This Is What's Draining Your Energy

THIS IS WHAT’S DRAINING YOUR ENERGY

21 / JUNE / 2023
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More sleep isn't the answer to your lingering fatigue

Sure, more rest can definitely help you feel less tired, but you need to address what the underlying issue is that's draining your energy in the first place

You might see this everywhere, but gut inflammation is very closely linked to fatigue

If your body is constantly inflamed from the foods you're eating, the stress you're feeling, or not recovering effectively from training, it will really start to zap your energy levels

REASONS GUT INFLAMMATION IS MAKING YOU FEEL TIRED

These are the top 3 reasons why gut inflammation is causing you to feel tired all of the time:

1. You're not absorbing nutrients from your food
Gut inflammation can lead to poor nutrient absorption, meaning you're not getting enough vitamins and minerals from the food you're eating, leading to fatigue and low energy.

2. Your immune system is running in overdrive
The immune system uses so much energy to fight inflammation and repair damaged tissues, which can take away from your daily energy stores and make you feel fatigued.

3. Your hormonal balance is completely disrupted
Gut inflammation negatively affects the production of hormones, particularly cortisol, causing imbalances that could be contributing to your decreased energy levels and your feelings of fatigue.

Comment below if you found this helpful and be sure to share this with a friend who needs an energy boost!

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Mango Lassi Gummies Recipe

MANGO LASSI GUMMIES RECIPE

31 / MAY / 2023
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Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Yields: 30 - 40 gummies

Fun fact: the gelatin in these 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 mango juice/blitzed frozen mango
-  1 cup coconut cream
-  8 tbsp. gelatin (I used the nutra organics natural grass fed unflavoured)
-  3 tbsp. stevia

METHOD

(as adapted from @boobtofood)

  1. Add all the liquid to a 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 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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5 Easy Ways To Start Balancing Your Hormones Now

5 SIMPLE STEPS TO START BALANCING YOUR HORMONES TODAY

24 / MAY / 2023
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Here are five powerful ways to start balancing your hormones and restore balance within your body.

START BALANCING YOUR HORMONES WITH THESE STEPS

1️⃣ Nourish with leafy greens: incorporating more leafy greens into your diet can have a profound impact on hormone balance.

These nutrient-packed greens, such as spinach, kale, and Swiss chard, are rich in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants that support hormonal health.

2️⃣ Embrace daily sunshine: getting regular sunlight exposure is crucial for hormonal balance.

Spend at least 15 minutes outdoors each day to soak up the natural vitamin D from the sun.

This not only helps regulate hormones but also boosts mood and overall well-being.

3️⃣ Connect with nature: nature has a way of bringing harmony to our bodies and minds.

Make it a priority to spend time in nature, whether it's a walk in the park, hiking, or simply sitting under a tree.

The serene environment can help reduce stress and promote hormonal equilibrium.

4️⃣ Deep belly breaths: taking deep belly breaths throughout the day can activate the relaxation response and help regulate your hormones.

Practice deep breathing exercises by inhaling slowly through your nose, allowing your belly to rise, and exhaling fully through your mouth.

5️⃣ Cultivate mindfulness: carve out time each day for a mindful activity that brings you joy and tranquillity.

It could be meditation, yoga, journaling, or simply savouring a cup of herbal tea.

Mindfulness helps reduce stress, promotes emotional well-being, and supports hormonal balance.

FINAL THOUGHTS

Remember, these steps are not only beneficial for your hormones but also for your overall well-being.

Start incorporating these practices today and experience the transformative power of balanced hormones in your life! 🌸💫

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Is Sugar Really That Bad For You

IS SUGAR REALLY THAT BAD FOR YOU?

19 / APRIL / 2023
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Sugar is such a controversial topic in the health and wellness world. The truth is, sugar is sugar, regardless of its form or name (IMO). And consuming too much sugar can have a detrimental effect on our gut health, leading to digestive issues and inflammation in the body.

Unfortunately, there are many different names for sugar, which makes it difficult to identify in the ingredient list of food products. Common names for sugar include agave, cane, caramel, maple syrup, and coconut sugar. However, it's important to understand that they all contain a high amount of fructose, which can be damaging to our bodies in excess.

Consuming too much sugar can cause an overgrowth of harmful bacteria in our gut, leading to inflammation and a weakened immune system. This is why it's crucial to be mindful of our sugar intake and choose whole, natural foods that are low in added sugars. By understanding the various names for sugar and being more mindful of our food choices, we can take control of our gut health and overall wellbeing.

