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How To Balance Hormones Naturally Part 2

Contributor: Primally PurePhotographer: Primally Pure For more on our Hormone Balancing Series with Caroline Potter, start with Part 1 (all about eliminating toxins) and check out Part 3 (all about food and how it relates to our hormones). We’ve all been there, fallen into the lie that more is better — more hustle, more coffee, more clients is the answer. Hand raised right here, I am guilty too! We as a society in general have glorified the hustle, the busy, the stress so much that quite often we don’t know how to function without it. Our bodies have become used to this new stress equilibrium, even though we physically can’t handle it as well as we think we can.  Keep in mind that stress...

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How To Balance Hormones Naturally Part 1

Contributor: Primally PurePhotographer: Primally Pure I will be the first to admit, for so long I thought eliminating toxins and natural living was just a marketing ploy—even as a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner (NTP), I fought against it! It wasn’t until I started researching the scary effects of toxins in our day to day life, that I became fully convicted. After seeing the amazing effects this lifestyle change had on my hormones, energy and skin health, I became passionate about the links between our hormones and the products we use each day! So why should you start eliminating toxins? Well, as women our hormones play a big role in our physical and emotional health. If you’re anything like me, I’m sure...

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5 Ways To Treat Yo Self

Contributor: Primally PurePhotographer: Primally Pure As a new mom, I’m realizing the importance of providing myself with small and easy indulgences whenever I can find the time. It definitely isn’t easy, but I’m finding that I have more energy and drive to take care of others when I am able to care for myself as well. And while I would LOVE to spend a week in a luxury over-the-water bungalow in Fiji, go on regular shopping sprees, get a massage once a week etc., these things aren’t always a possibility (as much as I would like them to be)! So instead, we’re going to focus on a few simple ways to make life more enjoyable on a day to day basis.   ...

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How To Use Activated Charcoal

Contributor: Primally PurePhotographer: Primally Pure Activated Charcoal is one of skincare’s best kept secrets. And since it has so many uses that aren’t talked about too often, I really wanted to show you guys how to use activated charcoal!  My first experience with activated charcoal (AC) happened a few years ago when I came down with a nasty bout of food poisoning. Instead of seeing a doctor or taking medicine, I decided to consult Dr. Google on what to do. I probably typed in “natural remedies for food poisoning” or something like that. One of the first things that popped up was activated charcoal (charcoal becomes “activated” when oxygen is added to it, increasing the charcoal’s porosity and surface area). I had heard of...

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How To Create A Space That Promote Peace And Wellness

Contributor: Primally PurePhotographer: Primally Pure Whether we realize it or not, our physical environment really does have an impact on our emotional well-being and everyday wellness.  But among the inevitable responsibilities + distractions of the day (hours of running errands, a long chaotic commute or just another mundane day at the office), it can be tough to find times and places that help to restore a sense of calm and quiet. Creating a home you can return to after a long day that makes you feel comfortable, peaceful, and inspired makes a significant difference for your mood, mind, and overall sense of wellness. A little intention goes a long way when it comes to where you live. Start small by designating...

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