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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 🌿🌿

Health Holistic beauty & skincare

3 FREE THINGS YOU CAN DO TO IMPROVE THE HEALTH OF YOUR SKIN

Sometimes we tend to think that we have to go invest in X amount of skincare products or supplements to take care of our skin, which of course also can do wonders – but sometimes it’s the very simple things in life, that we sometimes tend to forget about, that can do the biggest difference for our health and the health of our skin. In this blogpost I want to share 3 free things you can do to improve the health of your skin 🥑💕✨

3 Free Things you can do to Improve the Health of Your Skin

  1. Drink water
    So simple and so basic, yet something we can so very easily forget about in our everyday life. Dehydrated skin is not happy skin, so make sure to drink plenty of water and stay hydrated during the day

2. Breathe Deeply
Another so simple and basic thing, yet something so important. Many of us go through the day thinking about the next thing on our to-do list and that we have to do XYZ, and without us even noticing we have suddenly gone an entire day without taking a proper DEEP breath all down to our belly. Remember to take time throughout the day to take some deep, slow breaths. This brings more oxygen to your cells and your skin, and it activates your parasympathetic nervous system, which does wonders for your health and well-being

3. Eat plenty of Fruit & Veggies!
I know I sound like a broken-record about this – but eating plenty of fruits and veggies are SO important for your health, your entire body – and especially, for your skin’s health. Fuel up on food high in antioxidants, minerals, vitamins. Go for all the colours of the rainbow, and eat plenty of leafy green vegetables! Your skin will love you for it! #skinfood

Read also: Skinfood – Food that your Skin Loves

Health

FIBERS FOR BETTER DIGESTION

Do you have problems with your digestion? Perhaps you aren’t eating enough fibre throughout the day. Fibre is essential in order to have an optimal functioning gut and it can help to improve your digestion 🌿🌿

If you have problems with your digestion and does not pass bowel motions easily, it could be because you are not eating enough fibre during the day.

Fibre is part of plant foods and it is essential for us in order to have optimal functioning of the gut. Fibre feeds our gut bacteria and supports regular bowel motions (which is key! Because what we eat is not only essential for our health, but what we eliminate and get rid of is also very important for our health and well-being).

Fibre helps to “clean” our intestines of bacteria, it adds water and bulk to our stool and it controls our blood sugar levels through slowing our digestion.

You can choose to take a fibre supplement (fx psyllium husk), but the most important would be to optimise your whole foods intake and get your fibre from plant sources.

Foods that are high in fibre:

  • Apples
  • Pears
  • Kiwi fruit
  • Unripe bananas
  • Sweet potatoes
  • Avocados
  • Nuts & Seeds
  • Flaxseeds
  • Chiaseeds
  • Beans
  • Lentils
  • Most vegetables (fx carrots, broccoli, cauliflower)

So if you are having problem with your digestion, then try to eat more fibre-rich foods. However don’t go from eating nothing of these to eating tons, but gradually week by week try to consume more of these and see what it does to your digestion.

+ Of course also remember to drink plenty of water during the day, as this can really help your digestion – and your overall heath – as well!

Read also: Delicious Green Smoothie
*Tip! You can also choose to make this delicious green smoothie a couple of times a week to opt your fibre intake + put in some hemp seeds and grounded flaxseeds as well for even more fibre!

Health Self-development

THE CIRCLE OF LIFE

In the coaching education that I’m taking, one of the well-known tools that we are using is something called “The Circle of Life”. This is used to determine where in your life you can work on improving your life ✨

In my coaching practice with working 1:1 with people, I’m asking my clients to fill out this thing called “The Circle of Life” a couple of times over our time together.

What is it?

The Circle of Life covers different areas of your life. The idea is that you then look at each area and then you set a dot far into the middle if you’re not feeling satisfied in that area of your life – or far out if you do feel satisfied in that area. In the end you then connect all the dots with lines.

Then you get a clear picture of what areas of your life where there is something that might bother, frustrate, irritate you – which affects your overall health and well-being. Because from the education I’m taking and my point of view, health needs to be looked at from a holistic viewpoint – you can eat all the greens and exercise, but if you do not take care of other areas of your life; career, relationships, finances etc. then you will never reach a point of feeling fully good, happy and content with your life. It all affects your health and well-being.

