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HEALTHY LIFESTYLE TIPS

It’s January and a new year, and there’s no better time to start getting into lots of healthy habits to live your best life! I fully agree that we are all different, and that it might not be in your interest to get into healthy habits, I completely respect that. But, I do want to say that if you want to feel better, look better, feel more energised and productive and hopefully also feel much better once you get older – then these are some of the tips that might help you achieve all of that!

Here you go, some healthy lifestyle tips:

 

Get enough sleep

Preferably 7-8 hours each night, and the best is to get to bed before 10pm. Turn of the television and electronics at least 1 hour before going to bed since the electric blue light disturbs your body and makes it harder for you to fall asleep. Read a book, or have a good talk with a loved one instead.

 

Eat alkaline food

Eat plenty of vegetables and beans! Especially the green vegetables (broccoli, spinach, kale etc.).

Highly alkaline food: 
– green vegetables
– green salad and seaweed
– potatoes
– sprouts, nuts and seeds
– sesame- and flax seeds
– almonds and brazil nuts
– pumpkin seeds and coconut
– garlig, turmeric and ginger
– avocado
– herbal teas, green and white tea
– olive-, coconut- and flaxseeds oil
 

 

Avoid acidic food

Meat, sugar, candy, sodas. If your body gets too much acidic food it creates an unhealthy and inflamed environment in your body where sickness, pain and overweight can grow.

Very acidic food: 
– meat
– eggs
– sugar and honey
– artificial sweeteners
– vinegar
– dairy products – especially cheese
– industrial processed food
– junkfood
– margarine
– frying oil
– candy and cakes
– alcohol
– black tea and ordinary coffee
– sodas
– fruitjuice
– energy and sportsdrinks

 

Drink lemon water 

When you wake up in the morning drink some hot water with the juice from half a lemon. This helps the digestion and it detoxes the body. After drinking this wait at least 1/2 hour before eating breakfast.

 

Drink lots of water during the day, but not while you are eating 

Drink 2 litres of water or more during the day, but not while you are eating since this disturbs the digestion process and the absorption of the nutrients from the food.

 

Chew your food thoroughly and eat slowly 

Chew your food until it becomes liquid before you swallow it. If you don’t chew the food enough, acid will be created in the body.

 

Exercise – move your body 

Move your body, get your pulse up and sweat out all the toxins from your body. Moving, fx through yoga, also massages your organs and makes your body function better and creates more blood flow and improves digestion. It also releases endorphins which is a “happy hormone”, which makes you feel happier.

 

Drink herbal tea 

Switch the coffee out with some herbal tea (fx green tea).

 

Mental health

Think happy and nice thoughts about yourself. Start to really love yourself and your body just as it is right now. Think that you want to take good care of your body by filling it with lots of healthy food, so it will be fresh and healthy all your life. Look yourself in the mirror each day and tell yourself that you love you <3

 

Do things that you love 

Read, relax, go for a walk in nature, dance, talk, go to a spa a sauna – do things that makes you happy and spend your time with people who makes you feel good and who you love.

 

Take care of your body 

Use natural products, and smear your body into oils. Drybrush your skin. Give yourself a nice oil massage on the body, in the face and your scalp Take a nice bath, scrub your skin. Just relax.

 

These were some of my favourite health tips for taking good care of oneself and ones body. I do want to notice that it’s all about balance. There’s no health in restricting yourself to only eat vegetables all the time, listen to your body and treat yourself once in a while as well, that is also healthy for your soul.
Please share some of your favourite health tips as well! 

Health Personal

UPDATE ON QUITTING BIRTH CONTROL

I have promised several of you on Instagram an update on how everything is going with me quitting the birth control pill (I’m also having some lovely conversations with others doing the same thing, it’s so nice to be in the same situation and have someone to share it with).

So, it’s time for a little update on how everything has been going so far. And I’m well aware that it’s only been a short amount of time and that things can change quickly, but then I’ll of course update upon this if that happens.

The last day I took the pill was on November 14th 2017, and as usually my menstruation came a few days after, but that was just as anticipated because that would also have happened if I continued to take the pill. So I wasn’t really that nervous about the first menstruation. The one I had been a bit nervous about was the first “natural” menstruation. I have heard several stories where people go 1-3 years without getting their menstruation. And I certainly didn’t want that, because I view having my menstruation regularly as a clear sign of having a healthy functioning body, and that is what I want to have.

