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Are you feeling SAD?

Posted by sibelhodge on Thursday, February 25, 2010, In : Health & Fitness 

If you always feel lethargic and depressed during these gloomy winter months, you could be suffering from Seasonal Affective Disorder, or SAD. This depressive condition is caused by the chemical effects of light deprivation on the brain, which in turn alters the melatonin hormone that controls when we wake and sleep. It also seems to cause problems with our feel-good hormone, seratonin, making our moods slump down further. These days we are more aware of SAD, but it wasn’t officially reco...

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A gluten free Pancake Day

Posted by sibelhodge on Tuesday, February 16, 2010, In : Health & Fitness 

It’s Pancake Day, but if you’ve got a wheat/gluten intolerance or allergy you won’t be able to indulge, right?

Wrong! Because a fantastic substitute for wheat flour is buckwheat. 

It’s a common misconception that buckwheat is a cereal grain, but it’s actually a fruit seed that is related to rhubarb and sorrel. Buckwheat also has a rich supply of flavonoids that help to fight against many diseases.

Benefits of eating buckwheat

  • Can help to lower cholesterol and high blood pressure...

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The Mysterious Valentine

Posted by sibelhodge on Friday, February 12, 2010, In : Lifestyle 

Every February, across the world, flowers, cards, and gifts are exchanged between loved ones, all in the name of St Valentine. For me, St Valentine conjures up images of The Milk Tray Man, skiing down death-defying slopes to give the woman he loves a box of much fawned after box of chocolates. But what do we really know about him or why we celebrate this holiday?


The patron saint of romance has long been shrouded in mystery. One legend suggests that Valentine was a priest during th...

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New review of my comedy-mystery novel, The Fashion Police

Posted by sibelhodge on Tuesday, February 9, 2010, In : Books 

Hot Gossip Hot Reviews book blog is a fantastic blog for readers who are looking for the latest gossip on new authors, e-publishers, and indie work from small-press. The blog site also won Best Romance Review Blog 2009. They have recently done a review of my comedy-mystery novel, The Fashion Police. Here’s what they said:


“In this cleverly written Ebook By Sibel Hodge, the reader is taken on a variety of plot twists with a missing fashion designer, crazy mobster stalkers, and a...

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Anyone For A Cuppa?

Posted by sibelhodge on Thursday, February 4, 2010, In : Health & Fitness 

Are you a green tea lover? If not, you should listen to the researchers who agree that green tea can prevent certain types of cancer. And as today is World Cancer Day, I’m honouring a natural product that could kick cancer in to touch. Here comes the science part…

Catechins are flavonoid phytochemical compounds found in green tea, and it’s been shown that one of these catechins called EGCG – or epigallocatechin gallate – is able to slow the growth of cancer cells by inhibitin...

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Balls To Fitness!

Posted by sibelhodge on Tuesday, February 2, 2010, In : Health & Fitness 

Every year millions of people make resolutions to get fit. Leisure centres and gyms are inundated with new members in January, but for many this sudden desire is short lived and very few people actually keep it up. But what if I told you that there was a revolutionary approach to health and fitness that was more like a massage, relaxation, and chiropractic routine rolled into one?

As a trained fitness instructor and sports therapist, the principles of Yumana Body Rolling make complete sens...

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About Me

Sibel Hodge I am the No. 1 Bestselling Author of Look Behind You. My Amber Fox Mysteries and romantic comedies Fourteen Days Later and The Baby Trap are International Bestsellers on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and iBooks. I write an eclectic mix of genres, and in my spare time, I'm Wonder Woman! My work has been shortlisted for the Harry Bowling Prize 2008, Highly Commended by the Yeovil Literary Prize 2009, Runner Up in the Chapter One Promotions Novel Comp 2009, nominated Best Novel with Romantic Elements in 2010 by The Romance Reviews, Runner Up in the Best Indie Books of 2012 by Indie Book Bargains, Winner of Best Children's Book by eFestival of Words 2013, and Winner of Crime, Thrillers & Mystery | Book from a series in the SpaSpa Book Awards 2013. My novella Trafficked: The Diary of a Sex Slave has been listed as one of the Top 40 Books About Human Rights by Accredited Online Colleges.





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