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Love is in the Hair

It’s the month of love so how about giving your locks some extra loving care? If you’re on social media, you’ve been bombarded by DIY tricks from rice water (there may be a grain of truth to this one) to horse shampoo to placental extracts to apple cider vinegar but what are the ‘real’ dermatologist-approved haircare tips and tricks? Hair we go with our top 10 tips….

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2022: Your Year for a Detox

If you had to choose one New Year’s resolution that should appear on your list, it should be this: get 2021’s toxins OUT of your bodaaaaay!

Let’s face it, we live in a ‘toxic soup’ – if we’re not taking in a host of toxins through the air that we breathe in; then it’s the pesticides in our foods, the dyes & detergents in & on our clothes, the nasty chemicals in our household cleaning products, or the controversial ingredients in our skin care products. Unfortunately, chemicals seem to be lurking in every corner of life, and have resulted in some scary stats: Scientists estimate that the average adult carries within her or his body at least 700 toxins and that a new-born’s body can contain over 200 toxins!

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We can fix our s#*t (AKA Nandos): Here’s what you can learn from a gut microbiome test

You’ve probably heard a lot about ‘dysbiosis’, otherwise described as an ‘imbalance’ in community of microbes in your gut. Perhaps, you’ve been told that you have too many ‘bad’ bugs & not enough ‘beneficial’ bugs? Or, you’ve been told that you’ve got an ‘overgrowth’ of bugs higher up in the GI tract?

The above may be true for you, however, the science of testing & confirming whether the ‘diagnosis’ is IN FACT true is complex. Learn whether a gut microbiome test is the test you’ve been looking for to shed light on your symptoms.

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Sugar Alternatives – the lowdown on ‘low calorie’ sweeteners .

Broadly speaking, sweeteners are categorized into Nutritive – those that provide calories – and Non-Nutritive Sweeteners– those that are low in calories or contain no calories at all. The latter truly does sound like a dream – it’s all we’ve ever wanted: sweetness without the detrimental health side-effects! 

Let’s hone in on these Non-Nutritive Sweeteners to see whether they are a ‘sweet-yay’ or ‘unsweet-no’!

Warning: Although sweet, this article may leave a bitter aftertaste.

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Save Your Neck 101 : Cherie’s Go-To Formula

If you want to know how old someone is, just look at their hands…

We have all heard this at some point in our lives, but did you know the same goes for your neck and chest area! These are common areas that get neglected and we often miss putting sunscreen there. Because the skin on our neck is thin and sees quite a bit of sun (plus, you know, gravity), it can often show signs of aging sooner than other parts of the body. Most of us are becoming more aware of protecting our skin from the sun and learning how to start looking after our skin from an earlier age but what can you do to prevent your neck from giving away your age or sagging.

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TASH360’s Favourite Spring Juices

Trade in your almond milk latte for a shot of greens in the morning and watch your skin glow.

Now there is juice + there is juice. I’m not talking Ceres boxed juices in lunchboxes, I’m talking freshly prepared superfoods packing a collagen-boosting, cleansing + detoxifying punch. I’m careful with fruit which can spike glucose + insulin levels triggering inflammation but there are certain fruits which I love to juice with + you’ll have to read the full article to find out why…

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Psoriasis & Diet 101 – Psoriasis is more than skin-deep

Before stepping into your doctor’s room, there’s one thing that you should know: psoriasis is not just a ‘skin thing’. Psoriatic disease is associated with systemic inflammation (an inflammatory response throughout the body), and occurs when inflammatory signals (produced by your immune system) infiltrate into the skin; causing certain areas of your skin to produce new cells more rapidly than normal, which can lead to thickening and scaling.

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Is your diet really causing your acne?

Diet has remained a part of the ‘acne discussion’ for years. It’s time that you listen in!

At TASH 360, nutrition has made its way into almost every conversation as we understand that food plays a pivotal role in the factors that influence the development and progression of acne – whether it be genetics, hormone balance, inflammatory responses, your gut health, your stress and anxiety levels, or your body’s ability to eliminate environmental toxins.

Nutrients communicate with your body on a cellular level. Learn about 3 food groups that say ‘sweet things’ to your cells; essentially, loving on your skin and keeping you free of unwanted, angry spots:

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