Your new year shape-up plan

Your new year shape-up plan

As we head towards the start of a new year, with fresh goals in mind, now is the time to think about shaping up and detoxing the system. And here are some simple steps to get started. We often tell ourselves the overindulgence we enjoy at Christmas is OK because come January, we will firmly be on the healthy living wagon, which means millions of people begin a new year with some kind of slimming and detox plan. But to…

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The lowdown on digestive enzymes

The lowdown on digestive enzymes

Our digestive system plays a critical role in so many aspects of our health and wellbeing, and so it’s important you’re taking care of it. And here, Leyla Moudden, Naturopath and Enzyme Educator for Enzymedica UK and Enzyme Science UK, explains the relationship between digestive enzymes and food intolerances. Food intolerance in the UK is increasing, with approximately 30 per cent of the UK population estimated to report a negative reaction to food, but only two per cent of the…

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Raw apple and carrot cake

Raw apple and carrot cake

Discover these nourishing recipes that support digestive health and detoxification by Nutritionist and Chef, Christine Bailey (christinebailey.co.uk). A light, raw cake using lucuma and raw cacao to create a delicious caramel flavour. Instead of using a large cake tin, you could press the mixture into individual moulds. Makes 12 portions Preparation: 20 minutes Storage: Will keep in the fridge for three days Ingredients: 2 carrots, grated 2 apples, grated 115g/4oz/1 cup pecans, finely ground 85g/3oz/1 cup shredded coconut 2tbsp lucuma…

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Broccoli pear soup

Broccoli pear soup

Discover these nourishing recipes that support digestive health and detoxification by Nutritionist and Chef, Christine Bailey (christinebailey.co.uk). A lovely light creamy soup. Broccoli is rich in glucosinolates, which helps support liver detoxification, while the pear provides plenty of additional fibre for digestive health. Serves 4 Ingredients: 600ml vegetable stock 1 onion, finely chopped 1 stick of celery, chopped 1 clove of garlic, crushed 1 small potato, chopped Juice of ½ lemon 1tbsp tamari Sea salt and black pepper to taste…

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Apple, carrot and fennel coleslaw

Apple, carrot and fennel coleslaw

Discover these nourishing recipes that support digestive health and detoxification by Nutritionist and Chef, Christine Bailey (christinebailey.co.uk). A light lemon dressing coats this wonderfully refreshing salad. Perfect on its own or as an accompaniment to a main dish. Fennel contains essential oils, such as anethole, which are mildly diuretic, while apples are a great source of pectin and fibre to support digestion. Serves 4 Preparation time: 20 minutes Storage: Will keep in the fridge for two days Ingredients: 1 fennel…

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Coconut, flax and cinnamon muesli

Coconut, flax and cinnamon muesli

Discover these nourishing recipes that support digestive health and detoxification by Nutritionist and Chef, Christine Bailey (christinebailey.co.uk). Instead of resorting to sugary cereals, try this protein packed nut and seed muesli. Simply top with fresh fruit and coconut yogurt for a simple, fuss free breakfast. The combination of seeds and nuts makes this high in fibre, protein and healthy fats to energise your morning. Serves 4-6 Preparation: 10 minutes Storage: Keep in an airtight container for one month Ingredients: 40g/1½/1…

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Nature’s skin heroes

Nature’s skin heroes

Botanicals offer some powerful benefits for our skin. Here’s True Health’s guide to the best in plant-based beauty for all your skin needs. The winter weather can take its toll on our skin; a mixture of wind and cold weather outside, and central heating inside can mean our skin can feel dry, dull and lacking in vitality at this time of year. And that is where botanicals can be so useful, offering gentle and natural nourishment to keep your skin…

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skin:genius becomes youth sponsor

skin:genius becomes youth sponsor

Sponsored – Crawley Wasps are delighted to announce a partnership with local natural skincare company skin:genius. The deal sees Crawley-based skin:genius sponsor the club’s entire youth section, as well as first-team player Megan Stow. All eight youth teams this season will be wearing the club’s new Macron kit with skin:genius’s logo on the sleeve. Skin:genius produces a range of 100% natural and organic skincare products specifically formulated to prevent and reduce breakouts, spots and acne-prone and oily skin. Its multi-award-winning…

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The Benefits of Tea

The Benefits of Tea

We discover the health benefits of our favourite brew, a good old-fashioned cup of tea. Tea is the nation’s favourite hot drink, in fact, it is by far the most popular drink consumed in Britain with 165 million cups drunk every single day. There are numerous health benefits of tea, particularly herbal blends. “Herbal teas are a great way to stay hydrated, unlike high-sugar, high-caffeine beverages otherwise consumed,” explains nutritional therapist Rose Holmes, education and training manager at Rio Health….

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Get a Good Night’s Sleep

Get a Good Night’s Sleep

Sleep is so important for our overall health and wellbeing, but is often neglected. Discover how to finally get a good night’s sleep, naturally… Sleep is a vital, often neglected, component of our overall health. Not getting enough sleep each night can be detrimental for both health and wellbeing. Sleep enables the body to repair, so it’s ready for another day. Getting regular, quality shut eye also helps prevent common ailments and illnesses, such as heart disease, as well as…

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