Top Sante April 2020

Top Sante is the healthy lifestyle magazine for sophisticated women. Packed with the latest tips, expert advice and inspirational ideas on how to look after every aspect of your wellbeing, we'll help you look great, feel inspired and be happy in your own body. Every month we advise you on: - Health - Psychology: insightful solutions leaving you empowered to live a happier and lighter life. - Beauty: anti-ageing advice and tips that will encourage you to look your glowing beautiful best. - Fitness: the latest trends and inspirational ideas on how to stay fit and healthy. - Diet: healthy recipes for those that love food Top Sante. For the sophisticated lady.

United Kingdom
Kelsey Publishing Group
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12 Números

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Gut health has been big news for years and interest in the microbiome only continues to grow. This issue we’re focusing on the topic, including Eat to Beat Belly Fat (p52), which looks not just at your gut’s bacteria, aka the microbiome, but at the various fungi that grow there too – it’s been named the ‘mycobiome’ and you’re sure to hear a lot more about it. It may sound gross to think of fungus living in your tummy, but believe it or not it keeps you in good health – as long as it stays under control, that is. We also take a look at the latest probiotic hitting the headlines (p50) because of its link to weight loss; at how it’s not only what you eat and drink…

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the top santé manifesto

“We believe every woman has the ability to maximise her health and beauty at any age, regardless of health history. With a balanced diet, effective exercise and a positive mindset, you can stay younger for longer, inside and out. We’ll bring you the latest information on wellbeing, fitness, food and beauty, empowering you to make informed choices now and for your future health. What’s gone before can’t be undone or redone, so let’s leave it in the past and focus on what can be changed today! We’re here to help you, one small step at a time.”…

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gut healing 101

Poor digestion and bloating can be due to intestinal gut flora imbalance, ’dysbiosis’ as it is known. Naturopaths will often favour a three-phase, ‘weed, seed and feed’, approach. Eliminate the bad bugs (weed), introduce more of the positive ones (seed) and promote the growth and the health of the intestinal cells and good bacteria (feed). A basic weed, seed, feed protocol could look like this: • Weeding herbs include oregano oil, Pau d’arco, wormwood, and red thyme oil. Berberine extracts are also effective. • Re-seeding the gut with beneficial bacterial strains; look for billions of colony-forming units (CFU) in your supplements. Lactobacillus acidophilus and Bifidobacterium bifidum are commonly-cited beneficial species. • Good quality supplements will tell you the specific strain used – e.g. Lactobacillus acidophilus NCFM, whereby NCFM is the strain. You can…

3 min.
your healthy april

TAKE THE BIKE TO WORK Toying with swapping the drive to work for biking now it’s getting warmer? Doing so could bring big benefits. Not only will you improve your heart health and burn fat, cycling can also help you live longer! Researchers in New Zealand found those who biked to work had a 13 per cent reduction in early mortality, even compared to those who walked. GREY ANATOMY If you’ve ever blamed a stressful event for an increase in grey hair, science says you’re right to point the finger. It’s long been believed that there’s a connection, and now Harvard researchers have shown that stress activates nerves in our fight-or-flight response, which in turn cause permanent damage to stem cells in hair follicles that are in charge of pigment regeneration. Top Santé PROMOTION CytoplanOmega…

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reading list

The weight-loss one Lean for Life, by Louise Parker (£15.99, Mitchell Beazley) Practical yet achievable, the Louise Parker method is holistic with real results. Turns out weight loss isn’t just about food (although there are 80 recipes inside) but also positive thinking, good sleep and ‘brain naps’. The uplifting one The Happiness Bible, by Cheryl Rickman (£14.99, Godsfield Press) Happiness – we all want it, so how can we get more? This science-packed title explains how it works and what you can do to nurture it. It’s full of tips on how to be kinder, quieten inner chatter and savour the good. The revitalising one Energy, by Oliver Luke Delorie (£7.99, White Lion Publishing) Constantly feeling brain-fogged, or sleepy? Try these mindful exercises to awaken a fresh version of yourself. This pocket-sized helper is the perfect tool for…

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ed’s edit

Chococo’s 65% Madagascar Mega Milk Low Sugar Egg (£18.50, has notes of red berry and caramel. Coco Libre Orange Bunny Easter Slab (£2.99, is vegan-friendly and features a cute rabbit motif. Salcombe Dairy Milk Chocolate Egg (£19, is made from 43 per cent organic Peruvian cacao and no palm oil. Willie’s Cacao Ltd. Deliciously Dark Vegan Hamper (£34.99, williescacao. com) contains numerous flavoured vegan-friendly chocolates and bars. Play in Choc Rabbit ToChoc Box (£2.95, is dairy and nut free and comes with one of six paper rabbits to make, which little ones will love! Mummy Meagz Vegan Chuckie Crème Egg (99p, hollandandbarrett. has a gooey filling, just like its Cadbury counterpart, but is 100 per cent plant-based. GORGE Raw Organic Solid Chocolate Eggs (£16.49, gorgetruffles. are sweetened only with dates.…