Category: Mind & Body


We Talk 'Mantras' with Sophie Guidolin

Sophie Guidolin is not your average social media ‘fitspo’. Sure, she has the fitness credentials – a qualified nutritionist, master trainer, internationally awarded bikini competitor and fitness model. But she’s also a mum of four, entrepreneur, author and wholefoods cook. She has released a beautiful book called More than Words a collection of her favourite words of encouragement to help others achieve their goals and dreams. What was the driver behind your book ‘More than Words’? I was going through a hard period in my

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How To Practise Mindfulness With Tea

By GMB Doctor Sandy Krafchik. Mindfulness is a mental state achieved by focusing your awareness on the present moment, while acknowledging your feelings, thoughts, and sensations objectively. It is often used as a therapeutic technique as it slows things down and immerses you into the present moment, thereby resting the analytical mind. Mindfulness means paying attention to, and experiencing the world directly with, the 5 senses - feeling, touching, seeing, hearing, and tasting. It is a powerful tool to help us understand and deal with

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Ultimate Winter Skincare Routine

By GMB Doctor Sandy Krafchik The skin is responsible for regulating body temperature, removing toxins and pathogens, and acting as a barrier to maintain adequate hydration. Dry skin is a result of the barrier function losing its integrity. During winter cold weather (especially cold winds) in combination with the increased use of central heating has a dramatic drying effect on the skin. Even people with ‘normal’ skin notice changes in their skin during the cooler months e.g. dry skin and cracked lips. Cold air

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5 of the Best Food and Drinks For Brain Health

By GMB Nutritionist Melissa Fine It’s easy to forget that our brains are where it’s at! The control centre of the body, your brain regulates how you feel, think, and move, all while instructing your organs to behave as they should. If you’re feeling like you could do with more ‘brain food’, we’ve rounded up some of the best brain-boosting foods for you to stock up on. Boost your brain health with Shine+ in the July 'Gut Lovin' box 1. Complex

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The Benefits and Uses of Propolis

Propolis (bee glue) is a sticky substance produced by bees. It is a resinous mixture produced when bees combine their saliva with beeswax and the sap they collect from needle-leaved trees or evergreens. This creates a sticky, greenish-brown compound which is used as a coating to seal small gaps during the construction of bee hives. Research has identified more than 300 compounds present in propolis – including polyphenols (mainly flavonoids and phenolic acids), phenolic aldehydes, coumarins, amino acids, sequiterpene-quinones, steroids and inorganic compounds. Propolis is one

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We talk 'Beach Fit' with Kim Beach

Kim walked away from her desk job in 2001 with the goal of pursuing a career in health and fitness. Since then she has developed a unique challenge to women from all walks of life to approach health in a balanced way through her exercise and healthy eating programs. Fast forward 17 years and Kim Beach is now a health and fitness expert who's helped thousands of women eat well, lose weight and get healthy! Her new book Beach Fit is filled with nourishing recipes

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