We will then start working on the area that feel most unsatisfying for you at the moment and together figure out some action steps you can take to feel more satisfied and content within that area.

The point with The Circle of Life is of course never to have a completely perfect circle – no one ever will, because life is not always perfect in all areas of life, but the point is to focus on what’s affecting your health and well-being the most and try to do something about then.

Then over time when you’ve done the exercise over a few months you’ll see how your focus changes and how you have improved in the areas you once did not feel as good about.

If you have any questions in regard to working with me, or want to hear more about it, feel very welcome to send a comment here or on Instagram, or send me an e-mail ✨

Health Self-development

KNOWING DOESN’T CHANGE YOUR LIFE

Today I want to talk about a very important factor when it comes to changing your life: knowing doesn’t change your life. What does change your life is implementing the things you learn in your life and sticking to them 🙌✨

We all have so much information available to us today, and you can Google most things – but knowing doesn’t change your life. Taking action and really implementing the things you learn is what will change your life.

I speak from experience in this matter!

I have read countless of books, watch webinars, gotten advice on XYZ, then I tried some of it out for a few weeks and then didn’t see results and quit and went on to the next thing.

It wasn’t until I started to really implement the things I learned in my life and stayed consistent with it over longer periods of time that I truly started seeing changes in my life:

– Seeing my skin starting to clear up
– Getting growth on my social media sites
– Starting to believe in myself and gaining more confidence
– Seeing improvements in my durability in running

You see, we all can gain information about what to do in regards to almost ANYTHING in life thanks to the wonderful internet. I promise you, if you have skin or digestive problems, then I have already created tons of advice for you in these free blogposts on my blog.

But again, it all comes down to DOING, not just knowing.

We all know eating vegetables is good for our health – but do we do it?
We all know exercising is good for our health – but do we do it?
We all know that if we want to get something done, we have to work on it – but do we do it?

This is why I decided to become a Holistic Health Coach, because I want to help YOU to make that change in your life. I want to help you to implement those things into your life that can really change your life.

And this is why working with a coach can be so beneficial, because then you have someone to remind you and to keep you accountable – which can be such a motivating factor in actually getting things done, and truly implementing those life-changing habits into your life 🙌✨



Health

HOW TO BALANCE FEMALE HORMONES

Do you have problems with hormonal imbalance? Many women do nowadays, so today I want to share some tips on how to balance female hormones 💕✨

First of all, what exactly is “hormones”?

Hormones are chemical messengers that send signals that allow for communication across your entire body, so that the processes we need to survive can be carried out.

Hormones are what regulate critical functions such as; sleep, stress & reproduction.

But hormones work together in a very complex system – and when one gets off balance, it affects the next one and so on. So therefore, it’s always important to look at how to create hormonal balance overall in your body.


In this day and age, our hormones gets affected by SO many things; air pollution, plastic in our food/skincare, processed food, too much caffeine, having been on the birth control pill, stress etc. We are constantly getting exposed to things that can get our hormones out of balance and affect our health and well-being.

Signs that your hormones might be out of balance:
You experience chronic fatigue, have low sex drive, intense PMS, or perhaps you’re dealing with cystic acne.

So, what can you do to balance your female hormones?

  • Eat plenty of veggies and fruits
  • Go for organic food, as pesticides can affect your hormones
  • Go for local foods. Food as close to the source as possible is the best for your health!
  • Eat more healthy fats, as fats are the building blocks for hormones (olive oil, avocados, nuts, seeds)
  • Rest and relax more. Our bodies are not made to live in this fast-paced world with constant new information, deadlines etc. Remember to take care of yourself and take time to just rest and relax
  • Get enough sleep
  • Switch all plastic food containers and drinking bottles out with some made from glass or stainless steel. Plastic contains BPA which is affected your health, especially if you heat up food in plastic containers
  • Balance your nervous system – use practices like deep breathing or meditation to calm your nervous system
  • Look at your exercising routine – sometimes the harder you exercise, the more stress you put on your body. Perhaps switch some of the hardcore gym workouts out with a slow yoga class or a nice walk in nature instead

Have you experienced problems with hormonal imbalance? Is there any of these tips you find helpful and want to implement in your life? Then I would love to hear from you, and help you on your journey! Always feel free to reach out to me either here on my blog or on my Instagram! 💕✨

Happiness Health

LIFT YOUR MOOD BY MOVING YOUR BODY

Today I want to talk about how you can get happy by moving your body! And no, it’s not just something I say, it’s actually a chemical release happening in your body when you move it – the release of endorphins! 🙌✨


Getting happy by moving your body? What on Earth you might think?

