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GET BACK TO NATURE WITH FORAGING

GET BACK TO NATURE WITH FORAGING

With lockdown measures gradually lifting, there has never been a more important time to look after our mental wellbeing. Being outdoors and in nature is known to help alleviate stress and Belinda Blake, a nutritional therapist who trained at the Institute for Optimum Nutrition recommends foraging as the perfect hobby and antidote to stress. Motivated to study nutrition in response to her own health problems, Belinda has become a keen forager and greatly believes in the power of natural immunity…

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PLAN YOUR DAYS SO THE ENERGY STAYS – Sponsored

PLAN YOUR DAYS SO THE ENERGY STAYS – Sponsored

Feeling slow and sluggish? If lockdown has taken its toll on your ‘get up and go’, Wassen is here with 5 simple energy hacks to help you stay energised and focused all day. In other words, here’s how to get your buzz back! See the light Take a 30-minute walk, preferably in the morning when the day is at its lightest. This is a great way to feel more energetic for the rest of the day as is an energetic…

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Holistic mum and baby

Holistic mum and baby

Nutrition should be a critical focus for a new mum to ensure both her and her baby’s needs are met. And here, we asked Keeley Berry, nutritional expert and Product Developer at BetterYou, what key issues need to be considered. True Health: What are the key health issues that a new mum needs to keep in mind for her health? Keeley: The most prominent health issue for new mum’s to be aware of is mental health. Research has shown that…

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Guide to good joints and bones

Guide to good joints and bones

Are you ensuring your diet and lifestyle is supportive of your joint and bone health? Our experts offer their suggestions for simple swaps to keep this system functioning.  We place a lot of pressure on our joints and bones in our modern living, through a variety of factors. Some we can’t do a huge amount about but others, such as the focus we place on our nutrient levels, are well within our control. So, what do you need to know…

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Power your gut with probiotics

Power your gut with probiotics

Heard of probiotics but not sure if you need them? Our experts explain how they could help your gut and, in turn, your overall health. Our gut health can tell us a lot about our overall health, and therefore, it’s crucial we take the time to make sure it’s functioning well. A healthy gut, for instance, means a well-supported immune system, glowing skin and strong cognition. A big part of a healthy gut is ensuring you have the right balance…

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Prepare your skin for spring: keep your skin hydrated and youthful

Prepare your skin for spring: keep your skin hydrated and youthful

Sponsored With spring just around the corner, it’s time to update your wardrobe, shoe rack and skincare routine. It’s safe to say that most people are happy the ice-cold months are over and the season of continuous shivering has almost passed. With the temperatures rising, the sun being out more and spending a lot more time outside, it’s extremely important to take good care of your skin and prepare for spring. With the season that revolves around new life, we…

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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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