risk of chromosome abnormality, which can increase the risk of miscarriage or other complications. At birth, a female ovary contains about one million oocytes (eggs). Females are not capable of making new eggs, and in fact, there is a continuous decline in the total number of eggs each month. By the time a girl enters puberty, only about 25 percent of her lifetime total egg pool remains, around 300,000. A woman’s most fertile years are her 20s and early 30s, when the ovaries still contain a large number of healthy eggs. For the 10 to 15 years before menopause, even if you have regular monthly periods, the ovarian function and egg quality deteriorates. This is especially so for women in their 40s. Women can experience these challenges if they try to conceive in their late 30s and 40s. More and more women are seeking options to preserve their fertility for the future. Freezing eggs or embryos is helping women conceive in later life. Egg freezing allows you to store your unfertilised eggs, to preserve their quality for use in the future. Frozen eggs may be stored for many years. When you are ready to use your eggs, they are thawed, and then fertilised with sperm – either from your partner or a donor. A healthy fertilised egg can develop into an embryo, which will then be transferred back to your uterus, with a subsequent chance of pregnancy.

For example, a 40-year-old woman trying to get pregnant using eggs she froze at 30-years-old, will have approximately the same chance of pregnancy as a 30-year-old. The process to obtain eggs for freezing involves undergoing hormonal stimulation for 10 to 12 days, enabling a group of eggs (usually 10 to 15) to mature. There are a variety of stimulation techniques for this, and your Fertility Specialist will work with you to develop the best treatment for your individual circumstances. The stimulation typically involves daily injections of hormones using a tiny needle under the skin, which are very easy to administer. During this time, you will also need regular blood tests and ultrasound scans to monitor hormone levels and egg development. The eggs are removed from the ovaries using an ultrasound guided probe. Attached to the ultrasound probe is a fine needle that passes through the vaginal wall into the ovary and draws the fluid (and egg) from the ovary. You can go home about one hour after the procedure and are advised to rest quietly for the rest of the day. The eggs undergo freezing, or cryopreservation, in the IVF laboratory, using the latest scientific technology. This process known as vitrification results in ultra rapid freezing of the egg to prevent ice crystals in the cells from causing cell damage and protect its cellular structure, followed by storage in freezing tanks of liquid nitrogen. Eggs may be stored for many years. 44 slim magazine winter 2021

DR ANDREW CARY MBBS (QLD) FRANZCOG

Specialities: Fertility, Obstetrics, Gynaecology Dr Andrew Cary has 24 years’ experience in assisting women with pregnancy, gynaecology and IVF issues. Get in touch for further information or to book an appointment.

Tel: 07 5597 3770 qfg.com.au and drcary.com.au

The younger the woman is when her eggs are frozen, the better the chance of the thawed eggs resulting in a pregnancy. The cost of egg freezing varies depending on your individual circumstances. If there are medical reasons for freezing eggs, Medicare will provide a rebate on the associated costs. Once eggs are frozen, ongoing storage fees will also apply every 6 months.


Dr Andrew Cary

Obstetrician, Gynaecologist & IVF Specialist

From Conception to Delivery, We’re with You All the Way Dr Andrew Cary has been setting a standard of excellence in women’s health for 26 years. He is able to assist with all women’s issues, including: • Infertility

• Day surgery

• Painful and heavy periods

• Gynaecological surgery

• Pregnancy care

• Contraception

• Juliet laser procedure

• High-risk pregnancies

Suite 10, Pindara Place, Carrara Street, Benowa, Qld, 4217 reception@drcary.com.au

07 5597 3770

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Diabetes and heart disease DIABETES IS AN ONGOING HEALTH CONDITION WHERE THE BODY’S USUAL WAYS OF CONTROLLING BLOOD SUGAR, OR BLOOD GLUCOSE LEVELS, DON’T WORK PROPERLY AND BLOOD SUGAR LEVELS ARE HIGHER THAN NORMAL. When the body breaks down food, blood sugar level rises. The cells in the body absorb this sugar into the bloodstream using a hormone called insulin and then use it for energy.  When the body doesn’t make enough insulin and/or doesn’t use it very well, the result will be higher than normal blood sugar levels.  Having blood sugar levels that are consistently above the normal range can lead to serious complications, such as vision loss, kidney disease, foot and leg problems, and an increased risk of stroke and heart disease.  Around 30 percent of people with Type2 diabetes also have Cardiovascular disease (CVD), which is the biggest cause of death among people with diabetes, usually involving heart attack or stroke. Over time, high blood sugar levels from diabetes can damage the blood vessels in the heart, making them more likely to develop fatty deposits.  You’re also more likely to have other health problems that can cause heart disease, such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol or being overweight, all of which make the heart work harder. 

Many people with diabetes also have high blood pressure, another key risk factor for heart disease. To manage or reduce your chances of developing heart disease if you’re living with diabetes, it’s important to maintain a healthy lifestyle and manage your diabetes effectively; that means increasing exercise, replacing processed and packaged foods with a balanced diet, losing weight, giving up smoking and taking medication to control your diabetes.  A heart healthy diet should include foods low in unhealthy fats, salt and added sugar, and rich in wholegrains, fibre, vitamins, minerals and healthy fats found in seafood, nuts, seeds, avocados, olives and their oils for cooking.  Unhealthy fats tend to be solid at room temperature such as saturated fat (found in butter, coconut oil, palm oil, processed foods, such as biscuits, cakes, pastries, pies, and takeaway foods, lard, ghee, fat on meat, skin on chicken and other poultry, deli-style meats, such as salami, ham, and bacon, cream and ice cream), and trans fat found in foods such as frozen foods, fried foods and fast-food. 46 slim magazine winter 2021

DR BEN ANDERSON MBBS BMedSci FRACS Director Gold Coast Cardiothoracic Unit John Flynn Private Hospital VMO Gold Coast Private, Pindara and The Tweed Hospital Tel: 07 5598 0789 heartsurgerygoldcoast.com.au

It’s important to have regular Heart Health Check (HHC). As diabetes is an important risk factor for heart disease, your doctor will check your blood sugar levels. They’ll also work with you to lower your risk of diabetes through lifestyle changes such as exercise, maintaining a healthy weight, following a heart healthy diet and possibly taking medications. 


Taking care of your greatest asset together.

SERVICING HOSPITALS • John Flynn Private Hospital • Pindara Private Hospital • The Tweed Hospital

Dr Ben Anderson

Cardiothoracic Surgeon MMBS BMedSci FRACS

• Adult Cardiac & Thoracic Surgery • Minimally Invasive Valve Surgery • Minimal Access Sympathectomy for Hyperhidrosis • Minimal Access Lung Resection

Level 5, Suite 501, John Flynn Specialist Suites, Inland Drive, Tugun Qld 4224

Phone (07) 5598 0789 Fax (07) 5598 0790

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Help your Hormones

WHAT CAUSES HORMONE CHAOS AND CAN WE EAT OUR WAY OUT OF IT?

Simply said, there is not one simple answer, however, we can stop beating ourselves up! An imbalance of hormones which includes insulin (from the pancreas), estrogen (ovaries and in post menopause from the adrenal glands and fat tissue), cortisol (adrenal glands), thyroid hormone, serotonin (gut and brain) and leptin (satiety hormone), can cause havoc causing common symptoms such as feeling tired, mood swings and weight gain. “Endocrine disruption” is the “term” you need to look up and become educated in, as in this article it is impossible for me to cover all the topics associated with this, but you should be aware of them, and protect your hormones, diminish the “chaos” and have better health. “Endocrine disruptors” are all the food stuffs, and chemicals you MUST avoid if you want your health and weight, mood, sleep and longevity to improve. I continuously look for wellness, joy, and adaptations to changes in our lives, with gratitude for our ability to have sustainable food, delicious varieties, and plenty of choices. I shop at the fresh food markets, I have a very broad whole food based diet, and while I seek health as my number one priority, I’ve not sought to live in an ivory tower or to be perfect. Nor should you! SOME BASIC FACTS: Firstly, abdominal weight is commonly caused by high insulin levels (insulin resistance) which is the hormone that tells the cells to take glucose (sugar) out of the blood and use it to make cellular energy. Too much glucose, if it cannot be used, may be stored as fat. Insulin itself can increase the size of the fat cells. Cortisol is the other hormone which may be associated with abdominal weight, and is our “stress response” hormone, or as I like to call it “life’s hormone”! Too much cortisol or too little may be associated with “survival mode” = fat storage mode, as opposed to “thrival mode” which does not. Too much insulin can block leptin (the satiety hormone), so even if you may have eaten well and had enough, your brain will contest you to keep eating! Secondly, as we approach menopause (premenopausal) and eventually become

menopausal, the most common hormone to become depleted first is progesterone, leaving us in an “estrogen dominant state” and it is this “dominance” of estrogen which may contribute to belly, thigh and buttock area weight gain.

DR JANE CHAPMAN

Thirdly, cortisol can increase hunger, decrease the effectiveness of thyroid hormone for metabolism; contribute to insulin resistance, and our bulging waist line.

