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Top 3 Natural Cold Remedies

1. Omega 3 supplement
Popping an omega-3 supplement daily will ensure you are getting enough essential fatty acid’s that contain powerful immune-fortifying properties. According to a study by Britain’s Institute of Human Nutrition and School of Medicine, Omega-3 supplements can increase the activity of phagocytes (cells that fight flu by eating up bacteria). Other studies carried out show that omega-3 can protect lungs from colds and respiratory infections.
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Apple Whitening

It’s near impossible to avoid foods that stain your teeth: coffee, red wine, berries, dark chocolate… the list goes on. And no matter how often you visit the dentist, they will inevitably lose their pearly white appearance. Sure you can have them artificially whitened a few times a year but the peroxides that are used (hydrogen and carbamide) wears down tooth enamel exposing dentine and causing sensitivity… not to mention the process can hurt like hell. Equally, brush on teeth whiteners sound good on paper, but are just as bad on your teeth. The Glycerin and alcohol content in brush on teeth whiteners can strip moisture from the teeth, leaving gums (and your breath) in bad shape as well as causing sensitivity.

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Home cure for hangovers: Honey

If you’re guilty of overindulging once in a while you’ll be pleased to know that there is a sweet little hang-over cure that is probably already in your cupboard: honey. Honey contains powerful antioxidant properties that can neutralize the harmful effects of alcohol. The natural fructose content helps the body to rapidly metabolize and digest alcohol. According to Dr John Emsley from Britain’s Royal Society of Chemistry, the fructose in honey is an essential compound that helps the body breakdown alcohol into harmless by- products. Read more…

Pacific Noni

Pacific Noni

Ever stopped to think about your kidney health? – probably not. Most of us go through life torching the candle at both ends (myself included) blissfully unaware of the real value of our health until we actually get sick.

An impromptu trip to Tahiti helped me rediscover a forgotten gem that works wonders for your kidney health: Tahitian Pacific Noni. After feeling slight kidney discomfort whilst lying on the soft Bora Bora sand (yes, I know poor me right) I started chatting to a very savvy spa therapist who recommended I try taking Pacific Noni juice.

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Eat Smarter: The Clean Fifteen and Dirty Dozen

Should you pay triple the price for an avocado because it is organically grown? Probably not…. but you should if you’re buying celery.

There is a widely differing opinion on whether or not organic produce is nutritionally more beneficial than non-organic and as we all know buying organic can be outrageously expensive. So the real question is – how important is it to buy organic? Aside from the nutritional value the main issue is the chemical residue from pesticides, fungicides, fertilizers that are sprayed onto the produce when farmed. For example, potatoes are sprayed several times with herbicides, pesticides and fungicides in their short little lives: as sliced potato “seeds” before they are planted, the leaves are sprayed while the potatoes are growing below, and the mature potatoes are sprayed after they’re harvested. Read more…

Touch of Health

Some weeks in life really are a drag and when you’re feeling down in the dumps there’s only one remedy for it: a beautifying facial (or glass of Champagne) – last week I decided to both, the former being the healthier option.

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Chia: The New Super-Seed

Chia seeds

Forget flax seeds, Chia (known as the ancient seed of strength) is the new super-seed of choice. These powerful seeds not only nourish our beautiful bodies with more omega-3 fatty acids than salmon but are also high in protein and minerals: iron, calcium, niacin, magnesium, zinc and phosphorus. Weight for weight they contain 3 times more iron than spinach and 3 times more antioxidant activity than blueberries. The essential fatty acids contained in Chia seeds helps to boost metabolism and promote lean muscle mass. Read more…

Chocolate Fix

Chocolate

The Mayan’s called it ‘the Food of Gods’. The Aztec’s believed it would bring them power and wisdom. The French declared it a ‘dangerous drug’ and today we call it… dark chocolate. So this Valentine’s don’t worry about the silly roses just give me some 85% dark chocolate. *Please note: Other gifts of love or food still welcome. Read more…

A Pinch of Salt

sea salt

Salt is a topic close to my heart (and tongue). Simply open my kitchen cupboard and you’ll find a large collection of sea salts: Maldon, Hawaiian, Celtic, Kelp, Himalayan, Black Lava sea salt and the list goes on. However, the one salt you will never find in my house is nasty old-fashioned iodized salt. If you’re now thinking salt’s salt right? …it’s all sodium. And hang on, isn’t it bad for you? - you’d be very wrong.

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Volcanic Clay Cleansing

Happily finding myself kicking back in Maui (miles away from Auckland’s spectacular weather) I have discovered that there’s nowhere better to detox than Hawaii…. infact, there’s nowhere better to do anything than Hawaii. So here I sit in the sunshine armed with my laptop and a cleansing coconut and spinach smoothie working away.

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