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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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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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Back to School Health

Back to School Health

How to support your child’s immunity ready for the new school year… After a long summer break, it’s time for the kids to head back to school and focus on classes, sports and extra curricular activities – to be able to do this successfully, their health needs to be in tip-top condition. The new school year tends to be the start of a cycle of illnesses, including colds, flu and stomach bugs, thanks to the number of youngsters all in one room,…

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Natural Tips for Winter Skin Care

Natural Tips for Winter Skin Care

Discover how to look after your skin this winter, naturally…  The harsh weather of winter makes this season a particularly challenging time for our skin, especially if it is already sensitive and prone to dryness. The drop in temperature outside paired with the hot central heating inside can adversely affect the natural moisture barrier functions of the skin, resulting in dry, flaky skin. This extreme contrast of temperature can also make the skin more sensitive and more likely to flare-up….

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Four Ways to Reduce the Symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Four Ways to Reduce the Symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Today is Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Awareness Day, which is a day dedicated to creating awareness about the disorder. Dr Marilyn Glenville, the UK’s leading nutritionist and author of The Natural Health Bible for Women (www.marilynglenville.com), explains: “Although PTSD is a mental disorder that develops after someone has experienced a traumatic event in their life, it is important to think about how we might be able to help reduce the symptoms and the duration of those symptoms by helping…

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Lepicol – Lighter

Lepicol – Lighter

‘Lepicol Lighter is a high fibre product containing seven strains of live bacteria, chromium, an essential mineral that helps the maintenance of normal blood glucose levels, glucomannan, a plant fibre which contributes to weight loss and psyllium husk, which contributes to maintaining normal bowel transit.’ Manufactured by Probiotics International Ltd (Protexin), the makers of Bio-Kult and Lepicol, Lepicol Lighter contains seven strains of live bacteria to help support your gut flora. It also contains psyllium husk to support bowel movements,…

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