Mocha Mushroom Smoothie

Mocha Mushroom Smoothie

By nutritional therapist Christine Bailey This is an amazing rejuvenation smoothie. I have included lion’s main mushroom powder which has been studied for its ability to support neuron health and growth. You can also find mixed mushroom powders which are equally delicious. You can serve this warm using hot coffee if you wish. Serves 2 Preparation time: 5 minutes Ingredients: 30g chocolate protein powder 1 tbsp raw cacao powder ½ tsp ground cinnamon 1 tbsp almond nut butter 1 tbsp…

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A Guide to Probiotics

A Guide to Probiotics

By medical nutritionist Dr Sarah Brewer, an expert in food, herbs and supplements Probiotics are live bacteria which provide health benefits. While most of their effects occur within the intestinal tract, probiotics also stimulate immunity and new research suggests they even influence our psychological health. The most commonly used probiotic organisms are strains of Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium. These have been researched and show clinical benefits although no health claims are currently authorised within the EU – not because they have…

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Small, Simple Steps

Small, Simple Steps

Nutritional therapist Kaye Osborne shares five small steps to better health… Does Christmas seem like a long time ago already? Have your New Year resolutions been thrown out along with the Christmas tree? Well, you’re certainly not alone.  Almost all of us start the year with great intentions, wanting to eat more healthily, get fitter, shed a few pounds or rid ourselves of any unsightly muffin tops. Frustratingly, making nutritional and lifestyle changes can be really difficult, especially if you…

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Natural Bathroom Cabinet

Natural Bathroom Cabinet

Swap your usual toiletries this spring for these natural alternatives picked by our expert Janey Lee Grace Spring is almost here, meaning it’s time for a good old spring clean! It’s also a time when we often resolve to adopt better habits in our personal care. Is there something you have been putting off for ages? Have you been meaning to try out a natural deodorant? Or swap your usual skincare for natural versions? Maybe like me you need to…

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Superfood Boost

Superfood Boost

Give your diet a boost with these nutrient-dense superfoods… The term superfood has been under scrutiny in recent years, with many arguing that there’s no such thing as a superfood. It’s true that it was a term cleverly coined by marketers to promote certain ingredients in products – but there are foods that are packed with nutrients such as antioxidants, vitamins and minerals, which can be beneficial to health. “A ‘superfood’ is a food which naturally contains high amounts of…

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Weight Control

Weight Control

Your weight can have a huge impact on your health. Here’s how to manage your weight, safely and naturally… To ensure you stay healthy, it’s important to watch your weight. Being overweight can negatively impact so many aspects of health and can increase your risk of conditions such as heart disease, diabetes and stroke. “Weight management can be challenging for many individuals because there are a number of other factors which may complicate ability to maintain optimal weight,” comments nutritional…

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ULU – A new CBD company to help U love U

ULU – A new CBD company to help U love U

Promotion ULU – U love U is a unique new CBD range that promotes positivity and mental wellbeing. Stress is well-known as a silent killer, and to help banish it, ULU has introduced a new selection of high-quality CBD products that are specifically targeted at those who lead hectic, busy and stressful lives. ULU is a purely herbal supplement made from the hemp plant, which can help you think more clearly, put things in perspective, and sleep soundly at night,…

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This Month’s Top Picks

This Month’s Top Picks

Advertisement  The Natural Way to Protect your Skin This award-winning and rejuvenating Antioxidant Facial Oil contains a blend of three rich oils: Rosehip Seed, Cranberry Seed and Sacha Inchi – each with unique qualities to combat the skin-damaging effects of urban living. Light, quickly absorbed, with a nice natural scent from essential oils of rose geranium and lavender. Great for moisturising, nourishing and protecting the skin. For more information visit www.riohealth.co.uk or www.riorosa.co.uk   Garden of Life Microbiome Formula Mood…

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New Year Detox

New Year Detox

Although the liver serves as the main detoxification organ in the body, there are some simple steps you can take to naturally detox and cleanse the body – and it’s an ideal way to kick start your health in the New Year. “Detoxification is a natural bodily function that is occurring all the time. In today’s modern world we are constantly bombarded with environmental toxins and we also naturally produce our own toxins,” explains nutritional therapist Claire Barnes, technical advisor…

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Rich Gluten Free Chocolate Cake

Rich Gluten Free Chocolate Cake

By nutritional therapist Christine Bailey A moist dense gluten free chocolate cake. Perfect warm or cold, served with a dairy free or low lactose yoghurt. Ingredients: 50g cocoa powder 125g boiling water 2 tsp vanilla extract 125g gluten free self-raising flour ½ tsp bicarbonate of soda ½ tsp baking powder 150g coconut sugar 150g light olive oil 3 large eggs Method: Preheat the oven to 180C, gas mark 4. Grease and line a 22-23cm spring form cake tin. Add the…

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