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The stress busting benefits of Ashwagandha

Glynis Barber Stress Management, Supplements Leave a Comment

There are certain herbs that are particularly good for stress called adaptogens. The benefits are huge as they could actually help your body adapt to stress and balance your system. One of the most popular of these is ashwagandha. A native to India, this herb has been used for thousands of years in both ayurvedic and Chinese medicine. It is …

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The beauty of B vitamins

Glynis Barber Health, Supplements 3 Comments

I’ve always associated B vitamins with stress. During difficult times of life, pop a B vit to help you feel better. Now recent research shows just how important and far reaching these vitamins are. One of the main benefits is maintaining cognitive abilities, in particular as we age.  B vitamins can offer remarkable protection The following symptoms could be a …

The sunshine vitamin

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Vitamin D deficiency is epidemic around the world. This fact is startling on many levels. Sunlight after all is free (if a little sparse around these parts) and vitamin D is one of the cheapest supplements around. Vitamin D is probably the most vital vitamin for your health Every year, new research comes out finding  yet another amazing property about …

Egg Shell

Natural egg shell membrane

Glynis Barber Health, Supplements 2 Comments

People always seem to think I’m ageing quite well and I suppose I am. But there’s one part of me that is seriously letting the side down. One part of me that is literally like a 90 year old. Is it the lines round my eyes? My jawline? Or maybe my upper arms are letting the side down?

Oregano Oil

The power of oregano oil

Glynis Barber Health, Supplements 11 Comments

This recent article of mine in Natural Health magazine could change your life. Are you always coming down with viruses and do they recur a few weeks later? Oregano oil is a truly wondrous herb that has certainly changed my life.

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Why I Love Astaxanthin

Glynis Barber Health, Supplements 8 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

Glynis Barber Supplements 2 Comments

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. …