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The mind-gut connection: link between stress and digestive issues

Our gut in sensitive to our emotions, and our emotions can be impacted by the health of our gut. Have you ever had butterflies in your stomach, a gut feeling, or a gut-wrenching experience? The mind and the gut talk to each other, they are intricately linked. A healthy gut promotes a healthy stress response, and vice versa.   How does stress affect digestive function?   The gastrointestinal tract (GIT), is embedded with its own enteric nervous system, also known as the second brain. This complex neuronal network is responsible for regulating basic digestive functions, which enable us to breakdown and absorb nutrients from our food, move food through the GIT, and remove waste products and toxic material through the...

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Avoid Dry Skin this Winter

I'll admit it, winter isn't my favourite time of year, I prefer my days longer and seeing plenty of sunshine but I do love snuggling up on the couch under a blanket and watching movies as well so I guess it isn't all all bad!  One thing I don't love about winter is how dry my skin can get, between the cold wind and dry heating its a recipe for dry flakey skin  My absolute favourite winter skin saviours are 1. Marigold Hydrating Creme This beautifully rich creme provides seriously intense moisture and also repairs the skin. It contains bio actives of Kakadu Plum, Cornflower, Willow Bark as well as Marigold giving it a lovely gold colour. The smell is...

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My Guide to Natural Sleep Solutions

We've all be there at some point, mind racing at night and sleep just not happening, tossing and turning, maybe picking up your phone to distract you from sleepless frustration. Counting down the hours until your alarm goes off and knowing you'll be super tired tomorrow!  Not only does lack of good quality sleep effect the way we feel it also impacts our hormones and our body's natural repair cycles. It can also impact cortisol levels which may be responsible for holding extra weight around the tummy area, not ideal!  I've got some natural ways to help you catch more z's  1. Magnesium! I know I've spoken about this a lot but its a mineral that most people are deficient...

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The Ultimate Plastic Free Toolkit

We all know how terrible plastic is for the environment so I wont harp on about it, we're SO lucky now that we have amazing companies making it easier than ever to go plastic free. Here is my guide to your Ultimate Plastic Free Toolkit 1. Reusable Coffee/Tea Cup I LOVE this cup and I chose it because its 100% plastic free, unlike many keep cups the band and the lid are silicone not plastic and its actually really nice to drink from. I've never been to a cafe that refused to fill my cup for me, its so common now no one will bat an eyelid! 2. Stainless Steel Straw Say no to plastic straws and use this stainless...

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Meet the Maker - One Seed

This week I'm introducing the beautiful Liz from One Seed Perfumes. After hearing her answers I feel really special that she said yes to me stocking her perfumes! I'm really looking forward to the new fragrance, it sounds amazing.   HOW DID YOUR HEALTH AND WELLNESS JOURNEY BEGIN? It started when I was around 13 years old. I had 2 brothers who were really into bodybuilding, and used to like reading their muscle magazines, and I started learning about nutrition that way. I used to enjoy listening to my brothers talk about protein, carb-loading, MCT oil! I learned a lot back then, but it was all pretty extreme and I would also say that it was what lead me to...

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