Atlantic Aromatics – Massage Blend No. 29

Atlantic Aromatics – Massage Blend No. 29

‘Atlantic Aromatics massage oils are blended in small batches to ensure freshness, using the finest quality essential oils and cold pressed unrefined sweet almond oil.’ Atlantic Aromatics are one of the leading specialists in the supply of organic essential oils. As well as essential oils, carrier orals and floral waters, they have developed ranges of aromatic massage oils and pure essential oil blends, with their own unique formulations. I tried one of their Massage Blends, No.29. As soon as I…

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This Month’s Top Picks

This Month’s Top Picks

Advertisement Live Life Lighter Lepicol Lighter is a multi-award winning, scientifically developed, natural food supplement which could assist weight loss. The extra pounds aren’t always down to over consumption and lack of exercise.  Did you know that the bacteria in our guts could influence food cravings and how much weight we gain? Lepicol Lighter contains glucomannan, which in the context of an energy restricted diet contributes to weight loss, chromium to help maintain blood glucose levels and 7 strains of…

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Top Tips to Naturally Reduce Inflammation

Top Tips to Naturally Reduce Inflammation

Inflammation is a word often associated with sore, painful and swollen joints, which are usually red in colour and hot to touch, but inflammation can occur anywhere in the body. People are often under this misconception that inflammation is a bad thing, but it’s not necessarily so. Inflammation is a healing process, it’s your body’s attempt at self-protection. Inflammation occurs when your body is trying to kill any harmful stimuli, including irritants, pathogens and damaged cells, and is trying to…

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Why you need a Vitamin D Supplement

Why you need a Vitamin D Supplement

By medical nutritionist Dr Sarah Brewer, an expert in food, herbs and supplements Public Health England recommends that everyone over the age of one year should take a daily supplement providing 10mcg vitamin D during autumn and winter. This is the minimum needed to prevent deficiency disease based on its role in calcium and phosphorus absorption to maintain healthy bones. Recent headlines were misleading A recent review of vitamin D published in the journal Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology claimed that vitamin D…

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Superberry Protein Balls

Superberry Protein Balls

By nutritional therapist Christine Bailey These are a popular snack for children and a great energising boost before or after a workout. Perfect as an afternoon pick me up or when you fancy a sweet treat. Make a batch of these and store them in the fridge or freezer. (makes 20 balls) Ingredients: 220g nut butter e.g cashew nut, almond or peanut butter 2 tbsp coconut oil melted 3 tbsp xylitol or 1-2tsp granulated stevia to taste 4 tbsp coconut…

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Baked Plums & Figs with Spices

Baked Plums & Figs with Spices

By nutritional therapist Christine Bailey An easy to prepare recipe. Roasting the plums and figs give them plenty of flavour and creates a delicious healthy sweet treat. Serve these with nut cream or yoghurt as a light breakfast or snack. (serves 4) Ingredients: 4 plums, halved stone removed 4 fresh figs, halved 250ml red grape juice 2 cinnamon sticks ½ tsp ground cinnamon 4 star anise Method: Heat oven to 180C/fan 160C/gas 4. Arrange the plums and figs in a…

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Green Energy Soup

Green Energy Soup

By nutritional therapist Christine Bailey Light and refreshing, this is simple soup to prepare and perfect for when time is short. Adding cashew nuts to the soup creates a wonderful creamy texture and provides protein and healthy fats too. (serves 4) Ingredients: 500ml vegetable stock ½ onion finely chopped 200g frozen peas 200g spinach or kale chopped 50g cashew nuts 1 garlic clove crushed ¼ tsp sea salt Black pepper to taste 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar 2 tsp tamari…

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Overnight Bircher Bowl

Overnight Bircher Bowl

By nutritional therapist Christine Bailey This is such an easy recipe and the variations are endless. For a protein boost, blend in a scoop of protein powder. Stirring in a spoonful of tahini is a great way to boost your intake of calcium and magnesium too. (serves 1) Ingredients: ½ banana 75ml almond milk 2 tsp raw cacao powder 1 scoop plain protein powder 1 tsp tahini ½ tsp cinnamon 30g mixed seeds or nuts 2 tbsp gluten free oats…

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Winter Wellness Wonders

Winter Wellness Wonders

With the change in seasons, it’s time to focus on your health. Esther Mills-Roberts reveals the natural remedies that can help… Dark days, biting winds, the possibility of snow, the stress that the festive season brings, the change in our diets and the fact that we are often cooped up indoors, all means that we need to focus on our health during the winter months. Thankfully, there are some fantastic natural health solutions. Digest this! In the change from warmer…

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How to Support your Body’s Natural Detoxing Methods

How to Support your Body’s Natural Detoxing Methods

We reveal our top tips on how to detox and cleanse the body naturally… If you’re feeling sluggish after the Christmas season, you may be thinking about doing a detox. When we think of a cleanse or detox, we immediately think of an extreme short-term diet, like a one-week juice plan, but detoxification is an ongoing natural process in the body. Nutritional therapist Hannah Braye, technical advisor at Probiotics International Ltd (Protexin), explains: “Detoxification is a naturally occurring process taking place…

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