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Why Our Cacao is the Real Raw Cacao

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14 Aug 2018

We are delighted to be stocking a new range of RAW Cacao products and we are really happy to have found a new supplier. They go to great lengths to offer assurance that their Cacao products are truely RAW. In this blog find out how our supplier ensures that the Cacao products remain under 40°C throughout the manufacture process. So why is RAW so important? Because this is the way to ensure all the phyto-nutrients in Cacao remain intact and experience the real beneficial properties of this healing bean. The Mayans didn't call it Food of the Gods for nothing.

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05 Mar 2018

Six Simple Suggestions For Serenity

Anxiety is a natural feeling that happens to most of us and in this blog naturopath Gareth Bilton looks at six easy ways to combat anxiety and find your inner calm through simple natural techniques and the use of aromatherapy oils and herbs. Find out more about how you can take a step towards serenity.

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20 Feb 2018

Lyme Disease - Herbal Treatments & Approaches

Julie McIntyre has been studying herbs as medicine for thirty years. She teaches workshops, runs a private practice and works with children and adults with Lyme disease and chronic illness.  In this blog she shares her recommended herbal treatments and approaches to Lyme disease.

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20 Feb 2018

How To Unlock The Spring Magic This Equinox

The time of equal day and night, the Spring Equinox is upon us. It's time to say goodbye to the long, dark cold nights and welcome the return of the light. A time of year inextricably linked with Easter, we take a look at how these two festivals weave together.

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19 Feb 2018

The Natural Way To Balance Hormones For Women

Feeling off kilter? Your endocrine system is responsible for keeping things in harmony, but sometimes it can get out of balance due to hormone changes. There's good news though – nourishing your endocrine system with balancing foods and herbs can be a great way to start finding your inner stability once more.

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13 Feb 2018

Top 10 Superfoods for a Vegan Pregnancy

Nutritionist Vivien Alred looks at how a vegan diet can provide enough of the building blocks, vitamins and minerals necessary for a healthy pregnancy. She tackles the challenge of ensuring that the essential nutritional bases are covered.
You may have been warned about all the foods you need to avoid during pregnancy, but this article will share with you the top 10 superfoods you can eat safely, in order to make sure your meeting your nutritional needs- from plant-based foods.

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13 Feb 2018

Super 7 Herbs & Foods For Post Natal Recovery

Nutritionist Viven Allred recommends that 7 best herbs and superfoods for after having a baby. Healing the body is paramount in the postnatal period and optimum nutrition and herbs can really help out. Discover which herbs and superfoods you can include in your diet to ensure postnatal recovery goes well.

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31 Jan 2018

How Do Herbal Adaptogens Beat Stress?

Naturopath & Herbalist Leyla El Moudden looks at Herbal Adaptogens and explains which herbs are good for combating stress, boosting energy and recovery and helping the body 'adapt' to extreme circumstances.

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26 Jan 2018

Nutritionists Guide To Medicinal Mushrooms

New research is showing that mushrooms have some interesting health benefits including boosting the immunity, however mycotherapy - the use of mushrooms to treat or heal the body is not a new concept, and has a long history of use. Find out more about how mushrooms can be used for their medicinal properties.

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23 Jan 2018

Imbolc - Celebrating the First Spark of Spring

Spring is in the air! Imbolc marks the midway point between Winter Solstice and Spring Equinox and is a celebration of beginning and growth. Find out what our ancestors got up to and why this time of year was so important to celebrate. Includes some delicious traditional recipes with a vegan twist.

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19 Jan 2018

6 Tips for a Well-Balanced Diet While Exercising

When we exercise we expend more energy and our muscles need a supply of nutrients to work hard and recover well. Exercise alone may not tip the balance towards weight loss or feeling the benefits of a healthy lifestyle. Eating a healthy well-balanced diet is just as important as working out, and here is six top tips on a well balanced diet to support your exercise routine.

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17 Jan 2018

Nutritionist Guide To Nuts & Seeds

Nuts and seeds are powerhouses when it comes to nutrition, and can play a key role in a plantbased diet. Find out about the health benefits of nuts and seeds and how much to include in your diet from nutritionist Jenny Tschiesche.

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18 Dec 2017

8 Amazing Benefits of Barleygrass

Barley grass is a nutrient-dense food, with numerous benefits to offer in terms of health. With a history dating back to ancient Greece and Rome, barley grass is rich in vitamins, minerals and other beneficial nutrients. Whether consumed in the form of powder or as juice, it can bring relief from a wide range of health problems and help you feel better than ever. Keep on reading and discover ten amazing benefits of barley grass.

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18 Dec 2017

The Do's and Don'ts of Detox

9 Top tips on what to do and what not to do to detox your body, mind and soul. Taking a bit of time away from all the over-rich, over-stimulating food and drink that we consume can be a real health boost. Its a great way to prevent future illness and simply give yourself the love and caring attention you really deserve.

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18 Dec 2017

A Nutritionist Guide To Going Vegan

Thinking of trying vegan? Whether it be because you are taking the #veganuary pledge or you are just vegan curious - find out more about the benefits of veganism and how to make sure you get all the nutrition bases covered to stay healthy and well.

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18 Dec 2017

11 Herbs for Everyday Living

The College of Naturopathic Medicine share their favourite 11 Herbs for everyday living. These herbs can not only treat common illnesses but will also prevent ill health and positively promote optimum well being. These herbs can be infused and enjoyed as tea, or adding to foods or taken as powders, capsules or tinctures. Find out how you can help yourself and your loved ones the natural way.

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10 Dec 2017

Ancient Rites & Dark Nights - Winter Solstice Celebrations

As the longest night approaches and Winter Solstice is upon us, we take a look at some ancient traditions that most of us still honour each Christmas. Includes 2 great recipes for Superfood Hot Chocolate and a Pure Vegan Chocolate Yule Log!

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01 Dec 2017

9 Ways to Stay Happy, Healthy and Hangover Free This Christmas

It's time to don your glad rags, party season is here! However it doesn't need to take it's toll on your health - find out more about how to stay Happy, Healthy and Hangover Free this Season of Goodwill - including 9 top tips which should keep you bright eyed and bushy tailed well into the New Year.....

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22 Nov 2017

Top 5 Black Foods & Their Amazing Health Benefits

Black is the new Green! Black foods are loaded with antioxidants and essential vitamins and minerals. Ever wondered what makes a blueberry blue? The same pigment that makes black foods black - anthocyanins - one of the most powerful known antioxidants. Discover which black foods you should be eating for optimum nutrition and vibrant health.

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09 Nov 2017

Top Ten Adaptogen Foods & Herbs For Wellbeing & Balance

A guide to the top ten adaptogen foods & herbs. These plants help the body do just that - adapt to stress - by acting like buffers against the stress response. Including adaptogen foods & herbs in your daily diet can help bring about balance and well being.

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10 Oct 2017

Samhain - Summer's End

The veil between the seen and unseen is said to be at its thinnest as the Wheel of the Year turns to Samhain. A time for introspection and the honouring of our ancestors, for we are descendants of the survivors of old. Perhaps the most famous of the greater sabbats, find out more about this ancient Celtic Fire Festival.....

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