If you’ve tried dieting before, you’ve probably been faced with a long list of foods to avoid. Not only can this be tricky to navigate, but restriction can leave you feeling bored, hungry and unsatisfied with your meals.
I don’t know about you, but I grew up thinking that periods suck, were a literal physical pain, and something to dread every month. While I’m very grateful that menstruation is more openly talked about now, people who menstruate have been sold a myth...
As children we are learning about the world around us, and many experiences are set up for us at home. Some of these influence the way that we behave and make decisions as adults, including the way we approach food and nourish our bodies.
You know that feeling – where you woke up just fine but by the end of the day it feels like you need to be surgically cut out of your pants?? Being bloated is one of the most common digestive complaints and the reasons behind it are not always straightforward...
Between fad diets spruked by social media influencers, tricky marketing tactics and complicated food labelling laws, health can be a particularly confusing field to navigate these days. Should we try keto, paleo, vegan or carnivore diets? Do we need to stock our fridges with probiotics, or drink bone broth for breakfast? And what's the deal with ice baths and breathwork?
If there is one thing you want to focus on to make your gut happy is getting enough fibre into your day. Now when I used to hear the word “fibre” I thought granny undies and bland food - but I promise you a diet high in fibre should be full of flavour, colour and texture!
Whether it’s coming up to winter in your part of the world or you’ve become more conscious about your immune health in recent years, there’s plenty of ways to make sure that you’re giving your body’s natural defence system the best fighting chance. Nourish your body and immune system with the foods that you eat every day.
When it comes to optimal function throughout your body, it all starts in the gut. Considering that the gut is home to roughly 70% of your immune system, when your gut is bacterially well-balanced, it’s well-equipped to fight off common pathogens, preventing them from running amok and dragging your health down.
Before we dive any further, let’s do a quick review on what Reiki is. According to William Rand’s book Reiki: The Healing Touch, “Rei” means Universal/spiritual consciousness/spiritual wisdom, and “Ki” is similar to prana or chi which means life force. Reiki means Universal life force, and it is a form of energy healing modality that was founded in Japan in the early 1920s.
It’s not unusual for over-whelmed, time-crunched patients to say cringe-worthy things like “who’s got time to sleep? “or “I’ll sleep when I’m dead.”