Sup­ple­ments for ev­ery life stage

LET OUR DECADE-BY-DECADE PLAN BE YOUR GUIDE TO HOW MANY SUP­PLE­MENTS YOU SHOULD BE TAK­ING TO UP YOUR CHANCES OF FEEL­ING A MIL­LION BUCKS

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‘Flower reme­dies work on the mind and spirit, cre­at­ing a more pos­i­tive state of mind’ – Sarah Bowles-flan­nery

Ev­ery time you read about any­one’s self-care or morn­ing rou­tines, you hear about the vi­ta­mins they pop to help their per­sonal well­ness. Trou­ble is there are a lot to choose from. There’s ba­si­cally an al­pha­bet you have to me­morise and as you get older and en­ter dif­fer­ent life stages, the types and amounts of nu­tri­ents you need will change. Here, natur­opath Sarah Bowles-flan­nery shares her no-fuss guide to what you need to be tak­ing for the stage of life you’re at.

The vi­ta­mins you need to pre­pare your body for preg­nancy, for in­stance, are very dif­fer­ent to what you need when you’re go­ing into menopause. And even if you eat an all or­ganic, su­per whole­foods diet (con­grat­u­la­tions!), the nu­tri­ent de­fi­cien­cies in our soil – such as io­dine – mean you can still be miss­ing out on the right amount of nec­es­sary vi­ta­mins. And, as Sarah points out, we are only hu­man. “Even the odd glass of wine and piece of cake – nu­tri­ent-poor foods that need the miss­ing el­e­ments to be metabolised prop­erly – can rob our body of its sup­plies, leav­ing us with a nu­tri­ent debt.”

If you’re not a fan of vi­ta­mins, there are other ways to get in good­ness. Sarah is a big be­liever in herbs, ton­ics and bush flower tinc­tures to com­ple­ment your daily life, as they can be par­tic­u­larly ef­fec­tive as a nat­u­ral mood-booster. “Flower reme­dies work on the mind, emo­tions and spirit,” Sarah says. “They’re good at re­leas­ing neg­a­tive emo­tional pat­terns and cre­at­ing a more pos­i­tive state of mind.” And, for the pill pho­bic, they just re­quire a few drops twice a day.

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