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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Smoked Salmon with Sweet Potato Apple Rosti

Smoked Salmon with Sweet Potato Apple Rosti

By nutritional therapist Christine Bailey Salmon is a great source of omega-3 fats important for skin health and lowering inflammation. Top with yogurt to provide some healthy beneficial bacteria too. (serves 2) Ingredients for rosti: 1 sweet potato, 200g 1 apple 1 egg 15g almond flour Pinch of sea salt Black pepper 1 tbsp coconut oil 2 large slices smoked salmon For herbed yoghurt: 60g plain yoghurt or coconut yoghurt 1 tbsp chopped coriander 1 tbsp chopped mint 1 tsp…

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Natural & Organic Baby Care

Natural & Organic Baby Care

Natural and non-toxic baby care products are an easy way to protect your little one… You want to give your baby the best possible start in life, it’s only natural. Having a baby is a life changing experience and as a parent you want to care for your child as best as you can. It is this precious time when people seek out natural products as they become aware of what they are providing their baby. Skin Solutions Baby skin…

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How Healing your Gut can Heal your Brain

How Healing your Gut can Heal your Brain

By Shann Nix Jones If you suffer from IBS, you may also be dealing with depression and/or anxiety. This isn’t too surprising; after all, IBS is a debilitating condition, that might well cause you to feel depressed or anxious. But the connection between IBS, depression and anxiety runs deeper than that. Here’s the real kicker, revealed by recent science – if you’re currently struggling with anxiety or depression, you also have a greater chance of developing IBS within the year….

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Cream of Sweet Potato Soup

Cream of Sweet Potato Soup

Recipe from Cooking with Turmeric by Garance Leureux Every bit as versatile as wheat flour – but far less likely to aggravate sensitive stomachs – oat flour is a life-saving substitute for anyone trying to switch to gluten-free. Here it’s used as a thickener, adding creamy texture to this comforting potato soup. And, unlike its wheaty counterpart, this light and lovely substitute is guaranteed not to weigh you down. (serves 4) Ingredients: 500g/1 pound sweet potatoes 500ml/2 cups oat milk…

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Foraging for Facewashes: Herbs that can help your Skin

Foraging for Facewashes: Herbs that can help your Skin

Want to look after your skin naturally? Herbalist Henriette Kress, author of Practical Herbs 1 & 2, recommends making your own herbal face wash…  Herbal face washes are great! They’re nourishing, cleansing, drying, moistening, they can reduce inflammation or scar tissue, and stinging nettles is even rumoured to work against wrinkles! Here are a few herbs to choose from, singly or in various blends: – Burdock leaf for eczema – Chickweed to soothe irritated skin – Calendula for general skin health…

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This Month’s Top Picks

This Month’s Top Picks

Advertisement What’s your gut feeling? The immune system can often need some extra help to fight bugs, and illnesses. Up to 70% of our immune cells are located in the gut, and supported by a strong microflora. Therefore, one strategy to support the body’s natural immunity in order to prevent initial infection and reduce the need for antibiotics is to consider regular consumption of fermented foods or live bacteria supplements. Bio-Kult is a scientifically developed, advanced multi-strain formula containing 14 live bacterial…

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Green People Spice & Root Hand Cream

Green People Spice & Root Hand Cream

After a long hard winter with bitter cold and blowing winds, spring is finally here with temperatures soaring this week. It’s that time of year (if not a month late) where we dig out our short sleeve tops and denim shorts from under the bed to get that all-important vitamin D. Spice & Root, Ginger & Lemongrass hand cream from Green People is helping to nourish my dry hands and bring them back to life by making them silky smooth….

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Wellwoman Pomegranate & Cranberry Vitamin Drink

Wellwoman Pomegranate & Cranberry Vitamin Drink

The latest product to hit the shelves from the renowned Wellwoman Vitabiotics range is the delicious Pomegranate & Cranberry Vitamin Drink. Jam packed with goodness, it comes in a 250ml can, which is not only refreshing, but the vitamin drink is filled with plenty of iron, vitamins B6 and B12, contributing to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue and supporting normal function of the immune system. The cans are tastefully packaged in a tall aluminium can having used the primary…

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