Dr Jane Chapman is a medical doctor with an holistic approach to health and well-being, who does more than treat illness and manage symptoms.

So we can easily fall into gaining “some weight”, which may start the roller coaster of further weight gain due to insulin resistance and estrogen dominance with fat tissue producing more estrogen. All of this is clearly made worse by cortisol/stress/LIFE in the 21st century. So here’s the good news: If you gain weight, STOP it in its tracks and don’t wait for a time later on to attempt to lose it. This includes change. As your hormones are secretly changing, so must you. SOME HOT TIPS: • Do not over exercise/train (increases cortisol). An intense workout increases the release of endorphins, which feels great! But not on top of chronic unmitigated stress. • Do not stress too much over things you cannot control. • Sleep well, or if you have sleep problems, make time to REST. • Look after your liver with Phytonutrients i.e. plant based foods. Avoid excessive alcohol. Don’t have soft drinks, they are not acceptable, don’t have drinks with “added sugars”. • I choose to eat three times a day, I do not snack, and I consume approximately 1.5-2.0 litres of H2O a day! (Remember the 80:20 rule, I am not perfect!) That’s three opportunities every day that I have to look after myself, to help regulate my hormones, to be healthy, and not gain weight. 48 slim magazine winter 2021

83 Upton St, Bundall QLD 4217 Tel: 07 5648 3931 drjanechapman.com.au or wonwellness.com.au • Learn to read labels. If you are sourcing pre-prepared food from the supermarket or café, you have to accept that you will be consuming “hidden sugars”. Commonly I see people who without realising what is in “food stuffs” are consuming up to 40-50 teaspoons of sugar every day! The recommendation is for the equivalent of six teaspoons or less. AVOID HFCS=HIGH-FRUCTOSE CORN SYRUP. It may upset your liver and contribute to leptin resistance (loss of satiety). • Increase foods rich in Vitamin B12 and iron. Animal derived foods (meat, eggs, dairy) are high in both, however non animal sources of B12 include mushrooms and nutritional yeast (which is derived from yeast but does not contain any yeasts). Food sources for iron for non-meat eaters include lentils, pea, beans, nut butters, hummus, tahini and green leafy vegetables. • Increase proteins and healthy fats. Add in more fibre (vegetables, legumes, ground flaxseeds etc); eat liver cleansing foods such as the cruciferous vegetables, brightly colored vegetables and low GI fruits. Avoid preservatives, seed oils (canola/sunflower), added salts and sugars. Source “hormone free” animal products NOT “no added hormone” products, there is a BIG difference!


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What could be contributing to your weight--loss success//failure? Dr Hayley O’Neill WE’RE SOLD ON THE IDEA THAT BEING THIN IS THE KEY TO HEALTH, HAPPINESS, AND SUCCESS, YET THERE IS OVERWHELMING EVIDENCE SHOWING THAT FEW PEOPLE ACHIEVE LONG-TERM PERMANENT WEIGHT-LOSS AFTER DIETING. Restricting our food intake often backfires into a constant cycle of restricting, and then potentially overdoing it (binging) because we feel restricted and then ultimately feeling guilty or that we’ve failed for not being able to restrict and stick to a diet. Why is this so? When we restrict our food intake, the body responds by turning on strong “physiological adaptive responses” also known as the famine reaction to conserve energy. Some of these responses include reductions in metabolic rate, changes in neuroendocrine status, fat tissue and skeletal muscle, and loss of lean muscle. There is also evidence they we may even move less and become more efficient at burning energy. These changes increase hunger, slow weight-loss, and encourage weight regain. Some key hormones involved regulation of appetite are ghrelin and leptin. Ghrelin and leptin work in opposite to regulate appetite and food intake. Leptin inhibits food intake whereas ghrelin promotes food intake and weight gain. During dieting an increase in ghrelin intensifies hunger making it hard to lose weight. Dr Hayley completed a 6-year Postdoctoral research fellowship last year funded by NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council). Her research focused at understanding why people struggle to lose weight and keep it off in both dietary and surgical weight-loss. The stress hormone cortisol is another hormone believed to play a role in diet failure. However, current scientific evidence as well as unpublished data from Dr O’Neill does not support this. So, is all lost when it comes to dieting? No. Dr Hayley's research with Professor Nuala Byrne at Bond University involved

finding new ways to minimise weight regain/obesity rebound. By studying the effectiveness of a novel dieting approach called intermittent dieting, where people cycle between two weeks of dietary (calorie restriction) and two weeks of energy maintenance (where body weight in maintained), they found men lost more weight compared to those on the traditional calorie restriction diet (restricting calories continuously week after week). As a bonus when men stopped dieting, they regained less weight. Study findings in women are yet to be finalised but may provide a promising new effective dietary weightloss strategy for the future. A hot topic is the importance of gut health. Our gut is made up of trillions of bacteria - some good and others not so good. Good bacteria are known as probiotics. Recent scientific evidence suggests that the types of bacteria as well as having an imbalance between good and bad bacteria in our gut may influence our ability to lose weight. In fact, several studies in both humans and animals have shown that when bacteria are transferred from obese to lean – this promotes weight gain. Bariatric surgery is the most effective evidence-based option that offers significant and durable weight-loss and improved health outcomes including remission of co-morbidities for those with clinically severe obesity. Dr Hayley says that whilst our physiology (especially our gut and metabolism in muscle and fat) and genetics play a role in regulating our body weight, our eating behaviour and psychology also play a role. Best ways to live healthily and manage your weight is to eat nutritious food high in fibre and protein including whole plant foods that are minimally processed, such as colourful fruits and 52 slim magazine winter 2021

vegetables, whole grains, nuts, beans, legumes, plant-based oils, exercising regularly (160 min per week) and practicing mindfulness to support mental health. Dr Hayley is a co-founder of Plant Science that combines innovative farming and science to develop plantbased products like Gut-Feeling - the world’s first hemp-based protein prebiotic perfect for smoothies and can be enjoyed by the whole family. It is great for promoting growth of good bacteria and providing the best environment for your gut to thrive. Made from only three plant-based ingredients Gut-Feeling is also packed with fibre and protein to ensure you stay fuller for longer. plantscience.com.au

DR HAYLEY O’NEILL Co-founder Plant Science, former Postdoctoral Research Fellow and current adjunct Assistant Professor at Bond University has over 13 years academic researcher where her research focuses on weight-loss and aims to better understand why people struggle to lose weight and keep it off.


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“Most everyone who supports and helps LIVIN has been touched by mental illness and suicide in some kind of way,” Sam explains. “Our social impact is very much geared towards delivering invaluable but simple education to young people all over Australia through our LIVINWell Program. “It covers mental health literacy, how to look after yourself and a loved one who may be struggling, and where and how to access professional support.  Simple evidenced based mental health education like this wasn’t available back when we were growing up and I often reflect if this was an open conversation without stigma, maybe Dwayne wouldn’t have taken his own life.

Senior Veterinarian and General Manager of the Currumbin Wildlife Hospital, Dr Michael Pyne has worked at the Hospital for 20 years, treating some 140,000+ admissions in the hospital over that time.

“We want to give everyone a chance to know that It Ain’t Weak to Speak and that with the right information and basic knowledge, everyone can get back on track and start LIVIN again.”

Dr Pyne graduated from the University of Queensland with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science in 1992 and pursued opportunities in his career in Tasmania and the UK before returning to Queensland. In 2000, he started at the Currumbin Wildlife Hospital and completed his Membership of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Surgeons by examination in 2002. His main focus and guiding motivation today is protecting Australian native wildlife. Currumbin Wildlife Hospital is one of the busiest wildlife hospitals in the world. Led by Dr Pyne, his team work tirelessly to treat sick, injured and orphaned native wildlife for release back out into the wild. In 2019 he won the City of Gold Coast Australia Day Environmental Achievement Award. Bushfires, drought and human activities made 2020 the busiest year on record at the Hospital. Total admissions for the year were 13,794 compared to 12,198 the previous year. Dr Pyne plays an important role in many research projects and believes strongly that prevention is better than cure. His vision is that through community education and vital research projects, fewer animals will require hospitalisation and there will be a brighter future for our native wildlife. Donations can be made at currumbinwildlifehospital.org.au

Sam Webb founded LIVIN in honour of his mate, Dwayne Lally, who took his own life in 2013 after suffering in silence from a mental illness. LIVIN aims to connect, support and encourage people to talk about their feelings and challenges because “It Ain’t Weak to Speak”, which is their motto and the tagline on many of the LIVIN Wear apparel used to raise funds and awareness for their initiatives.

