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Why I Love Astaxanthin

Glynis Barber Health, Supplements 2 Comments

I do love an antioxidant. I take quite a few of them but astaxanthin is hands down the best of them all. Even I was amazed to find out just how extraordinary it actually is when I started doing research for this latest article of mine for Natural Health magazine. I have to confess I started taking this antioxidant with …

A New Take on Bone health

Glynis Barber Health, Supplements 10 Comments

Osteoporosis is a real risk for most women and can have profound and debilitating effects. We’ve always been told to take calcium supplements as a preventative measure but it turns out it’s not quite as simple as that. In fact just taking calcium on it’s own can have an adverse effect. It would seem that it’s more beneficial to take …

Magnesium

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Vitamin D has became widely recognised as crucial to our health after it turned out many people were deficient due to the wide spread use of sunblocks and/or avoidance of the sun. Now the next supplement getting lots of attention is magnesium. I discovered it a few years ago when it was suggested to me that it would help relax …

Yacon Syrup

Can YACON Syrup help you lose weight

Glynis Barber Supplements 2 Comments

Have you ever heard of Yacon Syrup? Nope me neither. And I thought I knew about all the sugar alternatives, both the good and the bad. But what I’ve never ever heard of is a sweetener that helps you lose weight. That’s just crazy talk surely? But Yacon Syrup is a very different sweetener indeed and needs to be taken …

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How Safe are Supplements?

Glynis Barber Supplements 6 Comments

There are two types of people. Those who like supplements, who feel that they optimise health and promote well being and those who feel they’re a waste of time and too much of a hassle to take anyway. There’s no denying that they’re expensive. Well, very expensive in my case because I take so many. As do my whole family. …

Turmeric Root and Powder

Turmeric – The Spice with health Benefits

Glynis Barber Supplements 2 Comments

After my spell of dancing on Stepping Out, I found myself nursing a number of injuries. A swollen knee, that was quite inflamed being the main culprit. Ibuprofin is always what the doctor or physiotherapist will suggest, but nature has it’s own highly beneficial version that not only helps get rid of inflammation but has a load of other  benefits …

The Top 6 supplements To Take

Glynis Barber Supplements 16 Comments

I am an enthusiastic supplement taker! I even love reading about them and get excited when I discover new ones. All my friends marvel (and I suspect are slightly appalled) at how many I take! However, people are forever asking me what they should be taking. Writing an article on supplements was therefore a priority. I called Shabir Dama, pharmacist at Victoria health, for …