Thought about fasting? Never had I ever thought this could be a good idea until one night I watched a documentary with Michael Mosley and it got my mind in a spin. Everything I had ever been taught about hormone health was being thrown out the window when it came to eating habits. In the 80’s and 90’s we were taught that we needed to eat small and often, keeping our metabolism stimulated. Fast forward to the present and research supports a variety of ideas about how and when we should eat. What does it tell us. Never say never. Sidestep for a second if you will. What we know today, we will learn something new tomorrow no doubt, but in the essence of always having our finger on the pulse and adapting to each breakthrough we discover, it truly is a trap to become set in our ways. And there we have it – fasting. Who ever thought this could be good for our health and our hormones?
Is it just me, or are these podcasts getting better and better? I’m finding that as part of the Wellness Collective Tour, we have far more listeners than we knew about (thanks iTunes for not really allowing us to really know how many people love us – ALL the more reason for you to rate us- pretty please). Anyway, I love that! In that vein I have to say, THIS episode goes down as an all time classic! Why – we talked about orgasms and stuff. You’ll also hear about Nicole and my new venture – I actually create it on the podcast (can you guess?).
BUT most importantly, we interview Kit Maloney from O’Actually. We talk about all things climax – it’s a cracker episode and you’re going to need to listen now!
The time has come. Too many lamingtons, too much pavlova, christmas pudding and all that jazz. I hear you – your insides are literally screaming for some TLC. My friend, I have something for YOU.
Ready to feel fresh, vibrant, light and amazing?
JOIN ME for the 5 DAY CLEANSE COURSE! It’s FREE!
It’s so important that we take time to allow these toxins to move out of our body and to replenish the good bacteria that our digestive system needs to function well and have us thriving on all levels. It’s for this reason that my cleanse programs have been created. The full blown version, Cleanse Yourself was designed to take you towards your best. We’ve been so inspired by the thousands that have loved the program that we’ve created THIS special 5 day course that’s FREE to join. All we’ve done is taken the 5 day menu from the current Cleanse Yourself program and made it available to you so that you can join in on the fun and challenge yourself to just 5 days to a newer you – for FREE!
This is not a diet! Consider this a gorgeous clean out for your insides!
What’s included? You’ll receive the 5 day menu including your handy shopping list, all the recipes included plus pre + post cleanse tips.
How is this different from the Cleanse Yourself program? The Cleanse Yourself program takes things one step further and includes your cleansing regime, tips and tricks to get you through as well as background information of why you cleanse and how this can help your specific health concerns. This is not in the 5 day course. Consider the 5 day course an introduction to cleansing.
Now, can anybody join in? Almost! I know it will be the question on the lips of expectant and breastfeeding mothers, those on medications and with known health issues. I’m here to tell you that I’ve had plenty of mums and mums-to-be cleanse in the past who have come back with outstanding feedback. You most certainly can cleanse in these cases. Most importantly I encourage you to listen to your body, no matter what and modify the cleanse to suit your needs. Children under the age of 16 need to seek parental permission and support to cleanse and the elderly or those with a known health condition consult their health care professional before changing any regime.
What will I expect from the 5 day course? A good cleanse is like a holiday – you can expect some or many of the following;
+ clearer skin (bye bye acne/eczema/psoriasis)
+ brighter eyes
+ weight loss (including fluid retention)
+ less bloating/improved digestion (happy bowels)
+ happy hormones (doesn’t have to equal babies you know – it’s simply a thriving reproductive system)
+ balanced moods
and the list honestly goes on.
Brace yourself you’re about to join me for a 5 day fast track to your new improved and awesome self! I’m here to hold your hand. The course schedule is set out to give you some time to prepare, it counts down the days until you start and helps to hold your hand along the way to ease your way into the 5 days of cleansing. Plus, you’ll be invited to the Facebook group where all the cleansing peeps are hanging out, talking about their progress.
There’s so much support, all right there for you. I can’t wait to see where this takes you – the feedback we receive is continually of praise for this program. Now it’s your turn to join! See you in there.
*if you’ve previously opted to join the cleanse program and not received the emails, please subscribe again. We’ve fixed the glitch that so many of you experienced! If an email doesn’t hit your inbox within the hour, please email us – firstname.lastname@example.org.
You might have heard melatonin come up in conversations around sleep. It’s a key player in helping us relax in order to sleep the night away. And because of this reason, it is also responsible for regulating our body clock. Makes sense. When we don’t sleep (as we’ve learnt in many a Members Webinar), our internal rhythms suffer greatly. The knock on effect of this is that it begins to disrupt other key hormones and sees a host of symptoms arise including menstrual issues as well as impacting fertility. Sleep is certainly the elixir of good health.
It possibly comes as no surprise then, that melatonin is also in charge of regulating moods. I hear you ‘ah-ha-ing‘ me. Of course, we’ve all been tired and the domino slap of that is quickly developing more attitude than you know what to do with – we get moody and it’s not fun for anybody. At. All. Melatonin wildly enough is also a powerful antioxidant. Many of you have been around the traps long enough to know that antioxidants are nature’s secret to health and well-being. Those little bunker busters scavenge around to clean up any damage that our daily lives impinge upon us – they help us cope with aging and stress due to external forces like chemicals and pollutants, sun damage and so on.
I’m so into helping you understand yourself better – I’m running a special series on Hormones. Each week we will specifically talk about one of your main hormones, what it does and why you need it to be happy. It’s all in attempt to gear you towards finding clues and improving your own health. Today we’re digging into DHEA, aka dehydroepiandrosterone (definitely don’t attempt to say that after more than two glasses of wine!).
DHEA is a member of the androgen family.
It’s mostly made in the outer layer of the adrenals (the glands that secrete your stress hormones, mainly cortisol & adrenaline, which you will learn more about too in this series) and is considered one of the most plentiful circulating steroid hormones in the body. DHEA is a prohormone that basically helps to balance cortisol, much like how progesterone helps balance oestrogen. We are all living at a time where stress is high and so often can become the norm. When this happens we can find our cortisol out of control. DHEA is there to lend a helping hand and balance the negative effects of your out of control and overbearing cortisol (consider cortisol like the mother in law in the TV show, Everybody Loves Raymond, bossy!).