Get Rid of Your PMS with 5 Simple Steps

Get Rid of Your PMS with 5 Simple Steps

Is it time to get rid of your PMS? Did you know 75% women suffer from PMS headaches, mood swings, bloating that interfere with how they show up at home, work and in their relationships?

Are you one of the 75%?

Do you just take it on the chin? It doesn’t have to be that way.

Symptoms of PMS include –

  • Mood swings
  • Irritability
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Fluid retention
  • Bloating
  • Breast tenderness
  • Sugar cravings
  • Headache
  • Sleep disturbances

Of the 75% of PMS sufferers, 20% of these women have severe symptoms needing medication, over the counter or prescription, such as diuretics, anti-inflammatories, antidepressants, contraceptive pill, hormones and more.

Of the 75% of PMS sufferers, 8% of women have extreme PMS symptoms, called PMDD (premenstrual dysphoric disorder), which means even more medication or stronger options.

Where do you lie in the PMS spectrum?

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Lost My Passion For Life

Lost My Passion For Life

Lost your spark, feeling exhausted, worn out? Been through a rough patch and can barely peel yourself away from your doona, find yourself saying “I’ve Lost My Passion For Life?”

Reliving mental pictures of the old days, when you had energy, motivation, a sense of humour, optimism? Now there’s cynicism, exhaustion and feeling too tired for life. – “Lost My Passion For Life”

Libido’s crashed, living on caffeine and sugar, endlessly running the kids around and grinding out the hours at work, feeling like a hamster on a wheel.

Find yourself staring in the mirror saying “I need to find my spark again?”

Don’t lose hope your spark is smouldering somewhere deep inside.

And no it’s not because you’re old…it’s because you’ve stopped looking after you. Everything else came first and it’s time for an overhaul.

It’s time to ignite the flame!

Don’t worry your family, friends and work colleagues will thank you for it.

“Find what sparks a light in you so that you in your own way can illuminate the world.” – Oprah

Imagine bounding out of bed as the alarm goes off, you’re jumping out of your skin so exercise’s no problem and you’re ready for anything that comes your way.

I know I lost my spark in my late twenties, working crazy hours, disrespecting my body with crappy foods, little exercise and bad relationships.

I got that ‘hamster wheel feeling’ and knew things had to change because I wasn’t staying there! I had to find my spark again….and I did.

Now I look back I see the patterns, thoughts, actions and mindset that got me there. When you know better you do better.

“Don’t lose the spark that makes you….you”  – CJ Peterson

Here’s six steps to finding your spark:

 

Step One: Clarity Is Central To Finding Your Spark

Take a moment to dream what you’d like your life to look like in five, ten or fiftenteen year’s time.

Make this an everyday practice.

Ahhh…. it feel delicious.

That’s the juice, that’s going to get you there through the ups and downs of life.

Now take stock of where you are now.

What’s three things that need to happen in next three months for you to move closer to your dream life?

Focus and consistency are the footsteps of clarity.

Let’s get walking my friend, to a spark filled life.

 

Step Two: Energy is Essential To Regaining Your Spark

Second stage of regaining your spark is energy.

Energy is foundational to everything.

It’s not just in your head, it’s in every cell of your body.

Having no energy is like being an inflatable toy that’s sprung a leak.

What’s zapping your energy?

  • Low in iron
  • making bad food choices
  • dehydrated
  • sleep deprived
  • gut problems
  • autoimmune disease
  • chronic pain
  • food intolerances….

If you answered yes to any of the above, you will benefit greatly from seeing a naturopath. I can make a huge difference to unravelling the causes. CLICK HERE to book online to get it sorted.

 

Step Three: Rituals Are Key To Recreating The Spark In Your Life

Stop living off wishful thinking, life’s too short to hope and pray that the planets will align and you’ll be jumping out of your skin and motivated each day.

So, increase the odds by setting morning and evening rituals.

Soon your rituals will become just what you do and you can change and refine them over time.

Need some help with establishing empowering rituals, come see me. Click here to book online.

 

Step Four: Decluttering Clears Out What’s Smoothering Your Spark

Yes, time to clear out all the rubbish in your life room by room, person by person, thought by thought, action by action.

Let go of what’s not working and what you’re no longer using.

Gift it, sell it, donate it, bin it, recycle it.

Make space for what does work and what’s coming.

Get the boxes and bags out and go to work.

Set a timer and a “this shit’s got to go” attitude.

You’ll feel lighter and freer for it.

 

Step Five: Recharging Is Critical To Finding and Maintaining Your Spark

When you’re running low or on empty, every time you give to others you’re giving away a piece of yourself and it hurts.

