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My current favourites - what are yours?

My current favourites - what are yours?

I am often asked which products I use given that I have access to all of the beautiful brands on our store. It changes, of course, because I try as many as I can so that I have personal experience with them but obviously I can’t use all as I also have to consider my skin (dry and sensitive!) and hair (mostly normal). However, here are my current daily treats: For cleansing, I’ve switched to using Neutriherb’s Activated Charcoal Soap and am loving it! It did take a change in thought as I’ve never been one for using soap on...

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Great Gelatine - as written by expert nutritionist, Sally-Ann Creed

Great Gelatine - as written by expert nutritionist, Sally-Ann Creed

What exactly IS gelatine anyway, and why the hype? It is a dried powder created from isolating and dehydrating parts of animals, including skin, bones and tissue. This might not sound too appetizing but it’s virtually colourless and tasteless – however it has amazing ‘powers’ of regeneration for the body.  Gelatine helps to form strong cartilage and connective tissue which gives our bodies ‘elasticity’, so we don’t get stiff and sore.  Part of the reason for the upswing in the popularity of bone broth is the gelatine it supplies – and the result is that it clears up allergies or...

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Why take Glutamine?

Why take Glutamine?

There are incredible health benefits to taking Glutamine (or L-Glutamine) powder. As the most abundant amino acid in your bloodstream making up to 35% of the amino acid nitrogen in your blood, and as a building block of protein your body uses glutamine in large amounts. The most common uses for glutamine are: Quick weight loss – to burn fat and build muscle; Repair leaky gut; and/or ulcers Stop cravings for carbs, sweets, sugar, alcohol and even hard core drugs Improve overall health and energy Medically Proven Benefits New research is now showing that L-glutamine benefits the body in the following ways:...

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Where do the days go?

Where do the days go?

I feel as if I have so much to share with you all but never seem to find the time to sit down and write! For starters, I'm thrilled to say that I'm still loving being on Collagen - I can really feel the difference especially in my concentration, sleeping, energy levels, nails and hair.I've been taking it for nearly 2 months now and it's such a joy that the longer you take it, the more you benefit! Clearly you all agree because it has been flying out of our store (which we are very grateful about!) and the constant positive...

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Why I am allowed to nag

With summer coming, I feel the need to nag a little (sorry!). Some of you know that I suffer from skin cancer - it is an ongoing battle that I am very on top of so nothing to be overly concerned about but I can tell you, it is an awful burden that hangs over you all the time.I found a melanoma in my thigh about 8 years ago (or should I say my doctor found it and I, of course, argued that there was nothing wrong with it) and since then have had numerous treatments, checks (I go at...

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