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- Hair becomes dull, dry, frizzy and coarse
- Skin becomes dry and tight, and if especially bad, can lead to flaking, cracking, itching and inflammation
- Nails become weak, split and break easily
4 Important Building blocks for healthy hair, skin and nailsStrong healthy hair, smooth glowing skin and strong nails are all made up of healthy connective tissue derived from proteins; collagen provides strength and firmness, elastin provides elasticity and flexibility while keratin provides structural support for hair, skin and nails.
- Biotinbelongs to the vitamin B family (vitamin B7) and helps build up keratin levels in the skin, hair and nails. A biotin deficiency may lead to a dry scalp, hair loss, dermatitis, eczema and dry, flaky skin or brittle nails. Biotin helps normalise your body’s oil secretions.
- Collagenis the body’s most abundant protein that attracts and binds water to keep your skin ‘plumped up’ and hydrated for firmer, healthier looking skin and to strengthen hair, skin and nails. Collagen can help to replenish lost or declining levels of collagen.
- Omega-3’s keep your skin hydrated and ‘plumped-up’ improving the tone and flexibility of your skin; particularly important if you have dry, flaking or rough skin.
- Silica is an important trace mineral found in abundance in hair, skin and nails and is essential for keratin production and cross-linking of collagen. Keratin and collagen support the strength, integrity and elasticity of hair, skin and nails.
Top 4 lifestyle tips for healthy hair, skin and nails
- Drink plenty of water to maintain healthy hydration
- Eat a variety of good quality, protein rich foods
- Include lots of fresh fruits & vegetables in your diet
- Enjoy moderate exercise to get your circulation going
More lifestyle suggestions for healthy hair, skin and nails
- Apply sunscreen & lip balm when enjoying the great outdoors
- Try and avoid going from one weather extreme to another
- Use natural, chemical free beauty & personal products – look for more oil based products during winter to help provide a protective barrier leaving your skin more moisturised
- Exfoliate to remove dry, flaking skin to improve activity of moisturisers
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There are so many ways to support your immune system naturally, and some of the simplest are directly through your diet and lifestyle.
Here are five simple ways to support your immunity.
Drink plenty of water to help assist with cell replenishment, nutrient absorption and the flushing of toxins. A dehydrated body can become sluggish, leaving it open to infection.
Increase the colours on your plate. You want your plate to reflect a rainbow. The brighter and more colourful your plate is, the more nutrients and benefits you will gain from your meals. Yellow, green, red, orange, purple… the list goes on! Stack them up on your plate and enjoy daily.
Add in citrus fruits. Vitamin C is like gold at the moment. Easily boost your immunity by adding citrus fruits such as lemon, lime, and orange to your daily routine to help reach your recommended daily intake (RDI). Below is a quick and easy immune-boosting tonic you can make at home for relatively next to nothing that the whole family can enjoy!
Exercising regularly is not only important for general health and wellbeing, but it also helps support your immune system. With gyms temporarily closed, for some this may prove difficult. But what a fantastic opportunity to get out in the fresh air and go for a walk, a run-up some stairs or kick a ball in the park with friends and family. Just remember your social distancing! Plus getting into the sunshine will help with Vitamin D status. At least 20 minutes a day is enough to help boost your intake.
Getting enough sleep is often overlooked by many but can have a larger impact on your health than you may think. Getting 7-8 hours per night allows your body to rest and recover, in turn leading to better immune function in the long run.
Immune Boosting Wellness Shots
½ cup of fresh turmeric root, rinsed and chopped
¾ cup of fresh ginger root, rinsed and chopped
4 cups of filtered water or coconut water
Half a lemon squeezed
Pinch of black pepper
1-2 Tbs of maple syrup to taste if using water (if you can’t handle it straight and need a little sweetness!)
Slice ginger and turmeric into thin pieces and add into the high powered blender.
Add in water or coconut water, along with the lemon and pepper and maple if using.
Blend on high speed for about 1 minute and then let stand.
Strain through a cloth into a jug or a French press.
Pour shots from here and enjoy!
Will store in an airtight jug for up to 3 days in the fridge.
Note: You can also heat up and have as a warming tea.
Below are 5 simple steps you can take to help reduce STRESS
- Breathe- Simply deepening the breath, increases the oxygen in your blood, slows down your heart rate and naturally leads to your brain releasing endorphins, which are chemicals that make you feel good and relaxed. Deep breathing is one of the best ways to reduce stress, tension and anxiety. When you breathe deeply, your body sends a signal to your brain to calm down. Practice deep breathing regularly, especially when you catch yourself taking short, shallow breaths.
- Take a good source of Kava and Passionflower- Kava is nature’s natural ‘CHILL PILL’. It comes from the islands of the South Pacific where it is socially shared as a beverage to induce pleasant mental states, reduce anxiety and promote socialising. Numerous studies have shown the benefits of kavalactones on the brain and central nervous system, helping reduce mild anxiety, stress, restlessness and sleeplessness.