The LIVINWell program reaches hundreds of schools nationally, along with workplaces and sporting clubs. In 2019/2020 the LIVINWell program went to over 20,000 people across Australia. As Sam explains: “Due to the pandemic we had to pivot to deliver our program online which has also been successful. Our goal is to deliver a program a day into a school somewhere in Australia. Last year, a report by Ernst &Young confirmed our theory of change with evidence that suggests that the work we do in our programs in schools is having a real impact when it comes to increased help seeking, maintaining self-care strategies and increased selfawareness and emotional competency. “We have a lot of work we want to do and areas we want to improve, but this is important to know that the work we do is actually making an impact.” The year ahead is looking promising, with the introduction of a new website which will feature an impact calculator to show donors where their dollars go, and the impact donations have in the community through LIVIN’s initiatives. “My goal is to bring as much transparency to the LIVIN brand so that our engaged LIVIN community can get a hands-on experience that is tangible and they know that when they buy a T-shirt or book a program for their school or workplace, it is making a last impact and they can see that. This year we will also be bringing on board more facilitators around the country so that we can scale the demand for the program in other areas.” More at livin.org

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Man--opause?

ANDROPAUSE IS A CONDITION ASSOCIATED WITH A DECREASE IN TESTOSTERONE LEVELS AS MEN AGE. To use the term “Male Menopause” is misleading as it suggests that symptoms are the result of a sudden drop in sex hormones (as occurs in the female menopause), which is not the case in men. Testosterone levels drop gradually as you age but this occurs at a steady rate of less than 2 percent each year from the age of 30 to 40 years. Hormones are made by your glands and carried through the bloodstream, giving signals to other organs in the body about functions like growth, metabolism and reproduction. Androgens are a group of hormones and include testosterone (the male sex hormone). At puberty, your testicles start to produce testosterone, giving signs to your body that help it become sexually mature. Low testosterone (or testosterone deficiency) is when the body isn’t able to make enough testosterone to work normally. Because testosterone is the

major androgen, it’s key not just for the physical changes that happen during puberty (like the development of the penis and testicles, and the growth of body hair), but for your bone and muscles, sex drive, and your general mood. Your testosterone levels are at their highest between the age of 20 and 30. As you age, you’ll experience a small, gradual drop in testosterone levels. You might have a greater drop in testosterone levels if you’re overweight or have other long-term medical problems.

HOW ARE TESTOSTERONE LEVELS TESTED? The only way to check for low testosterone levels is by having two blood tests. Testosterone levels vary over the day, so if you have a low level on one blood test, you should have a discussion with your doctor before deciding what next steps to take. HOW ARE LOW TESTOSTERONE LEVELS TREATED? Testosterone therapy, given by injections, gels, lotions, creams, patches or tablets, is used to treat low testosterone. It’s unclear whether testosterone therapy has any benefit for older men who are otherwise healthy, and testosterone therapy may even be harmful in some situations.

There may be a greater drop in testosterone levels in men who have long-term medical conditions or who are overweight.

The risks of testosterone therapy include: acne or other skin reactions, weight gain, non-cancerous growth of the prostate and growth of any existing prostate cancer.

While the following symptoms could well be due to other illnesses, you should contact your doctor if you experience low energy levels, mood swings, irritability, poor concentration, reduced muscle strength or a low sex drive.

Getting diabetes or other illnesses under control and losing weight can also improve testosterone levels.

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‘Healthy’ habits that might not be so healthy

SOME SO-CALLED “HEALTHY” DAILY HABITS ARE NOT THAT GREAT AFTER ALL. IN FACT, THEY COULD EVEN HAVE NEGATIVE CONSEQUENCES. USING COTTONWOOL BUDS TO CLEAN YOUR EARS Ear wax is normal, harmless and it helps protects your ears from infection. Some people, however, like to stick cottonwool buds in their ears as though they’re mining for gold. You should never put cotton buds, fingers or any other objects in your ear because this can push wax in further, and you could damage your ear. If you suspect you have a large build-up of ear wax or your ear is blocked, see your GP or practice nurse, who can painlessly syringe it out using warm water. POPPING MULTIVITAMIN SUPPLEMENTS With a few exceptions, including folic acid for pregnant women, there is no evidence that vitamin supplements make any difference to the health of most

people. It’s better to get all the vitamins and minerals you need from a healthy, balanced diet. Supplements can be dangerous if you take too much of any one vitamin or mineral. High doses of Vitamin C can cause diarrhoea and kidney stones, for example, while high doses of  Vitamin A can be toxic. RINSING WITH MOUTHWASH You brush your teeth with the skills of a Renaissance painter, floss religiously and swish with mouthwash. Sounds healthy, right? Your daily mouthwash habit, however, might be doing your mouth more harm than good. There are myriad types of mouthwash with many different ingredients. Some come with adverse effects while others have been shown to work no better than a placebo (they just make your mouth feel clean). There is even a link between mouthwashes that contain alcohol and oral (mouth) cancer. Of course, some types of mouthwash can help control plaque and gingivitis, 58 slim magazine winter 2021

especially in people who aren’t able to properly brush and floss. Figuring out which one, if any, is right for you is complex and best done with the help of a dentist. DRINKING KOMBUCHA This fermented drink has become a popular substitute for soft drinks and juice, but like those beverages, kombucha is acidic, meaning it can wear away the protective enamel of your teeth. According to the NSW Food Authority, many brands of kombucha and other fermented drinks such as ginger beer and Kvass contain alcohol, a by-product of the fermentation process. Some even contain enough to be considered an alcoholic drink. Children, women who are pregnant or breastfeeding, people who take certain medications and people who intend to drive should be aware that fermented drinks may increase their blood alcohol level. Source: Healthdirect.gov.au


Spot pigments and orange around the pupil indicate hyperglycaemia ( high sugar load), which is a strong indication of Candida Albicans overload in the body. The way to deal with Candida is a change of perception and lifestyle, not just diet. Cleansing the bowel with quality water and a special blend of herbs and fibre which conditions the lining of the bowel to minimise Leaky Gut and establish healthier gut bacteria is important. The colon can store three to five kilos of compacted waste, and if the transition is slow, the person can reabsorb their own waste, which is a huge contribution to acidity and toxicity leading to mental and weight issues. Through lifestyle perceptions, Candida needs to be starved out of the body and toxic waste removed from the bowel. This will calm the person down, give them more energy and lower stress so they make better choices.

CANDIDA ALBICANS Could be why you cannot lose weight? By Shakti Selwood - Iridologist

DO YOU FIND YOURSELF STRUGGLING WITH AN OVERPOWERING (SOMETIMES UNCONTROLLABLE) SWEET TOOTH? DO YOU BECOME BLOATED OR FEEL SWOLLEN IN THE BELLY AFTER EATING SUGAR OR CARBOHYDRATES? IS YOUR CLOTHING SIZE CREEPING UP EACH SEASON? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then there’s a chance Candida overgrowth may be causing your symptoms and uncontrollable weight gain. Iridology can access Candida Albicans in the body (a fungal overgrowth, commonly known as Candida). We all have Candida in the body, but due to stress, poor diet, alcohol, sedentary lifestyle, etc, Candida for some, is in overabundance which effects the digestion, absorption and elimination. Candida will push your choices towards cravings for sugar and carbohydrates, which in turn promotes unfriendly gut bacteria within minutes of ingestion. This unfriendly gut bacteria then creates sugar cravings to support its survival. Headaches, constipation, poor sleep patterns and mood swings will always affect the hormones, making it exceedingly difficult to reduce weight, even if you exercise.

Using Iridology, I can often see the cause of the Candida. It may be a poorly functioning liver or bowel. There may be parasites in the bowel, or most often, it’s chronic stress. Long-term Inflammation causing irritability and mood swings can also cause weight gain as the body is out of balance and in pain, seeking relief.

The spots that occur in the iris can determine if the person has an over consumption of sugar. If the spots are yellow, then the kidneys are affected. If the colour (or pigment) of the spots are brown, then the liver is struggling. If the spots are orange, then the pancreas is indicating too much sugar in the diet which will push Candida big time, causing weight gain and possibly diabetes. When the weight starts to reduce and a healthier lifestyle is achieved, the eyes start to look brighter, and the spots start to clear in the eyes. The orange colour around the pupil is a strong indication that the pancreas is not coping. The pancreas produces five times the insulin when carbs and sugar are ingested, compared to ingesting protein. After enough sugar is converted to energy by insulin, the insulin’s next signal is to store fat.

