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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.

Holistic beauty & skincare Inspiration

INTERESTING THINGS

It’s Wednesday and today I’ve some interested things for you guys which I’ve discovered lately, or been loving for some time!

1. As you know from last week’s ‘5 inspirering Instagrammers‘ I’m loving Lee Tilghman, and there is an hour long interview with her on the Glowing Up Podcast

2. Sweet Carolina Ellie is having a ‘foundation free’ workshop in December which I’m for sure going to attend!

3. The other day I heard a talk by Karen Pallisgaard, and she mentioned relaxing music by Niels Eje called MusiCure, and I love it!

4. I bought a gua sha and received it the other day, and now I’m doing a facial massage with it every morning and evening and I absolutely LOVE it!

5. Kombucha! If you haven’t tried kombucha yet, you’re missing out. This one is my current favourite.


What are some of the things/people/music/books/videos you have currently found interesting?

Holistic beauty & skincare Inspiration

5 INSPIRERING BOOKS

It’s Wednesday, and I have thought about it and I’ll not just go for sharing interesting links these days, but rather share 5 inspirering or interesting things. Whether that be books, movies, documentaries, food etc. Today I’m going to share 5 inspirering books! I hope you can find some reading inspiration. Also, please share some of the inspirering books which you’ve read in the comments below, cause I’m already on the hunt for a great book!

 

So here they are, 5 inspirering books!

1. “The 5 Love Languages” – Gary Chapman 
The 5 Love Languages* is one of the best books I’ve read about how to improve your relationship with your partner. We all have different love languages, and by identifying your own and your partners, you can learn to show more love and receive more love in a way that is perfect for you and your partner, which will only make your love for each other grow.

2. “Big Magic – Creative Living Beyond Fear” – Elizabeth Gilbert
Big Magic* is one of THE most inspirering and encouraging books about creativity I’ve ever read. If you love being creative, but have a fear of what others might think of you – then you should go pick up this book and read it right away.

3. “Food Pharmacy” – Lina Nertby Aurell & Mia Clase
Food Pharmacy* is about how to get a healthy gut, a better digestion system and much more. It’s all about how you can use natural food to become even healthier.

4. “Mastering Your Mean Girl” – Melissa Ambrosini 
Mastering Your Mean Girl is a book that every young girl should read. We all know the feeling of feeling stupid or ashamed and talking ourselves down. This book will help you get rid of that evil “inner voice”, and become the best version of you.

5. “Beauty Foods” – Sally Walker & Laura Bonne
Beauty Foods* is all about different foods and how they can help you get stronger hair and nails, better looking skin etc. It’s all about how you can use natural food to enhance your beauty from the inside and out.


*Affiliate link: If you buy through this link this means that I will get a percentage of the sale 

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

 

Inspiration Inspirering people

5 INSPIRERING INSTAGRAMMERS

Today it’s Wednesday and that usually means time for some interesting things and links, but since I’ve just been on Holiday and haven’t really found lots of interesting links, I thought that I instead would share 5 inspirering Instagrammers. Believe me, I could chose a lot more, because I follow many inspirering people on Instagram, but today you get 5.

1. Leefromamerica
I have just discovered Lee’s Instagram recently and I’m absolutely in love with the aesthetics and all the small tips and tricks she provides on her account. If you are into health, wellness and holistic lifestyle you will for sure love this girl.


2. Connie Chapman
Connie is also the founder behind the lovely podcast “Awaken Radio” which I’ve already mentioned a couple of times in here. But her Instagram is also just amazing! Light and beautiful pictures, which just flows with healthy and holistic living.


3. Trashisfortossers
If you are into zero waste, you probably already know Lauren Singer from Trashisfortossers. If you don’t, you really have to check her out. I find her SO inspirering and she just makes zero waste look so cool and fashionable!


4. Zerowastechica
I fell over this lovely account the other day. I follow many zero waste ‘people’, because I’m head over heels in love with the aesthetics of a zero waste lifestyle and all the tips I find from random people, and this account included.


5. Tina Lykkegaard
This account is only in Danish. But Tina is a holistic skintherapeut and she just provides her followers with so much valuable knowledge about how to get beautiful skin and stay healthy, I love all her small tips and tricks.


Who do you find inspirering on Instagram? I love to explore new and inspirering accounts! 

