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NUTRITION

What's hot online and in the shops

“When you are pregnant, or have just given birth, what you eat is just as important to your skin as what you apply,” says expectant mum and beauty expert Bronwyn Conroy (right) who has teamed up with Udo’s Oil Nutritional Therapist Sarah Brereton to offer beauty and nutritional advice to new mums and mums-to-be. “I met Sarah soon after I became pregnant. I was telling her how my skin had suddenly changed as had my hair and nails. She recommended I boost my intake of omega 3 and omega 6 and suggested other changes to my diet. Within weeks, I could feel and see the positive impact,” Bronwyn said. Their next course is on August 13 in The Bronwyn Conroy Beauty School, Blackrock and costs €20. To book a place call Naturalife Health on 0404-62444; www.naturalife.ie

TEETHING PAINS

The new Nelsons Teetha TV ad features a character named ‘The Apologetic Tooth’ who offers parents a solution to teething pain in the form of Nelsons Teetha Teething Gel. It is sugar-free and contains homeopathic ingredients including chamomilla, for the relief of teething pain, sore and tender gums, flushed cheeks and dribbling. It comes in granule, €7.25 and gel, €5.99, formats; www.nelsonsnaturalworld.com

Venegel is €15.90 for 100g; www.avogel.ie

NEW RANGE

Thomas Sabo has launched its autumn/winter collection, including new Best Mom, €49, and My Baby, €59, charms in silver and yellow gold. If your baby was born in July, they share a birthday month with the new Prince of Cambridge and Thomas Sabo have also created a charm in memory of the occasion — a silver heart enamelled with a Union Jack, tiny silver crown and silver baby shoe, €44, or €78 with charm bracelet. Thomas Sabo is available in Brown Thomas, Cork and jewellers; www.thomassabo.com

TIRED LEGS

A. Vogel Venagel provides cooling relief for tired and heavy legs and can be used in pregnancy. A Vogel’s Nutritional Therapist Ali Cullen offers these tips for mums-to-be: “Ensuring sufficient daily rest with legs raised above the level of the heart. Exercise does help — gentle daily walking rather than anything too drastic and eating plenty of fresh fruit and veg for the bioflavonoid content, which is good for the blood vessels.”

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