When you have fibro, the last thing you feel like doing is moving; in fact, you want to move as little as possible. Your body pretty much screams at you to stop moving when you do. However, movement is so important for recovering from fibromyalgia. Movement helps oxygenate your blood, which in turns helps the… Continue reading TOP 3 Movement Activities for Fibromyalgia
Toxin Overload Our bodies are well designed to excrete toxins that we inhale or ingest through our environment and diet. However, our lifestyles and diets commonly expose our bodies to an overload of toxins. The Christmas/New Years period is prime time for toxin overload! And we can suffer for it with symptoms of toxin overload:… Continue reading TOP 5 Tips for a DIY cleanse
I started doing automatic writing maybe 3 or 4 years ago. One night, I was in such a state of turmoil, despair and indecision, and I begged my mum, who passed when I was 16, to please help me, guide me, tell me what to do. I sat down with my journal and a pen,… Continue reading I want to talk about automatic writing
Activated charcoal seems to be in everything at the moment - burger buns, beauty products, toothpaste, water filters, and even…ice cream? Really? People want to eat charcoal ice-cream? Mmm-kay… So what is activated charcoal? It is a fine black powder created by burning carbon-rich materials – like wood, coconut shells, coal, peat, sawdust – at… Continue reading What is activated charcoal?
At this time of year, when the weather is heating up quickly, it's a good idea to have a litre or 2 of coconut water on hand, for those days when water just doesn't cut it. Dehydration can sneak up on us, even when we think we're drinking enough. Headaches, tiredness, trouble concentrating, loss of… Continue reading Staying hydrated with coconut water
Period cravings usually start around 7-10 days before your period arrives, when other glorious PMS symptoms like bloating and headaches tend to kick off as well. And, like the other symptoms, we can blame hormones for our hunger signals going a little haywire. Levels of progesterone peak about a week before your period starts, and… Continue reading OK, let’s talk period cravings
I want to talk about meditation because I feel like a lot of people are turned off by the idea that they have to be able to switch off their thoughts completely, otherwise there’s no point doing it. We live in a busy, hectic world, where we never not bombarded with information, noise, and we… Continue reading What is Meditation?
OK, let's talk gluten intolerance (or non-Coeliac gluten sensitivity if you want to be technical!). When we think of Coeliac or gluten intolerance, we tend to think of gut stuff right? Bloating, stomach cramps, etc. Did you know that gluten intolerance can actually cause widespread symptoms, which may seem to have nothing to do with… Continue reading What is gluten intolerance?
You know those days when it's just NO.? NO. to thinking positive. NO. to affirmations and mantras. NO. to meditation and reflection. NO. to the sun will come out tomorrow. NO. to a cup of tea will fix it. NO. to getting shit done. NO. to shake it off, shake it off. NO. to life… Continue reading I’m having a NO. day
I've heard this word said, and said 'namaste' myself, in every yoga class I've done over the years, yet I've never known what it actually meant. I thought maybe it showed appreciation, kind of like "thanks". I'm a big believer in the power of words, and that that power comes from knowing the meaning of… Continue reading Namaste…a powerful word