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The importance of melatonin

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Melatonin, the sun and sleep are all intrinsically linked. In today’s video I talk about how the sun has been demonised in recent years but is, in fact, vital to life and optimal health. I’ll post the video at the end of this article. So what is melatonin and why is it so important? Melatonin is a hormone that controls …

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Say hello to a fantastic skincare range (video)

Glynis Barber Beauty, Skincare 1 Comment

I’ve been searching for a skincare range that is in keeping with the Ageless ethos but that also fully addresses the issues of ageing, mature skin. And it’s not been easy. The completely natural products I tried did not give the results I wanted and the more efficacious ones were full of undesirable toxins that, to my mind, undermine any …

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Why you need to ditch your sunglasses

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Oh yes I know, sunglasses are cool. You get to hide away while looking glamorous and enigmatic. And choosing the right pair is like choosing the right jeans or a knockout dress or coat. It’s an important fashion statement. But let’s look at what happens inside our bodies with and without them. What happens inside our body when we DON’T …

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The incredible health benefits of music

Glynis Barber Health 3 Comments

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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Why has lockdown turned me into a chocolate guzzling insomniac?

Glynis Barber Health, Stress Management 5 Comments

Previously, psychotherapist Joan Kingsley explained what our brains are doing to cope with the pandemic and lockdown and why we feel so afraid. This time she looks at the many other symptoms of lockdown brain. Anxiety, insomnia, forgetfulness, lack of concentration and the constant need to eat chocolate and sugary treats. You can read the first part here: Has lockdown …

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Has lockdown changed my brain?

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Why have we all been having weird dreams, feeling anxious and eating non-stop since the pandemic began? Here, Joan Kingsley, psychotherapist and leadership coach as well as author of The Fear Free Organization, explains what the hell is going on. Your brain on lockdown  For the past year Caroline and I have met for our weekly psychotherapy sessions over Zoom. Caroline …

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A survival guide to wearing PPE – Part 2

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This week we continue looking at some of the issues that arise for frontline workers wearing PPE all day. These many issues can take their toll on skin, health and stress levels. We will be looking specifically at the immune system, sleep and wearing heavy equipment. Last week, with expert advice from pharmacist Shabir Daya and wellness expert Marie Reynolds, …

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Why you need to protect yourself from EMFs

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Let me start by explaining what EMFs actually are and where they come from. Electromagnetic Field Radiation (EMF) are electric fields that bombard us from many different sources. There are four main types of EMF exposure: Electric fields (the E in EMF) from house wiring and corded appliances Magnetic fields (the M in EMF) from power lines, motors and transformers …

How to protect yourself against dementia

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Dementia and in particular Alzheimer’s, it’s most common and severe form, has reached epidemic proportions in the older members of the world population. And evidence suggests the trend is increasing. Statistically the risk of getting dementia is staggeringly high A recent meta-analysis reported that the global prevalence of dementia is between 5 and 7% for those over 60. For those …