Goop, the wellness brand founded by Gwyneth Paltrow, opened its first London pop-up store in September last year, and is now set to become a permanent shop.
Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a lifelong autoimmune condition that affects the brain and the spinal cord, resulting in a wide range of symptoms that vary from person-to-person. Joan Didion, Jack Osbourne and Selma Blair, who was diagnosed in August, are among those in the public eye who live with MS. MS inhibits how well a person’s central nervous system functions, subsequently interrupting the process whereby the brain sends signals to the rest of the body to enable you to do simple things like move, eat and see.
Several restaurants listed on the Just Eat platform have been providing incorrect information concerning food allergens that could be “life-threatening”, a BBC Panorama investigation has discovered. The takeaway delivery service currently asks customers to enquire with restaurants directly if they have a food allergy. BBC Panorama reporter Tina Daheley pretended to be a customer with food allergies when ordering food at restaurants through Just Eat.
James Middleton has spoken candidly for the first time about being diagnosed with clinical depression, explaining that he once felt like “a complete failure” due to the condition. The businessman, brother of the Duchess of Cambridge, has written an essay for The Daily Mail in which he details how he shut himself off from friends and family when suffering from depression. Describing it as “an absence of feelings”, Middleton explains that his sister’s work with mental health charity Heads Together was partly what inspired him to come forward with his story.
Tom Hardy and Charlotte Riley have reportedly welcomed a new baby boy, and have decided to name him after a beloved film character made famous by Tom Hanks. The couple first met while on the set of the 2009 two-part ITV series Wuthering Heights, in which they played the lead roles of Heathcliff and Catherine Earnshaw. It's now been reported that Hardy and Riley have had a second child, a boy called Forrest.
If you didn't fancy doing Veganuary or Dry January, running a half marathon may have been on your New Year's resolution list for 2019. Don't be fooled by those smiley, oil-slicked gym bunnies - running a half marathon is no small feat, and if you've never taken on the challenge before, not knowing what to expect can be daunting. Here Cory Wharton-Malcom co-founder of Track Mafia and ultra-runner Matt Willcocks offer advice for the first-time half marathon runner.
When you’re running on low energy, probably the last thing you want to do is throw yourself onto a spin bike, but a healthy dose of morning exercise can release a welcome burst of feelgood endorphins. If you struggle not to fall asleep on the sofa as soon as you get home, exercise in the late afternoon may also help to reduce early-evening fatigue, and can also improve your sleep.
Gynecologist Leah Millheiser explained the importance of looking after your vagina's microbiome to avoid infections, such as thrush and bacterial vaginosis, many of which she says are preventable, in a new Goop blog post. For those unfamiliar with the term, vaginal microbiome are the different bacteria and fungi that live in your vagina. Millheiser, who is the director of Stanford's female sexual medicine programme, explained that vaginal infections occur when the balance of your microbiome is upset.
We're all taught to wash our hands after the toilet from an early age, but is it really that bad for your health if you don't?
Warming up before exercise is always important, but even more so when your muscles are at risk of becoming especially tight in low temperatures. Furthermore, you may need to invest in reflective clothing if running during the early or late hours so that drivers on the road are aware of your whereabouts. The Independent spoke to several experts for their top tips on running during winter.
Former This Morning presenter Matt Johnson has candidly spoken about his past struggles with depression, revealing that he's only just started seeing a therapist to treat the mental health condition. While the TV host has continued to experience depression following the incident, he was initially reluctant to seek out a medical professional for guidance. Now 36, Johnson has suffered from depression since he was in his 20s.
The idea that healthy food costs more than junk food is something I hear a lot. There is a strong belief that cooking from scratch costs a fortune, and with takeaway meals priced as low as £1, they have little incentive to change their behaviour. The past decade has seen increased media attention on healthy diets, and stories about the cost of healthy eating are also on the rise, all of which influence public perception.
From Vail in the US to Val d’Isere in France, winter sports holidays are all the rage. The knee joint is especially vulnerable – accounting for 30 per cent of all skiing injuries. The most common knee injury is to the anterior cruciate ligament – known as the “ACL”.
Millions of adults have drawn the incorrect conclusion that they have food allergies, a new study has revealed. The research, published in JAMA Network Open, has found that almost half of adults in the US who think they have food allergies haven’t shown symptoms to back their claims. While more than 10 per cent of adults are believed to have a food allergy, 19 per cent of the population are under the impression that they’re allergic to certain foods.
Kathy Griffin has spoken about the hardship of witnessing her mother's mind "slip away" following the 98-year-old's dementia diagnosis. The comedian explained on Twitter that watching her mother's mental state deteriorate at a rapid rate over the past few months has been "devastating". In 2005, Griffin launched a reality series on Bravo called Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D List, which featured her parents Maggie Griffin and John Griffin.
Beyoncé and Jay-Z are encouraging their fans to adopt a plant-based diet, explaining that becoming vegan is, in their opinion, a matter of global importance. The pair wrote about the impact veganism has had on their lifestyles in the introduction for The Greenprint: Plant-Based Diet, Best Body, Better World, a book by Beyoncé’s personal trainer Marco Borges.