Posts Tagged ‘Vit C’

Do you……

  • Frequently miss meals or eat irregularly?
  • Consume a lot of fat-saturated or sugary foods?
  • Drink alcohol regularly?
  • Smoke?
  • Travel long distances?
  • Fail to take regular exercise?
  • Have regular exposure to fumes, chemicals and toxins?
  • Lack quality sleep?
  • Suffer with stress at work or at home?
  • Catch colds frequently and struggle to shake them off?

Each of these factors allow free radicals to proliferate and weaken the immune system. A weakened immune system leaves the body vulnerable and is partly caused by poor nutrition. A healthy immune system is better equipped to deal with everyday challenges and as we age, having a healthy immune system is more important than ever. (more…)


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It seems that Winter is well on its way – not only is it dark and cold outside, but bugs are EVERYWHERE! Even various friends with the strongest of constitutions tell me they feel they are fighting something off, have a tickle in their throat or have families with all sorts of viruses and sniffles. If like me, you have a susceptible toddler (not to mention a personal immune system weakened by pregnancy) going out in public seems like a game of Russian roulette!

There are some things you can do to help protect yourself and your family from the afflictions associated with the cold weather, so here are a few tips: (more…)

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There are few things more delicious than a fresh crispy apple and farmers markets and shops are full of fantastic British apples at the moment. We have all heard that “an apple a day keeps the doctor away” but you may not realise that there is a good reason for this phrase – apples really are full of goodness!

Here are some apple facts that are sure to get you munching: (more…)

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As you start to take care of your skin, it’s important that you use appropriate products for your particular skin type – otherwise you could exacerbate any existing problems (e.g. by stripping dry skin of essential oils or adding inappropriate moisturisers to oily skin!)

Most people will have skin that tends towards being dry or being oily. Even those with seemingly ‘perfect’ skin will occasionally suffer from flaky patches or visible pores. Here are some pointers to help you identify your skin type and how to treat it. (more…)

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Following on from my recent post of skin facts from the Herbalife’s Worldwide Outer Nutrition Trainer – Jacquie Carter, I’d like to share more information with you about the importance of looking after your skin, your body’s largest living organ.

All change …

Your skin will be subject to change throughout your life – as with your other major organs, there are a number of internal and external factors that will affect it’s health; (more…)

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If you’re planning a Summer holiday, or are one of the lucky people having a holiday in Spring, here are some tips for holiday preparation as well as my list of “Top Products to Take Away”.

Before You Go

If you are dreading the moment when you have to bare your body for the first time this year, there are a number of things you can do to improve the appearance of your skin before you go: (more…)

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At one of my all-time favourite training sessions, Jacquie Carter, Herbalife’s dynamic “Worldwide Outer Nutrition Trainer” gave some fabulous insights this weekend into just why it is SO important for us ALL to take care of our skin.

Here are some key skin facts:

  • The skin is the body’s largest living organ
  • On average, your skin will weigh around 7 to 8 lbs
  • The skin represents 12% to 16% of a body’s total weight!!!!
  • It covers between 12 and 20 square feet of body
  • The skin is made up of approximately 26% protein
  • Your skin can be subject to around 200 attacks from free radicals every hour


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