Avocado Tropical Cleanse

Avocado Tropical Cleanse

By nutritional therapist Christine Bailey For glowing skin, you need to keep your body hydrated and nourished with healthy fats. The cucumber and coconut water provides plenty of water and electrolytes while the greens and fruits supply protective antioxidants and vitamin C for boosting collagen production. Using avocado in a smoothie not only gives the drink a lovely creamy texture but crams in healthy anti-inflammatory fats too. (serves 2) Ingredients: 1/2 cucumber 200ml coconut water Handful of chopped kale or…

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Have you tried Nootropics?

Have you tried Nootropics?

By medical nutritionist Dr Sarah Brewer, an expert in food, herbs and supplements Nootropics is one of the fastest growing areas in nutritional medicine. Essentially, a nootropic is a ‘smart’ supplement that aims to improve your focus and ability to think straight. While a single nootropic is often helpful on its own, they are usually blended together in a brain ‘stack’, and taking them is known as ‘stacking’. These terms are borrowed from the world of elite sports nutrition. Combining…

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Energy Boost!

Energy Boost!

Spring brings a massive energy surge in nature, but how can we feel recharged and refreshed?  Nutritionist Esther Mills-Roberts explains… The cold season’s over. With its stodge and podge, less sunlight hours, it’s a breath of fresh air to be seeing the sun and feeling like nature is waking up. So how can we make the most of this springtime energy charge? Too Good to be Forgotten With enthusiasm for all things phytonutrient rich and colourful, such as fresh fruit,…

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This Month’s Top Picks

This Month’s Top Picks

Advertisement From Birth and Beyond Welcoming a baby into the world is an exciting time for any new parent, but it can be full of unwelcome stresses too. Bio-Kult Infantis has been helping ensure your little bundle of joy stays in optimum health with a unique multi-strain formula that has been designed specifically for infants, toddlers and young children. Bio-Kult Infantis has been helping mums (and dads) with tiny human issues such as eczema and colic. In a randomised controlled…

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Optima – Aloe Dent Activated Charcoal Toothpaste

Optima – Aloe Dent Activated Charcoal Toothpaste

From a young age we are taught to brush our teeth twice a day for healthy teeth and gums, and to brush our teeth using a chemical-free toothpaste, but of course we want to ensure that it tastes nice, with the average person having 10,000 taste buds. This Aloe Dent Activated Charcoal Toothpaste is free from fluoride and SLS (sodium lauryl sulfate) and is suitable for vegetarians and vegans, which is made quite clear on the packaging. Don’t let the…

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Green People – Orange Blossom Exfoliator

Green People – Orange Blossom Exfoliator

“This skin-purifying facial exfoliator gently removes dull, dry and dead skin to instantly revive the complexion and promote the absorption of moisturisers. Enriched with Pomegranate, Rosehip and Bentonite clay, it gently refines, detoxes and revitalises your skin.” If you’re anything like me, finding the correct skin care is a struggle – and time consuming, endlessly scrolling through different websites reading the reviews and weighing up “this one is cheaper, but this one has an extra 0.5 in the rating” – then…

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Hope’s Relief – Intensive Dry Skin Rescue Cream

Hope’s Relief – Intensive Dry Skin Rescue Cream

Hope’s Relief has been formulated over 35 years of research and was originally created by a naturopath for her own daughter. It’s now an award-winning brand and Australia’s number one natural eczema cream. Hope’s Relief is an all-natural moisturising cream specially formulated for use on dry skin, eczema, psoriasis and dermatitis. It deeply nourishes and rehydrates the skin leaving it smooth and supple, but also helps repair the skin’s natural barrier to prevent moisture from escaping. The cream is packed…

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Orange Blueberry Muffins

Orange Blueberry Muffins

By nutritional therapist Christine Bailey These fabulously moist paleo muffins are packed with antioxidant-rich blueberries. The muffins also contain olive oil, which keeps them lovely and soft. Oranges and blueberries provide plenty of vitamin C and antioxidants, which have been shown to stimulate the flow of blood and oxygen to the brain, thereby keeping the brain sharp as well as supporting immune health. (makes 10 muffins) Ingredients: 50ml olive oil, plus extra for greasing 190g almond butter or cashew nut…

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Supplements for High Cholesterol

Supplements for High Cholesterol

By medical nutritionist Dr Sarah Brewer, an expert in food, herbs and supplements Cholesterol is waxy substance needed to synthesise hormones, vitamin D, bile acids and cell membranes. Although it is vital for health, cholesterol imbalances, in which levels of ‘good’ HDL cholesterol are reduced and ‘bad’ non-HDL cholesterol are raised, are associated with furring up of the arteries – especially where dietary intakes of antioxidants form fruit and vegetables are less than ideal. Cholesterol lowering medication in the form…

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Sweet Potato Chips with Avocado Ranch Dip

Sweet Potato Chips with Avocado Ranch Dip

By nutritional therapist Christine Bailey These lightly spiced chips are perfect for dunking into this deliciously creamy dip. They are ideal as a snack or side dish to a main meal.  You can use milk or coconut kefir in dips and dressings as an easy way to cram in more beneficial bacteria, but if this is not available use yoghurt instead. Sweet potatoes are also a useful source of soluble fibre to support healthy blood sugar levels and digestive health….

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