March Newsletter

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Welcome to the March newsletter where we launch three new products from The Ordinary (please let there be enough for everybody!), there is a new launch from Sarah Chapman, we introduce you to Conscious Water and we take a look at several common health concerns. We also cover off the ongoing news about Vitamin D and there is a treat from Phylia, so together with all the usual news and updates, here is another fully loaded newsletter and somewhere amongst all of this I have a miniature rant and additionally I jump onto The Podium for a moment or two; let’s do it:

The Ordinary: The Acids

We continue The Ordinary journey with the release of three new products, two of which will be arriving at the end of this week, all things being equal, and the third will follow a while after – start getting excited! They are Glycolic Acid 7% Toning Solution, AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution and Salicylic Acid 2% Solution (this is the third product referred to above). There is no preamble from me, I am going straight into the descriptions of each of the products, with a little help from Brandon; all I ask is that you read about and use these products very carefully because the formulations are incredibly powerful: Read More…

Reducing The Risk of Deep Vein Thrombosis

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Deep Vein Thrombosis, DVT, is caused by the pooling of blood in a vein which triggers the blood clotting mechanism. The formation of the blood clot, known as a thrombus, usually occurs in a deep leg vein usually between the ankle and the upper calf.

Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) is a very serious condition because it can cause permanent damage to the leg or it can lead to pulmonary embolism which is life-threatening. Anyone can be at risk of developing DVT; the risk of developing blood clots increases by 48% for those who sit more than four hours a day. This is not a long period of time when you imagine the number of people sitting at a desk, movie theatre, whilst driving or on a train and watching television. Read More…

DVT: The Dangers

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Known as the queen of endurance cycling, Jasmijn Muller, 37, a management consultant, believed she was the embodiment of health until a pain in her leg proved to be a deep vein thrombosis (DVT).

In May this year, I was recceing the route for my solo Land’s End to John O’Groats record attempt in 2017. The first three days were hot and I was cycling long distances at speed, so I became dehydrated. Then I got bad food poisoning and lost any remaining fluid in my body. The next day, I felt weak and took the train, but continued cycling on days five and six. I returned home sitting in a train and a car, then spent two days working round the clock at my desk. So I had six days of relatively strenuous activity and dehydration, followed by four days of sitting down. Read More…