Author: Stephanie Malouf


Mind & Body
Your Guide to Facial Oils

Many people think using an oil on their skin will trigger break outs however the truth is this can be a key missing part of their beauty regime to healthy glowing skin. The key however is choosing the right oil and right products for the job. On a daily basis, our skin is exposed to toxins and irritants that cause free radical damage. It’s this free radical damage that causes wrinkles and aged skin. Two of the biggest culprits are UV rays from the

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Nutrition
Benefits of Beetroot and Five Ways To Use It

Beetroots are sweet in taste, vibrant in colour and packed with nutrients. They also boast a wide range of health promoting benefits making them an important part of a healthy balanced diet. There of it’s key benefits being: It’s Anti-Inflammatory Inflammation is one of the key drivers of disease. Triggers of inflammation include a poor diet high in processed foods and industrial seed oils, lack of colourful veggies, artificial sweeteners, sugar and environmental pollutants. The anti-inflammatory properties are largely attributed to a class

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Nutrition
What to Look out for When Buying Peanut Butter

Peanut butter is one of the most popular food products on the market, found on the shelves of pretty much every grocer around town. As a result, we are paralysed by choice with an extensive range of options and left scratching our head working out which one to buy. Depending on how the peanut butter is made can make it a highly nutritious and protein rich snack option or a highly processed and unhealthy jar filled with nasties. Here are the top five nasties to

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Nutrition
What is a Good Substitute for White Sugar?

We all know that white / refined sugar isn’t good for our health. Yet sugar intake is at an all-time high and it’s one of the biggest drivers of the obesity epidemic, Type 2 Diabetes and inflammation. The harmful effects of sugar is largely caused by the way it is metabolised by the body. When we consume sugar, it’s quickly absorbed into the bloodstream, causing our blood sugar levels to rise rapidly. In response to a blood sugar spike, the body releases the

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We Tried Charcoal Toothpaste and This Is What Happened

By GMB Health Advisor, Nutritionist Stephanie Malouf Charcoal has traditionally been used as an antidote to toxic poisoning particularly in the case of drugs and food poisoning. This isn’t your everyday kind of charcoal used for barbecuing, its point of difference being it’s porous texture. The pores are created by an ‘activating’ process of heating the charcoal at very high temperatures. These pores enable the charcoal to bind to toxins, so they can be eliminated via the digestive tract. Recently charcoal has generated

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What's the fuss about Alkaline Water?

By GMB Health Advisor, Nutritionist Stephanie Malouf The word 'alkaline' has been thrown around as a bit of a buzz word in the health industry lately, but what does it really mean? We asked our GMB Health Advisor, Nutritionist Stephanie Malouf to give us the low down on what all the fuss is about alkaline water and if it really is important to drink in our day. What is alkaline water Alkaline water is a water with a pH level greater than 7. A pH

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