Plant-Based Pregnancy // Nutrition Considerations for Vegans and Vegetarians

With the right information and guidance, it is entirely possible to have a health balanced diet whilst following a vegan or vegetarian lifestyle during pregnancy. Find out more about what nutrients to look out for, and how to ensure that you are consuming enough of them in today’s post.

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Navigating the Early Days of Parenthood with KOMU

Becoming a parent for the first time can be pretty full-on, so having a bit of help and guidance as you prepare to enter this season of life can be a huge help. KOMU provides some amazing resources including an ebook and digital toolkit, featuring advice from experts in infant feeding, sleep, postnatal fitness and more.

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Diastasis Recti // What is it and what can you do to support your recovery?

Diastasis Recti (a separation of the abdominal muscles) is another important consideration for women during postpartum recovery. Although it normal during pregnancy, many women do not recover fully and believe it or not, but 66% of women with diastasis recti experience some level of pelvic floor dysfunction. In today’s post, Candice shares more about what diastasis is and what you can do to support recovery.

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Getting to Know Your Pelvic Floor // Pelvic Floor Basics

I’m excited to share a series of blogposts written by Candice Thurston, a Durban-based physiotherapist specialising in the areas of pelvic health and women’s health. In this post, she highlights the basics to help you better understand what the pelvic floor is, what it is supposed to do, and what happens when the pelvic floor doesn’t function as it should.

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Intuitive Eating Basics // Principle 2 - Honour Your Hunger

Learning to honour your hunger can be difficult after years of viewing hunger as a bad thing and ignoring your body’s signals, but this 2nd principle of Intuitive Eating is an important one to work through. Learn more about the physiology of hunger and how to respect your body’s hunger cues in today’s post.

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Hormones & Skin Health // Lyftaal feature

There are many different factors that play a role in our skin health - one of which is our hormones. From adult-onset acne and skin ageing, to flare-ups during puberty and our periods, learn more about how hormones affect how our skin looks and functions in this piece that I wrote for Lyftaal.

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Budding Entrepreneurs // Chantelle Beukes, LaFede

With a little one on the way, I’ve had fun discovering amazing brands that create beautiful things for tiny humans. Chantelle Beukes, owner and creative genius behind the sweetest soft toys, is one of the small business owners that I had the pleasure of ‘e-meeting’ over the past few months. Lucky for us she has shared a bit more about her business on the blog today.

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Intuitive Eating Basics // Principle 1 - Reject the Diet Mentality

One of its most fundamental principles of Intuitive Eating is to reject the diet mentality, and to learn to live a life free from its clutches. Rejecting the diet mentality requires you to throw out all of those things that offer you the false hope of losing weight quickly, easily, and permanently. Learn more about this principle in today’s post.

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#gamechangers // Emily Leeming, Foodcue

Meet Emily, a registered dietitian, gut health fanatic, and one of the smartest people that I know. As our #gamechanger for this month, she has shared a bit about how she has got to where she is today in her career, how she came across HAES and the non-diet approach, and a few other nuggets of wisdom for all of you to learn from.

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