But no need to be nervous, my first natural menstruation came only 1-2 days “behind schedule” (according to my menstruation apps). I had a little bit of headache on the first day, but not as bad as it has been for the many past menstruations (crossing my fingers that this will only improve).

Have I experienced any symptoms?

I got my menstruation at the right time, and I still haven’t had cramps or anything. I’ve gotten a few more blemishes in places where I don’t usually get it, but not that many. So I cross my fingers that it won’t get worse, and I do my best to make my body function as well as possible, and I believe that over time this will improve my skin as well.

But one of the best things is that I can completely feel it on my mood! I feel so much happier and healthier now that I’m not filling my body with disturbing hormones. I want to listen to music and dance around, and I just feel so much better than I have done in a long time.

 

What I am doing to stabilise my hormones

Vitex supplement
As already mentioned I’ve been taking a supplement called vitex which is supposed to help you stabilise your hormones.

Maca powder 
I’ve also been putting 1 tsp of maca powder in my oatmeal every morning, this also helps to stabilise hormones.

Relaxing
I’ve learned a lot through reading the book womancode* and from an online workshop with Carolina, and one of the most important things when it comes to stabilising your hormones is simply learning to just relax. Don’t stress too much, take it easy and just relax. So, I’ve been drinking lots of tea, tried not to have too many things scheduled in my calendar and I’ve also just been laying on the couch and been relaxing completely.

Eating vegetables!
One of the best things you can do for your body to make it function as well as possible is to give it a lot of fibre! Eat a lot of vegetables, in a variety of colours (but especially those dark green ones such as kale, broccoli and spinach!). So I’ve tried to do some more meal prepping and made sure to eat plenty of vegetables. This is also one of the best things you can do for your skin!

 

So, what do I use for protection now?

You might wonder, “well, if you quit birth control and you are still in a relationship, then what do you use for protection for not becoming pregnant?“, Quiet simple and very old fashioned, condoms. I’ve also invested in a Lady-Comp machine (another blogpost about that another time), but it takes a little while before the computer really “knows you”, and therefore it will take a while before it says that it is safe to have sex without condoms. I should also mention that this machine is of course not protecting against unwanted sexual diseases and is therefore only recommended to use if you are in a committed relationship. If you are not, then condoms is of course the best way to protect against these kind of diseases.

I’ve also started to really try to learn more about my overall cycle through reading the book Womancode and through the apps Clue and MyFLO. I find it extremely interesting to try to live more in alignment with my own cycle, so I’m all about learning more about that and myself at the moment.

Questions for you: I would love to know if you’ve ditched the birth control pill as well? Or perhaps you’ve never been on it? Or if you are considering it? What have your experience with it been? Let’s talk about it!


*Affiliate links have been used, which means that I get a percentage of the sale if you buy through this link.

Books Health

MY FAVOURITE HEALTH BOOKS

I was asked the other day if I wanted to share some of my favourite health books, and of course I want do! Health is one of my biggest passions in life. I LOVE to read about it, watch documentaries about it etc. and learn new information. I’ve read several books about this subject, but these are some of my absolutely favourite ones. There are books about hormones, what food to eat to make your skin look beautiful, what food is good for improving digestion, natural contraception methods, yoga and ayurveda, herbs and just learning more about what food to eat, and what food to eat less of, if you want to have a healthy body.

 

1. Womancode – Alisa Vitti*
I read this book recently, and I love it. I feel like I’ve learned SO much about women’s cycles in it, and how to stabilise hormones and avoid hormonal imbalance. Definitely a must-read for women, especially if you are just getting off the birth control pill and want to stabilise your hormones back to normal again.

2. Beauty foods – Sally Walker & Laura Bonné*
I love to read about what specific foods does for our body, our health and how we look. This book goes into depth with different food which is amazing to eat for our health and how we look.

3. Hormonel harmoni – Caroline Fibæk & Stine Fürst*
If you want to learn more about stabilising your hormones, or finding out what kind of hormonal imbalances you might have, then this book is great. It also has a little test where you can identify where you might have a hormonal imbalance.

4. Taking charge of your fertility – Toni Weschler*
When I first started thinking about quitting the birth control pill, I lend this book from my friend, and wow. This was when I started to learn about more natural ways of protecting yourself from getting pregnant, and just in general learn more about the female body and the cycle.

