By Jasmine Rose, RHN - Humblewildflower.com

Focus on foods that make you feel well. Here are my top tips to make you both feel your very best!

I believe we all know within us what foods make us feel well in our bodies. We can pick up when we feel sluggish and when we feel energized from food. We are all different and have different dietary needs. Listen to your body, choose a care provider that respects and includes you in your health journey, and implement these small tips to be a participant in your wellness journey.

• Stay hydrated. There are bottles such as these, and track your water intake. Many of us are chronically dehydrated. This can cause a variety of health problems. Bottles like these can make it easy to track how much you are hydrating throughout the day.

• Reduce inflammation by practicing mindfulness. This can start at the dinner plate.

Chew chew chew. Start with 15-20 times per bite, savor the flavor, and know that digestion starts in the mouth. By chewing, you are taking stress of the digestion system. It also gives you the opportunity to slow down, reducing the stress hormones in your body and allowing your body to properly digest.

• Try adding apple cider vinegar into your morning routine. Take ½ tbsp. in 2 tbsp. of water before your first meal. This will promote the secretion of digestive enzymes and help with the absorption of the vitamins and minerals from your food. 

• Check with your care provider with where your vitamin D and B levels are at. If low, get yourself on a regime. This may be supplement, injection, IV, etc. Choose one that suits your specific needs.

• D-Mannose is helpful for continuous/reoccurring UTI’s. Do your research and always check with your care provider. Some UTI’s need antibiotics, therefore probiotics are recommended. D-mannose can be used as a preventative OR therapeutic supplement.

• Trouble sleeping/relaxing? Reduce screentime,  especially before bed (1-2 hours+).  Download a meditation app (I love HeadSpace) and give it a whirl. Herbs and supplements for sleep should ALWAYS be checking by your care provider as many herbs react with medications. Need more assistance? Contact Jasmine directly.

• Quad belly is the bodies way of protecting the internal organs. Top ways to potentially reduce this is to lower the cortisol in the body (stress hormone) by practicing mindfulness and resting when needed. Speak to Jasmine or a Naturopath about individualized ways to lower stress in the body.

If you want some more information or would like a complimentary consultation to learn more about how to improve you or your partners health, email me at 

humblewildflower@gmail.com and follow me on Instagram @humblewildflower