Vitamin D and the sunshine conundrum

vitamin D

The beauty vitamin we all need.

If there were a vitamin that could be named universally as the beauty vitamin, then for me, vitamin D would be the one. Often called the sunshine vitamin, stimulated by exposure to the sun it’s a hormone that interacts with a type of cholesterol found in your skin.

This magical interaction should store vitamin D for when your body needs it. Great, that all seems simple enough, get a little sunshine, and you’re good to go. And yet, we seem to be missing out.

Why diets make us fat.

The promise we rarely keep.

You made a promise to yourself, maybe more than one. Inches to lose, bad habits to break, better ones to form. How’s it all going? Or, like many of us, did you give up?
I know, we rarely stick to our resolve. In fact, we almost expect to fail, after all we’re only human. 
Why is that? Are we so weak? Didn’t want it badly enough?

Struggling to give up sugar?

I quit sugar

For the love of all things sweet.

Why quit sugar? Sometimes it’s hard to reconcile with the idea that something you love is nothing more than an addiction.
Why is it that those things we enjoy become addictive? Is it just that we lack self-control or when it comes to something as sweet and delicious as sugar it’s actually addictive? If you’re hooked on that candy jar on your desk, then you probably already know the answer. Right?

How eating jelly can reduce your wrinkles.


Gelatin, the overnight sensation.

What’s a family get-together without a big bowl of Jelly trifle? But have you ever thought of jelly as a health food? No? A superfood? Are you kidding? Reduce wrinkles? Really?
They say it takes 20 years to make an overnight success. When it comes to gelatin, you could say even longer. It’s been around for so long you’d be forgiven for thinking it was anything more than an essential, albeit humble ingredient for making jelly. Well, read on as I’ve got some great news for you. 

5 Sugar free Easter treats.

Sugar free Easter

No guilt here. 

Okay, so it’s hard not to stumble over the meaning behind Easter and get completely lost in mass consumerism. Is it me or does each year seem that ‘we the people’ are seduced and manipulated to dizzying heights of chocolate ecstasy and a huge sugar rush that’s going to take weeks to recover from.