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Stoptober – Quit Smoking Today!

Stoptober – Quit Smoking Today!

With Stoptober now approaching its half way point, what better day to quit than today? Most of us are all aware of the numerous health, as well as social and financial benefits to quitting. If you do smoke, quitting is the single most beneficial action you can take to improve your general health. As you can see from the list below, quitting will drastically improve...

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Can you prevent a hangover with asparagus?

New research has found that eating asparagus before a big night out could prevent a hangover the following morning. There are many so-called hangover cures that claim to work, ranging from a fry-up, drinking a glass of water before bed, yoghurt, and fruit juices. With the party season about to start, a hangover is an unwanted side effect. Drinking plenty of water...

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Heavy Metal Detox Smoothie Recipe

This detox smoothie recipe is aimed at detoxing the body from harmful pollutants and pestisides that we are all exposed to. You can have this nutricious drink every morning for a week to kick start your detox process. 1 small handful of Coriander 1 frozen banana 1 handful of greens 1 inch piece of ginger 1 tsp Spirulina 1 tbsp Chia Seeds 1 cup coconut water or water...

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Quit smoking for Stoptober with Homeopathy

With Stoptober now in full swing, there are various options available for quitting the habit. Most people who have tried to quit smoking will testify that it is one of the hardest challenges of their life. It is virtually impossible to quit unless you really want to. So this is the first question you need to ask yourself. If the answer is yes, then why not quit...

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Wheatgrass for Detox

Wheatgrass for Detox

Wheatgrass is often one of the main ingredients in detox juices and smoothies. It is a rich source of chlorophyll, magnesium, potassium, calcium trace minerals and amino acids. These nutrients make wheatgrass a potential super-food. Other nutrients included in wheatgrass include vitamins B, C, E and K. The downside is that wheatgrass is not very tasty, so it is...

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Astaxanthin Supplements

Astaxanthin Supplements

Choosing a good one from the range of astaxanthin supplements on the market should be fairly straightforward as there are few synthetic versions of the antioxidant on the market for human use. However, animal feeds, particularly salmon farm feeds, often contain the synthetic version of the nutrient so it is not necessarily beneficial to eat such animal products as a...

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What is Astaxanthin?

Astaxanthin is an antioxidant that is thought to be more than 6000 times more powerful than vitamin C, but what is it and where can you get it from? As a carotenoid, astaxanthin is a fat-soluble pigment found in marine algae and in animals such as salmon and flamingos where it is responsible for the pink colour of their feathers and scales. Just like fish and fowl...

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Detox Foods: Asparagus

This series of articles looks at how certain foods can help the body to clear toxins from the body. January is usually a month when people start to cut down on alcohol, start exercising and generally lead a healthier lifestyle. There are certain foods that are packed full of vitamins and nutrients, and also help the body in the detox process. These foods are a great...

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N-Acetyl Cysteine for Liver Detox

N-Acetyl Cysteine for Liver Detox

N-Acetylcysteine (NAC) is a sulphur containing supplement that is made from the amino acid cysteine. Cysteine is the main component of glutathione which is essential for the detoxifying process or a liver detox. Glutathione helps to remove the majority of toxins via phase two of the liver dextoxification process. This process ensures that harmful toxins do not build...

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Does a Weekend Detox Work?

Many vitamin companies now offer a quick fix way of detoxifying your body, rather than following a long term strict health plan. These products are not surprisingly very popular and promote improved general health. Weekend detox plans, or short detox programmes can sometimes be interpreted as a break from an unhealthy lifestyle. This can be a shock to the body, and...

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Detox Remedies: Milk Thistle

Milk Thistle is also known by its botanical names, Carduus Marianus and Silybum Marianum. This herb is currently one of the most well known and widely used natural remedies today. Milk Thistle has been used historically as a herbal remedy for liver, kidney and gall bladder problems. Milk thistle is commonly used as a liver tonic. This herb is found as an ingredient...

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What is a Detox?

Words like detox  are often mentioned  alongside diets and healthy eating plans, but what is a detox? There are many detox products on the market, and the choice can seem daunting. It is important to consult your GP or pharmacist if you are on any regular medication or have a chronic illness. Pregnant women and nursing mothers should not undertake a detox programme....

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