Little Tips for Big Change
FILTER YOUR WATER! AN ESSENTIAL ACTION FOR PREVENTATIVE HEALTH
Heavy metal / Toxic element removal – these displace nutritional metals which means that important minerals like Iron, Iodine have impaired absorption. Toxic metals also increase the need for some vitamins. Hormone disruption, cellular metabolism, inflammation and oxidative stress can result if exposure continues.
Chemicals added to kill bacteria in water also negatively impacts gut bacteria. Recent research highlights why the gut microbiome is so important (for detoxification, weight maintenance, immune health).
Better taste means more likely to drink and enjoy water.
Find out more about what a good quality water filter can achieve:
KNOW YOUR PRODUCTS: LITTLE NUMBERS MEAN A LOT.
What do the numbers mean on the back of processed food packets and cosmetic products?
Deemed essential for food production and safety (preserving, emulsifying etc), some “numbers” are not always necessary nor productive for good health. Flavour enhancers, artificial colours and flavours and some artificial sugars that are banned from infant foods are prominent in adult foods. Should any food be able to contain potentially toxic ingredients? Sticking to unprocessed foods as often as possible allows us to avoid some of the chemical load we are exposed to.
Cosmetics, soaps and bathroom products also contain ingredients with questionable origins. Are they harmful or helpful?
Get to know what is in your food and cosmetics:
LET'S TALK ABOUT STRESS
It is important to understand the stress response and how it manifests in the body. This is because it is up to us to keep this perfectly natural, automated bodily process as controlled as possible.
Find out how stress response works & how it affects us:
There are physical, behavioural, cognitive and emotional perspectives to consider during the (usually) daily fight or flight process. Find out how to manage the stress response effectively: