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Great service! Michelle was so welcoming and friendly and is passionate about making people feel their best! Will be recommending and revisiting 😊
Michelle, you are truly amazing!
Every time I visited I leave with new information and knowledge and I’m grateful for your wealth of knowledge.
You are beautiful in and out and your expertise and professionalism is impressive.
A true inspiration!
Thank you for all your help and ongoing help. You’ve helped me in ways I can’t even help myself (haha)
Highly recommended and an investment into your health and wellbeing.
I was told by a private gastroenterologist I had a dropped large intestine and will be on laxatives for the rest of my life (now 36) they were making me fee horrible and not getting rid of the full compacted problem. I spoke to Michelle and she put everything into perspective and assured me that she can help. I had my first appointment last night and wow it was fantastic, I was extremely nervous but Michelle calmed me down. I can honestly say she has changed my life already, I don’t feel bloated, tired, grumpy or in any pain and that is the first appointment. Chucked the laxatives away and believe Michelle can train my bowels to behave and act normal. I cannot recommend Michelle enough. Thank you so much. 😊
Was in a bad way and was feeling really bad. I contacted Eternal Being and talked through my problems with Michelle, and made an appointment. I got immediate relief and over a few sessions got back to normal from really bad inflammation. Michelle was brilliant and gave me great advice and treatment. I would highly recommend getting a consultation if you have any issues. Thanks Michelle. Richard 👍🙂
Michelle is so tuned in to your body and knows what it needs. I have regular colonic treatments and feel fantastic. After having major ankle surgery late November 2023, I had a lymphatic massage to help my body recover. AMAZING!!! Thank you so much Michelle
Where do I start to tell you my journey with Michelle at Eternalbeing. TBH I hadn't heard of EB it only came about when I was talking to a gym buddy and we started talking about feeling bloaty, irregular bowel movement. So I thought as I have had problems since being a young girl around the age of 5 when I really struggled to go to the toilet so I was injected in the bottom to help me. So when I looked into the services that EB do I was so excited to think there was someone out there who may be able to help me. I made the call I was very nervous but after a telephone conversation which lasted about half an hour I booked in with her. Well, what an experience that was. Never thought in a million years my issues, fears quickly went away. My first clonic liver cleanse was a little bit surreal. How can I just be so relaxed and able to pooh after a few reassuring words from Michelle. We laugh all the time she still says after 10 years LOOK at your pooh train. I will be honest I did suffer from a headache afterwards but Michelle did warn me this would happen but soon subsided. Lots of water and not too much food after the treatment. I was taken suppliments to help me with my daily routine. Vitamin D3,
Bifido and Fibre,live cultures supplement for women, zinc citrate,
Alway I use her own patches
BIO MAGNETIC this to help my joints as I work out everyday
Sleep patch as I was struggling but ATM I'm sleeping very well.
Now about. Michelle my pooh fairy. This women is so passionate about her work to help others, always around of you need advise. She's my hero and best of all Michelle listens to you. Never rushes you, if these are going to plan with your treatment she ensures we rest and then try again.
Honestly, if you're not too sure about having a treatment I can assure you you would not be disappointed. I love her my pooh fairy
After years of stomach bloating, cramps and pain. Taking medication to relive the symptoms.
I visited Michelle for the first time in January. I have not looked back since. I have not had to take any medication since.
I really felt listened to and I am so pleased I picked the phone up and made that call.
I have more energy and my overall health has improved so much 😊
Great Treatment Michell. Thanks.
I've been going for years, Michelle always helpful and achieves great results everytine !
I had suffered with minor gut issues on and off for years but put it down to diet. Past 6 months noticed a gradual increase in feeling bloated, fatigued and no energy or motivation to exercise. I improved my diet with organic produce where possible and did the obvious but still felt full, bloated and sluggish. I had heard of colonics before but had no knowledge of what they did or why you would have one. After some googling, Eternal Being popped us a ‘colonics near me’ and so I checked out their website which prompted a consultation with Michelle and then a colonic hydrotherapy with liver cleanse. Consultation phase was thorough and the colonic was no where near as invasive as I thought it would be nor embarrassing. The feeling of relief was almost euphoric after feeling yuk for so long and the aftercare with Michelle’s knowledge gives me confidence the investment in myself was worth it! All puns intended, Michelle really knows her s#%t!
Great service as always from Michelle. I come about once a quarter and always look forward to the treatment as you know your interests and treatment best practice always come first every time.
Wish I had discovered Eternal Being sooner! Michelle is an absolute STAR - she understands what I need and is never short on advice. Her treatments are brilliant and her reassuring nature allows you to be at ease no matter what the treatment. I would not hesitate to recommend Michelle and Eternal Being to my contacts.
Michelle is amazing!

She's so supportive, passionate, friendly and welcoming in her advise/practice.

Before I went to Michelle all I ever thought about my my stomach issues. All I ever talked about was my stomach issues. The discomfort was daily and progressively getting worse. After over 2 years of issues and getting no where through the NHS, I reached out to Michelle and after meeting her for our consultation I finally felt confident that this wasn't going to be forever and that there was hope. For the first time in 2 years someone had told me that they can help me instead of saying 'ots JUST stomach issues, it's JUST iBS.

The tests Michelle did came back with detailed, personal results and Michelle's gave clean instructions on how we can fix my gut health together.

She's super friendly and makes you feel instantly at ease at any appointment.

Thankyou Michelle ☺️💩
Another excellent treatment from Michelle, I have a taken advice from Michelle and had regular colonic treatments over the last 12 years in relation to my gut problems and bloating. Can I stress it is not an uncomfortable treatment as she is highly qualified in her area of expertise.
Well worth a consultation and a treatment if you are suffering in agony with your gut problems. Michelle is extremely qualified in this area and has more extensive knowledge than many GP’s. Michelle will listen to your problem and will get to the bottom of your issues.
Thanks again Michelle look forward to the next treatment in March.
Since giving birth to my son in Oct 2022 I have suffered with anxiety and stress that has severely impacted my digestive system. I've been going to Michelle at Eternal Being because she helped me out many years ago with gut issues and I knew she would be able to help me out this time also. She's so incredibly knowledgeable about pretty much everything but especially gut and poop related issues. She's so professional but also makes you feel so at ease, she's brilliant at what she does and she's made me feel like my pre pregnancy self again. The treatment itself is actually very relaxing and I feel rejuvenated afterwards. Thank you so much Michelle aka the poop fairy! xxx
I first contacted Eternal Being and spoke with Michelle in July this year . I was really struggling both emotionally with grief and with my health, feeling generally unwell, bloated , lethargic and just not well 🤧 having felt like this for many years I had settled for the fact that this was how I was always going to feel .
After a bad fall through being so tired and lethargic at the start of July and suffering several injuries including a fractured wrist, I decided it was time to at least try to change the way I felt . Eternal Being was the very first place I read about and something told me that this was a good place , how right I was . Michelle called me following my email and I could tell straight away what a lovely person she was and clearly very passionate about what she does . I had my first appointment and found Michelle to be very friendly, warm, caring, very straight talking and honest with a terrific sense of humour 😊( very important ). I booked in for my first colonic and like many people I had preconceived ideas of what was involved It was nothing at all like I imagined, the treatment room ( like all of Eternal Being) was really lovely , comfortable, warm , very private a really calming peaceful place for a treatment . Michelle is extremely knowledgeable and every step was explained and done with care. We laughed a lot and talked a lot as well Michelle is a wonderful therapist and I came away from my first session feeling already better within myself and very positive about another treatment . I think it is so important to be open minded about this type of treatment, this isn’t a one size fits all situation and Michelle works out a treatment plan for each client individually depending on what they need. I have had a gut analysis done and Michelle has got a treatment plan for me going forward ,I have had several sessions and can honestly say I already feel so very different, I have a better understanding as well of how the gut is so closely linked to emotional well being something I definitely didn’t realise before seeing Michelle . This is a journey and not a quick fix but I am so glad I have started on it after many , many years of just accepting how I felt . I can’t imagine doing it anywhere else or with anyone else . So Michelle thank you so so much I I look forward to continuing this journey with you 😊👍🏼
I've been coming to Michelle for almost 2 years now and she honestly changed my life. She is so knowledgeable and genuinely cares about her clients and her work. I really can't recommend her enough, she's just the best!

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How does CBD work?

There’s a lot of buzz about cannabidiol (CBD), and you might see it marketed as an add-in booster to your post-workout smoothie or morning coffee or even as the magic oil against severe headaches by your pharmacist.  But what exactly is CBD, and how does it work? Is it just a fad, or is there science behind it? Find out in this article.

What is CBD?

Cannabidiol, or CBD, is the second most prevalent active ingredient in cannabis. It alters mood by boosting serotonin levels in the brain, which calms the nervous system. Balanced serotonin levels increase happiness, calmness, focus, and emotional stability.

How is cannabidiol different from marijuana, cannabis, and hemp?

Cannabidiol has been used to treat insomnia, depression, and anxiety, but do you have to worry about getting into legal consequences for relying on marijuana’s cousin?

Marijuana and hemp plants contain both Cannabidiol and THC- delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol, which is the psychoactive compound in marijuana that makes people feel “high”. 

While CBD is derived from cannabis, it is different from marijuana in that it does not produce a “high” due to its low levels of THC. Hemp is a variety of cannabis that is grown for industrial use and contains minimal THC, making it a common source of CBD.

According to the World Health Organization and the Expert Committee on Drug Dependence, CBD exhibits no effects indicative of any abuse or dependence potential, and there is no evidence of public health-related problems associated. 

