Diatomaceous earth, or DE, say whaaaaat? Sounds like something from prehistoric ages! And it kind of is. Let us explain. In short, it’s a naturally occurring, soft, and super fine plant and algae fossil.
There’s a bunch of essential oils on the market from anise and basil through to frankincense, tangerine and ylang-ylang (and about a million others in between). Yet given the abundance of essential oils, many people end up feeling overwhelmed or intimidated.
Heck, we’ve just passed the Winter Solstice, which means we’ve gotten past the shortest day of the year, but there’s still another 2 months of short days, cooler terms and gloomy skies. Your favourite bathers and glorious sun-kissed tans are still a while off… BUT! You don’t have to succumb to winter blues. Nuh-uh, not on our watch.
We get it, some days you’re absolutely swamped with work, family time or too ‘busy’ having a Game of Thrones marathon, all of which are totally legitimate excuses to skip the gym. But, if you fall under the category of loathing workout time and the prospect gives you a migraine, don’t fret!
We’re becoming increasingly aware of the amount of pollutants in everyday products that are bad for our health and so not good for the environment. Yet, when it comes to cleaning our homes are we smart enough to ditch the chemical-laden kitchen spray and the toxic toilet cleaner?
Well… are we? *scratches head*
Let’s talk endocrine disruptors. Heh? They are synthetic chemicals that - at certain doses - can interfere and mimic your body’s natural hormones (like estrogens, androgens and thyroid hormones). This can potentially lead to overstimulation of your hormones, which can disrupt your body’s natural systems, leading to negative health outcomes.
It’s one of the things that makes us scratch our heads the most. You see it all the time through the social “pipes” (because, let’s face it, it’s hard not to overshare on social media hehe!). You’ve probably seen it too. The friend on a health kick.
Braving the elements in the middle of winter is not everyone’s thing. And plodding up and down on a treadmill can be as boring as bat poo. So what are you to do keep your body moving and the blood pumping?
“Summer bodies are built in winter” … [Groan]. We’ve all read the personal trainer's favourite bumper sticker but it doesn’t make it any easier to crawl out from under your warm blanket when it’s 5am and 4 degrees. But before you roll back over for just 10 more minutes, it sounds like your way-too-energetic-for-5am personal trainer just might be right.