This Month’s Top Picks

This Month’s Top Picks

Advertisement What’s your gut feeling? The bacteria naturally found in our bodies play an essential role as our first line of defence, supporting normal digestive function. Bio-Kult is a scientifically developed, advanced multi-strain formulation containing 14 live bacterial cultures which are proven to survive the high acidity of the stomach, and complement the existing gut flora naturally present in a healthy person’s digestive system. Bio-Kult does not need to be refrigerated and can be taken when pregnant, by babies and…

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BetterYou – Vegan Health Daily Oral Spray

BetterYou – Vegan Health Daily Oral Spray

‘Scientifically formulated to support a vegan diet’ Transdermal experts BetterYou recently launched the world’s very first vegan health oral spray, a specially formulated oral spray that combines the fundamental nutrients needed to support a vegan diet. It contains four essential nutrients that are often deficient in those with a plant-based diet: vitamin D3, vitamin B12, iron and iodine. All of these nutrients play an important role in our health, so it’s important to ensure adequate levels. Iron contributes to a…

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Faith in Nature’s New Dragonfruit and Turmeric & Lemon Ranges

Faith in Nature’s New Dragonfruit and Turmeric & Lemon Ranges

Faith in Nature recently launched two new ranges, which focus on the active ‘superfood’ ingredients of turmeric and dragon fruit. The Turmeric & Lemon range includes shampoo, conditioner and body wash. All of the same products are available in the Dragon Fruit range, plus hand wash too. I was lucky enough to be sent bottles of the shampoo, conditioner and body wash from both ranges to try. On first inspection, I absolutely adored the product packaging and was impressed that…

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Why you need Vitamin D

Why you need Vitamin D

The importance of vitamin D for our health has been highlighted in recent years. In fact, in 2016, Public Health England (PHE) published new advice recommending everyone to take a daily supplement containing 10 micrograms of vitamin D from October to April, and for children to take one all-year round. “Vitamin D is one of the most essential vitamins we can supplement, owing to our increasingly indoor lifestyles and the fact that food sources of the vitamin are limited,” comments…

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Lemon Balm and Berry Kefir Ice Cream

Lemon Balm and Berry Kefir Ice Cream

By nutritional therapist Christine Bailey Lemon balm is a calming herb and delicious combined with fresh or frozen berries. Using kefir as the base of this ice cream is an easy way to repopulate the gut with beneficial bacteria (serves 4-6) Ingredients: 60g cashews or macadamia nuts 300ml kefir or coconut kefir 200g mixed berries, fresh or frozen 30g xylitol, maple syrup or stevia to taste Juice and zest of 1 lemon Pinch of sea salt 20g fresh lemon balm…

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Blood Sugar Balance

Blood Sugar Balance

We reveal our top tips on how you can control your blood sugar levels, naturally… Glucose is essential for energy production throughout the body and particularly in the brain. However, it is important to keep blood sugar levels balanced opposed to highs and dips. “After a sugary snack we may experience a rush of energy,” explains nutritional therapist Natalie Lamb, technical advisor at ADM Protexin, manufacturers of Bio-Kult and Lepicol. “Our pancreas will be working hard to produce lots of…

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Improve your Gut Bacteria

Improve your Gut Bacteria

We speak to nutritional therapist Hannah Braye, technical advisor at ADM Protexin, manufacturers of the Bio-Kult and Lepicol ranges, to find out about the role that the bacteria in our gut plays and how we can help support it… The bacteria in your gut are incredibly important for our health. When we hear the word ‘bacteria’, it generally conjures up negative connotations – but our digestive system is actually made up of hundreds of different types of bacteria, some beneficial…

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Sweet Potato Waffles with Creamy Mushrooms

Sweet Potato Waffles with Creamy Mushrooms

By nutritional therapist Christine Bailey A delicious vegan gluten-free waffle topped with creamy mushrooms. (serves 4) Ingredients: 200g sweet potato, steamed or baked 125g gluten-free self-raising flour 1 tsp baking powder ¼ tsp sea salt 125ml soy milk 1 tbsp olive oil For the mushrooms: 1 tbsp olive oil 1 garlic clove, crushed ½ onion, diced 250g button mushrooms, sliced ¼ tsp dijon mustard 1 tbsp nutritional yeast 1 tbsp tamari soy sauce Sea salt and black pepper 150g coconut…

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Supplements for Hay fever

Supplements for Hay fever

By medical nutritionist Dr Sarah Brewer, an expert in food, herbs and supplements Hay fever – also known as seasonal allergic rhinitis – makes life a misery for the one in five people who are sensitive to grass and tree pollens. As well as itchy eyes, a runny or stuffed-up nose, sneezing and sore throat, it can cause sinusitis, worsen eczema or asthma, and stop you sleeping. Symptoms develop when pollen lands on the delicate mucus membranes of the nose,…

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Turmeric Infused Daikon Radish & Ginger Pickle

Turmeric Infused Daikon Radish & Ginger Pickle

By nutritional therapist Christine Bailey A fabulous anti-inflammatory pickle perfect for supporting digestion. Serve with salads, fish or meat. (makes 1 large 1 litre kilner jar) Ingredients: 400g daikon radish, peeled 8 red radishes, halved then sliced thinly 1 tbsp sea salt 1 tsp turmeric 1 tbsp ginger, peeled and cut into very thin matchsticks Method: Halve daikon lengthwise, then cut crosswise into thin slices – for very thin slices use a mandoline. Pack the two types of radish in…

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