Sunday, 29 January 2012

Healing benefits of food #1

I am a strong believer in the healing power of foods. Making sure you are aware of what you put in your body is important, because food has the ability to effect your mood, energy, health, skin and overall quality of life. Try to make sure you have a diet with lots of leafy greens and uncooked vegetables, fresh fruit, fish and grains. I would strongly suggest you to eat raw vegetables whenever you can, cooking can kill the enzymes that benefit your body in such ways as helping it digest food, detoxification and rebuilding. The following is a list of foods and how certain types can aid in healing you. 

Thursday, 26 January 2012

Alcohol free hygene product reviews

Why should you go alcohol free with your hygiene products? I have to because I'm on medication where alcohol will make me ill, luckily Ive learnt that it isn't such a bad thing. Alcohol based products are more common then you think ,you'll be surprised if you check the ingredients of your cosmetics, many contain ethanol/ alcohol. Alcohol products dry and irritate your skin and there are current studies to see whether they can increase the risk of cancer. Following is a list of alcohol free products that I highly suggest, a few I have been using previous to finding out they were alcohol free, I used them because they were products that worked really well for me.

Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Breaking up with your addiction

Whether it's sugar, alcohol, smoking, junk food or anything you can possibly imagine being addicted to, these addictions all have one thing in common, they are bloody hard to quit. So far I have managed to give up drinking and very bad eating habits, I'm just about to start giving up cigarettes. This is my guide I have written about quitting an addiction, which can be used for any habit, this is written from my experiences, not by some bloke in an office reading books about addiction, this is real life experience, much more valuable in my opinion ;)

Monday, 23 January 2012

Advice for happiness

Sometimes when I wake up in the morning, or just suddenly through the day I can be hit by a wave of sadness, emptiness or lack of motivation. This could be due to the fact that emotional dysregulation is part borderline personality, meaning that emotions run are heightened and run up and down a million times a second. But to be honest, I think any human being, "normal" or not, will be hit by these feelings at least a couple of times a week. So here is what I have taught myself to do, to pull myself out of these dark moments

Friday, 20 January 2012

Tips for healthy skin

Despite all of my bad habits, binge drinking (past), smoking, bad eating and no exercise and really anything else you can add to the list of abuses to your skin, Ive always been told that I have really smooth skin. When your detoxing your skin becomes a shocker, because of all the toxins coming out, karma I guess. But usually my skin is pretty well behaved. So I thought I would share a couple of my suggestions that I use to keep my skin looking healthy, or as a lady giving me a massage once said "wow people with your problems dont usually have such nice skin.".... thanks, I guess? None of these tips are from an expert, its just through my own routine

Wednesday, 18 January 2012


In recovery I believe it is important to treat your body with kindness or over kindness if that is possible.
For me, that was something I definitely wasn't doing while in active addiction to alcohol. The only nutrients I received was from the red wine I was drinking, or as one GP liked to put it "Well, at least your getting some nutrients"... that obviously left me giving her a brief "kind of" laugh and the death stare from hell (hello borderline personality coming through). The only exercise I received, was going across the road, to the bottle shop, to buy wine YAY! mission complete for the day. But then it was back to drinking, till I fell asleep and awoke again to the same routine.