Clover Ferments Review

CLOVER FERMENTS TONIC REVIEW

30 / NOVEMBER / 2022
SHEREE'S HEALTH DIARIES

Earlier this year I felt like something was really off in my gut, I was tired often and my digestion had started to become *weird* - aka bloating, bowel movements were changing, and much to my poor partner's ears (and nose) I was very gassy!

So, I did what any functional nutritionist would do, and I completed a functional medicine stool test on myself - known as a complete microbiome mapping.

THE RESULTS

The results really didn’t surprise me considering how I was feeling, but essentially what it came back with was what’s termed dysbiosis - an imbalance of good and bad bugs in the gut - more bad than good.

It turns out I not only had too much bad bacteria, and a fungal overgrowth, but a parasite too, just to make things interesting I suppose haha! But one thing that I will mention that is often overlooked, is the other thing the test clearly showed…

I had far too few good bugs, which was only making the dysbiosis worse.

So I set myself up on a protocol once I was back from my holiday to dive head first into a 12 week reset (you can find the exact protocol I used here). I took myself through a number of dietary changes, added in supplements and enhanced my detoxification pathways before embarking on a parasite cleanse (which I am finishing up at the moment… also included in the protocol mentioned above).

But whilst I was doing all the cleansing, I had to do something about the rebuilding, because if I just emptied the bad bugs from their home, and left it empty, they would very easily find their way back and take up host again… hence the good bugs needed to be added!

Enter @cloverferments … They happened to see I was on my journey and kindly gifted me their tonics to try for 4 weeks to help me in my healing!

HOW I REBUILT MY GUT MICROBIOME

When it comes to rebuilding gut health after dysbiosis, the most important thing to start with is adding in a probiotic, which fortunately @cloverferments tonics are packed full of, as well as digestive enzymes, which was a perfect addition to my protocol.

One thing I will add in here, which I found to be AMAZING, is that Clover Ferments are low histamine (a topic for a whole other blog), but as someone who like many with gut issues, is somewhat histamine intolerance, it had my mind at ease that I wouldn’t be boosting histamine levels like other fermented foods would.

In fact I took a break from all other fermented foods during my healing for this reason.

I am still currently taking the tonics as I loved the taste and how they supported my gut health alongside the protocol I was following. I started noticing my bowels becoming more regular again, digestion improved, bloating eased (still working on this, but it’s a process) and the eczema on my head that had flared up as a result of the fungal overgrowth started to subside

I know the journey is not a short one when it comes to repairing your gut health which is why I am going to keep the tonics in place for the foreseeable future. I loved how easy it was to drink, the fact I could combine all 3 (I often struggle to remember to take things multiple times a day), and the beetroot flavour was definitely my favourite!! (just watch the splatter haha)

If you’d like to give these tonics a try for yourself, they have kindly given me a discount code for you to use, just pop in ‘SHEREE10’ at checkout.

The tonics are also known to support a reduction in food sensitivities and intolerances which is something else I have struggled with due to my coeliac disease, and I have just last week sent a test off to see if there are any improvements in those as a result of the tonics and protocol! So watch this space!

If you have any questions about the tonics check out the Clover Ferments website here, or DM them on @cloverferments on Instagram. If you have any questions for me about anything I have mentioned also don’t hesitate to reach out here too!

Yours in Health & Happiness,
Sheree xo

SHEREE BEAUMONT

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Steak, Mushrooms, Bone Broth & Mashed Potatoes Recipe

STEAK, MUSHROOMS, BONE BROTH MASHED POTATOES RECIPE

23 / NOVEMBER / 2022
SHEREE'S HEALTH DIARIES

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Yields: 2 servings

This dinner is super family friendly, as well as being super friendly for your gut! By now I imagine you’ve heard all the benefits of bone broth (if you haven’t I have a blog here for you).

Adding bone broth into a meal not only elevates the taste, but the health of your gut due to the boost of collagen and essential amino acids to help the healing and repairing of your gut!

This recipe was taken directly from my 4 Week Gut Reset Recipe Book, if you want to check out more recipes and ways to reset and support your gut health check it out here!

In the meantime, give this recipe a try!