But it’s actually true. You see, when you exercise you increase endorphins in your body. Endorphins are chemicals produced by the body to relieve stress and pain, so these actually boosts your mood and makes you feel better!

Not only can endorphins make you feel better, they also act as a pain reliever. So if you are feeling mildly anxious or depressed, using your body, moving and exercising it, can actually help you to feel better.

Use this knowledge, to change your mindset towards how you perceive exercising.

Instead of thinking to yourself “Oh no I have to go exercise to keep in shape” or whatever you might tend to think – instead choose to think “I’m going to exercise to lift my mood and feel better!“. See exercising as not only a physical service you do for yourself, but also something that can lift your mood and make you feel happier! 🙌✨

You can increase endorphins in your body through other ways as well;

  • Through giving, volunteering, donating, helping
  • Through yoga and meditation
  • Through laughing

Read also: The Benefits of Walking

Food Health

DELICIOUS VEGGIE CURRY RECIPE

Today I want to share one of my all-time-favourite recipes with you! In it’s essence, it’s very simple, but it’s such a delicious and easy way to get a bunch of veggies in! So I can highly recommend trying this delicious veggie curry recipe! 🙌🌿🥦

My boyfriend loooves curry and I love veggies, and since I have a few work days where I work quite late, we like to make a big batch of dinner sometimes so that we have leftovers for a couple of days – and then we came up with this dish! This gives you PLENTY of food, so it’s also really good to make it you want to make lunch for a couple of days. I absolutely love this dish, because it’s easy and such a great way to get plenty of veggies in!

VEGGIE CURRY RECIPE

  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • 1 onion
  • 1 broccoli
  • 3-4 potatoes
  • 3-4 carrots
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 1 squash
  • 1 little cabbage / 1/2 a big cabbage
  • 1-2 leeks
  • 1 can of chickpeas
  • 2 cans of coconut milk
  • 1-2 tsp of curry paste
  • 1-2 tsp of thyme
  • 1-2 tbs of mild curry powder

How to:

Start with warming the garlic, onion and curry paste in some olive oil. Then add potatoes, carrots and leeks and let it stir for a while. Then add the rest of the vegetables together with coconut milk and the rest of the spices and let it sit for 20-30 minutes with a lid on it.

Optional:
You can eat the dish with some rice or quinoa to it, and adding some fresh spinach and sesame seeds is also very delicious!

Let me know if you want to try this dish! And if you have tried it, did you like it? Do you want to see more recipe ideas? 🙌🌿🥦

Read also: Delicious Green Smoothie Recipe

Health

PREVENTATIVE HEALTH

I’m extremely passionated about Holistic Health and Preventative Health. Because why should we go around waiting until we become sick and then living the last many years of our life being in pain and being sick? When you instead can focus on preventative health throughout your entire life and live a happy, healthy life where you feel fresh in both body and mind all life! 🥦✨🌿

The amount of people getting lifestyle diseases has risen so much in the last couple of years – type 2 diabetes, obesity, heart disease, stroke etc., which is so sad.

And as we have just seen with the recent virus, the people who were more susceptible to it, were people with already underlying diseases.

So why go around waiting until you become sick? Why not start right now and take action to better your health and well-being, so that you can live a long, happy and healthy life?

I’m always telling my boyfriend that I want to become over a 100 and still be moving around, doing yoga, playing around with grandchildren at that time and living and enjoying life. THAT is my ultimate goal in life – to be able to live and enjoy life to the fullest my entire life!

I don’t want to spend my last years in pain. Which is why I want to take good care of myself and my health and well-being already now and my entire life, so that I can prevent getting sick.

But what is “Preventative Health”?

It’s where you focus on preventing sickness.

Instead of going around waiting to you become sick and then going to the doctor. Then take your power into your own hands.

