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Alison Bell
Food Is Medicine

Food Is Medicine

Written by Dr Lucy Burns of Real Life Medicine I recently went down the rabbit hole of food labelling. I did a presentation called The Doctor’s Guide to Reading Nutritional Labels”. Do you know you what? It is frightening to see the products out there. Everyday products that we are eating. Products we feed our families, filled with ingredients that would be more at home in a chemical factory than in our pantries. They have fillers, emulsifiers, synthetic ingredients, industrialised seed oils, additives. These are added to increase the shelf life, make the product cheaper or worse make it addictive. The...

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7 Tips to Stay Safe From Coronavirus

7 Tips to Stay Safe From Coronavirus

Written by Alison Bell It seems near impossible to avoid hearing about Coronavirus every day at the moment. When the media start using words such as epidemic and pandemic, it naturally evokes fear and panic. This turns to excitement, holding your attention on their space which is brilliant for the media ad space. Panic sells.  Social Media "reporters" and bloggers claim to report the "truth", but unfortunately for the most part is full of unsubstantiated theories and opinion evoking even more fear than the mainstream media.  There is very little chance of actually dying from this disease compared with other epidemic illnesses such as ebola. If on...

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The Ultimate Guide to Collagen

The Ultimate Guide to Collagen

Written by Claudio Calderia @ Glo Beauty What is Collagen? Is the most abundant protein found in the human body. And it can be found in the muscles, bones, tendons and most importantly from our point of view, the skin. Collagen makes up an impressive 75% of the organ. Collagen is found in the dermis or “middle layer” of the skin along with elastic tissue, that gives it its fullness and plumpness. So why is collagen essential? One word – Wrinkles. Collagen is what keeps your skin full and youthful-looking. Our bodies produce new collagen every day; however, after the age...

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13 Remarkable Health Benefits of Getting Outdoors

13 Remarkable Health Benefits of Getting Outdoors

Written by Julie Singh, TripOutside THE BENEFITS OF GETTING OUTDOORS If you’re a self-professed homebody, you could seriously benefit from a change of scenery. Spending time in nature could improve your physical and mental health, ward off illness, and actually make you happier!  As the Father of Western Medicine, Hippocrates, once said, “Nature itself is the best physician.” If you’re curious about the health benefits you can reap from being outside, read on! Below, we cover 13 reasons to soak up everything nature has to offer.   Read on for the best benefits of getting outdoors. 1. BEING IN NATURE BOOSTS LIFE...

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