Most often when I see Candida causing weight issues, I will go through the diet and lifestyle of the person. Usually, they are very anxious in their work, finance or family situations. Sometimes I will see stress rings in the eyes which creates a vicious circle of dieting and trying to reduce weight. Childhood trauma can be the origin of Candida and preventing people losing weight as the body is in a constant state of waiting for the “other shoe to drop”, which creates an attitude of needing relief, often sought through sweet food and alcohol. Getting to the core of the emotional stress and resolving issues is what I do. 59 slim-magazine.com.au

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Caring for a canine friend provides a simple happiness that is hard to explain, much like the unspoken ways that they care for us in return. Here are four ways that having dogs at home can improve your mental health and provide a sense of purpose. DOGS ENCOURAGE PHYSICAL ACTIVITY Being a good dog owner means engaging in physical activities for the well-being of your dog. Dogs need exercise, too, just like humans. Physical activity releases endorphins that can improve your mood and increase your happiness. Exercise also increases the blood-flow to your brain, which can improve your memory, help you think more clearly and protect against brain disease. Walking your dog encourages you to get outside into your local environment and connect with nature. Embracing the outdoors has big benefits for your mental health, immune system and sleeping patterns. DOGS INCREASE SOCIAL INTERACTION Owning a dog makes you accountable for daily outdoor adventures, but they are also incredible socialisers! Their sociability can encourage us to connect with and talk to other dog owners in our local community. Feeling connected to people plays an important role in your mental wellbeing. Humans are social creatures, who thrive on regular social interactions. The more positive interactions you engage

in, the more your mood can be boosted, and your social network strengthened for the next time you need support. You can even branch out and join relevant animal clubs or go to pet-friendly events, parks, or beaches. DOGS PROVIDE COMPANIONSHIP Dogs are incredible companions and provide unwavering support regardless of your mood. The sound of paws pattering on the floor, is an instant reminder that you are not alone. Returning home from a bad day can be lightened by knowing you have a furry friend patiently waiting for your return (or the treats you bring with you). Their affection and acceptance can decrease feelings of loneliness or isolation and can fulfil the human need to touch and care for another being. Research shows that patting or stroking a dog can reduce your blood pressure, lower your heart and breathing rate and reduce muscle tension and fatigue. DOGS PROVIDE STABILITY, ROUTINE AND A SENSE OF PURPOSE Owning and looking after a dog can encourage us to look after ourselves better. Healthy routines are great for your mental health. Having a routine that cares for your dog’s health too, can provide stability and a sense of purpose. Regardless of your mood, or even if you’re feeling stressed, anxious or depressed, one adorable look from your dog can have you out of bed caring for their every need. Taking care of another being and showing kindness towards their health, can even boost your own happiness. Source: Queensland Health 60 slim magazine winter 2021

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Exposing the wellness quacks and cons costing us our health. Fake Medicine is absolutely everywhere – it’s sitting on your pharmacy shelves, integrated into your family traditions and even mixed up with modern medicine. It’s difficult to distinguish truth from fiction, sometimes even for doctors. In this book, Dr Brad McKay aims to draw back the curtain surrounding alternative healthcare and encourage everyone to think a little more critically about the pills, potions, and therapies they might already be taking for granted.  RRP $32.99. Hachette

Nurses are our number-one unsung heroes. They’re the ones in the trenches mopping up bodily fluids, holding hands, keeping things ticking - and always with a smile on their face. In Off the Charts, Australia’s favourite straight-talking nurse and comedian, Georgie Carroll lets you peek behind the curtains to see the inner workings of a hospital. Georgie does not hold back as she shows us the human fragility and fierceness she sees every day at work. RRP $34.99. Pan Macmillan

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In her collection of autobiographical essays, fashion magazine editor Justine Cullen takes us on a hilariously candid exploration of her life so far - and all the mistakes she's made along the way. SemiGloss is an intimate, sharp and witty look at growing up and growing older from the kind of woman who seems like she has it all together - the glamorous job, the perfect family, the killer wardrobe. But, chipping away at that shiny, sparkly surface, Justine reveals the beautiful mess that lies beneath.

CSIRO WOMEN’S HEALTH GUIDE Dr Jane Bowen, Assoc Prof Bev Muhlhausley & Gemma Williams The CSIRO Women’s Health & Nutrition Guide offers research-based advice from the CSIRO on the critical role of lifelong healthy eating as the cornerstone of overall good health for women. Here you will find advice on lifestyle practices to support good health, from puberty through to pregnancy and menopause, as well as 80 delicious recipes which are quick and easy to prepare, suitable for the entire family and nutritionally complete. RRP $39.99. Pan Macmillan

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The CSIRO Women’s Health & Nutrition Guide THIS HANDY GUIDE OFFERS RESEARCH-BASED ADVICE FROM THE CSIRO ON THE CRITICAL ROLE OF LIFELONG HEALTHY EATING AS THE CORNERSTONE OF OVERALL GOOD HEALTH FOR WOMEN.

While body weight is one risk factor for developing chronic diseases later in life, being active, eating well, not smoking and avoiding or limiting alcohol are also very important factors for maximising health and avoiding disease. Here you will find advice on lifestyle practices to support good health, from puberty through to pregnancy and menopause, as well as 80 nutritionally complete and delicious recipes.

THE CSIRO WOMEN’S HEALTH & NUTRITION GUIDE BY DR JANE BOWEN, ASSOC PROF BEV MUHLHAUSLEY & GEMMA WILLIAMS, PUBLISHED BY MACMILLAN AUSTRALIA, RRP $39.99, PHOTOGRAPHY BY ROB PALMER

ROAST CHICKEN AND PUMPKIN COUSCOUS SALAD I NGREDIENTS SERVES 4 • 400g chicken tenderloins • 600g peeled pumpkin, cut into 1cm-thick slices • 3 tsps All-purpose spice booster • Olive oil cooking spray • 200g (1 cup) wholegrain couscous • 375ml (1 ½ cups) salt-reduced chicken stock, heated • 1 bunch small radishes, thinly sliced into rounds • 300g Brussels sprouts, trimmed and shredded • 200g baby bocconcini, torn • 2 tbsp toasted Brazil nuts, chopped • 1 x quantity Mustard and lemon 3-in-1

METHOD Preheat the oven to 210°C (190°C fan-forced). Line a large baking tray with baking paper. Toss together the chicken, pumpkin and spice booster in a bowl, then spread evenly over the prepared tray. Spray lightly with oil and roast for 20–25 minutes or until cooked and golden. Meanwhile, place the couscous in a large bowl and pour over the hot stock. Cover and stand, untouched, for 10 minutes or until the couscous has absorbed the liquid and the grains are tender. Use a fork to fluff up the grains and season with freshly ground black pepper. Add the roast chicken and pumpkin to the couscous and toss well to combine. Toss through the remaining ingredients and season with black pepper. Divide among bowls and serve.

BANANA BLUEBERRY NICE-CREAM BITES INGREDIENTS SERVES 4 (MAKES 16) • 4 medium bananas, sliced and frozen • 800g natural Greek-style yoghurt • 2 tsps honey • 2 tsps pure vanilla extract • 600g blueberries (fresh or frozen) • 2 tbsp finely chopped roasted, unsalted mixed nuts (walnuts, almonds, Brazil nuts)

METHOD Double-line a 20cm x 18cm x 5cm deep slice tin with baking paper. Using a stick blender or upright blender, blitz the banana, yoghurt, honey and vanilla until smooth. Spoon into the prepared tin and level the surface. Top with the blueberries, pressing them halfway down into the banana mixture, then sprinkle with the mixed nuts. Cover with plastic film and freeze for 4–6 hours or until set firm. Remove the nice-cream from the freezer and leave for 5 minutes. Cut into 16 even ‘bites’ and serve immediately 62 slim magazine winter 2021


Recipes……… INGREDIENTS SERVES 4 • 1 head cauliflower, florets separated, stem chopped • 2 bulbs fennel, trimmed and chopped • 2 leeks, rinsed well and thinly sliced • 800g peeled potatoes, chopped • 1 tbsp sweet paprika • 1.5 litres salt-reduced chicken stock • 2 tbsp olive oil • 600g fresh raw seafood marinara mix • 2 cloves garlic, crushed • 2 tbsp chopped dill

SEAFOOD CHOWDER

METHOD Place the cauliflower, fennel, leek, potato, paprika and stock in a large saucepan over medium heat and cook, stirring, until the mixture comes to a simmer. Simmer, partially covered and stirring occasionally, for 20–25 minutes or until the vegetables are very tender. Remove the pan from the heat and stand for 10 minutes, then use a stick blender to blend the soup until completely smooth. Season with freshly ground black pepper. Cover to keep warm and set aside. Heat the oil in a large, non-stick frying pan over high heat. Working in three batches, fry the seafood for 2 minutes each or until just cooked and light golden, adding the garlic in the last batch. Transfer to a bowl. Divide the chowder among bowls and top with the seafood. Sprinkle with dill and serve.

