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It’s got WHAT in it???

Have you ever looked at the ingredient list on your face cream or shower gel?

Ever wondered what they are?

This is one of the reasons I like to use organic natural products and Neal’s Yard Organic have a huge range of wonderfully smelling, natural products. I love their frankincense intense range of face products.

They don’t use anything they believe could cause you, or the planet harm and list what they DON’T use as well as what they do use.

Here’s a list of what they don’t use and what it means:


NO PARABENS – linked to oestrogen overproduction
NO SYNTHETIC FRAGRANCES – many contain synthetic chemicals that are harmful to health
NO GMO INGREDIENTS – not enough is known about the long-term implications
NO animal testing – unnecessary and cruel
NO SILICONES – coat the skin, impeding its natural function
NO PHTHALATES – reported to have toxic impact on human and animal life
NO NANO – not enough is known about the long-term implications
NO MINERAL OILS – derived from petroleum, have a tendency to block the skin
NO EDTA – doesn’t readily biodegrade
NO PROPYLENE GLYCOL – derived from petroleum
NO CARBOMER – derived from petroleum
NO DEA – associated with known carcinogens
NO ACRYLATES – derived from petroleum
NO BHT – linked to breathing and lung impairment

Have a look at the products you use and check the ingredients for any of the above. Now you have more of an idea of what it means.



Eat v Deprive? – I know which I’d Choose

ProCoach‘Instead of taking things out of my diet and avoiding certain foods,

Penny advised me of foods I should eat to help improve my health’


This was feedback received after I carried out a health check on someone a few weeks ago.

Think about what healthy foods you can eat instead of what foods to avoid. This way you will displace the other foods and you’ll be eating better without feeling deprived.

A gift for you…

7 steps to coaching yourself slim

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Where’s my chocolate gone?!?!

Have you ever sat in front of the TV chomping away on a bar of chocolate…only to realise you have eaten the whole bar?

Did you enjoy the whole bar? Or maybe you only remember eating the first chunk!

Here’s a little test for you to awaken your taste buds.

Slow Glass of Red

Just read this interesting snippet of info…You may not like it!

One serving of alcohol slows a woman’s metabolism by more than 70% the next day*


That means…

… as well as your body concentrating on removing the toxins from alcohol

…(and not concentrating on absorbing nutrients from food)

…it’s burning less energy!

If you like you glass or red or pint of ale, it maybe an idea to make it an occasional one rather than a regular one, especially if you’re trying to loss a bit of excess weight?alcohol and metabolism

Ah well…my first and last alcoholic drink this month – Penquin ale!



*according to Dr Sara Gottfried