Flat White Preparation Pouring Milk

Which non-dairy milk is the healthiest?

Glynis Barber Diet & Nutrition, Health 2 Comments

As coffee shops have sprung up all over the place with coffee becoming increasingly popular, we are now consuming more milk on a daily basis than ever before. The choice of milks on offer has increased as well, from regular dairy to all the many non-dairy alternatives. But are these any better for us and which ones are the healthiest? …

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The glucose/depression connection (video)

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There is now increasing evidence of a connection between mood and blood glucose levels. Every time we eat our blood glucose levels are raised. However, depending on what we eat and what order we eat it in, our levels can be very erratic and get raised too high. And this can worsen depressive symptoms and affect mood. It can also …

Healthy Sweetener in Bowl and Spoon with Violet Flowers

The healthy sweetener

Glynis Barber Diet & Nutrition, Health 1 Comment

We all know by now (surely??) that sugar is detrimental to health and can lead to weight gain, diabetes and god knows what else. To circumnavigate this unfortunate fact, who hasn’t tried out alternative sweeteners convinced that they’re much better for our health?  Maple syrup anyone? Or how about honey, dates, coconut nectar, fructose or maybe agave syrup? But are …

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Inflammaging

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As if there wasn’t enough to worry about, now there’s inflammaging. Or rather the low grade inflammation which causes ageing and also disease. As we age this becomes quite common and all sorts of health issues begin to appear, as well as lines and wrinkles setting in. This is one of the many reasons why an anti-inflammatory diet is key. This was one of the main …

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The incredible health benefits of music

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Listening to music is (usually) a very enjoyable past time. Of course we all have wildly different tastes in music and one man’s rock and roll is another man’s country and western. But when we listen to our favourite kind of music, there’s no doubt that it’s a pleasurable and relaxing experience. We lose ourselves in it and go into …

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Protect yourself from pandemic stress

Glynis Barber Health, Stress Management 2 Comments

To say we live in interesting times is an understatement. The world has become increasingly stressful over the last year and a half and there are many prominent scholars and scientists who think we have entered a dark era that will be unfavourably reviewed from those in the future. We all, of course, have our personal stresses that we handle …

Bread Without Gluten in Hands

What’s the fuss about gluten?

Glynis Barber Diet & Nutrition, Health 1 Comment

Cutting out gluten from the diet has become quite the thing and has spawned numerous gluten-free products. Many people, like myself, who try and limit gluten intake, are not allergic or even intolerant to gluten. And whether bread has gluten or not, it’s still going to give you a huge rise in blood glucose levels. Is cutting out gluten yet …

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A natural remedy for varicose veins and poor circulation

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There’s no good time to have unsightly veins on your legs but summertime in particular, it can be quite demoralising. Sometimes varicose veins are very prominent and require medical attention, but other times they can just be dark looking veins that aren’t raised but still enough to make you self conscious. I myself have a few of these lurking on …

Portobello Mushroom Underside

How mushrooms can help you live longer

Glynis Barber Diet & Nutrition, Health 1 Comment

There was a time that mushrooms had a bad rap. Word was that you got fungal infections from them and  they were to be avoided. Oh how wrong this was. Just like when they said margarine was better for us than butter. Then we found out about trans fats and butter turned out to be a really healthy fat. Mushrooms …

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Natural help for depression and anxiety

Glynis Barber Health, Stress Management 3 Comments

Today I want to tell you about the most amazing supplement known as “the happiness herb”. I’ve been taking this myself for a few months now and I’ve never known anything quite like it. It’s particularly good for anxiety (which I’ve had bouts of over the last few years), depression and even insomnia. Thanks to this incredible herb, along with …