ADDICTION TO SUGAR

Did you know that sugar can be more addictive than cocaine? It's true! When we consume sugar, our brains release dopamine, a neurotransmitter associated with pleasure and reward. This flood of dopamine can create a feeling of euphoria, which can lead to cravings for more sugar. Studies have shown that sugar activates the same areas of the brain as drugs of abuse, such as cocaine and heroin. In fact, in one study, rats were given the choice between sugar water and cocaine, and they chose the sugar water every time. This suggests that sugar may be even more rewarding and addictive than cocaine. Crazy right!?

But the problem with sugar addiction goes beyond just cravings and pleasure. Over time, consuming too much sugar can lead to a host of health problems, such as hormonal imbalances, bacterial overgrowths in the gut, poor sleep, lethargy and fatigue, as well as obesity, type 2 diabetes, and heart disease. By reducing your sugar consumption and making healthier choices, you can improve your overall health and wellbeing.

INCREASED SUGAR CONSUMPTION + WHAT YOU CAN DO

This may surprise you, but you could be consuming more than 35 kilograms (77 pounds) of sugar per year without even realising it! Statistics suggest that as recently as 100 years ago, the average person only ate around 1 kilogram (2 pounds) of sugar per year. Now, it is reported to be about 35 kilograms (77 pounds) per person, per year! That is 35 times more sugar than what our (great) grandparents were eating, and it's unlikely that the increase is from an extra consumption in vegetable intake.

The increase in sugar consumption is mainly due to hidden sugars, processed sugars, and overconsumption of them. The condiments from the grocery store, tinned foods, and even bread sometimes contain added sugars. This is why it's so important to learn the balance when it comes to sugar, as you may be consuming far more than you realise.

If you want to detox your body from sugar and support your body in sleeping better, increased energy, improved moods, more balanced hormones, and a happier gut, join me in the 30-day sugar-free sprint. This program can help you reduce your sugar intake and improve your overall health and wellbeing. Check out the link here for all the details.

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I'm Over The Medical Gaslighting

I'M F*CKING OVER THIS MEDICAL GASLIGHTING!

12 / APRIL / 2023
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It's time you were taken seriously when you have concerns about your health.

It has brought me to tears the last few weeks, not just what I’m about to share, but all the stories that followed in your messages and comments on my Instagram post about this very topic.

I am a huge advocate for patient/client care and believe that the holistic approach, and the work myself and other like minded practitioners do, should be a collaborative effort with medical professionals like doctors for whoever needs care that is in front of us, it’s not one or the other.

But I wanted to share this story with you, because I know too many women who have been told their blood work was ‘normal’ and that they just have to live with it… this is not the case, and certainly wasn’t the case for my client whose story I am sharing with you below.

ADVOCATING FOR YOURSELF

So this happened just over a week ago…

I had a client that just couldn't shift weight, a few things had popped up in the limited blood work her doctor had permitted her to do, but things just weren't working.

She was eating PERFECTLY, like I take my hat off to her, whole real nourishing foods, following protocols 100%, yet the weight wasn't shifting and I knew there was more to the picture (another reason why testing is so important)... we have to get to the root cause.

She went to her doctor about the weight loss issue, asking to investigate this further and requested a few more bloods. To which the doctor refused the blood work, blamed her weight on assumed case of PCOS, and then told her she shouldn't be working with a nutritionist (aka me) because we don't know what we're talking about - she actually said a lot worse about me but I'll leave it out.

So I took matters into my own hands, reached out to my own personal doctor to enable her to get these extra tests done, and GUESS WHAT HAPPENED?

She was diagnosed with an AUTOIMMUNE CONDITION of her thyroid, and her blood readings were off the charts! (meaning that this has most likely been going on for a long time under the radar).

This completely explains why she's been unable to lose the weight, and has actually been feeling progressively worse no matter how many healthy changes she made in her diet and life.

FINAL THOUGHTS

Left untreated and ignored this could've been so much worse, and I am so grateful we pushed and got to the root cause for her... we both knew something wasn't right and there was more to this picture.

So let this serve as a reminder... no matter what YOU know your body best, trust your intuition, and if something doesn't seem right, don't be afraid to keep questioning it until you get REAL answers!

Yours in Health & Happiness,
Sheree xo

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7 Daily Habits For A Healthy Gut

7 DAILY HABITS FOR A HEALTHY GUT

15 / MARCH / 2023
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WANT TO KNOW HOW TO HAVE A HEALTHY GUT AND KEEP IT THAT WAY?

It’s probably not what you’d think, and some of these may surprise you with just how easy they are… Small things done consistently, is what makes the biggest difference!

