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Helping your heart to better health

Helping your heart to better health

Our hearts are under huge pressure through poor diets and modern lifestyles. Here, Lindsay Powers, Nutritionist and Health Coach at Good Health Naturally, explains how we can put the nourishment back into this vital organ. Heart disease is one of the biggest threats to public health in the UK today, with figures from the British Heart Foundation (BHF) stating that these conditions affect one in four people. Whilst the BHF suggests that deaths from heart and circulatory disease have halved…

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Male health manual

Male health manual

With men being prone to certain health concerns – both physical and mental – Nutritional Therapist, Jenny Logan, discusses the holistic health approach the male population could take. Certain conditions are more likely in men than in women, including problems such as diabetes and heart disease – which is why keeping an eye on diet, exercise and the waistline is important for health. The other main health issues men should be encouraged to address are stress, anxiety and depression. Mental…

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Essential aromatherapy

Essential aromatherapy

Essential oils are wonderfully supportive to our health and wellbeing, but where should you start, and what do you need to know? Here to explain all is aromatherapy expert, Sarah Watson, Director of Natural by Nature Oils. Q Why are essential oils so beneficial for us? Sarah: Essential oils can have a number of positive benefits to health and wellbeing. Essential oils, like other plant remedies, have a long tradition in providing a variety of therapeutic benefits. Essential oils can…

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Spiced roasted beetroot and apple soup with herb yogurt drizzle

Spiced roasted beetroot and apple soup with herb yogurt drizzle

Keep your gut healthy with these nourishing recipes from Christine Bailey, Nutritionist and author of the Gut Health Diet (www.christinebailey.co.uk). Beetroots are traditionally known for their ability to support bile flow, as well as improving circulation in the body. Beetroot and apples are also a great source of soluble fibre for healthy digestion. Serves 2 Ingredients: 250g beetroot peeled and diced 1 apple, quartered ½ onion, quartered 1 garlic clove Olive oil for drizzling 1tsp cumin seeds ½ tsp ground…

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Blueberry almond bread

Blueberry almond bread

Keep your gut healthy with these nourishing recipes from Christine Bailey, Nutritionist and author of the Gut Health Diet (www.christinebailey.co.uk). A delicious low FODMAP bread, grain-free and wonderfully moist thanks to the addition of coconut flour. This will freeze well too. Simply cut into slices and open freeze until firm. Alternatively, store in the fridge for up to four to five days. Berries are a fabulous food rich in polyphenols to support a healthy balance of gut bacteria. Makes one…

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Homemade coconut yogurt

Homemade coconut yogurt

Keep your gut healthy with these nourishing recipes from Christine Bailey, Nutritionist and author of the Gut Health Diet (www.christinebailey.co.uk). To make your own coconut yogurt, you will need to introduce bacteria into the coconut milk. You can buy commercially available yogurt starter kits or use half a teaspoon of probiotic powder. The addition of agar flakes or gelatine helps the yogurt to thicken to create a thick, creamy set yogurt. Serves 6 Ingredients: 2 cans full-fat coconut milk 1tbsp…

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The Benefits of Sound Conditioning for Your Hearing

The Benefits of Sound Conditioning for Your Hearing

Sponsored There is a growing body of evidence supporting low-level stimulation therapies to help individuals with chronic conditions ranging from PTSD and vision issues to allergies and hearing loss. This article shares insights on the theory behind low-level stimulation for hearing and highlights the work of one such company that hopes to help you protect and improve your hearing in a safe and non-invasive manner. Brain Plasticity Neuroplasticity, commonly known as brain plasticity, is the idea that the brain can…

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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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