COFFEE CREAMS WITH CHOC-DRIZZLED SPONGE FINGERS INGREDIENTS SERVES 4 • 50g reduced-fat cream cheese • 150g fresh ricotta • 2 tsps instant coffee dissolved in 3 tsps boiling water, or 1 shot of espresso • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract • 2 tsps pure maple syrup • 80g dark chocolate • 8 savoiardi (sponge finger biscuits)

METHOD Using an electric hand-held mixer, blend the cream cheese, ricotta, coffee mixture, vanilla and maple syrup until very smooth. Spoon into four small ramekins or glasses and chill for at least 30 minutes. Break the chocolate into a microwave-safe bowl and melt on medium in 30-second bursts until smooth and melted, stirring between bursts. Alternatively, melt the chocolate in a heatproof bowl set over a small saucepan of very gently simmering water, stirring constantly. Place the savoiardi on a baking tray lined with baking paper and drizzle the tops with the melted chocolate. Chill for about 20 minutes until set. Serve the chilled coffee creams with the choc-drizzled sponge fingers for dipping. 63 slim-magazine.com.au


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The Slow Cook

NOTHING BEATS SLOW COOKING WHEN IT COMES TO CONVENIENCE. WITH MINIMAL PREPARATION, SIMPLE INGREDIENTS AND JUST ONE POT, YOU CAN SET AND FORGET, THEN ENJOY HEARTY, WHOLESOME MEALS EVERY NIGHT OF THE WEEK. Indulge in the joy of preparing simple, hearty, sustaining meals, with a healthy dose of family favourites in the mix, too. From tagines and tacos to pot roasts, pies and puddings, all recipes include conventional stovetop or oven instructions as well as those for slow-cooker machines. These dishes, even if they’re new to you, will give you the warm, fuzzy feeling of having come home.

INGREDIENTS

BEEF CHEEK CHILLI

SERVES 4

• 2 tbsp olive oil • 3 beef cheeks (about 1 kg), sinew removed, halved • Salt flakes and freshly ground black pepper • 1 onion, diced • 1 red capsicum, deseeded and diced • 3 garlic cloves, chopped • 3 coriander sprigs, stalks and roots finely chopped, leaves roughly chopped • 1 tbsp ground cumin • 1 tbsp ground coriander • 1 tbsp smoked paprika

THE SLOW COOK BY JUSTINE SCHOFIELD, PUBLISHED BY PLUM, RRP $39.99, PHOTOGRAPHY BY ROB PALMER

• ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon • 1 tsp dried oregano • 1 chipotle chilli in adobo sauce, finely chopped, plus 2 tablespoons sauce • 2 tomatoes, chopped • 400g can kidney beans, drained and rinsed • 1 tsp red wine vinegar plain yoghurt or sour cream, to serve • Steamed brown rice, to serve SALSA • 2 corn cobs, husks and silks removed • Zest and juice of 1 lime • 1 long red chilli, finely chopped • Pinch of salt flakes

METHOD 1. Preheat the oven to 160°C. 2. Heat half the olive oil in a flameproof casserole dish over mediumhigh heat. Season the beef cheeks with salt and pepper and sear for 1-2 minutes on each side until browned. Remove from the dish. Add another tablespoon of oil, then add the onion, capsicum, garlic, finely chopped coriander stalks and roots and season with salt. Turn the heat down to medium and cook, stirring regularly, for 8-10 minutes until the vegetables are softened and lightly caramelised. Add the spices and oregano and cook for a further 1 minute before adding the chipotle and adobo sauce. Stir in the tomato and cook for 5 minutes until it breaks down. 3. Return the beef cheeks to the pan and add the kidney beans and 500ml (2 cups) of water. Place a cartouche (a piece of baking paper cut to fit the dish) on top, then cover with the lid. Transfer to the oven and braise for 2-2 ½ hours until the beef cheeks are tender. 4. Remove the dish from the oven and shred the beef cheeks with two forks before returning them to the sauce along with a splash of vinegar. 5. To make the salsa, preheat the oven grill. Brush the remaining oil over the corn and cook, turning regularly, for 15-20 minutes until lightly charred all over. Set aside until cool enough to handle. Alternatively, if you have a gas stove, cook directly on the gas hob, turning regularly until charred all over. Cut the kernels off the cobs and place in a bowl, then mix in the remaining salsa ingredients and the roughly chopped coriander leaves. 6. Serve the beef cheek chilli with a dollop of yoghurt or sour cream and the salsa, with steamed brown rice alongside.

SLOW COOKER METHOD Follow step 2, then transfer the vegetable mixture to the slow cooker. Add the beef cheeks and kidney beans and 1 cup (250ml) of water. Cover and cook on high for 5 hours or on low for 8 hours, or until the beef is tender and the sauce is thick and rich. Follow steps 4, 5 and 6. 64 slim magazine winter 2021


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LEMON DELICIOUS INGREDIENTS SERVES 4-6

• 125g unsalted butter, chopped and softened, plus extra for greasing • 230g (1 cup) caster sugar • 2 tsp lemon zest, plus extra to serve • 4 eggs, separated • 75g (½cup) self-raising flour

• 375ml (1 ½ cups) milk • 80ml (¹⁄3 cup) lemon juice (from about 1 ½ lemons) • Boiling water • Icing sugar, sifted, for dusting • Crème fraîche, to serve

METHOD 1. Preheat the oven to 170°C. Lightly grease a 1 litre (4 cup) capacity baking dish with butter. 2. Place the butter, caster sugar and lemon zest in the bowl of an electric mixer and mix on medium speed using the paddle attachment until pale and creamy, about 1 minute. Add the egg yolks, one by one, beating well after each addition. Fold in the flour, milk and lemon juice to form a smooth batter.

PEANUT BUTTER CHICKEN INGREDIENTS SERVES 4 • 1 tbsp peanut oil • 8 chicken thighs (about 2 kg), bone in, skin removed • 1 onion, sliced • 2 cm piece of ginger, grated • 1 garlic clove, chopped • 1 tsp ground turmeric • 210g (3⁄4 cup) chunky peanut butter • 2 tbsp honey • 2 tbsp light soy sauce • 500ml (2 cups) chicken stock • Salt flakes and freshly ground black pepper

• 250ml (1 cup) coconut milk, plus extra to serve • 1 red capsicum, deseeded and cut into 2 pieces • Zest and juice of 1 lime • 1 small handful of coriander leaves • 1 long red chilli, sliced on an angle • 50g (¹⁄3 cup) peanuts, toasted and chopped • 1 makrut lime leaf, stalk removed, leaf finely sliced (optional) • Steamed rice, to serve

METHOD 1. Heat the peanut oil in a large sauté pan over medium–high heat. Add the chicken, in batches if necessary, and cook for 2 minutes on each side until golden brown. Remove from the pan and set aside. Add the onion to the pan and fry for 4-5 minutes until softened and golden, then stir in the ginger, garlic, turmeric, peanut butter, honey, light soy sauce and 3 tbsp of stock. 2. Return the chicken to the pan and turn to coat in the onion and peanut butter mixture. Season with salt and pepper and pour in the remaining stock. Bring to the boil, then turn the heat down to low. Cover with the lid and gently simmer for 30-35 minutes until the chicken is cooked through and the sauce is thick. 3. Add the coconut milk, capsicum and lime zest and juice to the pan, stir and cook for a further 10-15 minutes. 4. Serve the peanut butter chicken with the coriander, chilli, peanuts and lime leaf (if using) scattered over the top, with steamed rice on the side.

SLOW COOKER METHOD Follow step 1, then place the onion and peanut butter mixture and chicken in the slow cooker. Stir and pour in 375 ml (1½ cups) of stock, season with salt and pepper, cover and cook on high for 2 hours or on low for 4 hours. Add the coconut milk, capsicum and lime zest and juice, cover and cook on high for a further 15-20 minutes. Follow step 4. 65 slim-magazine.com.au

3. In a separate bowl, whisk the egg whites on high speed until stiff peaks form. Then, with a large metal spoon, gently fold half the egg whites into the batter to lighten the mixture. Fold through the remaining egg whites until just combined. 4. Gently spoon the mixture into the prepared dish. Place the dish in a large roasting tin. Pour boiling water around the dish into the tin to reach halfway up the side of the dish. Bake for 35-40 minutes until the lemon delicious is golden and just set. 5. Dust the lemon delicious with the icing sugar and serve with the crème fraîche and an extra sprinkling of lemon zest.

SLOW COOKER METHOD Grease the slow cooker with butter. Follow steps 2 and 3. Add the batter to the slow cooker. Cover and cook on low for 3-3 ½ hours until the lemon delicious is golden and just set. Follow step 5.


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The Healthy Skin Kitchen THE HEALTHY SKIN KITCHEN IS AN ESSENTIAL RESOURCE FOR ANYONE WHO WANTS BEAUTIFUL SKIN, PARTICULARLY PEOPLE WHO STRUGGLE WITH ECZEMA, ACNE, AND MANY OTHER SKIN DISORDERS. THE RECIPES ARE ALLERGY-FRIENDLY AND INCLUDE VEGAN AND AUTOIMMUNE PALEO OPTIONS, TO ENSURE THERE ARE OPTIONS TAILORED TO YOU. Award-winning author and nutritionist, Karen Fischer knows what it’s like to struggle with embarrassing skin disorders that no one could fix. Her journey from head-to-toe hives and eczema to clear skin turned around when she found the underlying cause of her symptoms. You can do this too.

EXTRACTED FROM THE HEALTHY SKIN KITCHEN (EXISLE 2021), KAREN FISCHER BHSc, DIP. NUT. , AVAILABLE FROM WW.EXISLEPUBLISHING.COM AND WHEREVER LIFE CHANGING BOOKS ARE SOLD.