HERE ARE MY TOP 7 DAILY HABITS FOR A HEALTHY GUT

  1. BOWEL MOVEMENT(S)
    Having a daily bowel movement - this is a non-negotiable to keep the gut clean and healthy, it means you are eliminating toxins and your detoxification pathways are open (and if this isn’t happening for you, DM me!)
  2. BONE BROTH
    A morning mug of bone broth before I start my day helps line my gut with nutrients to support a healthy gut lining and feed my good bugs! There are so many benefits of bone broth, read about it here 
  3. BELLY BREATHING
    Deep belly breathing to activate my rest, digest, reproduce and repair system (PNS), if you are living in fight or flight (often unknowingly), you will be chest breathing. This takes blood away from your digestive system and can actually lead to bloating, indigestion, and other gut issues.
  4. EXERCISE
    Regular movement = regular movement, and I mean that quite literally, get your body moving so your bowels do too! Even if you are just going for a 30 minute walk daily it will really support your gut and how it functions!
  5. PROBIOTICS
    I personally choose to take probiotics on the regular to keep growing the diversity and richness of my gut microbiome (aka increase the amount + quality of my good bugs). But quality is important… if you aren’t sure where to start, DM me!
  6. FIBRE
    Fibre is the toothbrush for your gut, you don’t want any plaque building up (yes that happens in your gut, not just your teeth)... So adding a regular serve of leafy greens and other non-starchy veggies to main meals keeps you regular
  7. WATER
    Drinking 3L + of water each day keeps your body hydrated so the cells can communicate effectively, and it also keeps your stools flowing regularly, we aren’t a fan of constipation around here!

*BONUS HABIT* I have also been loving the addition of @mitchells.nz gut supporting teas, having ‘digest well’ in the morning and ‘digest soothe’ before bed to help me unwind!

FINAL THOUGHTS

All of these habits continue to make sure that I am managing my gut health, keeping my body in a state of flow and allowing my body to keep having a regular healthy bowel movement each day so I can absorb my nutrients and have the energy to thrive!

What ONE habit are you going to add to your day to help your gut health? Let me know in the comments below!

Yours in Health & Happiness,
Sheree xo

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There should be a warning when this medication is handed out like candy that there's a whole host of other side effects that can quite literally make you feel like a completely different person

"a study in the Journal of the American Medical Association of over one million women showed that women who began the pill were more likely to be prescribed an antidepressant"
- Dr Jolene Brighten - Beyond the Pill

This highlights that the pill contributes to far more than just mood swings when it comes to our mental health…

OTHER SIDE EFFECTS

However this isn’t the only side effect/symptom(s) that aren't made abundantly clear (that should be), others include:

- anxiety
- increased incidence of depression
- weight gain
- insomnia
- low mood/mood swings
- migraines/headaches
- painful sex, vaginal dryness
- thyroid imbalances
- low libido
- nutrient depletion; vitamins, minerals and antioxidants
- clitoral shrinkage
- skin issues
- hair loss
- leaky gut
- intensifies blood clot risks
- increases risk of breast, cervical and liver cancers
- triggers autoimmune disease
- increase risk of diabetes

... even partner attraction can be altered!

The pill is also associated in decreased stress response, particularly with cortisol imbalances making women less able to cope with stress, decreasing memory function and increasing brain fog

"...should be warning women that they could get depressed on the pill"
- Sarah Hill pHD from her book This Is Your Brain On Birth Control

The pill tends to be handed out to women with symptoms or conditions such as breakthrough bleeding, dysmenorrhoea, poly cystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), endometriosis, acne and ovarian cysts as a ONE SIZE FITS ALL SOLUTION

When in reality, it shuts down your natural hormone production and the communication between your brain and ovaries - which actually makes matters worse!

FINAL THOUGHTS

Women shouldn't have to change who they are to protect against pregnancy 🙅🏼‍♀️, and we should be told this is a possibility when we are offered this medication! 🚨

Research shows that over 58% of women go on the pill for reasons other than birth control! 😳 Most probably because they were told this will 'balance your hormones' or 'fix your periods' 🤦🏼‍♀️

This is what we like to call 'the BANDAID 🩹 effect' ... where unlike FUNCTIONAL MEDICINE where the ROOT CAUSE is address, we just slap a bandaid over something that needs stitches! 

When we really should be asking the question WHY IS THIS HAPPENING?! 🧐

Why are my periods 🩸 heavy?
Why am I getting breakthrough bleeding? 
Why are my cycles irregular? 
Why am I tired 😴 all the time? 
Why do I get mood 🙃 swings? 

This is where it can be easy to blame your doctor, but most often they are just taught that this pill is the solution for any kind of hormonal problem in women 😅

Please see a qualified practitioner if you are wanting to come off the pill, if you are not sure where to look feel free to comment or DM me for support and guidance in the right direction! 💕

Yours in Health & Happiness,
Sheree xo

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3 STEPS TO A HEALTHIER BODY IN 2023!

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Every year we want to be our best selves, but often a lack of preparation lets us down! Which is why taking charge of your health early in the year is key to setting yourself up for success!!

