3 ways to stop your UTI’s/yeast infections so you can keep feeling sexy

The most common cause of uncomplicated UTI’s is Escherichia coli which represents over 80% of infections. Other pathogens commonly associated with uncomplicated UTI’s include Staphylococcus saprophyticus, Klebsiella species, Proteus mirabilis, and Enteroccus faecalis[1].

Whilst the standard treatment for UTI’s and yeast infections is antibiotics, they aren’t getting to the root cause of your reoccurring infections and stopping them from coming back. In fact, they are just going to make your body more susceptible to picking up new bugs and infections because your immune system will be compromised.

The common causes range from the exchange of bacteria during sex, not emptying your bladder, dehydration, antibiotics (imbalance of bacteria) and funky underwear (like silk).

Here are my top 3 tips for reducing the reoccurring bastards:

  • Get rid of sugar from your diet.
    • Foods high in sugar include too much fruit (yes too much fruit is too much sugar), tomato sauce, packaged foods, breads, pasta, sweeteners like honey, agave syrup, maple syrup etc, store bought dairy milk alternatives, Thai and Chinese food
    • Sugar is a feeding ground for the bad bacteria, which means that if you have a tiny bit of bad bacteria in your downtown, you are more likely to have an infection
  • Get rid of the bad bacteria in your system. I know you probs think that taking a probiotic is going to work like a charm, but chances are that it won’t. If you have a bad diet or bad bugs in your gut, this probiotic will feed the good bugs AND the BAD bugs (which you don’t want). Instead, you want to flush out the bad bugs and feed the goods ones so I recommend GUTRIGHT (not sponsored or anything)
  • Get rid of the spermicide, lubricants and toxic condoms. They actually contain sugar! So you are shoving the bad-bacteria-feeding-stuff right up in there, so close that the two can cuddle and destroy your downtown. Not nice.

Now, once you’ve done those things – you NEED to use these products from Momotaro that I’ve gotten my hands on from NYC. Yep the big apple.

This isn’t sponsored or anything, but these guys create the most amazing all natural, no-toxic-crap, pH balancing balms for infections. They are going to actually FIX the problem and help your urinary tract/vagina to heal for good. I would love to send some of you samples to try as I don’t get reoccurring UTI’s or yeast infections and so need some friends to use it. In return, I’ll just need you to let me know how it goes and keep me posted on your progress. I have so much confidence in these products, but just need a helping hand.

So, if you’d like to try these, please send me an email and I will get them into your hot little hands!

[1] https://academic.oup.com/cid/article/57/5/719/310850

Let’s get drunk

So I did an Instagram live about drinking for the first time in 8 months (post ski accident) and WHY i needed to do this for myself and all that jazz.

Click here to listen/watch it

Here is the ‘healthy girls guide to not getting hungover’  blog post

What I took Saturday night (actually Sunday morning when I got home) was 2 activated charcoal tablets, 400mg of magnesium glycinate, 1 activated b6, 1 scoop of vitamin C powder (is foul but it works), 3 high dose curcumin tablets from Golden Grind. 

Which bloat are you?

What is the real reason behind your bloating? It is estrogen, cortisol, a magnesium deficiency or gut problems?

  1. Estrogen bloat

This type of bloating is caused by an excess of estrogen (normally coupled with not enough progesterone). Often women will find that in the second half of their cycle they turn into puff the magic dragon and they can hardly recognize your face.

what bloat are you. Estrogen, cortisol, magnesium or gut issues.

Estrogen forces the body to retain fluids in the tissue and also programs your fat cells to store more fat. You want to increase your fiber by eating more dark leafy greens that are cooked, flax seeds and psyllium husk to help flush out this estrogen. Also, increase your brassica vegetables (cooked).

Raw carrots are also fab at metabolizing estrogen along with glutathione found in bone broth and vitamin C (high levels in camu camu powder).

Make sure you also reduce your toxic load from skincare.

  1. Cortisol bloat

Ugghhh the dreaded cortisol. You’ll have a few stress-filled days and overnight you can’t fit into your jeans and queue puff the magic dragon once again.

what bloat are you. Estrogen, cortisol, magnesium or gut issues.

