Reviving Foot Soak Recipe

This delightful foot soak is cheap and simple to make – most ingredients are available from the supermarket or you might even have them around the house. Use fine sea salt or the salt crystals which are pretty but avoid rock salt which dissolves too slowly and can cut skin. You can substitute the essential…

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What’s the connection between acne and gluten?

connection acne gluten wooden spoon on barley

In a word: none. As a naturopath and lecturer I often hear enthusiastic advocates of a dairy and gluten-free diet to treat acne; “It worked for me/my friend/sister..” etc. That’s great if it worked for them and there is definitely a sound rationale behind eliminating dairy to minimise hormonal acne but there is no current…

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Boost your metabolism

Boost your metabolism

TIPS TO BOOST YOUR METABOLISM AND INCREASE YOUR ENERGY EXPENDITURE 1] Eat more often! This is the way to train your metabolism to speed up rather than slow down into conservation mode which happens when large meals are eaten with long intervals in between. The added benefit is that you tend to eat less at…

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GI and GL explained

White bread and brown bread

The Glycaemic Index (GI) of a food is a classification of its ability to raise blood glucose after consumption. Only carbohydrates, which metabolise to glucose, have a GI classification. Pure glucose is the benchmark and has a GI of 100. Low GI foods are recommended because they result in a lower glycaemic response. A low…

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Too much acid?

Green nutritional powder

Do you ever feel bloated, weak and lethargic or find it difficult to lose weight despite your best efforts to exercise and eat well? It could be that your system is too acidic to function optimally. Many of your metabolic reactions require a slightly alkaline environment to function efficiently. Blood needs to remain within a…

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