Category: Mind & Body


Mind & Body
Toxic-Free Beauty Essentials

On a daily bases our skin comes in contact with chemicals from our clothes, moisturisers, makeup, cleansers, deodorant, fragrances, toothpastes and the list goes on. On average, people use up to 10 different skincare or hygiene products a day and as a result, you could be exposed to approximately 130 different chemicals in which they contain. Our skin is also our largest organ and what we put on it, we absorb. When the products we choose are made from harmful synthetic ingredients, these place a

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Why You Need Magnesium In Your Life - And Where To Find It

By GMB Nutritionist Melissa Fine My oh my magnesium - is there anything this mineral can’t do? An integral component of over 300 metabolic reactions in the body, here are just some of the reasons why magnesium is so important as a nutrient: We need magnesium for energy production Magnesium-dependent chemical reactions are responsible for metabolising carbohydrates and fats and converting them into energy. Magnesium is also an integral part of ATP – an energy-providing molecule for nearly all of the body’s metabolic processes.

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How to Eat Mindfully

By GMB Nutritionist Melissa Fine. It’s not just what you eat, but how you eat it that’s important. Here are some simple ways to stop and smell the roses while you’re eating – or should we say stop and chew that chocolate! Don’t eat lunch with your laptop, or dinner with the TV I have to admit, I’ve gotten into the habit of watching The Bachelor in Paradise while I eat my dinner. The problem with this though, is that next

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How Food Can Help Reduce Anxiety

As you may know, for the month of April we teamed up with Fernwood Fitness and the Fernwood Foundation to create the 'Mindfulness' box to empower women by promoting positive mental health and supporting those with anxiety and depression. Professor Felice Jacka and Dr Tetyana Rocks at the Food and Mood Centre provide evidence-based research and resources to the Foundation, informing the nutrition and wellness components of all Fernwood programs. They also develop the nutrition components of the wellness program, focusing on Mediterranean diet-style meal

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Happiness Matters: Scientifically Proven Ways to Lift Your Mood and Your Life

Image: Dom Cherry Dr Darren Morton the author of Live More: Happy. Scientifically Proven Ways to Lift Your Mood and Your Life. We wish each other “Happy birthday” and “Happy new year!”—and don’t forget to wish that special someone “Happy anniversary” on that special date. Yet we never stop to consider what we mean when we wish each other happiness and what might be the real goal of “the pursuit of happiness” as the United States’ Declaration of Independence so famously expressed it.

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Why You Need Lavender In Your Life

By GMB doctor / health advisor Dr Sandy Krafchik. Lavender (lavandula augustifolia) is a flowering plant belonging to the mint family and is known for its sweet floral fragrance, beauty and multiple uses. It is believed to have originated in the Mediterranean, India and the Middle East. Many ancient cultures relied on lavender for its signature scent, its pain relieving and sedative properties, for bathing and for cooking. Lavender is best known for its ability to enhance relaxation and promote restful sleep. It is one of

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