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Helping prevent early season hay fever

Helping prevent early season hay fever

We often think of hay fever as something to consider during the late spring and summer months, but if you are a hay fever sufferer you may want to consider taking some steps now to prevent early season hay fever symptoms. Depending on the weather over the previous six months or so, trees can start pollinating in February, which spells disaster if you are allergic to certain tree pollen. Trees that pollinate this month are alder, hazel, elm and willow,…

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The Mediterranean way to stay in your prime

The Mediterranean way to stay in your prime

Wassen launches new Prime Protect for women 50+ We all want to feel our best for as long as possible! The good news is that 50 really can be the new fabulous with the launch of Wassen Women’s Prime Protect 50+, inspired by the healthy eating principles of the Mediterranean diet. This multi-nutrient complex brings to mind the colourful vibrancy of Mediterranean food with its mix of botanicals including olive leaf, grapeseed and tomato extracts. The regular staples of this…

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Relax and Replenish the Botanical Way

Relax and Replenish the Botanical Way

Wassen has launched a new product, Relax & Replenish, ahead of Sleep Awareness Week and World Sleep Day in March. This new multi-nutrient contains a botanical complex made up of passion flower, reishi mushroom and Avena sativa, as well as ashwagandha and lavender to support relaxation. This high-performance formula is designed to be taken before bedtime, replenishing nutrients at night while you sleep. Relax & Replenish also contains copper and biotin, which help to support a normal functioning nervous system,…

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Back to School Basics

Back to School Basics

How can we support our children’s immunity before heading back to school? Nutritional therapist Kim Plaza, technical advisor at ADM Protexin, reveals all… Starting a new school year can be a nervous or exciting time for many children, however, 2020 has already provided many obstacles to following a normal school life. Therefore, we will want our children to be fit, healthy and ready to learn for when the new term begins. As school starts and autumn descends upon us, we…

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Vision Matters

Vision Matters

Vision is one of your most important senses. Medical nutritionist Dr Sarah Brewer reveals the supplements to keep eyes healthy Vision is one of your most important senses and, while diet should always come first, a number of supplements can help to preserve your sight. Age-related macular degeneration Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a painless, progressive disorder that is a leading cause of visual loss in later life. AMD is associated with reduced levels of carotenoid pigments in the macula…

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Lower your Cholesterol

Lower your Cholesterol

Cholesterol is a waxy substance found in your blood and although it is often associated with being bad or unhealthy, it is actually needed for many bodily functions and to build healthy cells. Nutritionist Dr. Marilyn Glenville explains: “Your body needs cholesterol, that’s why it produces it. Your liver actually produces 80 percent of the cholesterol in your body, only 20 percent comes from your food. Cholesterol is present in all your cell membranes; your body uses it to make…

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Winter Slaw

Winter Slaw

By nutritional therapist Christine Bailey A colourful salad that is robust enough to last in the fridge for a few days. Delicious served with the jerk veggie burgers. Ingredients ½ red cabbage, finely sliced 1 red pepper, thinly sliced 2 carrots, grated 2 tbsp freshly chopped flat leaf parsley 1 apple, sliced or grated 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar 2 tbsp light olive oil 1 tsp dijon mustard ½ lemon, juiced Sea salt Black pepper 50g walnuts, roughly chopped Method…

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Jerk Veggie Burgers

Jerk Veggie Burgers

By nutritional therapist Christine Bailey These vegetarian burgers are wonderfully fragrant and a great way to get including more vegetarian options in family meal times. Makes 4 large burgers Ingredients for jerk paste 2 spring onions, chopped 1cm piece of fresh ginger, chopped 3 garlic cloves, chopped ½ a small onion, chopped 1 tbsp lime juice 2 tbsp tamari soy sauce 2 tbsp olive oil ½ tsp dried thyme 1 tsp caster sugar 1 tsp ground allspice  Ingredients for the…

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How to Sleep Better

How to Sleep Better

Dreaming of a good night’s sleep? Here’s 10 tips to alleviate stress and help you relax so you finally get a restful slumber Stressed or anxious, finding it hard to get that much-needed beauty sleep? According to the latest research, more than half the UK population has struggled with sleep during lockdown. Top psychotherapist, Mark Newey, explains why and offers his top 10 tips to a better night’s sleep. Lockdown has been stressful, especially if you have money worries; anxiety…

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Bacon & Spinach Frittata

Bacon & Spinach Frittata

By nutritional therapist Christine Bailey A great option cold for lunch, speedy supper or lazy weekend brunch. This dish packs in plenty of energising iron and magnesium-rich spinach to keep energy levels high. serves 4 Ingredients 1 tsp olive oil 1 small onion, diced 4 slices bacon, chopped ½ red pepper, chopped 100g baby spinach leaves 8 eggs Sea salt Black pepper Method Preheat the grill to high. Whisk the eggs in a bowl and season. Heat the oil in…

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