TO PICK OR NOT TO PICK – THAT IS THE QUESTION

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THE ANSWER… Pick if it’s ready, BUT pick it properly!! FIRST establish if it’s ready If it’s a flaming red mass with no head, it isn’t ready. And if you push, prod and pick at it you are going to end up with either a crater on your face, a pimple the size of Mt Everest with a localised infection. So, be patient, apply a warm compress to the area … Read More →

WHY I HATE THE TERM ‘SUPERFOODS’

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Yeh, yeh, I know: A tad over the top maybe but please bear with me 😉 Pull up Google and do a quick search of ‘Superfoods’ and see what’s on the list. Probably Goji berries, Chia seeds, Acai and Blueberries, just to name a few. Keep reading these ‘Super-food’ Posts and next you’ll read the health claims they make…” These foods help fight disease, help you feel more energetic and even help … Read More →

SEED CYCLING

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Many women have trouble with their menstrual cycles, from menstrual cramps, back aches, PMS, low energy, irregular cycles, uterine fibroids and more. This is due in part to hormonal imbalances, in particular an imbalance between estrogen and progesterone. SEED CYCLING The good news is that hormonal imbalances can often be helped with seed cycling. Seed cycling works to benefit the regularity and health of the entire cycle by supporting our … Read More →

BREATHING TO RELAX? THAT’S A NO BRAINER!

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When someone says, “just relax” or “chill out” does it make your blood boil? Well it’s probably a sign that you REALLY need to relax (lol) I don’t know about you, but I’ve tried various relaxation techniques. Meditation (half successful), yoga (not successful) and then I came across BREATHING. Well I figured I could do that since it’s what I do all day, every day!! But guess what, it’s not … Read More →

EMOTIONAL FIRST AID

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In my HEALTH AND WELLBEING articles I predominantly talk about nutrition, and some fitness, but usually don’t delve into mental health. For those of you that know me – you can probably understand why! 🙂 I recently listened to a great TED talk about EMOTIONAL FIRST AID. It talked about that when we cut or injure ourselves we put a Band-Aid or bandage on it. And if we have an … Read More →

GO MEATLESS TWO DAYS A WEEK

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I’m not saying that meat is bad for you, or that you need to survive on a diet of lettuce leaves but for the sake of your health try cutting down your consumption. A 2009 study examined the relationship of early death with the consumption of red meat, processed meat and poultry. It showed that individuals that ate red meat (daily) not only ate fewer vegetables and fruits, but (men … Read More →

EAT SOME SAUERKRAUT!

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Not the one from the supermarket that is kept in vinegar but the REAL SAUERKRAUT that has been fermented in brine (salt solution). SAUERKRAUT is an excellent pre-biotic. A Prebiotics is a food that serves as food for beneficial bacteria in our digestive tract.  Fermented foods assist in restoring the balance of bacteria in your gut, aid digestion and improve your body’s ability to absorb the nutrients from the foods … Read More →

3PM SNACK TIME

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If you’re anything like me, it gets to 3-4pm and I am craving for something sweet. If I’m not prepared I make ‘unhealthy’ choices so I make sure I prepare a suite of afternoon snacks on the weekend. Here is a sample of some of the snacks I prepare…. A jar of mixed nuts (almonds, cashews, brazil nuts) An assortment of fruit: bananas, apples, pears and oranges. (I bought a … Read More →

KEFIR

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Originating in the mountainous region of Russia it was a process used to preserve milk and its consumption is thought to have contributed to the longevity of its people. It’s sort of like keeping Goldfish. You have to tend to them every couple of days or they may die! The final product ‘kefir’ can be bought from health food stores. Worth giving it a taste before you embark on raising … Read More →

KEEPING TUCKSHOP ARMS AT BAY

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It’s easy to hide upper arms in winter but in a couple of months, when the sun starts to shine, we’re going to have to expose those wiggly, jiggly arms that are starting to look like ham hocks! So what’s the best exercise to keep them in shape? A study at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse compared different exercises searching for the most effective. The best one was the TRIANGLE … Read More →

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