November 1, 2023

My learnings from Cox

I first came across Pauline Cox and her low carb way of life when I discovered her first book Primal Living in a Modern World during lockdown. I can honestly say it has been life-changing.
Rosie Wood
Rosie Wood
Owner of The Rosie Glow
My learnings from Cox

HOW PAULINE COX CHANGED MY LIFE

I first came across Pauline Cox and her low carb way of life when I discovered her first book Primal Living in a Modern World during lockdown. I can honestly say it has been life-changing.

Having attended two of Pauline’s online courses about how we can support the many functions of our bodies for optimum health as we age, I was always very grateful to her answering my many questions on how it all links to the health of our skin.

Pauline Cox (BSc MSc) is a Functional Nutritionist, entrepreneur and mother with a vast depth of knowledge and experience in women's health, hormonal balance and nutrition. She is a columnist for national and international publications and delivers online courses and speaking engagements. She is also the founder of the high street health food store, Sow & Arrow, which focuses on high quality, nutrient-dense food and supplements. Pauline is currently completing a Masters degree to become a Fellow of the National Centre of Integrative Medicine. So, you could say she is somewhat qualified.

Through Pauline, I have discovered the benefits to my gut health of apple cider vinegar, collagen peptides, intermittent fasting, low carb living and more - all of which are now part of my life. Although what might work for me, may not necessarily work for you, everyone agrees that supporting our gut health is key to our general mental and physical health. And for me, that is everything when dealing with life, kids, work, hormones. The more mentally geared up we are for dealing with life’s daily challenges, the less stress we cause ourselves.  Stress has a huge impact on our overall health and, as our skin is the biggest site of response, how we live, eat and breathe will show up on our skin.

After an appearance on ITV’s This Morning, I was chatting with Pauline and was delighted when she asked if I would like to do a small business collaboration. Of course, I said yes and I am now a very proud stockist of her latest book Hungry Women and Regenerative Omegas.

What are Regenerative Omegas?

Pauline has written a blog piece all about them here, but I’ve summarised a few highlights.

In the realm of nutritional supplements, few elements have captured the attention of health enthusiasts quite like omega-3 fatty acids. These essential fats play a crucial role in maintaining optimal health, supporting heart, brain and joint function. Traditionally, fish oil has been the preferred source for omega-3s, but with growing concerns about overfishing and sustainability, a novel and innovative alternative has surfaced: regenerative omegas from ahiflower.

Benefits of Regenerative Omegas

1. Heart Health: the EPA and DHA derived from ahiflower oil support cardiovascular health by promoting healthy cholesterol levels, maintaining optimal blood pressure and reducing inflammation.

2. Brain Function: DHA is a critical component of brain tissue. Including ahiflower oil in your diet can contribute to improved cognitive function, memory and mood regulation.

3. Joint Health: Omega-3s are renowned for their anti-inflammatory properties, which can be beneficial for those dealing with joint discomfort and arthritis.

4. Skin and Hair: Omega-3s play a role in maintaining healthy skin and hair by reducing inflammation and promoting hydration.

5. Sustainability: by choosing Ahiflower as your omega-3 source, you're supporting regenerative farming practices that have a positive impact on the environment.

What’s so special about ‘Hungry Woman’?

Paulines book ‘Hungry Women’ left me feeling empowered. For the first time ever I felt proactive about my ever changing hormones rather than reactive. It is not unusual for tears to be shed when a client comes to me for a treatment. Firstly, I must say that I feel honoured that so many wonderful women feel comfortable to open up to me but secondly 95% of these tears are due to hormones and the fact that perimeno/menopausal symptoms in particular can leave us feeling very out of control of what is happening to us.

Heavy, painful, tiring periods, brain fog that has left high powered CEO’s forgetting their name in board meetings and continuous night sweats, the list goes on.

BUT, what if we really understood what was happening with the decline/incline of oestrogen, progesterone and testosterone in our bodies. WHAT IF, there was a way of preventing all these dreaded symptoms. As a teenager it was a running joke that my Mum would call me a galloping hormone, and since then I have lived a little bit in fear of the menopause and how damaging it has the potential to be. I don’t feel like that anymore.

As I said - life changing.  And you can pick up a copy from the salon - just pop in or drop me a message. And for those that have already read it, I’d love to hear your thoughts?

We are all exposed to so much information and advice about health and wellbeing on a daily basis, but I hope you find this insight into what has worked for me helpful. It really has transformed my mental and physical health. Send me a message, or drop in if you’d like to chat more.

Rosie

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