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Healing Meditations for Surviving Grief and Loss

Posted by sibelhodge on Tuesday, December 18, 2012, In : Health & Fitness 
Healing Meditations for Surviving Grief and Loss

It’s an inevitable part of life that at some point we will all experience loss and grief. Loss doesn’t just mean the death of a loved one. It can also include any kind of major change, death of a cherished dream, divorce or the end of a relationship, loss of freedom, job loss, loss of income, rejection, chronic illness or disease, infertility, miscarriage, death of a pet, as well as many other tragedies. Every change in our lives is really a death of some kind (something has ended), and c...
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Energy Crystal Healing

Posted by sibelhodge on Wednesday, September 8, 2010, In : Health & Fitness 

Looking for an alternative therapy to increase the wellbeing of your mind and body? Maybe you should consider Energy Crystal Healing…

What is Energy Crystal Healing?


Energy Healing is a wonderful non -invasive holistic therapy, which means that the focus is on the individual as a whole, rather than on physical symptoms alone. The aim is to restore wholeness, balance and health to emotions, mind and spirit as well as the physical body.


Our Energy centres within the body and our Ene...

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Natural Cures for Insect Bites

Posted by sibelhodge on Saturday, July 24, 2010, In : Health & Fitness 

It's summer again! Hurrah, I love the hot weather. The only downside to that, of course, are the mosquitoes and sandflies. And no matter what we do, the little buzzers will always sneak up on us for a quiet munch.


Someone told me once that mosquitoes are actually attracted to blood type, so some people are naturally more susceptible to getting bitten than others. And that would make sense because they seem to love snacking on me, whereas my husband hardly gets bitten at all.



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Discover the benefits of garlic

Posted by sibelhodge on Tuesday, April 20, 2010, In : Health & Fitness 

If you think that garlic is only responsible for giving you pungent breath, then think again. Garlic has been used by herbalists for centuries to treat almost every ailment from acne and arthritis to digestive problems and tumours.

The medicinal properties of garlic are due to the sulphur compounds that it contains, and it is thought to work because of its antibiotic and blood cleansing properties. Scientific evidence now backs up garlic’s reputation as an antiviral and antibacterial ag...

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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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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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Banish Your Bloating AND Burn Fat

Posted by sibelhodge on Monday, January 18, 2010, In : Health & Fitness 

Do you ever have that bloated feeling after eating, or have trouble losing weight? The answer could be in the combination of foods you’re eating, not what you’re eating. Food combining has been around for a long time, but how much do you know about it?  

Food combining is an ideal way to obtain your optimum weight and ensure that you absorb the maximum amount of nutrition from your daily intake. It helps to prevent bloating, gas, indigestion, irritable bowel syndrome, and other diges...

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Could using a mobile phone cure Alzheimer's?

Posted by sibelhodge on Friday, January 8, 2010, In : Health & Fitness 

With all the bad press following the use of mobile phones in recent years, it’s interesting that a study to be published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease has shown that using a mobile phone could actually protect against Alzheimer’s Disease or even reverse it's affects.

Studies are still at an early stage, but according to Dr Susanne Sorensen, Head of Reasearch at the Alzheimer’s Society, the results are both exciting and convincing.

Last year, British scientists made a hug...

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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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