Back to School

Back to School

It’s here, the start of a new school year. Give your child the best possible start with these top tips from homeopath Roz Crompton from Helios Homoeopathy… Going back to school, college or university after the holidays can be quite stressful for some children, especially if they are starting a new school, going to nursery for the first time or have impending exams. It takes time for immune systems to develop and children, especially young children, have a lower resistance…

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This Month’s Top Picks

This Month’s Top Picks

Advertisement New Plastic Free Natural Deodorant! Salt of the Earth’s best-selling Crystal Classic deodorant has had a makeover! 100% natural, and offering long-lasting, effective protection from body odour without blocking the skin’s pores, it is now available in fully recyclable cardboard packaging – perfect for anyone wishing to reduce their plastic use. No white marks on your clothes and approved by the Vegetarian and Vegan Societies. www.crystalspring.co.uk  Helios ABC for Children Specifically formulated for babies and children, ABC from Helios…

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Natural Beauty Guide

Natural Beauty Guide

Our simple guide to help you clean up your cosmetics… The average woman uses 16 different beauty products every single day and when you consider that most beauty and skincare products are packed with chemicals, it’s shocking to think that we are overloading our sensitive skin with undesirable ingredients. What’s worse, our skin absorbs up to 60 percent of what it comes in to contact with – so all those nasties are actually entering our bodies. Lucky, there is a…

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Probiotics and Digestive Health

Probiotics and Digestive Health

Discover the link between probiotics and good digestive health… Trillions of bacteria live in your gut, forming what is commonly referred to as the gut microbiome. These bacterial cells inhibit every inch of your gastrointestinal tract, which have a major influence on your immune and digestive function, and even your metabolism, mood and weight regulation. “More than 2,000 years ago Hippocrates said that ‘all disease begins in the gut’. We feel this is still relevant today and believe too that…

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10 Summer Supplements

10 Summer Supplements

Esther Mills-Roberts suggests 10 summer supplements to help you maintain health and wellness during the hot, sunny season… August, the month when summer is officially in full swing. The sun cream is being blobbed on, you’re out and active, your fruit and vegetable intakes are on the up and you’re looking forward to getting away and having a well-deserved break. But what are the top summer supplements that can help to maintain health and wellness this summer season? Good bacteria,…

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Supplements for Psoriasis

Supplements for Psoriasis

By medical nutritionist Dr Sarah Brewer, an expert in food, herbs and supplements August is psoriasis awareness month, focusing on an inflammatory skin disease in which new cells are produced around 10 times faster than normal. These skin cells push up to the surface to form characteristic raised, red patches covered with fine, silvery scales that can vary in size from a few millimetres to extensive, plaques covering most of the body. In some cases, sterile pustules form – usually…

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Mango Turmeric Tarts

Mango Turmeric Tarts

By nutritional therapist Christine Bailey Turmeric is a potent anti-inflammatory spice and delicious combined with sweet mango flesh and creamy cashew nuts. This raw cheesecake can be made into one large tart or individual tartlets. (makes 12 individual or one large) Ingredients for the crust: 150g almonds 50g desiccated coconut Pinch of sea salt 125g raisins or dried cherries 1 tbsp vanilla extract 1 tbsp coconut oil  For the filling: 300g cashews, soaked overnight and drained 400g chopped mango 150g…

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Asian Coconut Broth with Dumplings

Asian Coconut Broth with Dumplings

By nutritional therapist Christine Bailey A light, healing broth, which makes use of homemade stock and coconut milk. The dumplings can be made with white fish as well as prawns, for a light flavoursome soup. (serves 2) Ingredients: 1 x 400g can full fat coconut milk 100ml homemade chicken stock 1 ½ tsp tom yum paste 1 spring onion, finely sliced 1 tsp tamari soy sauce or coconut aminos ¼ tsp turmeric powder 100g baby spinach or boy choy, shredded…

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Apple Sauerkraut

Apple Sauerkraut

By nutritional therapist Christine Bailey Sweet apples with spices and cabbage makes this a delicious sweet sauerkraut. It’s delicious piled on top of a baked sweet potato or homemade bread, served alongside roast meats or fish or added to salads. (makes 1 litre jar) Ingredients: 1 head of white cabbage 2 tbsp sea salt 3 red apples 1 tsp grated root ginger ½-1 tsp ground cinnamon, to taste Method: Shred the cabbage in a food processor or chop with a…

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Vegan Banoffee Pie in a Glass

Vegan Banoffee Pie in a Glass

By nutritional therapist Christine Bailey A fabulous vegan dessert based on the traditional favourite banoffee pie but much healthier. Probiotic rich foods like yoghurt and kefir provide beneficial bacteria that aid digestive health, while bananas are a prebiotic supporting gut microbiome diversity. (serves 4-6) Ingredients for chocolate crumb layer: 60g pecans 2 tbsp raw cacao powder 100g gluten free oats 30g goji berries or other dried berries For banana caramel layer: 2 ripe bananas 100g almond nut butter 1 tbsp…

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