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Original articles on health, fitness and travel...with some occasional freestyling
Bowl of bone broth

Bone Broth – The Food of Yesteryear Turned Super!

By Hannah de Gruchy

Bone broth is gradually earning its own superfood crown. Often used as a base for soups and stews or consumed as a warming hot drink, it’s a versatile and nourishing food. It’s packed with collagen, gelatin, amino acids, glucosamine, vitamins and minerals.

Woman smiling

How to Smile Through A Crisis

By Aly Johnson

Sometimes life gets you down. Burying your head in the sand and willing the problem to go away won’t resolve it. It will end up nagging away at you. Here's what to do instead.

Mlini, Croatia

4 Reasons Why Croatia Should Be Your Next Travel Destination

By Kayla Papazian

Croatia is one of Europe's hidden gems. Located in Eastern Europe's Riviera, it’s one of the sunniest regions in the Mediterranean, with incredible sights and a long and colorful history. If you'traveling to Europe, Croatia is a must-see destination.

Sliced turmeric

The Amazing Health Benefits of Turmeric

By Hannah de Gruchy

Curcumin, the main active ingredient in turmeric, has powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties and has been the subject of many scientific studies. And these scientific studies back up what our ancient ancestors knew centuries ago – that turmeric has amazing health benefits.

Woman with slight smile

How to Get Your Mind on Your Side

By Ellie Pierpoint

All of us know what it’s like to want something really badly, yet not be able to follow it through. Why is that? Your unconscious mind may be secretly sabotaging your efforts. Here's what you can do.

Woman doing yoga

Where Yoga Came From and Where It's Going

By Nick Whittle

Yoga has become popular in the West, but it has a very ancient and fascinating history. Traditionalists worry that the changes to yoga practice in America and Europe are taking yoga too far from its roots. Here's the story.

Nuts are very nutrient dense

6 Sensational Superfoods

By Hannah de Gruchy

Over the past few years, it seems we hear of superfoods all the time. You might be reading this whilst eating your superfood salad, or planning your next superfood breakfast smoothie. But what exactly is a ‘superfood’?

Paleo meal

9 Essential Ingredients to Make Your Paleo Diet Easier

By Steve Hoyles

Here's a look at a list of ingredients that will make following a Paleo diet easier, forming a versatile and tasty basis for a lot of meals. Keep these ingredients handy and you’ll have dozens of quick and tasty dishes available to you!

Sugar can reduce the chance of pregnancy

The Truth About Sugar and Your Fertility (And What You Can Do About It)

By Aly Johnson

If you’re struggling to conceive, every little thing you can do to boost your health, is going to be beneficial. Many women are savvy about the importance of diet for maintaining their health, but are unaware how sugar may be undermining their fertility. Here's what you should know.

Ayurvedic medicine is routinely practiced in India by trained doctors using herbs, minerals and metals to help manage chronic diseases.

Simple Tips for Adding Ancient Ayurveda Practices into Your Life

By Hannah de Gruchy

Ayurveda is an ancient Indian philosophy for living a healthy and fulfilled life. It originated more than 3,000 years ago and is still practiced by millions today. Here are 5 simple tips to get started with Ayurveda.

Vegan diets include lots of fruits, vegetables and plant-based proteins.

6 Things You Should Know About Veganism

By Hannah de Gruchy

Whether you’re a seasoned vegan, or you’re considering turning vegan, chances are, you’ve had concerns about getting all the right nutrients, or come up against loved ones worried you're not getting enough protein. So let’s talk honestly about some of the problems associated with veganism, and how you can solve them.

The Paleo diet emphasizes eating lots of fresh vegetables.

7 Things to Consider Before Starting a Paleo Diet

By Steve Hoyles

The problem with going paleo is that it’s not always easy to stick to. I’ve put together a list of things to consider when starting a paleo diet that will improve your chances of success on the diet…

Resilience is key to a good life

Why Being Resilient Is Key to a Good Life

By Aly Johnson

Being resilient is key to a good life. Motivation is great, but you also need to have the grit and tenacity to follow through and make your dreams happen. But how can you become more resilient? Here are 4 tips.

Holland Park in London

Natural Wonders of London

By Lorna Hopkins

London is undoubtedly one of the most charismatic places to live, but as a Londoner I am constantly looking for respite, a spot of serenity where I can get some much needed TLC.