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7 Ways Using Essential Oils Can Transform Your Day

Aromatherapy using essential oils has become one of the fastest growing natural healing arts in the UK. Extracted from seeds, bark, stems, flowers and many other parts of plants, essential oils are natural, aromatic compounds packed full of therapeutic properties. The use of essential oils is about more than just fragrance, it promotes physical, emotional, […]

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Diagnosed With A Pituitary Tumour, Tessa Greer Re-Evaluated Her Life

WHEN former DJ Tessa Greer decided to give up life behind the decks it wasn’t because she’d fallen out of love with the music. For years the 44-year-old was working unsociable hours in high stress environments while bringing up children. But just over a decade ago Tessa was diagnosed with a Pituitary Tumour causing her

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Try Something New At The SOMA Body & Soul Festival This Weekend

TONIC Health & Wellness deliver this year’s SOMA Body & Soul Area as part of the SOMA Music Festival in Castlewellan. Now in its fourth year, the festival is supported by Northern Ireland Tourism, Newry Mourne and Down District Council, Food NI and the Arts Council, and features a wide range events as well as

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Bionic Beauty Stacy Paris’ Battle For Model Dream Against The Odds

BELFAST’S Alternative Fashion Week is firmly putting its stamp on the world of diversity modelling. Having already revealed that not only will their forthcoming shows include heavily tattooed models and a gore/horror segment they’ve taken it one step further. Organiser and photographer Shelley Rogers said the team behind the inaugural Belfast Alternative Fashion Week scoured

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From Doorman To Life Coach, Belfast Man Richard D Martin Reveals His Journey

A BELFAST man who worked 14 years in the door security industry gave it all up to become a life coach. And Richard Martin, 40, from Belfast has revealed it was learning to become less shy and more confident at the door of the city’s nightclubs and hotels that eventually led him to pursuing his dream

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I Sea Chocolate‏! Check Out This Amazing Healthy Seaweed Chocolate Recipe

Seaweed actually isn’t a plant but an algae which has existed for over 500 million years and is full of nutrients, high in antioxidants and minerals and low in calories with just 38 calories per 100g cooked. It’s also organic, vegan, sustainable and gluten free. I Sea Chocolate Recipe Ingredients 100g 73% Chocolate, 20g I

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95% Of People In Northern Ireland Happy To Have Retina Scanned For Medical Admissions‏

Over 90 per cent of people living in Northern Ireland are happy for iris scanning technology to be used in medical admissions when they are unconscious, disorientated or confused, to correctly identify them and allow for their relatives to be contacted. That’s according to a survey carried out by biometric technology company The Lava Group.

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Dolly Parton Tribute Donna Thought Her Career Was Over Until Showbiz Pals Rallied Around

IN four decades of performing Ballynahinch singer Donna Fleming has never cancelled a show. But that all changed last Christmas when doctors revealed she could never take to the stage again. A well known musical theatre star, producer, director and singer, Donna is better known as Northern Ireland’s top Dolly Parton tribute star, having performed

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Stuart Robinson Slim For The Summer

#‎SlimForTheSummer‬: How Radio Star Stuart Robinson Lost OVER 4 Stone In On-Air Slimming Challenge

As Cool FM star Stuart Robinson began piling on the weight the popular DJ deluded himself into believing it was all part of the act. The once 23st radio show host had previously shed over eight stone in a bid to reduce his expanding frame, but that was in 2008 and since then the 36-year-old

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“I Thought I Wasn’t Skinny Enough To Get Help” Reveals Belfast Model Raising Awareness About Eating Disorders

A BELFAST model has launched her own campaign to raise awareness about eating disorders in young people across the country. 23-year-old Samantha Reynolds joined forces with local charity CARED (Caring About Recovery from Eating Disorders), an organisation founded by the families of two Northern Ireland girls who were affected badly by the condition. The mother

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#‎SlimForTheSummer‬: The Realisation That It’s Not All My Fault

AS some people reading this will already know, earlier this month I was inspired by my good friend Stuart Robinson who started a public campaign through his radio show to get #‎SlimForTheSummer‬ and in typical Stuart style he’s got half the country behind him. In my first blog post: Is It Just Physical Weight I Need

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#‎SlimForTheSummer: Is It Just Physical Weight I Need To Lose Or Is There More To It?

