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How To Sprout Alfalfa Seeds

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23 May 2018

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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15 Jun 2017

The Hidden Dangers of Dieting

Dieting is so last century. "Dieting" (aka starving ourselves) is NOT the way to lose weight, in fact this ultimately leads to more weight gain in the long run. Diet myths busted and what we can do to achieve our ideal weight and stay there.

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08 Jun 2017

The Six Day Juice Cleanse

Early summer is great time to detox the body and mind, and Juice fasting is a powerful way to support the body in a process of deep release and repair. Juice fasting can significantly improve your health and well being with long term health symptoms easing up and improved daily vitality levels. Find out more in this blog about the six day juice cleanse, colon cleanse and liver cleanse.

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05 Jun 2017

The Guide to Gluten-free Flours

Here we have THE guide to gluten-free baking and making! Coeliac and Gluten-free Blogger Nutritiously Naughty gives her tried and tested advice on using gluten-free flours, she explains the consistency and action of each of the flours and indicates what they are best used for. Let's get baking.

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02 Jun 2017

Midsummer Madness! Celebrating Summer Solstice...

We're half way through the Wheel of the Year and Summer Solstice is here! The longest day and shortest night marks, for many, the true start of summer - so why should we celebrate the passing of the seasons...?

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01 Jun 2017

4 Incredible Benefits of Adaptogens

Adaptogens are a unique group of herbal ingredients which help your body adjust to stressful circumstances, ranging from extreme heat or cold to infections or trauma. Discover the astounding benefits of these plants and mushrooms from practicing Nutritional Therapist, Milda.

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05 May 2017

How To Boost Your Mood With Food and Herbs

Discover the connection between the foods we consume and the effect it has on our mood. Find out how to combat stress and anxiety, the connection between the gut and the brain, foods for sleep and brain boosting herbs!

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21 Apr 2017

How To Have a Happy Healthy Menopause - The Way Of The Herbalist

Is it possible to have a happy healthy peri-menopause? Lets face it a time of a woman's life that doesn't have the best reputation, but can natural health care including herbs and foods change that? In Part One of a blog series - We turn to the Medical Herbalist to find out.

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13 Apr 2017

Spring into Summer with our Top 5 Motivational Herbs & Superfoods

Summer is almost here and for many that means emerging from our winter cocoon a little the worse for wear. Fear not - nature is on hand with some amazing herbs, renowned for their ability to boost energy and improve mental clarity. Couple these with an array of Superfoods that provide your body with the perfect nutrition and you will be bouncing into the new season with vigour and vitality!

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11 Apr 2017

Celebrating New Life & Fertility - Beltane is Here!

For most of our evolutionary history humankind has had a close connection with nature - indeed the weather conditions could be a matter of life or death! So how did we celebrate the passing of the seasons? Find out more about the important Celtic Fire Festival of Beltane.....

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30 Mar 2017

Moroccan Delights & Arabian Nights – A Tantalising Taste of North Africa

Journey with us to Morocco, Egypt and the Arabian Peninsula - home to some of the tastiest and healthiest dishes in the world. Try our deliciously exotic vegan recipes - Delicately Spiced Fennel & Chickpea Tagine, Rose, Raspberry and Almond Smoothie Bowl, and much more....

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10 Mar 2017

4 Ways To Beat IBS - Irritable Bowel Syndrome

IBS can cause a lot of stress to the sufferer and can make life uncomfortable. There is no one size fits all solution, however there are some simple, natural strategies you can try as an alternative to prescribed medications.

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09 Mar 2017

7 Natural Ways to Beat Anxiety

While anxiety is a perfectly natural biological response when met with acutely stressful situations, it can become problematic when it becomes a regular occurrence, especially if it interferes with your day-to-day life. If you're one of those people who lets unproductive worrying get in the way of a good night's sleep, it could be time to take action.

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07 Mar 2017

Why Do I Get IBS & What Can I Do About It?

It's IBS Awareness Month! With this debilitating condition affecting between 10% - 20% of the UK's population, we had a look at the recent research and evidence on how to deal with the symptoms. Healing herbs, foods that heal the gut, root causes and much more.....

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07 Feb 2017

Why Parents of Young Children Need Herbal Aphrodisiacs

Has your sex life hit the bucket since you received the title of mummy or daddy? It’s a well-known fact that many parents of young children are frankly too tired to care about their own or their partners satisfaction and are utterly exhausted and de-sexualised by a 24hr round of baby and toddler needs.

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11 Jan 2017

Ancient Superfoods for Modern Healing

Welcome to Indigo Herbs Global Kitchen! Home to healing herbs, super-spices and one of the most ancient healing systems on earth, we take a trip to India. Discover the history, culture and what led this vibrant country down its unique culinary path - including some delectable, vegan super-spiced recipes.

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19 Dec 2016

Help Yourself Detox

Assist your body to detox the natural way with some great tips from the experts at the College of Naturopathic Medicine. Find out which foods, superfoods and herbs you can use to gently rid your body of toxins...

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17 Nov 2016

Natural Hangover Cures with Superfoods & Herbs

It's almost the season to be merry once more, bringing with it endless rounds of drinks and buffets. Whilst it's always better to restrain from over indulgence, sometimes we just have that one too many and live to regret it the next day! Here are some herbs and superfoods to help your body bounce back the morning after the night before, including our Hangover Destroyer Smoothie...

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22 Oct 2016

Stress - How To Bust it Naturally

In today's fast paced lifestyle we can all succumb to stress from time to time. Whilst stress is a necessary part of survival, producing the fight or flight response necessary avoid danger - constant exposure to low level stress over a prolonged period of time can lead to all sorts of damaging effects. Find out more about herbs that help your body adapt to stress, and the practical steps you can take to naturally support your body's ability to modulate your stress response.

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20 Oct 2016

Myrrh Tincture Vs Coconut Oil - Benefits For Your Dental Health

Myrrh Tincture and Coconut Oil are both renowned natural alternatives to commercial toothpastes and mouthwashes. Find out more about how they compare and which one will be of the most benefit to your dental health in this article.

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12 Sep 2016

Autumn Equinox - A Time of Reflection and Balance

The Wheel of the Year turns and Autumn Equinox is here. The harvest is over, with this time of year being traditionally celebrated as a time of abundance and blessing for Mother Nature. Find out how the energy of balance may assist you as the nights draw in and we wind down into the colder months.....

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