Think of it like filling up the car with petrol, it’s hard to go anywhere with no fuel.

When you’re overflowing it’s easy.

You cannot give what you don’t have.

Recharge using daily self care. Click here for loads of ideas.

 

Step Six: Empowerment Is The Glue To Finding And Keeping Your Spark

Self love equals self empowerment.

When you love yourself, you set standards for yourself and boundaries for others.

What does self love look like for you?

For me, it’s about taking care of myself by treating my body, mind and spirit like the gift they are?

 

I always say, the great leveller in life, “you come in with this body, you go out with this body, when it wears out so do you, so treat it with the respect it deserves.” – Julie Smethurst

If you find yourself thinking – “I have Lost My Passion For Life” You need help to find your spark.

I know it’s still there somewhere because you’re breathing…haha! CLICK HERE to book online to get started to finding your spark today at my Mt Martha office or via skype.

“The first step towards getting somewhere is to decide you’re no longer willing to stay where you are.” – J.P Morgan

Much love Julie xx

(Naturopath, Life Coach, Pharmacist) Feeling Great Health Solutions, Mt Martha

Looking after Yourself Before Sh*t Hits the Fan

Looking after Yourself Before Sh*t Hits the Fan

Looking after Yourself Before the Sh*t Hits the Fan. Protect Your Greatest Asset.

Going through, been through or even heading towards a tough time in your life? You know it’s guaranteed. Your greatest asset will always be YOURSELF. Yes, we often miss this one. Looking after Yourself is key!

When the word asset comes to mind, material possessions parade like a slideshow in your head, rarely do you think or treat yourself in this way.

I always say, “your body is the only thing you arrive in and leave with and when it wears out so do you. So, treat it like the gift it is.”

There is no time for disrespecting your greatest asset.

When you’re on track, you’re in a great state so you make great decisions. You’re balanced, centred, full of energy, optimistic, strong and courageous. Sure, there’ll be times of holy sh*t what will I do now, but you’ll be better equipped to deal with them.

How have you been treating your greatest asset lately?

Have you been feeding it crappy fuel and bunny hopping down the road, getting frustrated by it’s bad performance? Think of this next time you put something in your mouth.

For many, including mwah a health crisis can be a turning point in your life. I know mine was.

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3 Ways to Kick Your Sugar Cravings or Addiction for Good

3 Ways to Kick Your Sugar Cravings or Addiction for Good

Struggling with sugar cravings or is it an all-out sugar addiction? You’ve decided it’s time to slay the sugar monster.

I see it often, gorgeous people like yourself, deciding to take the stand to dial the sugar meter down and the health meter up. After all, you want to enjoy your life and retirement, not have your wings cut by health issues and crazy travel insurance premiums from ill health.

What does being 65, look like for you? I do know you can’t buy your health back. Time to put a preventative framework in place.

Ok….now you’ve made the declaration, “I’m not eating sugar anymore”! Almost instantly you can’t get sugar out of your head and you’re sabotaging yourself all over the place….petrol station, supermarket, coffee catch up..

How did this happen? Firstly, your brain, god and your subconscious doesn’t hear don’t. All they hear is what you say after it.

Never, ever make a declaration in the negative. Like, ‘I won’t eat sugar anymore’. Instead, say ‘I will eat mostly vegetables, fruit, meat, nuts and seeds for the next 30 days’. Ahhh….that feels better already! Not even a sniff of the word sugar in that declaration. It sounds doable and sustainable……and dripping with success.

Now you’re focused on vegetables, meat, fruit, nuts and seeds. Time to clear the house out of everything that isn’t in those food groups, such as lollies, chocolate, soft drink, alcohol (yes it’s a sugar) and refined grain products, such as bread, cakes, doughnuts, pasta.

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How to Cure a Fever Quickly From Grandma

How to Cure a Fever Quickly From Grandma

10 Cold-Fighting Remedies – How to Cure a Fever Quickly From Grandma

You know the feeling when a cold’s brewing – sore throat, stuffy nose, tight in the chest, energy drops. Just want it all to go away, so you can get on with living……now you’re secretly wishing you’d etched grandma’s sure fire concoction to memory…. it really worked. Well, I’m hearing you. Here’s How to Cure a Fever Quickly with ten ingredients your grandma would’ve used. Try one or many.

And remember, use these tips in addition to a whole food diet. Plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables, nuts, seeds, legumes and fish, seafood and meat (if you’re not vegetarian) to help my body repair quickly. It’s fundamental for a strong immune system and being able to bounce back after being sick.

Here are ten food hacks (sourced from grandma’s all around the world) to annihilate that cold pronto:

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