Cortisol is also an antidiuretic which means that it forces you to retain salt, increasing puffiness. Caffeine can also exacerbate things along with alcohol try and reduce caffeine after a stressful week (which is hard I know), and tryyyyyy to reduce the win, but tbh I kinda feel that alcohol can sometimes reduce my cortisol cause I let my hair down. (As long as you have the right supplements to take before bed that night)

Now, the BEST way to flush all the cortisol out of your body issssss…..self-pleasure!! Yep have an orgasm (or two) before heading out for the night and you’ll instantly get rid of the puff-factor. Jumping on a mini trampoline for 5 minutes is another fabulous way to flush out cortisol.

  1. Magnesium deficiency swelling bloat

Magnesium is so important for our body. In fact, it is involved in over 300 biochemical processes in the body and it is depleted when you are stressed, making your body more stressed and depleting cortisol even further.

A reduction in magnesium can show up as bloating, puffiness, leg cramps, twitches in your lip or eye and headaches. Try eating magnesium-rich foods like sunflower seeds, low mercury fish, leafy greens and dark chocolate. Also, try taking a magnesium glycinate supplement.

  1. Low belly, microbiome bloat

And lastly, the low belly microbiome bloat. This is caused by gut issues and can show up as skin issues, eczema, leaky gut, brain fog and food allergies that pop up. It is often Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO) and you need to cut out all inflammatory foods (sugar, grains, gluten, dairy, vegetable oil) and then slowly bring them back in (on special occasions). Apple cider vinegar is also fantastic for helping clear our the bad bugs and reducing bloating. Along with increasing your phytonutrients found in cacao, the skin of organic veggies and fruit and herbs and spices.

Increasing your consumption of bone broth, collagen and gelatine will also help for the majority of people (unless you have a bad histamine intolerance).

It is totally possible to have multiple of these types of bloat at once and whilst it can seem like an overwhelming and difficult task to get it all under wraps, it’s totally worth it once you’re there! I’ve had clients that have felt better after just one session! I’m talking increased energy, confidence and libido just by getting rid of the nasty bloat! Once you know how to hack your bloat, you’ll be feeling sexy AF 99% of the time (the other 1% is being human).

If you want more information about health, food and all that jazz, check out my 8-week program (you’ll be sure to lose the bloat) or my Fertility Foods eBook (they are all anti-bloat recipes).

If you’d like 1:1 support please think about contacting me for life coaching or period coaching! I am ICF certified, and LOVE coaching women about everything from health, to energy work and letting go of the things that are stopping you!

Hormone Friendly Skin Care

This is a well requested and overdue blog post and I can’t wait to share with you my favorite products that don’t disrupt your hormones. Toxic skincare (which is most skincare) create hormonal imbalances by raising estrogen levels and loading up our liver.

These are the products I personally use from these different brands and love them!

Click the images to shop them! – none of these are sponsored, I literally use all of these products and love them….you can look in my draw if you want to 😉

 

Foundation – Inika or Jane Iredale pressed powder


Inika – I use their mascara

 

Eyeliner – Jane Iredale

Ere Perez – I use their highlighter and blush

 

Karen Murrell Lipstick 

Makeup brushes – Ere Perez and Lily Lulo

Bronzer – Lily Lolo 

Eyeshadows – Lily Lolo or W3LL people (i can only now seem to their products in America)

[Cheap] Face oils that I use and love: 

DIY facewash and face mask:

 

This is my fave fash wash and it is so cheap and easy to make

  • 1kg honey
  • 1kg fine salt (NOT ROCK SALT)
  • 100ml almond oil
  • 4 Tbsp charcoal, 4 Tbsp bentonite clay OR 4 Tbsp turmeric powder, 4 Tbsp spirulina powder (or all of them if you want haha)
  • a few drops of each: frankincense essential oil, lemon essential oil, tea tree essential oil, lavender essential oil

mix everything together and place in a jar. If you want to scrub your face like an exfoliant, then scoop more of the bottom of the face mask (as the salt will sink to the bottom) or if you want just a cleanser, use more of the top of the face wash where the oil is.

I like to add a little water to mine too to help the consistency

BEWARE: if you put turmeric in your facemask IT STAINS so don’t use your favorite white washer if you don’t want it to turn orange.

 

Moisturiser – Antipodes is so rich and moisturizing, I don’t use it every night – just when my skin gets really dry  

 

Soap 

 

Sunscreen (I’ve tried tonnes and this is the best – it doesn’t make you white!!): 

 

Fake tan: 

 

Perfume

I use doTERRA oils and they are amazeballs! If you want to set up a doTERRA account, please email me

 

If you’re after natural everything – make sure you head to www.depthsofbeauty.com.au for all the best info.

Do you have favourite products from 100% natural brands? Comment them below so that I can add them to this list!