So here it is…that blog…the one I’ve been threatening to write for years but never really had the inclination to actually do it. I suppose that’s a bit like “dieting”, “getting fit” and “becoming healthy” – all things many of us ‘mean’ to do but never actually get round to it. In fact, it’s the

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Marilyn Monroe’s Lips And Cheryl Cole Smoky eyes – Most Iconic Beauty Trends Of All Time

MARILYN Monroe’s siren red lips have been voted the most iconic beauty trend of all time. The Hollywood sex symbol sported the striking bright pout during the 1950s and 1960s, but most famously in the 1955 film The Seven Year Itch.  Her look was later copied by Robert Palmer’s backing singers in the 1980s Addicted

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Pet Owners ‘Happier, Fitter and Wealthier’ Than Counterparts

PET owners are happier, earn more money and are fitter than people who don’t own a four-legged friend, a study has shown. Households which own a dog or cat are also more likely to spend more family time together and have jobs they enjoy.  In fact, ten per cent more pet owners agreed they were

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Just Over Half Of Women Already Own A Vibrator Or Would Consider Buying One, A Study Has Found…

WOMEN in the UK are getting more out of sex than men, a study has found. The poll of 2,000 adults saw more females describe themselves as “very sexually satisfied” than men, with almost two thirds of women claiming to being ’adventurous’ in the bedroom. But despite men stereotypically being seen as the selfish ones

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5 Truth Bombs About The New Year To Make You Feel Better

BRACE yourselves, ‘New Year, New Me’ Facebook posts are coming (cue eye roll). 2016 is on the horizon and we’re all running around aimlessly trying to adjust to the intermittent post-Christmas/pre-New Year period. Let’s take a moment for some real talk about what The New Year actually means and how we can tackle it… 1. It’s Time

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Looking For The Perfect Blender Recipe? Try One Of These

OK, hands up…who bought themselves a Nutri Bullet, Nutri Ninja or some other blending machine recently to make some delicious blender recipes. No doubt by now you’ve filled it full of everything you can find in the fridge and even bought a few extras. But the question is, how long will you keep this up?

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Free Cycle Training For Belfast Health Trust Staff Ahead Of New Belfast Bike Stations

STAFF at Belfast Health and Social Care Trust have been given the Christmas gift of on-road cycle training to help them get on their bikes in the New Year. The Public Health Agency (PHA) has funded the cycle training which will be delivered by Sustrans from the end of January as part of the ‘Leading

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The Average Person In The UK Will Consume An Extra 20K Calories Over December

THE average person in the UK will consume an EXTRA 19,381 calories during the month of December – the equivalent of 546 after dinner mints, a study has found. Christmas parties, a near-constant stream of chocolate and mince pies, as well as the big day itself, means the average adult’s calorie intake will soar by more

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5 Fantastic Ways To Stay Happy This Winter

THIS time of year always carries mixed emotions…anticipation and stress coming up to Christmas, the gloomy dread of volatile weather, hope (or dread) for the New Year. Immense pressure is placed on us earlier and earlier each year when it comes to buying gifts, avoiding the flu, decorating our trees (I’m looking at you, over-eager neighbour

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TONIC Health & Wellness Festival Highlights Range Of Health & Wellness Options Available In NI

A FESTIVAL celebrating health and wellbeing will took place in Belfast last month. Organised by sound therapist Tessa Greer, the first TONIC Health & Wellness Festival at T13 in the Titanic Quarter the event featured a range of health and wellbeing exhibitors, practitioners, workshops and talks. From highlighting a range of health and wellness options

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Behind The Curtain: Do You Believe In Fibromyalgia?

