Zoe Harcombe and Glynis Barber

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 …

Green Matcha Tea Powder

The benefits of drinking matcha tea

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I’ve been drinking green tea for years. I love the subtle taste and the gentle caffeine hit never affects me in the same jittery way that coffee sometimes does. One of the reasons for this, is that green tea contains L-theanine which has a calming effect. Green tea is packed full of numerous benefits and has life enhancing properties. And …

Portobello Mushroom Underside

How mushrooms can help you live longer

Glynis BarberDiet & 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 …

Marie Reynolds Face Night Oil

Marie Reynolds fAce night oil

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I’ve written about Marie Reynolds, one of the top skin specialists in the UK, a few times before. She does fabulous face treatments and, to everyone’s joy and happiness, she brought out a wonderful range of skin products (which I’ve also written about). I literally try each thing she comes out with the moment it’s produced. Trust me when I …

Barefoot Along the Beach Shoreline

Stay grounded

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If I told you there was something that helped to slow the ageing process, reduced inflammation (the cause of many chronic diseases) and was completely free, you would probably think I was making it up. Or, that it was yet another fad that will be forgotten by the next full moon. But it is in fact true that barefoot walking, …

FOM Products

Skin products that tackle pollution

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Our poor skins. They are fighting a constant battle on our behalf. If it’s not UV rays or extreme temperatures, it’s hormones, or perhaps toxins from from the foods we eat. Added to this there’s the effects of too much alcohol, lack of sleep or poor nutrition. Or maybe a combination of all of these! But there’s another enemy that …

Skin Products Ren Madra and FOM London

How to protect your skin from pollution

Glynis BarberBeauty, Skincare 3 Comments

Millions of us live in cities and big towns and air pollution is such a part of our lives that we don’t even think about it. We’re all so used to fumes spewing out of traffic, planes and industrial sites that it’s just part of the fabric of our lives. However pollution is not to be underestimated. It’s a killer. …

Help for thinning hair

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I’ve been a big fan of the Victoria Health website for many years. It’s one of the first sites that stocked great beauty products as well as having many products aimed at enhancing good health. They’ve also introduced some of the most innovative products over the years including Niod and The Ordinary. So It’s very exciting to me that they …

Woman Touching Side of Face

The Easy Collagen Diet

Glynis BarberHealth, Skincare 3 Comments

If you asked me what the single most important thing is for your skin, how it ages and how it looks, my answer would be collagen. It’s also vital for your overall health and wellbeing. The bad news is that it declines at a remarkably early age and your body can’t produce it. The good news is that you can …