5. Et Pukka Liv – Sebastian Pole*
The founder behind the Pukka tea brand wrote this lovely book (A Pukka Life) about health, ayurveda, herbs and their benefits.

6. Food Pharmacy – Mia Clase & Lina Aurell*
A lovely book about what food to eat if you really want to be healthy, you’ll learn a lot more about probiotics, vegetables and much more.

7. Begynderyogabogen – Karen Pallisgaard*
If you are new to yoga, or want to learn about ayurveda, then this book is amazing. So easy to read, and yet filled with so much good information. I’m such a fan of Karen’s books, also Langsom Livsstil.

8. Medical Medium Life-Changing Foods – Anthony Williams*
This book is also about how food can change your life and make you healthy. It describes different food and how it affects your body and your health.

9. How Not to Die – Michael Greger*
If you’re interested in a plant based diet, this is probably one of the books most people will recommend you to read. Michael Greger is one of the ‘big nutritionists’ in the plant based field and have written this amazing book. The book comes with so much scientific evidence for how only a diet can prevent and reverse many of the causes of diseases-related death. Another one is The China Study by T. Collin Campbell & Thomas M. Campell, which is about a study made in China which showed how diet affected health.

I hope you can find some inspiration, and please also share your favourite health books with me – I’m constantly on the hunt for new amazing books to read!

*Affiliate links have been used, this means that I get a percentage of the sale if you buy through this link. 

Health

TRACK YOUR PERIOD – MENSTRUATION APPS

As you might know I’ve stopped taking birth control (the pill), because I did not want to disturb my hormonal balance anymore. And, I’m currently reading and learning a lot about women’s cycles and how to balance your hormones, which I’ll write more about later on. But today I wanted to share some Menstruation Apps with you!

Why use a Menstruation app?

You can use a menstruation app, or a period tracker, to figure out when you’re going to get your menstruation. You can also learn where you are in your cycle, and thereby learn when you need to be extra protective when having sex, or you can learn about different things to eat and do during the different phases.

I’m currently testing out 3 different menstruation apps.

Clue

In this app you can plot in the data of when you’re having your menstruation and it will predict when you’re going to get your next period. It also tells you when you’re fertile (and therefore should be extra careful concerning protection, if you don’t want to get pregnant). You can also plot in data for every day; whether or not you’ve bled, if you have felt any pain, how you’re feeling, how many hours you’ve slept, whether or not you’ve had sex, your energy level, your temperature and your discharge. In general a good and simple app which make the tracking very easy.

MC (My Cycles)

My Cycles you can also plot in when you’re having your menstruation and additional information such as; how much you’re bleeding, your mood, your weight, symptoms, whether you’ve had sex and how your cervical mucous is.

MyFLO

MyFLO is the app created by the woman who wrote WomanCode (which I’m currently reading and loving). Here you can plot in your period, see when you’re fertile and see in which phase of your cycle you’re in. You can also add in additional information like the above apps, and what I like the most is that this app follows the guidelines from the WomanCode book and every time you enter the app a little information box pops up telling you in which phase of your cycle you are in, and what would be good to do. Fx taking it slow when you’re having your menstruation, or get creative in other parts of the cycle.

So far my favourite app is the MyFLO app, because I can both track my menstruation, but also get informative knowledge about where I’m at in my cycle.


Have you tried a menstruation app? What do you think about it? And which one have you tried?

 

Health Holistic beauty & skincare

APPLE CIDER VINEGAR HAIR RINSE

If you’ve read my blog post about transitioning to using a shampoo bar instead of a conventional shampoo, then you know that my hair felt so weird after the first time I tried it. After that first time I did some research on how to make the transition period easier, which resulted in that blog post. And one of the tips that I found was to use an Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) hair rinse after you’ve used your shampoo bar, as kind of a ‘conditioner’ for your hair. And, oh my, it helps! My hair doesn’t feel dry after using the shampoo bar any longer as long as I finish off with an Apple Cider Vinegar hair rinse.

I just take around 1/3 cup of organic Apple Cider Vinegar (I use this one*) and then fill the rest of the cup up with water. Then I pour this over my hair after I’ve finished using my shampoo bar and rinsed that out. I let it sit for about 3 minutes and then wash it out.