WHEN it comes to illnesses they’re pretty much straight forward…the person looks sick…and therefore is. But for many people, like myself, this isn’t the case.  Our everyday lives are plagued by an illness that no one believes and worse, cannot be proven. We find ways to manage, one of which is to hide when we’re sick and cram

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Wrestling Star Dunkan Disorderly Reveals How He Battled Being An Insecure, Overweight Teenager

A PERSONAL trainer has revealed how he battled being an overweight teenager to become one of Northern Ireland’s biggest wrestling stars. Comber man Grant Davidson, 31, AKA Dunkan Disorderly may have a tough, scary exterior but underneath the father of four says he’s a big softie. “I wasn’t bullied as such when I was younger

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Global Breakthrough In The Fight Against Pancreatic Cancer By Ulster University Scientists

SCIENTISTS at Ulster University have made a major breakthrough in the global fight against pancreatic cancer, the fourth most common cause of cancer-related deaths globally. The work, led by researchers at Ulster University, has revealed the potential of a new, minimally invasive treatment, activated by harmless sound waves, also known as ultrasound. Initial tests on

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Health And Wellbeing Festival Set For Belfast THIS Sunday (Nov 8)

A FESTIVAL celebrating health and wellbeing will open its doors in Belfast this weekend. The first TONIC Health & Wellness Festival event at T13 in the Titanic Quarter will take place this Sunday (November 8) and is set to feature a range of health and wellbeing exhibitors, practitioners, workshops and talks. From highlighting a range of

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9 Complementary Therapies Available In NI To Get Excited About

THERE was once a time when complementary health was thought of as nothing but a string of old wives tales with no real substance to them. However, in recent years, various studies and research projects- as well as first hand case study testimonials – have given credence and rise to the real health benefits of a

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13 Powerful Ways To Help Yourself Feel Better Every Day

WITH all the stresses of every-day life, looking after your own health and wellbeing can more often than not take a back seat. But an organisation celebrating health and wellbeing is set to help people change all that by teaming up with some of the top festivals in Northern Ireland. Work can stress us out, family

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Bullies Made Beauty Sarajane Feel “Worthless” But Bellydancing Restored Her Confidence

A BELFAST performer who was called “stupid” by a primary school teacher and taunted by other kids has revealed dancing restored the confidence stolen from her at a young age. Since childhood Sarajane Bryans, 25, battled bullies in the playground and heartless teachers who made her feel “worthless”. From scathing comments on her academic achievements

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Diagnosed With A Pituitary Tumour, Tessa Completely Re-Evaluated Her Life

WHEN former DJ Tessa Greer decided to give up life behind the decks it wasn’t because she’d fallen out of love with the music. For years the 43-year-old was working unsociable hours in high stress environments while bringing up children. But just over a decade ago Tessa was diagnosed with a Pituitary Tumour causing her

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New Study Reveals Men In The UK Underestimate Their Calorie Intake

MEN in the UK are clueless about the calories in their favourite foods, according to a new study. One in six blokes believe they are allowed to eat between 3000 and 5,000 calories a day – considerably more than the recommended 2,500. And many men think that consuming 53 grams of saturated fat daily is

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UK Women Reveal Unhealthy Dependency On Smart Phones

THE average UK woman will use her smart phone up to 100 times a day, according to new research. A new study shows millions of ladies are now so addicted to technology they will tweet, text or email friends, colleagues and family from the second they wake in a morning to the second they hit the sheets

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Health Firm Says Tackling Work Place Stress MUST Be A Priority

DISCUSSIONS around stress in the workplace were once a taboo. If you couldn’t handle the heat you were told to get out of the fire. That was before it was really understood just how much stress could affect someone’s mental and physical health. Today it is said that 40 million working days per year are

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Maxol Renews Sponsorship For Ulster Mini Rugby Festivals

MAXOL have announced the renewal of its sponsorship of Ulster Mini Rugby for the next two seasons, with the first Mini Rugby Festival kicking off on the October 10 at Clogher Valley in County Tyrone. Ulster Mini Rugby is an opportunity for both boys and girls aged 6-12 to gain their first tastes of the

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