As I’ve gotten older, I’ve come to realise that a more natural lifestyle goes way beyond just eating your veggies and has a gone a long way to improve my health and wellness. From household cleaners to your favorite beauty products, we’re surrounded by products that aren’t ideal for optimal health. Thanks to a lot of research, and some trial and error, I’ve managed to make some relatively simple switches to go more natural, and thought I’d share my 5 ways to help you invest in a Healthier, Go Natural lifestyle…

1. YOU ARE WHAT YOU EAT –

Imagine your body was a car! If you put low grade fuel in it most of the time, it’s not going to run/perform as well as it should. Keep putting low-grade fuel in it, and you’ll probably clog the engine and one day it’ll just stop on you. Our body is exactly the same. If you put low-grade (nutritionally empty) fuel in the tank consistently, it can’t run/perform well, and will eventually let you know that it’s not happy!

Solution? Eat to fuel your body. Use good clean, high grade fuel – whole foods, nuts, fresh fruit and veggies, ethically raised meat – and make it organic if you can.

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2. GUT HEALTH

Eating fresh produce is a great way to start cleaning up your lifestyle, but what if your body isn’t optimising these incredible nutrients? It’s probably a good time to brush up on your knowledge of gut health.

Basically, gut health refers to the good and bad bacteria in our small and large intestines, and how they can impact our wellbeing. The gut is often referred to as the body’s second brain, and by paying more attention to this vital area, you may be able to treat everything from mental health disorders to common skin afflictions. By adding foods with probiotics like yogurt, kefir, kombucha or sauerkraut to your diet, you’ll be tending to this delicate and important microbiome.

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3. SWITCH TO NON-TOXIC HOUSEHOLD CLEANERS 

As more consumers are growing wary of the questionable ingredients in household cleaners, an increasing number of people are seeking out non-toxic choices. If you’re one of them, vinegar and baking soda could be your new best friends. On their own or combined with the powerhouse essential oils, non-toxic DIY cleaning products can tackle some of the toughest jobs in your home.

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4. EMBRACE MORE NATURAL SKIN CARE PRODUCTS

Likewise with your skin care and personal care products – more and more people are becoming more conscious of the toxic ingredients and animal testing carried out on some of our favourite products, with many making the switch to more natural, ethically sourced products.

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5. REACH FOR NATURAL REMEDIES FOR COMMON AILMENTS

From cramps to headaches, and muscle soreness to coughs and colds most of us head straight to the Pharmacy for over-the-counter painkillers and remedies without giving it a second thought. But there are some natural remedies can do the job without some of the potential side effects that come with medications.

Curcumin, an ingredient found in the spice turmeric, is a known anti-inflammatory powerhouse, and can be a great alternative painkiller, and of course you can’t go past  honey and lemon tea for a cold and flu.

There are thousands of natural remedies for common ailments, and will save you a bundle.

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❤ Cherene x

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