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Peach, Rose Water and Lemon Face Mask

Peach, Rose Water and Lemon Face Mask

Beauty insiders Janey Hayward and Susie Prichard-Casey have just released a new book Pretty as a Peach, featuring over 75 natural beauty recipes for radiant skin, hair and nails. From foot balms to body scrubs, cleansers to hair conditions, lip tints to blushers, it contains simple homemade, eco-friendly recipes so you can make them all at home. We’re lucky to be able to share one of the recipes from the book, so you can make your own peach, rose water…

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Top Foods to help your Skin Glow this Winter

Top Foods to help your Skin Glow this Winter

By Jamie Costello, a nutritional sciences student As we enter the winter months, the weather becomes harsh and our skin begins to crack. Strong, cold winds and thrashing snow across your face can really take a toll on the skin that we did so well to maintain during the summer. Don’t worry though, as there are plenty of nutritional foods that you can consume to help fight back and keep your skin looking healthier than ever this season. Carrots Packed…

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Introducing Orkani Skincare

Introducing Orkani Skincare

Orkani Skincare originated from the passion of its founder, Ilham Soulkani, for nature and its beneficial role in skincare. From its humble beginnings, with a teenage Ilham producing her own skincare products in Morocco, to establishing her brand as one priding itself on delivering the best products and customer service to its clients. Ilham’s mission is to provide solutions to skincare problems, using pure, organic and unrefined ingredients, which bring people back to nature. Ilham has received qualifications from the…

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What are Probiotics and their Benefit to Health?

What are Probiotics and their Benefit to Health?

By Jamie Costello, a nutritional sciences student Probiotics are live microorganisms that can be found in fermented foods or supplements. When we think of bacteria, we tend to default to the idea that they are bad for us. However, probiotics are different. They can provide “good” bacteria to your gut, helping to maintain a healthy balance for your digestive system. Doctors and health experts recommend probiotics as part as a healthy lifestyle. Here’s a guide to what probiotics are and…

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The Importance of Vitamin D

The Importance of 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 during autumn and winter, and for children to take one all-year round. Dr Louis Levy, head of nutrition science at PHE, said: “A healthy, balanced diet and short bursts of sunshine will mean most people get all the vitamin D they need in…

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Lowering Cholesterol with Plant Sterols

Lowering Cholesterol with Plant Sterols

By dietitian nutritionist Gretchen Vannice, head of global nutrition education for Wiley’s Finest Most of us are familiar with cholesterol. We get cholesterol in our food and our bodies make cholesterol. In fact, our bodies make all the cholesterol we need so we don’t have to eat it, but many of us like to eat foods that contain cholesterol; it’s found in meats, dairy foods, and eggs. We need cholesterol but not too much. Cholesterol is very important in human…

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Strawberry Jam Mug Cake

Strawberry Jam Mug Cake

By nutritional therapist Christine Bailey This is a wonderful treat made in the microwave for a speedy option. Choose a pure fruit spread without added sugars for the jam. Top with some yoghurt or dairy free yoghurt for a probiotic boost. (makes 1 mug cake) Ingredients: 1 tbsp xylitol 1 tbsp olive oil or melted dairy free spread 1 egg (or flax egg made with 1 tbsp ground flaxseed and 3 tbsp water) 2 tbsp dairy free milk ½ tsp vanilla…

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Vietnamese Chicken

Vietnamese Chicken

By nutritional therapist Christine Bailey A low carb, high protein option ideal for an energising lunch or light evening meal. Quick and simple to prepare. You can spoon into crisp lettuce leaves and drizzle over a little chilli sauce for a spicy kick. (serves 2) Ingredients: 200g chicken, cut into dice 1 tbsp olive oil 1 small red onion, diced 1 green pepper, deseeded and diced 1 tbsp grated root ginger 1 red chilli, deseeded and diced Handful of coriander…

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Creamy Prawn Tikka Masala

Creamy Prawn Tikka Masala

By nutritional therapist Christine Bailey A mild creamy curry with just a little spice. This classic recipe can be easily adapted for a vegetarian option with some chunks of tofu or a can of chickpeas. (serves 4) Ingredients for the marinade: 2 garlic cloves 2cm piece of root ginger, peeled and roughly chopped 3 tbsp dairy free yoghurt 1 tsp smoked paprika 1 tsp garam masala ½ tsp ground turmeric 2 tsp lemon juice ½ tsp sea salt 450g raw prawns (defrosted…

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Broccoli, Fennel and Pear Soup

Broccoli, Fennel and Pear Soup

By nutritional therapist Christine Bailey This is a beautiful light yet creamy tasting soup. The addition of pear provides a natural sweetness to this soup and plenty of additional fibre to keep you feeling fuller for longer. (serves 2) Ingredients: 1 tbsp olive oil 1 small onion, chopped 1 garlic clove 150g broccoli, chopped 1 fennel bulb, chopped 1 pear, cored and chopped 600ml vegetable stock Olive oil for drizzling Method: Heat the olive oil in a large pan and…

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