Four Ways to Reduce the Symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Four Ways to Reduce the Symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Today is Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Awareness Day, which is a day dedicated to creating awareness about the disorder. Dr Marilyn Glenville, the UK’s leading nutritionist and author of The Natural Health Bible for Women (www.marilynglenville.com), explains: “Although PTSD is a mental disorder that develops after someone has experienced a traumatic event in their life, it is important to think about how we might be able to help reduce the symptoms and the duration of those symptoms by helping…

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Lepicol – Lighter

Lepicol – Lighter

‘Lepicol Lighter is a high fibre product containing seven strains of live bacteria, chromium, an essential mineral that helps the maintenance of normal blood glucose levels, glucomannan, a plant fibre which contributes to weight loss and psyllium husk, which contributes to maintaining normal bowel transit.’ Manufactured by Probiotics International Ltd (Protexin), the makers of Bio-Kult and Lepicol, Lepicol Lighter contains seven strains of live bacteria to help support your gut flora. It also contains psyllium husk to support bowel movements,…

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Biotta – Vegetable and Fruit Juices

Biotta – Vegetable and Fruit Juices

Founded in Switzerland in 1931 by Dr. Hugo Brandenberger, the organic beverage company, Biotta, has remained dedicated to its original goal of producing top-quality juice from vegetables and fruits just as nature intended–fresh from the field into the bottle. Biotta has established reliable and scientific organic growing techniques, protecting the natural wholesomeness and taste of all ingredients, and their juices use only natural and physical processing methods as opposed to commonly used chemical methods. Biotta juices are: 100 percent organic…

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This Month’s Top Picks

This Month’s Top Picks

Advertisement What’s your gut feeling? Getting stressed easily and anxious in situations is commonly seen in those who suffer from IBS, a condition that may often be associated with an imbalanced gut flora. Bio-Kult is a scientifically developed, advanced multi-strain formula containing 14 live bacterial cultures which could help rebalance the gut flora. In the largest-ever double-blind controlled trial of live bacteria supplements in IBS-D patients, those who received Bio-Kult saw abdominal pain decrease by 70%, reduction in bowel movements…

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Motion Nutrition – Unplug: Ease your Mind

Motion Nutrition – Unplug: Ease your Mind

‘This night-time nootropic contributes to normal psychological and cognitive function, normal functioning of the nervous system, normal production of thyroid hormones and normal DNA synthesis.’ Motion Nutrition are known as a sports nutrition brand, but they are far more than that. They are all about living an active lifestyle and provide nutritional support with the aim to help you live an active and healthy life. From brain health nootropics that support your mental wellbeing to organic sports supplements, they have…

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How to Beat Feelings of Stress and Anxiety

How to Beat Feelings of Stress and Anxiety

How to alleviate anxiety and stress naturally… Some people thrive on a little stress as it stimulates one to achieve, but if you find yourself constantly stressed or anxious in a way in which it is excessive that’s when there is a problem. Chronic stress, anxiety and worry can have devastating effects on our heath and can trigger a number of illnesses too. “We are often anxious in our lives, especially if we are worrying about someone or something. However,…

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Dandelion Mocha Swirl Cheesecake

Dandelion Mocha Swirl Cheesecake

By nutritional therapist Christine Bailey Dandelion root is a popular alternative to coffee. It is also known for its bile supporting properties making it ideal for digestive health. Here it is combined with raw cacao to create a delicious indulgent tasting raw tart. (serves 12) Ingredients for the base: 150g pecan nuts 50g almonds 30g raw cacao 115g soft dates, chopped 1 tbsp coconut oil For the caramel layer: 150g cashew nuts, soaked for 2-4 hours then drained 150g coconut…

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Best Supplements for Type 2 Diabetes

Best Supplements for Type 2 Diabetes

By medical nutritionist Dr Sarah Brewer, an expert in food, herbs and supplements Type 2 diabetes is a complex condition that can be improved by nutritional approaches. Following a wholegrain, high-fibre, low-glycaemic, Mediterranean-style diet that focusses on vegetables, berries, nuts, seeds, fish and olive oil is ideal. The good news is that dark chocolate, cocoa powder and spices such as cinnamon, ginger, fenugreek, turmeric, cumin and coriander all have some evidence for improving glucose control too. While diet should always…

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Fennel & Poppy Seed Crispbreads

Fennel & Poppy Seed Crispbreads

By nutritional therapist Christine Bailey Nut and seed crispbreads packed with healing minerals including zinc and the addition of fennel seeds can help alleviate bloating and flatulence. Serve with spreads or use to accompany salads and soups. These will keep well in an airtight container for one week. (makes 12 crackers) Ingredients: 60g almonds 60g cashew nuts 1 tbsp coconut flour 30g pumpkin seeds 30g sunflower seeds 30g sesame seeds 2 tbsp poppy seeds 2 tbsp fennel seeds ½ tsp…

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Fantastic Phytonutrients

Fantastic Phytonutrients

We’ve come a long way since vitamins were first discovered. Now we know about a plethora of phytonutrients that are wonderful for health. Esther Mills-Roberts explains… Nature is truly amazing. It’s health gifts to us are abundant, and they proudly proclaim it. Whether it’s fruits, herbs or vegetables, we can harness a whole host of useful health substances for our good. So, which phytonutrients should we be focusing on? Grape Seed Extract and Pine Bark Both grape seed and pine…

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