Due to this, CBD offers multiple benefits without the negative effects associated with THC, so you don’t need to worry about getting into legal trouble.

The health benefits of CBD

There’s been extensive research on how CBD works and its benefits.  The therapeutic benefits include helping with chronic pain, stress and anxiety and extend to improving symptoms of multiple sclerosis, chemotherapy-induced nausea and even childhood epilepsy syndromes that don’t respond well to antiseizure medications. 

Anxiety and CBD

There is scientific evidence to suggest that CBD can calm the nervous system, and alter our mood as it affects the serotonin system. A 2011 study on treating Generalised Social Anxiety Disorder showed that cannabis has anxiolytic effects both in humans and in animals. Another study by the Sleep Foundation revealed that about 80% of participants who used CBD reported lower anxiety levels within a month. 

Pain and CBD

The history of cannabis is indeed fascinating and long. Cannabis has been used for many purposes for centuries, including medicinal purposes, without formal approval.

The first recorded evidence can be found in the Shennong Ben Cao Jing encyclopaedia, which dates back to 2900 BC in China and recommended cannabis as a treatment for pain, constipation and malaria.  Combined with wine, the plant also provided an anaesthetic effect for patients undergoing surgery.

 CBD is still considered to be a great alternative to opioids for chronic pain because it is non-intoxicating.  CBD can effectively ease nerve pain and muscular symptoms and discomfort of multiple sclerosis, inflammatory pain, osteoarthritis and many others.

Insomnia and CBD

Insomnia is a stress reaction that spills into rest time when we aren’t trying to process conscious trauma. Research by the Sleep Foundation has shown that more than 65% of participants reported improving sleep at first, followed by fluctuating results. Stress hormone overactivation can be suppressed through CBD and the sleep-wake cycle will be equalised through counteracting hormones.

Is CBD safe?

CBD is safe to use and not addictive. It’s important to keep your healthcare provider informed whenever you use CBD, as it may interact with your existing medications, especially if you are taking blood thinners.

How can I take CBD?

CBD products come in a variety of forms. So, how do you know which CBD product is right for you?

CBD oil

Among the most common and popular delivery methods for CBD are oils. Proponents of CBD oil can be used to treat conditions such as chronic pain, inflammation, migraines, epilepsy, and depression. Try the eternalbeing CBD oil that contains an intermediate milligram amount of hemp extract that is ideal for everyday use.

CBD cooling balms

A CBD cooling balm can offer relief for aching muscles, shoulders or necks; it can also be used for back pain or general muscle discomfort. After application, it gives the skin a refreshing, restorative, radiant sensation. Moreover, CBD has anti-inflammatory properties that help reduce swelling. Our Cooling Power Balm creates a cold-like sensation upon application, this will, in turn, assist in the relief of discomfort throughout the area affected.

CBD oil heating balms 

For targeted relief CBD oil heating balms work great for easing sore, stiff muscles. Our Arnica balm formulation is a must-have for anyone who trains and works out and helps with aches and bruising. You can also pair it with our Cooling Power Balm for maximum pain relief and comfort. The heating balm helps to warm up the muscles, while the cooling balm helps to reduce inflammation and swelling. 

The balms are also great to use before and after physical activity to help with muscle recovery. They are easy to apply and absorb quickly, leaving no greasy residue.

CBD capsules 

Natural and tasteless CBD capsules without any artificial additives or hemp aftertaste. The eternalbeing capsules are precision calibrated for accurate dosing and verified to contain no THC. With full-spectrum oils, CBD softgels contain all the turpentine and are as pure as possible. 

CBD gummies

Gummies offer a  tasty and convenient option for daily CBD intake.. The small and discreet sizes make them ideal for discreet use, and many come in fruity flavours to mask the CBD’s taste. This is why they are quickly catching up to CBD oil in terms of use and popularity. Our CBD gummies are effective at relieving anxiety, depression, pain, and inflammation, and improving sleep.  By counting the gummies, you will be able to determine the proper dosage.

CBD patches

CBD patches deliver cannabidiol to the body through the skin. Over several hours, they provide a slow and steady release of CBD, which can treat symptoms like pain, inflammation, anxiety, and insomnia.

Our CBD 50mg patches contain all natural CBD and are designed to reduce inflammation and joint/muscle pain, as well as reduce anxiety. You can also opt for our CBD blend patch with Tumeric, Omega 6, Omega-3, Omega-9, Resveratrol and  Menthol provide the body with the nutrients it needs for improved pain relief and no drowsy effect, reducing inflammation and joint/muscle pain, as well as reducing anxiety.

Unable to stay soundly asleep for long periods? With a blend of specially selected herbal extracts and CBD, these convenient Sleep Patches are designed to support a good night’s sleep using a variety of natural ingredients. Goodbye, restless nights! Peel, stick, and go! No more swallowing pills!

In addition, the product may contain other unknown elements. If you buy CBD, it is safest to make sure that there is independent laboratory testing as attested to by a COA (certificate of analysis) that should accompany every CBD product.

Can CBD help you?

If you are interested in using CBD, talk with your healthcare provider first about whether it’s a good idea and how to safely obtain it. Always take CBD from a reputable provider, and start with a small dose to see how it affects you.

The science of sleep and the secrets of a good night’s sleep

Our blog today will try to unlock the science and secrets of a good night’s sleep. In our fast-paced world, getting a good night’s sleep often feels like a distant dream. With the demands of work, family, and personal commitments, it’s no wonder that many of us struggle to catch those elusive Zs.  Our health and well-being depend on sleep, yet we are largely unaware of how sleep works to achieve a restful night. Here, we’ll explore some key strategies to improve your sleep quality and introduce you to a modern aid that’s gaining popularity: sleep patches.

What happens during sleep cycles?

Why do scientists say we should get 8 hours of uninterrupted sleep? Well, there’s science behind it. Non-rapid eye movement (NREM) sleep and rapid eye movement (REM) sleep are types of sleep. NREM sleep is divided into stages with unique characteristics representing a continuum of relative depth. Let’s take a look at each of the sleep cycle stages:

NREM Stage 1 (N1)

Non-rapid eye movement (NREM) stage 1 lasts for only a few minutes. During this stage the heart rate slows down, body temperature decreases and muscles relax. This is a light sleep that can be easily woken up. It serves as a transition stage, preparing our bodies for deeper sleep.

NREM Stage 2 (N2)

During NREM stage, N2 sleep deepens. While the heart rate and body temperature drop further, and the brain starts to produce sleep spindles – bursts of rapid brain activity. The stage serves as a buffer, preventing potential disturbances from disrupting our sleep. 

NREM Stage 3 (N3)

NREM stage N3 plays an important role in physical rejuvenation as during this stage, tissues grow, vital hormones are released, and the body relaxes even further. The brain activity during this stage is known as delta waves.

REM Sleep

Dreams occur during REM (Rapid Eye Movement) sleep, which typically starts 90 minutes after we fall asleep. The sleep cycle has two phases: phasic and tonic. Phasic REM sleep contains bursts of rapid eye movement, while tonic REM sleep does not. Brain activity during REM sleep is similar to brain activity during waking hours.

Why is REM the most important stage?

During REM sleep, the brain undergoes a unique neurochemical bath in which stress-related neurotransmitters are at their lowest levels. The brain processes emotions without the usual stress and intensity of wakefulness, aiding in emotional healing. 

Furthermore, the brain consolidates memories and strengthens neural connections during REM sleep, which is crucial to learning and cognitive function. This is why sleep is so important to mental health, and inadequate REM sleep leads to poorer performance in tasks, reduced mental abilities and depression.

Our 24-hour clock

Our sleep is governed by an internal clock known as the circadian rhythm, which regulates sleep cycles, physical activity, body temperature, heart rate, and hormone secretion over a 24-hour period. 

Our 24-hour clock is aligned with the 24-hour rotation of the planet and must adjust by about 12 to 18 minutes every day. It is influenced by external cues like light and temperature, and disruptions such as exposure to light at night, noise, stress, fatigue and illness. When the circadian rhythm is desynchronised, it doesn’t function properly, leading to sleep disorders. 

How can you improve sleep quality?

Stay consistent with your sleep schedule: Sleeping and waking at the same time reinforces the body’s circadian rhythm, improving sleep quality overall.Try to get up at around the same time every morning to enhance your REM sleep, regardless of how tempting it is to have a lie-in on the weekends.

Create a relaxing bedtime routine: A calming pre-sleep routine signals your body that it’s time to wind down. Activities such as reading, taking a warm bath, or practising gentle yoga can help ease the transition from wakefulness to sleep. Avoid stimulating activities like intense exercise or screen time at least an hour before bed.

Optimise your sleep environment: Your bedroom should be a sanctuary for sleep. Ensure your room is cool, dark, and quiet. Consider using blackout curtains to block out light and a white noise machine to drown out disruptive sounds. Investing in a comfortable mattress and pillows can also make a significant difference.

Limit alcohol and caffeine intake: Alcohol and caffeine can suppress REM sleep, so try to limit daily intake. Furthermore, it is recommended not to drink coffee after 12 p.m., since caffeine may still be present in your system at night.

Don’t suppress Melatonin: Produced by the pineal gland in the brain, melatonin is often dubbed the “sleep hormone” due to its crucial role in inducing sleepiness. Light exposure impacts its secretion, with levels increasing in the evening as darkness falls, peaking around 2 am, and then gradually declining as dawn approaches. Make sure to limit screen time, use blue light filters , and increase your exposure to natural light during the day.

