Banana Peel

We have all heard of the benefits of eating a banana before a run or strenuous workout but how can you make your banana and the banana peel go the extra mile?


Here are five surprising uses for banana peels to help you do just that:



With all the dangerous chemicals around today, consider always trying to make something yourself.

These do-it-yourself cleanser concoctions are designed for dry, oil or normal skin types. The apple cider vinegar acts as a natural astringent; the olive oil helps remove dirt; the lactic acid in the yogurt exfoliates; and the lemon juice tightens pores. 

Various Collagen Products

Collagen declines with age, and for this reason research into collagen has exploded in the past few years.  I decided a some years ago to womble around and look at what’s available in the collagen line, and sadly I was flabbergasted at the additives and all I saw in the products on the shelves. 


When it comes to cellulite it helps to be male – only 10% of men have cellulite compared to >85% of women. Life’s not fair.  The reason is the connective tissue in men’s thighs.

healthy liver, healthy skin

9 common signs your liver is in danger:

1. JAUNDICE: A condition known as jaundice occurs when waste builds up Eating whole food is a great start. Leave out sugar, refined carbs and any junk.

Have you ever noticed a squiggly spider vein on your cheek, nose or thigh? It starts with one and then suddenly you have a few more. Most people will eventually get them somewhere on their body (typically on the legs).…

Luxury bath salts

These wonderful Luxury bath salts contain Epsom salts and other salts which help the entry of magnesium into the cells but did you know that magnesium and other salts are not a salt at all, but rather a mineral compound used for centuries as a natural remedy for a number of ailments.


There are so many symptoms of possible vitamin D deficiency, but I want to give you a few unusual ones you might not know about.

Would you ever imagine any of these could be as a possible result of too little vitamin D3?


Rosacea is a really nasty skin disorder affecting the curves and features of the centre of the face. It is often called acne rosacea.

It’s generally characterised by one or more of the following:

• Light to heavy facial flushing (erythema) which can be transient or permanent
• Papules and pustules
• Telangiectasia – threadlike red lines or patterns that cross the face
• Rhinophyma – where the nose thickens and becomes bulbous

Women of 30-50 are most often victims of this condition, and find it frustrating and embarrassing to deal with for obvious reasons.…

toxins to avoid

Toxins to avoid:

There are some very nasty chemicals out there – yes, they’re all bad – but some are worse than others below are some toxins to avoid.

The liver is the most important detoxifying organ in the body.…


Candida albicans is a yeast/fungus that is found in all of our digestive systems. When kept in balance with our good bacteria, Candida doesn’t cause any problems. But Candida is “opportunistic” – which means, given the opportunity, it can and will grow out of control.…


According to Harvard research, this deficiency is one of the top 10 causes of death in USA. Omega-3 decreases risk of heart disease and stroke, depression, hypertension, ADHD, joint pain, arthritis, eczema, infertility, miscarriage, raised triglyceride levels (a heart disease marker) and dozens of other serious conditions.…


This is a relatively common skin condition where patches of skin become thick and red, and you almost develop ‘scales’. It doesn’t often itch, it just looks awful, and it can occur anywhere on the body.…


If you have an underactive thyroid you will be interested in anything you can do to fix it, preferably without a drug.  Please read through the other blogs on ways to improve thyroid function to get a good overview – I’ve done quite a few thyroid posts. …


The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), states 1.7 million cosmetic surgery procedures were carried out in the U.S. alone in 2015 including over 222,000 liposuction procedures, many of which were performed to remove cellulite.…


What exactly IS gelatine anyway, and why the hype? It is a dried powder created from isolating and dehydrating parts of animals, including skin, bones and tissue. This might not sound too appetizing but it’s virtually colourless and tasteless – however it has amazing ‘powers’ of regeneration for the body. …

We’ve all heard the mantra of how ‘important’ it is to keep the body ‘alkaline’ but is this strictly scientific?

Actually no, not at all. It’s just another myth like margarine is better than butter, eggs will kill you, veganism and/or raw-foodism is heathy.…

How Collagen helps Weight Loss

How Collagen helps Weight Loss

My brand of Pure Hydrolysed Collagen is the most satiating protein powder I’ve found, and has helped a lot of people lose weight if the testimonials are anything to go by and in the last month I’ve dropped 2,5kg although I am not overweight by stepping up my intake.…


Too many people have thyroid problems, such as Hypothyroid, these days, for a number of reasons.

However, here’s a natural treatment which just might help you – it’s worth a try. Collagen provides very important balanced amino acids.…

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