Month: March 2017

Smile, it’s springtime!

Whether you’re springing into spring or falling into autumn, Smooth Mama’s grinning grapefruit gloop smoothie, will put a smile on your face whatever the weather… 1 grapefruit 1 orange 1 banana 1 teaspoon maca 1 teaspoon lucuma 1 teaspoon coconut oil magnesium water ice cubes dash of guarana (optional) bee pollen to put a smile on its face 70’s breakfast table throwback, the grapefruit, was actually cultivated in the 18th century as a cross between a pomelo and an orange. It was given the name ‘grapefruit’ because of the way it grew in clusters similar to grapes. High in fibre, low in...

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Bex Sullivan’s Nutritional Tips for Healthier, Younger Looking Skin

Gather round beeyoutees, for there’s some more sage advice from naturopathic nutritional therapist Bex Sullivan, as she offers you the last in her current series on ‘eating for good skin health’. If you missed the last two, Don’t Panic! You can catch up on skin function and the importance of vitamin C here and, the benefits of vitamin A and biotin here. This week, Bex is musing about the wonders of EFAs (essential fatty acids) and of course, the all important H2O. Essential fatty acids or EFAs –These little beauties are polyunsaturated fatty acids that can’t be produced by our bodies...

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Why you should take a regular Epsom Salts bath

Do Epsom Salts come from Epsom? They do actually; originally! According to the history books, the mineral-rich water in Epsom whence the ‘salt’ (it’s actually a mineral) comes, was discovered by Henry Wicker, a farmer in the early 17th Century. He noticed that his cattle would not drink the water and, after tasting it himself he noticed that it had a more bitter quality than regular water. At some point, its multitude of health benefits were discovered and Epsom soon became renowned as a spa destination, with people flocking from all over the country for up to a week at a time...

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Nutrivitality – What is liposomal vitamin C and why is it so good for you?

We all know how good vitamin C is for us right? I mused about it’s health benefits here and Bex, Zodleblog’s resident naturopathic nutritional therapist, did a little more musing about the best food sources of vitamin C here. As a powerful antioxidant, not only is it critical in supporting our immune system but, it’s also key in optimising skin health as it protects us from those ageing free radicals and boosts collagen production. This = less wrinkles and more radiant looking skin 🙂 So, when I came across Nutrivitality at the recent Professional Beauty Show in London, who were promoting a...

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Instant Radiance English Rose Cleansing Balm by Pure

Hot on the heels of International Women’s Day and my tribute to my dear old mum; does anyone remember their mum, auntie, grandma or any other relative/friend from the ‘older generation’ slathering on a cleanser known as ‘Cold Cream’? My mum used to do this religiously and, since I discovered English Rose Cleansing Balm from the Pure range at Marks & Spencer, I’m finding this way of cleansing rather comforting and, a luxurious alternative to my usual foaming cleanser. I was introduced to this balm by beauty therapist/facial specialist and fellow skincare product junkie Victoria Partridge who tests products from...

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