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Mango Lime Sorbet

Mango Lime Sorbet

By nutritional therapist Christine Bailey Packed with vitamin C to support collagen production, this is such a simple recipe with only four ingredients. If you have a high speed blender or food processor you can make instant sorbet by using frozen mango chunks. If not simply blend up the ingredients and freeze until firm. (serves 4) Ingredients: 5 fresh mint leaves 2 tbsp lime juice 4 tbsp orange juice 400g frozen mango chunks Method: Place the mint leaves, lime juice…

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Roasted Tomato & Red Pepper Soup

Roasted Tomato & Red Pepper Soup

By nutritional therapist Christine Bailey A simple, refreshing summer soup. Little preparation involved – just chop up the tomatoes and peppers and roast until golden. Blending in the can of beans provides protein and fibre and makes the soup deliciously creamy. This could also be served cold. Tomatoes are a good source of vitamin C and all of the major carotenoids, especially lycopene. These carotenoids help reduce damage to the skin and may prevent wrinkling. (serves 2) Ingredients: 2 red…

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Vegan Nori Sushi Bowl

Vegan Nori Sushi Bowl

By nutritional therapist Christine Bailey A great dish for using up leftovers in the fridge. Use leftover cooked quinoa or rice or for a lower carb version use cauliflower rice. Avocados are rich in monounsaturated fats and the antioxidant vitamin E that helps protect your skin from oxidative damage. (serves 2) Ingredients: 100g firm tofu, cut into large cubes 2 tbsp tamari soy sauce 1 tbsp coconut oil or olive oil Handful of chopped kale ½ red onion, diced 80g…

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Chilli Glazed Salmon With Cucumber Lime Salad

Chilli Glazed Salmon With Cucumber Lime Salad

By nutritional therapist Christine Bailey In this dish fillets of salmon are marinated in a tangy Asian style dressing and accompanied by a light refreshing cucumber salad. Fatty fish, such as salmon, are excellent foods for healthy skin. Rich in omega 3 fats to keep your skin thick, supple and moisturized. (serves 2) Ingredients: 1 pickled chilli, drained 2 garlic cloves, crushed 1 tbsp tamari soy sauce 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar 2 tbsp coconut sugar 2 salmon fillets, boneless…

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The Benefits of CBD

The Benefits of CBD

By medical nutritionist Dr Sarah Brewer, an expert in food, herbs and supplements CBD oil, or cannabidiol oil, is an increasingly popular supplement that is extracted from industrial hemp plants. CBD is used to promote relaxation, sleep and feelings of general wellbeing. It also has beneficial effects against pain. How does CBD work? Cannabidiol oil interacts with your own endocannabinoid system, whose pathways are involved in regulating mood, appetite and sleep as well as reducing pain perception. CBD is also…

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Six Skin Supplements

Six Skin Supplements

With so many formulations to choose from, which supplements can help you achieve healthy skin? Esther Mills-Roberts reveals all… It’s easy to think that skin is simple, but in truth, it’s a brilliant feat of bioengineering. Human skin acts as a barrier, helping to protect the body from physical damage, harmful substances, microbial invasion and radiation. The skin also helps to keep water loss to a minimum, regulate body temperature and maintain healthy immune function. The skin can be negatively…

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How to Combat UTIs

How to Combat UTIs

Women are more susceptible to urinary tract infections (UTIs) than men, and this is due to our anatomy. Women’s urethra are approximately 1.5 inches, whereas in a man, the urethra is approximately 8 inches – this means bacteria have a much shorter distance to travel, and women are at greater risk from bacteria that cause UTIs. Menopausal women may also be more susceptible because declining oestrogen levels may affect elasticity of the bladder and urinary flow. Symptoms of UTIs can…

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Natural Sleep Remedies

Natural Sleep Remedies

Sleep is essential for our overall health and wellbeing. Here are the best natural remedies to help you get enough quality shut eye…  We have all experienced difficulty falling asleep, and many people struggle to stay asleep too – but not getting enough shut eye each night can be detrimental to our health and wellbeing. Even a short period of sleep deprivation can cause irritability, memory lapses, cognitive impairment, impaired judgement and inability to focus. “Poor sleep can have a…

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Summer Skin and Hair

Summer Skin and Hair

We ask the experts for their top tips to help you care for your skin and hair this summer…  It’s finally here, our favourite season of the year – summer. With its glorious sunshine, bright blue skies and longer days, it’s when we tend to spend the most time outdoors, whether relaxing, eating or keeping active. Whilst it is a fabulous time of the year, you need to consider the health of your skin and hair. The sun’s powerful rays…

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Why you need Vitamin D

Why you need 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 from October to April, and for children to take one all-year round. “Vitamin D is one of the most essential vitamins we can supplement, owing to our increasingly indoor lifestyles and the fact that food sources of the vitamin are limited,” comments…

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