Author: Zodle

Boost your metabolism

Metabolic nuggets Ensuring your metabolism is operating at optimum levels throughout the day may make it easier to maintain your ideal weight. Here are some metabolism tips to muse over… Never skip breakfast… without your morning sustenance, your body goes into starvation mode, which prompts everything to slow down as your body tries to conserve energy (and store fat) it thinks it needs to survive. Pack in the protein… digesting lean protein such as fish, poultry, legumes and tofu burns up twice as many calories as it does eating fat or carbs. Fancy a cuppa?… as well as caffeine,...

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Introduce some friendly bacteria to your digestive tract

Did you know that around 83% of our immunity is located in the intestinal wall, and research has shown that nearly all disease can be traced back to a damaged or an abnormal intestinal flora?! Most modern diets include food that has been pasteurised, irradiated and processed to within an inch of it’s life and certainly enough to kill off any good bacteria. This, coupled with our tendancy toward poor sleep, stress and an over reliance on antibiotics, is bad news for our guts in more ways than one, if you know what I mean 🙁 Kefir, meet digestive tract. Digestive tract, meet kefir....

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Can giant plasters help you sleep?

In my article Are You In Sleep Debt?, I refer to a natural sleep aid called Patch It Sleep patches which I purchased from Holland and Barrett. Here is my review… These giant sticking plasters are affixed to the sole of each foot and contain a unique calming blend of plants, minerals and certified organic essential oils that include lavender, sage, basil, ylang ylang, bergamot, bitter orange, tourmaline, green tea and mandarin wood vinegar. I have to admit that whilst I was initially quite sceptical of these patches, I am now totally addicted!  They produce a pleasant warming sensation when you first apply them...

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Good genes or just good jeans?

So how much will that ridiculously expensive cream you just bought really erase your crows feet and lift your sagging jowls? Well, according to a £2billion human genome project that has been taking place over the last few years, our ability to grow old gracefully has already been predetermined by our genetic makeup, as researchers have established that there are some 1500 separate genes that will govern how long we remain wrinkle free! The team of scientists have also identified that there are eight major causes of ageing skin, each one controlled by its own group of genes, and...

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Vitamin Sunshine

Vitamin D With the onset of Autumn (in the Northern Hemisphere) and less natural sunlight to fill our days 🙁 it’s important to ensure that you maintain your vitamin D levels. Equally so, those in sunnier climes (where Spring has just sprung) are familiar with the slip, slop, slap routine which, whilst protecting you against harmful UV rays, can also prevent you from converting the sunlight on your skin into vitamin D. A deficiency can lead to weakened bones, hairloss, depression, and tiredness. Increasing your intake of oily fish, eggs, mushrooms, and dairy products can boost your vitamin D...

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