November 25, 2015

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Vitamin D: Should you Take a Supplement?

There’s been a lot of focus recently on the role of vitamin D in a host of diseases, from multiple sclerosis (MS) to cancer, and whether we should all be taking a daily supplement. WHERE DO WE GET IT? Vitamin D is a rather special vitamin. Unlike the others, most of the vitamin D (which for ease I’ll now call VitD) in our body comes from sunlight. When our skin is exposed to the UVB rays in sunlight at the…

Starting a gratitude journal

Channel your inner positivity by journaling those little things. Starting a positivity or gratitude journal is a simple and quick technique to retrain our brain to focus on the positive things that happen each and every (yes believe me, every) day. If you are into mindfulness, or want to be more mindful, this is a really simple way to start. What do you need to do? Buy a new, beautiful notebook (who doesn't love doing that?) or download our daily gratitude…

Make your own corn tortillas

Whenever I visit the US I always stuff my overfilled suitcase with stacks of corn tortillas. No, I don’t mean the rubbish 10% corn tortillas you usually find here, but the 100% corn beauties that bring Mexican joy to anyone avoiding gluten or FODMAPs (they are naturally gluten and wheat free). While on (another) mission to find them over here, I fell upon a bag of masa harina flour (you might be able to guess I was in Wholefoods not my usual supermarket) and decided to…

Mini Brand Haul: Kiko Milano

I’ll just put this out there before I start off: 1. I am a makeup junkie. 2. I am senselessly persuaded to buy makeup with nice packaging. Ok. That being said, one can understand how the art deco styling of Kiko's "Rebel Romantic" range sent my mind spinning into sheer elation as soon as I entered the store! This was my first actual visit to Kiko, although I had perused their website a few times. I first heard of this affordable…

Yoga with Adriene

I started doing regular home yoga practices whilst knee deep in my Dietetic studies at King’s College London. I found myself in a similar predicament to my pre-student days where I worked long hours on deadline as a graphic designer. My body was perpetually stiff, my mind was racing and I had very little time to do anything about it. Feeling desperate for some respite, I turned to yoga to help me cope. YouTube is fantastic resource when it comes…

If I Could Only Choose One: Shampoo Edition (Laura)

I’m no hair stylist, but I’ve certainly purchased my share of shampoo over the years. And although choosing the right shampoo may seem very much like a ‘first world problem,’ finding the right product can make your morning shower just that much better. Let’s be honest, we all deserve a treat…especially on a grey Monday morning! When faced with the daunting task of choosing my favourite shampoo (I joke), I found it to be a no-brainer. My choice is Pureology…