Watch what you eat and drink: What you consume in the hours leading up to bedtime can impact your sleep. Avoid heavy meals, caffeine, and alcohol close to bedtime. Instead, opt for a light snack if you’re hungry, and stay hydrated throughout the day rather than drinking large amounts of water before bed.

How can you ensure good sleep hygiene?

Sleep hygiene refers to practices and habits that promote consistent, restorative sleep. This involves maintaining a regular sleep schedule, even on weekends, and creating a conducive sleep environment with a dark, quiet, and cool room, using blackout curtains or white noise machines if necessary. 

A calming pre-sleep routine, such as reading or meditation, helps signal the body to wind down while reducing screen exposure is important to prevent disruption of melatonin production. Consuming foods and supplements rich in tryptophan, magnesium, or melatonin, like turkey, almonds, or cherries, in the evening can also aid sleep, and taking supplements in the morning can support your sleep/wake cycle.

The Role of Sleep Patches

In addition to these traditional strategies, sleep patches are becoming a popular tool for enhancing sleep quality. These patches are designed to deliver natural ingredients that promote relaxation and sleep through your skin, providing a non-invasive and convenient solution.

Sleep patches typically contain ingredients such as melatonin, lavender, and magnesium and help signal to your body that it’s time to sleep. Benefits of sleep patches include:

  • Convenience: Simply apply a patch to a clean, dry area of your skin before

bed. There’s no need to worry about taking pills or mixing supplements.

  • Steady Release: Sleep patches provide a steady release of ingredients throughout the night, helping you stay asleep longer.
  • Natural Ingredients: Many sleep patches use natural, non-habit-forming ingredients, making them a safer alternative to some over-the-counter sleep aids.

The science behind a good night’s sleep: the bottom line

Achieving a good night’s sleep involves a combination of healthy habits, a conducive sleep environment, and, for some, the addition of sleep aids like sleep patches. By incorporating these strategies, you can unlock the secrets to restorative slumber and wake up feeling refreshed and ready to take on the day. Sweet dreams!

Michelle for Women’s Weekly “Powerlifting Empowering Menopausal Women”

Considering the profound impact menopause can have on women’s health, Michelle Geraghty-Corns, the visionary founder of eternalbeing, has been championing an unconventional yet highly effective approach: powerlifting. 

Recently featured in Women’s Weekly, Michelle’s advocacy for powerlifting as a remedy for menopausal symptoms sheds light on a refreshing perspective toward women’s wellness.

Recognising the physical and mental toll menopause can have on women, Michelle Geraghty, founder of eternalbeing, is encouraging menopausal women to try powerlifting ahead of International Women’s Day.

She explains, “I started powerlifting 1 year ago and have never looked back. In fact, this weekend I completed in the ABPU Nottingham strong qualifiers in Warwick and broke three British Records which I am thrilled about.

“I have found exercise eases a lot of menopause symptoms including a lack of energy, the loss of muscle mass and bone density, feelings of anxiety, and depression. As an ex-gym instructor and PT, I love training, but this is very different and it’s a new challenge without the high impact of cardio but still leaves me feeling happy and exhausted”

“When we enter menopause, our oestrogen levels begin to fall, which reduces bone density, “ Michelle explains. “When we do strength training, this helps to keep our bones strong since the movement stimulates bone growth. Powerlifting can help to reduce the risk of osteoporosis and fractures after menopause since it supports in maintaining bone mineral density.”

This International Women’s Day, Michelle wants to encourage menopausal women to consider taking up powerlifting for their physical benefits. She explains, “Women going through menopause can experience accelerated muscle loss from hormonal changes, but what many don’t know is that you can combat this with powerlifting.

Brightening Your Days: How to deal with Seasonal Affective Disorder

If shorter days and weather changes leave you feeling drained and blue, If you find yourself experiencing changes in mood, energy levels, or motivation during autumn and winter, you might be grappling with SAD or seasonal affective disorder. 

You need not worry, though, for there are numerous ways and coping mechanisms to help you navigate this challenging period. All you need to know is that you’re not alone; it is a very common form of depression that we’ve probably all experienced some time in our lives. So, read on to find out what seasonal affective disorder is, how it can affect you during the winter season, and what you can do to deal with it effectively.

What is seasonal affective disorder?

SAD is a form of depression or low mood that occurs in the autumn and lasts throughout the winter. That’s why you’ve probably heard it called winter depression. When you have SAD, you will experience “the blues” or a more downbeat mood as winter begins, with its shorter days. As the weather warms and the days become longer, your mood tends to improve and you feel lighter. 

What causes seasonal affective disorder?

Research has shown that SAD is linked to the reduction in sunlight, which is why it appears during the months of autumn and winter. Lack of sunlight disorients the hypothalamus- the base of the brain, which is responsible for a wide range of functions.

The malfunction of the hypothalamus leads to the disruption of the body’s circadian rhythm, the 24-hour clock that regulates how we function during sleeping and waking hours. This is probably due to the lowered levels of vitamin D, melatonin and serotonin, which are controlled by the hypothalamus. The lack of those precious hormones, along with the lack of Vitamin D, leads to feelings of depression, lack of energy and sleepiness, and the symptoms don’t stop here.

What are the symptoms of seasonal affective disorder?

Regardless of the causes of SAD, the signs and SAD symptoms typically include:

  • Low moods that don’t change
  • Feeling irritable, stressed, anxious or tearful
  • Avoiding socialising
  • Having difficulty concentrating
  • Increased appetite, particularly for carbohydrate-heavy foods
  • Gaining weight
  • Lethargy
  • Having tiredness or low energy
  • Lossing of interest in activities you used to enjoy

If you’ve experienced those symptoms, it’s time to alleviate them. Dealing with SAD might be difficult, but it is not impossible to beat. 

How to deal with seasonal affective disorder?

1. Consult a trusted healthcare professional

SAD needs to be diagnosed by a mental health or healthcare professional. So before you diagnose yourself, visit a healthcare professional you trust. The healthcare professional will do a screening to determine if you have SAD rather than another type of depression and guide you on the best ways to fight SAD.

2. Socialise

When we have SAD we simply don’t want to go out, and it’s normal since, in wintertime, we want to avoid the cold outside. But studies have found that there is a connection between emotional and social loneliness and depression so it is important to make an effort and stay connected with friends and family, even if it is difficult to meet in person.

Schedule a Google Meet with friends or call them on Viber. Try online activities such as board games or virtual movie nights. Joining online communities can also be a great way to stay connected. Consider taking advantage of virtual fitness classes or streaming your favourite shows together. Find ways to be creative with your virtual activities. Have fun and make memories together.

3. Exercise

Outdoor exercise is highly effective at alleviating SAD symptoms as it exposes the body to daylight. If it’s too cold to exercise outside, you can still hit the gym or use your home’s stationary bike. 

Generally, exercise is especially beneficial for people with mild to moderate depression, as it can boost their moods. It doesn’t matter what type of exercise you do, as long as it suits your body and you enjoy it. Therefore, if you can force yourself to start 15 to 20 minutes of walking, dancing, or yoga, it is sure to lift your spirit. Most importantly, you’ll be surprised to find out that you’ll get used to it. After a while, exercise will become your favourite activity since it releases endorphins that make you feel good. 

4. Increase your intake of Vitamin D

Make sure you get enough sunlight during the day, and incorporate vitamin D-rich foods into your diet. Salmon, mackerel, and sardines are the best sources of vitamin D, while other sources include egg yolks, red meat, and liver. You can also try a Vitamin D supplement, which makes it easier to manage and regulate intake levels, especially when natural sources or dietary changes aren’t sufficient to meet the body’s requirements. Alternatively, you can consider a Vitamin D injection which will help replenish quickly your vitamin levels and make you feel as good as new.

5. Increase your levels of serotonin and melatonin

There are lots of natural ways to boost serotonin and melatonin in your body. To increase melatonin, try foods like goji berries, cherries, salmon, or eggs. To increase your serotonin levels easily, consider taking a Vitamin B6 supplement.

6. Try phototherapy

According to the Mayo Clinic, with a phototherapy or light therapy box, you can alleviate the symptoms of SAD. A light therapy box mimics sunlight, causing a chemical change in the brain to lift your mood and ease other symptoms of SAD. All you have to do is sit in front of the light box for about 20 to 30 minutes within the first hour of waking up in the morning.

7. Indulge in a massage

Massage may help relieve the physical symptoms associated with depression, such as back pain, muscle aches, fatigue and sleeping problems. For example, a lava stone treatment combines relaxing warmth and refreshing coolness, encouraging the body to detox, re-energise, relax, and heal. 

8. Put a patch on

Wellness patches are the self-care innovation you should know. They provide your body with essential nutrients, plus they’re easy to apply. Need a boost? Pop on an energy patch and feel the power surge. Struggling to sleep? Let a sleep patch work its magic to lull you to sleep. These patches are simple, effective, and your body’s new best friends!

9. Use flaxseed oils

Flaxseed oils are high in omega-3 fatty acids and are known to improve mood status as they help to promote photon and electron activity within the body. Consult a healthcare professional for the option of using a flaxseed enema that leaves you with an enhanced feeling of calmness or a flaxseed oil supplement 

10. Maintain a schedule

Behavioral scientists believe that the most powerful tool in your arsenal is plan-making. Plan-making helps you deal with your problem by simply pushing yourself to follow through with your goals. So just keep a steady schedule of everything you do during the day. Program your sleeping schedule, work time, exercise and meals. 

In that way, you can tune your circadian rhythm and thus avoid overeating, improve your sleep and energy levels, and stay focused and productive throughout the day. Motivating yourself with it is the best thing you can do.

