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Artificial Sugars vs Gut Health

I’m a big believer in how our gut health affects our wellbeing. And we’ve blogged previously about what foods to avoid to keep a healthy microbiome (See ‘What should I eat for a healthy gut?’) This mentions to stay away from sugar as it feeds the bad bacteria in our digestive system. But what about […]

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What makes a good sunscreen? – part 1

With summer here and holidays in the sun planned, we turn to buying sunscreens and the question arises: What is a good sunscreen? In my research into this question, I realise that this is not a simple question! My quest for an answer takes me through the following journey: Why do we use sunscreen? We […]

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Be Healthy with Vitamin D

It’s now officially summer here in the UK. This brings the longer, sunnier days and the desire to soak up some sunshine and warmth. Which brings us back to the question: Is it healthy to be out in the sun? The answer – YES! Sunshine has great health benefits, including that it’s the best way […]

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Don’t be green with envy…

“Envy is the art of counting the other fellow’s blessings instead of your own.” ~ Harold Coffin. It’s easy for us to compare our lives against others and to want it all. How do you feel, think or act when you see others succeeding? Losing weight? Or in love? We all deserve success, love and […]

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Eat well to live well…

“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” ― Hippocrates. I have been blogging about healthy eating and the impact of food choices on our wellbeing for 10 years now. For most of that time, I seem to have been at odds with mainstream thoughts on statins, low-fat diets & sugar. I’ve also […]

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Express Yourself Through Words

“I can shake off everything as I write, my sorrows disappear, my courage is born.” ~ Anne Frank. Writing can be very therapeutic, even if you don’t string sentences together! Jotting down words and making lists can all help you remove the clutter from your mind! When I first started journalling, I felt like I […]

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