Salt of the Earth Pure Armour Explorer Natural Deodorant

Salt of the Earth Pure Armour Explorer Natural Deodorant

After being, frankly, fed up of traditional deodorants which seem to become less effective the longer you use them for (am I the only one that happens to?), I was intrigued when I was given the new Salt of the Earth Pure Armour Natural Deodorant to try. Made purely of natural ingredients, including natural oils and botanical extracts, as well as being manufactured in the UK, it ticked a lot of boxes when it came to my moral compass. The…

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Anti-Ageing Spices

Anti-Ageing Spices

By TV Chef and nutritionist Tonia Buxton Like most women in the UK, I am obsessed with anti-ageing. As I approach fifty, I am determined to look my best and have always been fanatical with feeling and looking well and doing it in a natural way. There are some super simple ways to make sure you stay well. The key is to avoid inflammation in the body; think of inflammation like rust, we need to keep the rust away. One…

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Supplements to aid Rheumatoid Arthritis

Supplements to aid Rheumatoid Arthritis

According to Arthritis Research UK around 400,000 adults have rheumatoid arthritis in the UK, a condition that causes pain and inflammation in the joints. Nutritionist Cassandra Barns explains: “Rheumatoid arthritis is a painful condition where there is inflammation in the joints – usually multiple joints throughout the body. The inflammation can cause pain, stiffness, swelling and damage to the joints, and can eventually result in disability. Unlike osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis is not related to ‘wear and tear; it’s an autoimmune…

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How to Handle your Health in Times of Stress

How to Handle your Health in Times of Stress

If you struggle with feeling stressed and low, you are not alone – with 13.3 million working days lost per year due to stress, depression and anxiety in the UK, according to the Mental Health Foundation. We have spoken to our experts, nutritionist Cassandra Barns and Dr Marilyn Glenville PHD, one of the UK’s leading nutritionists, about how we can look after ourselves and put our health first in times of stress… Have a laugh Believe it or not there…

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Banana Ice Cream with Homemade Caramel Sauce

Banana Ice Cream with Homemade Caramel Sauce

By nutritional therapist Christine Bailey One of the easiest frozen desserts to make. This is a no-churn ice cream that’s low-fat, super healthy and speedy. It’s also a great way to use up overripe bananas. (serves 4) Preparation time: 5 minutes Freezing time: 1 hour Ingredients: 6 ripe bananas 100g full fat Greek yoghurt or coconut yoghurt To serve: Caramel sauce (see below) Slices of fresh banana and chopped nuts Method: Cut the bananas into slices and place on a…

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Pineapple & Coconut Popsicles

Pineapple & Coconut Popsicles

By nutritional therapist Christine Bailey Pineapple and coconut are a classic combination and pineapple is naturally sweet avoiding the need to add any additional sugar or syrups. For an adult version try adding 2 tbsp of rum to the mixture. (makes 8 popsicles) Preparation time: 10 minutes Freezing time: 4-6 hour Ingredients: 450g pineapple chunks Juice of 1/2 lemon Zest of 1 lemon 250ml coconut cream Method: Place the pineapple in a blender and process until quite smooth. Add the…

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Botanical Beauty

Botanical Beauty

Discover the benefits of botanical beauty skincare. Botanicals are powerful plant extracts and oils derived from plants, flowers, herbs, nuts, seeds, roots and berries. They have been used in beauty regimes for centuries, even Cleopatra used black cumin seed oil as a beauty treatment. You may not be familiar with the term, but most of our natural and organic beauty brands use botanicals in their products. “Just as feeding our bodies with natural ingredients may benefit our general health, feeding…

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Healthy Heart

Healthy Heart

We look at the supplements to help maintain a healthy heart. Cardiovascular disease remains one of the biggest health issues we’re facing as a nation and according to the NHS, is one of the main causes of death and disability in the UK. It is often treated by different forms of medication, but there are some more natural solutions to help support your hearts health – you can use them in conjunction with your medication or take them as a…

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Urinary Tract Health

Urinary Tract Health

Find out how to keep your urinary tract system in top health. The urinary system is the body’s drainage system for removing wastes and excess water. Our kidneys, ureters, bladder and urethra all make up our urinary system. There are a lot of issues that can occur, but urinary tract infections (UTI) are the most common issue experienced – in fact, it is the second most common type of infection in the body. “Cystitis and urinary tract infections, often referred…

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Men’s Health Awareness Week: Top Tips to Enhance your Health and Happiness!

Men’s Health Awareness Week: Top Tips to Enhance your Health and Happiness!

For as long as most of us can remember the gender disparities regarding health has always been in favour of women, with the female gender always in the lead of the life expectancy gap. It’s never been exactly proven as to why this is but theories range from biological/environmental factors, to the male population adopting a more risky lifestyle! Whatever the cause for concern may be it’s clear that the majority of guys should certainly be upping their health game….

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