By Smita Joshi Christmas is the most anticipated time of the Western calendar and yet, the closer it gets the more your stress builds, often turning excitement to dread. The combination of just how much there is to get done for that one all-important day, and the prospect of meeting family members whom you may not have seen since last Christmas, contributes to the stress. Make this Christmas one of pure enjoyment with this mind, body and spirit in action approach. Mind: Clear the mental clutter of “to dos” that weigh you
We discover the best natural ingredients and skincare products to combat the common signs of ageing. Signs & Causes of Ageing Skin “As our skin ages it looses collagen, elasticity and firmness which results in thinner skin,” explains Ingrid Hume from Pravera. “Fine lines and wrinkles appear around the eye and lip areas, age spots and pigmentation are more noticeable on the skins surface, skin starts to sag and our complexion can become much drier (due to ageing skin being unable to retain moisture) and look
By nutritional therapist Christine Bailey Lettuce leaves are ideal for making low-carb wraps and keeping this dish light and energising. Serve these little wraps with dipping sauce or gluten-free soy sauce. (serves 4) Ingredients: 1 tbsp coconut oil 400g turkey mince 1 preserved lemon rind only, finely chopped 2 tsp harissa paste 1 tsp ground cumin Sea salt and black pepper to taste Ingredients for dipping sauce: 2 tbsp Chinese rice vinegar 2 tsp maple syrup or honey Splash of fish sauce Squeeze of lime
Sea buckthorn is a berry bush found in Asia and Europe that has been used in Asian traditional medicine for more than one thousand years. Modern research has found that sea buckthorn oil is an important source of polyunsaturated fatty acids (particularly Omega 7), which are important structural components of mucous membranes which form the protective lining of internal organs as well as the surface of the eyes and mouth. So, it seems that these little orange berries pack a powerful nutritional punch and can help those who suffer
I have to say, I was really nervous about testing this product. I’ve tried fish oil capsules in the past and just can’t stomach the fishy aftertaste and the smell that can linger for hours after taking them, so despite the great reviews I’ve heard I refused to believe it would taste nice and put off testing this until the very last minute. I couldn’t have been more wrong. I poured the oil onto a teaspoon (the directions advise to take one to three teaspoons daily) as my colleagues giggled beside me, waiting to watch me squirm.
By nutritional therapist Christine Bailey A refreshing clean-tasting dip. Beetroots are useful for promoting detoxification and supporting bile flow. Beetroot also contains an energizing mix of iron and folate, important for red blood cell formation. This is delicious served with raw crackers or gluten free oat cakes. (serves 6) Ingredients: 200g cooked beetroot Handful of fresh mint leaves 125g cashew nuts 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar 1 tsp maple syrup or honey 2 tsp tamari, gluten-free soy sauce 1 tbsp flaxseed or
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By nutritional therapist Christine Bailey A lovely light, creamy soup rich in detoxifying glucosinolates from the broccoli while the pear provides additional fibre to aid elimination. (serves 4) Ingredients: 600ml vegetable stock 1 onion, finely chopped 1 stick of celery, chopped 1 clove of garlic, crushed 1 small potato, chopped Juice of 1⁄2 lemon 1 tbsp tamari, gluten-free soy sauce 400g fresh broccoli, cut into small pieces 2 ripe pears, cored, peeled and chopped Sea salt and black pepper to
By nutritional therapist Christine Bailey Parsley and coriander are both very effective for detoxification, making this a delicious way to kick start the day. (serves 1) Ingredients: 1 cucumber 2 apples 1 stick celery Handful of coriander (cilantro) Handful of kale or spinach Handful of parsley 1 lemon peeled Method: Put all the ingredients through a masticating juicer. Pour into a glass and drink immediately.
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