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Tips on Meditation and NeuroFeedback

Following on from my blog on meditation, I’ve been exploring the brain-training technique, neurofeedback (NF) with NF practitioner, Laura Lilienthal. Increasingly being used to treat everything from anxiety to addiction, and in some cases, it can also reduce the need for anti-depressant and anti-anxiety medications, which can only be a good thing. There are also other uses for NF,  including improving performance in all forms of…

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Evoking memories, experiences and emotions with Cocochi Candles

Can a scented candle really conjure up memories and emotions? That’s the thinking and inspiration behind Cocochi, a new range of scented candles. The creators of Cocochi kindly sent me one of their beautiful candles to try, and I was touched by their story. Founded by the co-owners after the loss of their spouses, they decided to put their energy into something positive and life-affirming,…

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All You Need To Know About Hair Loss

About the author – Villy Tsvetkova is a holistic health and lifestyle coach who helps women achieve optimal health and wellness by reviewing all the physical, mental and spiritual aspects in their life. Hair loss is a very common complaint amongst women (and men!), but let me tell you, there is nothing normal or pleasant about it. We want think, shiny strands on our head, not…

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5 Non Toxic Nail Polishes You Need to Try

I don’t know about you, but painted nails always makes me feel better.  I’ve gone through a multitude of nail trends, from acrylics and Shellac to wearing a rainbow of colours and nail art designs.  When I was younger, it didn’t cross my mind that nail polish contained chemicals, even though I have always been health-aware.  The idea that nail polish was potentially toxic, both…

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Naked Green Spring Rolls

About the author – Katy Malkin is an adventurous writer, sweet-toothed foodie, and the creator of Learner Vegan. She is passionate about making veganism accessible for all. Learner Vegan When Natalie invited me to create a healthy recipe, I was so excited. Mostly because I love creating and eating food! But that wasn’t always the case. As a child, I was very fussy at mealtimes.…

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A Beginners Guide to Meditation

My first encounter with meditation was in my mid-twenties when I was studying karate. Although I had already achieved my Black Belt, I knew instinctively that my training had only just begun. My karate coach was excellent, but I wanted to go deeper. I had heard about Mervyn Etienne and his unorthodox training methods, and I was intrigued. I wasn’t sure if I was at…

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Coconut & Vanilla Muffin Recipe

This coconut & vanilla muffin recipe was given to me by one of my blogging friends who I met recently. Adelaise is a lifestyle blogger who loves very similar topics to myself ; wellbeing, ethical lifestyle, and of course healthy recipe ideas. Adelaise is mum to a teenage son, and works as a marketing specialist for a charity in Derby. At weekends you will normally…

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About Me

About Me

Welcome to Does It Work, my blog dedicated to sharing my quest to live a healthier, less toxic and more natural way of life. If you want to look good and feel great, are eager to avoid chemical-overload in your life - and find effective alternatives to every day products, you've come to the right place! I'm passionate about finding organic and natural alternatives to mainstream products. Why? Because I really believe they are better for us - and for our environment. We use so many chemical-laden products in our homes, and on our skin and hair, that it's vital to be mindful of what we’re using, not just for our own health, but for our children, pets and the planet. My passion for natural, safer alternatives has also been fuelled by the fact that my mum died of cancer when she was very young, something that could well be attributed to the prevalence of potentially harmful ingredients commonly used in hair products and skincare, food additives and chemicals found in the environment. I've always shared my recommendations and experiences of products, treatments and therapies that I've tried and tested with my clients (I'm a professional hairdresser), and through my blog, I can reach a new and wider audience. As well as my expertise in hair, I have considerable knowledge and experience of alternative therapies and techniques, including Reiki, meditation, Feng Shui, EFT, NLP and martial arts. I’ve been actively researching, and testing as many products that I can over the last 10 years. From skincare and make-up, to food and even homeware, I’ve been incorporating the best of what I find into my daily life - and I’ve never felt better. And now I'm sharing it with you, so you can read about things that I've road-tested – and take your pick of the products that I've tried. I'm glad to have you on board and look forward to hearing about your experiences too.
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Natalie X

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