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Hey! My name is Alex…

Here is where I share the nutritional tips, stress management strategies and self-care practices that helped me heal my digestion, care for my emotional wellness and find my purpose.

What you’ll get from Strength + Salad

Health and wellness looks different for everyone so I want Strength + Salad to offer tools and resources that EMPOWER YOU to create a lifestyle that works for YOUR body + YOUR mind.

I like to share simple and small changes that can easily be added into a daily routine so that looking after your wellbeing becomes easy, enjoyable and stress free!

Changing my mindset changed my life, and I’m 100% sure it’ll be the most rewarding thing you’ve ever done as well.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Alex xx

My Story

After years of experiencing skin problems, shortness of breath, anxiety spikes, irregular periods and the inability to cope with stress, I was diagnosed with SIBO (small intestinal bacterial overgrowth) and leaky gut syndrome.

SIBO is when the small intestine get overcrowded with too much bad bacteria. This disrupts digestion + absorption which results in lots of unpleasant (but common!) symptoms like;

  • bloat

  • anxious feelings

  • sadness

  • acne

  • sleep problems

  • eczema

This imbalance within the gut often leads to a weakened lining of the intestines known as leaky gut syndrome. And when the intestinal wall isn’t as strong as it should be, it can allow harmful substances like bacteria, toxins and undigested food into the bloodstream.

With both of these conditions I saw symptoms of food intolerances, IBS, inflamed + itchy skin, brain fog, tiredness, lack of motivation, panic attacks, irregular + painful periods - the list could go on!

Now, I’m over 2 years into my gut healing journey and 90% of my symptoms have gone.

I now eat a mainly plant-based diet, rich with nutrient dense food free from gluten and dairy, as well as prioritising stress management + self care practices daily.