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Camilla Tromborg

Health

THE BENEFITS OF FLAXSEEDS

Flax seeds have so many health benefits, it’s truly a wonderful seed! If you do not already use it in your diet, then I bet you want to incorporate them into your diet more after reading about the benefits of flax seeds! 🌿

Flax seeds are full of Nutrients

Just one tablespoon of flax seeds provides you with a good amount of protein, fiber and omega-3 fatty acids (the good kind of fat!), and is also a rich source of some vitamins and minerals.

Flax seeds are high in Omega-3 Fats

Flax seeds are high in omega-3 fats, the good kind of fat that we do want to get! Good fats, omega-3 helps reduce inflammation, can help with lower risk of heart disease and stroke and helps with better heart health.

Flax seeds are rich in Dietary Fiber

Flax seeds are rich in dietary fiber, and not only does this help with slowing down your digestion, which helps to regulate blood sugar and lower cholesterol. It also allows more water to bind to the stools, which increases their bulk and results in softer stools. This can help prevent constipation, and can be especially helpful for those suffering from IBS (irritable bowel syndrome).

Flax seeds might help to Balance Hormones

If you are experiencing that your hormones are out of balance, it could perhaps also be that you aren’t eating enough healthy fats (omega-3 fatty acids). As flax seeds are high in these, it’s such a good thing to add to your diet! Especially if you’re a vegan/vegetarian and don’t eat fish, then it’s important to add enough healthy fats to your diet for optimal brain health and balance of your hormones.

Tips for adding Flax Seeds to your Diet

  • You can use flax seed oil in your smoothies or on salads
  • You can sprinkle grounded flax seeds on your oatmeal
  • You can sprinkle grounded flax seeds on your yoghurt
  • You can bake bread, cakes etc. with whole flax seeds



*Nutrition tip! 🌿🌿
It’s best to ground the flax seeds before ingestion, as they are easier digested in this way. Whole flax seeds can still be good to use when fx baking, but you won’t reap as many health benefits from the whole flax seeds, as your intestines cannot break down the tough outer shell of the seeds. The best is to ground them in a coffee grinder and use the grounded flax seeds.

Flax seed oil is very sensitive to heat and light, so once opened a bottle of it, it usually only lasts for 4-6 weeks. And you should store it in the fridge in a dark bottle, to keep it preserved as good as possible. I personally love to use it in my smoothies – after I’ve blended the smoothie I put it in afterwards and just mix it around with a spoon.

Self-development

GET RID OF WHAT DOESN’T SERVE YOU ANY LONGER, TO MAKE ROOM FOR NEW THINGS

Sometimes in life, we tend to hold on to hold on to things for too life, so that there is no room for new things to come into our life. This is why it’s important to get rid of what doesn’t serve you any longer, to make room for new things ✨

Perhaps your wardrobe is full of black sweaters that you’ve had for years – and you don’t want to get rid of them. Yet now you’re more into lighter colours, but you can’t fit more clothes into your wardrobe because of all the old pieces of clothing?

Perhaps you’re holding onto a gift you got from someone, but you don’t really LOVE it in your home?

It doesn’t only have to be materialistic things – this applies just as well to your personality, and your belief systems.

Perhaps you’ve been clinging to an old version of yourself, an old identity – because you keep telling yourself that “this is who I am”, yet you want more, you want something new and better for yourself.

All things in life serves a purpose at a time. But you need to learn to tune into yourself and listen to when things have served their purpose – and it’s time to let go of them, so that you can welcome in something new that can serve the new you better ✨

Holistic beauty & skincare

BENEFITS OF DRY BRUSHING

Dry brushing is such a lovely way to nurture yourself and your body. All you have to do is brush your body, and it gets your lymphatic system moving and your blood circulation going, which stimulates your cells are gives new glow and energy to your skin 💕✨

I love to dry brush my body before a shower, and then after a shower give myself a little oil massage – that just makes my skin feel so soft and nourished, and I really feel like I do something good for myself and my body!

I have been dry brushing for years, and it’s actually an old Ayurvedic practice that is recommended because of its health benefits – and its skin benefits.

