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Eat the Rainbow – your wellbeing will thank you!

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  Many nutritionists now agree that by eating the most colourful plates of natural food can guarantee you are eating the best foods to keep your nutrient levels high.   As children we always were always told to eat our greens but complement this will other brightly coloured fruit and vegetables and you will be well on your way to healthy wellbeing.   Scientists agree that the naturally occurring phytochemicals (which are those that give the fruit and vegetables their bright colours) do help to keep us free from disease.   The antioxidants in these foods protect us against free radicals.  You
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How much exercise is good for your health?

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  Recent YouGov research reported that 48% of the UK population do no cardio activity at all.  More men incorporate cardio into their weekly regime than women.  The report also states that of those who don’t exercise many have sedentary jobs and spend the majority of their time sitting down.    Those surveyed also reveal that only 6% eat the recommended 5 portions of fruit and vegetables a day.   This is a worrying report.  With the rate of obesity rising we must ensure education to increase the awareness of good health is introduced at an early stage.  Children should be
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Which supplements should you be taking?

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  It is generally thought that it is entirely possible to consume all the necessary nutrients you need from a balanced diet.  Unfortunately today the western diet very rarely includes everything that is required for optimum health or to recover from illness.  Therefore taking supplements is always a benefit if you take the right ones.  So which ones should you take?   A multi vitamin/mineral is a great way to ensure you get the right boost in the morning.  A good multi vitamin should contain vitamins A, B, B1, B2, B3 B6, B12, Vitamin C and D2.  Pick one that
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Stress Awareness – 9 ways to minimise your stress levels

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  April is National Stress Awareness month. Stress is a common trigger for many conditions and illnesses.  If you can regulate your stress you will stay healthier for longer.   Stress can manifest itself with a headache, toothache, ingestion or simply muscle tension.  Identifying the cause of your stress can be the best course of action.  Once highlighted, minimise its impact –if left to its own devices it will wear down the natural defence mechanisms in the body and may lead to something more serious.  Be aware of the warning signs and take action promptly.   You certainly cannot control
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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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Hair Health Matters

Categories: Beauty, diet, and Women.

Nutrients needed for good healthy hair There is barely a day goes by in our offices where we don’t learn something new about lifestyle issues. Most recently we’ve been helping a client prepare for a new launch day, the focus of which was a mineral supplement which has dramatically changed the lives of those who use it. The new learning came in the form of the impact that diet has on hair. I’m sure we all recognise that a good diet is desirable for better health, but I wonder how many of us realise how that impacts the health of
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Festive weight gain

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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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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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the raw truth

Categories: Health, Lifestyle, and PR.

The Pure Sharon Scott I have recently embarked on a different kind of food regime advocated by a new client, Robyn Randolph co-founder of Pure Healthy Way.  Pure 5:2 incorporates eating a mainly raw diet and intermittent fasting. Robyn recommends eating phytonutrient, raw, unprocessed, enzyme rich food which should result in the perfect weight, renewed health and more vigour.  Sounds great!  In practice this has taken a little forethought.  The key I have found is planning.  Unfortunately this is something we don’t do in our household with regards to food.  I never seem to know who is going to be
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