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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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Motion Nutrition – Unplug: Ease your Mind

Motion Nutrition – Unplug: Ease your Mind

‘This night-time nootropic contributes to normal psychological and cognitive function, normal functioning of the nervous system, normal production of thyroid hormones and normal DNA synthesis.’ Motion Nutrition are known as a sports nutrition brand, but they are far more than that. They are all about living an active lifestyle and provide nutritional support with the aim to help you live an active and healthy life. From brain health nootropics that support your mental wellbeing to organic sports supplements, they have…

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How to Beat Feelings of Stress and Anxiety

How to Beat Feelings of Stress and Anxiety

How to alleviate anxiety and stress naturally… Some people thrive on a little stress as it stimulates one to achieve, but if you find yourself constantly stressed or anxious in a way in which it is excessive that’s when there is a problem. Chronic stress, anxiety and worry can have devastating effects on our heath and can trigger a number of illnesses too. “We are often anxious in our lives, especially if we are worrying about someone or something. However,…

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Dandelion Mocha Swirl Cheesecake

Dandelion Mocha Swirl Cheesecake

By nutritional therapist Christine Bailey Dandelion root is a popular alternative to coffee. It is also known for its bile supporting properties making it ideal for digestive health. Here it is combined with raw cacao to create a delicious indulgent tasting raw tart. (serves 12) Ingredients for the base: 150g pecan nuts 50g almonds 30g raw cacao 115g soft dates, chopped 1 tbsp coconut oil For the caramel layer: 150g cashew nuts, soaked for 2-4 hours then drained 150g coconut…

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Best Supplements for Type 2 Diabetes

Best Supplements for Type 2 Diabetes

By medical nutritionist Dr Sarah Brewer, an expert in food, herbs and supplements Type 2 diabetes is a complex condition that can be improved by nutritional approaches. Following a wholegrain, high-fibre, low-glycaemic, Mediterranean-style diet that focusses on vegetables, berries, nuts, seeds, fish and olive oil is ideal. The good news is that dark chocolate, cocoa powder and spices such as cinnamon, ginger, fenugreek, turmeric, cumin and coriander all have some evidence for improving glucose control too. While diet should always…

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Fennel & Poppy Seed Crispbreads

Fennel & Poppy Seed Crispbreads

By nutritional therapist Christine Bailey Nut and seed crispbreads packed with healing minerals including zinc and the addition of fennel seeds can help alleviate bloating and flatulence. Serve with spreads or use to accompany salads and soups. These will keep well in an airtight container for one week. (makes 12 crackers) Ingredients: 60g almonds 60g cashew nuts 1 tbsp coconut flour 30g pumpkin seeds 30g sunflower seeds 30g sesame seeds 2 tbsp poppy seeds 2 tbsp fennel seeds ½ tsp…

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Fantastic Phytonutrients

Fantastic Phytonutrients

We’ve come a long way since vitamins were first discovered. Now we know about a plethora of phytonutrients that are wonderful for health. Esther Mills-Roberts explains… Nature is truly amazing. It’s health gifts to us are abundant, and they proudly proclaim it. Whether it’s fruits, herbs or vegetables, we can harness a whole host of useful health substances for our good. So, which phytonutrients should we be focusing on? Grape Seed Extract and Pine Bark Both grape seed and pine…

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Creamy Turmeric Kefir

Creamy Turmeric Kefir

By nutritional therapist Christine Bailey A delicious creamy anti-inflammatory shake. Turmeric is one of the most potent natural anti-inflammatory spices available. Pineapple especially the core contains bromelain to support digestion and lower inflammation. Using kefir is a great way to support the gut with beneficial bacteria. (serves 1) Ingredients: ¼ tsp grated fresh ginger ½ tsp grated fresh turmeric or ¼ ground turmeric 150g pineapple 1 tsp coconut oil 1 tsp shelled hemp seeds 1 tbsp lemon juice 250ml coconut…

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Summer Beauty

Summer Beauty

Discover how to take care of your skin and hair naturally this summer… We all look forward to the summer, when the days are longer, temperature hotter and the skies are sunnier. Whilst you’re enjoying all the sunshine, it’s worth considering the health of your skin and hair. The sun’s powerful rays can do some serious damage. “While getting out in the sun is important for a variety of reasons, prolonged sun exposure can contribute to skin and hair irritation…

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BetterYou – Magnesium Sleep Lotion

BetterYou – Magnesium Sleep Lotion

‘A magnesium-rich formula designed to relax body and mind, for a restful night’s sleep.’  When I was sent two bottles of BetterYou’s new Magnesium Sleep Lotion to try, I have to admit that I was really excited. It seems that the older I get, the more I struggle to sleep – and it’s been a real problem in recent weeks. I’ve been struggling to fall asleep and during the night I find myself waking up every few hours. So when…

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