Brushing Implements

Brush your body to health

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If you’ve never heard of dry brushing your body before, I’m sure you’re imagining using your hair brush all over and thinking how odd it sounds? Well, that would be odd and probably a bit painful. Dry brushing is, in fact, a very pleasant sensation It involves brushing with a dense brush with flexible hairs specially designed for the task. …

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The truth about lectins

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I’d vaguely heard of lectins before I met nutritionist Fleur Borrelli and embarked on The In-Sync Diet but had no idea what they actually were, and I didn’t really care either because lectins just didn’t seem very important. How very wrong I was! Now I know all about them and understand how crucial it is that we understand what they …

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Tame your tummy

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Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a mystery as well as a misery. It’s often diagnosed when no other cause for symptoms can be found. In other words, it’s a diagnosis of exclusion, for which all other possible causes of symptoms have been ruled out. The symptoms of IBS are varied and numerous They can include bloating, constipation, diarrhoea, backache, abdominal …

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The Easy Collagen Diet

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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 …

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The wonder of chocolate

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What better way to kick off the Christmas and seasonable festivities than by extolling the virtues of chocolate? Oh yes a little bit of the dark stuff will not only be nutritious but will also even help with the often accompanying stress of this time of year. But as they say, moderation is key. Enjoy! It’s not often that there’s …

Mushrooms Super Food

Mushrooms – the new Superfood?

Glynis Barber Diet & Nutrition 4 Comments

I used to love mushrooms. I’d always order some sort of mushroom dish while eating out. Stuffed mushrooms, mushroom risotto, meat or spaghetti with mushroom sauce, the choices were endless. Then suddenly I went off them. I began to hear that being fungi, they weren’t actually good for you. They caused mucous, they gave you yeast infections, they weren’t quite …

Why is the Gut Referred to as “the Second Brain”?

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The big discovery on the gut is how much it affects our mental health and behaviour and is often referred to as “the second brain”. It’s quite hard to get ones’ “brain” round that concept isn’t it? And having too many of the “bad guys” in your gut, can make you overweight! Ok, I bet that’s got your attention? There’s …