DON’T LET THE WINTER KILO’S CREEP ON

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When it’s cold outside, all you feel like doing (if you’re like me) is having a warm shower and getting into your PJ’s at 6pm, eating a BIG hearty hot dinner and then hitting the sack. While that’s good for the soul, it’s a time of year that those kilo’s creep on as they are hidden under all those layers of thick woolly clothes. Here are a few simple tips … Read More →

DON’T GIVE UP ON GLUTEN

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Gluten has been getting a bad rap for some time now. What is Gluten? It is basically two proteins (gliadin and glutenin) present in wheat and other cereal grains, such as barley and rye. Gluten gives dough its sticky elastic texture. So what’s the problem? Well, if you have an abnormal immune response to the breakdown of these two proteins you can suffer from Celiac disease. But if you don’t, … Read More →

DO TABATA

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Following up from our Day 12 Health tip “STAND UP AND MOVE” now it’s time to MOVE some more. You’ve heard it before I know…”Exercise is good for aerobic fitness, mental health (endorphins), weight loss, gives skin a natural glow etc. etc.” but how many of you regularly exercise?? (Feel free to comment). The most common excuse I hear from clients is…”I have no time to exercise”. Well sorry folks, … Read More →

ARE YOU GRATEFUL?

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Research indicates that individuals that are grateful “may also experience more frequent pleasant events because they are more likely to appreciate simple pleasures” (Watkins, 2014). Other studies indicate that being grateful leads to positive emotions that then create UPWARD SPIRALS. Another study revealed that a romantic relationship has a better chance of survival and increased connectedness when you are grateful (about that relationship) every day. So what does it take … Read More →

PINK HIMALAYAN SEA SALT

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Switch from table salt to PINK HIMALAYAN SEA SALT. Table Salt and Pink Himalayan Sea Salt are essentially both sodium chloride (salt) but the difference is in the processing and the additives. Table salt contains ‘free flowing agent’ or ‘anti-caking agent’ (554) which isSodium Aluminosilicate. This has been linked to Alzheimer’s, kidney damage, neurotoxicity and food intolerances. Table salt is also chemically cleaned and in some cases, bleached. PINK HIMALAYAN … Read More →

FLOSS TEETH DAILY

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Did you know that flossing teeth daily reduces periodontal disease, a bacterial infection that involves an inflammatory processes. Many people believe that flossing is to get rid of food between teeth but its real purpose is to get rid of plaque. Plaque is a bacterial film that forms between the gum line and the teeth. Everyone gets plaque, and the only way it can be removed is by flossing or … Read More →

DRY SKIN BRUSHING

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Our skin is our largest organ and is one of our elimination pathways releasing up to 1kg of sweat, water and toxins a day. If the skin is clogged through a build-up of dead skin cells or toxins clogged in pores it puts additional stress on the liver and kidneys. The action of dry skin brushing brushes away dead skin cells which opens up this method of elimination for the … Read More →

STAND UP AND MOVE

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This simple ‘STAND UP and MOVE more often health tip’ is one to do when you’re back at work this week. Set your alarm (on computer or mobile) to go off every 30-40 minutes and stand up from what you are doing. Try taking a lap around the office, up the fire stairs or around the block. Out of the 12-16hrs ‘awake time’ each day how many of those hours … Read More →

GREEN TEA FOR WEIGHT LOSS

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Want to keep your weight steady over winter, or perhaps lose a few kilos? One simple tip….Make GREEN TEA your tea of choice. Green tea helps to boost the metabolic rate, which means you burn more calories. 3-4 cups a day is ideal. A 2010 study revealed that 500mls of water (2 cups) consumed before meals showed a 2 kg greater weight loss over a 12wk period. When combined with … Read More →

INCREASE YOUR METABOLIC RATE

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What’s one simple thing you can do to increase your metabolism and improve your skin? Add CINNAMON to your diet every day. Here are just some of the amazing things that Cinnamon can do… It’s high in Manganese which is an enzyme co-factor used to make collagen (structure of skin), thus BETTER SKIN INTEGRITY. It INCREASES YOUR METABOLISM, increases lean muscle mass and helps to decrease % of body fat. … Read More →

DIGESTION STARTS IN THE MOUTH

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Put your knife/fork/spoon down between mouthfuls. Did you know that digestion starts in the mouth? Enzymes are released (in saliva) to breakdown food, and the mechanical action of chewing food helps break it down too. Many digestive issues are caused by poor digestion, and in many instances just this simple action of SLOWING DOWN can help. Give it a try.

CLEANING SPRAYS TRIGGER HEADACHES AND ALLERGIES

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Do you ever suffer from headaches, sneezing, eczema or asthma? Do you wonder what triggered it? Do you know that approximately one-third of fragrances used to make cleaners smell ‘nice’ are toxic? Go and read the label on your cleaner. Are there any hazard symbols? Does it say “irritant”, “poison” or “do not ingest” etc.? Doesn’t this make your alarm bells go off? A 2007 study in the ‘American Journal … Read More →

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