CAROB SMOOTHIE INGREDIENTS SERVES 1, PREPARATION TIME 5 MINUTES, PRE-FREEZE FRUIT OVERNIGHT (OPTIONAL)

INGREDIENTS

BANANA POPSICLES

METHOD

MAKES 10 POPSICLES, PREPARATION TIME 30 MINUTES (PLUS 30 MINUTES FREEZING TIME) • 5 large ripe bananas, peeled and cut in half • 1 batch Carob Mylk Chocolate Bar mixture (see separate recipe on page 65) • 10 popsicle sticks (from a craft/art shop or large kitchen stores)

METHOD Before you begin, place the whole, unpeeled bananas into the freezer for 30 minutes so they are cold as the mylk chocolate will only set nicely (and quickly) when the bananas are cold. ensure you don’t accidentally freeze them! Prepare a plate or tray covered with baking (parchment) paper for your bananas and set aside. Make the Carob Mylk Chocolate Bar mixture but do not put it in the refrigerator to set. Instead, place the mixture in a deep, narrow cup as this makes it easier to dip and coat the bananas in the melted chocolate. Remove the bananas from the freezer, peel only the first one, cut it in half and insert a popsicle stick into each half. Holding the stick, dip the banana into the melted chocolate, rotating around to cover most of the banana. You might need to use one of your hands to lightly hold the base of the banana so it does not slide off the popsicle stick. If you are using toppings you can add the toppings to the first banana now (on one side only, and while the chocolate is

• 1 peeled pear (cut into cubes and pre-frozen) • 1 heaped tbsp carob powder (roasted or raw) • 1 ½ cup organic rice milk (GF option) or oat milk (contains gluten) • ½ tsp hemp seed oil or flaxseed oil • 1 tsp real maple syrup or brown rice syrup (optional)

still soft) as this will help the nuts stick to the banana. If you are not using toppings, hold the choc-coated banana upright while the chocolate sets, then place it onto the lined tray. Follow the same method with the other half of the banana then continue with the remaining bananas. If the chocolate mixture starts getting hard while you are still covering the bananas, place the container in some hot water to melt the mixture. Place the banana tray into the freezer and freeze overnight (serve them frozen). They will last about ten days in the freezer but if your family is like mine, they probably won’t last that long.The bars will keep in the fridge for up to 1 week or in the freezer for up to 3 months.

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Place all the ingredients into a high-speed blender and blend until smooth. We decorated this smoothie with Carob Mylk Chocolate Bar mixture .


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BANANA BEET NICE CREAM INGREDIENTS SERVES 3–4 PREPARATION TIME 20 MINUTES (PLUS OVERNIGHT FREEZING TIME) • 4 medium bananas • 1 medium beetroot/beet, peeled (3 tbsp /60ml, when juiced) • 2 tbsp plant-based milk of choice (Oat, Cashew, Hemp or Rice Milk)

METHOD

Peel and chop the bananas, place them in an airtight container and freeze them overnight. The next day, juice the beetroot in a juicer and, if needed, strain the juice to remove the pulp. If you do not have a juicer, grate the beetroot and blend it with 1/4 cup of water in a high-speed blender and strain to remove the pulp. In a food processor, combine 3 tablespoons (60 ml) of the beet juice with the frozen chopped bananas. If the machine won’t blend the bananas, add a little plant-based milk 1 tablespoon at a time, and blend until smooth. Do not over-blend or add too much milk as this will make it too runny. Scrape the sides and blend again. Nice cream can be served as is as a soft serve, or for a firmer dessert place it into the freezer for 30 minutes before serving. Freeze any leftovers. To soften leftovers that have frozen overnight, allow to partially thaw for about 30 minutes before serving.

CAROB MYLK CHOCOLATE BAR

INGREDIENTS MAKES 2 BARS, PREPARATION TIME 10 MINUTES, COOKING TIME 10 MINUTES • 1 cup cacao butter buttons or shavings • 2 tbsp maple sugar • ½ cup roasted carob powder (roasted works best as it’s darker) OPTIONAL TOPPINGS: Rice bubbles/crispies (or plain puffed rice that has been toasted in a frying pan or skillet to make it crunchy), crushed raw cashews and a sprinkle of sea salt, or finely diced dried pear (preservative free only).

METHOD

Thin chocolate bars are easier to eat than one thick bar so use 2 x chocolate bar-shaped containers such as loaf tins (about 10 x 20 cm/ 4 x 8 in at the base). Line them with a large sheet of baking (parchment) paper, folded at the corners so the base and sides are covered and will cup the mixture without leaking. Alternatively, use moulds to make Easter Eggs or bite-sized chocolates. Use the double-boil method to protect the mixture from burning: fill a small saucepan with about 2 cm (1 in) of hot water and place a bowl on top, ensuring the bottom of the bowl does not touch the water. Place the cacao buttons in the bowl and gently heat on high heat until the buttons have melted. Remove the bowl from the heat and allow it to cool for about 10 minutes. Meanwhile, make your sugar into fine icing sugar by placing it into a highspeed blender, blending on and off three times or until it resembles icing sugar. Strain it to remove any lumps and blend again if needed. Then add the carob powder and melted cacao butter to the blender and blend until smooth (or use a stick blender and a high-sided/tall cup so you don’t spatter yourself). Wait 5 minutes then blend it again. Once it has begun to thicken and cool, blend it again and quickly transfer the mixture to the loaf tins (sprinkle on the optional toppings now, if desired) and place the tins into the refrigerator to set; this will take a few hours. Once set, break the bars into decorative pieces or wedges, or alternatively you can leave the bar whole. 67 slim-magazine.com.au


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We Can All Eat That ONE OF THE MOST ANXIETY-PROVOKING PARTS OF BECOMING A NEW PARENT CAN BE STARTING A CHILD ON SOLIDS. WHILE ALLERGIES AFFECT ONLY A SMALL PERCENTAGE OF CHILDREN – ABOUT 4 TO 8 PERCENT UNDER THE AGE OF 5 – NUMBERS CONTINUE TO RISE SIGNIFICANTLY. In We Can All Eat That! author Pam Brook starts from the premise, based on the latest evidence, that giving allergens to babies from 6 to 12 months can reduce the chance of them developing food allergies. She allays fear through a combination of rigorous scientific research and creative nutritious recipes every member of the family from 6-months-old to 60+ can enjoy together.

THIS IS AN EDITED EXTRACT FROM WE CAN ALL EAT THAT BY PAM BROOK, PUBLISHED BY HARDIE GRANT BOOKS, RRP $39.99. AVAILABLE IN STORES NATIONALLY. PHOTOGRAPHER: © ALAN BENSON

COCONUT MACADAMIA ENERGY BALLS INGREDIENTS MAKES 12 BALLS

CHEESYCRUSTED VEGETABLE BAKE

PREP TIME: 10 MINUTES, PLUS CHILLING • 310g (2 cups) almonds, skin on • 80g (½ cup) macadamia nuts • 125g (1 cup) sultanas (golden raisins) • 185g (½ cup) goji berries • 1 tsp natural vanilla extract

• 1 tsp ground cinnamon (use a tiny amount for young babies) • 3 tbsp melted coconut oil • 45g (½ cup) desiccated coconut, for rolling

METHOD Combine the nuts, sultanas, goji berries, vanilla and cinnamon in a food processor and blitz well until smooth, adding the coconut oil to bring it all together. Transfer the mixture to a bowl and roll it into balls about 3 cm in diameter, using your hands or a melon baller.

INGREDIENTS SERVES 6 PREP TIME: 15 MINUTES. COOKING TIME: 60 MINUTES • 400g pumpkin (squash), peeled and thinly sliced • 400g potatoes, peeled and thinly sliced lengthways • 1 zucchini sliced diagonally • 2 tbsp melted butter • 1 tsp mixed dried Italian herbs • Sea salt (omit for babies) • Freshly ground black pepper (just a tiny amount for babies)

• 360g (2 cups) cherry tomatoes (or 400g tinned chopped tomatoes) • 50g (½ cup) grated parmesan (use ricotta for babies) • 60g (½ cup) grated cheddar (use a mild variety for babies) • 60g (1 cup) panko (Japanese) breadcrumbs

METHOD Preheat the oven to 180°C (350°F). Grease and line a medium baking dish with baking paper. Place the vegetables in a large mixing bowl. Combine the melted butter and herbs together in another bowl, then toss the mixture through the vegetables, and season with salt and pepper. Transfer the vegetables to the baking dish in an even layer. Spread the tomatoes over the top. Cover the dish with foil and bake for 45 minutes. Remove from the oven and take off the foil. Increase the heat of the oven to 200°C (400°F). Top the dish with the cheeses and breadcrumbs, return to the oven and bake for a further 15 minutes, or until the crust is golden and the vegetables are tender when pierced with a knife. Serve hot. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. For younger babies thin with a little water and purée until smooth. Allow to cool before serving. For older babies mash to a lumpy texture. Allow to cool before serving. For toddlers serve as for adults, but allow to cool before serving. 68 slim magazine winter 2021

Spread the desiccated coconut in a shallow bowl, then roll the balls in the coconut until evenly coated. Chill in the refrigerator for a few hours. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days, or freeze for up to 3 months. For younger babies 7 months plus who are ready for some finger food, tear into squishy finger food—sized pieces. For older babies tear into squishy finger food— sized pieces. For toddlers serve as for adults.


