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. Studies have shown that long term use of skincare blends made entirely from plant…

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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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BetterYou – Turmeric Oral Spray

BetterYou – Turmeric Oral Spray

‘BetterYou Turmeric Daily Oral Spray is a revolutionary formulation designed to deliver a greater uptake of the three active curcuminoids, ensuring superior absorption to tablets and capsules… guaranteed.’ BetterYou have just released their Turmeric Daily Oral Spray, the world’s first turmeric supplement in oral spray form. Turmeric, and its components curcuminoids, is notoriously poorly absorbed within the gut with as little as one percent being absorbed in to the body. This is why BetterYou developed the spray form; it has…

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BetterYou – MagnesiumGel

BetterYou – MagnesiumGel

‘BetterYou MagnesiumGel provides essential magnesium in a targeted application. A superior way to replenish magnesium levels, as well as a support for skin health and natural muscle repair.’ BetterYou are well-known for their magnesium sprays and flakes and now the brand has extended their magnesium offering even further, with their new MagnesiumGel. Unlike their other magnesium products, the MagnesiumGel offers a highly targeted application and provides a slower release of magnesium for sustained delivery, making it ideal for use during…

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Banish Summer Sniffles

Banish Summer Sniffles

By nutritional therapist Katharine Tate, an expert in family health and nutrition Red eyes and sneezing are common allergic symptoms this time of year for hay fever sufferers. Hay fever, which is also known as seasonal rhinitis, is an allergic reaction to pollen from grass, trees and weeds during the early spring and summer months. It is thought to affect more than 20% of the UK population and up to 40% of children. It can impact on quality of life,…

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Weleda – Sea Buckthorn Hand Cream & Perfume

Weleda – Sea Buckthorn Hand Cream & Perfume

As you may suspect from my previous reviews, I’m a big Weleda fan. Every product I’ve tried from them has surpassed my expectations and as a brand they only produce certified natural skin care products, all of which are free from synthetic preservatives, fragrances and colourants. They truly celebrate all that is natural and organic, so I was delighted to try one of their new perfumes and the matching hand cream from their sea buckthorn range. Agrume Jardin de Vie…

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