My hair is still adjusting to the shampoo bar, but this method seriously helps a lot – and, I’ve also found that there are quiet a few benefits to using an Apple Cider Vinegar hair rinse!

Benefits of using Apple Cider Vinegar hair rinse:

– it functions as a natural detangler
– it is antibacterial and great for your scalp
– it adds shine to your hair
– it stimulates hair growth and prevent hair loss
– it prevents split ends


Sources
:
10 reasons to wash your hair with Apple Cider Vinegar 
Apple Cider Vinegar hair rinse
How to use Apple Cider Vinegar for beautiful hair and skin 

 

*Affiliate link has been used, which means that I get a percentage of the sale if you buy from this link.

Health Sustainable & Conscious living

ELIMINATING TOXINS FROM YOUR LIFE

Toxins are small molecules, peptides or proteins that are capable of causing disease on contact with or absorption by body tissues. Toxins are something which affects you and your body’s health and you should strive for avoiding them as much as possible in your everyday life if you want to be as healthy as possible. However, it can be difficult in our age today, because we are exposed to toxins almost all the time without us even being aware of it. But, if you learn which things you can change in your everyday life in order to get less exposed to toxins, then this is a great way to begin if you want to live a healthier life.

Here are some of the different areas in your life where you should be aware of toxins.

Skin, body and hair products
Some of the first things to look at when trying to eliminate toxins from your life are all the products you use on your skin, hair and body. Such as shampoo, conditioner, cleansers, cremes, body lotions, toothpaste, deodorant, make-up etc. You can strive to buy products with more natural ingredients, or you can simple make your own natural products and in that way be completely sure that they only contain natural and pure ingredients.

Cleaning products 
This is an area many people might forget about when trying to clean out in their products at home. But this area is so important, since you clean everything with these products, the sink, your food plates, your kitchen surfaces where you prepare food etc. All these cleaning products that you use in these places will somehow get in contact with you as well.
Here you can find some of the natural cleaning products you can use instead.

Food 
Go for organic food and thereby avoid food which is sprayed with a lot of pesticides. Pesticides does absolutely nothing good for your body.

Clothes 
The clothes you wear is in constant contact with your body, and regular clothes is also full of chemicals. Therefore you should go for buying organic clothes if you really want to avoid as many toxins in your life as possible.


Have you thought about these things before? Or, is there any other area that you think should have been included as well?

 

Read also: Natural and Toxic-Free Cleaning

 

Health

TIPS FOR BETTER SLEEP

Der er intet værre end ikke at kunne sove, eller at sove dårligt og slet ikke være frisk dagen efter – har jeg ret?
Og modsat, er der heller ikke noget der er meget bedre end at vågne og være helt frisk og veludhvilet efter en god nats søvn.

Men, skal man bare overlade det til tilfældighederne om man får en god nats søvn? Nej, ikke nødvendigvis. Der er utrolig mange ting du kan gøre for at forbedre din søvn, og mange er dem er små enkle ting, som alligevel kan vise sig at have stor betydning for dit generelle helbred. For søvn er afsindigt vigtigt hvis man gerne vil have et godt helbred og være sund og rask.
Manglende søvn er blandt andet blevet kædet sammen med større risiko for udvikling af depression, et forværret immunsystem og at man har nemmere ved at tage på i vægt.

Tips til en bedre søvn

1. LUFT UD I SOVEVÆRELSET
Frisk og ren luft hjælper gevaldigt på en god søvn, og man siger at man gerne skal sove i et værelse som er mere til den køligere side end til den varme.

2. KOM UDENFOR I NATUREN I LØBET AF DAGEN
Man bliver bare altid lidt mere træt hvis man har været udenfor i den friske luft, også derfor ovenstående tip virker.

3. BEVÆG DIG
At få bevæget kroppen, gør også at du bliver mere træt, og derved har lettere ved at kunne falde i søvn.

4. UNDGÅ KOFFEIN OM EFTERMIDDAGEN OG AFTENEN
Koffein er selvsagt noget som medvirker til at få dit energiniveau op, og det skal du jo helst ikke hvis du gerne vil kunne falde i søvn om aftenen. Skift derfor eftermiddagskaffen ud med en kop urtete istedet for

5. LAVENDEL 
Lavendel te, lavendel olie eller en lavendel spray – skaf dig noget lavendel, da lavendel er en duft som er med til at berolige kroppen. Lav eventuelt lidt aromaterapi med æterisk lavendel olie, og en god kop te (uden koffein) om aftenen

