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Top Sante

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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1 min.

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…

1 min.
mollie’s stats

Height: 5ft 2ins Weight before: 13st 2lbs, size 16-18 Weight now: 9st 8lbs, size 10 OLD DIET Breakfast: White bread chicken sandwich, chocolate bar, muffin and coffee. Lunch: White rice with chicken and vegetables. Another muffin. Dinner: Beef, pepper and rice stew. Snacks: Several chocolate bars and fizzy drinks throughout the day. NEW DIET Breakfast: Chia pudding soaked in almond milk, with berries. Lunch: Jerk marinated tofu salad with cheese. Dinner: Kale salad with apple cider vinegar. Snack: Protein shake, carrot sticks or frozen blueberries – and the occasional treat! Current fitness routine Monday: Walk for 6 miles. Friday: Power walk 6 miles (faster and with more intent). Sunday: Swing dancing.…

4 min.
season’s eatings eat well in spring

AFTER THE introspection and darkness of winter, gentle sunshine, crisp blue skies and the vibrant greenery of spring are a delight to the senses. ‘In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), spring is a time of renewal and new beginnings,’ says acupuncturist Houri Alavi. ‘Seeds are sprouting, plants are growing, and there’s a tangible sense of movement and expansion. The time for retreat and withdrawal is over. Spring is about taking action and moving forwards. It’s also the season of the wood element. ‘It’s a time of yang energy, which is upward, rising and expanding. Wood energy is very dynamic, fast and changeable. While this can be exciting, there may also be feelings of restlessness and agitation. When spring comes along, there’s an intuitive desire to get a move on and make changes,’…

1 min.
tips to love your liver

• Don’t over eat. Stop before you’re completely full. • Chew food well and eat slowly. • Eat in a calm environment wherever possible. • Eat your main meal earlier in the day. • Eat regularly and avoid unhealthy snacking. • Use lots of herbs and aromatic spices in your cooking. • Cook from scratch and avoid processed foods. • Avoid fatty and deep-fried foods, dairy products and excessive alcohol. • Exercise daily. • Get up, stretch and move around regularly, especially if you’re sitting at work. • Rest more during and after your period. • If you feel irritated, frustrated or tense, make sure you move about.…

2 min.
simple spring recipes

BREAKFAST OVERNIGHT BIRCHER MUESLI WITH RHUBARB COMPOTE Makes 3 servings This tangy, nutritious muesli will put a spring in your step first thing in the morning. Rhubarb 2-3 stalks Oats 150g Apple 1, cored and chopped into small pieces Raisins 2 handfuls Goji berries 1, handful Cinnamon 1tsp Natural yogurt 200g Pumpkin and sunflower seeds, 1-2tbsp Brown sugar 3tbsp (or less if you prefer) 1 Chop rhubarb into chunks and simmer with sugar and a tiny splash of water. 2 When softened leave to cool. Then store in an airtight container in the fridge to use in the next few days. 3 Mix the oats, apple, raisins, goji berries and cinnamon in a bowl. 4 Pour in the yogurt and stir well. Keep refrigerated in a sealed container overnight. 5 In the morning, serve the muesli, topped with…

4 min.
what on earth is... cauda equina syndrome?

NORMALLY NOTHING TO worry about, back pain is a common health complaint that affects around one third of the adult population in the UK each year. But when does a twinge in your back signal the start of something more serious? Cauda Equina Syndrome (CES) is a relatively rare spinal condition but one that rapidly becomes a medical emergency, requiring immediate surgery. Latest figures reveal 4,441 suspected cases of CES were investigated in the six months between October 2016 and March 2017, in the UK, with almost 700 of those cases requiring surgery. So, what exactly is it? The syndrome gets its Latin name from the ‘horse tail’ shape of the nerve fibres that run along the lower part of the spine. These nerves control bowel, bladder and sexual sensation, so…