Benefits of Dry Brushing

  • It mildly exfoliates the body in a gentle way
  • It helps to increase blood circulation in the body
  • It stimulates the lymphatic system
  • Through stimulation of the lymphatic system, this helps to eliminate toxins from the body
  • It can help on cellulite
Self-development

HOW YOU TALK TO YOURSELF MATTERS

The way you talk to yourself matters. It actually matters way more than you might have previously thought. Which is why becoming aware of your own self-talk is essential for your own health, happiness and growth 💕✨

The things we say to ourselves are running on repeat, and often times – we don’t even notice it.

We are not even aware of the things we say to ourselves in our head, because we’ve just become so used to it being that way.

But have you ever witnessed your own thought for just 1 day?

How often do you criticise yourself? How often do you talk down to yourself? How often do you blame yourself?

It’s so easy to talk really badly to yourself, when we would NEVER say any of those things to a friend or a child.

This is where the concept of seeing your inner child comes into play. Think about every time you screw up, you make a mistake, you do something you shouldn’t have done – how would you then speak to a friend or a child?

THAT is the way you should speak to yourself as well. Be kind, be patient, let it be okay to make mistakes, encourage your inner self, motivate, inspire yourself – don’t talk yourself down.

Our worst critics – are often ourselves. Which honestly, is sad. Can’t we turn that around and become our own best cheerleader? ✨

EXERCISE:

Take 1 day this upcoming week where you pay attention to the things you say to yourself in your head. Just notice the thoughts, become aware of what you go around in every day.

Now try to replace every negative thought you come up with, with a positive and more encouraging one 💕✨

Holistic & Spiritual living

BALANCING FEMININE AND MASCULINE ENERGY

If you want to live a balanced life, it’s so important to balance your feminine and your masculine energy. Or, what is also known as “yin and yang” 🙏✨

Everything in life is about balance.

We need both. We need both the light and the dark. We need the individual and the collective. We need the warm and the cold.

To find balance in life, we should look at balancing the Yin (feminine) and Yang (masculine)energies in our life.

It’s good to dream and envision how we would like our life to be like (yin), but we also need to take action towards achieving those dreams (yang).

It’s good to go out and socialise with others (yang), but we also need time to be still and tune in to ourselves (yin).

It’s good to move your body and be active (yang), but you also need to take time to rest, relax and let your body recover (yin).

It’s good to work, especially on projects you are excited about (yang), but you also need time to just relax & recharge (yin).

It’s good to give generously (yang), but you should also allow yourself to receive as well (yin).

Remember, life is all about finding the balance, and it will never be perfect – and it shouldn’t be the goal to strive for “the perfect balance”. But learn to use the Yin and Yang energies in your life – if you have been working hard, remember to take some time off to relax. If you’ve been too inactive for a longer period of time, take time to come up and move your body. Always remember that we need both feminine and masculine energy in our life to find balance 🙏✨

Read also: Preventative Health

Health Holistic beauty & skincare

THE BEST NATURAL DEODORANT

I’ve tried so many different natural deodorants that’s free from aluminium, and it’s certainly not all that does the job. But this is the best natural deodorant I’ve tried so far for sure 🌿🌿

Years ago I saw the documentary “The Aluminium Age“, which talked about how the aluminium found in many products today affects us and our health negatively. Most deodorants on the market contain aluminium, as this is what “blocks” the sweating.

However, some research have shown a connection between aluminium and alzheimers, breast cancer and the reason why so many people today have reproductive problems. That really terrified me, and even though many might say that there is “lack of evidence” between the connection between these things – I’ve probably always been more to the skeptical side, so I’ve personally chosen to go for a deodorant without aluminium for the past many years.

However, I’ll be very honest to say that I’ve tried my fair share of natural deodorants that did clearly not work for me. But now I’ve found one that definitely does the job! I’m still trying new deodorants, as I want to explore the market, but this one definitely does the job.

Another thing that really isn’t good about the conventional antiperspirant deodorants with aluminium, is that they block the sweat. Sweating is our bodies natural way of getting rid of excess heat and toxins. So when you go in and block your pores, you essentially “keep” the toxins and excess heat in your body – which does no good to your health!

