This Month’s Top Picks

This Month’s Top Picks

Advertisement Helios Stress Relief We are delighted with the continued success of our award-winning homeopathic combination remedy, Helios Stress Relief. With a long history of traditional use for the symptomatic relief of mild stress and anxiety, Stress Relief comes in sucrose pill form in our easy to use single dose dispenser.

Optima – Ice Guard Natural Deodorant

Optima – Ice Guard Natural Deodorant

‘Ice Guard Crystal Deodorant contains ammonium alum, a naturally occurring mineral which suppresses the growth of skin bacteria. When applied, it creates an invisible layer of protection on the surface of the skin that prevents odour-causing bacteria from forming and enables the skin to perspire naturally.’ Optima’s Ice Guard Natural Crystal Rollerball Deodorant is an all-natural deodorant, so contains no antiperspirant ingredients, perfumes or unnecessary additives (basically, no nasties!). Conventional antiperspirants are filled with potentially harmful ingredients, including aluminium, parabens…

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My Trusty – Skincare Range

My Trusty – Skincare Range

‘My Trusty is an award-winning, naturally based skincare range, uniquely owned and made in the UK by Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust. Our products will not only give you beautifully moisturised skin, but the profits from every purchase will go back to the NHS.’ As you all know, I’m a big fan of My Trusty – all the profits from every single purchase go back into the NHS to help fund patient care. I previous reviewed their Little Sunflower Cream (lavender…

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Lavera – Hydro Effect Serum

Lavera – Hydro Effect Serum

‘The organic serum is intensely hydrating and has a unique anti-pollution complex consisting of highly effective antioxidants, organic algae and white horehound extract from the mint family. The anti-pollution complex is unique to the Lavera Organic Hydro Effect Serum and helps protect skin form environmental pollution, free radicals and premature skin ageing.’ Lavera are well-known for their natural and organic skin care products, so I was super excited to try one of their newest products – their Hydro Effect Serum….

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Alleviate Anxiety

Alleviate Anxiety

Feeling stressed or anxious? Discover how to alleviate symptoms the natural way. Everyone has to deal with feelings of stress or anxiety at some point, but it’s when these feelings are interfering with your daily life that you need to take action. “A little anxiety occasionally is a perfectly natural and healthy response to concern or to various adrenal triggers when you are working to achieve something. It is normal for example to feel anxious over a job interview or…

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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. Bananas are a fabulous mood boosting food; rich in tryptophan, an amino acid that the body converts into serotonin, which is our feel good, mood boosting neurotransmitter. Bananas are high in potassium, which aids in the regulation of blood pressure making them particularly useful when stressed. (serves 4-6)  Ingredients for chocolate crumb layer: 60g pecans 2 tbsp raw cacao powder 100g…

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Discover Free-From Foods

Discover Free-From Foods

Suffer from a gluten allergy or dairy intolerance? We examine the world of free-from foods… Free-from diets have rapidly gained popularity in recent years as more and more people have realised that certain foods simply don’t agree with them and as we have become more aware of intolerances and allergies. Whether you suffer from an allergy to a specific food group or have a mild intolerance, the good news is that there are more free-from products available on the market…

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Aloe Pura – Aloe Vera Shampoo & Conditioner

Aloe Pura – Aloe Vera Shampoo & Conditioner

Having spent my adolescent years experimenting with various hair dyes, spending too much time in the sun and then having to deal with the consequences, choosing an effective shampoo and conditioner that will nourish my hair and leave it looking and feeling great is a must have. Aloe Pura Aloe Vera Herbal Shampoo Dry Hair and Aloe Pura Aloe Vera Herbal Conditioner are doing just that. Both the shampoo and conditioner are produced from pure organic aloe vera inner gel…

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Tamarind Glazed Mackerel

Tamarind Glazed Mackerel

By nutritional therapist Christine Bailey Tangy and sweet, this is a delicious sauce for mackerel and other oily fish. Accompany with homemade sauerkraut or pickles for a speedy light dish. Oily fish is one of the best foods for both your mood and brain health. This lean protein is rich in vitamin B12 which has been shown to reduce feelings of depression. It also packs plenty of omega-3 fats which help optimise brain function and production of neurotransmitters. Mackerel is…

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Protecting the Prostate

Protecting the Prostate

Five simple steps to help maintain a healthy prostate. An enlarged prostate is a common complaint in men over the age of 50, with 40 percent of men over the age of 50 and 75 percent of men in their 70s reporting symptoms, according to Prostate Cancer UK. Your risk of developing an enlarged prostate (also known as BPH) increases the older you get. Symptoms often include a weak urine flow, needing to urinate more often (especially at night), a…

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