6. UNDGÅ SKÆRMLYS INDEN SENGETID
Det blå lys fra henholdsvis computer, tv og mobilskærme er med til at forvirre vores krop og får den tværtimod til at vække ydereligere op og ikke falde til ro. Skift derfor computeren og tv’et ud med en god bog, snak eller lidt aftenyoga inden du skal sove. Du kan også sætte din mobil på ‘nat tilstand’ om aftenen, på den måde er lyset mere gult end blåt og er ikke lige så hårdt for øjnene. Sæt også gerne din mobil på fly-tilstand om natten, eller fjern den helt fra soveværelset, da strålingen fra mobilen også kan forstyrre din krop.

Har du andre gode råd til hvordan man kan få en god nats søvn? Så del dem gerne nedenunder i kommentarfeltet.

English:

There is nothing worse than not being able to fall asleep or have a bad night’s sleep and not feel fresh at all the next day – am I right? And on the opposite, there is nothing much better than waking up feeling fresh and rested after a good night’s sleep.

But, should you just leave it to coincidence whether or not you get a good night’s sleep? No, not necessarily. There are so many things you can do to improve your sleep, and many of the tips are very simple things, which also can have a big impact for your overall health. Because sleep is extremely important if you want a good health. Lack of sleep is connected to a bigger risk of developing depression, worsen the immune system and makes it easier to gain weight.

Tips for better sleep 

1. Fresh air in the bedroom
Fresh and clean air helps tremendously on a good night’s sleep, and it’s recommended to sleep in a room which is leaning more towards the cold than the warm side.

2. Get outside in nature through the day
You always get more tired after having been outside in the fresh air, which is also why the above tip works.

3. Move your body
Moving the body makes you more tired and makes it easier for you to fall asleep.

4. Avoid caffeine in the evening
Caffeine is of course helping to get your energy level up, and therefore you need to avoid this in the evening if you want to be able to fall asleep. Switch your afternoon coffee out with a cup of herbal tea instead.

5. Lavender
Lavender tea, lavender oil or lavender spray – get some lavender, since lavender is a scent which helps to calm the body. You can, for example, make some aromatherapy with lavender essential oil, and make a nice cup of tea (without caffeine) in the evening and wind down.

6. Avoid screen lights before bedtime
The blue light from computer, tv or mobile screen is confusing for our bodies and makes it wake more up rather than calm down. Therefore try to switch the tv out for a good book instead, some talk or some evening yoga before going to bed. You can also switch your mobile to ‘night mode’ in the evening, in that way the light is more yellow instead of blue and is not as harsh for your eyes. Put also your mobile on flight mode in the night, or remove it completely from the bedroom since the radiation from the mobile can be disturbing for the body. 

Do you have other good tips to get a good night’s sleep? Then share them below in the comment section.

Read also: Make time for yourself

 

Health Holistic & Spiritual living Inspiration

5 BOOKS I WANT TO READ

Since I haven’t found many interesting things and links from the past week for today, I thought that I instead could share some of the books which are currently on my ‘want to read list‘. These are books within the categories of health, spirituality, visualization, ayurveda and self development (the topics I just love to read about).
I hope you can find some inspiration.

1. How Your Mind Can Heal Your Body – David R. Hamilton

2. Yoga & Ayurveda – Self-Healing and Self-Realization – David Frawley

3. Creative Visualization – Shakti Gawain

4. Ayurveda and the Mind – The Healing of Consciousness – David Frawley

5. Spiritual Growth – Being Your Higher Self – Sanaya Roman

Also, if you have any great books, please share them with me!

Health Personal

QUITTING BIRTH CONTROL PILLS #1

Som i måske, måske ikke, har læst i dette indlæg – så har jeg (i lang tid nu) gerne ville stoppe med at tage p-piller. Nu er det snart ved at være lige oppe over, jeg skal bare lige have investeret i sådan en maskine her efter jeg kommer hjem fra Thailand i oktober. Hvis man ikke vil bruge penge på sådan en maskine har jeg også hørt godt omkring app’en ‘Clue’.

Men jeg tænkte at jeg kunne lave en lille mini føljeton af min oplevelse med p-pille stop.

