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10 natural brands for healthy skin

Most cosmetics and body care products contain endocrine disrupting ingredients, an array of synthetic chemicals, perfumes and preservatives – all of which have been proven to be toxic to our bodies and even carcinogenic. I go back to my biology books. ONE OF THE SKIN’S MAJOR FUNCTIONS IS ABSORPTION. Yes, that’s right. Whatever you put […]

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Food addictions and how to overcome them

I want to talk about the emotions behind our food and drink choices. What drives us to eat the things we eat? Why do we get addicted to food or drink? What emotions are we trying to deal with as we reach for a comforting glass of wine or a soothing sugary snack? Are our […]

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Detoxing and why you should do it

Detoxing is getting a lot of press these days. With the increasing presence of additives, intensive farming and unnatural modifications being made to our food, including the toxins we ingest and are surrounded by (sugar, transfats, alcohol, smoke, pollution, etc.), it’s no wonder detoxing is so popular. Many people turn to cleanses to give their […]

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What your body needs to be healthy

Deep inside our bodies are the cells themselves, each one of them a complex factory working around the clock to perform the necessary functions to keep us alive and well. How you treat them matters. I love eating a natural diet packed with lots of fresh, wholesome food and as a result I can hear an […]

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Why we get food cravings and how to stop them

We’ve all experienced the feeling of food cravings, but do you know what is going on inside your body when they occur? Two main players ghrelin and leptin are hormones responsible for your body’s hunger signals. Your body is designed to be able to regulate your appetite with the help of these two hormones. Leptin […]

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How to nurture your healthy gut bacteria

Do you know that your body contains about 100 trillion bacteria? They can weigh up to 2kg, they can be found on the skin’s surface, inside the mouth and the uro-genitary tract, but most live in the large intestine. There are more than 1000 different types living in the large intestine.  Many of these are […]

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Can you eat 10 a day?

According to the latest study from Imperial College London, we should be consuming ten portions of fruit and veg per day, and that upping our intake could prevent almost 8 million deaths worldwide per year. It’s estimated that 80% of people are not managing to eat their 5-a-day, so if you’re wondering how you can […]

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What is wellness?

Most people decide to see a health practitioner, such as a nutritional therapist, when they are unwell. Often this is a last resort, because their doctor has been unsuccessful in treating their health issues, so they decide to take a different approach. Many people’s concept of health care, is that they seek professional help when […]

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What’s the skinny on fat?

Forget how much you weigh, it’s your body composition that counts. Looking at your fat and lean muscle mass is the best way of defining how “in shape” you actually are. It’s a common assumption that people who are thin are healthier. This is a myth. At a seemingly healthy weight, you may in fact […]

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