So when you buy a natural deodorant without aluminium, you can still sweat, but it just prevents the odor that might come when you sweat. Sweating is natural, and is one of your bodies elimination systems – which is a good thing.

The natural deodorant that I’m absolutely loving is the “Real Purity” deodorant, which just works wonders, not just for me, but certainly also what I hear about from many customers in the health store that I work in

Do you use natural deodorants? Do you have one which you just love and swear by? I would love to get new recommendations and try others as well! 🌿

Food Health

MY FAVOURITE DHAL RECIPE

Dhal is one of my absolutely favourite dishes! Not only is it super delicious, healthy and comforting – but it’s also so easy to make 🌿

So today I want to share my all-time favourite dhal recipe with you all – because this is just so delicious, and I keep coming back to this recipe!

My Favourite Dhal Recipe

This makes for a giant portion (just so you know, which also makes it ideal for meal-prepping)

  • 4 cups of red lentils
  • 8 cups of water
  • 1 can of coconut milk
  • 1 can of sliced tomatoes
  • 1/2 a cabbage, sliced roghly
  • 3-4 cloves of garlic
  • 1 onion
  • 2 vegetables bouillon cubes
  • 2 tbs of mild curry powder
  • 1 tbs of chili powder

How to do it:

Pour all the ingredients into a big pot. Turn up the heat, bring it to a boil. Put a lid on it and bring down the heat a bit, and let it boil for around 30 minutes. Stir in it from time to time, to make sure it doesn’t burn to the bottom.

Extra:

You can choose to eat the dhal just as it is, which tastes delicious, or you can also make some rice to it (fx basmati rice taste delicious with this), and you can top it with spinach, kale, sesame seeds, peanuts or whatever kind of garnish you prefer

Read also: Delicious Veggie Curry Recipe

Inspirering people Self-development

SEE OTHERS SUCCESS AS A SIGN OF WHAT’S POSSIBLE

It can be easy to look at someone “successful” and go into a negative spiral and think “oh they are so successful, they have it all“, “I’ll never be able to do that” or “if they are already doing that, how should I could so as well?” etc.


You probably recognise the feeling, right? Here is an advice – learn to see others success as a sign of what’s possible ✨

I know I’ve had that feeling many times – especially when I was younger. However, something has shifted.

Instead of looking at other’s success and feeling jealous or feeling like I’ll never be able to do anything remarkably good, I’ve instead changed my perspective.

Now I look at other’s success and think “If they can do it, I can as well“.

We often tend to look up to other’s and think that they have it all in place, but if you just knew how many books I’ve read about people who never felt “truly ready” or “capable”, but still had a dream and vision and just decided to start before they were ready and just kept working towards their vision – and how that eventually led them to their success – then you would be amazed! It’s literally most of the “successful people” in the world.

After all, we’re all humans, right?

“Success isn’t always about “greatness”, it’s about consistency. Consistent, hard work, gains success”
– Dwayne Johnson

So choose to look at others success and see it as them walking the new road – and showing us all what’s possible! Go in their footsteps, follow some of their actions, get inspired by them, dream big!

If they can do it – so can you! You just gotta believe in yourself and stay consistent with taking the necessary action-steps to get you to where you want! ✨

Health Self-development

HOW IS A HOLISTIC HEALTH COACHING PROGRAM WITH ME LIKE?

I’ve been getting some questions about how a coaching program with me is like, so I thought I would tell a bit about it here today! ✨🌿

In the coaching program we’re working on a health problem you might have, my main focus are within skin health and gut health, but if you have any other, feel free to contact me and ask if that is something I can help you with.

A Holistic view point

In my coaching program we’re looking at your life through a holistic view-point. Meaning, we won’t just look at what you eat and the nutrition side of things, we’ll look at your life as a whole. Because I believe that there are so many more factors that play a role in our health and well-being, other than just what we eat.

It’s therefore beneficial if you’re already open to the idea, that your health issues might come from deeper things, rather than just whether or not you “eat healthy”.

In the beginning of our program I’ll ask you to fill out The Circle of Life, which you can read more about in this blogpost. Here we’re going to look at which aspects of your life you feel satisfied in, and which you would like to work on. Then we’ll begin working on improving those areas of your life where you feel the least satisfied in.