You can change your life by changing your lifestyle! Eat more veggies and whole foods, move your body more, get fresh air, laugh and have fun with those you love, do the things you love and are passionated about, rest and relax more!

Do you want to work on turning your life around? On improving your health? Then feel free to reach out to me! I’m offering 3- and 6-month’s Holistic Health Coaching Programs, where we look at your life from a holistic view-point and together find simple things you can do to improve your life! 🙌✨

Read also: Simple Healthy Habits

Health Holistic & Spiritual living

HOW EMOTIONS GET STORED IN YOUR BODY & AFFECT YOUR HEALTH (TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINE)

According to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), your emotions and your physical health are connected. Today we’ll look at how emotions get stored in your body & affect your health 🙏✨

According to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), your emotions and your physical health are connected. Sadness, nervous tension and anger, worry, fear, and overwork are each associated with a particular organ in the body. This aligns with the holistic philosophy, that mind-body-soul all affects your health and well-being.

I’m well aware that for some people this theory of emotions affecting your physical health might be “too weird”, but when giving it second thought, I personally think that it makes perfect sense. Just think about how we’re now finding scientific proof of how long-term stress damages our bodies and our overall health. If stress, a mental state of being, can do this to our body – then just imagine what all the other emotions can do to our health?

In Traditional Chinese Medicine they have seen the connection between emotions and physical health for many, many years – and there is a lot of wisdom to take from it, and things to learn to pay attention to.

If you have health problems and can identify where you’re hurting, and thereby can connect a specific emotion to it – then you can start to look at yourself and your life and become aware of if you’re holding on to certain feelings, that might become stored in your body and affect your health.

Then from here on, you can not only work on your health through the physical aspect (fx movement, food, supplement, herbs etc.), but you can also engage your mind and emotions and work through the problems on a much deeper layer.

“When there is no movement there is pain. When there is movement there is no pain”
– Traditional Chinese saying

Let’s look at where emotions are stored in the body according to TCM.

Spleen
Emotions:
Worry, dwelling or focusing too much on a specific topic, excessive mental work

Symptoms of Spleen imbalance:
Tired, loss of appetite, mucus discharge, poor digestion, abdominal distension, loose stools or diarrhea. Weak muscles, pale lips. Bruising, excess menstrual blood flow, and other bleeding disorders.

Lung
Emotions:
Grief, sadness, detached

Symptoms of Lung imbalance:
Shortness of breath and shallow breathing, sweating, fatigue, cough, frequent cold and flu, allergies, asthma, and other lung conditions. Dry skin. Depression and crying

Liver
Emotions:
Anger, resentment frustration, irritability, bitterness

Symptoms of Liver imbalance:
Breast distension, menstrual pain, headache, irritability, inappropriate anger, dizziness, dry, red eyes and other eye conditions, tendonitis.

Heart
Emotions:
Lack of enthusiasm and vitality, mental restlessness, depression, insomnia, despair, excessive joy

Symptoms of Heart imbalance:
Insomnia, heart palpitations and irregular heartbeat, excessive dreaming, poor long-term memory, psychological disorders.

Kidney
Emotions:
Fearful, weak willpower, insecure, isolated

Symptoms of Kidney imbalance:
Frequent urination, urinary incontinence, night sweats, dry mouth, poor short-term memory, low back pain, ringing in the ears, hearing loss, and other ear conditions. Premature gray hair, hair loss, and osteoporosis.

How can you then use this to improve your health and well-being? Work through your emotions. Really sit with yourself and feel if you have anger, frustration or if you’re feeling insecure or fearful.

Take out a journal and write freely about your emotions – or talk with someone. Feel the feelings, get them moving. Be very honest with yourself – perhaps you’ve been holding onto something that doesn’t make you happy? Or you’ve held onto anger or jealousy for years? Work with your mindset. Fx if you’ve felt hatred or jealousy towards someone for years, know that this feeling isn’t hurting them, it’s hurting you. Choose to forgive and let go for your own health and well-being 🙏✨

Read also: Forgiveness is Not for Others, it is for Yourself

Sources:
Book: Chinese Holistic Medicine – Steven Cardoza
Emotions in Traditional Chinese Medicine – Verywellmind
Five Major Organs – Traditional Chinese Medicine World Foundation