Over on my social pages this month I have been sharing a small daily tip about how you can feel vibrant and well. I’m sharing my top 5 here in case you missed them, and of course we want to feel good all year around so I hope you find some inspiration to improve your wellbeing whatever the season.
1. Gut Health
Increasingly research is showing our digestive health is essential to our overall wellbeing and happiness levels. Sugar, processed foods, toxins and stress all have an impact on our gut health. The microbiome in your digestive system helps with hormone regulation, vitamin and mineral absorption, eliminating toxins and immune response.
Small changes can make a big impact; reducing sugar and processed foods, eating a rainbow of fruit and veg, drinking lots of water, getting fibre through seeds or eating fermented foods such as sauerkraut, kimchi or drinking kombucha. As the father of medicine Hippocrates says “All disease begins in the gut“, so being sure to incorporate small daily ways to look after our gut will have a huge benefit on our mind and body.
How about challenging yourself to up your water intake this week and see if you can make a habit of it? Apparently we should be drinking 2 litres a day, if you don’t fancy cold water, room temp or hot water with lemon might hit the spot. Herbal teas will help keep you hydrated too.
Benefits of getting adequate amounts of water include: good for your skin and complexion, helps keep your kidneys healthy, lubricates your joints, stabilises energy levels, boosts exercise and performance levels and essential for digestive and bowel health too.
3. Skin health
There are lots of things you can do to treat your skin from the inside out. Eating healthy fats such avocados, nuts, seeds and omega rich foods will nourish you from within. Eating plenty of fruit and veg including broccoli, grapefruit, blueberries and leafy greens will be good for your skin and hormone regulation. As mentioned above, drinking plenty of water and cutting down on sugar and processed foods will also help your skin.
Plus using natural skincare products which will be better for you and the planet. Neals Yard are pretty much my go to but I also love Weleda and Pink and Green for ingredients you can trust to treat your skin from the outside in. You can read more about how homeopathy can help with your skin here.
4. Trying something new
Trying something new can improve your self esteem and might even be fun. It doesn’t have to be something big like pole dancing or learning Spanish (although why not)? You could try a new meal, learn to sew, join a club or learn to street dance (is that even still a thing)?
So in the spirit if trying new things and challenging myself I recently went to a Back to Netball session, did the Ninja Warrior course with my kids (ouch) and also did an hour at a trampoline park with them. This was fun and got my endorphins going too! Is there something you’ve been wanting to try, why not give it a go?
Journalling helps you get thoughts, feelings and ideas down on paper. It can help clear your mind and uncover goals that you might like to achieve or help you deal with tricky situations. You don’t need a fancy notepad or stickers just start writing and see what comes up. Many find it a cathartic, mindful and positive process that can spark creativity and confidence.
I hope you found this blog helpful, if you wish to find out about how homeopathy could help you then please do get in touch and book a free 30 minute discovery call or alternatively sign up to my newsletter.