6 Simple Changes To Make in 2015

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New Year’s Resolutions – who’s made a list? According to Statistic Brain the top resolution for 2014 in America was to lose weight… hmm… no surprises there. This was followed by: Getting organised, spending less and saving more, enjoying life and staying fit and healthy. They also note that 45% of Americans make a new year’s resolution and about 8% successfully achieve their resolution.   Wow only 8% achieve their goals…seems a lot of people don’t follow through on these resolutions! Why?

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Claire Yates

By Claire Yates

Claire Yates is a Nutritional Medicine Practitioner, holding a Bachelor of Health Science, who is passionate about paleo nutrition, health and having fun! She is the author of Optimal Health The Paleo Way and is a self-confessed lover of good food and good coffee.

DIY Activated Charcoal Face Mask

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Heralded as the latest ‘go-to’ detox item, charcoal is all the rave at the moment! Eat it, drink it, brush your teeth with it AND use it as a face mask! Charcoal facial masks are great for refreshing your look (which is great over this Christmas party season) – but the store bought masks can get very pricy. Here is a super quick and easy homemade activated charcoal facial mask that you can whip up at home in 2 minutes and it will leave you with a beautiful, fresh glow!

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Claire Yates

By Claire Yates

Claire Yates is a Nutritional Medicine Practitioner, holding a Bachelor of Health Science, who is passionate about paleo nutrition, health and having fun! She is the author of Optimal Health The Paleo Way and is a self-confessed lover of good food and good coffee.

Best Foods For A Hangover (Scientific Approach)

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The silly season is upon us! Here at Rejuvenated for Life, we are not about telling you what you can and can’t do. You are a big kid – you can figure that one out for yourself! So rather than tell you that you should not be drinking to excess over the silly season, we are going to give you a little run down on what happens when you have a hangover and what you can do from a ‘food’ point of view to perhaps better manage the morning after.

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Claire Yates

By Claire Yates

Claire Yates is a Nutritional Medicine Practitioner, holding a Bachelor of Health Science, who is passionate about paleo nutrition, health and having fun! She is the author of Optimal Health The Paleo Way and is a self-confessed lover of good food and good coffee.

DIY Beauty – All Natural Homemade Deodorant

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There are many harmful ingredients in commercial deodorants and as the demand for natural alternatives rises, we start to see more friendly versions such as an aluminium free deodorant or a paraben free deodorant on the market. I have tried just about every natural deodorant on the market, some of which work pretty well and some that leave a lot to be desired. However, even with some of the chemicals removed, most commercial products still contain unpleasant nasties.

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Claire Yates

By Claire Yates

Claire Yates is a Nutritional Medicine Practitioner, holding a Bachelor of Health Science, who is passionate about paleo nutrition, health and having fun! She is the author of Optimal Health The Paleo Way and is a self-confessed lover of good food and good coffee.

Is Your Home Sabotaging Your Health?

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By Samantha Hall

We all work hard to eat well, exercise regularly, get sufficient sleep and attempt to achieve at least some degree of work / life balance in order to stay fit and healthy. We then go that little bit further and take vitamin supplements, do detoxes, sip on green juices, and find the discipline to say ‘No’ to that second helping of dessert (even if it looks really good and we really want it!), just to boost our systems and gain that extra bit of vitality in our step. [Read more…]

Standing Desk – Benefits, Set Up, Costs, Verdict

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Left image from Squirrel Pokki. Right image from Buffer Open.

Standing Desks and Our Sedentary Lifestyles

Standing desks – are they beneficial? Do they benefit our health and get us moving more? What is a 9-5 seated day doing to our health? Should we be standing for 8 hours? We dive in (or rather stand up) and investigate!

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Claire Yates

By Claire Yates

Claire Yates is a Nutritional Medicine Practitioner, holding a Bachelor of Health Science, who is passionate about paleo nutrition, health and having fun! She is the author of Optimal Health The Paleo Way and is a self-confessed lover of good food and good coffee.

Mindful Eating – What It Can Do For You

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Your daily food routine – does is sound something like this?

Breakfast – Your alarm goes off and you hit the snooze button for five more minutes. You then jump out of bed, race to the shower and then head to the kitchen. While in the kitchen, you are scrolling through the social media on your phone, you make a coffee and then lean against the bench scoffing down your breakfast while trying to put your shoes on. Maybe that does not even happen; maybe you eat your breakfast while driving! [Read more…]

Claire Yates

By Claire Yates

Claire Yates is a Nutritional Medicine Practitioner, holding a Bachelor of Health Science, who is passionate about paleo nutrition, health and having fun! She is the author of Optimal Health The Paleo Way and is a self-confessed lover of good food and good coffee.

Infrared Sauna – Health Benefits, Costs & Review

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In our pursuit of optimal health and wellbeing, we like to try the latest therapies and treatments that promise everything from healing and faster weight loss to smoother skin and whiter teeth. Saunas, acupuncture, cupping, oil pulling, aromatherapy, reflexology, kinesiology, herbal medicine – with so many ‘natural’ and ‘alternative’ remedies and practices around, it sure can get confusing. What are they? What works and what doesn’t? What should we spend our money on and what should we avoid altogether?  To answer these questions, we decided to start a new series of reviews and investigations – we do our research, and where possible road test, some of the most popular and emerging natural therapies and treatments and then we tell you all about it. First up – an infrared sauna.

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Claire Yates

By Claire Yates

Claire Yates is a Nutritional Medicine Practitioner, holding a Bachelor of Health Science, who is passionate about paleo nutrition, health and having fun! She is the author of Optimal Health The Paleo Way and is a self-confessed lover of good food and good coffee.

How to Whiten Your Teeth – Naturally

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We all want to have a bright, white smile! But sometimes our teeth just don’t look as white as we would like them to be.  Everyday, things such as eating various foods, drinking coffee or even drinking wine can cause staining on our teeth. So rather than running off to the dentist or putting some harsh bleaching chemicals on your teeth, we thought we would investigate some simple DIY home teeth whitening treatments.

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Claire Yates

By Claire Yates

Claire Yates is a Nutritional Medicine Practitioner, holding a Bachelor of Health Science, who is passionate about paleo nutrition, health and having fun! She is the author of Optimal Health The Paleo Way and is a self-confessed lover of good food and good coffee.