Ask the experts – What are the best food supplements?

What supplements should I take every day? What can I take to boost my energy? What are the best vitamins? As I wrote in my last post on food supplements, it’s complicated. Not all supplements are actually good for us. I went back to the experts – Amy Goodson, a top sports dietitian; Kat Odell, a bestselling health and wellness…
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Are your supplements doing you more harm than good?

Do I need to take supplements? Are they all good? Are there any I should avoid? Can too many supplements be harmful? The world of dietary supplements is so confusing. Here in Chile I’ve found it much harder to eat a varied vegan diet than back in the UK, so I’ve been looking into supplements. I take calcium, vitamin D and…
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Partied Out Skin? Try these face masks for a radiant complexion

The festive season is upon us. A time to drink and be merry. And if your life is anything like mine, to wake up the following morning with a toddler jumping next to your (sore) head and skin drier than last night’s martinis. I love Christmas, but my skin doesn’t. To compensate, here are three of my favourite face masks…
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City pollution is killing your skin. Here’s how to save it.

I lather SPF on my face daily. I cleanse, tone and moisturise even if I’m in a rush, exhausted or drunk. And my skin still sucks. Sound familiar? Apparently I’ve been suffering the effects of air pollution and it seems I’m not alone. Every day, city dweller skin is bombarded with tiny toxic particles, poisonous gases and harmful chemicals which…
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A Chemistry Lesson For Your Skin

Aged 16 I flunked my chemistry exams. If our lessons had focused on dermatology however, I might be a Nobel prize winning chemist by now. My bathroom cabinet is a veritable skincare laboratory and after years of practice I’ve learnt more about science from my toner than my teachers. Having said that, the label mumbo jumbo can get a little too much and the term…
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