- Take a walk-in nature- Immersing yourself in nature has been proven to decrease stress, depression, anxiety, blood pressure, increase concentration and improve immune function. So, get out there and let your eyes take in the beauty that nature freely offers!
- Drink water- A large percentage of Australians do not drink enough water. The average consumption of water is 1.29L a day. Adequate water intake is crucial for proper mental and physical functioning. When we don’t drink enough water, our bodies become physically stressed and we experience a reduction in performance. Make sure you are drinking up to 8-10 glasses of water a day, to encourage optimal functioning.
- Car exhaust fumes
- Cleaning products
- Heavy metals (e.g. mercury, lead, arsenic, aluminium)
- Pesticides and herbicides (found on non-organic food)
- Food additives
- Household cleaners
- BPA (found in some hard plastics)
- Phthalates and parabens (found in many beauty products – even shampoo)
- Broccoli sprouts
- Green tea
- Globe artichoke
- Grape skins and seeds
- Vitamin E
- Caffeine (in small amounts, about one cup of coffee)
- Amino acids (glycine, cysteine and taurine)
- Glutathione. Natural Medicines Database, 2016. Viewed 17 November 2016, https://naturalmedicines-therapeuticresearch-com.ezproxy.endeavour.edu.au/databases/food,-herbs-supplements/professional.aspx?productid=717
- Loguerico C, Festi D. Silybin and the liver: from basic research to clinical practice. World J Gastroenterol 2011;17(18):2288-2301.
- Hsu CY, Chan YP, Chang J. Antioxidant activity of extract from Polygonum cuspidatum. Biol Res 2007;40(1):13-21.
- Kode A, Rajendrasozhan S, Caito S, et al. Resveratrol induces glutathione synthesis by activation of Nrf2 and protects against cigarette smoke-mediated oxidative stress in human lung epithelial cells. Am J Phsiol Lung Cell Mol Physiol 2008;294(3):478-488.
It’s that time of year again! Christmas parties, roast turkey, ginger bread, candy canes and not to mention, your nan’s delicious pudding!With all the festive treats and indulgences of Christmas, it’s common to feel sluggish and fatigued by the time January rolls around. A little balance through the silly season can go a long way to helping you feel your best in 2020!
See our top tips below for staying balanced throughout the season:1. Hydrate! Drinking plenty of water is one of the best things you can do to support your body through the festive season. Not only will it help you stave off the morning-after feeling of having over-indulged at the office party, but it helps your liver flush out toxins from and helps your digestive system run smoothly after all those Christmas treats! 2. Get moving A little gentle exercise might be the last thing you feel like doing on Christmas morning or Boxing Day, but trust me on this – even gentle exercise like a walk with the family or a relaxing swim will do wonders to help you feel your best. It’s easy to let the gym routine slide at this time of year, if this is you, try getting friends or family together at the beach for some cricket or a group dog walk – that way you get the benefits of exercise while still catching up on family time. 3. Support your liver No one’s saying you shouldn’t have that festive glass of champagne, but try to support your liver so that it has no problem keeping your body toxin-free! A number of herbs and nutrients are great for supporting the liver, including:
- Milk thistle1
- Globe artichoke2
- Vitamin E6
- Phase 1 involves liver enzymes which transform the toxin into a less harmful substance.8 Important nutrients: B vitamins; glutathione; milk thistle; green tea; bupleurum.
- Phase 2 adds a molecule, making the substance water soluble. The added molecule is often glutathione, which is why this antioxidant is so important for liver and detox support.8 Important nutrients: glutathione; B vitamins; globe artichoke; curcumin; amino acids.
- Phase 3 removes toxins from the cells and into the blood, where it moves through the kidneys and into the urine for excretion.8 Important nutrients: fibre; water; sulforaphane (from broccoli); Coenzyme Q10.
- Loguercio C, Festi D. Silybin and the liver: from basic research to clinical practice. World J Gastroenterol 2011;17(18):2288-2301.
- Artichoke. Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database, 2015. Viewed 2 December 2016, https://naturalmedicines-therapeuticresearch-com.ezproxy.endeavour.edu.au/databases/food,-herbs-supplements/professional.aspx?productid=842
- Bupleurum. Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database, 2015. Viewed 2 December 2016, https://naturalmedicines-therapeuticresearch-com.ezproxy.endeavour.edu.au:2443/databases/food,-herbs-supplements/professional.aspx?productid=650
- Nabavi SF, Moghaddam AH, Habtemariam S, et al. Curcumin and liver disease: from chemistry to medicine. Comp Rev 2013;13(1):62-77.
- Glutathione. Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database, 2015. Viewed 2 December 2016, https://naturalmedicines-therapeuticresearch-com.ezproxy.endeavour.edu.au:2443/databases/food,-herbs-supplements/professional.aspx?productid=717
- Loguercio C, Andreone P, Brisc C, et al. Silybin combined with phosphatidylcholine and vitamin E in patients with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease: a roandmoizd controlled trial. Free Radic Biol Med 2012;52(9):1658-1665.