Bottom Line

Dealing with SAD is a journey that requires patience and self-compassion. With proper planning and execution, you will be able to manage your symptoms and reclaim your vitality. So don’t give up; start your journey to healing.

If you’ve enjoyed this blog post and you want to learn more about remaining energised and healthy, we suggest visiting our blog section for more interesting stories. You can contact us with any questions you might have, and we’ll be happy to assist you.

The Power of Seasonal Foods: A Guide to Boosting Energy Levels Naturally This Winter

Do you feel more tired during winter? As days get longer, colder gets sharper, and sun exposure reduces, it’s only natural to want to feel tired and want to stay in bed longer. But did you know that what you eat can impact your mood and overall mental well-being and help you get through all those days you feel sluggish? 

There is more to eating healthy than maintaining your body in shape; healthy eating also plays a crucial role in maintaining your mental health. So make sure you know the foods that can boost your energy levels and support your mood to put a new tool to combat down days.

Why is choosing seasonal foods better for you?

Seasonal eating means consuming only fruits and vegetables that are in the seasons for the geographic area you live in. This means eating apples and figs in the fall, grapefruit, lemons and oranges in the winter, avocados and mangos in the spring, tomatoes and berries in the summer, and so on.

In the days before science, you could only eat the fresh produce of the season when it grew best, since produce relied on weather and other natural conditions to grow. Today, you can find pretty much any fruit or vegetable you want, no matter what time of year it is. Unfortunately, it is not as healthy as eating seasonal produce.

Seasonal foods are fresher and have higher nutritional value because they are picked at their peak ripeness. They contain more vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants compared to produce that is picked early and artificially ripened during transportation.

Eating a variety of seasonal foods also allows you to diversify your diet, providing a range of different vitamins, minerals, and phytonutrients. By not taking the same nutrients while lacking, you help sustain energy and overall good health. Let’s explore some of the seasonal foods that can play a significant role in boosting your energy levels naturally.

Seasonal foods to eat during winter

As winter approaches, our bodies naturally crave warmth, more energy and comfort. Why not turn to nature’s bounty instead of coffee or energy drinks for a natural boost?

Make root vegetables a part of your diet

We’re rooting for root vegetables! These hearty vegetables grow underground and are harvested during the winter months. Roots are some of the most nutrient-dense vegetables around. They are a good source of several vitamins, iron, and fibres, and they’re packed with disease-fighting antioxidants. 

Carrots, onions, and potatoes are the most popular vegetables in this category, which also include beets, celery root, parsnips, radishes, and turnips. Incorporate these easy-to-cook, tasty and affordable vegetables into soups and stews, or roast them to create the most comforting meals that will keep you fueled. 

Embrace winter greens

Tasty leafy vegetables thrive in the winter months. Who doesn’t love spinach and kale? These winter greens contribute to better energy levels by supporting red blood cell production and enhancing oxygen transport in the body. 

Varieties such as lettuce, cabbage, and broccoli are packed with nutrients like iron, calcium, and vitamins A and K. They make great salads, stir-fries, and energy-boosting smoothies.

Enjoy seasonal fruits

Winter is the right time for citrus fruits such as grapefruits, mandarines, clementines and, of course, oranges.  They are rich in vitamin C, a powerful antioxidant that boosts immunity and improves iron absorption to support energy production.

Also, apples, apricots, blueberries and pears are a natural source of energy through their natural sugars and fibre content. Treat yourself to a snack or add them to baked goods for a healthy and tasty treat. These fruits are also low in calories, making them a great snack for those looking to maintain a healthy lifestyle.

Relish in nuts and seeds

Walnuts, chestnuts, and pumpkin seeds provide healthy fats, protein, vitamins and minerals.  They are also high in fibre and can help lower cholesterol levels. Nuts and seeds are also portable and can easily be added to snacks and breakfast meals to keep you feeling full and focused throughout the day.

Increase your intake of fish, eggs and cheese

Eggs, cheese, and fish fill your meal pack with vitamin B12, which boosts the normal functioning of the immune system and reduces fatigue and tiredness. By incorporating these items into your meals, you not only diversify your nutrient intake but also fortify your body against the winter’s taxing effects, promoting overall vitality and well-being.

Don’t forget your whole grains

Maintaining energy levels requires whole grains like quinoa, barley, brown rice, and oats. In addition to being rich in complex carbohydrates, they are also a good source of energy for the body. Besides fibre and vitamins, these grains also contain minerals and fibre that contribute to overall health and energy. For lasting energy and a healthy metabolism, include whole grains as a base or side dish in your meals.

What to incorporate and what to take out of your winter diet

Incorporating seasonal produce is important, but it is equally important to be mindful of certain dietary choices that might not be as beneficial during this time. It is also a great idea to try ingredients in new ways, combining unique flavours and straying from the usual recipes. So what do you need to incorporate and what should you take out of your diet in winter?

Avoid sugar and caffeine

We all love desserts and coffee, and when the cold makes us hungrier, we’re just looking for something tasty and accessible to eat to refuel. Yet, pastries, candy and coffee put too much sugar into your blood too quickly- which means that all the energy sugar is giving you it’s just for a short while. Then you get hungry again. 

So try switching your favourite chocolate bar for an apple. Healthy fats, natural sugar, and protein low in sugar take longer to digest, satisfy your hunger, and provide a steady energy supply.

Say no to cold drinks and fruit juices

Sodas like Cola or Sprite can lower the body’s defence system as it takes a lot more energy for the body to bring the temperature of the cold drink down to the body temperature. As a result, your body weakens and becomes prone to diseases. The same goes for fruit juices. Although they are healthy, they are not a good choice during winter, especially if they’re cold. So instead of cold drinks, sodas and juices, try a warm smoothie that will refresh you and keep you energised.

Cook comfort soups

Soups are magic. They are not just the ultimate comfort food, but they have far more benefits than you can imagine, and they are all backed by science. For starters, eating soup increases your energy levels as your body doesn’t consume energy for digestion. Studies have also shown that when eating soup, you reduce hunger and increase fullness as fibres increase feelings of satiety by delaying the stomach from emptying.

Last but not least, soup can help you stay hydrated and help cut calories at a meal.

Yet, the best about soups is that they are not boring at all. They are nutritious and tasty, especially when prepared with many ingredients. Winter is the best time to make that easy butternut squash soup, turkey pho or creamy vegetable chowder. You can also grab the opportunity to use up odd bits of leftover beans and vegetables in the refrigerator.

Make a smoothie

A warming, energising and nutrient-packed way to kickstart your day during the winter is with a smoothie. Pick your favourite seasonal ingredients and create your very own perfect smoothie.  

Blend orange and carrot juice with a bit of spinach, ginger, honey and turmeric to create the ultimate energy smoothie. Create the ultimate yummy smoothie by blending spinach, apples and nutmeg. You can also add some chia seeds for extra crunch and a boost of nutrition. Experiment with different ingredients and flavours to find the perfect smoothie for you.

Winternise your meals 

You don’t have to stray away from your favourite meals to eat healthy. You can simply winterise them by adding a few winter ingredients to your favourite dishes. From ginger spice to spinach and kale to citrus fruits and chestnuts, get in the kitchen and get creative. Try unfamiliar seasonal foods like Jerusalem artichokes, rutabaga and kohlrabi. You might discover a new favourite or find a new way to prepare an old favourite.

Try food supplements

If you’re leading a busy life and you don’t have time to cook, you can try food supplements such as Ashwagandha capsules to increase your intake of vitamin C and Vitamin B6 to help the body access stored energy. 

You can also consult a healthcare professional who can advise on which supplements you can take for maximum benefit or whether it’s best to follow a different route. For quicker results, they may recommend Vitamin B6 and C injections, which offer a direct and immediate means of replenishing your nutrient levels.

Embrace seasonal foods and stay true to them

Changing your eating habits is challenging. We know. But it’s worth it. Start with small steps and create a diet with ingredients and recipes that you love. Don’t force yourself to eat things. Remember, it takes time to change your eating habits, but in the end, it pays off. 
If you’ve enjoyed this blog post and you want to learn more about remaining energised and healthy, we suggest visiting our blog section for more interesting stories. You can contact us with any questions you might have, and we’ll be happy to assist you.

Vitamin IV Therapy

Coming soon to eternalbeing, we will be offering state-of-the-art Vitamin IV Therapy. Ahead of the treatment launch, we have put together this guide to tell you all about the incredible benefits of this innovative therapy.  Read on to learn how Vitamin IV therapy could uplift your life and revitalise your health.

What is vitamin IV therapy?

Vitamin IV therapy, or intravenous micronutrient therapy, administers a high dose of minerals and vitamins directly into the bloodstream. This therapy works by bypassing the skin so that the nutrients enter the body much faster, enabling rapid uptake of all the necessary nutrients in higher doses.

Why do you need vitamin IV therapy?

Vitamin IV therapy has been a treatment for several medical conditions, including fatigue, fibromyalgia, asthma, dehydration, hangovers and more. Through vitamin IV therapy, the body receives proper hydration, making you feel re-energised. The vitamin drips also help to remove toxins in the body that can cause problems and promote ageing. Certain vitamins, like Vitamin D injections, can help keep bones healthy and maintain a responsive immune system while elevating your mood.

What to expect from your visit

At eternal being, every patient will first have a consultation to assess their general health and lifestyle and identify any pre-existing medical conditions that could adversely affect the benefits of your IV Vitamin Therapy. Based on this information, we can plan your IV Therapy aiming to restore balance to both body and mind.