INGREDIENTS

-  250g sirloin/eye fillet steak
-  100g button mushrooms, sliced
-  ¼ cup coconut cream
-  1 clove of garlic, mashed
-  150g potatoes
-  1 tbsp. olive oil
-  ¼ cup bone broth, (as needed) - you can use 1 tbsp. of powdered bone broth or paste if you prefer
-  salt + pepper to taste

METHOD

  1. Place potatoes and ½ tbsp. salt in a large saucepan, add water to cover by 2cm, and bring to boil over high heat.
  2. Reduce heat to medium and simmer until potatoes are tender and a paring knife can be easily slipped in and out of potatoes, 18 to 22 minutes.
  3. Whilst the potatoes are cooking, in a large frying pan on medium heat, add olive oil and garlic, bring to a simmer before adding the steak
  4. Allow the steak to cook for about 5-8 minutes each side, depending how rare you like it, before removing it from the pan and setting aside to rest.
  5. Add the mushrooms to the pan and keep on medium heat, browning the mushrooms, before adding the coconut cream and stirring through for no more than one minute.
  6. Remove from the heat and pour over the steak.
  7. Drain potatoes and return them to the saucepan.
  8. Cook over low heat, stirring, until potatoes are thoroughly dried, about 30 seconds.
  9. Remove from heat and, using potato masher, mash potatoes until smooth and no lumps remain. Stir in bone broth, oil, and salt to taste.

*N.B. You can use the second serve of the recipe to have for leftovers the next day

As always, if you do make this, be sure to tag me on social media @shereehannahwellness and let me know what you think :)

ENJOY!

Yours in Health,
Sheree xo

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Kefir Gummies Recipe

KEFIR GUMMIES RECIPE

16 / NOVEMBER / 2022
SHEREE'S HEALTH DIARIES

Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Yields: 30 - 40 gummies

Fermented foods are becoming so popular with all the hype around how much it can support gut health, and there is definitely a beautiful place for them, however I often find people use them far before their tummies are ready.

With my clients, I often suggest we pause on the fermented foods first and focus on rebuilding and repairing before adding them in. Fermented foods are amazing prebiotics, and kefir is no exception. I have also found it is something myself and my clients tolerate far better early on (and from then on) in our journey’s than other fermented foods which is why I love @thewildfermentary kefir!!

I love having this once or twice a week as a drink (in a wine glass, because why not), but with my new obsession with gummies, I thought it would be awesome to try to make some. That way we combine the repairing with the prebiotics and let me tell you it was a great success!

Be sure to use my discount code: ‘SHEREE10’ if you want 10% off The Wild Fermentary Kefir!

Side note: the gelatin is amazing to support gut health and repair gut lining, so these gummies are a win win! Check out the recipe below :)

INGREDIENTS

-  1 cup kefir (I used @thewildfermentary)

-  4 Tbsp. gelatin (I used the nutraorganics natural grassfed unflavoured)

-  3 Tbsp. stevia (you can use honey instead, I was just keeping the sugar way down)

METHOD

1.  Add the kefir to small - medium saucepan

2.  Sprinkle the gelatin over the juice (try spread it out evenly), and let it sit for a few minutes, this allows the gelatin to ‘bloom’
**You will notice a wrinkled look forming on the surface as the liquid absorbs the gelatin

3.  Stir the mixture together

4.  Put on a low-medium heat and stir gently until the gelatin has dissolved for around 5 minutes

5.  In the last minute or so add the stevia (or honey) and make sure this is well mixed through

6.  Remove from heat and pour into silicone moulds (I got mine from @littlegiantsstore and found using a tear dropper helped massively too. Alternatively you can use a container as long as it lifts out easily.

7.  Pop in the fridge for 2+ hours for it to set

8.  Remove from moulds or cut them up (if in a container) and keep refrigerated for up to 14 days. Enjoy!

As always, if you do make this, be sure to tag me on social media @shereehannahwellness and let me know what you think :)

ENJOY!

Yours in Health,
Sheree xo

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Adrenal Cocktail Recipe

ADRENAL COCKTAIL RECIPE - A HEALTH TREND THAT’S WORTH THE HYPE!

