Category: Mind & Body


Mind & Body
Ultimate Winter Skincare Routine

By GMB Nutritionist 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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How To Stay Sun Safe, Naturally

By GMB Nutritionist, Melissa Fine Sure a suntan might look good, but the early-onset ageing or ‘prune-y skin’ it may cause in the years to come won’t. On a less superficial level, there’s the risk of skin cancer. Anyone familiar with the late Emma Betts, the author of Dear Melanoma, will know that all it takes to change your life’s course is one mole. According to SunSmart, Australia has one of the highest melanoma diagnoses rates in the world, with 2 in

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Did You Know You Could Be Allergic To Plasters?

By GMB Nutritionist Melissa Fine If you’ve been reading the GMB blog for some time now, you’ll know that our criteria – “Food with integrity” – is something we don’t only apply to food products, but to beauty and skincare products too, all the way through to plasters! (And let’s be honest, we tend to go through quite a few of them with all the zoodles we make and carrots we grate in the kitchen!) If you're one of those people who seem

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