Supplements? Extra boost in cold winters!

I know there is a huge split between people who are pro supplements and people who are anti – and to be fair, I can see both sides of the argument. In my mind I agree that yes – ideally speaking we should be able to get all the nutrients that we need from a balanced and healthy diet and lifestyle, but especially in cold winter months when we are all busy and tired from work and family obligations it might not be a bad idea to give our bodies a bit of extra support.

So being November and feeling the stress of the retail season in my job, I try and get as much sleep as possible (which is not as easy as I would like it to be – my Mirena is causing severe back and leg pains that keep waking me up multiple times a night), always layer up and keep warm, crack out those extra thick socks and order some more black fleece lined leggings off Amazon…

My current supplements of choice are:

- Primrose Oil – high concentration of omega-6 and helps combat eczema and dry skin, which is winter is extra important.

- Cod-liver Oil – omega-3 oils, vitamin A & vitamin D – reduced blood pressure, cholesterol, aids fight arthritis and diabetes.

- Magnesium – this is one of the most essential vital nutrients for the human body and helps combat fatigue, insomnia, depression and migraines and helps support kidney and heart functions.

- Apple Cider Vinegar – the benefits of this are endless and include fighting Alzheimer’s and Parkinson disease and preventing cholesterol plague in the heart as well as kidney stones and gall stones.

- Multivitamin 1000C – to help support the immune system to stay strong and fend off those annoying colds, sore throats and flu symptoms.

Add to this an increased dosage of herbal teas like – Dandelion & ginger tea, Fennel tea and green matcha tea and here I am rocking the healthiest week ever!

Am actually even considering popping over to the fruit & veg shop and doing a little stock up for a week of juicing…hmmm…

Ugly Boy – Die Antwoord

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My ultimate guilty obsession in the world of music has got to be Die Antwoord. I’ve seen them live twice - in Barcelona and in London and can’t wait to go see them again next January when they come back to London again.

I have been fascinated by this duo for ages now – and they just always deliver. From the original Zef Side and Enter The Ninja videos that started it all to Rich Bitch, Fatty Boom Boom, I Fink U Freeky and the amazing Baby’s on Fire – Yolandi and Ninja just always deliver.

And this past week they released their latest music video – for the track “Ugly Boy” from recent new album “Donker Mag” – featuring cameos from Cara Delevigne, Jack Black, Flea, Marilyn Manson, and Dita Von Teese. I think this might be the first and only time ever I envy Cara Delevigne.