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

 

Holistic beauty & skincare

MY FAVOURITE SELFCARE RITUALS

Noget af det bedste jeg ved, er at passe godt på mig selv, både fysisk og mentalt. Jeg elsker det, og jeg ved hvor vigtigt det er. For i de perioder hvor jeg glemmer mig selv pga. travlhed og stress, der får det jeg det både dårligt og jeg kan ikke være tilstede på samme måde både overfor relationer, i skole eller på job. Der er utroligt mange mennesker i vores samfund i dag som går ned med stress, og det er derfor at det er så vigtigt at lytte til sig selv, og huske at prioritere tid til sig selv og til lidt stilhed og ro engang imellem.

Her er nogle af mine bedste selvkærligheds ritualer som jeg benytter mig af, både hver dag eller bare engang imellem, for at passe bedre på mig selv.

Grøn te
At drikke grøn te er noget jeg personligt gør hver evig eneste dag, og gerne flere kopper om dagen. Jeg elsker simplethen bare en god kop varm te, og så er jeg vild med at grøn te også har en hel den sundhedsmæssige fordele, bare læs med her.

Bevægelse
At få bevæget mig gør en kæmpe forskel på mit velbefindende, og jeg kan tydeligt mærke de dage hvor jeg bare har siddet stille foran computeren dagen lang (ak ja, at studere indebærer mange timer foran computeren eller bøjet over bøgerne). Det behøves ikke være den helt store motionstur, bare at røre mig lidt på yogamåtten eller gå en tur er med til at gøre det hele meget bedre.

Frisk luft
Denne her er vigtig, og en ‘instant mood changer’. Bare det at komme ud i den friske luft, i kontakt med naturen, og få blæst lidt vind i hovedet eller solskin i ansigtet gør altså bare noget helt fantastisk ved en.

Tørbørstning
Jeg er virkelig blevet elle vild med at tørbørste. Både kroppen og ansigtet. Man får virkelig en fornemmelse af at gøre noget rigtig godt for ens hud, hvilket man også gør, da det sætter det gang i cirkulationssystemet.

Oliemassage
Ligesom jeg elsker at tørbørste kroppen, så elsker jeg også at give min krop en god gang oliemassage. At smøre mig ind i olie fra top til tå og massere kroppen samtidig.

Ansigtsmassage
Jeg elsker at rense ansigtet, og proppe godt med olie på og så bare massere ansigtet godt igennem. Samtidig med det laver jeg tit en masse mærkelige grimasser for at få gang i hele ansigtsmuskulaturen. Det er skønt, det kan virkelig anbefales.

Sund og nærende mad
Jeg har det aller bedst når jeg fylder min krop med sund og nærende mad. Jeg kan mærke det på mit energiniveau, hvordan jeg har det, og jeg kan ikke mindst se det på min hud.

Chokolade
Men lige så meget som jeg får det skønt og godt at sund og nærende mad, så er jeg nu også ret vild med nogle få stykker chokolade engang imellem (gerne sammen med en kop te), det er bare indbegrebet af hygge og afslapning for mig, og man skal jo også huske at gøre de ting som gør ens sjæl glad.

Meditation
Meditation har så mange fordele ved sig, og det skaber bare en indre ro som er guld værd.

Taknemmelighedsliste
Det her er noget af det bedste man kan gøre for sig selv rent mentalt. At sætte sig ned mindst én gang om dagen og tænke på, eller skrive ned, hvad man er taknemmelig for. Det kan være alt fra himmel og jord, fra den mindste lille ting, til noget stort. Bare værdsæt livet og hvad du har.

Rare tanker om mig selv 
Ligesom at lære at udvise taknemmelighed for det man har er fantastisk, så lær også at elske dig selv lige som du er. Vi er allesammen forskellige og hver vores person, og det er fantastisk. Lær at elske dig selv, og tænk rare tanker om dig selv istedet for at kritisere dig selv hele tiden. Prøv for eksempel hver dag at kig på dig selv i spejlet og sig at du elsker dig, tro mig, først synes man det er tosset, men man lærer virkelig at elske sig selv på en fantastisk måde efter noget tid.

Fodbad
Et dejligt varmt fodbad er virkelig noget af det skønneste, og så afslutte med at massere fødderne ind i olie. Tit glemmer vi lidt vores fødder, selvom det er dem der bærer os rundt hver evig eneste dag. De har også brug for lidt forkælelse og pleje.

