Cacao Blog Posts

A Blog about Herbs, Superfoods, Whole Foods, Raw Foods, and some other Natural Products that can can help improve your Health, Nutrition and your Lifestyle.
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14 Aug 2018

Why Our Cacao is the Real Raw Cacao

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...

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05 Jun 2018

The Wisdom of Natural Skincare with CNM

The College of Natural Medicine are running a short course and workshop on natural skincare. As experts in the field of naturopathy and natural health care, they will educate and inspire us into committing to only using natural products on our skin and hair and encouraging our friends and family...

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04 Jun 2018

Why We Need Magnesium (What Happens When We Don't Have Enough?)

Magnesium is a mineral that is involved in over 350 enzymatic reactions in the body. Simply put, if are lacking in this nutrient, there are going to be 350 functions that your body cannot perform efficiently, if at all! Nutritional therapist Vivien Allred the five main processes our body needs...

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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...

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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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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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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...

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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...

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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...

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05 Oct 2017

Chocolate - A Food of the Gods?

The Cacao Bean is brimming with feel good phyto-chemicals and nutrients, and this might well be the reason why the Mayans and Aztecs saw this bean as sacred and a food sent by the gods. Find out more about why chocolate makes you feel good and discover some healthy ways to include this superfood...

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27 Sep 2017

Foods to Boost Your Immunity Against Colds and Flu

Find out which foods can boost your body's immunity and prevent you from catching the proverbial common cold or flu. Try out these recipes, nurture yourself and your family's health from the kitchen this season.

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28 Jul 2017

Harness the Power of Ancient Andean Superfoods

Continuing our trip around the world with the Indigo Herbs Global Kitchen, this month we take a look at some powerful superfoods that originate in South America. With a rich, ancient history and colourful cultures that persist to this day, journey with us to Brazil, Mexico and more.... with lots...

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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....

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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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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...

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28 Jan 2016

Elsie, Abby & Friends Try Vegan - Week Three

The Indigo Herbs Crew are in the final stage of their Vegan challenge with Veganuary, it has been a rollercoaster ride for all of us. Discover their trials and tribulations of Week Three, favourite Vegan products, the realisations and our 'American Diner' Dinner Party fun!

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19 Jan 2016

Elsie, Abby & Friends Try Vegan - Week Two

Catch up with The Indigo Herbs Crew in Week Two of the try Vegan challenge with Veganuary, there is highs & lows (future promises & honest lapses), favourite Vegan ingredients and Mediterranean Dinner Party fun!

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30 Nov 2015

I'm Dreaming Of A Raw Chocolate Christmas

Raw Chocolate is the treat of the season. Read this blog for Raw Chocolate facts, including proof that it is actually healthier (yes! It's true), introducing you to all of our mouth wateringly tasty Raw Chocolate products and tips on how to incorporate this feel-good luxury into your Christmas...

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