Where is January going??? Hope you are enjoying these tips and finding some that you might like to incorporate into your daily lives!
Wellness Tip #15
It's been a looooonnnggg time since I've enjoyed a soak in the bath - bath time nowadays involves splashing, toys, sometimes tears and hopefully two clean children at the end of it!
However, if you're after another way to support your health then a soak in the tub with some bath salts is a great way!
Not only do the benefits of the salts so their job (the magnesium that is released works wonders on many things) but having time to relax in some nice warm water, and adding some essential oils as well, or even actual lavender, rosemary or roses even, all adds to the health benefits of this bath.
NOTE: bath salts are not recommended for pregnancy.
Wellness Tip #16
Do you know your sh!t?
Every other book at the moment seems to be about gut health - whilst it is the flavour of the month it is also essential to good health and why naturopaths have always been asking about your poo for years (ever?)!
Knowing what your poo should look like, what symptoms you shouldn't have and the fact that you can talk to people about it is a good thing. You would be surprised how many people think they should be blown up like a balloon from midday and that poo needs to evacuate at lightening speed!
Don't be afraid or embarrassed to talk to a health professional about these things.
Wellness Tip #17
I love green tea but as I write this I realise it's been a while since I've enjoyed a cup!
Green tea is a great alternative too coffee, it has some caffeine so if you're sensitive to any caffeine don't have this too late in the day.
There are so many beautiful green teas to choose from - experiment and see what you like.
Be careful not to burn them (a lot only need to be brewed at 80 degrees) and don't steep them for too long as this brings out some of the more bitter properties
Wellness Tip #18
My love for spice comes through again - cinnamon, so unassuming to look at, brings with it many therapeutic actions as well.
Add some to your porridge or smoothie of a morning, sprinkle on a chia pudding, roast with your sweet potato or add to your chai (it's beautiful as a tea as well).
A great little friend!
Wellness Tip #19
One thing I suggest to any of my clients who suffer with depression, stress and even anxiety is to try and get some time outside - even if all you can manage is a small walk around your backyard or around the block.
And if that's too much, because I know sometimes it is, make yourself a cuppa or grab a glass of water and go and sit outside for 5-10 minutes.
Bonus points if you can be bare feet on the grass!
Wellness Tip #20
We often read that we should eat our greens - veggies such as baby spinach and kale - but do you know why they are good for you? They are really little powerhouses of nutrients & bring with them the benefits of fibre, bitter properties & little calories.
They are easy to 'hide' into other foods as well - add some to your smoothie, to your scrambled eggs or bolagnase for example.
Whilst I say eat the rainbow make sure it includes your greens!
Wellness Tip #21
I was introduced to Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) tapping by one of my wonderful supervisors at nature Care College when I was having a bit of a stress attack about something - and since then I have recommended this to soooo many of my clients - from children, sports people and adults - it's easy, can be done quickly and done anywhere, and it works!
If you want more information on this please contact me!