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A Hygge Happy Glow

Autumn is definitely upon us…  the days are getting shorter, the weather is getting colder and the leaves on the trees are turning all colours of red and gold.  While I do love this time of year I normally dread the drudgery of winter (I’m a cold creature).  But this year I’ve decided I’m going […]

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9 Things Having Crohn’s Disease Has Taught Me

Things Crohn's Disease Has Taught Me

1 Health is a journey not a destination While some people go into remission for years and say ‘I’m cured’, I personally don’t think you can ever say you are ‘cured’ of a chronic condition. I like to see health as more of a continuous journey than a particular destination (i.e. cured).  When reaching a […]

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Let’s Go Outside

A Healthy Happy Glow Let's Go Outside

I feel like I’m one of those animals who tends to come out in the spring and summer and hibernates in the winter months.  I love this time of year and try to get outside as much as possible. But did you know that getting outside in nature can actually improve your health and happiness? […]

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Superfood Spotlight: Turmeric

In my last post, I gave a round-up of some great anti-inflammatory foods.  One that I personally use every day is turmeric.  This golden spice has a warm, peppery flavour and is the main spice in curry.  Not only does it look and taste great, it has been said to be the most powerful herb […]

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Spotlight on Stress: Tips for Managing Stress

Top Hacks for Managing Stress

So in my last two posts, I talked about what stress is, what can cause it in modern daily life and how it can mess with your healthy, happy glow. Chances are you are going to experience some level of stress on a day to day basis unless you decide to become a monk and […]

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Spotlight on Stress: What’s Stressing Us Out

What is stress

So my last post talked about stress and why it can mess with your healthy, happy, glow. This post I thought I’d talk a little about what stress actually is, what causes it and how can you tell if you are stressed. What is stress? The physiologist Hans Selye coined the term “stress” in the […]

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Spotlight on Stress: How Stress Can Mess With Your Healthy, Happy, Glow

How Stress Can Mess With Your Healthy Happy Glow

The American Medical Association has recognised stress as the basic cause of more than 60% of illnesses and diseases and it’s thought that 75% – 90% of all doctor’s office visits are for stress-related complaints.  I don’t know about you, but to me that seems a lot!!  And whether or not you live in the […]

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Gift Ideas for Mother’s Day 2015

Mother's Day Gift Ideas

  When I was younger, Mother’s Day usually consisted of me making my Mum breakfast in bed.  French toast, orange juice and a cup of tea was the menu of choice and the card was pretty much always home-made.  I lost my Mum to cancer when I was 17 so I haven’t celebrated Mother’s Day […]

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Let the Sunshine In! Why you need some Vitamin D!

Sunshine Vitamin D

Vitamin D is frequently called the “sunshine vitamin.” Every tissue in the body has Vitamin D receptors, including the brain, heart, muscles and immune system.  It assists with the absorption of calcium helping to build strong bones, teeth and muscles.  It also activates genes that regulate the immune system and release neurotransmitters (e.g., dopamine, serotonin) […]

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Benefits of Exercise (and weight loss isn’t one of them)

This time of year gym memberships sky-rocket and exercise classes are packed out with people who are eager to lose the pounds they put on over Christmas.  But looking at exercise as just a means to lose weight is really short sighted as weight loss is just an added bonus if it happens. Exercise is […]

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