If you’re pregnant, you might be facing symptoms like headaches, heartburn, constipation, morning sickness, and odd cravings. Although they are perfectly natural, they can put a real damper on the exciting prospect of having a baby. To ensure you’re on the right path, here are some common issues faced while in pregnancy, and five remedies to help ease pregnancy side effects. Thankfully, there are plenty of safe and natural remedies that can help ease with nagging pregnancy side effects. However, that’s not to say that you should jump in and try these if you’re unsure about them – it’s always good to seek professional guidance from a doctor first. As a disclaimer, this is a collaborative post and should not substitute for advice from your doctor or a medical professional. Headaches Headaches are one of the most common pregnancy symptoms that women face. The result of hormonal changes and blood-sugar swings, they might make you want to grab the paracetamol. However, there are more natural methods that you can use to help ease them: Eat small, frequent meals each day. Ensure that you’re getting enough rest and relaxing when you’re facing one. Get a neck/shoulder massage from your partner or… View Post
This time of year, you’re starting to think about what you can do to feel healthier and happier in the next twelve months. There’s nothing like the festive season and all of its indulgence to make you feel ready for a change in the new year. However, sometimes, we wait until January 1st to make the bulk of the changes we want to. Yet, you may find that it’s more natural and much more effective for you to think about doing that right now. Although you may want to enjoy yourself and relax a little over Christmas, you can still work in a bit of damage control at the same time. In short, there’s never a right time to adopt a healthy lifestyle, but there’s never a wrong one either. And so, opting to make a few changes today, and more in the future could be just what need. But where do you start? When most people are looking to change their lives for the better, that’s where they fall flat. Sometimes, you might think that you have to wait until you feel ready, but that’s never the case. You can start whenever you want – including today. You just… View Post
So, there’s a lot of buzz, hype, and confusion about eating sugar. Is it good? Bad? Am I overeating it? Well, this post comes after much thought and years of research, reading, and also working with people who are looking to change their eating habits. It’s easy to get confused about sugar, and truthfully, trying to get to the bottom of the truth about sugar, is enough to make you stress eat Skittles, am I right? If you want to navigate your way through the (not so sweet) confusion when it comes to sugar and your diet, you need only to read on as a nutritional therapist explains sugar. via GIPHY By now, it’s almost a broken record to hear about how sugar is the enemy, and it no doubt is public enemy number one in obesity (childhood and adult), heart disease, and diabetes. The truth is, most people don’t know the difference between the various types of sugars in the foods they eat. A sugar calorie, unrefined Simple sugars are called monosaccharides and include glucose (also known as dextrose), fructose and galactose. Monosaccharides are the simplest units of carbohydrates and the simplest form of sugar. They are the building… View Post
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