- Mohammad MK, Zhou Z, Cave M, et al. Zinc and liver disease. Nutr Clin Pract 2012;27(1):8-20.
- Urbinder D. What is phase III detoxification? 2016. Viewed 2 December 2016, http://www.fxmedicine.com.au/search/node/detoxification
- Totally non-drying and suitable for all skin types
- Removes make-up including eye make-up
- Smooths and softens for refreshed, peaceful skin
- For all skin types, best suited to maturing skin
- Gently exfoliates while smoothing the complexion
- Brightens and lifts for radiant, glowing skin
- Nourishes and hydrates, suitable for all skin types
- Certified organic beauty oil that fights free-radical damage
- 75% improvement in brightening and skin tone*
- For all skin types, particularly suited to maturing skin
- Pure plant beauty oil that boosts lacklustre skin
- Smooths the appearance of fine lines and aids skin recovery
- For all skin types, beneficial for dry skin
- Nourishes and restores skin overnight
- Rich but non-greasy, this quickly absorbs
- For all skin types, particularly suited to maturing skin
- Helps restore elasticity and suppleness while you rest
- Nourishes to help plump and smooth skin texture
Beating pollenPrevention is better than cure, always! Therefore some actions you can take to prevent the suffering include:
- Check the weather and pollen forecast before venturing outdoors, or opening windows. Protect yourself before venturing out.
- Wrap around sunglasses can limit exposure to your eyes.
- Coat your nose to minimise contact of the pollen with the lining of your nose. You can do this with a 2 or 3 ml of any vegetable oil such as almond or jojoba and add in 1 drop of Eucalyptus essential oil. Then coat the inside of your nose with this blend.
- When you have had to go out, shower before bed to remove any pollen stuck to your hair that would otherwise disrupt your sleep.
Hay fever remedies
- Maintain a dust free environment, vacuum often, update mattresses and pillows when needed.
- Use steam inhalations with essential oils twice per day to relieve build up of mucous and relieve sinus pressure. Add 3 drops of Eucalyptus essential oil to a cup of boiling water, use a towel to form a tent covering for your nose and the cup that directs the steam up your nose. Inhale the steam for 15 minutes, stop and clear your nose as needed. Doing this before bed can assist with relieving symptoms in order to improve sleep.
- Consider the following supplements to help ease symptoms:
- Nettle Tea - Nettle provides a natural antihistamine effect
- Vitamin C - Not only does it support the immune system, it may also have antihistamine effects to help reduce symptoms.
- Horseradish- traditionally used as a decongestant, combines well with the anti-inflammatory actions of garlic to provide relief.
- Omega 3 - fish oils also provide an anti-inflammatory effect to help reduce the discomfort.
When you want to lose weight everyone will be happy to tell you what exercises to do, what food to eat, what food to not eat, even how to count your macros if that is your thing¦ But you know what most people don't talk about enough is the mental side to weight loss. For many, this is the hardest part, and that is why it is an important step to work through.
Like many women, if it often is a daily battle to be “healthy? “Do I really need to get out of this warm bed to go walking or can I just go tomorrow?” “Do I really need to do that last exercise, it really seems hard, can I just skip these burpees, isn't what I have don't today enough?” “Do I need to do the cool down stretches, I really just want to get home and have dinner as I am exhausted!”
It is important to remember is we are all doing the best we can. To make this work, it is important to bring it back to the smallest steps. Don't think about the huge boot camp workout that will have you shaking as you stumble out of the gym! Just focus on stepping a foot in the gym, that's your victory.
Here are some tips:
When you have to wake up early for a walk or workout, you can either sleep in your activewear, so it's a stumble out of bed or have it laid out at the end of your bed so there is no thought process in getting ready.
What little victories can you make today? Sometimes it’s the little lies that you tell yourself that can help you get through. The lies that go something likes “All I have to do is walk for 10 minutes then I can go home”, “Just walk into the gym and go on the treadmill for 10 minutes then you can go home”, when you know as soon as you get started you will go for longer. If that is what you need to get started, then do it!
If you think about how much weight you want to lose in total, what is that total number? 15kg or 30kg? It will only ever seem like a giant, unreachable mountain that you could never climb to the top. Instead, start little, focus on putting one foot in front of the other. Fundamentally what we need to be doing is focusing on the little victories the small, consistent actions.
The way we live our lives through social media has resulted in a disconnect between us and our bodies. We focus so much on other people, we don't think about how great our legs are to carry us around each day, how great it is that we have boobs, arms, booty, it is all us, we are all women and we are all beautiful. If we think about that, really think about it, and learn to appreciate us for who we are then you will want to go for a walk because that is what makes you feel better, so does the gym and eating good, healthy food. This is what is best for you, not what social media says you need to do to look like a certain person.
When you have a shower, this is the perfect opportunity to honour your body, gives thanks to your body and love each and every part of you. So when you come out of the shower and moisturise don't rush, focus on each body part, and recite to yourself, one reason why you love this part of your body, what has it done for you? This little exercise really helps you reconnect with yourself and can have an impact on the health decisions you make as it comes from a place of love.