9 / NOVEMBER / 2022
SHEREE'S HEALTH DIARIES

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Blend Time: 1 minute
Total Time: 6 minutes
Yields: 1 serving

TRY A HEALTHY COCKTAIL THIS WEEKEND... or better yet, today!

One that not only nourishes your body, but supports your nervous system, boosts energy and can help bring your hormones into balance

Yup! There is such a thing, and nope it does not contain alcohol haha (#sorrynotsorry)

Your adrenals are two little glands that sit above the kidneys and produce some of our key hormones, particularly cortisol and adrenaline (hence the name adrenal glands)

These little guys come into overdrive when we are living in our sympathetic nervous system (fight or flight or go-go-go as I like to call it) and we can overproduce cortisol; our stress hormone

When this is overproduced our sex hormones estrogen and progesterone get thrown massively out of balance (along with almost everything else in our body's)

Which is why this little cocktail comes in handy to support adrenal nourishment and energy levels

It's also great as a pick me up when energy tends to dip around 3 - 4pm, or something to have in place of your morning coffee around 10 - 11am

You can jazz it up or down as much as you like, but my go-to recipe looks like this:

INGREDIENTS

-   3/4 cup orange juice (no added sugar)
-  3/4 cup coconut water
-  1.5 tbsp. coconut cream
-  1/4 tsp. kelp salt
-  1 scoop collagen powder (I used @mitchells.nz)

METHOD

  1.  Blend it up and serve, it's also nice poured over ice!

** Adding the collagen powder and coconut cream helps stabilise your blood sugar levels, which also supports your hormonal balance!

Try it out, and let me know your thoughts!

As always, if you do make this, be sure to tag me on social media @shereehannahwellness and let me know what you think :)

ENJOY!

Yours in Health,
Sheree xo

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Cinnamon Vanilla Protein Mousse Recipe

CINNAMON VANILLA PROTEIN MOUSSE

02 / NOVEMBER / 2022
SHEREE'S HEALTH DIARIES

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 1 minute
Total Time: 6 minutes
Yields: 2 servings

Ever get cravings after dinner? Or absolutely love dessert like me? This yummy recipe will become a staple in your household if you do!

The best part is because it’s protein rich and contains cinnamon it can really support balancing your blood sugars which is fantastic before bed, and in beating the cravings.

Super simple and easy (just the way I like it), just pop it in the blender. I hope you enjoy it!

This recipe was taken directly from my 4 Week Gut Reset Recipe Book, if you want to check out more recipes and ways to reset and support your gut health check it out here!

In the meantime, give this recipe a try!

INGREDIENTS (SERVES 2)

Filling:
-  1 small banana
-  ¼ tsp. xanthan gum
-  ¼ tsp. cinnamon
-  1 tsp. vanilla essence
-  1 tbsp. almond butter
-  2 scoops vanilla protein powder
-  ¼ cup almond milk

Topping:
Sprinkle of cinnamon

METHOD

Combine all ingredients in the blender, whip into a thick consistency and top with a sprinkle of cinnamon.

As always, if you do make this, be sure to tag me on social media @shereehannahwellness and let me know what you think :)

ENJOY!

Yours in Health,
Sheree xo

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Top 5 Tips For Your Fertility Journey

TOP 5 TIPS FOR SUPPORTING YOUR FERTILITY JOURNEY

26 / OCTOBER / 2022
SHEREE'S HEALTH DIARIES

Fertility issues are rapidly increasing, and in all honesty it breaks my heart… I know this can be a really triggering subject for some. So I just want to keep this part brief, and let you know that if you are reading this and struggling with conception or your fertility journey my heart goes out to you.

I really hope that the things you learn about in this blog support you. Sending love and hugs xo

When it comes to fertility, balanced hormones are the key… and this is where I (and these tips come in). Whilst I cannot speak from experience in terms of falling pregnant, I have helped numerous clients in this part of their journey which is one of the biggest blessings of being a wellness coach.

The following tips do not replace medical advice, and do come from a holistic and natural route to falling pregnant. I truly hope they support :)

MY FERTILITY TIPS

Tip #1: Track Your Ovulation

Now this is going to sound ridiculously obvious to some (if you are already doing this, feel free to skip ahead), but I mention it here because you may just be starting out on your journey, or not even sure where to begin.

