World Doula Week 2021 has a different feel
2020 was an odd year for birth. Mothers were forced into isolation, separated from their supports and forced to fight for support at a time where fear appeared on almost every media platform. But a funny thing happened – in the face of these circumstances – Homebirths THRIVED!
The last 18 months have seen an increase in homebirths and in the need for Doulas! This is part of why I was so excited to be training more incredible Doulas this last weekend!
Candida is a yeast overgrowth in the gut. It is very common, yet often goes undiagnosed for many years. Some symptoms of candida overgrowth include: a bloated stomach, white-coated tongue, depression, anxiety, sleep issues, brain fog, reflux, flatulence, sore tummy, constipation, diarrhea, nail infections, skin irritations, and eczema. These are just a few symptoms that can be caused by candida. There are many symptoms and it can affect really any part of the body.
The endocrine system is responsible for producing the hormones that regulate metabolism, sleep function, tissue function and sexual function, to name just a few. When your endocrine system is interrupted, it can result in changes from aggression and fatigue, all the way through to weight gain and even developmental disorders. With the endocrine system being in control of more than 20 major hormones, it’s no surprise that upsetting can have some adverse effects on your body and mind – but did you know that there are a lot of household items that could be upsetting yours?
Fermented food covers everything from yoghurt and cheese to bread, sauerkraut, and Kombucha. So, what’s so great about fermented food, and how can you incorporate more of it into your diet? While fermentation is actually a preservation technique, the way it preserves the foods actually makes them healthier for you – especially for your gut health.
Birthing at home was once a very common practice.
In fact, prior to the 20th century, it was just what birth looked like! It was only after this time that hospital birthing was introduced and it slowly became the new normal. However, home birth is now once again becoming the method of choice for women worldwide. This is really no surprise when you come to learn of all of the benefits.
There are many instances where women will feel the negative effects of hormone imbalances. From experiencing overwhelming irritability and sadness before your period to hot flashes of menopause, women and their hormones can wreak havoc when not addressed properly. With some of these feelings and symptoms becoming overwhelming, it is no wonder that more women are looking for natural alternatives to help them.
Well it wouldn’t be Christmas if there wasn’t some over indulging! Eaten too much or feeling a little worse for wear?