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The Lemon Aid: Holistic Nutritionist Sarah on Hormonal Balance, Digestive Healing, & Recovery

The Lemon Aid: Holistic Nutritionist Sarah on Hormonal Balance, Digestive Healing, & Recovery

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This month, I'm thrilled to introduce you to Sarah who I met through Instagram. Not only does she have the best name ever (Sarahs unite!) but she has an infectious positivity, an incredibly balanced outlook on health, and is a wealth of information on hormones and healing the gut. 

Sarah is no stranger to difficulty however and has overcome everything from orthorexia to amenorrhea to get to the place she is today. 

I hope you enjoy getting to know her as much as I have! If you're interested in working with Sarah please click here. 

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FAST FACTS

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NAME: Sarah Gladman

LOCATION: Vancouver, BC

OCCUPATION: Holistic Nutritionist, CNP

BEST PART ABOUT YOUR JOB: Meeting and working with so many amazing women!

LEMON TYPE: Amenorrhea, hormonal acne, anxiety & disordered eating (orthorexia)

HEALTH MANTRA: Be kind to your body! Learning to love and appreciate your body at all stages of health is super important and can have a huge impact on your healing journey!

FOLLOW ME: @sarahjanetwellness

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On Her Wellness Journey

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HOW I BECAME A HOLISTIC NUTRITIONIST:

 3 years ago (2015) I was suffering from amenorrhea + hormonal acne and had a terrible relationship with food! At the time I was over exercising and obsessed with eating healthy.  

I met with a Naturopath who showed me the healing powers of food.  I let go of food rules and focused on intuitive eating.  Managing stress, eating more healthy fats and seed cycling were also apart of the process. Eventually, my period came back, my acne started to disappear and I began to enjoy life again!

When I finished my undergraduate degree, I enrolled at the Institute of Holistic Nutrition.I wanted to help other women, like myself, develop a better relationship with food and balance their hormones so they can feel their absolute best. 

BEST TIPS FOR BALANCING HORMONES: 

  1. Healthy fats: we need these to build hormones. Lots of avocados, coconut oil, fatty fish, nuts and seeds!
  2. Complex Carbs: this helps to balance your blood sugar. Foods like sweet potato, root veggies, and quinoa.
  3. Reduce Stress: taking care of yourself is so important for hormonal health- chronic stress and high cortisol levels do not support hormonal balance
  4. Get Plenty of Sleep
  5. Exercise: movement is so important for improving insulin sensitivity, reducing cortisol levels and inflammation. It doesn't have to be hitting the gym every day. Exercise can be walking your dog, yoga, or hiking. 

BEST TIPS FOR DIGESTIVE HEALING: Focus on how you are eating, not just what you are eating! Don't eat when distracted, this will impact your ability to absorb nutrients. Chew your food and keep liquids to a minimum during meal time. Incorporate lots of gut friendly foods, like sauerkraut, kimchi, kombucha, bone broth, and collagen. These foods are going to help nourish your digestive system, including your microbiome!  

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WELLNESS

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ALWAYS SIPPING: Lemon water & matcha

ALWAYS SNACKING ON: Seaweed snacks 

ON MY NIGHTSTAND: Magnesium - a must for me before bed, natural cycles fertility thermometer (so important for understanding your hormonal health) & my essential oil diffuser

WELLNESS TREND I LOVE: Collagen! I've noticed so many amazing benefits since I started taking it daily. It's AMAZING for your skin, hair, nails and even gut health!

BEST HEALTH ADVICE YOU'VE RECEIVED: "Health doesn't come from what you do all of the time, it comes from what you do most of the time."  I can't remember where I read this, but it is something that has always stuck with me and is something that I always tell my clients.  As much as it's important to nourish our bodies with real whole foods, it's also important to enjoy life. We shouldn't attach guilt to indulging and having fun! 

 

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FAVORITES

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WELLNESS ITEM I CAN'T LIVE WITHOUT: Collagen! 

TOP 5 KITCHEN STAPLES: Almond butter, avocado, apple cider vinegar, dijon mustard & pink Himalayan salts 

FAVORITE HEALTHY RECIPE: Almond Butter Freezer Fudge 

BOOK I'M LOVING: Woman Code by Alisa Vitti - a must for for women looking to get more in sync with their cycle & hormones

CURRENT WORKOUT: Hiking & hitting the gym for quick workouts!

IN MY HEADPHONES: Tequila by Dan + Shay

BEAUTY OBSESSION: Gem stone facial rollers! 

CAN'T TRAVEL WITHOUT: My water bottle and vitamin c, especially when it involves the airport! 

 

 

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