Archives for Health

chocolate – it’s that time of year again!

Categories: diet, diet, Health, and Lifestyle.

celebrate without the guilt   Easter is the finest spring festival and although a Christian event it is celebrated all around the world.   The egg is a symbol of new life and the practice of decorating eggs dates back to the 13th century.  It’s just around the corner now and the delicious chocolate treats are filling the shelves in the shops and supermarkets.   The packaging is getting more and more elaborate and it is becoming increasingly difficult to resist a purchase even if you haven’t got small children to spoil.   However chocolate does have health benefits if taken in
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sleep matters – national bed month

Categories: Health and Lifestyle.

Did you know that March is National Bed Month? On average we spend over 2.3k hours in bed every year.  That equates to a third of your life, around 25 years.  In those 25 years, an uncomfortable bed can rob you of an hour’s restorative sleep every…that’s EVERY night!  This can make the difference between a good day and a difficult day.  Think of sleep like a computer reboot – it revitalises and refreshes your mind and body.   The most important thing when looking for a bed is comfort.  It should be soft enough for comfort and firm enough
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product pruning

Categories: Beauty, Health, Lifestyle, and Women.

Spring Clean your Beauty Cupboard   Hands up if you’ve cleared your cupboards of old “product” recently!  Ahh…thought not….! Beauty products generally have a shelf life.  Look on the back of the packaging or container and you can see an open jar with a number and the letter Mi.e. 12M.  This relates to the number of months you should keep the product once it has been opened.   This is the recommend life of a health product.  After this time there is a possibility of bacteria and germs being transferred to your skin and causing infection.   A 2013 study which
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Festive weight gain

Categories: diet, diet, Health, and Lifestyle.

Avoid the Festive Weight gain pitfalls Sharon shares a few ideas which will help keep the weight off during the traditional time of excess eating. This Christmas – pace yourself to avoid piling on the pounds.  You can still enjoy the festivities and maintain a healthy weight with a few simple tips.  As our Christmas gift….we’re going to share them! Drinking a large glass of water prior to your meal will stop you eating too much and help you feel full.  Water is a great way to keep hydrated over the holiday period so always keep a glass by your
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How to monitor your wellness

Categories: Beauty, Health, and Lifestyle.

  Following-on from her last blog – Sharon takes a brief look at … doing nothing!!   Today we live very sedentary lives but we are not restful.  Gone are the days when we had forced downtime.  Once the light had gone we had very few options.  Retailers and entertainment were less accessible – so we rested.  Nowadays you can live and “be on the go” 24/7.  You can shop whenever you want, eat/drink out or be entertained at any time of the night or day.  It is a challenge to find time for stillness. How to sit, relax and
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The importance of wellbeing

Categories: Beauty, Health, Lifestyle, and Spa.

Being “on top of your game” is a wonderful feeling! You can achieve anything if you’re in the right frame of mind and the body is rested and energised. I’m a great believer in this and spend a lot of time with clients discussing ways to “be well” – my conclusion? Feed the body with the right foods and choose a spa break to enhance your wellbeing.   Today’s hectic lifestyle can leave you feeling stressed and frazzled.  With spa breaks becoming more affordable it can be a great way to reset your equilibrium.  General wellbeing is just one reason
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To Care for Hair

Categories: Beauty, Health, and Women.

Hair Today More Tomorrow! Some more really great news came through the door today!  One of our brilliant clients has been shortlisted for a national beauty industry award. Arkeya Minerals is a UK brand which has been re-shaping the way women look after their looks and general health. Sara G Allison is a Harley Street trichologist and is highly regarded in her field. For some time Sara kept doing what convention dictated she do – prescribe a cocktail of supplements or treatments which would remedy the problems facing her clients. It struck Sara after a while that something was wrong!
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What is Mindfulness?

Categories: Beauty, Health, Lifestyle, and Women.

  This is the latest buzz word but what is it?   The speed of activity today results in a lack of attention to self care.  We have lost touch with taking care of ourselves.  We are so consumed with looking after others we forget ourselves.   Practicing mindfulness can result in better sleep patterns, more control over emotions and even more effective pain control.  Those adept in this method can balance emotions and process and control pain much more efficiently than those who don’t, according to a recent study carried out by the University of Utah.   Mindfulness can
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One Direction – Intermittent fasting and Intuitive eating

Categories: diet, Health, Lifestyle, and Women.

How your diet can impact your life?   If you skin looks dull, your hair is lifeless and you have no energy it is probably your diet that is to blame.  We are all much more savvy now and a little common sense when walking around the supermarket can make all the difference. Eating good wholesome, natural products will fuel your body with the right ingredients to ensure you are healthy and full of vitality.  The more colourful the food the better. Unfortunately sugar, which used to be a luxury food, is now cheap as chips and just as unhealthy.  
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life in the fasting lane

Categories: diet, Health, Lifestyle, and Women.

I survived the fasting! The drive to a better me is going….well….pretty well. The first week and 2 fasting days later and I’ve survived.  Actually it was not quite as difficult as I thought it would be.  I didn’t feel as hungry but, my energy levels definitely dipped.   I started the first day with lemon water and barley grass as normal and then took a train to London.  As I was occupied for most of the day I didn’t really have time to think about food.  Unfortunately the first meeting was in a café and the other attendees all
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