Currently in fashion, mainly for it's anti-inflammatory effects, I've written about the benefits of turmeric before. Not only is it anti-inflammatory, but turmeric also has anti-microbial properties. I have turmeric with hot water, lemon and ginger most days, but as the evenings draw in, I'm looking to supercharge it, and of course add in some … Continue reading Super smoothie to boost your immune system
Botox...a polarising word to say the least, and the funny part is most people aren't actually 100% clear on what Botox is or what it can be used for. There's a stigma associated with it, despite it being widely used for therapeutic purposes, and it has taken the blame for all sorts of odd looking … Continue reading Botox and teeth grinding…what’s the deal?
Is there anyone out there that is not actually sick? Seriously? I thought I would have avoided it, due to a combination of not doing the dog on it over the festive season, and having the flu vaccine all the way back in October. Nope, aches and pains, feeling light-headed and sniffling, with a mo'fo of … Continue reading Turmeric and vitamin C smoothie to fight off the flu
Okay so I don't know about you, but New Year's day being on a Monday means none of the "January health buzz" starts until the following Monday...which is followed by "Blue Monday", officially the worst Monday of the year...none of which make for the best start to the year. Congratulations, you have made it out … Continue reading 5 Health Hacks – that don’t include a detox
I must admit, the whole "New Year, new me" thing really irritates me. Just like when you reach a milestone birthday...you're not really a whole lot different once the clock strikes midnight - but people tend to make a deal of it. And yet, I do find those few days between Christmas and NYE (when nobody … Continue reading New year…same old me
Bulletproof coffee has been a fad for a few years now - with its main presence of social media consisting of videos of butter being blended with coffee and coconut oil. It has been claimed to promote weight loss, improve physical performance and seriously boost energy...but do any of these claims actually stack up? The … Continue reading Butter and coffee – and mental clarity
Keeping up any kind of fitness routine or healthy diet can be tough at the best of times (and as we roll towards Christmas - yes I said it, I know, where has the year gone - with dark mornings and evenings, it's getting even tougher), but constant travel, be it for business or pleasure … Continue reading How to keep fit while travelling
The Lancet is one of the most widely read medical journals in the world. So when they published an article recently that appeared to endorse fats over carbohydrates to promote a healthy and longer life, a lot of people sat up and took notice. The idea that fats are actually good for us, and that … Continue reading Fat vs Sugar – who wins?
After a very busy (and long) week, I found my motivation dwindling...which is unusual for me, I must admit. Over the last year, as I've started to change the focus of my career, and "detoxed" various areas of my life, to make way for elements I truly love, I am generally excited about most things … Continue reading 3 ways to tackle burnout
Following on from my last post, about how to ease aching muscles, I'm making myself feel even better about being sore post-exercise (and feeling old), by reading up about the inflammatory effects of too much exercise. Yes...you read that correctly, exercise can cause inflammation, if you over do it - even though moderate exercise is widely touted … Continue reading The Benefits of Turmeric