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Helen Elscot ND is a qualifed
medical herbalist, naturopath and
nutritionist and a member of the
New Zealand Association of Medical
She runs Herbal Health Waiheke in
Oneroa and is the health columnist
for Gulf News.
The cosmetics industry generates
more than US$170 billion each year
and has us believe that the essentials for younger-looking skin
can only be found in pharmacies, health food stores and make-up
counters around the world.
The skin's requirements for good health are not complicated.
They can be found in diet, in products found in nature and with a
healthy attitude to beauty.
Jojoba oil -- pronounced ho-HO-ba -- is found in many expen-
sively packaged eye serums. It is the liquid wax produced in the
seed of the jojoba plant which is found in California and Mexico.
Jojoba oil was originally used as an alternative to whale oil in
cosmetics but, because it is so similar to human skin oil (sebum),
it plumps out small wrinkles around the eye without increasing
unwanted oil production.
But you don't have to mortgage the house for a tiny bottle of
liquid gold. Pure jojoba oil is inexpensive, easy to come by and,
without the packaging, can be a cost-effective and valuable addi-
tion to your skin care routine.
The skin is a good refection of what is happening on the inside
so it is also important to consider what we put into our bodies
when it comes to good skin health.
Health and Wellbeing
Sarah Gloyer, owner of Synergy Studio in
Oneroa, is a qualifed personal trainer and
Pilates instructor with more than 25 years
experience. She has a degree in Human
Performance and a diploma in Sport and
Wharf to wharf
Every year, about April, we have an infux
of clients saying "Okay, the holidays are
over, time to get ft again”! A quarter of
the year has passed and they have been
celebrating Christmas with too much food, too much alcohol and too
little exercise. At this point, it just feels like hard work and a big uphill
battle. How about getting back into it now?
On Sunday morning 13 January one of the island's iconic events
will take place.
The Wharf to Wharf Fun Run and Walk offers an opportunity for
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Sun 3 February
course Sun 10 Feb
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everyone to participate, and participating is what it is all about. Sure,
there will be speedsters on the tough 25km course who will rip through
it in under 90 minutes. But if you have been a little idle over the holi-
days, or even over the last year or 10, you can still get out and walk or
walk and jog the 7km or 12 km course.
Pinning on your race number, waiting for the start gun, challenging
your own level of ftness and crossing the fnish line to celebrate with
friends and family symbolises something quite different to just going
out for a Sunday stroll.
It is about taking part in something bigger than yourself, getting
together with your community and taking part.
Recently I asked the question; why do you run (or walk)? There is
no right answer to that but the answers are always interesting. They
range from “so I can ft my skinny jeans” and “to compete against
myself”, to “to win”, “it is time out from everyday life stress”, or “I
am raising money for a cause I believe in”.
The health benefts are numerous and many, but it goes
Silica is an important mineral which is touted as the latest
anti-ageing mineral. It provides strength to skin, hair and nails by
cross-linking in such a way to form bundles of fbrils which go on
to make the fbres which support the skin.
The stinging nettle (Urtica doica) is extremely rich in silica
and can help provide strong cell structure. When taken as part of a
healthy skin care herbal tonic, it can bring strength and elasticity
to skin tissue.
The best dietary source of silica is cucumbers; in particular, the
skin. So while you are using the fesh for soothing eye compress-
es, you can munch on the skin for some skin-frming action.
When taken as part of a healthy skin care herbal tonic, the
stinging nettle can bring strength and elasticity to skin tissue.
Some of the excuses I hear from people not participating in the
Wharf to Wharf are;
It is too hot. Drink lots of water, wear a cap, wear appropriate
clothing, take it easy, and you will be fne. Wear sunscreen.
I have not trained. Do the shorter course, take it easy and enjoy the
journey; this could be the beginning of a great ftness year.
I am not a runner. Walk.
It is too expensive. Funds raised from Wharf to Wharf support
community groups. You cannot put a price on the joy you will feel
taking part anyway.
I have my kids. Take them with you. The earlier you start kids taking
part in fun events, the better. Hopefully they will get hooked for life.
Mostly, have fun. See you at the fnish line.
The Wharf to Wharf Fun Run and Walk really can be fun, here we
have the Winsborough Wind Rabbits (Andrew Cowen, Sonya
Cowen, Nicola Richmond and Natalie Hinds) competing in the
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