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Maca for PMT?

Libby Pearson

WHY I ADD MACA IN THE LUTEAL PHASE....🌽 Maca is well known for balancing hormones, It is rich in vitamins C and A as well as B2, B6 and Niacin. The hardy root is also packed with minerals, including iron, zinc, iodine, calcium, copper, magnesium and potassium. Maca is also rich in beneficial plant sterols that are biochemically related to hormones such as estrogen, testosterone and progesterone. Maca contains healthy fatty acids, which are beneficial for the heart and appear to help stabilise blood glucose levels and reduce inflammation.

WHY MACA FOR PMT? The benefits of taking Maca for PMS are great. It targets the hormonal imbalance which is the cause of most PMS problems. Most users notice a change for the better during their first period after beginning to use Maca. The overall benefits may continue with each period with a decrease in cramping, bloating, fatigue, irritability, food cravings and headaches. Maca seems to work by regulating the brain chemistry signals which lead to hormone secretions from the glands and which seem to be at the heart of the hormone imbalances suffered by women with PMS and menopause symptoms. By improving the connection between the pituitary gland and brain, maca restores the balance between the levels of hormones circulating round your body. So instead of introducing hormones into your body from outside, such as synthetic hormones or bio-identical hormones Maca encourages the glands in your body to produce the hormones your own body needs.

Have you found Maca beneficial?

If you, like me suffer from terrible PMT/ PMS symptoms and would benefit from trying some Organic Maca, then give us a comment below or email us as we will be sending out 2 free 250g packets this week!

You really don't need a fancy recipe, I just stirred some into my morning tea this morning.

100 days alcohol free

Libby Pearson

100 days Alcohol Free…..

 

To some, 100 days without alcohol is not actually a “thing” at all, in fact there are probably many, many people who would laugh at it even being a title. For me, it was a thing- which is why it’s a thing now too.

130 days ago if you asked me to give up alcohol for 2 weeks I would have laughed, my best friend and I are the people who do ten days of Dry January and then decide that’s probably enough. Well done us! Desperate texts to each other on day ten “haven’t we done well!! “Shall we jack this stupid idea in now?” kind of thing.

 

So what happened in the last 15 weeks is nothing short of a miracle for me really. I’ve always been that person who felt they needed alcohol, from the early student days initially needing some confidence which quickly progressed to getting hammered every night of the week whilst at University. Throughout my twenties socially (hammered most of the time, again) and then becoming a parent and feeling I needed the wine to relax at the end of the day. So, I can’t really remember a time without my best buddy wine being around except for the year or so pregnant and breastfeeding.

 

Long and short of it was I was a wine girl, Marlborough Sauvignon to be precise, Marlb Sav if I felt sad, happy, angry, a celebration, a non-celebration, Thursday, Sunday. Wine. Usually becoming “whine” in my case.

 

107 days ago I was feeling depressed, down and pretty madly broken, especially hormonally. A change was needed and rather than toying with the idea like I usually did, I just chucked myself in. Now for someone who couldn’t even complete Dry January this was a tall ask. Then I read the words… “Something magical happens when you give up drinking for 100 days’

 “WHAT? Magic? What do you mean Magic?, I want to feel what this is… I must feel what this is!”

 So off I went on the search for Magic (Secretly thinking I would keep this to myself as I was bound to fail!) 

 Well, here I am, 107 days later and do I feel this secret magic? Yes I bloody do!

 Magical things I’ve discovered over the last 100 + days:

 

  •     I really like me! Present me, not numb me.

  •    My mind is crystal, crystal clear

  •      I am 100% more productive

  •      I am quite amusing without booze anyway (some would disagree but they can shove it)

  • I have learnt to deal with my emotions better without numbing them (a huge one for me)

  •      I am generally a positive person!

 

I don’t know if I will give up alcohol forever but it’s definitely changed my outlook on it. To be honest I’m pretty shocked I even got to this point…… but will I be desperately reaching for the Marlborough Sav this weekend to celebrate?……No, probably not.

 

Sober curious? Here are some really lovely useful reads if you are thinking about taking a break or quitting booze:

 

Catherine Gray- The Unexpected joy of being Sober https://www.amazon.co.uk/Unexpected-Joy-Being-Sober-alcohol-free/dp/1912023385

The Sober Diaries- Claire Pooley https://www.amazon.co.uk/Sober-Diaries-stopped-drinking-started/dp/1473661900/ref=pd_lpo_sbs_14_img_1?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=AC081J3DHZC8WGPRBEVT

Tired of thinking about drinking- Belle https://www.amazon.co.uk/Tired-Thinking-About-Drinking-Challenge/dp/0995158002/ref=sr_1_1?crid=3FEMKYQOXUF36&keywords=tired+of+thinking+about+drinking&qid=1565346923&s=books&sprefix=tired+of+thinki%2Cstripbooks%2C132&sr=1-1

Also, you must follow the gorgeously inspiring laurievmcallister on Instagram and https://girlandtonic.co.uk

Top Sleep Tips

Libby Pearson

MEET SNOOZE. For the perfect end to your day 🌛


Drift into a wonderful night’s sleep with our gorgeous new essential oil blend Snooze.


Containing only 100% pure essential oils of relaxing Lavender, Chamomile & Bergamot.


Add 6 drops to your diffuser, Aromatherapy lamp or oil burner and let yourself unwind into a perfect sleep.


Soul Nutrients Life & Soul TOP SLEEP TIPS: 💤


🥕Eat Well. Avoid high-carbohydrate food, as it will provide the muscles with glucose, causing involuntary muscle movements and disruption during sleep.