Upon arrival at your appointment for IV therapy, our healthcare professional will explain the procedure and answer any questions you might have. The procedure takes about 30 to 60 minutes.

Why choose eternalbeing for IV therapy?

Over the years at eternalbeing, we have developed a solid reputation founded on comfort, wellbeing and client satisfaction. Our comprehensive suite of treatments is designed to tackle an array of issues, from physical discomforts like constipation to mental health challenges such as stress and anxiety. Our ultimate goal is to help our clients restore their well-being.

If you want to take charge of your health and move towards a happier lifestyle, we suggest you book a medical appointment with us today. Our healthcare professionals construct a relaxed atmosphere throughout your visit. You have the option to select from a diverse team of male and female clinicians based on your personal preferences.

Additionally, our clinic is equipped with multiple treatment spaces to minimise wait times and allow you to experience the benefits of our treatments promptly. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Are there any side effects of IV therapy?

IV therapy is safe when administered by a professional in a carefully controlled clinical environment. Infections and air embolisms are more likely to occur when administered by unqualified providers or when protocols are not followed carefully.

How many IV therapy treatments are needed?

‍IV drip therapy will have a cumulative, regenerative effect on your skin, body and overall health. Regular IV treatments are recommended for sustained long-term results. eternalbeing will customise the most optimal IV treatment plan for you based on your health, lifestyle, and beauty goals. 

Typically, therapy involves weekly sessions for four initial IV infusions, followed by maintenance therapy every four weeks or as needed. However, specific treatment plans may be adjusted based on individual treatment goals and health conditions.

Can you do IV therapy while pregnant?

For pregnant women, being hydrated is important. IV therapy during pregnancy can help support your immune system as well, protecting against any future illnesses.

Wellness patches: the self-care innovation everyone you should know

Wellness patches have emerged as the hottest trend in wellbeing routine. Ever since Meghan Markle was spotted wearing an anti-stress patch, there has been a predictable surge in the demand for patches . Easy to use yet sophisticated, convenient yet efficient, wellness patches are turning heads in the world of self-care.  But what exactly are these patches, and how do they work?  In this article, we will discuss what wellness patches are, how they work, and the benefits of using them.

What are wellness patches?

Before diving into the rising trend of wellness patches, let’s first understand what they are. When you first see a wellness patch, it might look like a simple sticker or bandage. However, this simple sticker hides an advanced piece of health technology.

Designed for skin-friendly comfort and packed with various health supplements, a wellness patch is a transdermal patch that offers targeted and long-lasting effects. 

The patches are different from traditional patches that deliver medications or hormones, such as nicotine patches or birth control patches. Instead, wellness patches are designed to deliver vitamins, minerals, and other beneficial ingredients such as vitamin B12, magnesium, melatonin, and GABA.

Through innovative engineering, these patches have been formulated to release their ingredients at a controlled pace, allowing for better absorption and longer-lasting effects. 

They come in a range of sizes and styles, from single-use to multi-day options. They are easy to apply and can be placed discreetly on the body for sustained delivery.

How do wellness patches work?

Wellness patches work by delivering ingredients through small pores in the skin and enter the bloodstream directly, increasing the bioavailability of the ingredients. This method of delivery is called transdermal and offers a number of benefits compared to traditional oral supplements. 

This delivery method bypasses the digestive system, offering quicker results while enabling precise targeting, as it ensures that the ingredients are directly delivered to the specific area of the body where they are needed most.

Why are wellness patches gaining popularity?

The surging popularity of patches can be attributed to their remarkable convenience. You don’t need to remember multiple pills or prepare special drinks; applying a patch to your skin is incredibly straightforward. This simplicity is a game-changer for individuals with busy schedules who struggle with more complex supplement regimens.

The compact size of wellness patches makes them perfect for those on the move. Whether you’re at work, travelling, or simply out and about, you can effortlessly carry a patch in your bag or pocket, ensuring that your well-being isn’t sacrificed when you’re away from home.

What are the different types of wellness patches?

There are various types of wellness patches designed to address specific health and well-being needs.

Sleep Patches

Sleep patches are formulated to promote better sleep quality and help with issues like insomnia or disrupted sleep patterns. Packed with natural ingredients such as herbal extracts, they help your body unwind and get ready for revitalising sleep.

Stress-Relief & Anxiety Patches (CBD16)

Stress-relief patches often contain ingredients like calming herbal extracts to help reduce stress and anxiety, enabling you to continue your day with a more focused and peaceful mindset.

Energy Patches

Designed to boost energy levels without the need for an endless supply of coffee, these patches may contain ingredients like caffeine, B-vitamins, or adaptogenic herbs.  Unlike energy drinks or shots, the gradual release of ingredients from energy patches aims to provide a steady boost throughout the day.

Pain Relief Patches (CBD50 & CBD16)

Pain relief patches such as CBD patches  or Bio-magnetic typically contain analgesic or anti-inflammatory ingredients to alleviate localised pain or discomfort. They all contain natural CBD  designed to reduce inflammation and joint/muscle pain, as well as reduce anxiety.

Hangover patches

Hangover patches  are enriched vitamins to aid in recovery after a night out! They help minimise tiredness, nausea and headaches by restoring your body’s depleted nutrients through your skin.

Weight Management Patches

Formulated to support weight loss efforts, weight management patches such as Keto patches contain ingredients such as Fucus, 5-HTP, Hoodia, and Guarana that help with appetite control or metabolism. 

Focus Patches

Focus patches include ingredients such as Ginkgo Biloba, known to enhance mental clarity, focus, and cognitive performance. Whether you are studying or working, keep your mind performing at its best.

Immunity Support Patches

Immunity support patches contain vitamins, minerals, and herbal extracts known for their immune-boosting properties, strengthening your defenses and keeping you healthy.

Sexual Wellness Patches

Sexual Wellness patches contain ingredients such as Ginseng and saw Palmetto to support sexual health and vitality when needed. This specialised formulation aims to provide effective support in this crucial aspect of well-being.

Health Patches

Designed to help with different conditions are tailored to address various specific health concerns. This includes specialised patches designed for issues like bladder discomfort, menopausal symptoms, and prostate health. Each patch is formulated with targeted ingredients to provide effective support for these specific conditions.

What are the key considerations when selecting wellness patches?

When selecting, you should carefully review the ingredient list and choose patches that clearly disclose their contents and can prevent potential allergic reactions or interactions with other medications.

Seek out patches that have undergone thorough testing for both effectiveness and safety. While opting for cheaper alternatives may be tempting, it’s important to remember that quality often comes with a price. Third-party testing offers an extra layer of assurance that the patches under consideration are both safe and effective. Finally, make sure to consult a healthcare professional to make sure that you’ve made the right choice for you.

The future of self-care is here

Wellness patches are revolutionising our approach to self-care. Their ease of use, adaptability, and cutting-edge delivery mechanism are appealing for individuals seeking a contemporary and pragmatic approach to boosting their well-being. So, why not take a moment to explore the options and discover a wellness patch that suits you? Your future self will be grateful.

Winter skincare guide: How to protect your skin during winter

Have you ever noticed that your skin in winter tends to be drier and flakier? As weather changes, cold air, indoor heat, and low humidity levels can all take all the moisture from the skin, leaving it looking dull.

To shield against the cold weather’s effects, such as dryness and flakiness, a few tweaks to your winter skincare routine might be in order. The good news? You won’t need an entirely new, lavish routine; just a handful of dermatologist-backed tips will suffice to ensure you and your skin stay protected until the arrival of spring.

Understanding and unlocking your skin’s seasonal rhythms

Your skin changes along with the seasons, responding differently to different temperatures and a wide array of other factors throughout the changes which each year brings. The skin also follows its own cyclical patterns, renewing itself approximately once a month. This is why periodic skincare rituals are so important.

Beauty rituals span from relatively simple to extremely personalised and sophisticated. Yet, no matter how many products and steps they feature, they are an essential moment of self-care and self-pampering. As long as you follow a mindful skincare routine, you can expect to see noticeable improvements in your skin’s texture, tone, and overall health.

What should your skincare ritual include for winter?

“Should I moisturise more often?”  “How should I change my skincare routine?” These are all questions we get asked at eternalbeing. Every part of our body needs a different treatment, so here are some useful tips for different areas.


First, ditch your soap for a gentle cleanser with a moisturiser. Look for face cleansers labelled ‘for sensitive skin’ or ‘dye free’ and ‘fragrance-free” with ingredients like hyaluronic acid, ceramides, oils, shea butter, and oats”.

Make sure to also switch out your light summer moisturisers for a CBD cream, which gives your skin the deep and long-lasting hydration it needs; and don’t forget your eyes. The skin around your eyes is thinner than the rest of the face, which makes it even more vulnerable to the cold.

Applying a CBD age control eye cream twice daily will give your eyes the necessary care. 

During the day, 20 minutes before you go out, apply your sunscreen or moisturising cream with SPF protection. While you may not feel sun rays as warm as during summer, UV rays break down your skin cells, accelerating ageing. Also, banish dry lips and maintain a perfectly pampered pout by applying lip balm or butter several times throughout the day.

As part of your nighttime routine, cleanse your face diligently before bed. Follow up with the application of a nourishing winter night cream and a dedicated eye cream to guarantee continuous moisturisation throughout the night. This will help keep your skin hydrated and refreshed when you wake up in the morning.


Your body, just like your face, needs extra moisture to offset the impact of cold temperatures, so you need to start thinking about natural butter and calming botanical extracts. 

