3 Supplements I Take When My Iron Levels Drop
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by Natalie Brady
2M ago
3 Supplements I Take When My Iron Levels Drop With being pregnant 3 times in the past 4 years my iron levels have been going up & down like a rollercoaster ride. Iron plays an important role in energy production, it helps to move oxygen throughout our body and our baby’s body & plays a key role in fetal development. Iron deficiency increases your risk of premature birth & having a low birthweight infant. Low iron also impairs thyroid function & most importantly iron is critical for neurodevelopment, with low levels leading to neurocognitive delays for your baby.   Also ..read more
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5 Reasons Why You’re Crashing Or Getting Cravings Mid-afternoon
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by Natalie Brady
4M ago
5 Reasons Why You’re Crashing Or Getting Cravings Mid-afternoon If you reach for caffeine or a sugar-hit in the afternoon for a “pick-me-up” then you need to read this post!!   Here are a few reasons why you may have an energy crash or get intense cravings in the afternoon.   Your breakfast meal didn’t contain 30 grams of protein or more. Studies have shown starting your day with insufficient protein intake leads to unstable blood sugar levels which causes energy spikes and crashes (fatigue) and more cravings later in the day (these cravings can also show post dinner late in the ..read more
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5 Tips To Stay Healthy And Balanced This Holiday Season
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by Natalie Brady
4M ago
5 Tips To Stay Healthy And Balanced This Holiday Season I get it, all the Christmas parties, summer BBQ’s with family and friends, end of year celebrations with clients and colleagues, it can be a lot. Many of my clients have been feeling overwhelmed and burnt out by all the gatherings, and also the end of year rush to get things done, plus organizing Christmas or New Year’s plans and travel, it can all take its toll on you. The holiday season doesn’t have to make you feel depleted. You are in control of your choices, what events you attend, what you choose to eat or drink at the events or ..read more
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Should you eat breakfast or fast until noon?
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by Natalie Brady
4M ago
Should you eat breakfast or fast until noon? If you want balanced hormones (sex hormones, stress hormones, hunger hormones) then the answer is yes, eat breakfast!! If you don’t have an appetite in the morning, are fasting or drinking coffee first thing this could be a sign your body is running off cortisol. Cortisol is one of our main stress hormones along with adrenaline. I do encourage my clients to eat in tune with their body, however, quite often in clinic I see people running off caffeine in the morning, skipping or delaying breakfast or fasting for too long, then having energy crashes ..read more
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4 High Protein Breakfast Ideas
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by Natalie Brady
4M ago
4 High Protein Breakfast Ideas Getting enough protein into your morning meal is absolutely essential if you want to have more balanced blood sugar levels, reduced insulin, better metabolic health, easier fat loss, reduced cravings, more stable energy levels, better hormone management.   On a weekly basis in clinic when working with clients, I see many women (and men) struggling with getting enough protein in to start their day. I hope these ideas inspire you to try something different for breakfast. They are all amazing high-protein options.   Option 1 – Skin glow matcha chia ..read more
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4 Tips To Improve Your Sleep & Sleep Quality
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by Natalie Brady
4M ago
4 Tips To Improve Your Sleep & Sleep Quality Quality sleep is the foundation to great health. If you want to feel your best, have more balanced hormones, less cravings, more energy, then you want to make sure you’re getting some solid shut eye each night. Quality sleep is just as important as eating a nutrient dense nourishing diet, they are both two pillars for better overall health and well-being.  And yes, if you have a baby or toddler who doesn’t sleep, I get it. I’ve been there the past two and a half years, the struggle is real, but hang in it, it’s a season of life and just ..read more
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Non Toxic DIY Glass Cleaner & All-Purpose Cleaner
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by Natalie Brady
4M ago
Non Toxic DIY Glass Cleaner & All-Purpose Cleaner The other weekend on my Instagram stories I shared myself making some non-toxic DIY cleaning products. I ended up getting an overwhelming response of people interested in these recipes, so I thought I would share them with you. Living a life that is low in toxins is something really important to me. Conventional cleaning products are loaded with harmful chemicals that have the potential to lead to various health issues, including hormonal imbalances, skin issues, respiratory problems, allergies, energy struggles and so much more. I’ve be ..read more
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Blood Sugar & The Weight Loss Connection
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by Natalie Brady
4M ago
Blood Sugar & The Weight Loss Connection Many people these days consuming a standard american diet – too much processed foods, refined foods, high sugar and high starch foods is a recipe for disaster when it comes to balancing blood sugar levels. On average people are eating 95% more sugar than 200 years ago!    When glucose (aka blood sugar) hits your bloodstream your pancreas releases a hormone called insulin to help transfer glucose out of your blood and into cells. Think of insulin like a little ferry boat, transfering glucose to where it needs to be. It has three main dro ..read more
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What causes sugar cravings or carb cravings?
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by Natalie Brady
2y ago
What causes sugar cravings or carb cravings? A question I get asked ALL the time. There is a lot to consider when it comes to cravings, it isn’t always as black and white as you may think. First, lets take a deeper look into what causes carb cravings. A high sugar or carb diet. Once you start eating lots of sugar it can be hard to stop! Studies have shown that sugar and high GI foods – aka processed carbs, starchy foods, sweets, and sugary drinks – promote the release of the reward chemical, dopamine, in your brain. This can signal addictive properties in your brain with these types of foo ..read more
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Healthy Christmas Menu Ideas
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by Natalie Brady
2y ago
Healthy Christmas Menu Ideas I want to make Christmas cooking easy for you so I’ve put together a few Christmas menu ideas. They are all so delicious and healthy, you and your guests will be spoilt with a super nourishing and delicious feast!   Salads & Sides: Liver loving green salad with roasted carrots Brown rice salad with asparagus and walnut  Quinoa, carrot & almond salad Corn, tomato, avocado salad Cauliflower, cranberry superfood salad Herb roasted asparagus  Summer peach, walnut & feta salad Goat’s feta & walnut rainbow salad Curried ..read more
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