• Herbal Remedies

    How to Balance your hormones naturally

    Welcome to part 2 of this mini-series on your moon cycle and using herbal & natural remedies to cure all your problem symptoms. This post is covering everything you need to know about how to balance your hormones naturally. If you missed part one on managing period pain you can read that here: Natural remedies for period pain Female hormones and your moon cycle While changes in your hormone levels throughout your moon cycle is normal for many of us our hormones can be too high or lower than they should be at different times. This can be caused by many things — your diet, stress, environmental factors. Not to…

  • Mind & Body,  Mindfulness

    How to have a happy period

    So far in this little mini-series we have covered Natural remedies for period pain , How to balance your PMS mood & emotions and How to Balance your hormones naturally. What I’ve tried to cover are hopefully the key and most predominant symptoms– the pain and emotional rollercoaster, before diving deeper into the more ‘long term’ solution of balancing your hormones. As a final instalment I think it’s also important to look at your mindset around your moon cycle & your relationship with your body. Plus some easy lifestyle improvements. So how to have a happy period will be my top tips & advice to round the series out. I…

  • How to balance your mood and emotions during PMS
    Herbal Remedies,  Mind & Body

    How to balance your PMS mood & emotions

    Your hormones have a powerful effect on your emotions. Low oestrogen (or low oestrogen levels compared to progesterone) can lead to depression in women — and is the main culprit when it comes to postpartum depression. At the same time low progesterone levels can also have a negative effect and cause many of your mood & emotion related issues. As well as balancing your hormones, which we covered in last weeks post: How to Balance your hormones naturally, knowing how to balance your PMS mood & emotions during and leading up to your period can work wonders to help you feel happier with your moon cycle and minimise any PMS…

  • Natural remedies for period pain herbal tea
    Herbal Remedies,  Mind & Body

    Natural remedies for period pain

    There are many elements contributing to a woman’s monthly moon cycle that can make it uncomfortable. Most of these are caused by an imbalance of hormones. Over the next few weeks I will be writing a mini-series covering all things period & PMT. But here I will cover all the natural remedies for period pain, to make your monthly cycle as easy as possible for you. Treating period pain can be approached both internally and externally. There are a number of supplements you can take, as well as massage techniques you can use with essential oils and in your baths that relieve period pain. Natural remedies for period pain Cramps…

  • Mind & Body,  Nutrition

    Food is medicine too!

    Food is medicine! Did you know the food you eat can literally be the difference between a healthy you and disease?! It has become dangerously easy in this day and age to eat food that is bad for us without even knowing it – food companies are sneaky with their ingredients and nutrition labels, and the media often mis-communicates information for big headlines. It is also true that big companies pay for falsified research results to ensure their food & beverage products keep selling! I know!! Like this for example: NY Times, Why the sugar Industry shifted the blame to fat Food today contains some ingredients we aren’t supposed to…

  • Foraging

    June wildflowers & wild plants | foraging guide

    Welcome to the June edition of the wildflowers & wild plants foraging guide. The second instalment of this little series I started, which seems to have gone down quite well! (if you missed last months you can read it here ) I decided, as there are so many things growing this time of year with Spring in full swing and headed for summer, that it made sense to do monthly instalments. Then wind down to something more seasonal come Winter. But I’m open to your suggestions too.. So let’s dive straight in… June wildflowers & wild plants There are the wildflowers & wild plants and herbs with medicinal uses you…

  • Mind & Body,  Natural skincare

    How to look after your skin

    Your skin is one of the most important organs you have, as well as the biggest. The best way to look after your skin and fight breakouts is prevention and daily maintenance, rather than only dealing with spots once they appear (and its already too late!). The wonderful thing about skin care is that it can be a quite time that becomes part of your daily self-care, and some aspects of the practices I will share here can be quite meditative to perform. My last post covered all things spots and breakout related including how to work out what’s causing your breakouts & what foods you need to be eating…

  • Mind & Body,  Natural skincare

    What your breakouts tell you about your skin

    Your skin in the biggest organ in your body. It deals with both inner and outer stresses – what you feed your body, anxiety & stress, pollution, harsh weather conditions, central heating and air con…. the list is endless. Its also your immune systems first defence against bacteria, viruses, and other germs. In this post I will break down What your breakouts tell you about your skin as simply as possible, as well as some things you can do to help your skin health. If you have ever had a breakout, and lets face it who hasn’t ( if you haven’t you’re either not human, or I want your secrets!!),…

  • Foraging,  Holistically

    Spring Foraging | Plants & Wildflowers for May

    Spring is always a very special time of year. A time of new beginnings & fresh starts, when everything is waking up and starting to grow. May is a month full of flowers, where everything seems to be growing at an alarming rate. Each time I go out after it’s rained it seems all the plants and wildflowers have grown a foot or more! Nature never ceases to amaze me, for all the wonders that it holds. May is the perfect time of year to start picking plants and collecting your own herbs and wildflowers. This post is a collection of all the Spring foraging you can do right now,…

  • Herbal Remedies

    How to Detox Your Body Naturally

    Herbalists believe that your body is self-healing and self cleansing. Your body is always working towards a state of homeostasis. It already has a complex and wonderfully effective system to rid you of waste and poisons. However, if your body becomes overloaded with toxins or you wish to help the detox process & remove toxins naturally there are natural herbs you can use to support this process. Safely. This is not some get thin quick rubbish, this is eliminating toxins for the health of your body. to let you function better! To detox your body naturally using the herbal method you must look at the elimination process as a whole…