Anxiety is one of those ‘life’ things that can kind of consume your whole world, if not your whole day if you’re not too careful. The fix – or really, the balance – comes from the long game; daily habits and rituals that have benefits for the long term.
Yes, this is me a chubby bub, stealing my Mum’s food
But the thing is, if you’ve fallen off the healthy routine bandwagon for a little too long, these habits can sometimes feel too hard, too far and not enough to get you feeling “right” (even if, they probably would be bloody brilliant if you just did them).
The following are a few quick fixes for these moments to help you find you mojo, calm the storm and have you feeling just a bit more grounded and back inside your body, instead of floating around above your head. They’re methods that I use frequently to great results, and things I share in clinic at least weekly. Continue reading
The little-discussed factor in gut health.
The Liver and Digestive Health
When it comes to looking after your gut, I’m sure you’ve heard about probiotics and fibre, right? But did you know that looking after your liver can be key to ensuring your gut is working the way that its meant to?
St Mary’s Thistle print by AgaFarrell
Your liver, the one responsible for detoxifying the body’s metabolites and the toxins you ingest, creates a digestive secretion called bile. Bile is the medium through which these detoxified products are released via the bowel, shifting them out of your system. It is created from bile salts that are transported from the liver to the gall bladder. Concentrated, stored and excreted by the gall bladder in response to the presence of a meal, bile enables us to absorb fatty acids and fat soluble vitamins (A, D, E and K) and some minerals. It also helps to maintain the optimum pH in the gut for our gut flora to grow and contains immunoglobulins that support the integrity and structure of the gut wall.
When should you start to worry about your liver and its effect on the gut?
I always say that healthy eating doesn’t need to be complicated to get results, and since I get asked a lot about what my diet looks like, I thought I would share with you a bit of a “day in the life”. It’s no muss, no fuss, whole foods and lots of variety.
Don’t forget to checkout my giveaway on my Facebook page, which ends TOMORROW MORNING
And if you want some specific diet and lifestyle tips and recipes and you live in Brisbane, check out my next workshop, Nutrition for Fatigue, 6pm, 24th June 2015 at Little Tokyo Two
I am so excited! I’ve worked on this here video for a good couple of weeks, overcome a few technical difficulties and made a few things creatively that I never have before. It’s a bit rough, you can hear all the background sounds (planes, birds, cars), there are watermarks I can’t get rid of and I had to correct a few things that I forgot while filming, but I’m proud. It’s done! And I think you might just love it!
I know it’s not Game of Thrones, but at least while you wait for that, you can take 10 minutes to enjoy my new format/intro. And I’d love to see you make the recipe! It truly is delicious, and simple to boot.
Don’t forget to check out my Facebook page for a great deal on nutritional medicine consultations this month
Cultivate Calm Yoga is a beautiful yoga space in East Brisbane, providing a range of different yoga practices and teachers to bring calm and balance to the lives of busy Brisbanites. With our shared interest in stress relief, relaxation, yoga (of course) and anxiety, I was asked to share my best nutritional tips for dealing with and relieving anxiety.
There’s something about a cup of tea that brings a small joy to my day and soothes my heart that little bit. The simple ritual of hot water and tea leaves brings a stillness of a moment just for me – which, in a world of perpetual busyness can be enough to remind me to be mindful and check in with how I am doing that day. Continue reading