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Glowing Skin From Within

Hi All,

As the season is turning and summer is over, how do we keep that lovely glowing skin from summer ?
As the cold creeps in , so often does dry thirsty and flaky skin.
I thought i would write a blog to help you keep your glowing skin from within.

I am often asked about my skin and i feel the secret is to begin on the inside…with good food, good hydration and nutrition.

Skin is our largest organ and the key to dewy , youthful skin is NOT with expensive moisturisers (i use coconut oil on my skin, it doesn’t get any cheaper than this !1) however i drink 3 litres of mineral water each day. if you are not hydrated then it is going to show up on your skin. If you ever get dry skin anywhere on your body especially your feet and legs then you are dehydrated.
If you are not a fan of plain water then why not try adding organic fruit slices such as lemon, lime, orange or berry, or even herbs such as basil, mint, lemon balm or rosemary to add flavour. ALWAYS use mineral water at the very least as tap water is contaminated with oestrogen excess and flouride as well as many other harmful chemicals which will affect endocrine function.

The next key aspect is good nutrition, so ensure your diet is loaded with super-foods known to be have plentiful antioxidants! Antioxidants help our bodies to repair free radical damage. Here are some of my favourite :
~ Avocados – abundant in vitamin C,E, folates and good fat for heart health.
~ Cacao – The antioxidant power of flavonoids and essential minerals and vitamins found in cacao can support healthy heart functioning by lowering blood pressure, improving blood flow, lowering cholesterol, and reducing plaque buildup on artery walls.
~ All leafy green vegetables – Antioxidant, alkalising and oxygenises the body which is found to prevent cancers and inflammatory diseases.
~ Berries of all kinds – Another anti cancer , antioxidant source. Rich in vitamin C which is a powerhouse for cell rejuvination and amazing glowing skin.
~ Coconut oil – Medium Chain fatty acids which help you burn fat, amazing both internally and applied topically to give you youthful , wrinkle free skin and is good to the heart.
~Blue Green Algae / Liquid Chlorophyll / Wheatgrass – Abundant in antioxidants and alkalising properties.
~ Sprouted foods – this takes food to a whole new level. Sprouting seeds, beans and grains filled with enzymes and fibre which help the digestive tract to detoxify and are a great source of protein too.
~Chia Seeds – These tiny little seeds are jam packed full of nutrients and are one of the healthiest seeds on the planet. Protein , omega 3 , fibre and a rich source of magnesium.
~ Nut Butters – such as tahini , almond butter ( avoid peanut butters as peanuts are especially susceptible to a mold that produces a mycotoxin called aflatoxin).
~ Nuts and seeds (except peanuts)- rich in omega 3 , vitamin E , protein , good fats and many antioxidants they are best soaked in water before use to release nutritional inhibitors and toxic substances which can be eliminated by soaking. These inhibitors and toxic substances are enzyme inhibitors, phytates (phytic acid), polyphenols (tannins), and goitrogens. Cashews only need 2 hours , however nuts like almonds will require 6 hours.

If you would like more information about how we can help you improve your health (or you know of someone who may benefit from our services) then please call us for a confidential chat and to book and appointment on 07531 191 688

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Many thanks for reading.
Have an amazing day.

Be free…Be happy!

Jeni

e mail : peaceofmindhealth@gmail.com

Tel : 07531 191 688

Tips To Boost Fertility Naturally

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Hi All,

We specialise in fertility work with clients and all too often i find clients seem  confused about what they can do to boost their fertility so i thought i would write this blog to help anyone who needs some basic info to help understand the importance of good nutrition and how this can significantly boost fertility.
Here is some information which you can take on board to boost your fertility naturally.

Good Fertility foods include :
1. Eat  whole,  unprocessed  foods. Avoid all pre packaged , microwave foods.
2. Eat meats,  poultry  and  eggs  from organic pasture fed  animals and  wild  fish  (not  farmed)  and  shellfish  from  unpolluted  waters.  Never factory farmed product.
3. Reduce stress from your life, practice meditation, alternative natural therapies and yoga which will prepare your body for pregnancy.
4. Eat  full fat organic milk  products  from  pasture fed  cows,  preferably  raw  and/or  fermented,  such  as  raw   milk,  whole  yogurt,  kefir,  cultured  butter,  whole  raw  cheeses  and  fresh  and  sour  cream.   (Imported  cheeses  that  say  “milk”  or  “fresh  milk”  on  the  label  are  raw.)  Avoid  processed,  pasteurized  milk; low-fat   milk,  skim  milk,  powdered  milk etc.
5. Use  animal  fats,  especially  butter,  liberally.  Never use margarine.
6. Use  traditional  vegetable  oils  only (extra  virgin  olive  oil, sesame  oil,  coconut  oil).
7. Take  cod  liver  oil  regularly  to  provide  at  least  10,000  IU  vitamin  A  and  1,000  IU  vitamin  D  per   day.     8. Eat  fresh organic fruits  and  vegetables , if you cannot get organic then ensure the product has been left to rinse in lemon juice and water for about 15-20mins and then rinse again.
9. Use himalayan salt only as it is a good source of mineral content.
10. NEVER eat products that contain any ASPARTAME,acesulfame K, neotame, saccharin, sucralose , all of these are artificial sweetners (brand names sweet n low, Splenda, NutraSweet, and Equa etc). Use  natural  sweeteners  in  moderation,  such  as raw  honey,  maple  syrup, coconut sugar or stevia  powder.
11. Cook  only  in  stainless  steel,  cast  iron,  glass  or  good  quality  enamel. NEVER aluminium.
12. Get  plenty  of  sleep,  exercise  and  natural  light to increase your D3 which will increase your immunity.
13. Avoid  products  containing  protein  powders  as  they  usually  contain  carcinogens  formed  during   processing;  and  consumption  of  protein  without  the  cofactors  occurring  in  nature  can  lead  to   deficiencies,  especially  of  vitamin .
15. Avoid  artificial  food  additives,  especially  MSG,  hydrolyzed  vegetable  protein  and  aspartame,   which  are  neurotoxins.  Most  soups,  sauce  and  broth  mixes  and  most  commercial  condiments   contain  MSG,  even  if  not  indicated  on  the  label.
16. Avoid Soya which are  high  in  phytates,  contain  enzyme  inhibitors , and is a hormone  disrupter.

When buying food, eating local, organic or growing your own vegetables really  is the best option as it helps to decrease the exposure to pesticides and increases the nutritional value.
80% of your food should be healthy options and then 20% of the time, allow yourself treats.

Mealtimes should not be more than 4 hours between meals (or good quality snacks to keep you going between meals), to keep insulin levels even and hormonal levels balanced.
Taking time to sit down to eat and relax with food and chewing food well, until it is liquid helps with digestion.

Here at Peace of Mind Health we support and nurture clients through their wonderful fertility journey with our knowledge and experience in all aspects of Mind, Body and Energy.

If you would like more information about how we can help you improve your chances of conceiving naturally (or you know of someone who may benefit from our services) then please call us for a confidential chat and to book and appointment on 07531 191 688

If you like the blogs then please take a minute to like our Facebook page which will then ensure you get the feeds for our latest blogs and please also share our blogs and feeds with your facebook friends or anyone who you feel may benefit from our therapies too.

 

Many thanks for reading.
Have an amazing day.

Be free…Be happy!

Jeni

e mail : peaceofmindhealth@gmail.com

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