⏰Get into a consistent routine. Try to maintain a regular sleep schedule, going to bed at the same time and waking up at the same time. Creating this rhythm helps regulate your body’s internal clock and should help you sleep better.


⚡Avoid bright light and electronics. Remove all electronics from the bedroom, including televisions, computers, and your phone. Try to avoid bright light at least an hour before going to bed. Darkness will help your body begin producing melatonin, a hormone that naturally regulates sleep.


😴 Create the perfect sleep Zone. Put to use your Snooze essential oil blend for sleep. Make sure your bedroom is a quiet, dark, and relaxing environment, which is neither too hot, nor too cold. Your bed and pillows should be supportive and comfortable. Your body needs time to shift into sleep mode, so spend the last hour before bed doing a calming activity such as reading, taking a warm bath or writing a journal.


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Health Benefits of Aronia Berry (chokeberry)

Libby Pearson

HELLO NEW ADDITION.......😍

We have a lovely new addition to our Organic powders range in the form of Aronia Powder (also known as chokeberry) Aronia powder has higher levels of anthocyanins and flavonoids than blueberries, acai, cranberries and pomegranates.

Aronia has the highest antioxidant ORAC score of any natuaronia-berryral food and is hailed by health experts as a powerful super fruit. Early evidence suggests taking aronia supplements can help to reduce cholesterol and blood glucose levels in the body. This super fruit is also excellent for weight loss, skin care, immunity and digestion. BONUS!

Aronia powder is low in calories and fats, in fact, 100g of the fresh berries contains only 47 calories. In addition, the berries contain high levels of minerals, vitamins and dietary fibre. Suggested use: Mix 1 tbsp in water, juices or smoothies. This product is very versatile and can also be mixed with yoghurt, porridge, cereal etc.

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Exercise and PMT

Libby Pearson

EXERCISE AND PMT......

I am not one of those people who desperately wants to jump out of bed and start exercising every morning, particularly during the hellish week of PMT. In fact, i'd much rather stay in bed and read a book any morning of the month!

Trouble is i've realised I HAVE to. Suffering with awful PMT symptoms i've come to accept that it does really really help, especially during the luteal phase.

Many studies have shown that exercise can really improve PMT symptoms for women. It is a hard thing to do especially when your stomach is screaming out in pain but directly after I can feel a reward, a light relief that helps carry me through my day.

I am currently using Freelectics (not an affiliation I just personally love it) and following one of their 12 week journeys. It is a great app with the ability to take on a 'coach" who basically provides you with week after week of HIIT exercises that can easily be slotted into your day. It suits me because it counts you down, it tells you want to do and how many reps and you just do it. Simple, hard work and effective, and I don't have to think or pre plan!

Best of all when you finish your daily workout a group of inbuilt fans give you a well deserved CLAP....So this morning as I gazed out of the window hesitating about pressing the start button, I realised I really couldn't let those inbuilt fans down......

What kind of exercise do find helps your PMT symptoms, if any? We would love to hear...

Have a great Sunday all.👍


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Benefits of Sage for female health

Libby Pearson

SAGE known in Latin as salvia officinalis, meaning "safe" and "to be well" or "to heal". We often get a lot of customers asking us about the benefits of Sage for female health so we thought we would share some of the benefits with you. Sage is a brilliant healing agent for feminine complaints and is a particularly good herb to aid hot flashes in menopausal women.

🌱MENOPAUSE- In a study carried out by by Bommer, Kline and Suter (2011) on Sage, trials were conducted in which menopausal women consumed sage tablets every day for a period of eight weeks and their hot flashes decreased by 64% by week 8. It is also frequently thought to aid sweating, sleep issues during the menopausal years. It’s believed that compounds in sage have estrogen-like properties, allowing them to bind to certain receptors in your brain to help improve memory and treat hot flashes and excessive sweating

🌱PMT/PMS- Sage has been used to ease cramps during menstruation and help regulate the menstrual cycle.

🌱DIGESTION- Sage is often used to improve digestion, it may have an added bonus: weight loss. By boosting your digestion, this herbal tea helps your system to move foods along quicker along your digestive tract, absorbing the nutrients you need and getting rid of wastes faster.

🌱ALTERTNESS- Several studies have shown that sage enhances memories and alertness in healthy people. It also improves attention in the elderly and counters cognitive impairment, as well as helping to improve behavioural measures in Alzheimer’s disease. It boosts the memory and awareness signal (acetycholine) by blocking enzymes that break it down. These are just a few examples of the power of this wonderful herb

See also latest article on Sage by Liz Earle https://www.womanandhome.com/health-and-wellbeing/liz-earle-menopause-advice-324699/.

Hormonal Breast Pain

Libby Pearson

OUCH MY BOOBS HURT....... Do you experience breast pain or soreness around ovulation? It is thought that 20% of women experience severe breast pain or tenderness around ovulation and as they move into the luteal phase.

Breast pain is a pretty common occurrence in the menstrual cycle. The pain may be slight or it may be so severe that you cannot wear certain clothes or have any contact to the area at all. It also, commonly, may only be felt in one breast (in my case too!) It is common for healthcare professionals to ask women to chart their symptoms so they can directly link it to hormones.

Do you experience pain during Ovulation? Some personal suggestions of natural remedies for easing the pain include:

🌟Avoiding caffeine and alcohol around ovulation and in the luteal phase

🌟Taking a vitamin E supplement

🌟 Hot or cold compress on the affected area

🌟 Chokeberry (or Aronia powder) smoothie

🌟Relax- stress and anxiety can increase the problem.

Have you found something that works for you? We would love to hear.

For now I am off to find some frozen peas.... Have a pain free day all!

NB: Obviously if you are experiencing pain that is abnormal or new then get it checked out by a health care professional.

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