How to make one change to age less so you can play more

How to make one change to age less so you can play more

When I was young, I played the violin. It sounded ok when I played alone but when I played in the orchestra, that was when it sounded amazing.

And ageing is a bit like the orchestra. It’s not just one instrument, there are many and they need to operate in harmony for the best results.

And it’s no good just tuning the violin for a pure sound, every instrument in the orchestra needs to be in tune.

I find that this analogy makes it easier when talking about ageing.

There are so many claims that this pill or that herb or that juice will keep you youthful. And each of these may be beneficial but they are like violins without an orchestra.

A quick fix sounds so appealing but it just won’t give you the results you want.

To remain youthful, you need the whole orchestra to play in tune.

What causes ageing?

I’m not talking about getting older, I’m talking about ageing. We all grow older everyday but we don’t age at the same rate. I’m sure you’re aware of people who look much younger than what you’d expect from the number of candles on the cake.

Ageing is the result of damage at the cellular level which then translates into how your organs function and your body copes on a day to day basis.

The body has built in anti-ageing mechanisms

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What have Boot Laces got to do with Staying Young?

What have Boot Laces got to do with Staying Young?

I have a pair of boots that I can best describe as 'KILLA' - they are red patent leather, Natasha Marro ankle boots with a black tongue, stiletto heels, cloven hoof toe..... I absolutely love them and always feel a million dollars when I wear them and I definitely feel youthful.

The plastic ends of the laces have come off, though, so it's always a bit of a mission to lace them up as the ends of the laces are frayed. Yes, I could invest in some new laces but I manage with the original. 

So, here's the thing. Our chromosomes have ends on them as well to stop them fraying - the end bits are called TELOMERES. Don't worry, I'm not going to get all sciency on you but if you are interested in preserving your vitality and youthfulness, you'll want to read this.

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How do you measure preventative care?

How do you measure preventative care?

You’ve heard the phrase ‘Prevention is better than Cure’ hundreds of times. You’re probably even undertaking preventative care right now. If you’re eating a healthy diet or exercising frequently, this is preventative care - these are activities to keep you healthy, to prevent disease.

The question is how do you know that what you are doing is actually having any effect.

I have a friend who was undergoing treatment for cancer and she said she didn’t know what she could change when the chemotherapy was over as she was already eating a healthy diet and exercising before the diagnosis. You probably know people who have similar stories.

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3 Tips to finding ALL-NATURAL products that are actually ALL NATURAL.

3 Tips to finding ALL-NATURAL products that are actually ALL NATURAL.

MOST people want to find ALL-NATURAL products to put on their skin and in their bodies.

 

It is one of the first questions people ask me about the products I offer. My response USED to be a confident YES.

 

And then I realized that not all ALL-NATURAL’s are created equal.  And not everyone thinks or means the same thing when they say they want ALL NATURAL!!

 

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Do you insist on natural products?

Do you insist on natural products?

There's a bit of a trend at the moment - insisting on 'natural', or 'organic', but is that what you should be insisting on or is 'non-toxic' a better choice.

So, here's the thing - if natural just means to you that a product comes from nature - so from a plant, for example - you may begetting more than you bargained for.

Plants live in soil and however careful the plants are tended to and harvested, the soil is affected by weather, by rainfall, by what is draining into the soil. etc So there may be heavy metals or other contaminants in the soil and they will affect the plant but it may not be obvious to the naked eye and you probably won't know if contaminants have affected your products.

Nature is not all good

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How to get more Energy using Ground-breaking Research

How to get more Energy using Ground-breaking Research

Are you suffering from fatigue, mental fogginess, low libido - if you said yes to any of these, then I have a solution for you and it's based on research that has been lauded as ground-breaking.

How ground-breaking you ask? Well, good enough to get a Nobel Prize.

Yes, the 2016 Nobel prize winners are out - did you see that the Prize in Physiology or Medicine went to Yoshinori Ohsumi? The reason he got it is for his research in autophagy which started in the 1990’s.

Yes, autophagy is a big word but basically Dr Ohsumi identified that our cells have recycling mechanisms to keep them functioning. And if the recycling plant doesn’t work, toxins build up and can lead to diseases and disease processes.

So, you may be wondering what this means for you or what it will mean for future developments.

Well I have great news. This science is already being used in products that help people.

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Gac fruit - the Low Down

Gac fruit - the Low Down

We know that consuming fruit and vegetables is good for health but it can be difficult to get enough in your diet.

Did you know that in a major survey of nearly 24,000 individuals (the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey) only 11% of ached the recommended guidelines tor both fruit and vegetable consumption.

So, one way to ensure you are getting enough is to ensure you have nutrient dense fruit and vegetables or to supplement or to do both.

This week I am going to tell you about Gac fruit - heard of it? It definitely fits the SUPERFOOD description it's given.

What is Gac Fruit?

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Inflammation - The Low Down

Inflammation - The Low Down

A lot of us are familiar with inflammation. We know that it is responsible for nasty diseases like Rheumatoid Arthritis and Crohn’s disease.

What may surprise you is that inflammation is not just responsible for a few disorders – in fact inflammation is the basis of every single disease known to man!

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Winding back the years

Winding back the years

Once upon a time – a long, long time ago – I was lining up waiting to get into a super cool nightclub…the Palladium! 

 

I was 21,  and was wearing my coolest gears,  and had spent more than a reasonable amount of time putting on my grown up make up!! 

Excited about the very cute guys entering the bar before me, and convinced one of them might have just winked at me! 

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