Her vil jeg først beskrive hvad jeg gør som forberedelse inden jeg stopper med pillerne for bedst muligt at balancere min hormonbalance, i forhåbning om at den ikke går for meget amok (for jeg vil virkelig gerne undgå ikke at få min menstruation i lang tid og også undgå vildt udbrud af akne – som er nogle af de bivirkninger jeg har læst om kan komme når man stopper med p-pillerne).

Herefter vil jeg efter noget tid komme med en opdatering om hvordan det hele er gået, og om jeg har haft nogle af ovenstående bivirkninger.

Hvis i selv har erfaring med p-pille stop og har gode tips og tricks, så må i endelig dele dem med mig i kommentarfeltet!

Forberedelse til p-pille stop

Jeg har læst mig frem til, at ens hormoner kan ryge fuldstændig ud af balance når man stopper. Hvilket jo giver rigtig god mening, eftersom de har været totalt påvirkede af en lille pille fyldt med hormonforstyrrende stoffer i så lang tid.

Derfor har jeg fundet ud af, at noget af det bedste man kan gøre, som forberedelse op til at man stopper, er at indtage noget der kan stabilisere ens hormoner.

Maca pulver
Maca kan hjælpe med at balancere ens hormoner og give fornyet energi. Det virker ved at regulere produktionen af de overordnede hormoner i hormonsystemet fra hypofysen.

Vitex Agnus Castus kostilskud 
Dette tilskud hjælper kroppen med at danne progesteron igen. Det er ofte dette som kroppen er i mangel af efter at have været på p-piller. Kosttilskuddet kan hjælpe på PMS-symptomer, menstruationssmerter og ømme bryster og kan være en god hjælp hvis man lider af hormonel akne.

Ro og afslapning
Udover dette, er der selvfølgelig også noget så simpelt som at tage det hele med ro og undgå stress. Stress kan påvirke kroppen virkelig meget, og kvinder der er meget stressede kan opleve at deres menstruation fuldstændig udebliver, og først kommer igen når de er afslappede og kan tage det hele med ro igen.

Jeg håber at du kunne bruge nogle af disse råd hvis du selv overvejer at stoppe med p-pillerne, og skriv endelig i kommentarfeltet hvis du også skal til at stoppe med dem!

Jeg vil selvfølgelig opfordre til at man undersøger sagen selv rigtig grundigt før man stopper, og at man beskytter sig på anden vis når man har sex, især hvis man ikke har en fast partner.

English:

As you may, or may not, have read in this blog post – then I’ve been wanting to (for a long time now) stop taking the pill. And now it’s almost time to stop, I just need to buy this machine when I get home from Thailand in October. If you don’t feel like spending a lot of money on this machine, I’ve also heard good things about the app ‘Clue’. 

But I thought that I would make a little serie of blog posts regarding my experience with stop taking the pill.

Here I will first share my preparations leading up to the stop in order to balance my hormone balance in the best possible way, in the hope of it not getting too much out of control (because I would really like to not having to live without my menstruation for too long or avoid getting serious acne – which are some of the side effects I’ve read people have suffered from when getting off the pill again). 

After a little while I will come with a little update about how everything has been going, and if I have gotten any of the side effects.

If you have any experience with stopping with the pill and have some good tips and tricks, please share them with me in the comment section!

 

Preparing for quitting the pill

I’ve read that your hormones can come completely out of balance when you stop taking the pill. Which makes good sense, considering that your hormones have been affected by this little pill filled with hormone disturbing stuff for such a long time.

I’ve therefore tried my best to find out of what to do as preparation before stopping with the pill, and that is to take something which can stabilize your hormones.

Maca powder
Maca can help balance your hormones and gives you new energy. It works by regulating the production of the superior hormones in the hormonal system from the hypophysis. 

Vitex Agnus Castus supplement 
This supplement helps the body to create progesterone again. This is often what the body is lacking after having been on the pill. The supplement can help on PMS-symptomps, menstruations pains and sore breasts and can be a good help if you suffer from hormonal acne. 

Quiet time and relaxation 
Besides the above, something as simple as taking it slowly and avoid stress is a major contributor in order to balance your hormones. Stress can affect the body tremendously, and women who get stressed can experience not to get their menstruation for a long time, and experience that it first comes back when they are relaxed again.

I hope you could use some of these tips, and if you are going to stop the birth control as well, leave a comment and we can share our experiences!