Recipes……… PORK COOKED IN MILK WITH SAGE AND LEMON INGREDIENTS SERVES 8-10 PREP TIME: 10 MINUTES. COOKING TIME: 2 HOURS • Olive oil • 2kg boneless pork shoulder or neck, skin and excess fat removed, cut into pieces about 5-6 cm thick • Sea salt (omit for babies) • 10 garlic cloves, peeled

• 1 large bunch sage leaves (you’ll need approximately 1 ½-2 cups loosely packed leaves) • Zest and juice of 2 lemons • 1 litre (4 cups) full-cream milk • Freshly ground black pepper (just a tiny amount for babies)

METHOD Preheat the oven to 160°C (320°F). Place a deep, heavy-based, ovenproof frying pan or flameproof casserole dish over high heat and add a good splash of olive oil. Season the pork with salt, then add the pieces to the pan and brown it well on all sides. When nicely coloured, remove the pork from the pan and set aside. Reduce the heat slightly and add a splash more oil, followed by the garlic. Toss the garlic well to colour and soften, for about 2 minutes, then add three-quarters of the sage and all the lemon zest. Stir well. Return the pork to the pan along with the milk, half the lemon juice and a good grinding of pepper. You want your pork to be sitting snugly in the pan and the milk to come about halfway up the pork. Cover the pork with a damp piece of baking paper, then cover the pan with a lid or fitted piece of foil. Place the pork into the oven to slowly braise. Cook for about 2 hours until tender, checking and turning after 1 hour. When the pork is cooked it will be soft and falling apart and the milky sauce will be golden and deliciously curdled. Remove the pork gently from the sauce and transfer it to a board to rest for 10 minutes.

SWEET CORN AND MACADAMIA FRITTERS INGREDIENTS SERVES 4 PREP TIME: 10 MINUTES. COOKING TIME: 5 MINUTES • 160g (5½ oz/1 cup) roasted macadamia nuts kernels from 3 large corn cobs • 1 small red onion, roughly chopped • 2 eggs • ¼ bunch coriander (cilantro), leaves and stems roughly chopped • Sea salt (omit for babies)

• Freshly ground black pepper (just a tiny amount for babies) • 150g (5½ oz/1 cup) plain (all-purpose) flour (substitute gluten-free flour if family members are gluten-intolerant or coeliac) • 1 tsp baking powder • 3 tbsp macadamia oil

Meanwhile, place the cooking pan on the stovetop on low heat and very gently whisk the milk solids into the sauce. You don’t need to completely break it up, as the ricotta-like clumps are completely delicious as they are. Taste and add more lemon juice and salt and pepper as desired, then add the remaining sage leaves and stir to wilt. Place the pork on a serving platter and separate into pieces using tongs or a fork and spoon. Pour the sauce over and serve with a drizzle of olive oil. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days, or freeze for up to 3 months. For younger babies shred some of the pork and purée it with some of the juices until smooth. Serve with puréed vegies. Allow to cool before serving. For older babies shred the meat for finger food and serve with finely chopped greens. Allow to cool before serving. For toddlers serve as for adults, but allow to cool before serving.

METHOD Blitz the macadamia nuts in a food processor until finely chopped and set aside. Place half the corn kernels into the bowl of a food processor, along with the onion, eggs and coriander. Add a pinch of salt and pepper and blend until about three-quarters of the corn is puréed. Transfer the mixture to a large bowl and stir through the remaining corn, chopped macadamia nuts, flour and baking powder until just combined. Don’t overmix. Heat 1 tablespoon of the oil in a large shallow frying pan over medium high heat. When the oil is hot, add heaped tablespoons of the mixture to the pan (you should be able to cook 5 or 6 fritters at a time). Cook for 1-2 minutes each side until golden and just cooked. You can keep the first batch warm in a 100°C (210°F) oven while you cook the rest. Serve the fritters with the guacamole, if desired. Store in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. For younger babies purée half a cooked fritter, ½ tablespoon oil (if using) and a tablespoon or two of water until smooth. For older babies mash coarsely. Alternatively, the fritters make ideal finger food. For babies who can chew their food, but be sure the macadamia nuts are very finely chopped. For toddlers serve as for adults, but ensure that any nuts are finely chopped. 69 slim-magazine.com.au


New-era Wellness

SOME OF US MAY HAVE WORKED OUT AND FOUND INNER PEACE IN 2020, BUT FOR MOST OF US, WELLNESS WENT OUT THE WINDOW. WE AVOIDED THE GYM, OVERINDULGED AND WISHED WE COULD STOP WORRYING AND WORK OUT AT HOME. In 2021, it’s time to turn this around and reassess our well-being needs, taking a different approach to our physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being.

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COL D THERAPY

According to the pioneers of the Wim Hof Method, frequent exposure to cold is linked to a number of different health benefits.

just a day to living without your phone, social media, and TV. Instead, take more time to read, enjoy time with family and friends, walk in nature, or work on a creative project. You’ll find you’re more productive and the benefits of time with friends and family can never be underestimated.

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REALISTIC GOAL SETTING

Break down your ultimate health and fitness goal into small, specific and achievable mini-goals.

Scientists have found evidence that exposure to cold speeds up metabolism, reduces inflammation, swelling and sore muscles. Athletes use ice baths and other types of exposure to cold as a means to speed up recovery after physical exercise. Furthermore, cold body therapy is also linked to improved quality of sleep, focus and even to an improved immune response. More at wimhofmethod.com/cold-therapy

Choose a goal that is meaningful and important to you, nobody else. Your ultimate fitness goal could be to be fit enough to participate in a competition on a set date or to do 10 laps of the pool. Whatever the case, make it realistic.

DIGITAL DETOX

Expert advice is exercise for at least 30 minutes on all or most days of the week is most effective, as is cutting back on junk food and snacks and eating smaller

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Free yourself from the overstimulation and fatigue of technology. The idea is simple: Devote a week, weekend, or even

portions. Also, increase the amount of fresh fruits and vegetables, lean meats, low-fat dairy products and wholegrain foods in your daily diet.

Be specific. Don’t make your ultimate goal a general statement like: ‘I want to lose weight’. Make it measurable. Exactly how many kilograms do you want to lose?

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OUTDOOR THERAPY

Made popular in the 60s, “walk-andtalk sessions” are returning: Taking a hike on nature trails, roads and beaches with a therapist, counsellor or friend. Physical exercise releases endorphins, the “happy hormones”, it may also help people to relax, release physical tension, breathe deeply and process experiences in a different way while surrounded by the sounds, sights and smells of nature. Expect eco-therapy to become more popular here in 2021.

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2020 made us focus on mental and emotional well-being. When you’re ready to travel, wellness retreats and outdoor adventure experiences are a fantastic choice. Spas, retreats and health workshops are the opportunity for people to reconnect with themselves, to others, to nature, and rediscover their sense of purpose.


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Serving the winning combo of signature Bavarian dishes and steins of liquid gold.

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SUBLIME SCENT The Maison Balzac burner is part of the Aura Home range of coloured glassware. The gentle warmth of a tea light infuses the aromatic. Made from heat resistant coloured glass, each oil burner comes with an Australian beeswax candle.

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The Mykonos Table Lamp duo includes textured ceramic bases, paired with a linen shades for a modern look. Set of two

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From Urban Eden & Co, the Vertical Garden is just the thing for livening up your work space with some living, breathing greenery.

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Stylish and subtle, the VISTOSI Jube Table Lamp was created from the union of two mouth-blown glasses. RRP $1,175. MONDOLUCE.COM

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A swivel chair couldn’t get more inviting than this. Plush and roomy the Victoria swivel chair will fit perfectly in your global or urban home. Features a padded leather back and seat on top of powder coated black legs that swivels 360 degrees. RRP $1,049. OZDESIGNFURNITURE.COM.AU

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The Hatcher Ladder Bookcase provides simple and useful storage for your home, office or workplace. With a lovely ladder shelf design, this bookshelf also includes a spacious, sliding drawer for hidden storage .

Combining natural rattan with black mango wood, the Lisbon desk features three drawers dedicated to storage and a door. Elegantly simple this piece enhances a stylish workspace. RRP $1,699. OZDESIGNFURNITURE.COM.AU

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NEAT AND COMPLETE The Leonie Desk gives perfect industrial vibes with a lovely Scandinavian bent. The raw simplicity of the plywood top and metal powder-coated frame contribute to the industrial feel. RRP $679. BROSA.COM.AU

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POWER PASSION PORSCHE IS LEADING THE WAY INTO A NEW ERA OF SUSTAINABLE AND SENSATIONAL MOTORING WITH A FOCUS ON ELECTRIC MODELS.

