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Eating for a Healthy Gut

The first few nutrients on this post are related to the integrity of the gut lining. This is very important to have and keep this in a healthy state, because if there is damage done to this lining many issues can arise from what is known as "leaky gut". I have spoken about potential symptoms you may be experiencing if this part of the body is not in good health in this blog post. The foods mentioned in the second half of this post should only be eaten once the lining and general integrity of your gastrointestinal system are first looked after - otherwise you may be doing more harm than good. If you would like some help in this...

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5 Herbs to Support Gut Health

While gut health is something many people associate with probiotics, the term bad bacteria and 'SIBO', there are other aspects we need to consider. For today's blog post I'm focusing in on 5 herbs that are useful in maintaining your gastrointestinal lining, rather than the bacterial side of things. Also, before we get started - if you're not into herbs, stay tuned for a post relating to foods that support this area! The integrity of your gut is important for many aspects of your health ( some may even say all aspects ) - why ? Because this lining is what we call a 'selective' barrier, allowing nutrients in to the blood stream, and waste products to be removed out and...

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What is a Naturopath?

When I tell someone I’m studying to be a naturopath I’m often met with a puzzled look and the question: what’s that? Usually I just reply ‘like a herbalist..’ because, honestly summing up what we do in a few short words is hard, but naturopaths are so much more than just herbalists. So today I’m writing out exactly what it is a naturopath does, touching on some of our philosophies - which if you follow me on Instagram you would of seen me mention before ( @ lavenderandcobotanicals ). I’d also just like to say, that like any profession there are a lot of different areas one can go into and have an expertise in within naturopathy. This post will...

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Common Endocrine Disruptors & How to Avoid Them.

Before I get started on this topic, I just want to let you all know that the intention behind this blog post ( and all others concerning your health ) is to simply provide knowledge. When I first learnt about endocrine disrupting chemicals - and how many everyday items they are in, I felt super overwhelmed. This was one of the reasons I began my original instagram; called Holistically Living, to show people 'non toxic' versions of these products. I hope to be able to provide you with not only the information about endocrine disrupting products, but also give you alternatives you can use instead. If you want any extra help with reading labels, or would like more product recommendations...

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Eating With The Seasons

This blog post is part of the Connection to Nature series, in which I am talking you through some of my most favourite ways to connect with our mother earth. This path is a remembering, it's nothing new, and if you feel called to it my hopes is that these writings will help you on your way. The introduction post for the Nature Connection series can be found here. In this weeks post I'm talking about another of natures cycles - that of the seasons. More specifically we are delving into how to eat seasonally. If you haven't heard of seasonal eating before, it simply means to eat the available fruits and vegetables of the season. This helps us connect...

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