The return of the sun: how to prepare and protect your skin
Summer’s on its way – and with it the sun! But while we welcome the sun’s return for all sorts of reasons, we must also recognise that it poses a threat to our skin. To enjoy the hot days of summer in complete safety, it’s therefore important to prepare and protect your skin before exposure to the sun’s ultraviolet rays. Regular use of sunscreen cream or oil is clearly a must, but in this article we explore other possible solutions. Here we focus on three natural ways to get your skin sun-ready.
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Boswellia serrata: the natural anti-inflammatory from Ayurvedic medicine
Though the tree Boswellia serrata may be little-known in Europe, the resin it produces is attracting increasing interest at the moment due to its significant therapeutic potential. A famous remedy of Ayurvedic medicine, Boswellia serrata resin has been studied extensively over the past few years. Researchers have identified anti-inflammatory activity, efficacy against inflammatory joint pain and asthma-relieving properties. To give you the ‘low-down’ on this natural Ayurvedic anti-inflammatory, the experts at SuperSmart have prepared the following guide which contains everything you need to know about Boswellia serrata resin: its history, origins, properties, benefits, methods of use and scientific opinion …
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Berberine: its anti-diabetes effect and benefits for health
You may not be aware of berberine supplements, but this natural active principle has actually been used therapeutically for many years, especially in traditional Asian medicine. Today, scientists are showing particular interest in berberine’s properties in relation to the management of type 2 diabetes. To help explain this anti-diabetes effect, the experts at SuperSmart have put together a handy guide. It contains everything you need to know about berberine: how it’s defined, its origins, properties, benefits, methods of use, dosage and how it’s viewed by the scientific community …
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Turmeric and Curcumin: properties and benefits
Turmeric, or curcuma as it’s sometimes known, is not just a popular spice, but also an active phytotherapy ingredient which has been used for hundreds of years. Turmeric powder is bright yellow/orange in colour, and has both a distinctive flavour and numerous benefits for health and well-being! Whether as a powder to add flavour to a dish, or as a dietary supplement providing health benefits, turmeric has many applications. To help you understand why and how turmeric can be used in everyday life, the experts at SuperSmart have compiled the following summary. It contains all you need to know about this active ingredient: its history, composition, curcumin content, properties, benefits, various methods of use, dosage and contraindications.
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The multiple benefits of resveratrol: a strong case for supplementation
Available nowadays as a dietary supplement, resveratrol is an exceptional active principle. It has been studied for decades and continues to reveal new properties and therapeutic virtues. Antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, cardio-protective, anti-cancer, anti-ageing … the benefits of resveratrol seem to know no bounds. It appears to aid the prevention and care of numerous health problems. To provide a clearer understanding of the benefits of supplementing with resveratrol, the experts at Supersmart have put together this handy guide. It contains everything you need to know about resveratrol: how it’s defined, its origin, history, properties, benefits, methods of use and how it’s viewed by the scientific community …
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4 tips to maintain strong bones
Though we often think of them as tough and resilient, our bones are actually much more fragile than they appear. In order to maintain their density and prevent problems such as osteoporosis, it’s important to nourish, strengthen and protect them. Read on to find out four ways to ensure your bones stay strong and healthy!
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Weight loss: 7 key facts on satiety
Dietitians and nutritionists often say we should be guided by the feeling of satiety if we want to avoid over-eating and facilitate weight loss. But what exactly does this mean? What is the sensation of satiety? How can it help us lose weight? And how do we recognise it? To answer these questions and more, we’ve compiled a summary of 7 key facts on satiety:
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Migraine: a summary in 7 questions
Painful and debilitating, migraine is a subject which raises many questions. What exactly is a migraine? What are the symptoms? How can you recognise migraine pain? Who is affected? What are the causes? How can you avoid an attack? And what treatments are available? Read on for our experts’ answers to all your migraine concerns.
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Everything you need to know about ‘good’ and ‘bad’ cholesterol!
Warnings about the risks of hypercholesterolaemia continue to grow. The subject of cholesterol-lowering foods features on the front pages of health magazines. But specialists are also urging us to differentiate between ‘bad’ cholesterol’ and ‘good’ cholesterol. Some explanation is needed then to clarify exactly what is meant by cholesterol, hypercholesterolaemia, ‘good’ and ‘bad’ cholesterol and a cholesterol-lowering diet.
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