Wisdom And Nourishment shared amongst women
I decided a year ago to stop covering up my grey hair roots, with hair dye, I have to be honest and tell you it didn’t come easy, I hadn’t really realized how much my hair and hair color had meant to me.
Our tomatoes in the polytunnel are coming now fast and furious, its such a wonder to watch them turning from green to red, sometimes I feel so inpatient waiting and watching, there is nothing nicer than growing and eating your own tomatoes, its a taste and flavor you can not buy.
I think its time for something sweet and as it’s the last of those lazy hazy summer days lets just take a moment to enjoy and indulge in that all time summer classic Victoria sponge cake.
Life can feel like a labyrinth of “shoulds” as marriage, motherhood, mortgages and career milestones hem us into lives that don’t feel like our own. And many of us could be in danger of designing our days to meet the expectations of others, be it family, friends or society as a whole, rather than pleasing ourselves. So, how can women live free from these limitations?
Kefir is a cultured, fermented milk drink, originally from the mountainous region that divides Asia and Europe. It is similar to yogurt – but a drink, with a tart, sour taste and a slight ‘fizz’. This is due to carbon dioxide – the end product of the fermentation process. The length of the fermentation time will affect the taste. Kefir is a great source of calcium and is rich in probiotic bacteria.
The Condom one of the most popular forms of contraception, have you by any chance ever read the ingredients list on the back of the condom box and wondered what the hell are all these ingredients? Maybe we should know after all that’s what we as Women are putting inside our vaginas.
I love to make a big jug of these really refreshing drinks to have in the fridge over the summer months, its so important to stay hydrated and if the day is really hot you can simply add some ice to your glass to help keep you even cooler.
Can you recall your sex education days from school or parental pamphlets (my mum tossed a birds and the bees booklet on my bed as her method of giving me facts before getting my first period) perhaps you’ll remember all the lessons about ovaries and eggs? Well, menopause is due to the natural depletion of eggs in the ovaries as a woman ages.
Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) is one of the major health issues for childbearing-age women, as both physical and psychological symptoms can affect health and quality of life.
Epidemiological studies show that 75% of fertile women have mild to moderate symptoms of PMS; 3-8% may present severe symptoms. Hormonal dysfunction can impact mood, sleep, and appetite and lead to symptoms such as anxiety, pain, hot flashes, and even memory impairment “There’s no ‘one’ hormone involved in [PMS]—this is a complex dance and
Ideally nettles should be picked in June early July because in high summer the leaves become coarse and bitter. So now’s the time to get out there and get picking, remembering of course to wear some gloves for sting protection. Pick the young shoots on the top of the nettle plant, and remove the tougher stems if any.
Saol (Gaelic for life)
learning to take care of your mind, eating healthy foods, nourishing your soul and caring for the beautiful world we live in.
I’m Tonya Keane Nutritional Therapist, Functional Medicine Practitioner, Professional Chef, Wellness Advocate, and Public speaker based in Ireland.
I created SAOL as a place to combine and SHARE with you my love and passion of health, good food /nutrition, whilst living an authentic happy and healthy life.
After years of Illness I began my quest to uncover the drivers of my poor health and in doing so I discovered what it takes to be truly healthy. I am passionate to share with you everything thing I learned throughout my own health journey and through my studies.
If you are interested in optimum health & wellbeing then I welcome you to SAOL, together we will transform your health so you can feel and look your very best.
To your health and happiness