First thing in the morning, get into the shower and shower with a nourishing scrub that leaves your skin softer and glower.  One of the best ways to exfoliate and simultaneously invigorate your mind and body is using CBD Bath Salts. Keep your body nourished with oils and natural butter such as shea butter and aloe. 

Cold air, humidity and over-washing make your hands dry out. The skin there is thin with few oil glands, making it easy for them to age prematurely. Make a point of moisturising a few times a day to fight the drying effects, and by no means neglect to wear gloves. 

As part of your evening wind-down, take a moment to soak in a soothing lukewarm bath for about 10 minutes to replenish moisture. Additionally, treat yourself to a calming foot massage to alleviate the day’s hustle and bustle. These simple self-care rituals can help you relax and rejuvenate before bedtime.


It can be challenging to maintain healthy hair in winter.  Before you go out, wear a hat to protect against the cold and damp. If you’re at home and have turned up the heat, use a humidifier to add moisture to the air and use a conditioning spray to fight frizzy hair.

To further nurture your hair, try reducing the frequency of washes and opt for a weekly conditioning treatment. When you do wash your hair, use lukewarm water and finish with a cold rinse for added shine. Overnight, rejuvenate your hair’s moisture levels with a specialised hair mist. Its quick-absorbing formula efficiently replenishes what the day has taken away, leaving your hair refreshed and revitalised come morning. These steps contribute to healthy, lustrous locks.

How can you enhance your winter skincare routine?

If you want to elevate your winter skincare routine, our top 6 tips will help you cocoon and protect your skin.

1. Consume seasonal plants

If you want glowing skiing during winter, you must include seasonal produce and follow a plant- based diet. Add avocados, grapefruit, olive oil, spinach, sweet potatoes, almonds and green tea to your diet. Likewise, omega-3 fatty acids, known for their anti-inflammatory properties, can be beneficial for maintaining skin hydration and combating dryness.

2. Take a facial diagnosis

Facial Diagnosis is a thorough naturopathic assessment aimed at uncovering key insights, including how your genetic makeup, upbringing, lifestyle, stress levels, and nutrition have collectively shaped your current state and appearance. This comprehensive analysis gives you valuable insights into what changes may be necessary to attain a heightened level of vitality and overall well-being during different seasons as well.

3. Stay Hydrated

During winter, adjusting your skincare routine is crucial to combat the harsh, drying effects of the cold weather. Often confused with keeping your skin moisturised, staying hydrated is very different.  Water is necessary for transporting nutrients, detoxicating the body, as well as maintaining a proper body temperature.  So make sure to drink plenty of water to protect your skin from drying and keep its youthful, glowing look.

4. Indulge in a massage

A relaxing body or face massage during the winter will improve blood circulation, making you feel not only relaxed but also revitalised while leaving your skin smoother and softer. Opt for a lava shells massage that is ideal as a winter treatment to give added warmth.

5. Invest in a humidifier to maximise moisture

During winter, investing in a humidifier is a game-changer for your skin’s hydration. The dry indoor air can zap moisture from your skin, leading to dryness and irritation. A humidifier helps replenish the air with much-needed moisture, keeping your skin hydrated and comfortable.

6. Wear non-irritating clothing

During winter, investing in a humidifier is a game-changer for your skin’s hydration. The dry indoor air can zap moisture from your skin, leading to dryness and irritation. A humidifier helps replenish the air with much-needed moisture, keeping your skin hydrated and comfortable.

7. Avoid extreme cold

It’s crucial to avoid exposing your skin to extreme cold whenever possible. Harsh winter winds and freezing temperatures can quickly lead to chapping and dryness. When heading outdoors, make sure to bundle up with protective layers and wear gloves and a scarf to shield your skin from the harsh elements. This proactive approach will go a long way in preserving your skin’s natural moisture and preventing winter-related skin woes.

8. Replenish the essentials

To further fortify your winter skincare regimen, consider replenishing essential nutrients through supplements and wellness patches. Vitamin D, for instance, tends to be in short supply during winter due to reduced sun exposure. Incorporating a high-quality vitamin D supplement or a vitamin D injection can help support your skin’s health and overall well-being.Additionally, wellness patches offer a convenient and targeted approach to address specific health needs. From stress relief to immune support, these patches deliver essential nutrients directly through the skin, ensuring efficient absorption.

A final word on healthy winter skin

Recognising that your skin is in a perpetual state of flux, influenced by both internal and external elements, underscores the importance of mindful care. It responds dynamically to the passage of time, your daily habits, and the external surroundings it encounters. To truly champion your skin’s health and vitality, it’s imperative to reevaluate your choices and refine your skincare routine. This proactive approach not only addresses current needs but also lays a foundation for long-term skin resilience and radiance.

Happy Hormones Guide: How to boost your happy hormones

Everyone has days that get you down. We all go through periods when we might not feel confident or our mood plummets. For some, these periods might last a couple of days, for others weeks and for some even months.

Scientists have long researched what biologically affects our moods and found that four essential hormones impact our happiness and well-being. While it may be things out of your control that are causing you to feel stressed or depressed, there are things you can do to boost your mood naturally. In this comprehensive guide, we help you discover ways to uplift yourself and get yourself feeling your usual self.

What are the happy hormones?

Hormones are chemicals produced by different glands of the body that travel through the bloodstream and act as transmitters, regulating many bodily functions.

Consequently, happy hormones are the hormones that promote positive feelings, including happiness and pleasure.  The four main “happy hormones” are:

  • Dopamine: Dopamine is a neurotransmitter that is responsible for feelings of pleasure, motivation, and reward. It is released when we do something we enjoy, such as eating, having sex, or exercising.
  • Serotonin: Serotonin is a neurotransmitter that helps to regulate mood, sleep, appetite, and pain. This is why low serotonin levels are linked to depression, anxiety, and sleep problems.
  • Endorphins: Endorphins are hormones that act as natural painkillers. They are released in response to pain or stress and can also be released during activities such as exercise, meditation, and laughter.
  • Oxytocin: Oxytocin is a hormone that is released during social bonding, such as hugging, kissing, and childbirth. It is known as the “love hormone” because it promotes feelings of trust, empathy, and bonding.

How can you boost your happy hormones naturally?


About 95% of the body’s serotonin is produced in the gut, which helps regulate bowel movements, secretions, and pain sensations. Serotonin is released from enterochromaffin cells in the lining of the gut, and these cells also release other chemicals, such as histamine and gastrin, which help to control digestion. Serotonin binds to receptors on nerve endings in the intestinal wall, sending signals to the brain and other body parts.

Serotonin plays a role in the following digestive functions:

  • Motility: Serotonin helps regulate food movement through the digestive tract. It does this by stimulating the contraction of smooth muscle in the gut.
  • Secretion: Serotonin helps to regulate the secretion of fluids and enzymes in the gut. As a result, food is broken down, and nutrients are absorbed.
  • Pain sensation: Serotonin plays a role in pain perception in the gut. It does this by blocking pain signals from reaching the brain.

This is why Serotonin is believed to play a significant role in various conditions, including in Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), a very common condition that affects the digestive tract. IBS is characterised by symptoms such as abdominal pain, bloating, constipation, and diarrhoea. 

In people with IBS, there is often an imbalance in serotonin levels in the gut. This imbalance can lead to increased pain perception, decreased mobility, and altered secretions. 

If you need to improve serotonin levels in the gut, there are several ways. These include:

  • Eating a healthy diet: A diet rich in fibre and low in processed foods can help improve serotonin levels.
  • Getting regular exercise: Exercise helps to increase serotonin levels in the brain and the gut.
  • Managing stress: Stress can lower serotonin levels. Finding ways to manage stress, such as yoga, meditation, relaxation massages or hypnotherapy, can help to improve serotonin levels.
  • Spending time in nature: Nature reduces anxiety, stress, and other negative emotions, and when you are outside, the fresh air can help raise oxygen levels in your brain, which increases serotonin levels.
  • Taking supplements: There are several supplements that can help to increase serotonin levels, such as 5-HTP and L-tryptophan. You can also take Vitamin B6 supplements. However, talking to your doctor before taking any supplements is important.

If you are experiencing digestive problems, seeing a health professional to rule out any underlying medical conditions is critical.

There are also certain foods that can help boost serotonin levels:

Dark chocolate: Dark chocolate contains high levels of cocoa, which is a good source of magnesium and phenylethylamine. Magnesium is a mineral that helps regulate mood, while phenylethylamine is a compound that has mood-boosting effects.

Nuts and seeds: Nuts and seeds are a good source of tryptophan, an amino acid that is used to produce serotonin. Some good choices include almonds, walnuts, and pumpkin seeds.

Fish: Fish is a great source of omega-3 fatty acids, which are essential for brain health. Omega-3 fatty acids help to improve mood and cognitive function. Some good choices include salmon, tuna, and mackerel.

Eggs: Eggs are a good source of protein and tryptophan. They also contain vitamin B12, which is important for mood regulation.

Bananas: Bananas are a good source of potassium and magnesium, both of which are important for mood regulation. They also contain tryptophan.

Yoghurt: Yoghurt is a good source of probiotics, which are live bacteria that are beneficial for gut health. Gut health is linked to mood, so eating yoghurt can help to boost serotonin levels.

Whole grains: Whole grains are a good source of fibres, which are essential for gut health. They also contain B vitamins, which are important for mood regulation.

Berries: Berries are a good source of antioxidants, which can help to improve mood. They also contain vitamin C, which improves brain health.

Green leafy vegetables: Green leafy vegetables are a good source of magnesium for mood regulation. They also contain folate, which is vital for brain health.

