Dry Skin Brushing

By |March 30th, 2024|Categories: Post, Self-Care Practices|

Dry Skin Brushing is a wonderful technique to add to your daily self-care routine. Our skin is our largest organ of elimination therefore, it is important to pay it some much-needed attention. Dry Skin. Brushing helps increase circulation, bringing more blood flow to our skin, hair, and nails. It is good for: overall skin health. helps support the lymphatic system. helps with skin conditions like acne and eczema ( but you don't brush those areas themselves!). How to dry brush: The brush: Find a natural bristle brush or loofah with a long handle. The bristles should be firm enough that

Water. How much is enough to drink per day?

By |March 30th, 2024|Categories: Health Concerns, Post, Self-Care Practices|Tags: , , , |

The staff of life! How much water is enough per day? Here is a simple rule of thumb: Take ½ of your body weight in pounds (lbs), and That amount is what you should drink in ounces (oz) as an example: Ie. if your weight is : 128 lbs x 0.5= 64 ounces water =8 glasses x 8 ounces (1cup) water/day= 2 L *(1 L= 32 ounces=4 cups)

Decrease Inflammation for Sustainable Weight Loss

By |March 30th, 2024|Categories: Post, Self-Care Practices|

What are the factors involved in maintaining healthy weight? It is often said that the difference between people that are slim and people that are overweight is that people who are slim tend to eat when they are hungry and stop eating when they are full, Whereas people who struggle with their weight think a great deal about food, eat when they aren’t hungry and are less aware of when they are getting close to being full. I would add that a significant piece to knowing when we are full/satiated and “complete” is aided by having a healthy relationship and

Healthy Skin From The Inside Out

By |March 30th, 2024|Categories: Health Concerns, Post, Self-Care Practices|Tags: , |

Our skin is a window that reflects the state of our internal health (digestion, hormone balance, immune system, and inflammation). When our skin is flaring with acne, rashes, rosacea, redness, inflammation, or sores it is often signaling to us that something internal needs attention. As our skin is the body’s largest organ of elimination, sometimes the route of our skin issues may indicate a need for support in detoxification. FIVE AREAS OF INVESTIGATION FOR BETTER SKIN 1) Toxicity: Is an organ of elimination over-burdened or under-functioning? Treat with individualized botanicals and nutritional support 2) Food sensitives: Are food sensitivities present?

Castor Oil Belly Treat

By |December 22nd, 2023|Categories: Post, Self-Care Practices|

This is a favourite treat for a belly that needs extra love. It's a weekly self-care practice of mine. It is beautifully paired with Deep Belly Breathing to move into parasympathetic (rest and digest) mode. You might want to try add it to your routine or evening for any one of these great reasons: calming the gut/improving digestion, (ie if there is bloating/stomach upset/or even irregular bowel movements) soothing the liver* (say there has been some hmm overindulgence, or to simply to enhance cleansing/detoxification, supporting uterine/ menstrual health (the liver metabolizes our hormones!) enhancing the immune system (yes, seriously- read

Deep Belly / Diaphragmatic Breathing

By |December 21st, 2023|Categories: Post, Self-Care Practices|

Proper breathing is slow, deep and rhythmic. Deep means that the initial movement is from the abdomen. When you breathe, the movement starts low in the abdomen and then moves up to the chest. Are you shallow breathing? To check your breathing, place one hand on your low abdomen and one on your chest and take a deep breath. What do you notice? If your chest rises up first you are probably using your neck muscles to breathe, not your diaphragm. Incorrect breathing can contribute to neck and shoulder tension, shortness of breath, digestive concerns, gastric reflux and heart burn

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