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ROCK ON

For thousands of years we’ve mined natural salts and minerals for their healing and beautifying properties, and a recent revival has seen skincare options kicked up a gear. So what are the benefits? Step this way for a masterclass in minerals…
Words Hattie Parish. Photographs Stocksy

When it comes to mineral intake, chances are you don’t automatically reach for a bottle of lotion to top up any deficiencies – and nor should you. In an ideal world, a healthy and balanced diet should provide you with all the nutrients your body needs. But for your skin, it’s a different story.

‘Minerals are like oxygen – they’re fundamental, whether for your heart, bone or skin health,’ says Westlab pharmacist Karen Davis. Our cells all strive for a balance of electrolytes to function properly. ‘If that balance is thrown off, you’re not going to get the radiant skin you desire.’

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Welcome to the October/November issue of healthy. Our nutrition issue is here and in the latest edition, we look at why healthy diet is important for your physical and mental health. Plus, we’ve got some delicious seasonal recipes for you to try. We’ve all heard the phrase: ‘You are what you eat’, but to what extent is that true? Writer Charlotte Haigh attempts to give a definitive answer in our cover story, by looking at the nutrition tips we can all take to improve our health, despite the differences in our genetic makeup. In our recipe section, we’ve got a range of delicious seasonal dishes that are perfect for early autumn, along with immunity-boosting recipes to see you through the colder months. We also revisit the fermenting trend with some tips for having a go yourself. And that’s not all. In addition to our nutrition content, writer Laura Potter takes a thoughtful look at the potentially negative impact of fertility reporting, while controversial expert Ronald Purser gives powerful arguments against mindfulness in our ‘Fresh thinking’ franchise. Find all this and more in the new issue of healthy.