PORSCHE: MISSION E

A sports car that covers over 500 kilometers with superb performance— but without a drop of gasoline? Welcome to the future: Mission E electric concept car. “The designers’ dream is for the Mission E to acquire a status similar to that of the 911,” says Michael Mauer, head of Porsche Design. Mission E represents the future. The concept shows what the first purely electric sports car in the brand’s history could look like. And how it meets every Porsche standard in terms of performance, fuel efficiency, driving dynamics, and everyday practicality, based on revolutionary technology. And of course, with a timeless, elegant, aesthetic form.

PORSCHE TAYCAN

Then there’s the extraordinary, fullyelectric Taycan, which arrived on our shores this year and is already making a niche for itself. Capable of 0-100 in 2.8 seconds, and 400km of range on a 20-minute charge, the Taycan is the first production vehicle with a system voltage of 800 volts, instead of the usual 400 volts for many electric cars. Australian models come with the Mobile Charger Connect as standard, providing intelligent charging functions as well as a Charging Cable (Mode 3) for use at AC public charging stations.

You can charge at home and on the road. Owners of a Taycan receive three years’ access to Australia’s largest EV charging network where you can charge for free across all ultra-rapid and participating fast charging stations. Chargefox stations provide the complimentary charging services. With the Porsche Home Energy Manager, you can charge your vehicle quickly and easily at home, while also making sure your household electric appliances are supplied with efficient energy. You can check the remaining range of your Taycan, current charge status, and set how long to charge your Taycan all from your smartphone using the Porsche Connect App. There is a range calculator for the different models: With the range indicator, you can determine the estimated range for your journey. The calculation is based on your personal driving profile, your travelling conditions and the respective model equipment. When on the road, the Taycan, as well as Porsche plug-in hybrid models, benefits from the expanding Porsche Destination Charging network being installed across metro and regional sites. Porsche Destination Chargers capable of AC charging are being installed across both metropolitan and regional sites giving owners access to complimentary charging of Porsche models. Porsche Destination Charging will continue to be installed at premium lifestyle destinations such as luxury 73 slim-magazine.com.au

hotels, theatres and entertainment venues, restaurants, shopping precincts and cellar door locations. The full-electric Porsche Taycan is now available to order in Australia. There are three variants and pricing starts from $191,000 for the Taycan 4S, $269,100 for the Turbo and $339,100 for the range-topping Taycan Turbo S, plus on-road costs. Porsche Centre Gold Coast 1 Harvest Court, Southport Tel: 5555 7911 porschegoldcoast.com.au


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Baby Give Back Celebs and the fashion-set flocked to the upper level, Nineteen at The Star, for lunch with a scintillating view and for a worthy cause: Baby Give Back.

Photos by Regina King and Peter Flowers Photography

Loretta Sheerin & Vanessa Anderson

Introduced by Olympic Gold Medallist and former swimming Champion, Giaan Rooney, CEO Carly Fradgley spoke of the urgent need to support families in crisis with donations via social service agencies and social workers who are qualified to assess their need.

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As the delicious lunch unfolded, sponsors and donors spoke of their belief in Baby Give Back and its objectives, rousing guests to donate money and goods to the charity. More at babygiveback.org

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Savannah Hassum, Carly Fradgley & Natalie Gruzlewski

Kat Orchard & Andrew Heslehurst

Brittany Marino and Jackie Cross

Genevieve Meek, Kerry Watts & Ardena Ulliana

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Chic & Sophisticated

Di Henley-Smith welcomed friends and customers to her new boutique, Henley Collections, on Level 1 of Oasis, Broadbeach, celebrating in tropical style with music and a colourful array of kaftans, resort wear and beach wraps. Florals, animal prints and versatile white were in abundance, ideal for every facet of the Gold Coast lifestyle.

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Linda Davis, Dee Bunting & Sequoia Haskell

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Fashion is my Passion

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Socials………

Debbie Miller from Fashion is my Passion hosted a stylish lunch at Shuck, Main Beach. Fashion doyenne, Di Cant was special guest and spoke of her life in the fashion industry, here and around the world. Needless to say, all guests dressed up in their most elegant threads for the occasion.

Debbie & Peter Miller

Helen Wittmack, Judy Purchase & Desy Goodeng

Di Cant & Debra Kelly

Robyn Clark, Gigi Korbel & Marlene Mulvena

Nikki Bagadia & Lily Chaudhuri

Mary Hooper, Di White & Charlene Beale

Suzanne McCarthy & Gillian Lawrence

Viki Chatfied & Ann Rivereau

Susie McWatt Forbes, Jacquie Shooter & Cathie Shooter

Tracey Mathers & Dale Olsson

Liz Clift & Liz Golding

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Socials………

Photos by Annie Noon of Fotoforce

Sonia Stradiotto Store Opening

Sonia Stradiotto celebrated the opening of her new Gallery Showroom Store on level 1 of Marina Mirage with a stylish affair - a vivid parade of the new season's collection complemented by Sonia's larger-than-life hospitality. Guests enjoyed a return to gathering in person and live fashion parades, lapping up the bling, tailoring and innovative creations brought to life by the Empress of Design.

James Karadimos, Sonia Stradiotto & Bianca Stradiotto

Tsambica Manettas & Nicole Carter

Bianca Dye & Pat Worboys

Champagne Queen Riely Saville

Chelsea Steber, Maddie Carolan & Kate Bennett

Ricky Nowak , Lisa Lockland & Karen Phillips

Kym Goldup, Tracey Mathers & Leonie Douglas

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Liz Clift International

Socials………

Photos by Kim Rafael Llige

Gold Coast Wonder Women held another fantastic event at Liz Clift International, savouring canapés, champagne, a parade of new season’s fashions and prizes. More at lizcliftinternational.com

Nicola Buchanan & Georgia Lane

Lauren Coad & Bronwen Hemmings

Rebecca Ogge, Jacquie Carey, Pam Sturgess

Liz & Bill Clift Kate Bennett & Mez Robson

Tracey Clinton, Brooke & Carolyne Coulson

Katrina Sanguigno & Bec Cannon

Rebecca Pask & Melina Muenstermann

Bianca Phillis & Ellen Kelly

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n o i t a r Ins pi atim... Ve r b DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND GENDERED ABUSE HAVE MADE THE HEADLINES RECENTLY, WITH THE MARCH4JUSTICE AND #LETHERSPEAK CAMPAIGNS TAKING UP THE MOMENTUM FROM THE GLOBAL #METOO MOVEMENT. Here, some of the spokespeople and activists involved share their thoughts on the importance of speaking up against violence, abuse and online harassment. “History – lived experience, the whole truth, unsanitised and unedited – is our greatest learning resource. It is what informs social and structural change.

“You can’t teach the logistics of sex talking about the ‘birds and the bees’ and you can’t teach the intricacies of consent using milkshakes. That video is belittling to Australian youth and was clearly not expert informed.”

“When you speak out that is when you start to heal. And that is what we need as humans, connection with other people. And even if you do not report it to police, even if it is (spoken of) with a friend or family member or a therapist and it is in complete confidence. That is so freeing. I just lent my story as the catalyst to #LetHerSpeak, and then others joined. There were lots of red tape we had to wade through. But it was so worth it.”

“You can’t put comprising on ordering pizza for dinner on the same scale as sexual assault. “We need to give examples of language that youth actually use that are [examples of) sexual abuse, harassment and coercion.” “And we can’t call it ‘moving the line’. Call it what it is. It’s abuse.” ACTIVIST CHANEL CONTOS, commenting on the Government’s ill-fated “Move the Line” consent campaign.

AUSTRALIAN OF THE YEAR 2021, GRACE TAME

“As a result of the #LetHerSpeak campaign, we’ve managed to change four laws in three different jurisdictions: Tasmania, Northern Territory, and Victoria, which previously gagged sexual assault survivors, and we’ve also won 13 court orders on behalf of 13 rape survivors, including two in the Supreme Court. “It’s nice to receive recognition for all the work that goes into a campaign like this, but the biggest mention has to go to those individual sexual assault survivors who have come forward and campaigned alongside with us and been willing to go through the court process in order to be able to, not just tell their own stories, but to change the law in a way that benefits so many other sexual assault survivors.” NINA FUNNELL, JOURNALIST, author and founder of #LetHerSpeak campaign which changed the Laws in Tasmania gagging sexual assault survivors from speaking about their abuse. More at letusspeak.com.au

Copping backlash in the media about her comments on Twitter about the appearance of the PM’s wife in a carefully- staged photo opp, actor and author Magda Szubanski defended her stance. “I’m not there just to make nice comments all the time. There are things that I think need to be addressed. Should I get off Twitter? Should I stop having an opinion? Well, that is democracy. Do I like it when people pile on me? No, I don’t, but I also go ‘well that’s what they do’.” MAGDA SZUBANSKI

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