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Oral health can affect your wellbeing, more than you think

by Sonia Chartier, on 16 March 2016, Body Care, Digestion
oral health

co-written by Rick Olazabal, BSc, BN 

When we hear about “digestion” we often think food, stomach and gut. While the gut plays a vital role in our wellbeing, digestion is not restricted to this part of the digestive tract.

As a matter of fact, digestion begins in your mouth, and oral hygiene plays an equally important part in your overall health. This article explores how your oral health can affect your wellbeing…and it may also make your dentist very happy…

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Eliminating irritants: Menopause and dry, itchy skin

by Sonia Chartier, on 23 February 2016, Body Care, Menopause, Women's Health
itchy skin

When skin is irritated, it itches, so you scratch it. It becomes dry and scaly, and so you scratch some more. In summer, itching is typically caused by mosquitos and other annoying critters, irritating plants and allergies.

But one cause that doesn’t get much air time is itching caused by menopause. And believe it or not, you can safely blame it all on estrogens yet again!

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Skin brushing for better circulation?

by Sonia Chartier, on 8 February 2016, Body Care, Circulation, Healthy legs - varicose veins
skin brushing

We are so good at taking care of the skin on our face through our exfoliation, cleansing and moisturising routine, that we often neglect taking care of the skin on our body.

Did you know that the skin is an organ of elimination, and just like our kidneys and liver it releases more than a pound of waste products every day, so it is important to take care of it and give it a little extra helping hand.

This is where daily body brushing comes into play as this can aid the lymphatic system and give the body that extra boost…

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5 bad habits to change for healthy skin

by Sonia Chartier, on 21 May 2015, Body Care
healthy skin

Save your skin

Amazing stuff – skin – wrapped all round you like a great big, porous yet waterproof, sturdy yet flexible raincoat. It’s the best product the clothing industry hasn’t got. Did you know the average adult has about two square metres of skin keeping all the bones and softer bits in and the big, bad world out?

Your skin reflects many things about you.  Here are 5 bad habits to change for healthy skin:

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Healthy teeth for a radiant smile

by Sonia Chartier, on 21 April 2015, Body Care, Healthy Eating
healthy teeth

Nothing is lovelier than a radiant smile- one that lights up your eyes, sets the laugh lines dancing, and illuminates your entire being.

A fabulous smile depends on healthy teeth: teeth that are clean, and not disfigured by unsightly tartar or other discoloration or cavities. Teeth do not need to be perfectly straight: slight imperfections lend an individual charm of their own. A big smile that reveals a lot of spaces left by missing teeth, however, is only cute on a six year old.

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