All posts tagged Bee pollen

5 Ways To Avoid Weight Gain This Winter

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Well ladies, it’s winter and there’s no easy way to say it, but for many of us that means an increase in layers – and I don’t just mean thermals under jumpers under coats. It can also mean another layer of fat.

There is no scientific evidence to prove a biological predisposition to weight gain during the cold, grey winter months – unless you’re a hibernating animal. But nevertheless, many of us see the number on the bathroom scales creep up as the season progresses.

If you’re struggling with what to blame it on, here are some of the possible reasons why it happens.

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The World Cup Runneth Over

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I’m told that the countdown to the World Cup begins. This means that from June 12th and for the ensuing month or so… the sport-loving men, women and children in your life will be bleary eyed from staying up late, hoarse from all that spectator participation, and probably stressed out from unsatisfactory game results.

Those World Cup fans who live in Germany are lucky, because German employers are understanding and sympathetic towards soccer fanatics. It’s been reported that they’re allowing their employees to turn up late for work next day if they’ve stayed up too late to watch the games. For the rest of the world, it’s business as usual, and you’ll just have to suffer for your sport.

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5 Mistakes Women Make In Middle Age

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No-one would argue that getting older is not much fun. Especially the way it seems to creep up on us. One moment we’re flaunting our style in sexy clothes, hair and makeup, carrying ourselves with self assurance and able to keep up life’s busy pace – with energy left over. The next moment, we’re wondering why our style no longer seems so sexy, we’re doubting our role in life – and sneaking nanna-naps in the afternoon.

For many of us, middle age can be fraught with mental tension and stress, not to mention physical aches and pains.

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Enhance fertility with Royal Jelly, Bee Pollen & Bee Propolis

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Any woman who has had to face the prospect of infertility will go through a huge emotional roller coaster ride. It can be heartbreaking for you, or a loved one to have to go through the trauma of discovering that having a child may never be a reality.

According to the The Fertility Society of Australia, one in 6 Australian and New Zealand couples are unable to conceive.

Infertility is defined as bring unable to conceive after a year of unprotected intercourse. The problem of infertility is of course not just limited to women, but shared equally among men and women. Reasons are many and varied, but in the vast majority of cases the problem is physical.

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6 Tips To Keep Your Energy Up, Immune System Strong And Body Healthy All Winter Long

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In winter, the sun sets earlier, a chill fills the air, and we spend less time outside being active and more time inside eating starchy and sugary foods. Our hibernating instinct doesn’t keep us healthy. Rather, our immune system takes a hit, allowing winter colds and flus to grab hold.

Luckily, there are certain things you can do to keep your energy up, your immune system strong and your body healthy all winter long.

1. Drink healthy fluids
Drinking six to eight glasses a day of water or herbal tea can keep your digestive system healthy, your weight down and your energy up.

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How Bee Pollen Can Make Your Sex Life Sparkle

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The Greeks certainly knew their stuff when it came to all aspects of health and wellbeing. The ancient Greek philosopher Hippocrates once said, ‘Let food be thy medicine, and medicine be thy food’. Another wise old Greek, Aristotle, made countless observations of nature, especially plants and their value in nourishing and healing. And Plato once said ‘The Gods created certain kinds of beings to replenish our bodies; they are the trees and the plants and the seeds.’

One of the most revered of nature’s foods was bee pollen. It was called ambrosia, or the life giving dust and was used, amongst other things, as a tonic to boost energy and enhance libido.

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What Are Allergies?

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If you are bothered by allergy symptoms, you are not alone. In the Pacific Northwest, even seasonal allergies can occur during much of the year: February-April for trees; May-September for grass; and May-October for weeds. In addition, allergies to dust mites, mold and animal dander usually bother people throughout the year.

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The Top 5 Health Supplements Women need: Are You Getting Enough Of Any Of Them?

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Life is all about change. We’re constantly changing from the moment we’re born, and as women we pass through several phases of life where our bodies’ needs fluctuate. From puberty, to pregnancy, to menopause and beyond, we all need certain nutrients that our bodies can’t, or cease to manufacture, but which are essential for our complicated internal mechanisms to function properly.

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How to choose the best supplement for you

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Google the word ‘vitamin’ and over sixty million search results will appear with the most outrageous health claims. With supplements like ‘Women’s Super Miracle Bullets’ boasting to boost libido, relieve PMS and improve your overall health (not joking, that product really does exist) it’s hard to know what to choose.

If you are going to take a supplement (or already do) it’s important to know what you’re taking. Many supplements are man made, indigestible and have nasty additives in them. So your first rule of thumb when buying supplements – go natural.

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Cure Kids’ Red Nose Day TV Commercial

2 weeks ago I was fortunate enough to be part of the Cure Kids’ Red Nose TV Commercial. The shoot took place on a very gloomy Sunday – it was cold, wet and oh so miserable but inside the studio the kids turned the day into so much fun. I was considering kidnapping a few of them as they were so adorable!

Cure Kids’ Red Nose Day is a “fun” national campaign that celebrates local communities, embraces the light-hearted Kiwi culture, and supports children across New Zealand. A simple idea created over two decades ago, the campaign encourages everyone to let go, laugh, and be silly…all for a serious cause. Funds raised through Cure Kids Red Nose Day will be invested in vital medical research into childhood illnesses.

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