Clean & natural pregnancy supplements

_DSC0092It might take your body quite a long time to replenish your depleted nutrient reserves after you deliver a baby, so prenatal supplements can be of great help. They can be your insurance. Especially with nausea and selective eating, you want to have enough of the vital nutrients reaching your developing baby. Continue reading

Pregnancy survival kit

_DSC0125While you experience the miracle of life and building a human, you'll probably be bugged by a few unpleasant issues during pregnancy. To name a few, you may experience nausea, tired legs, itchy skin, heartburn, weird dreams, nasal congestion. I've collected my personal tips into this blog post for quick reference. I truly hope they're useful to others as much as they've been helping me. There's also a concise version of my Pregnancy survival kit for download. Continue reading

How to survive cold months

_DSC0124It's already March and winter is still here, snow and all. At least here in Finland. I don't know about you, but somehow I always expect at least some hints of spring at this time of year. Wishful thinking, I know:-) I've put together my personal survival guide for cold months. So, whether the cold you're facing is outside, or the common cold has been bothering you, I hope you find this useful. Continue reading

Amazing benefits of hemp

DSC08302Are you craving better sleep? Do you want perfect protein from plant sources? Do you want to balance your hormones? If you haven't included hemp in your diet, you're missing out. Hemp, or Cannabis sativa contains many valuable nutrients and useful cannabinoids. It's a true superfood because of its unique nutritional profile. It's perfect for vegetarians and vegans because it's a source of complete protein. Continue reading

Favourite natural beauty swaps for conventional personal-care products

DSC07957My friends keep asking me about clean beauty products, so I've decided to occasionally feature products that I’ve tried and liked. My approach to clean beauty is quite simple. I don’t swap everything in my beauty bag. That being said, I have most of my personal-care and beauty products natural, especially the daily essentials because the frequency of use and the amount are key. If you use it every day or multiple times a day, then it should be clean in my opinion. Our skin is the largest organ after all, so for me it makes sense to opt for natural when possible. Continue reading

Clean beauty

340px-Gwyneth_Paltrow_avp_Iron_Man_3_ParisWhether you've been gooped a long time ago, or the idea of cleaning up your beauty bag has come to you recently, this is for you. I believe that making changes in our beauty/wellness routines, eating and cooking style as well as voting with our purchases matter. When I started my website in 2007, I wanted it to be a resource for more natural alternatives and information otherwise scattered all over the internet. When Gwyneth Paltrow started her website Goop in 2008, I became a subscriber because many of the ideas were close to my philosophy. It has since become a popular resource for all things clean living. Continue reading

Namina – a true wellness gem in the heart of Helsinki

IMG_5344As a photographer I spend a lot of time carrying a heavy camera and other equipment, as well as long hours by the computer editing, copywriting, marketing etc. Despite trying to rest my arm, stretching and exercising, I sometimes feel my body is out of balance and I need some extra help. In the Czech Republic I have a massage therapist, and I visit her when I can to get a massage or a craniosacral treatment. I’ve been looking for a place in Helsinki that would offer some more holistic approach and where I could truly unwind. Continue reading