Weekly Wellness

Your weekly installment of all things health and wellbeing..


1. KEEPING YOUR GREENS FRESH

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Image: Chocolateandzucchini.com

Do you proudly trundle home from the farmers market with a bounty of greens only to have them wilt within a few days? Us too. We loved these great tips from Chocolate and Zucchini on how to make the most of your greens and fresh herbs and think you will too!


2. THE QUEST FOR THE PERFECT KALE CHIP

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Image: Ohsheglows.com

Kale chips are the health snack of the moment and so easy to make at home once you’ve got the hang of it! Follow these easy tips from Angela Liddon’s and you'll have the perfect chip every time.


3. THE MIND-BODY CONNECTION - HOW GRIEF CAN MAKE YOU SICK

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Image: Ryan McGuire at Pixabay.com

Do you ever feel absolutely physically exhausted after you’ve gotten really upset about something? This interesting article from The Atlantic explains why, exploring just how closely mind and body are connected especially during the grieving process.


4. PROBIOTICS PUT TO THE TEST

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Image: WikiImages at Pixabay.com

So you’ll all know by now that looking after your “friendly bacteria” is vital to a healthy body and mind, so you’ll likely take a regular probiotic. They may have some pretty persuasive advertising but you’d be surprised as to just how many probiotics fail to live up to any of their health claims. If you haven’t already, check out How Stuff Work’s podcast and article on the topic. It really opened our eyes. In this article from The Telegraph they examine a new study which put a few of the main brands head to head and the results are pretty surprising. While we were happy our favoured brand, Symprove, came out on top, the fact that VSL#3, commonly touted as one of the best probiotics out there, fared so badly.


5. WHY POO TRANSPLANTS ARE THE NEXT BIG THING

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Image: kropekk_pl at Pixabay.com

If you’ve missed the media hype about faecal transplants in recent months then this great article from The Atlantic tells you everything you need to know. Once you’ve gotten over the grossness factor it’s actually a pretty amazing potential treatment option and may be the medicine of the future.