Smile And The World Smiles With You

 Walking into my local Marks and Spencer’s today, I crossed paths with a lady shopping. I smiled warmly at her and she responded with a grimace. My first initial reaction was to judge her, calling her names like ‘miserable grumpy sod‘, and more inside my head. This was just an old memory being replayed, and within a few minutes I stopped myself in my tracks. It was not her job to…

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Recipe: Sugar-Free Chocolate Cake

  Recipe: Sugar-Free Chocolate Cake Can chocolate cake and sugar-free actually come together as one, and taste really good? OH YES INDEED! THEY CAN! As most of you know I have been on a no refined sugar journey for the past 3 months. I have not even had honey or sweeteners in my diet. I decided for my 37th birthday I wanted a birthday cake and I wanted to see if I…

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Prostate Awareness – Men’s Health

Prostate Problems This is a guest post by Michael Doherty from The Michael Files PLEASE BE SURE TO READ THE DISCLAIMER AT THE END OF THIS POST. I’m writing this blog to help guys understand a bit about their bodies, especially the parts that affect their manhood. I’ll start off with my own story, or at least, my story so far. My Personal Experience I’m 75 and have developed an enlarged prostate,…

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BioBee’s Fresh Royal Jelly Elixir – REVIEW

Extra Potent Elixir with Korean Ginseng Extract & Guarana (12ml x 10 vials). Dosage: 1 vial per day.   Great daily boost. Full of life-enhancing properties. Good quality ingredients. May bring pain relief. Easy to drink vial. Energizing kick. Better nutritional, vitamin & mineral content than a cup of coffee in the morning. Starts the morning with a nice zingy feeling.   Not suitable for pregnant women, those sensitive to caffeine or diabetics.   After being asked by Bioceuticals to…

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What Causes Sugar Cravings?

Photo shared via Creative Commons taken by Mrs Magic Craving sugar is not easy to overcome. Not when we live in a world surrounded by sugary substances; in a world where the food industry creates food and beverages deliberately so we crave their products; when convenience foods, sauces and even bread contain sugar, yes, craving sugar can be a difficult experience. Read the labels. Anything ending in -ose is a…

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Gurus For Health : When Health Writers Dismiss Lower-Income Consumers

In my quest to improve my standard of living and to bring balance to my health, I investigated many different eating plans. Not calorie-controlled, low-fat diets but those that made sense to me for a more sustainable way of healthy living. I educated myself on the Genotype Diet by  Dr Peter D’Adamo and the extremely popular Paleo Diet. One thing I noticed in the above two eating plans, were expensive…

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Salt, Sugar, Fat : How The Food Giants Hooked Us by Michael Moss – Book Review

There comes a time in life when you no longer want to have the wool pulled over your eyes. For me, that time has been steadily approaching regarding the food we eat; the way it is presented to us, and what it all means to the state of the world. One such book pulled the wool away from my eyes, and that is the newly published ‘Salt, Sugar, Fat’ by…

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The Myth Of The Low-Fat Diet

Many many years ago I bought into the whole diet industries message of: “You must eat low-fat to lose weight.” I get why many people still buy into this message as it is still so big globally. Yet around 10 years ago, I started to ask the question: “Why, if low-fat is the way to lose weight, are there so many low-fat diets still on the market?” And then it…

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You Only Live Once – Healthy & Whole

While away up north with family 2 weeks ago, we tended to eat out most days. I was able to go sugar-free with the exception of a few glasses of wine and cider. I ate some deliciously stodgy foods, but realised that I could not live like that all the time. From beef-burgers in white flour buns, to roast dinner, potatoes, fish in batter and chips, it was nice, but…

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Balanced Power – International Women’s Day

It seems a really important time for women in the world. Since last year, women have begun rising up for women’s rights more than ever. Some men have been supporting women in their challenge of abuse, violence and rape, and the general way in which women have been used and abused for centuries. Some very patriarchal cultures, for example India, have a very controlling way of viewing women; very behind…

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