Super foods: supporting your skin as it ages

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The saying is ‘you are what you eat’. I couldn’t agree more -especially when you’re seeking to maintain healthy skin! Using the right skincare products is just one part of the jigsaw. For a calm and radiant complexion you also need to look at the other pieces of the puzzle: diet, lifestyle and general well-being. […]

Could acupuncture help your skin?

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Here at Pai, we’re always on the hunt for ways to minimise stress. And it seems we’re not alone! With Acupuncture Awareness Week (2nd – 8th March) in full flow, a brand new study by the British Acupuncture Council has revealed that more than half of the UK residents surveyed are more stressed than they were […]

Refined sugar vs. Natural sugars. Is there a winner?

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2014 saw sugar become the ultimate heath baddie; it gets blamed for everything from weight gain, to skin issues and serious disease. Sugar has been shunned and the health conscious are now turning to natural sweeteners – think dates, honey and maple syrup, instead. But while these sugars may be ‘natural’, are they actually any […]

Could spirulina be aggravating your skin?

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In a bid to keep cold at bay this winter, I made an addition to my supplement arsenal. I started taking Spirulina – the immune boosting, nutrient-rich super-food. But soon afterwards, I started noticing that my urticaria was flaring up more than usual. My sudden outbreak made me think. What had I changed in my […]

The best healthy pancake recipes

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Happy Shrove Tuesday! I love today – I’m a sucker for any opportunity to indulge in sweet treats! Despite this, reality bites: traditional recipes aren’t the best option for satisfying sweet tooth cravings whilst staying kind to skin. Created with a shedload of white flour and refined sugar, pancakes and their tasty toppings sometimes aren’t […]

Charcoal drinks: The new green juice?

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If 2014 was the year that green juice reigned supreme, then 2015 is set to be the year of the black juice – or more specifically, the charcoal blended juice. Using charcoal for health reasons is nothing new – activated charcoal has been used as a water purifier for thousands of years and is still […]

The 5 skin resolutions you should make today

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Forget about quitting twelve food groups and becoming a professional athlete – I’m all about totally achievable resolutions this year. That said, the New Year is a great time to tweak your skincare routine and create good habits for the year ahead. So here are the five resolutions you should make today for healthier, happier, […]

Natural ways to fight a cold

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It happens every year – the holidays arrive, and without fail I get struck down by a horrid cold! If you’re starting to suffer too, try these natural remedies to help boost your immune system and stop your cold in its tracks. Rest, sleep and rest some more! Rather than retiring to bed when your […]

2015: New Year, New Ukelele!

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It is customary for a post today about all the New Year resolutions we’re supposed to be making. While I do believe it’s a good time to set goals, all this unattainable self improvement does get a bit tiresome. Lose weight, exercise more, eat better, drink less, no chocolate, no sugar, no coffee, sleep more, stress less….be […]

Gentle yoga for the holidays

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It’s very tempting to enter total hibernation mode over Christmas – staying sofa-bound with a cup of tea and a good film. While Christmas should be all about relaxation, staying active will keep you feeling your best over the festive period. I caught up with our wonderful yoga teacher here at Pai HQ who has […]