Herbal Heroes: 5 of the best natural herbal solutions to support immunity

Herbal Heroes: 5 of the best natural herbal solutions to support immunity

By Euan MacLennan, Herbal Director at Pukka Herbs and Medical Herbalist at a London-based NHS practice During the seasons, our body can be challenged by viruses and bacteria, both of which cause infections, albeit of a different sort. We are lucky to have inbuilt defence mechanisms that protect us from invasion: our immune system and its many complex components. Every day we each inhale more than a 100 million different bacteria, according to the Medical Research Council[1]. To stop the…

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How to boost your immunity with Dr Clare Bailey

How to boost your immunity with Dr Clare Bailey

GP and co-creator of The Fast 800, Dr Clare Bailey discusses how to boost your immunity The recent outbreak of the Covid-19 coronavirus has shown us just how vulnerable we are to the emergence of new infectious diseases. The spread of novel viruses is a particular problem because we can’t rely on medicines to help us fight them. Our best defence is a fully active immune system. Your immune system is a complex army of cells which are there to…

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Supercharge your health

Supercharge your health

There has never been a better time to focus on our health and immunity. Helping to support your immune system will increase your chances of staying healthy and will help you to avoid nasty infections, bugs and illnesses. “Our immune system is an incredibly complex system involving many different parts of the body working synergistically together, on duty 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year,” comments Hannah Braye, technical advisor at Protexin, the manufacturers of…

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5 benefits of supplementing with a Multi Nutrient Formula

5 benefits of supplementing with a Multi Nutrient Formula

Promotion As part of our #7DaysofImmuneInspiration, FSC Supplements have shared their top 5 benefits of supplementing with a Multi Nutrient Formula such as FSC’s Cantamega, which contains 31 different vitamins, minerals, nutrients and herbs to help boost your immune system and fill in nutritional gaps in your diet. Top 5 Benefits of supplementing with a Multi Nutrient Formula They help you avoid and correct any nutritional deficiencies you may have- this may not prevent you from catching a cold, but…

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Tips for Managing Pain when you Travel

Tips for Managing Pain when you Travel

Advertisement Dealing with pain is a part of everyday life for millions of people. Studies suggest that anywhere between 11% and 40% of adults suffer from chronic pain, which is defined as experiencing pain over an extended period of time. Chronic pain can be caused by injury, nerve damage, certain autoimmune diseases or by fibromyalgia, a condition where sufferers experience pain all over their body without any apparent underlying cause. Whatever the source of the pain is, where quick and…

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ULU’s guide to purchasing CBD

ULU’s guide to purchasing CBD

Advertisement Whether you’re an experienced CBD user or a CBD newbee, ULU (www.ulu.com) have put together this guide to buying CBD oil to help you stay safe and informed. Understand the difference between CBD and THC Many people confuse CBD oil with THC, the product in cannabis that gets you high. CBD oil is not designed to get you high, but instead to help with relaxation, sleep and in some cases pain management. Any products sold in the UK containing above…

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This Month’s Top Picks

This Month’s Top Picks

Advertisement OrganiCup – The award-winning menstrual cup We’re on a journey to change the way periods affect our lives, our bodies and our environment. OrganiCup is the easier, healthier and greener period solution. No leaks, no worries: OrganiCup holds 3 big tampons worth and can be worn for up to 12 hours. Day and night. No dryness, no infections: OrganiCup is made of 100% soft, medical-grade silicone that doesn’t mess with your body. Save money, spare our planet: OrganiCup lasts…

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Acai Berry Tart with Lemon Custard

Acai Berry Tart with Lemon Custard

By nutritional therapist Christine Bailey These mini tarts can be prepared in advance and kept frozen until needed. Acai berry is a wonderful superfood exceptionally rich in antioxidants, particularly anthocyanins and flavonoids known to help reduce the signs of ageing and protect against chronic disease. They are contain plenty of B vitamins for combating stress and maintaining energy and minerals calcium, potassium and magnesium. Dried acai powder is particularly high in fibre to support cleansing of toxins and elimination. Makes…

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Raw Apple & Carrot Cake

Raw Apple & Carrot Cake

By nutritional therapist Christine Bailey A light, raw cake using lucuma and raw cacao to create a delicious sweet caramel flavour. Instead of using a large cake tin you could press the mixture into individual moulds. Makes 12 portions Preparation: 20 minutes Storage: Will keep in the fridge for 3 days Ingredients: 2 carrots, grated 2 apples, grated 115g pecans, finely ground 85g desiccated coconut 2 tbsp lucuma powder 2 tbsp raw cacao powder ½ tsp ground cinnamon Pinch of…

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Asian Seagreens Salad

Asian Seagreens Salad

By nutritional therapist Christine Bailey The combination of sea vegetables and salad greens tossed in an oriental inspired dressing creates a wonderful light and refreshing side dish. Bags of dried mixed sea vegetables are widely available and just require a little soaking before use. Sea vegetables are rich in vitamins and minerals including iodine for healthy thyroid function. Serves 4 Preparation time: 25 minutes Ingredients: 1 cup mixed sea vegetables, soaked for 15 minutes, drained Large handful of watercress or…

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