Hårkur
En god hårkur er altid skønt. Jeg er vild med at massere håret ind i kokosolie, op i en knold og så sove med det og vaske det ud dagen efter.

Hovedbundsmassage
I takt med at du giver dig selv en hårkur, så giv også dig selv en god hovedbundsmassage samtidig og stimuler hårrødderne, det er virkelig skønt og så sundt for dit hår.

Bare at tage sig tid 
Man kan lave nok så mange ritualer, men noget af det vigtigste er også bare at slappe af og lave lige hvad du har lyst til i det pågældende øjeblik. Vil du læse? Se en film? Sove? Tegne? Gør lige hvad du vil, og bare tag dig tid.

Hvad er dine yndlings selvkærligheds ritualer? Del dem endelig i kommentarfeltet!

English:
One of the best thing that I know of is to take good care of myself, both physically and mentally. I love it, and I know how important it is. Because in the periods where I forget about myself because of too many things, I get both physically ill and I can only feel that I just cannot be there as much as I want to for my relations, in school or at my job. There are so many people in our society today who go down with stress, and it is therefore so important to listen to yourself, and remember to prioritize time for yourself and time for some quiet and relaxing time.

Here are some of my favourite selfcare rituals which I use, some every day and some just once in a while, to take better care of myself.

Green tea
I personally drink green tea every single day, and preferably several cups a day. I just love a good cup of warm tea, and I love all the health benefits there is to drinking green tea.

Movement
To move my body makes such a different on my overall wellbeing, and I can clearly feel it in my body when I’ve had those days just sitting in front of the computer all day long (sigh, being a student calls for many hours in front of the computer or bending over the books). It does not have to be a giant exercise, just moving a little bit on the yoga mat or going for a walk makes it all better.

Fresh air
This is important and really an ‘instant mood changer’. Just getting out into the fresh air, get in contact with nature, get some wind in the face or some sunshine on your skin makes such a difference.

Drybrushing
I’ve fallen completely in love with dry brushing. Both my body and my face. You really feel like you’re doing something amazing for your skin, which you are since it starts your circulationssystem.

Oil massage
Just like I love to dry brush my body, I also love to give my body a good oil massage. Just rubbing myself in oil from top to toe and massage the body.

Facial massage
I love to cleanse my face, put lots of oil on it and then just massage the oil really good into the skin. In the meanwhile I make some ugly faces and get my face muscles going. It is lovely and can only be recommended.

Healthy and nourishing food
I feel my absolute best when I fill my body with healthy and nourishing food. I can feel it on my energy level, how I feel and, not least, I can see it on my skin.

Chocolate
But just as much as I love filling myself with healthy and nourishing food, I also love to eat some pieces of chocolate once in a while (gladly combined with a cup of tea), that is just the definition of a good and cozy time for me, and you also need to do the things which makes your soul happy.

Meditation
Meditation has so many benefits to it, and it just makes you so calm, which is just amazing.

Gratitude list
This is one of the best things you can do for yourself mentally. Sit down at least once a day and think about, or write down, what you are grateful for. It can be anything, the tiniest thing or something huge. Just appreciate life and everything you have.

Think nicely about yourself
Just like learning to show gratitude for what you have is amazing, it is just as amazing to learn to love yourself just as you are. We are all different and our own person, and that is amazing. Learn to love yourself, and think nice thoughts about yourself instead of criticizing yourself all the time. Just try looking at yourself into the mirror and tell yourself that you love you. Believe me, at first you will find yourself ridiculous, but then you actually learn to truly love yourself after a while.

Footbath
A nice warm footbath is one of the best things, and then finishing off with massaging your feet with some oil. We often tend to forget our feet, even though they are the ones carrying us around every single day. They also need some care and nurturing.

Hairmask 
A good hairmask is always wonderful. I love massaging coconut oil into my hair, put it up in a bun and sleep with it and wash it out the day after.

Scalpmassage 
While you are giving yourself a hairmask, you might as well also give yourself a good head and scalp massage and stimulate the hair roots, which is really good for your hair growth. 

Just take your time
You can have plenty of rituals, but one of the best things is to just relax and take time for whatever you want to do. Do you want to read? Watch a movie? Sleep? Just do whatever you want to, and take your time.

What are your favourite selfcare rituals? Please share them in the comment section!

 

Read also: Essentials for a selfcare day

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?

*Affiliate links. Men du kan også finde alle sagerne i næsten alle fysiske og online helsekost butikker

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