Also, as much as I hate to say this, it isn’t really taught or talked about anywhere so I thought I’d give you the Ovulation 101 you should’ve got at school.

Tracking ovulation for a few months prior to conception is one of the best ways to get to know your body and your fertility window. There is actually only a very small phase during your cycle (you only ovulate on ONE day), but the sperm can survive for around 5 days which increases chances of conception.

If you start tracking a few months in advance, you get to know your body, what signs you personally get around ovulation, which helps you plan accordingly. You will also get an idea if you are ovulating consistently or if you need to do some work on your hormones so your body does ovulate - No ovulation, no pregnancy.

So where do you start? Your first day of your bleed is your first day of your cycle, and then most apps will tell you that on day 14 you ovulate. This isn’t always the case. Ovulation varies from person to person, this is why an APP will not confirm ovulation.

In order to track ovulation the best methods IMO are temperature tracking and cervical mucus tracking. You can also track your cervix position, but I find most women aren’t overly into this one, so I’ll just let you know it’s an option.

Temperature tracking is great if you do start a few months in advance, because then you will get an idea of the day you do ovulate and can make sure you try on the days around that. The issue with temperature tracking is that it confirms ovulation, so it isn’t going to tell you you’ve ovulated, until after it has happened, and then you’ve kinda missed your window. This is why getting to know your body in advance helps. The way to know if you have ovulated is if you have a rise in temperature over 2 tenths of a degree for 3 days in a row.

Cervical mucus on the other hand, can be a great indicator in the lead up, as to when you should try. Your mucus will get wetter and form an egg white like consistency around ovulation. This is your most fertile window. The best way I have found for women is to wear dark underwear and notice the changes on that or when they wipe.

This is your best starting point when it comes to tracking ovulation :)

Tip #2: Ensure You’re Thriving Not Just Surviving

What on earth do I mean by that? Well, let’s put it this way, if your body thinks that you are in constant danger (you know tigers chasing you, faminine, etc) then it isn’t going to trust that it is safe enough to bring a baby into the world. Therefore it will actually down regulate your sex hormones, in favour of your survival vs. falling pregnant.

This is why STRESS is one of the biggest things I focus on with my fertility clients. You will have probably heard this time and time again, but I mention it because I have witnessed this being the biggest reason my clients have struggled to conceive in the first place (or even potentially a reason they struggle to stay pregnant).

Your body’s first needs to feel safe enough to ovulate… which requires a lot of energy, so running a high stress lifestyle (hello 21st century, I get it, it’s hard), is going to need to be scaled back a bit.

Once the body feels safe (not in fight or flight), and it ovulates, you also produce a lot of your key hormones to help you stay pregnant. Hello progesterone aka pro-gestation. If you have a healthy ovulation, you should produce enough of this to help support the fertilised eggs implantation in the uterus and help continue the foetus's growth.

This is why ovulation is super important. However, we also know that too high levels of cortisol, your stress hormone diminishes the amount of progesterone production which is why belly breathing, yoga, meditation, journaling and/or self-love practices are part of the stress management tools I give my clients.

Tip #3: Eat Enough Food

Again this may sound ridiculous, or blatantly obvious, but again… if your body doesn’t think there is enough food for you in the world, it certainly is concerned there won’t be enough food for the baby, so it won’t help you conceive one.

I have worked with a number of clients who have been underweight and struggled to conceive, I have also worked with a number of women who were at a ‘healthy weight’ (I hate that term), but they had enough body fat on them for their body to feel safe, but they still struggled to conceive.

This is why eating enough food is important. You can barely survive on 1200 - 1400 calories per day, so if you are trying to grow and nourish a new life, you’re going to need to eat a little more. This really is a case by case basis, but something worth considering if you are struggling to conceive.

Tip #4: Natural Herbs - Through Tea or Supplementation

This has to be one of my favourite ways to support fertility because they make such a difference. Not only can these herbs help the body fall pregnant, but feel safe, calmer and support balanced hormones (all of which obviously help with pregnancy)

My favourite herbs include:

  • Vitex/chaste tree - proven to help with ovulation and progesterone production
  • Ashwagandha - calming effect on the nervous system and balancing cortisol levels

Other ingredients to look out for that can support fertility include; cinnamon, liquorice root, nettle, peppermint and raspberry leaf which alongside vitex can be found in @glowbodyteanz fertility tea, a natural supplementary tea that I often recommend to my clients to support conception.