By making some simple changes to your diet and lifestyle, you can help to boost your serotonin levels and improve your mood.


The brain releases the hormone dopamine when we expect a reward. When your brain begins to link an activity, such as sex or a favourite hobby, such as shopping or an item like your favourite food, to a rewarding feeling, the mere anticipation of it can cause your brain to release dopamine. 

Dopamine helps to:

  • Feel reward and pleasure: One of the most well-known functions of dopamine is its role in the brain’s reward system. It’s often called the “feel-good” neurotransmitter because it’s released when we experience pleasure or reward. Eating delicious food, engaging in enjoyable hobbies, or receiving positive feedback can trigger dopamine release. 
  • Encourage motivation and goal-oriented behaviour: Dopamine is associated with motivation and the drive to pursue goals. When you achieve a set goal, dopamine is released, which gives you a sense of accomplishment and encourages you to keep working toward your targets. Low dopamine levels can lead to decreased motivation and difficulty concentrating.
  • Regulate your mood: Dopamine is involved in regulating mood and emotional responses. Imbalances in dopamine levels have been associated with various mental health conditions, including depression, schizophrenia, and addiction. Drugs that affect dopamine transmission can alter mood and emotional states.
  • Maximise focus: Steady dopamine levels are essential for maintaining focus and attention on tasks. People with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) often have imbalances in dopamine; this is why medications used to treat ADHD work by increasing dopamine activity in the brain.
  • Regulate sleep: Dopamine helps regulate the sleep-wake cycle. Low dopamine levels can lead to sleep disturbances, while balanced dopamine activity is necessary for a healthy sleep pattern. If you have trouble sleeping you can try a sleep patch, a relatively new form of treatment that could make all the difference in getting a good night’s rest.
  • Regulate appetite and food intake: Dopamine regulates appetite and food intake. It can influence both hunger and the pleasure gained from eating.

Dopamine deficiency can have negative effects on your physical and mental well-being. Parkinson’s disease, restless legs syndrome, depression, schizophrenia, and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are all linked to low levels of dopamine. 

If you need to boost your dopamine levels, there are certain types of foods that can support the production of this happy hormone. Food that is rich in protein and tyrosine is the most beneficial for boosting the production of the hormone.  For those of you who have meat-free diets, there’s no need to worry, as both protein and tyrosine can be found in other foods besides meat. These are: 

  • Protein-Rich Foods: Protein provides the amino acids needed for synthesising dopamine. You should include lean protein sources, such as chicken, turkey, fish, and lean beef in your diet. If you’re vegetarian, tofu and legumes are great substitutes that give off the same effects.
  • Tyrosine-Rich Foods: Tyrosine is an amino acid and a precursor to dopamine. Foods high in tyrosine include lean meats, dairy products, nuts, seeds, and soy products.
  • Leafy Greens: Spinach, kale, and other leafy greens are high in folate, which is vital for producing dopamine receptors in the brain.
  • Nuts and Seeds: Almonds, peanuts, pumpkin seeds, and sunflower seeds are good sources of tyrosine and can be included in a dopamine-boosting diet.
  • Bananas: Bananas contain a precursor to dopamine called L-dopa, which can support dopamine production in the brain. They also contain vitamins and minerals that are important for overall brain health.
  • Avocado: Avocados are particularly good for increasing dopamine. They are rich in tyrosine and provide healthy fats that support brain function. It’s a nutritious addition to a dopamine-friendly diet.

There are other ways that you can naturally encourage the production of dopamine. These are: 

  • Improve your sleep schedule: Sleep quality has a massive impact on your mood. Everyone knows a bad night can easily ruin the next day right until your head hits your pillow again. Ensuring you get enough sleep is vital for regulating your dopamine levels and other hormones. You should aim to get between 7-9 hours of sleep each night. If you can’t get enough sleep you may want to try a sleep patch or a valerian supplement.
  • Set achievable goals: As we have said, dopamine is released when we achieve our goals, and it motivates us, so by setting small achievable goals, you will release dopamine when you complete them. This should motivate you when it comes to more significant tasks.
  • Socialise more: Spending time with friends cheers everyone up. This is because positive social interactions and bonding with friends and loved ones can lead to increased dopamine production. If you’re ever feeling low, take a moment out of your day to catch up with your friends and family, even if it’s just a quick call or text.
  • Steer clear of addictions: Avoid addictive behaviours and substances like excessive caffeine, nicotine, or alcohol. These can lead to dopamine imbalances and dependency, which can cause severe damage to your health and mental well-being. It should go without saying that recreational drugs are a no-go in general, but when it comes to dopamine, they can give you a much more powerful rush than what occurs naturally, which your body cannot keep up with. This leads to a dependency that will lead to serious harm. 
  • Do things you enjoy: Pursue creative hobbies and activities that you enjoy. Whether it’s art, music, writing, or any other form of creative expression, these activities can boost dopamine levels. When you engage in activities you genuinely take pleasure in, like listening to your favourite music, watching a funny movie, or beating your favourite video game, your brain releases dopamine. 


Oxytocin is a potent hormone commonly called the “love hormone” or “the cuddle hormone” as it plays a massive role in bonding. When we hug, kiss and are sexually intimate, it is released to strengthen our bonds with our partners. It’s also the hormone that helps mothers bond with their babies, as it is produced during childbirth and breastfeeding. While oxytocin is powerful, it doesn’t magically alter our behaviour and make us fall in love. It just boosts the positive feelings we get from feeling close and secure. 

Oxytocin helps to:

  • Lower Blood Pressure: Oxytocin lowers our blood pressure and helps us to relax, which helps us deal better with stress as it also lowers levels of the stress hormone cortisol. 
  • Give Birth: Oxytocin production is triggered when a parent goes into labour. Its main function is to aid in childbirth. As the vagina and cervix begin to widen for childbirth, oxytocin causes the contractions to help the baby move through the birth canal. It also plays a key role in regulating and controlling processes that ensure a safe birth. 
  • Breastfeed: Oxytocin’s secondary function is to stimulate the contractions of the breast tissue to aid with breastfeeding by making it easier for the milk to flow once a baby is born. This is commonly known as the “let-down reflex”.
  • Regulate appetite: Oxytocin can affect our appetite and eating behaviour. Scientists have discovered that the hormone reduces activity in the area of our brain that controls our hunger and stimulates our impulse control.
  • Provide anti-inflammatory effects: It has been found that oxytocin has anti-inflammatory properties that help our bodies fight inflammation. It can prevent autoimmune diseases caused by chronic inflammation from arising. These qualities also mean that oxytocin plays a part in making our wounds heal quicker. 

Autism spectrum disorders and depression have been linked to low levels of oxytocin. It has been suggested that boosting oxytocin levels may help to treat social phobia, depression and anger problems. So, just like dopamine, there are some foods that can help your oxytocin production. These are:

Foods that are rich in vitamins A and B: These foods are particularly good for giving your oxytocin a lift. Some food suggestions that fit this category include carrots, fish, dairy products, spinach, leeks and parsley.

Water: staying hydrated is a big factor in our overall health, and keeping your hormones happy is no different. It is recommended to drink 8 glasses of water daily to stay well.

Foods that are high in Omega 3: Don’t think this means you have to eat a lot of fish to improve your oxygen levels. There are also other options when it comes to omega-3-rich food, such as olives and walnuts.

Cereals: Another great addition to your diet is lots of cereals and grains, as they also grow your oxytocin levels.

Eggs and other dairy and proteins: Egg is a brilliant source of protein that will help improve your oxytocin levels. They are incredibly healthy and full of nutrients. Eating just one egg a day will help you see an improvement in your well-being. Red meat, poultry, lentils, beans, chickpeas and quinoa are other great sources of protein that can benefit you.

Chamomile: Chamomile has long been used as a natural remedy, but studies have shown that it actually works to calm us down by activating the same part of our brain that anti-anxiety drugs do. Chamomile has been shown to increase oxytocin while lowering cortisol. 

Besides improving your diet, there are also other ways you improve your oxytocin levels, including

  • Spending time with your pet: Spending time cuddling with your furry friends is a great (and cute) way to boost your happiness. Studies have shown that stroking cats and dogs relieves stress. A study by the University of Tokyo found that stroking a cat’s fur releases oxytocin.
  • Basking in the sun: Vitamin D naturally increases your oxytocin levels, so relaxing in the sun is a simple way to lift your mood. Low levels of vitamin D have been linked to anxiety, depression and poor sleep quality. Alternatively, you can take Vitamin D supplements.
  • Aromatherapy: Some aromatherapy oils have been shown to have a positive effect on lowering our stress and heightening our oxytocin. Jasmine oil and clary sage oil are both good for making us feel relaxed by reducing cortisol and boosting our happy hormones. 


Endorphins play a crucial role in how we experience pain and pleasure and are often called “feel-good” hormones or neurotransmitters. For example, when you get a paper cut, endorphins are released to block pain and ease discomfort temporarily. They are also released when we experience something we enjoy, like eating our favourite foods, exercising and laughing. 

Endorphins help you:

  • Regulate Pain: The main role of Endorphins is to regulate pain. When you hurt yourself, your brain releases endorphins to block the pain. They bind to receptors in the brain and spinal cord, reducing the level of pain and discomfort you feel. This natural pain relief helps you endure challenging situations or recover from injuries.
  • Increase Pleasure: Endorphins are also responsible for feelings of pleasure and euphoria. They can create a sense of well-being and even a “high” in some cases. Activities that stimulate endorphin release, such as exercise, laughter, or even certain foods, can improve mood and a sense of happiness.
  • Reduce Stress: Endorphins are highly important in reducing stress. When you feel anxious, they are released to help calm your mind and alleviate stress. This is why activities like meditation, yoga, massages, hypnotherapy or deep breathing exercises are often recommended for stress management, as they can trigger the release of endorphins.
  • Support your immune system: Endorphins also regulate the immune system. They can boost the immune response to infections by interacting with immune cells and increasing their activity.

