Author: Zodle

Are you in sleep debt?

As a chronic insomniac, the Sleep Council’s recommendation of 7-8 hours sleep per night is but a pipe dream for me.  Sleep is the mysterious shift in consciousness that our bodies require every day, and is vital for our health and wellbeing.  Not only do we function less well when we don’t get enough quality sleep, but it can lead to long-term health problems such as… high blood pressure irregular heartbeat heart disease stroke diabetes and has even been linked to the development of Alzheimers.  As well as long-term health problems, there are the everyday issues that accompany the constant tiredness that...

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What ingredients should you be looking for in your skincare products?

Trying to keep up with all the latest lotions and potions and their myriad of ingredients can be a minefield, but keeping skin healthy and young requires a combination of ingredients and products that work together to give your skin exactly what it needs.  So what are the ingredients you should be looking for in your skincare products?… Sunscreen is your best defence against wrinkles. Exfoliants increase skin cell turnover and help to eliminate wrinkles. Antioxidants help defend against environmental stress. Cell-communicating ingredients can “tell” skin cells to behave in a younger and undamaged way. Skin-identical substances are the same as the...

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MYO Muesli

How often do we hear how bad shop bought breakfast cereals are for us? Loaded with sugar, empty calories and other nasties, you can never be sure that what you’re eating for breakfast isn’t actually doing you more harm than good, so why not make your own (MYO)?! Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so here’s my recipe for a wholesome and healthy muesli, packed full of nutrients that should leave you satisfied until lunchtime!  1 cup rolled oats 1 cup puffed rice 1 cup puffed quinoa or quinoa flakes 1/4 cup each of the following: Dried...

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Avocado saviour

Avocado… a new study has revealed that eating an avocado a day can significantly lower LDL, which is the bad cholesterol that contributes toward the development of heart disease – so stick one in your morning smoothie, smash one on some toast for lunch, or add some slices to a salad for dinner – you know it makes sense! And I just love this Aussie kitchen gadget called the Avo Saver, when a whole one is just too much...

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Hair today, gone tomorrow

I wish this was my hair but I have never been blessed with a bountiful head of luscious locks – I have my dad to thank for that, who still insists on combing the 3 remaining hairs on the left side of his head, over to the right side of his head :-0 And, having suffered from chronic telogen effluvium (TE) or diffuse hair loss for the past 11 years or so, which I can attribute to some fairly major medical and non medical events in my life, I’m well aware that the sudden loss of hair or even...

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