Tip #5: Acupuncture

This practice is so common in the Eastern world, but somewhat new in the Western. It is something that Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners have been doing for decades (if not centuries), it can not only help with conception, but also pregnancy and a more easeful delivery.

My beautiful friend and personal acupuncturist from @glowbodynz Hannah Johnstone shares this on her website about fertility acupuncture:

It is scientifically proven that Acupuncture improves the blood flow to the uterus and ovaries. It increases blood flow to the follicles which results in healthier eggs and embryos. Furthermore, acupuncture has been shown to improve the quality of follicular fluid.

SO, if you’re TTC, it is important to focus on improving your menstrual cycle, so you know you’re building a healthy endometrium, which ultimately sets the stage for a healthy pregnancy.

And guess what's proven to be great at improving the blood flow to the uterus & the health of the uterine lining (the Stener Victorin research protocol) ...ACUPUNCTURE! As well as other diet and lifestyle strategies that I will discuss with you throughout your fertility treatments here at GLOWbody.”

Hannah has had the most glowing reviews from her patients and had incredible success with helping her clients (and assisting with some of mine) to fall pregnant. So if you are in Auckland, NZ I suggest checking her out.

I hope this has helped and if you have any questions at all feel free to comment below, I am here to support!

Yours in Health & Happiness,
Sheree xo

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Should You Have Cheat Meals

SHOULD YOU HAVE CHEAT MEALS

19 / OCTOBER / 2022
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Should I have cheat meals or a cheat day? Where do treat foods fit into my meal plan? 🍩

This is a question I often get asked as a nutritionist, and my answer may come as a surprise to you…

Long story short, I am not a fan, anyone who’s worked with me, will understand why I don’t believe in TREAT or CHEAT MEALS! 🙅🏼‍♀️👎🏽 But let me share exactly why with you…

WHY I DO NOT BELIEVE IN "TREAT OR CHEAT MEALS"

Firstly, from a personal note I suffered from an eating disorder for over 3 years and I find words like these very triggering. 😓 In fact, it was from being so restrictive with my calories and feeling like it had to be an all or nothing approach that contributed massively to my eating disorder.

Now, you may not have been there, but the majority of women I work with, do have an unhealthy relationship with food, whether that is binge eating, under eating, stress eating, boredom eating… you name it.

And when we have a ‘treat’ and label it as such or ‘cheat’ it often adds to the guilt around the food. We have to be so mindful of the words we use with ourselves… Food language is another massive issue but I will leave that ted talk for another day.

Secondly, I am a huge believer in INTUITION + BALANCE! ⚖️ Your body is intelligent and whilst you may get a hankering for some chocolate the week before your period, this isn’t your body working against you (believe it or not)

It is actually often a sign we need some extra magnesium (the beautiful nutrient that helps with stress and cramps and we don’t eat enough of), and chocolate contains magnesium so this is why we can crave it.

SOLUTION: get a high quality magnesium supplement that you take daily, and if you still want the chocolate before your period, enjoy it… mindfully!

In terms of the BALANCE factor… we have to learn to put things into perspective. Remember that all or nothing approach and restrictive dieting is not a long term fix… instead, look at your entire week and see how BALANCED it is.

I teach my clients to look at it this way… Your average person eats 35 meals a week! 🤯 (3 main meals and 2 snacks)... so if you have 2 - 3 meals ‘off’ a week, it’s really not the end of the world is it!

From personal experience and with clients I have found treat foods or cheat meals often leads to overindulgence, bingeing and guilt 😣🍫

Have you ever found yourself saving up for a ‘cheat meal’ only to feel completely sick 🤢 afterwards because you ate waaaay more than you normally would out of fear of not getting to eat it for another week/month etc? 😫

In all honesty, this used to be me, I’d wait till Saturday evening came around, and then binge on burgers or pizza, ice cream, chocolate and lollies. 🍔🍕🍬🍫

Then I’d feel so guilty, I would go and purge to make myself feel better. 🤮

Not everyone is like this, but it is very easy to get into the mentality of restriction then bingeing, so I would rather discourage it. 👎🏽

WHAT I DO RECOMMEND

Simply listening to your body, planning ahead with your social calendar 🗓 , and enjoying meals as you want, when you want within moderation completely guilt free is totally FREEING! 🙌🏽

Ditch that diet mentality, if you’re out for dinner and you want a wine 🍷 or pasta 🍝 … get it (if you want it, and ENJOY IT)!!

