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The Best Times to Eat to BALANCE HORMONES

23/07/2021

There are so many wellness trends around eating that it can make us a little obsessive. Instead of trying to decipher exactly which trend to follow, whether it’s fasting, calorie restriction, etc., we spoke to someone who has a firm grasp on the absolute baseline that we need to consider as female-identifying beings—our hormones.Alisa Vitti is a functional nutrition and women’s hormone expert, founder of FLO Living, author of WomanCode and In the FLO, and creator of The Cycle Syncing Method and the MyFLO…

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All-Natural Ways to Achieve LONG-TERM WELLNESS

22/07/2021

Your thoughts and emotions directly affect your health. We now know from the study of epigenetics and the brilliant work of Dr. Bruce Lipton that every thought you have affects you at a cellular level. As humans, we consist of around 50 trillion cells. Our thoughts affect all of our cells, organs, and 11 systems, which in turn can either support us to be well or increase inflammation and potentially make us sick. Over the past 23 years of clinical practice as a naturopath,…

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5 Exercises to Work out YOUR LOWER ABS

20/07/2021

It’s core day, again. Last week we shared five moves for your upper muscles—today we’re sliding down the midsection with a routine for your lower core. Working out this area is a crucial part of ab day. It tightens and strengthens the muscles, which eventually results in a defined stomach and the loss of belly fat. So next time you’re at the gym, head on over to the workout bench. Or if you prefer working out at home, there are plenty of…

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WHY YOU MIGHT BE Gaining Weight

15/07/2021

It should be easy for everyone to achieve and maintain a healthy weight if you eat healthy and exercise, right? Unfortunately, the answer is no. Many factors can make us gain weight or have trouble losing it, with hormone imbalance being a common one. All hormones can influence weight, such as in the case of polycystic ovarian syndrome, which causes people to produce high levels of testosterone and gain weight. Most people aren’t aware that low testosterone can also cause…

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5 Moves for LEANER THIGHS

12/07/2021

In between your 2-week ab challenge, why not sprinkle in a few leg days? We’re highlighting simple exercises you can do at home with only one piece of (optional) equipment needed. Each move focuses on toning your inner and outer thighs for strong and sculpted muscles. Learn the five-step routine and follow along in the tutorial video below.   The Routine: Lateral Lunge to Leg Lift Romanian Deadlift to Bent Leg Abduction Squat and Cross-Body Heel Lift Side Plank Leg Lift…

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FULL-BODY STANDING WORKOUTS You Can Do At Home

09/07/2021

In the kitchen waiting for the pot to boil? Catching up on your latest Netflix series? No time for the gym? No problem, because you can perform each of the following simple-yet-effective exercises in the comfort of your home. Mom and fitness expert Astrid Swan shares three moves you can do while multi-tasking in the kitchen while meals are cooking. Learn the routines for a full-body standing workout below.   The Routine: 1) Incline Pushups On Countertop 2) Low-High Kicks…

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7 tricks to stop high sugar foods sneaking into your diet

08/07/2021

We’re all aware that sugar isn’t good for us. But it’s often found in unexpected places – and in large quantities, making it harder to make healthy choices. Banishing all sugar is not realistic, or indeed much fun. The occasional treat is pretty fundamental, however, it’s important to know when you’re splurging so that you can take control of your diet, and understand what’s in the foods you’re using to fuel your body. To avoid overeating high sugar foods, leading…

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The Pros and Cons of INTERMITTENT FASTING

06/07/2021

Because of intermittent fasting’s success, its rise to fame in the past few years has been something notable. We’re fans of this eating rhythm and utilize it whenever it makes sense. However, it’s important to understand it not just in basic terms, but in terms of our personal health and bio-individuality. We spoke with Dr. Taz Bhatia, integrative wellness expert and host of the Super Woman Wellness podcast, to fortify our knowledge and theories on the subject. “The idea behind intermittent fasting is simple:…

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What really happens in your body when you cut out dairy?

03/07/2021

Swerving cow’s milk, cheese and yoghurt has been heralded as the answer to most things, from reducing your acne to helping you lose weight. And while some people are moving to cut out dairy for ethical reasons, if your concerns are health-related, does the science stack up in favour of waving ‘bye’ to the old semi skimmed?   THE HYPE BEHIND SWERVING DAIRY Milk products have long been vilified for their fat content and the perception that they can cause bloating; plus, the…

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How to Avoid the HANGRY STAGE

03/07/2021

First, let’s get down to the true definition. Hangry: bad-tempered and irritable as a result of hunger. (And yes, it’s an official word in the dictionary.) The main cause of hanger is unsteady blood sugar, which means low glucose in your bloodstream. It’s affected nearly everyone at some point. Sometimes we even intentionally let it affect us: I’m talking to you, fasters and restrictors. If you have outrageous and constant signs of hanger, be sure to regularly check your blood sugar…

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