Low levels of endorphins may increase the risk of unintentional weight loss. It also increases body aches and pains, depression and anxiety, while it is also associated with fibromyalgia, a condition that causes chronic pain throughout your body.

There are no specific foods that will help boost your endorphins. However, proteins like lean meats, poultry, fish, beans, and legumes provide amino acids important for producing neurotransmitters, including those involved in mood regulation. As mentioned before, eating dark chocolate can also have a positive effect, as it contains compounds that can promote the release of endorphins. 

The best advice is to follow a balanced diet with plenty of fruit and veg because your overall health contributes greatly to your mood. You can think of the following way as the means of increasing your endorphins:

  • Exercise: Physical activity is one of the most effective ways to increase endorphin levels. It is one of the most recommended ways to improve your mood instantly. Aerobic exercise like running, cycling, dancing or even weight training can cause a surge of endorphins to be released. This intense feeling is often referred to as a “runner’s high.” Even moderate exercise, like brisk walking, can positively impact your mood.
  • Laughter: It’s often said that laughter is the best medicine, and it’s not wrong. Laughter is a natural way to stimulate endorphin release. Watching a funny movie, spending time with friends who make you laugh, or engaging in activities that amuse you can all trigger laughter and boost endorphins. Some people even take laughter therapy sessions to work through their problems with the help of laughter (and endorphins) to get them through. 
  • Massage: Treating yourself to a spa day might be a good idea, as getting a relaxing massage can release endorphins, which provide relaxation and pain relief. The physical manipulation of muscles and tissues can stimulate these feel-good chemicals
  • Meditation and Deep Breathing: Mindfulness, meditation, and deep breathing exercises can help reduce stress and promote relaxation. As stress decreases, your body is less likely to release stress-related chemicals and more likely to produce endorphins. 

Listen to your favourite tunes: Listening to your favourite music, especially upbeat and lively tunes, can boost your mood and potentially increase endorphin levels. Dancing along can also help to boost your mood. While boogying to the radio in the kitchen while you get ready for work may appear embarrassing, it actually does good for you in the same way exercising does, so don’t be afraid to let loose!

Wrapping up

Dopamine, serotonin, endorphins, and oxytocin promotes happiness and pleasure while reducing depression and anxiety. If you want to boost these feel-good hormones you can boost them easily by changing your diet and doing activities that make you happy!

If you’re having difficulty regulating your mood, contact us to talk with our healthcare expert, who can recommend therapies or treatments that may help.

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Plant-based diet: How to consume 30 different plant foods over a week

You might be familiar with the idea that in order to strengthen your overall health and wellness, you need to be following a  plant-based diet.

There are trillions of microorganisms in our gut microbiome, and a healthy gut microbiome consists of many different bacterial species. Having a more diverse gut microbiome results in a more stable, resilient microbial community that protects our health and immunity more effectively, and you can change your gut microbiota within a week by eating the right foods.

Changing your diet to incorporate more plant-based food may feel a little overwhelming at the beginning, as most of us are not used to consuming plants daily. However, with a little planning and preparation, you can easily incorporate 30 different plant foods. Here are 7 easy steps on how to reach your weekly goal.

1. Pick the right 30 plants to consume over a week

First of all, you need to select a combination of the plants you find delicious to consume over a week.  Curate a diverse selection that includes various food groups, and mixes proteins, whole grains, fruits, and vegetables. Here are 30 different plant-based foods that you can include in your weekly diet.


Fruits have many essential nutrients that many people don’t get enough of. Some examples include potassium, fibre, vitamin C, and folate. A great way to get a lot of nutrients in a short amount of time is juices and smoothies. They are easy to make and can be enjoyed on the go, so they are the easiest way to increase your weekly intake of 30 plant foods. Here are some fruits you should try:

  • Apples
  • Bananas
  • Berries 
  • Citrus fruits
  • Grapes
  • Melons
  • Peaches
  • Pears
  • Pineapples
  • Plums
  • Raspberries
  • Strawberries
  • Watermelons


Vegetables contain many vitamins and minerals that are good for your health. Many of these are antioxidants and may reduce the risk of many diseases: vitamin A (beta-carotene) and vitamin C. Salads are a great way to increase your intake of plant foods, and they don’t have to be boring. Add vegetables with fruits, whole grains and imaginative dressings such as tahini, Caesar sauce or vinaigrette, and enjoy! Listed below are some vegetables you might like:

  • Artichokes
  • Asparagus
  • Avocados
  • Broccoli
  • Brussels sprouts
  • Carrots
  • Celery
  • Cucumbers
  • Eggplant
  • Leafy greens (such as kale, spinach, and collard greens)
  • Mushrooms
  • Onions
  • Peppers
  • Potatoes
  • Pumpkins
  • Squash
  • Tomatoes
  • Courgettes  


Providing lots of fibre, vitamins, and minerals, legumes are beneficial to the gut and skin health. Search your local supermarket for tasty, ready-made vegetable dishes, such as hummus dips, baked beans, tofu, veggie burgers, Mexican foods, falafel balls, and Indian dhals. Don’t forget legumes make seriously good soups to help you get through the colder months. Here are some tasty legumes to try today:

  • Black beans
  • Kidney beans
  • Lentils
  • Chickpeas
  • Soybeans
  • Peas 


Brown rice, quinoa, oats, whole wheat pasta, whole wheat bread-complex carbohydrates, dietary fibre, several B vitamins, and minerals (iron, magnesium, and selenium).

Nuts and seeds

Nuts and seeds are a source of protein, healthy fats (a higher proportion of polyunsaturated fats) and fibre. They are also the source of minerals such as magnesium, potassium, calcium, plant iron and zinc, vitamins B1, B2, B3 and vitamin E. You can consume them during meals or add them to your breakfast yoghurt or salad to add extra taste to your meals. Nuts and seeds to give a try:

  • Almonds
  • Cashews
  • Peanuts
  • Pecans
  • Pistachios
  • Pumpkin seeds
  • Sesame seeds
  • Sunflower seeds-

Herbs and spices

Could you imagine that herbs and spaces are a good source of antioxidants, including flavonoids, carotenoids, and vitamin C? Several herbs and spices, including ginger, cinnamon, and peppermint, can improve digestion by alleviating nausea, indigestion, and constipation. Others, such as rosemary and sage, have improved memory, concentration, and mood by improving brain health. Herbs and spices elevate all your meals and also make excellent marinades. Try these today:

  • Basil
  • Cinnamon
  • Garlic
  • Ginger
  • Oregano
  • Rosemary
  • Thyme

2. Break down your meals

Breaking down your meals to incorporate 30 different plants over a week can be achieved through thoughtful planning and creativity. Here’s a simple guide to help you accomplish this goal. It’s important to note that you don’t have to eat all 30 foods in one week. Just aim to include a variety of different plant-based foods in your diet as often as possible.

Here are some ideas for how to incorporate these foods into your diet:

  • Breakfast: Start your day with an energising bowl of oatmeal with berries and nuts or a smoothie made with fruits, vegetables, and yoghurt.
  • Lunch: There is no need to make salads simple. Create a salad with your favourite vegetables or even grilled vegetables. Add fruits for taste, tuna or chicken for protein and nuts for crunchiness. Experiment with your dressing, from Aceto Balsamico to a Ranch sauce; your options are endless. You can accompany it with a hot lentil soup
  • Dinner: you could have roasted vegetables with quinoa or a pasta dish with vegetables and beans.

Snacks: Snack on fruits, vegetables, nuts, or seeds throughout the day. Make a simple fruit salad, and If you love chocolate, why not try adding melted chocolate?

3. Be creative with your cooking

There are endless ways to prepare plant-based foods, so don’t be afraid to experiment. You can even explore different cultures, as there are many delicious plant-based foods from around the world. From the aromatic spices of Indian curries to the vibrant flavours of Mediterranean mezze, plant-based cuisines offer a variety of flavours and textures that will make you look forward to your next meal.

4. Add supplements and patches to your diet

You may be missing out on some essential nutrients if you eat only plant-based foods alone, like vitamin B12 and D3. By supplementing these nutrients in your diet, you’ll ensure that your body gets everything it needs to stay healthy. You can try ginger capsules or a supplement with fibres as an aid to digestion and aid your immune system with Immuno Strength, a delicious blend of elderberry, rosehip and blackcurrant concentrates. You can also try an innovative Bio-Magnetic Patch too.

5. Make it social

Eating with friends and family can make it more fun to try new foods. The more often you eat with others, the more likely you are to enjoy your food. Just have fun when you cook, mix ingredients, find ideas from world cuisines, and simply think outside the box.

5. Don’t be afraid to ask for help.

If you’re not sure where to start, talk to a registered dietitian or other healthcare professional. Contact us today to talk with our healthcare expert, who can help start living healthier.

Bottom Line

Eating a 30-plant diet can be a great way to improve your health and well-being. So what are you waiting for? Start incorporating more plant-based foods into your diet today! Once you get started on your journey to good gut health, you will find that increasing the consumption of plant-based foods and incorporating 30 different plant foods becomes second nature: it’s simple, tasty, and effective.

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