How Healing your Gut can Heal your Brain

How Healing your Gut can Heal your Brain

By Shann Nix Jones If you suffer from IBS, you may also be dealing with depression and/or anxiety. This isn’t too surprising; after all, IBS is a debilitating condition, that might well cause you to feel depressed or anxious. But the connection between IBS, depression and anxiety runs deeper than that. Here’s the real kicker, revealed by recent science – if you’re currently struggling with anxiety or depression, you also have a greater chance of developing IBS within the year….

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Cream of Sweet Potato Soup

Cream of Sweet Potato Soup

Recipe from Cooking with Turmeric by Garance Leureux Every bit as versatile as wheat flour – but far less likely to aggravate sensitive stomachs – oat flour is a life-saving substitute for anyone trying to switch to gluten-free. Here it’s used as a thickener, adding creamy texture to this comforting potato soup. And, unlike its wheaty counterpart, this light and lovely substitute is guaranteed not to weigh you down. (serves 4) Ingredients: 500g/1 pound sweet potatoes 500ml/2 cups oat milk…

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Foraging for Facewashes: Herbs that can help your Skin

Foraging for Facewashes: Herbs that can help your Skin

Want to look after your skin naturally? Herbalist Henriette Kress, author of Practical Herbs 1 & 2, recommends making your own herbal face wash…  Herbal face washes are great! They’re nourishing, cleansing, drying, moistening, they can reduce inflammation or scar tissue, and stinging nettles is even rumoured to work against wrinkles! Here are a few herbs to choose from, singly or in various blends: – Burdock leaf for eczema – Chickweed to soothe irritated skin – Calendula for general skin health…

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This Month’s Top Picks

This Month’s Top Picks

Advertisement What’s your gut feeling? The immune system can often need some extra help to fight bugs, and illnesses. Up to 70% of our immune cells are located in the gut, and supported by a strong microflora. Therefore, one strategy to support the body’s natural immunity in order to prevent initial infection and reduce the need for antibiotics is to consider regular consumption of fermented foods or live bacteria supplements. Bio-Kult is a scientifically developed, advanced multi-strain formula containing 14 live bacterial…

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Green People Spice & Root Hand Cream

Green People Spice & Root Hand Cream

After a long hard winter with bitter cold and blowing winds, spring is finally here with temperatures soaring this week. It’s that time of year (if not a month late) where we dig out our short sleeve tops and denim shorts from under the bed to get that all-important vitamin D. Spice & Root, Ginger & Lemongrass hand cream from Green People is helping to nourish my dry hands and bring them back to life by making them silky smooth….

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Wellwoman Pomegranate & Cranberry Vitamin Drink

Wellwoman Pomegranate & Cranberry Vitamin Drink

The latest product to hit the shelves from the renowned Wellwoman Vitabiotics range is the delicious Pomegranate & Cranberry Vitamin Drink. Jam packed with goodness, it comes in a 250ml can, which is not only refreshing, but the vitamin drink is filled with plenty of iron, vitamins B6 and B12, contributing to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue and supporting normal function of the immune system. The cans are tastefully packaged in a tall aluminium can having used the primary…

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Helios Homeopathy – Helios Hay Fever

Helios Homeopathy – Helios Hay Fever

Helios Hay Fever is a homeopathic medicinal product used within the homeopathic tradition for the symptomatic relief of hay fever. A common allergic condition that affects up to one in four people in the UK, symptoms of hay fever include runny nose, nasal congestion, sneezing, cough, itchy nose, fatigue and sore, itchy and/or watery eyes. Containing allium cepa, euphrasia and sabadilla, this homeopathic medicinal remedy provides quick, effective relief from hay fever symptoms – without any unwanted side effects. Allium…

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Nelsons – Calendula Cream

Nelsons – Calendula Cream

Nelsons has been providing natural healthcare products to the general public since 1860 and today are the UK’s leading natural healthcare provider. Nelsons is also Europe’s longest established homeopathic manufacturer and the brand’s passion is producing holistic products to help with everyday common ailments and to maintain good skin. I tested their Calendula cream, a multi-purpose cream for rough, dry, flaky and chapped skin. The cream features the purest extracts from the calendula (marigold) plant, the bold sunshine yellow flower…

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Balance your Blood Sugar

Balance your Blood Sugar

How to control blood sugar levels, naturally High blood sugar levels can lead to a number of health issues and can have a negative impact on our weight, energy, mood, brain function and hormones. If blood sugar levels are too high in the short term it can lead to Type 2 diabetes, which can lead to serious health complications in the long term, including cardiovascular disease, kidney disease and eye, nerve and muscle disorders. “Constant high blood sugar can lead…

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Natural Anti-Ageing Skin Solutions

Natural Anti-Ageing Skin Solutions

Ageing is inevitable, but there are steps we can take to help prevent our skin from ageing prematurely and there are all-natural extracts which can lend a helping hand too. We’ve spoken to a number of natural skincare experts for their advice. Preventative Measures So how can we prevent our skin from ageing prematurely? Green People’s cosmetic scientist Ian Taylor recommends quitting smoking and drinking more water, as well as limiting your exposure to sunlight: “These can all help to…

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