Month: September 2015

Don’t eat yourself old!

“Don’t dig your grave with your own knife and fork.” – a good olde English proverb that reminds us that we are what we eat… We all know that following a healthy lifestyle, staying active and eating nutrient rich foods can help you stay looking and feeling younger, and even slow the ageing process by fending off age-related disease such as heart disease, osteoporosis and diabetes, but what exactly does this look like? Well, there are some very simple guidelines that are certainly worth considering. Eat normal, uncomplicated foods which are unprocessed, unrefined and wherever possible, organic. This means replacing convenience...

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Peel away the years and unclog those pores

I’ve never been drawn to ‘acid’ peels, ever since the Sex and the City episode where Samantha’s face ends up looking like a slapped bottom after having a skin peel, but this week saw me take advantage of another complimentary treatment (lucky me for having referred a friend!) – a facial courtesy of aesthetic treatment mecca the Cadogan Clinic on Sloane Street. I’d met my therapist Sophie on a previous visit when she’d analysed my skin using the FREE VISIA skin and complexion analysis, which uses multi-spectral imaging to reveal damage and signs of ageing on and beneath...

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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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