On this page you can access the sources of information I’m referencing throughout my guide and in the articles I’ve written on my website.

5 simple ways to make the most of your 24-hour day

1. Group of studies:

Banwell, C., Hinde, S., Dixon, J., & Sibthorpe, B. (2005). Reflections on expert consensus: A case study of the social trends contributing to obesity. The European Journal of Public Health, 15(6), 564-568. doi: 10.1093/eurpub/cki034. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16141305

Jabs, J., Devine, C. M., Bisogni, C. A., Farrell, T. J., Jastran, M., & Wethington, E. (2007). Trying to find the quickest way: Employed mothers’ constructions of time for food. Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, 39(1), 18-25. doi: 10.1016/j.jneb.2006.08.011. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17276323

Mogilner, C., Chance, Z., & Norton, M. I. (2012). Giving time gives you time. Psychological Science, 23(10), 1233- 1238. doi: 10.1177/0956797612442551. https://psycnet.apa.org/record/2012-28531-025

Strazdins, L., Griffin, A. L., Broom, D. H., Banwell, C., Korda, R., Dixon, J., … & Glover, J. (2011). Time scarcity: Another health inequality? Environment and Planning A, 43(3), 545-559. doi: 10.1068/a4360. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/227472554_Time_scarcity_Another_health_inequality

2. Lyubomirsky, S., Sheldon, K. M., & Schkade, D. (2005). Pursuing happiness: The architecture of sustainable change. Review of General Psychology, 9(2), 111-131. doi: 10.1037/1089-2680.9.2.111 http://sonjalyubomirsky.com/wp-content/themes/sonjalyubomirsky/papers/LSS2005.pdf

3. Gorlick, A. (2009). Media multitaskers pay mental price, Stanford study shows https://news.stanford.edu/news/2009/august24/multitask-research-study-082409.html

4. Medic, G., Wille, M., & Hemels, M. E. (2017). Short- and long-term health consequences of sleep disruption. Nature and science of sleep9, 151–161. doi:10.2147/NSS.S134864. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5449130/

5 ways to declutter your mind

Roster, C. A., Ferrari, J. R., & Jurkat, M. P. (2016). The dark side of home: Assessing possession ‘clutter’ on subjective well-being. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 4632-41. doi:10.1016/j.jenvp.2016.03.003


Bliese, P. D., Edwards, J. R., & Sonnentag, S. (2017). Stress and well-being at work: A century of empirical trends reflecting theoretical and societal influences. Journal of Applied Psychology, 102(3), 389-402. doi:10.1037/apl0000109













Series – How to reduce your exposure to toxins: AIR

1. Body burden, the pollution in newborns, Environmental Working Group, July 14, 2005. https://www.ewg.org/research/body-burden-pollution-newborns

2. Potera C. (2011). Scented products emit a bouquet of VOCs. Environmental health perspectives, 119(1), A16. doi:10.1289/ehp.119-a16. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3018511/

3. The Plant Life Balance report, Horticulture Innovation Australia. https://plantlifebalance.com.au/media/72953/simple_science.pdf

Series – How to reduce your exposure to toxins: WATER

1. Frank Lipman, M.D., Why you MUST simply filter your water, Mind Body Green. https://www.mindbodygreen.com/0-13217/why-you-simply-must-filter-your-water.html

2. Sherri A. Mason , Victoria Welch, Joseph Neratko, Synthetic polymer contamination in bottled water, State University of New York at Fredonia, Department of Geology & Environmental Sciences. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/shared/bsp/hi/pdfs/14_03_13_finalbottled.pdf

3. Sarah Gibbens, Exposed to extreme heat, plastic bottles may ultimately become unsafe, July 2019, National Geographic online. https://www.nationalgeographic.com/environment/2019/07/exposed-to-extreme-heat-plastic-bottles-may-become-unsafe-over-time/

Series – How to reduce your exposure to toxins: FOOD

1. Lawrence Mark A, Baker Phillip I. Ultra-processed food and adverse health outcomes BMJ 2019; 365 :l2289. https://www.bmj.com/content/365/bmj.l2289

2. Mie A, Andersen HR, Gunnarsson S, et al. Human health implications of organic food and organic agriculture: a comprehensive review. Environ Health. 2017;16(1):111. Published 2017 Oct 27. doi:10.1186/s12940-017-0315-4. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5658984/

3. Baranski et al. Higher antioxidant and lower cadmium concentrations and lower incidence of pesticide residues in organically grown crops: a systematic literature review and meta-analyses. British Journal of Nutrition. 2014 Sep 14;112(5):794-811. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24968103

4. Harvard Women’s Health Watch. Is plastic a threat to your health? Published online December 2019. https://www.health.harvard.edu/staying-healthy/is-plastic-a-threat-to-your-health

Healthier alternatives for personal care

“Endocrine Disruptors” – National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences https://www.niehs.nih.gov/health/topics/agents/endocrine/index.cfm.

Alexx Stuart, “Low Tox Life – a handbook for a healthy you and a happy planet”, Murdoch Books Australia, 2018.


Roeder, A. (2014, February 13). Harmful, untested chemicals rife in personal care products. Retrieved December 27, 2018, from https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/news/features/harmful-chemicals-in-personal-care-products/

FDA Authority Over Cosmetics: How Cosmetics Are Not FDA-Approved, but Are FDA-Regulated. (2018, July 24). https://www.fda.gov/cosmetics/guidanceregulation/lawsregulations/ucm074162.htm

“Trade Secret” Ingredients. (2018, August 8). https://www.fda.gov/cosmetics/labeling/ucm414211.htm

Geier, J. (2003, February). Patch testing with the irritant sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS) is useful in interpreting weak reactions to contact allergens as allergic or irritant. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12694214.


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