Author: Dr Sandy Krafchik


Our 10 Favourite Beauty Products of 2018

By GMB Dr. Sandy Krafchik We love natural beauty products at GMB because these products: are free from harmful chemicals are safe to use daily are equally effective support a healthy lifestyle do not cause or aggravate skin conditions e.g. eczema/acne/psoriasis etc. do not cause any systemic side effects are cruelty free (i.e. not tested on animals) are environmentally friendly Here is a list of our top 10 natural beauty products for 2018 and why we love them: Dr Bronners Dr

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Mind & Body
Ingredients You Should Look Out For When Buying Natural Beauty Products

By GMB Dr. Sandy Krafchik A typical cosmetic/beauty product contains between 15–50 ingredients. Researchers have estimated that, when combined with perfumes, women apply approximately 515 chemicals onto their skin each day! These chemicals enter the body via numerous routes: swallowing/inhalation/absorption through the mucous membrane of the eyes, mouth or nose/dermal absorption (via the skin). In fact, the skin absorbs approximately 60% of the chemical ingredients in cosmetics. Once absorbed, the chemicals are distributed to the body’s organs within seconds.

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Why Coconut Water Could Replace Your Sports Drink

By GMB Doctor Sandy Krafchik. Coconut water has become a popular beverage choice recently and is often marketed as “mother nature’s sports drink”. It is derived from young green coconuts and is rich in potassium and low in fat and sugar. Compared to sports drinks - it is lower in sugar, sodium and calories and much higher in potassium. Potassium assists in alleviating muscle cramps that may result from exercise. Coconut water contains small amounts of sodium, calcium, magnesium and phosphorus. Straight up Sparkling

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Nutrition Vegan
What is Raw Cacao & Why Is It Good For You?

By GMB Doctor Sandy Krafchik. All forms of chocolate originate from the Theobroma cacao tree. This tree produces seed pods. The seeds harvested from these pods are known as cacao beans. Raw cacao is the powder made by cold-pressing un-roasted cacao beans. This process retains the living enzymes in the cacao and removes the fat (cacao butter). It undergoes minimal processing, however since the natural fat found in cacao beans, the cocoa butter, is removed, cacao powder is relatively low in fat. Raw cacao powder

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Nutrition My Box
Restoring Gut Health

The gastrointestinal tract contributes to health in many ways. Research clearly shows that the function of the gut is not limited to digesting food and regulating nutrient and fluid uptake. There is evidence that the gut also: communicates with bacteria that support digestion by their enzymatic capacity regulates epithelial and immune functions that are important for gut health and overall health provides feedback to the brain via the vague nerve and hormones about energy uptake and other conditions that may affect mood and general wellbeing

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Nutrition Snacks
Are Purple Carrots Healthier For You?

Prior to the 17th century almost all carrots had a dark purple colour. Although purple carrots provide many of the same health benefits as orange carrots, they also offer some additional nutritional benefits due to their high concentration of anthocyanins. Anthocyanins are flavonoid pigments that give many blue, purple, and black vegetables and berries their intense colour and strong health-boosting properties. Purple carrots contain up to 28 times more anthocyanins than orange carrots. Blueberry & Purple Carrot Rice Cakes from Only Organics is a great

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