Viewing entries tagged
health

Professional Whey

Professional Whey

Early on in my rugby career, I was sponsored by a supplement company. I was young, trying to maintain my weight and wanted protein to use at home and free product was pretty exciting. 

As I became more aware and interested in where the products were sourced, the impact this had on the products quality and the people involved in manufacturing them, as well as the impact they were having on my body, I started to ask questions about whether some of these things could be improved. Whether they would take the first, and what I thought was fairly reasonable, step of using Fairtrade or ethically sourced cocoa in their chocolate flavoured products? After a good couple of years, these questions came to nothing and so I parted ways with that company. I had found Professional Whey online and was really impressed with both their ethics and the quality of their products and so I began ordering protein powders and a few other products from them. 

This continued for a couple of years until Stephen Morris, the founder of Professional Whey, contacted me to chat about how I was finding the products and if I had any feedback. After hearing more about the business side of Professional Whey from Stephen I was even more impressed. They have a real commitment to sourcing great products from ethical sources and avoiding the kinds of additives and artificial sweeteners found in so many sports supplements.

After a few more conversations I became an ambassador for Professional Whey. I've been incredibly wary of promoting or pushing products that I don't believe in - that's one of the reasons I've been blacking out my boots for years - but with Professional Whey I genuinely believe in what their doing and have found their products really work for me. 

I understand that we're all sick of people trying to sell us stuff - in posting about this my hope is that people who do use sports supplements maybe think about some of these questions, and understand that there are companies like Professional Whey committed to providing an alternative. Hopefully we will see more of this across the industry. Thanks to Stephen and his team for their leadership. 

Easter Chocolate

Comment

Easter Chocolate

If you're keen to have some chocolate this Easter but not so keen on the sugar, palm oil and other ingredients corporate food put in chocolate, then here's a recipe for you. Emma made some home-made chocolate and it turned out really well.

Here's the recipe:
1 cup melted Cacao Butter
1 cup macadamia butter (or other nut butter)
3/4 cup Cacao powder
less than 1/4 teaspoon Stevia extract (or 6 dates if you want to use them)
Blend it for two minutes and then place in the fridge to set.

*Em added Cacao nibs and sea salt on top before it set
 

Comment

        </iframe>" data-provider-name="YouTube"         I went to a screening of 'That Sugar Film' here in Canberra last week and can't recommend it enough. Funny and informative, Damon Gameau has done an amazing job documenting his 'sugar experiment' and the effect that sugar has on all of our health.

Comment

I went to a screening of 'That Sugar Film' here in Canberra last week and can't recommend it enough. Funny and informative, Damon Gameau has done an amazing job documenting his 'sugar experiment' and the effect that sugar has on all of our health.

Comment