Dear joyous reader, happy (almost) 2016! This past year, I and the joyous team published just over 156 posts, recipes and videos. Over the next couple of weeks, we're going to reveal which posts, recipe and video's made our top five for most popular throughout the year. Today we're starting with our top posts for 2015, and based on what made the list, it looks like you were all very interested in digestion and babies, but hopefully not digesting babies, because that would just be weird. So here you go - the most popular posts of 2015!
1. HEALTH BENEFITS OF LEMON AND WATER
For as long as I can remember, even before I became a certified nutritionist I’ve been recommending this morning habit. It’s my daily ritual and something that I always recommend. Drinking freshly squeezed lemon and water first thing in the morning, on an empty stomach has many benefits. Learn about them in my video and I’ve written them out below. Read more
2. MY BIRTHING STORY
As I sit down to write this, our baby girl Vienna is sitting on my lap sucking her fingers, wrapped up in the most comfy looking swaddle. On a side note, I think they need to make these for adults – I wouldn’t mind being swaddled hehehe. Read more
3. NATURAL SOLUTIONS FOR INFLAMMATION
There have been times throughout my life where I’ve felt very inflamed. When I was training for a half marathon in Miami several years ago I wasn’t eating as well as I do now or taking any supplements to combat the effects of all the exercise was doing. Looking back at photos of myself, despite being able to run an hour and a half with no problem, I was the fattest I’ve ever been and I looked puffy. Even my boobs were gigantic! Read more
4. HEAL YOUR GUT IN 5 STEPS
Healthy digestion is the foundation of great health. It’s estimated that over 80% of our immune system resides in our gut lining, so it’s only logical that we would want to keep it functioning as optimally as possible. Read more
5. POST LABOUR RECOVERY REMEDIES
When I first became pregnant with Vienna I read as much as I possibly could about having a healthy pregnancy. Then in my third trimester I was very focused on having a positive birthing experience, which is why I took a hypnobirthing course. I knew NOTHING about recovery of my lady parts post labour and delivery. Read more.
So there you have it - the 5 most popular posts of 2015! Stay tuned for the most popular recipes of 2015.