I of course want to recommend that you do your own research regarding this topic before quitting the pill, and I’ll recommend to use some other protection, especially if you do not have a permanent partner. 

Sources:
Balance i hormonerne efter p-pille? af Carolina Ellie 
The book ‘Taking charge of your fertility’

Food Health

MY CURRENT HEALTH FAVOURITES

Jeg har ikke lige fået noteret nogle interessante links i den forgangne uge, så istedet for tænke jeg, at i kunne få nogle af mine nuværende sundhedsfavoritter!

Matcha
Matcha pulveret* er helt fantastisk og har 137 flere antioxidanter end normal grøn te, og så er det rig på fibre, klorofyl, vitaminer og det hjælper med at holde blodsukkeret lavt. Der er tonsvis af fordele ved at indtage det skønne matcha pulver, og jeg kan kun anbefale at prøve en matcha latte! (1 tsk matcha pulver, 1 dl plantemælk, 1 tsk kokosolie, lidt ceylonkanel, lidt vaniljepulver og 2,5 dl kogt vand – blendet sammen og voila, en skøn matcha latte!)

Gurkemeje
Gurkemeje* er et andet vidunderkrydderi, og ligesom matcha kan gurkemejen også bringe dig masser af sundhed. Det er antiinflammatorisk, sænker risikoen for hjertesygdom og kræft og meget, meget mere. Gurkemejen kan både bruges i mad retter, og ellers i en skøn ‘turmeric latte‘ – men husk lige at proppe peber i også, for det øger indtagelsen af stoffet curcumin med 2000 %!

Maca
Maca pulver* har en positiv effekt på hormon balancen samt øger fertiliteten hos både mænd og kvinder, og kan derfor anbefales til kvinder der vil stabilisere deres hormoner, på energiniveauet og er en sundhedsbooster der forbedrer immunsystemet. Jeg er selv begyndt at bruge det i min havregrød om morgnen og det kan også tilføjes i fx en matcha latte.

Sauerkraut
Eller surkål*, er fyldt med probiotika. Probiotika er fantastisk for din tarmflora, og hjælper med at gøre din fordøjelse og dit immunsystem bedre. Jeg prøver at snige lidt surkål ind når jeg spiser salater engang imellem. En anden god måde man kan få probiotika på, er i form af kombucha. Selv tager jeg også et probiotika kosttilskud hver morgen for at vedligeholde en sund tarmflora.

Hvad er dine sundhedsfavoritter?

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English:

I haven’t written any interesting links down in the past week, and therefore I thought that I instead could share some of my health favourites with you today!

Matcha
Matcha powder* is amazing and has 137 times more antioxidants than normal green tea, it is rich in fiber, chlorophyl, vitamins and it helps to lower the blood sugar. There are tons of benefits to taking the matcha powder, and I can only recommend you to try a matcha latte! (1 tsp of matcha powder, 1 cup of plantmilk, 1 tsp of coconut oil, pinch of ceylon cinnamon, pinch of vanilla powder and 2,5 cups of boiled water – blend it all together and voila, a lovely matcha latte!)

Turmeric
Turmeric* is another wonder spice, and just like matcha can turmeric also provide you with a lot of health benefits. It is anti-inflammatory, lower the risk of heart disease, cancer and much, much more. Turmeric can both be used when cooking, but also in a lovely turmeric latte – but remember to put some pepper in it as well, since this enhances the cur cumin with 2000%!

Maca 
Maca powder* has a positive effect on the hormonel balance and enhances fertility in both men and women, it can therefore be recommended for women who try to stabilize their hormones, on energy level and it is a real health booster which improves the immunesystem. I have started to use it in my oatmeal in the morning, and it can also be added into fx a matcha latte.

Sauerkraut
Sauerkraut* is filled with probiotics. Probiotics is fantastic for your gut, and it helps improve your digestion and your immune system. I try to add some sauerkraut whenever I eat a salad once in a while. Another good way to get probiotics is in the form of kombucha. I also take a probiotic supplement each morning to maintain a healthy gut.

What is your health favourites?

*Affiliate links. But you can also find almost all of the above things in most health stores.

Sources:
Health benefits of matcha
10 proven health benefits of turmeric and curcumin
Top 5 maca root benefits and nutrition
7 health benefits of sauerkraut
Food Pharmacy
A Pukka Life