April Seminars with Black Hair Beauty

Hello Everyone, I will be giving a seminar about how to gain healthier hair and skin at Eltham, South East London on Thursday 7th April. The event is run by Sandra Dodds, her website and the link to the event is below. We will cover lots, including going through common hair and skin conditions women suffer from. There will be a dedicated time for a Q&A with myself where you can also ask me pretty much anything. So if you want luscious locks and glowing skin get yourself booked on. It's a great price of £20.00, so bring a friend and lets have a fun, informative evening. The link is below: http://www.blackhairblackbeauty.co.uk/seminars/  
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Juice your way to vibrant health

Spring is just around the corner and as the weather gets milder what a perfect time to support the cleansing systems of your body and get super hydrated. I personally have been feeling more thirsty and craving raw juices. My favourite mix is celery, carrot and beetroot. I stir in some spirulina powder to boost the nutrients further. Yippee! The juices  I rate highly, consist of a higher proportion of vegetables and are freshly squeezed, NOT ready prepared ones. So a juice of just apple, pineapple and orange is not top on my list as these will send your blood sugar levels soaring and then crashing. Not great if you are sensitive to fluctuating blood sugar levels or have type 2 diabetes! The juice needs to have vegetables!! Any veg: celery/peppers/cucumber/carrots/kale/broccoli.…
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Common fitness questions

I've collected answers to frequently asked fitness questions from industry experts and what I would advise too.  I have knee pain- so I can exercise?  Many people use knee pain as an excuse not to exercise, but there's a difference between pain and discomfort. If there's shooting pain, then a physio should look at it. If it just feels a bit stiff then swimming,the rowing machine and cycling are activities you can try and be doable. Ideally the muscles around the knee need to be strengthened, so lunges and squats can help. What are the best exercises for the tummy?  For firm abdominal muscles, body fat needs to be reduced. Which is 80% to do with nutrition, the rest is aerobic exercise. After that, you need to work on the muscles at…
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7 Ways to Spruce Up Your Sprouts

Roast them Try roasting sprouts if you don't like them streamed. Half an hour in the oven completely transforms them, giving them a nutty, slightly burnished flavour and a firm texture, without sogginess. You just throw the whole, trimmed sprouts onto a roasting tray, drizzle with oil and a pinch of salt and roast until sizzling and tender. Shred them Don’t fancy the look of a pile of sprouts all green and steaming in a bowl on the Christmas table? Then slice them up thinly and fry them instead. The best bit about this is that they stay lovely and glossy and the aromatics you add to the pan with them cover more of the surface area of the sprouts - so you get more flavour with every bite. Add some Indian…
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Self discovery to reveal the lighter happier new you

Why wait till the new year and 2016? Whilst things are going bang in the background on Guy Fawkes day, I have digressed slightly from my nutrition articles and had the urge to share this recording with you on getting yourself on the path that makes your feel happy. Almost everyone is being shaken at the moment like James Bond's martini and it may feel like you've lost your way and our off track, but do not fret or regret as you are exactly where you should be or discovering where you should be, enjoy  :-) [audio m4a="http://synergynutrition.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/Finding-Your-Path-2.m4a"][/audio]    
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EMBRACE THE CHILL FOR WEIGHT LOSS

Years ago when studying for my Nutritional Biochemistry degree, I learnt about the two types of fat - white and brown that are bodies are composed of. Learning that brown fat is the 'healthier' of the two and generates heat by burning calories. The white fat is what stores energy and any excess is stored around the middle, hips and thighs. Not all fat is visible, for instance we cannot see internal fat with the naked eye, only with specialist equipment. Brown fat is derived from muscle tissue and is found primarily in hibernating animals and newborns. Infants have the highest quantity of brown fat which decreases as we get older. And it appears that having more brown fat keeps one lean and slim, as shown in countless rodent studies. Although white fat is a thermal insulator and cushions…
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Recap on Mercury

When I say mercury, you may be thinking its present in amalgam fillings and fish as the media often mentions. And yes it is, dental silver fillings contain mercury which release vapours into the mouth and air. Mercury in the air eventually settles into water or onto land where it can be washed into water. Once deposited, certain microorganisms can change it into methylmercury, a highly toxic form that builds up in fish, shellfish and animals that eat fish. Methylmercury builds up more in some types of fish and shellfish than others. The levels of methylmercury in fish and shellfish depend on what they eat, how long they live and how high they are in the food chain, which is why pregnant women are advised not to consume swordfish, shark, king mackerel and…
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5 reasons not to give babies soya infant formula

There are many reasons not to give babies soya based infant formulas. I have highlighted a  5 of them below. Soya formula is processed more than cow's milk formula. The more refined & processed a substance, the lower the nutrients it contains. Isoflavones- which have plant based components that have weak osteogenic effects, we do not know the long term safety of these in adults, let alone for babies and infants. GM ingredients and other toxic chemicals that the babies immature and developing organs and digestive system cannot process effectively. Glucose- soya formulas can be high in glucose and other sugars that can damage an infants' teeth than the lactose in breast milk. Artificial Sweeteners- some brand contain artificial sweeteners like Aspartame, Nutrasweet, Candarel, Sucralose and Splenda, which makes them even…
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Control Candida Overgrowth Naturally

I get approached by hundreds of individuals who want advice about controlling Candida overgrowth naturally. There are many faddy anti-candida protocols out there and very few candida experts so if you are unfortunate to have recurring symptoms of candida overgrowth then it can be a mind-fill as to who to contact and ask for help from. The positive thing is that Candida overgrowth can be controlled naturally and to devise the best plan for you first and foremost is to have a one to one consultation with myself where I can check if you have Candida overgrowth by a simple saliva or blood test. Then we can talk more about your current digestion, food sensitivities and diet and how to re-balance any overgrowth of yeasts / pathogenic bacteria and address any underlying imbalances by…
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Reducing anxiety

A short recording on Anxiety and Panic Attacks. The message I want to get across is to support the body with the nutrients to reduce anxiety and to improve breathing by inhaling and exhaling deeper and slowly. For many of us breathing is involuntarily, i.e we don't give it a second thought and with shallow breathing we are not 'fully breathing'. So conscious deep breathing is the key to a healthier body and mind. We cannot live without the breath! Saying this affirmation at least once daily may help too, as this is helping the subconscious centres of our brain:  'I love and approve of myself and I trust the process of life. I am safe'  [audio m4a="http://synergynutrition.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/Anxiety-and-Panic-Attacks-2.m4a"][/audio]
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