The only time I suggest we rain it in, is if this is your everyday life. We want to be eating whole real foods at least 80% of the time. 🍏 Think moderation, and intuition as well as freedom! And remember, progress over perfection! ✨

I hope this has helped and if you have any questions at all feel free to comment below, I am here to support!

P.S. I am hosting a MASTERCLASS on how to heal your relationship with food… click here to find out more!

Yours in Health & Happiness,
Sheree xo

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Liver Detox Gummie Recipe

DETOX CRANBERRY GUMMIES RECIPE

5 / OCTOBER / 2022
SHEREE'S HEALTH DIARIES

Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Yields: 30 - 40 gummies

Detox time can often suck, you feel super restricted, there’s only so much you can do to make the food taste good, especially when you’re on the liver detox I do where there’s no salt! Whaaaatt!!

Often the thing I find the hardest is not having something to chew or sink my teeth into, and sometimes I just crave a little something after dinner, so when I had the idea to create little healthy gummy lollies I was so excited!

I actually tried and failed a number of times with this, but I am so pleased I persevered!

I chose cranberry juice in particular because it is something I am drinking on my detox currently as it is an awesome diuretic (helping with fluid retention) which supports detoxification and pulls out the water stored in our fat.

Cranberries themselves are also supportive for our lymphatic system - helping with things like cellulite and breaking down fatty particles in our body due to the flavonoids and enzymes inside.

The important thing here is that we aren’t using a crappy high sugar supermarket cranberry juice, but one that is pure cranberry juice, not concentrate! I personally used Lakewood Farms Organic Pure Cranberry here in NZ, just be sure to check the ingredients and sugar content on yours if you choose to use it.

You can replace cranberry juice with any other juice (again keep in mind the sugar content), I have also tried with lemon juice which is a bit sour but yummy!

Side note: the gelatin is also amazing to support gut health and repair gut lining, so these gummies are a win win! Check out the recipe below :)

INGREDIENTS

-  1 cup cranberry juice (I used Lakewood Farms Pure Cranberry)
-  4 Tbsp. gelatin (I used the nutraorganics natural grassfed unflavoured)
-  3 Tbsp. stevia (you can use honey instead, I was just keeping the sugar way down)

METHOD (as adapted from @boobtofood)

  1. Add the cranberry juice to small - medium saucepan
  2. Sprinkle the gelatin over the juice (try spread it out evenly), and let it sit for a few minutes, this allows the gelatin to ‘bloom’
    **You will notice a wrinkled look forming on the surface as the liquid absorbs the gelatin
  3. Stir the mixture together
  4. Put on a low-medium heat and stir gently until the gelatin has dissolved for around 5 minutes
  5. In the last minute or so add the stevia (or honey) and make sure this is well mixed through
  6. Remove from heat and pour into silicone moulds (I got mine from @littlegiantsstore and found using a tear dropper helped massively too. Alternatively you can use a container as long as it lifts out easily.
  7. Pop in the fridge for 2+ hours for it to set
  8. Remove from moulds or cut them up (if in a container) and keep refrigerated for up to 14 days. Enjoy!

As always, if you do make this, be sure to tag me on social media @shereehannahwellness and let me know what you think :)

Yours in Health,
Sheree xo

SHEREE BEAUMONT

Holistic Nutritionist, Personal Trainer & Wellness Coach I empower women like you to transform their lives, understand their bodies and feel their best from the inside out!

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SHOULD FEMALES BE INTERMITTENT FASTING?

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This is definitely one of my most commonly asked questions, is fasting healthy for women, should I be fasting as a female, what kind of fasting is okay for females?

You get the picture…

Well, I have a pretty direct opinion on this, and the research to back it.