Take yourself through these 3 steps to make sure you're starting the year with your healthiest foot forward.

3 STEPS TO A HEALTHIER BODY

1. CLAIM YOUR GOALS

And NO I'm not talking about your new year's resolutions, but actual goals... What symptoms do you want to be free of? How do you want to feel in your body? Define what your healthiest self actually looks like… then make a plan to get there!

If you claim them, write them down, make a vision board and then make a plan, you are keeping your mind focused on what you want to achieve. To quote Tony Robbins here ‘where focus goes, energy flows’. In other words, whatever you put your attention on is more likely to become a reality, so get super clear on what is it you want!

2. CREATE HEALTHY HABITS

Too often we go in with an all or nothing approach, like signing up to the gym and training everyday for the first couple of weeks, then burning our bodies out or injuring ourselves sets us back or to a complete halt

Pick no more than 3 new habits, and be REALISTIC with them. Maybe it's going to the gym 3 x week, preparing your meals in advance and meditating daily, but make sure it is something that feels doable and just a little outside your comfort zone.

Then pick a time and pop it as a recurring event in your calendar so it actually happens, and you can progress and increase from there. Trying to do everything all at once is a recipe for failure (take it from me - I learnt that the hard way). Let’s first build momentum and then keep progressing!

3. EAT WHOLE REAL FOODS

A healthier body is one that isn't inflamed, in pain or highly symptomatic - and this really does start with your food. Eating food that grew in the ground, walked on the earth, and is as close to nature as possible is a real food... Tell you what you don't see growing on a farm

A field of bagels!

Put it this way, the less processed the less inflammatory, it really is that simple. You don't have to overhaul your entire pantry, start slow, make some swaps and increase your greens, you'll be amazed at how much better you feel.

Take a slower trip around your supermarket (btw I say AROUND because the perimeter is where you will find the REAL food). Plan you meals before you go, read the ingredients on the ‘food’ you pick up, and get curious about what you’re really putting into your body.

BONUS STEP: GET TO THE ROOT CAUSE!!

If you've been struggling with your health, and really aren't sure where to start, or you feel like there is something deeper going on in your body and you just want some answers… Check out my FREE root cause quiz, filled with tips, tricks and action steps to help your body step into your healthiest self - because when we heal from the root, we heal for good!

Yours in Health & Happiness,
Sheree xo

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7 WAYS TO NATURALLY BOOST YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM

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7 WAYS TO NATURALLY BOOST YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM
And how I am supporting mine whilst having long C*VID

1. Ice Baths/Cold Showers

These have an extremely positive effect on the immune system, enhancing detoxification, reducing pain and inflammation, and research supports even 30 seconds of cold showering daily reduced sick days by 29%

Recommendation - finish your daily shower with 30 seconds of cold water

2. Saunas

Saunas also support our detoxification pathways flushing our blood without producing extra metabolic waste, enhances sleep, increases immune activity, anti-inflammatory response and autophagy (cells destroying/breaking the parts of them that are damaged or abnormal)

Recommendation - 3 x week for 20 minutes

3. Probiotics

Supplementing with probiotics is amazing for immune support as they can inhibit growth of the pathogens (bad bugs), and compete for the nutrients the pathogens need to survive. We also know that 70% of the immune system lives in the gut and not having enough good guys can leave us wide open to infection

Recommendation - 3 month dose of high quality probiotic with at least 10 billion CFU's, @bepurewellness do a great over the counter one

4. Exercise

Regular exercise helps regulate the immune system as anti-inflammatory cytokines (immune-modulating agents) are released, and lymphatic system is increased supporting detoxification, and elimination as well as building resilience

Recommendation - moderate intensity exercise for no more than 90 minutes (5 - 7 x week)

5. Sunshine

Or more importantly the vitamin D we get from sunshine is reported to have significant effects on the immune system, from reducing inflammation, releasing antimicrobial peptides, and reducing incidence of respiratory infections

Recommendation - 10 to 30 minutes of sun exposure (without sunscreen), a few times per week

6. Sleep

Or lack thereof has a significant impact on how well your immune system functions, studies show whilst adequate sleep promotes healthy immune system function, one way of which promoting your immunological memory, lack of sleep disrupts the immune system and can cause more inflammation and decrease its function

Recommendation - 7 - 9 hours per night, more if you are sick or recovering from illness

7. Whole real foods 

Our bodies require a huge number of micro and macronutrients to support our immune system and oxidative stress. Studies reported that infection and incidence of illness decreased through consuming vitamins and minerals through whole real food sources

Recommendation - consume a diet rich in a variety of colour, fruits and veggies from natural sources daily

ARE YOU READY TO BOOST YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM

Where will you start with boosting your immune system? Let me know in the comments below

Yours in Health & Happiness,
Sheree xo

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