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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. Ayurvedic medicine is the traditional…

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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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Diet plan virgin – 1 week on

  So one week done on the Jane Plan, another 3  weeks on the diet plan to go. As promised here is a review and update on how I’ve got on with it all. I won’t lie to you, it’s not always been easy and smooth sailing.  And I never thought I’d spend my time…

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Diet plan virgin goes on the Jane Plan diet

  I am a diet plan virgin and I’ve been sent this lovely lot of goodies from Jane Michell at Jane Plan.   I first met Jane many years ago at a business networking meeting, and we got chatting about the links with our work.  One evening we sat down to discuss the plan that…

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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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Ingredients – Sodium Benzoate – 10 Top Facts

Ingredients and chemicals, such as Sodium Benzoate, are used in our foods and cosmetics.  But what is safe and what isn’t? This is a particularly engaging topic for me, especially coming from a background where I studied organic chemistry at a degree level.  So I thought that I’d share some of these facts with you.…

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Proactive like Joanna Lumley or a slave to technology?

The lovely Joanna Lumley was recently interviewed on the Jonathan Ross Show and she said something that was exactly what I’ve been thinking and saying a lot recently.   We have become a society where we’re fortunate enough to have technology at our fingertips and be able to respond to issues as soon as possible.…

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