Takeaway Tips From Shabir And Trinny’s Facebook Live On Post-Summer Concerns

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With summer drawing to a close and autumn just beginning, Shabir joined Trinny Woodall in the bathroom to discuss the causes, symptoms and treatments available for some of the most common post-summer health and beauty concerns. You can also watch the full Facebook Live below…

How to ease dry, dehydrated skin

Your skin has been exposed to the sun and the heat, as well as the salt or chlorine in the water. This can breakdown the ceramides in your skin, which keep your skin hydrated and prevent external aggressors. Ceramides are rich in omega 7 and can be food in seeds and sea buckthorn. Supplementing your omega 7 count will help boost your ceramides and lipids to rehydrate your skin, it will also soothe dry eye syndrome and vaginal dryness. Look to Pharma Nord Omega 7 Sea Buckthorn, £19.95 to top-up your levels and for a skin-specific supplement, try Skin Restoring Phytocermides, £25, from Life Extension.

For topical relief, look to 100% Pure Prickly Pear Seed Oil, £20, by GoW. It’s incredibly sought-after and expensive as you can only extract a small amount of oil from the seeds. Prickly Pear has the highest amount of vitamin E of any other natural oil and it’s 60% rich in linoleic acid, which penetrates your skin quickly and helps restore your skin’s elasticity. It works well on all skin types and concerns.

How to reduce post-holiday bloating

A bloated stomach and slow, sluggish bowel movement can affect your energy levels and mood. Post-holiday bloating can be caused by many factors, including flying, different water and food, as well as the stresses of different temperatures. Shabir recommends taking Super Enhanced Digestive Enzymes, £23.25, with food as these help your body to break down food.

Taking a good quality probiotic supplement, such as Mega Probiotic ND, £19.50, by Food Science, will also help support your digestion, as well as boost your immune system.

First and foremost though, it is important to chew your food properly. Shabir recommends chewing 12-to-15 times. Foods such as ginger and turmeric help to boost your digestion too – pure ginger tea is particularly good. Increasing your intake of green vegetables when your return from holiday as these are highly nutritious, rich in live enzymes, which help break down your food, and they help to rebalance your acidity levels. Shabir’s choice of greens is moringa as it has impressive levels of protein, calcium, fibre and magnesium. Aduna Moringa Green Superleaf Powder, £13.99, can be taken with water and juice or sprinkled onto food. You should notice improved energy levels over time after taking at least two teaspoons a day.

Why post-holiday bathing could improve your health

Over half of UK Brits could be deficient in magnesium, which is a mineral that affects our energy levels, sleep pattern and mood. Magnesium Oil Original Flakes, £9.95, by Better You help to boost your magnesium levels, as well as relaxing your muscles and smooth and soothe your skin.

How to beat the post-holiday blues

We’ve all experienced a dip in our mood after a week or so on holiday. Magnolia helps to block the stress hormone, cortisol and boosts your serotonin (happy hormone) levels. Taking one Magnolia Rhodiola Complex, £26, in the morning and one in the evening helps reduce stress and anxiety and leave you feeling more relaxed.

If you struggle to maintain your energy when your get back to work after your holiday it is worth taking Benenox – Overnight Recharge, £12.49, which sustains your glucose levels and smoothes out your sleep pattern, preventing you from waking up throughout the night.


Watch the full Facebook Live below

Trinny and Shabir discussed everything from reducing your post-holiday bloat to rehydrating sun-parched skin. To watch more from Trinny, visit her YouTube page.

 

Why We’re Not Exercising To Lose Weight Anymore

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Exercising and weight loss have always been intrinsically linked for years, but new research has revealed that more and more women are working out for another reason. According to a recent poll of 2,000 gym goers, we’re hitting the treadmill to lower our blood pressure and cholesterol rather than drop the pounds.

Improving our health has officially become more important than loosening our waistbands. But, it has meant that more of us are being struck down by the next-day aches and pains, and in some cases injuries. The poll showed that women go to the gym around 15 times a month, which works out at three to four times a week. Yet, three fifths of those complained of tiredness and stiff, achy muscles after exercising. Read More…

Are You Missing Magnesium?

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Many of us are deficient in magnesium, which is known as nature’s tranquilliser. Among a host of functions, including bone building, it helps to relax muscles. It’s brilliant for aches and pains of any kind, as well as restless leg syndrome. Taking magnesium orally can cause diarrhoea, but it is absorbed well through the skin. Tipping magnesium flakes or oil into your bath is ideal, but if that gives you itchy skin, spray it liberally on sore parts of your body. Try Better You Magnesium Oil Spray Sensitive (£12.20) or Original Soak (£19.95). Read More…

The Science of Staying Younger

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Staying younger without stopping time is something most of us would love to master. Yet, ageing is a multi-faceted process with numerous factors that can have an effect on it. The cells of our bodies are programmed to have a finite lifespan. Each time a cell divides, some genetic material is lost so that on average, forty to fifty cell divisions later, the cell is considered to be aged. Nutrition plays a vital role in the science of ageing. Some nutrients accelerate ageing whilst others help to protect against it. The theory of free radical damage and the role of antioxidant nutrients is well understood by most people. It states that the body produces reactive, unstable agents known as free radicals during normal metabolism, exposure to ultraviolet light or environmental toxins. Antioxidants neutralise these free radicals helping to protect the body against damage.

The science of ageing and telomeres is now rapidly growing. Among the leading experts in this field is Dr Elizabeth Blackburn from the University of California who, along with her colleagues, was awarded the 2009 Nobel Prize in Physiology and Medicine for the discovery of “how chromosomes are protected by telomeres and the enzyme telomerase”.

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Magnesium – The Most Important Mineral We All Overlook

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Why is magnesium important to the body?

If you are interested in remaining youthful with increased energy and vitality, then you should continue to read this. There is a lot of talk about antioxidants, omega oils, calcium and several other nutrients and yet we may have overlooked the missing link in our diets, the mineral magnesium. Magnesium is involved in numerous biochemical reactions carried out within the body (over 350 in fact!) and interestingly the symptoms of magnesium deficiency are identical to those found in old age and include irregular heartbeat, clogged arteries, increased risk of cardiovascular disease, low energy levels, high blood pressure and insulin resistance.

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