This Month’s Top Picks

This Month’s Top Picks

Advertisement 3 in 1 High Fibre Formula Lepicol is a multi-fibre source product containing gentle psyllium husk which contributes to maintaining normal bowel transit, as well as inulin together, these two ingredients can help ensure your recommended daily intake of fibre. The third key ingredient of Lepicol is 5 strains of live bacteria that are naturally present in a healthy person’s digestive system; Lepicol is available in powder or capsule format. Also available is Lepicol Plus+ which has the addition…

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Salt of the Earth – Rock Chick Sweet Strawberry Natural Deodorant

Salt of the Earth – Rock Chick Sweet Strawberry Natural Deodorant

Salt of the Earth was adopted by mother and son team, Sally and Thomas Laird, in 2005, and has since become a leader in the natural deodorant industry, starting with a single crystal stick and developing to a multi award-winning product range. Having tested their deodorants for men and women before, this time I had the delight of testing out their new product specifically designed for girls – Rock Chick Sweet Strawberries! I absolutely adore the packaging and so did…

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American Pancakes with Berry Compote

American Pancakes with Berry Compote

By nutritional therapist Christine Bailey Children adore pancakes and these light and fluffy American-style ones are a healthy treat served with the berry sauce. Buckwheat flour adds a lovely rich, nutty flavour and provides plenty of fibre to support gut health. It is also rich in key minerals, including manganese, copper and magnesium that help to boost energy levels. It also provides quercetin, an antioxidant known for its antihistamine properties. You can make this egg free by using commercial egg…

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Chunky Veg Stew with Herby Dumplings

Chunky Veg Stew with Herby Dumplings

By nutritional therapist Christine Bailey Veg and bean stews make a fabulous family dish on a budget. Carrots, spinach and sweet potato are all great sources of carotenoids and vitamin C to support a healthy immune system. (serves 4) Vegetarian, Egg Free, Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Vegan Ingredients: 1 tbsp olive oil 1 onion, finely chopped 2 celery stalks, thinly sliced 2 garlic cloves, crushed 1 leek, shredded 1 red chilli, deseeded and diced 300g sweet potato, peeled and cut…

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Ginger Oaty Cookies

Ginger Oaty Cookies

By nutritional therapist Christine Bailey These chunky cookies are a lovely lunch box filler or after school treat. Ginger is a natural antihistamine and can help lower the production of immunoglobulin E (IgE), antibodies associated with seasonal allergies like hay fever. (makes 16 cookies)  Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Egg Free, Soy Free Ingredients: 30g coconut flour 30g tapioca flour 30g arrowroot powder 1 tbsp xylitol 30g gluten-free rolled oats or quinoa or rice flakes 1 tsp gluten-free baking powder ½…

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Fish Bites with Homemade Low Sugar Tomato Ketchup

Fish Bites with Homemade Low Sugar Tomato Ketchup

By nutritional therapist Christine Bailey Crispy oven-baked fish fingers served with homemade low-sugar ketchup make this a popular meal for children. White fish, such as pollock or cod, is a great source of energy-boosting B vitamins and protein. The crispy oven-baked bites can also be enjoyed cold, so you can pack them into lunch boxes. (serves 4/makes 8 bites) Nut Free, Soy Free, Gluten Free, Dairy Free Ingredients: 250g pollock, cod or haddock fillets (skinless and boneless) Juice of ½…

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Supplements for Kids

Supplements for Kids

By medical nutritionist Dr Sarah Brewer, an expert in food, herbs and supplements When kids go back to school they inevitably come into contact with a new batch of common cold viruses. When children are in the peak of health they can fight off infections with few, if any, symptoms, but when they are under par they may develop one cold after another. Cold viruses are also involved in 40 percent of asthma episodes in school children. Boosting children’s immunity…

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Stress SOS

Stress SOS

When you are more stressed than your best, there’s something natural to consider. Esther Mills-Roberts explains… Stress is a normal part of our lives, an evolutionary mechanism to tell us about things that aren’t so good for us, to allow our body to kick-start processes to realign and for us to learn from our experiences. But, from time to time, the level of stress that loads our lives is more than what is deemed as healthy – so what might…

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ORGANii – Everyday Sun Range

ORGANii – Everyday Sun Range

With the summer holidays in full swing, I was delighted when I received the ORGANii Everyday Organic Sun Range in the post, especially with the scorching weather that we have been getting in the UK. I am always looking for a new sun care range which will not only protect my skin, but also has a long-lasting affect. The range includes an SPF50 Sun Milk, SPF30 Sun Cream and an After Sun Cream. What makes this range even better is…

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Better Digestion

Better Digestion

We ask the experts for their top tips on how to improve and support digestive health…  The health of our digestive system is vital, as highlighted by the Greek philosopher Hippocrates who wrote 2000 years ago, ‘all disease begins in the gut’. Yes, our digestive system digests food and excretes the waste, but it also produces hormones, contains more than one thousands species of bacteria and is controlled by its own nervous system that is almost as complex as the brain’s….

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