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Indigo Herbs Path to Sustainable Materials

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25 Feb 2020

Here at Indigo Herbs, we want to review and minimise our impact on the environment. We’ve created this series to share our journey, month by month, as we become more eco-friendly. In our first instalment we speak to Hazel, our Operations Manager. He talks us through what measures have been taken to improve our environmental efforts in our dispatch department during “Phase 1” and what challenges were overcome.

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04 Jun 2018

Why We Need To Eat More Vegetables

As part of healthy eating week nutritional therapist Vivien Aldred looks at reasons to eat more veg. Studies say we should be eating up to 10 portions of fruit & veg per day, but more typically people are struggling to eat five. Read this blog and discover more interesting ways to uplift your fruit and veg intake.

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04 Jun 2018

The Secrets of a Healthy Breakfast

Nutritional therapist Vivien Aldred explores the secrets of a healthy breakfast. She reveals why it is so important to start the body off on the right footing at the beginning of the day and how this helps us bust stress and be more productive and healthy.

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23 May 2018

An Indigo Interview with Vegan Triathletes

Indigo Herbs Ambassadors and British Triathletes Sam Taylor and Dan Geisler share with us their experiences of turning vegan and how they have not only survived, but thrived as sportspeople. Both have reported more strength, stamina, better recovery times and an overall feeling of wellbeing since powering their training and competitions with plants and superfoods.

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23 May 2018

How To Sprout Alfalfa Seeds

Sparkle Nest blogger, mum, herbalist and maker of all things plant-based in her kitchen - Rebecca Amesbury shows us how to sprout Alfalfa seeds in this short video. It is easy and the results are both delicious and nutritious. Get sprouting.

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03 May 2018

Nutritionists Guide To Sprouting Seeds

Nutritionist Jenny Tschiesche gives us the what, the why, and the how of sprouting seeds. It's simple to sprout seeds at home on your kitchen windowsill and this process activates the seed's nutrients and enzymes and makes a delicious addition to a salad or sandwich.

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24 Apr 2018

Holistic Ways To Enhance Your Health

Naturopath Gareth Bilton looks at how to approach your health and well-being from a holistic perspective. He offers an alternative perspective to the mindset of looking for solutions to fix symptoms of ill health, that is about prevention rather than cure and seeing the whole picture. Read more....

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20 Apr 2018

Foods & Herbs For Weight-Loss Motivation

Nutritional therapist Vivien Alred takes a look at how motivation is key to weightloss, in this blog she looks at which herbs and foods can support motivation and help you stay on track with your goals.

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20 Apr 2018

How To Support Weight-loss with a Detox Program

Nutritional therapist Vivien Alred looks at how detox is key to weightloss and suggests some gentle and natural detoxifying herbs and foods to support your weightloss goals. Read more.....

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20 Apr 2018

How Can Superfoods Support Fasting For Weight Loss

Nutritional therapist Vivien Alred looks at how the dense nutrition available in superfoods can support losing weight in a healthy balanced way when you are using intermittent fasting or the 5:2 diet. Read more ...

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06 Apr 2018

We’re selling the guest brands that you love

We're proud to announce that we're now selling products from the brands that you love so you can buy them alongside your Indigo Herbs' favourites. There are more than 400 products to choose from by Higher Nature, Weleda, Kingfisher, Green People, Nature's Own, Marigold Health Foods and many more.

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29 Mar 2018

Six Foods & Herbs For Allergy Season

Nutritional therapist Vivien Aldred looks at six healing foods & herbs that can help to combat springtime allergies. These plants all have anti-histamine and anti-inflammatory properties and can help in the prevention and treatment of the uncomfortable symptoms of allergies such as running nose, itchy skin and constant sneezing.

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29 Mar 2018

Six Superfoods for That Springtime Energy Boost

Nutritional therapist Vivien Aldred picks out six energy boosting foods that will get you in the mood for spring! Most of our bodies need a little kick start at the end of winter and these foods can help give your body the nutritional boost it needs to switch up for the change in season.

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24 Mar 2018

Six Top Tips For Spring Detox

The team from The College of Naturopathic Medicine share their six top tips for a springtime detox. Offering down to earth sound practical advice, this article gives a quick steer in the right direction to give your body that springtime boost its been waiting for. Springtime is a great time to shift some unhealthy patterns and add some extra body focused TLC to your lifestyle.

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24 Mar 2018

Which Herbs are Best for Springtime?

Herbalist Leyla El Moudden looks at the health benefits of the springtime herbs that grow in abundance at this time of year. How can Nettle, Cleavers, Burdock, Lemonbalm and Plantago help our bodies get ready for spring, it seems that mother nature provides us with the right antioxidant rich, anti-allergen herbs to deal with the change of season.

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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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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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