HOW FASTING EFFECTS WOMEN

You may not know this, but females run COMPLETELY differently than males in terms of biology (particularly hormones)

Aaaaand… this has a MASSIVE impact on what ‘diets’ work (or don’t work for your body)

As a female, your sex hormones progesterone and estrogen play a major role in your metabolism and your ability to shift weight.

However these are greatly influenced by your stress hormone cortisol, and your blood sugar balancing hormone insulin, which play an even bigger role in weight loss.

If you fast on a daily basis as a female, you are communicating to the body that there isn’t enough food left in the world (hello survival response).

This then increases your cortisol levels, throws your blood sugar out of balance in order to try to preserve energy (in this case store FAT)

It ALSO communicates to your body that it is not safe to reproduce at this time and so it shuts down or reduces production of your reproductive hormones (estrogen and progesterone)

So, not only are you storing more fat, but you are now more likely to skip ovulation leading to PMS, mood swings, anxiety, period pain, tender breasts and other hormonal imbalances to name a few!

This is why I DO NOT RECOMMEND INTERMITTENT FASTING for FEMALES!!

WHY DON'T WE KNOW ABOUT THIS?

The unfortunate thing is, in most scientific research in the health and wellness field, especially around weight loss is done on MEN, then a small part on post-menopausal women

Which means that menstruating females (aka if you get a period) are left out of studies!

In fact it has been said that females of reproductive age make up only around 4% of the literature when it comes to health, wellness and weight loss!

Which is just crazy if you ask me! The only time a female should be doing IF is when she is post-menopausal because then you no longer have a cycle that is changing your hormones day to day!

If you want to know how to REALLY boost your metabolism, shift stubborn weight AND balance your hormones, my 12 week program will teach you how to do exactly that.

I have had a number of women actually go through my program who couldn’t believe how much better they felt ditching the fasting and eating more (and shifting weight as a result).

I dunno about you, but I definitely enjoy my food, so getting to eat more has always appealed to me, the key is to know how to eat for your body, and this is exactly what I teach you in Reclaim Your Radiance!

I hope this has helped and if you have any questions at all feel free to comment below, I am here to support!

Yours in Health & Happiness,
Sheree xo

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THESE 5 THINGS CONTRIBUTE SIGNIFICANTLY TO PERIOD PAIN! Lemme explain how to reduce it!

First of all, let me start off by saying that period pain is COMMON but NOT NORMAL, and you don’t have to live with it, eliminating the following will help you alleviate the pain massively!

5 REASONS FOR PERIOD PAIN

1. Eating pro-inflammatory oils like canola oil, sunflower oil, rapeseed oil and other vegetable oils for example are all pro-inflammatory (and in a lot more foods than you’d think)

They contribute to period pain by increasing the omega 6 content in the body, which when out of ratio with omega 3 leads to increased inflammation and inflammation leads to period pain

2.  Stress - if you’ve been with me awhile now you’ll know this is HUGE for any kind of issue in the body, but particularly for period pain

The more stressed you are, the more inflammation it causes, it can then decrease magnesium levels which helps with cramping (think when your calf wakes you up in the middle of the night with a cramp)...

The uterus is a muscle so too much stress = more cramping

3. Drinking cold water, this might sound strange but I got a very big telling off from one of my Chinese clients who educated me (and then I did more research into Traditional Chinese Medicine on this)...

That one shouldn’t drink cold water on or around their period

Think about it this way, we are warm blooded animals, and the period is about blood flow, our blood flow decreases when we are cold and drinking cold water cools the body down.

For my clients I recommend for the second half of their cycle they drink warm water (except when exercising because that sucks), and they have seen massive differences in their menstrual health

4. Hormonal imbalance, now this can show up in a number of ways from high oestrogen, low progesterone, high androgens, you name it, but ultimately if you experience any PMS symptoms it’s worth digging a little deeper

Work with a functional medicine practitioner or health coach like myself to figure out what hormones are out of balance and start to remedy them with food, exercise and lifestyle changes.

5. Endometriosis/PCOS, these two conditions are hugely responsible for period pain and are often undiagnosed for so long!

If you’ve been struggling with chronic period pain, please go see a doctor and have yourself diagnosed or have these ruled out, there is so much we can do to help with both conditions once we know what we are dealing with!

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