Through more than a decade of marriage, Mr. TBG has realised that when I twitch with sore muscles or cry over a strained back it's more conducive to call the spa before summoning a doctor. But I am not alone in my belief of massage before medicine: Hot herbal pouches have travelled a long way since ... Read More about How to make totally indulgent herbal compresses (Time: 10 minutes)
Flu season is here... joy to the world! And while it's fun to snuggle down under the sheets with a book and a steaming hot cuppa, it's not half as pleasurable to have the chills, fever, body ache, headache, cough, cold, fatigue and the zillion other maladies that accompany the flu. And like ... Read More about The DIY cold and flu tonic that will keep you healthy all season long!
It all started with the French Paradox. The question about how the French eat a high fat diet, smoke and totally shy away from active exercise, yet they have half the rate of heart disease (143 vs. 315 per 100,000 middle-aged men) and live 2.5 years longer than anyone else in the world. French ... Read More about Boozing with benefits: The right way to drink red wine for weight loss
For everyone who's been asking, thebeautygypsy.com was not updated quite as frequently last week as I've come down with the worst cold and flu of my entire life. Not kidding. A hacking cough, watery eyes, running nose, aching muscles, horrible headache and high fever have made getting out of bed ... Read More about 5 (super-easy!) ways to care for your skin when you are sick
As if horrid zits and murderous mood swings weren't enough, now we can thank those blasted hormones for messing up our hair as well. Turns out, hormone levels affect both the quality and quantity of hair, making it thin, brittle or lustreless during certain times. When? And how? Here you go. Hair ... Read More about How hormones secretly affect your hair (and what to do about it)