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Iron: are you getting enough?

Posted in Food, Nutrition
on December 19, 2017

You may wonder why I’m asking you that question. There are two reasons.

One is that I am a huge food nerd and I love to talk about it. The other reason is that, according to the WHO, iron deficiency is the most common deficiency in the world.

Iron deficiency can cause anaemia, which affects around 2 billion people (over 30% of the world’s population!), so it’s definitely worth considering whether or not you get enough iron.

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Why & How: Anti-Aging in your 20s

Posted in Physical Health, Skincare
on September 17, 2017

I hate the phrase anti-aging. I am absolutely not anti-aging. I am pro-aging! I kind of feel like aging is a privilege, because not everyone gets to.

However, I will admit that it can be difficult to come to terms with how your physical appearance might change as you age. We’re a society that places a lot of value and emphasis on youth; something the cosmetic industry is traditionally guilty of. People can make a lot of money from consumers who are nervous about looking older. Although, there are always exceptions to this – hate to tar everyone with the same brush.

Inevitably, though, we feel a lot of pressure to stay looking younger for as long as we can. I could talk A LOT about why this is utter nonsense. But maybe another time. For now, I want to talk about the trend of twenty-somethings becoming concerned and are taking action to prevent visible signs of aging.

If you are worried about visibly aging, then your 20s might actually be a good time to start doing something about it. Prevention is always better than cure, though I don’t particularly like those words in this context.

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