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juicing 101

One of the perks of having a Myer Visa credit card is that you receive Myer gift cards every quarter. Now that I’m more of a “conscious shopper”, I find that these cards were building up in my wallet. However, I decided it was time to buy a juicer.

One of the benefits of juicing is that it is an extra serve (or 3) of nutrients that you would otherwise have to eat a lot of. Juicing often forms a part of a detox, but I personally would prefer to eat the majority of my meals as opposed to drinking them.

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Why I decided to give juicing a try

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an update on my personal PCOS story

Things have been moving in the right direction this year with my PCOS diagnosis, so I felt I should share my success! As you may be aware, last year I decided to tackle my PCOS and hypothyroidism without the use of medications. I wanted to balance my hormones naturally.

light end of tunnel

It’s taken a very long time to start to heal, but I can see light at the end of the tunnel!

If you wanted to catch up on my diagnosis and story thus far, please check out this post.

This year, my cycle has slowly returned, inconsistently but at least it’s happening! As you may be aware, women ovulate from alternate ovaries. I seem to have one cycle that is pretty close to 28 days now, and I can pinpoint the day of ovulation. The period associated with this cycle is completely pain free! No PMS!!!

However, the other cycle from the other ovary is not so pleasant. It fluctuates from 35 to 65 days long, and I can’t seem to pinpoint ovulation. The period associated with this ovary still quite painful, with cramps, headaches and a bad mood.

I have found that castor oil heat packs have eased the period pain. You can read more about them here.

So what do I believe have been the contributing factors to easy my PCOS symptoms, balancing my hormones and  bringing my cycle back into line?

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big weekend? here are my best tips for a quick detox

So you overindulged this weekend? Don’t worry, we’ve ALL been there. Here are my top tips for a super quick recovery:

Scrub your skin

IMG_0041Our skin is actually a major organ which eliminates toxins through our pores. When dead skin cells accumulate, detoxification through the skin becomes difficult. So by removing dead skin cells, we can assist detoxification.

I’m a huge fan of dry body brushing, but you could also do a hot towel scrub.

The scrubbing/brushing action also reduces muscle tension and promotes circulation.

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castor oil – the what, the why and the how

The What

Castor_oil_rgbCastor oil is a secret weapon for all sorts of things healthy and healing!

Organic cold-pressed castor oil can set you back a bit of $$$, but it’s super thick and gluggy so it will last you are while.

Castor oil is made by pressing the seeds of the castor plant. For centuries it has been used by the Ayurvedic, Chinese, Egyptian and Greek  traditional cultures for its healing properties.

The Why

Castor oil is commonly known as a laxative, however there are many additional health benefits that might not be so well-known.

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