Superfoods and Nutrition

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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 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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25 Jul 2018

Seven Foods & Herbs To Help You Sleep

Did you know that stress hormones actually prevent the production of melatonin the sleep hormone? A good night's sleep can put the world to rights, and equally lack of sleep can be a form of mental torture. In this blog we look at sleep promoting foods and herbs and suggest ten top tips to achieve the a good night's sleep and what might be preventing it.

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25 Jul 2018

10 Foods & Herbs for Natural Pain Relief

Nutritionist Jenny Tschiesche profiles the foods and herbs that stand up in clinical trials as effective alternatives to over the counter allopathic pain medication. Did you know that White Willow Bark - Salix alba is the plant that aspirin was first made from? It's the phyto-chemical, acetylsalicylic acid, extracted from White Willow Bark that is now synthetically created to produce aspirin.

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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 to do the same thing.

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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

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 magnesium for and which foods and supplements can help to provide that for us.

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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

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

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

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 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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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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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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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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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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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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