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Helios Homeopathy – Helios Hay Fever

Helios Homeopathy – Helios Hay Fever

Helios Hay Fever is a homeopathic medicinal product used within the homeopathic tradition for the symptomatic relief of hay fever. A common allergic condition that affects up to one in four people in the UK, symptoms of hay fever include runny nose, nasal congestion, sneezing, cough, itchy nose, fatigue and sore, itchy and/or watery eyes. Containing allium cepa, euphrasia and sabadilla, this homeopathic medicinal remedy provides quick, effective relief from hay fever symptoms – without any unwanted side effects. Allium…

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Nelsons – Calendula Cream

Nelsons – Calendula Cream

Nelsons has been providing natural healthcare products to the general public since 1860 and today are the UK’s leading natural healthcare provider. Nelsons is also Europe’s longest established homeopathic manufacturer and the brand’s passion is producing holistic products to help with everyday common ailments and to maintain good skin. I tested their Calendula cream, a multi-purpose cream for rough, dry, flaky and chapped skin. The cream features the purest extracts from the calendula (marigold) plant, the bold sunshine yellow flower…

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Balance your Blood Sugar

Balance your Blood Sugar

How to control blood sugar levels, naturally High blood sugar levels can lead to a number of health issues and can have a negative impact on our weight, energy, mood, brain function and hormones. If blood sugar levels are too high in the short term it can lead to Type 2 diabetes, which can lead to serious health complications in the long term, including cardiovascular disease, kidney disease and eye, nerve and muscle disorders. “Constant high blood sugar can lead…

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Natural Anti-Ageing Skin Solutions

Natural Anti-Ageing Skin Solutions

Ageing is inevitable, but there are steps we can take to help prevent our skin from ageing prematurely and there are all-natural extracts which can lend a helping hand too. We’ve spoken to a number of natural skincare experts for their advice. Preventative Measures So how can we prevent our skin from ageing prematurely? Green People’s cosmetic scientist Ian Taylor recommends quitting smoking and drinking more water, as well as limiting your exposure to sunlight: “These can all help to…

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Beneficial Bacteria

Beneficial Bacteria

Exploring the role of gut bacteria in digestion When we hear the word bacteria, it generally conjures up negative connotations, but bacteria are particularly important when it comes to our health. Nutritional therapist Penny Shaw, brand quality manager at G&G Vitamins, explains: “Gut bacteria are responsible for building the body’s immune system, digestion, normalise bowel movement, influence weight and mental performance.” “100 trillion bacteria populate the human gut, a number that is 10 times greater than the number of cells…

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Raspberry Ripple Ice Cream

Raspberry Ripple Ice Cream

By nutritional therapist Christine Bailey Rich and creamy, this quick ice cream is packed with superfoods to give your skin a glow. Berry powder and raspberries are packed with antioxidants to help protect the skin from free radical damage. The addition of kefir provides beneficial bacteria to support digestive health, liver health and lower inflammation which can all help improve the appearance of your skin.  If not available, use natural yoghurt instead. (serves 4) Ingredients: 300g frozen or fresh raspberries…

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Creamy Salt and Vinegar Kale Crisps

Creamy Salt and Vinegar Kale Crisps

By nutritional therapist Christine Bailey A wonderful healthy snack and an easy way to cram more greens in your diet. These can be made in the oven or if you have a dehydrator you can dehydrate these overnight for a crispier texture. Using cashew nuts provides protein and zinc – important skin nutrients. Kale is an ideal cleansing leafy green vegetable, high in folate, iron (which promotes healthy red bloods cells), calcium and manganese. You’ll also find more than half…

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Chicken Burrito Bowl with Avocado Mango Salsa

Chicken Burrito Bowl with Avocado Mango Salsa

By nutritional therapist Christine Bailey Jazz up your salads with this delicious spicy chicken bowl.  The sweet salsa is packed with healthy monounsaturated fats and protein with the addition of avocado, plus vitamin C and carotenoids from the mango. Vitamin C rich foods help support the production of collagen to keep the skin soft and smooth while the healthy fats nourish the skin cells. Mango and leafy greens are a good source of carotenoids which the body converts to vitamin…

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Avocado Tropical Cleanse

Avocado Tropical Cleanse

By nutritional therapist Christine Bailey For glowing skin, you need to keep your body hydrated and nourished with healthy fats. The cucumber and coconut water provides plenty of water and electrolytes while the greens and fruits supply protective antioxidants and vitamin C for boosting collagen production. Using avocado in a smoothie not only gives the drink a lovely creamy texture but crams in healthy anti-inflammatory fats too. (serves 2) Ingredients: 1/2 cucumber 200ml coconut water Handful of chopped kale or…

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Have you tried Nootropics?

Have you tried Nootropics?

By medical nutritionist Dr Sarah Brewer, an expert in food, herbs and supplements Nootropics is one of the fastest growing areas in nutritional medicine. Essentially, a nootropic is a ‘smart’ supplement that aims to improve your focus and ability to think straight. While a single nootropic is often helpful on its own, they are usually blended together in a brain ‘stack’, and taking them is known as ‘stacking’. These terms are borrowed from the world of elite sports nutrition. Combining…

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