From there on I’ll give you some advice and some action-steps to take until we meet again.

The benefits of working with a coach is of course that I’m able to give you advice on your health issue – but it’s even more about having support, and having someone there to help keep you accountable towards actually taking action and doing the necessary things you need to in order to really change your life.

“Knowing doesn’t change your life. Taking action and really implementing the things you learn is what will change your life”

The Practical Aspect

I offer 3- and 6-months 1:1 programs. I for sure recommend the 6-month program, as I know how long it can take to really change your habits and thereby your life – I know this both personally, but also from those that I have been working with, changing habits and your lifestyle really does take time, as the habits we live by today are so deeply ingrained in us.

By choosing a 6 month program, we’ll also be able to cover more things and dive even deeper into what might really be the root cause of your issues, and we’ll have time to uncover and change beliefs that might have kept you stuck for a long time.

We will meet 2 x month (every other week) for around 40 minutes per session. The sessions are done over Skype, so you can do them from the comfort of your home. I want to make it as cozy and comfortable as possible for you – so make a nice cup of tea and just relax while we’re having the sessions. Remember, this is something you do for YOU.

In these sessions we’ll cover how it’s been going since our last sessions, and we’ll cover what’s happening in your life. Because life goes up and down, and perhaps your lack of motivation one week is due to stress at work, or something else, and then we’ll of course take that into account when setting new goals for you.

At the end of each sessions I’ll give you some recommendations for new action-steps that you can take. I’ll also provide any resources that I find relevant to you specifically along the way, whether that be a book, article or something else that I feel with resonate with you and help your journey.

Between our sessions, you are free to send me an e-mail or DM on Instagram and ask me any questions, and I’ll also happily ask you to send a picture every time you’ve done one of our tasks, if that can motivate you even more to do it! I love being there as a support and to help keep you motivated and inspired towards becoming the best version of yourself!

If this is something you would be interested in, then I can offer you a free 30 minutes Health History session! Here we’ll go through your health history, your main health concerns and you get a change to “meet me” and feel whether you would like to work with me or not 🌿

If you would like a free Health History session, then either send me a DM on Instagram @camillatromborg, or send me a mail at: camilla.tromborg@hotmail.com, and we’ll find a time that works

Health

ELIMINATION – WHAT COMES IN, ALSO NEEDS TO GO OUT

I know, I know. This is probably the least sexy topic ever, but nonetheless – when it comes to health, this is probably one of the most important topics as well – and that is; Elimination 💩

We talk so much about what we eat, what kind of food to eat, our mental health etc. which are ALL important factors when it comes to health.

But what we often tend to “skip over” or “forget about”, is that our body – our system – is a two-way street.

What comes in, also needs to get out.

If it don’t, things will get blocked, just like cars crashing on a road and the line starting to get longer and longer because of the blockage. The same goes on in your body. Our bodies gets rid of waste in several ways, one of the main ways is through pooping.

If you don’t LET GO and get rid of things, things will build up and cause problems (this metaphor doesn’t just apply for your digestive system, but so much in life – but let’s take that another time and just focus on the digestive system right now).

The ideal is to go to the bathroom and use your bowels every single day; optimally 2 x day. This is essential for all of the other body systems to be able to work optimally.

You want to go to the toilet and get rid of these things, as they are full of toxins, excess hormones and all the stuff that your body doesn’t want. So you can see why “holding” and not going to the bathroom and instead letting these “toxins” sit in your body, does more harm than good to your overall health.

Try to get into the habit of going to the bathroom first thing in the morning, fx drink a big glass of water and go there before you begin the rest of your day.

If you do have problems with getting regularly to the bathroom, you can try to drink more water throughout the day and eat a more fibre-rich diet. You can read this blogpost about how you can add more fibre to your diet.

If you want to learn more about the gut and the digestive track, then I can highly recommend you to watch this TED talk with Giulia Enders (the Author of the book “Gut”):

I know this is a topic that’s not the most interesting to talk about, but it’s SO important for all our bodily functions to be able to function well and keep our body healthy! Take care of your digestive system and take care of your health 🌿🌿