Bakuchiol Flower

A natural alternative to retinol

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Retinol is considered one of the most effective treatments to combat ageing in the skin. It does this by increasing the cell turnover rate as well as increasing collagen production and helps to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It’s a form of Vitamin A that leaves skin looking rejuvenated, plumper and fresher. Sounds great, doesn’t it? But …

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Are continuous glucose monitors a good thing?

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We probably all know someone who has signed up for one of the latest apps that monitors every aspect of your health. And it usually starts with wearing a CGM (continuous glucose monitor). I’ve noticed some odd behaviours in people wearing monitors Shrieks of alarm when checking the monitor after eating some perfectly healthy bit of food, anxiety about eating …

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How to give yourself a spring boost

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Spring is in the air at last, flowers are blooming, the trees are green and birdsong fills the air, which makes now the perfect time for a little spring boost. The great outdoors is beckoning It’s time to head into the countryside or your local park. Walking in nature is incredibly beneficial. It’s great exercise, helps to relieve stress and …

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Dr Zoë Harcombe addresses your questions

Glynis BarberDiet & Nutrition, Health 2 Comments

I recently posted a video interview with Dr Zoë Harcombe called “How nutritious are vegetables really?” A lot of the information Zoë shared was news to me and I knew it would it get a big reaction from people. Specially from vegans and vegetarians. We’ve all been brought up to believe that there is nothing on earth more nutritious than …

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How to treat and prevent cold sores naturally

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Cold sores can destroy a person’s confidence. Getting this uncomfortable and unsightly sore in the middle of one’s face (usually on the lips) can play havoc with everything from social life to work life. I used to get them on my ear which is such an unusual place that for years I didn’t know what it was. Neither did the …

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My special skincare edit

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ARK have asked me to choose my favourite products of theirs to create a special bundle with a very special discount for the Glynis Barber Edit I was thrilled as I love the ARK skincare range. And I knew exactly which ones I wanted. My favourite 3 products are ALL you need And that’s what I love about them. I don’t …

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Why muscles will help you live longer

Glynis BarberFitness & Exercise, Health 4 Comments

When I was a child and used to do ballet, all my class mates had beautifully toned legs with shapely calves and thighs. I had two skinny little twigs and seemed incapable of developing muscle no matter what I did. I had muscle envy! And I still do. Some people (remember Madonna’s arms?) just look at a weight and get …

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A beginners guide to meditation

Glynis BarberStress Management 12 Comments

The practice of meditation is of great benefit as the mind and body are closely connected. Meditation can help lower blood pressure, reduce the stress hormone cortisol and is a wonderful way to process the turmoil and challenges of life. A daily dose of meditation keeps stress at bay It’s a discipline like any anything else, just like exercise, but …