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To Chew or not to chew, that is the question.

Quite recently I’ve noticed an ever growing trend of people drinking their meals rather than eating them.  Juices, smoothies and like have really exploded into our modern city life.  Nutribullets, Vitamix and Nutrininjas are all over the place and probably some of the most talked about machines in 2016.  If you listen to people they…

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The power of Superfoods

  Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past few years the term “Superfoods” will have hit you from all directions, and it’s all over social media and the mainstream press.   What is the power of Superfoods and what does the term “Superfoods” mean to you? I asked a few people and…

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That just takes the gall (bladder)

Do you know where your gallbladder is and what it does? No? Then you’re not alone. Most of us have heard of people suffering from gallstones or problems with their gallbladder but unless you remember your biology you may not remember details of what it is and why we need it. The digestive system is…

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5 Tips for Healthier Skin

Do you look at some people’s skin with great envy wondering why yours is not as good as theirs?  What do you think their secret may be? We have to accept that much of the original structure of our skin is down to our DNA and some people are naturally more prone to dryness and…

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Ayurveda for Memory

Daily I hear from clients, friends and family that they can’t seem to focus, concentrate or that their memory isn’t quite as sharp as it was.  They ask me if there is anything that I can think could assist them.  This is where my mind goes to Ayurveda for Memory. What is Ayurvedic Medicine? Ayurvedic…

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How can I become Sugar Free in 5 weeks?

“Sugar free in 5 weeks” shouts the cover of Davina McCall’s new book. It’s been reviewed by many of newspapers and magazines and books are flying off the shelves. The recipes look delicious and well thought out but is it too good to be true? A client asked me a question about this book the…

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Top tips for how to use Coconut Oil

    There’s always a super food that’s in fashion and one of those currently is Coconut oil. There are so many people who have never tried this oil and some are unsure about exactly how to use it. I’ve grown up around this oil and it’s numerous uses, so I want to give you…

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Science is an art

I was browsing through the BBC Radio 4 earlier today and I came across a programme called “All you need is Lab”.  This episode was all about how science and technology have been key in the music industry.  It was presented by Midge Ure of Ultravox.     What I found so interesting about this…

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Uncovered: Simple skincare

“Skin loving ingredients. No Harsh Chemicals” is the strap line for Simple skincare’s recent TV advert.   They sell themselves as the leading brand for sensitive skincare product in the UK (SymphonyIRI Group All Outlets UK Non Medicated Facial skincare 52 w/e 25th February 2012). But how true is this really? I took a closer…

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5 Ways to Better Sleep

Is better quality sleep something that you struggle with? You’re not alone, more and more people report that their sleep patterns change regularly. Some fall asleep with no problems only to wake throughout the night. Others struggle for hours to get to sleep but then sleep soundly only to be rudely awaken by the alarm…

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Nairobi – united and stronger

  I won’t lie to you, I’ve been very distracted for the past 5 days by the troubles in Nairobi Westgate Mall. This is in no small way due to the fact that I know so many people who live in Nairobi. In fact I was born there, my parents grew up there and most…

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Ingredients – Methylisothiazolinone and Methylchloroisothiazolinone

Cosmetic preservatives could cause eczema and more, experts warn Two chemicals in cosmetics and toiletries could cause an eczema epidemic, dermatologists claim. The preservatives, methylisothiazolinone (MI) and methylchloroisothiazolinone (MCI) are often used in combination and are commonly found in shower gels, wipes, suncreams, deodorants, hand lotions and even washing-up liquids. They also have multiple industrial…

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