• Apple Sauce

    Heal Your Gut with Apple Sauce!

    When you think of apple sauce, you might think of desserts first, but did you know that apple sauce is actually very good for your gut? Stewing apples releases pectin, which is a type of soluble fiber in the cell walls of plants and helps give them their structure. Pectin increases a substance in our gut called Intestinal Alkaline Phosphatase (IAP) which protects our body by preventing the Lipopolysaccharides (LPS) which are toxic bacteria from getting into the blood stream. IAP grabs LPS and escorts it out of the body through the bowel movements. IAP also stimulates the genes to heal intestinal permeability, so if you have any issues with…

  • Stomach discomfort

    You Are What Your Gut Absorbs

    Good health starts in the gut. We now know that about 70% of the immune system resides in the gut. So, to improve our whole health, we must pay attention to our gut and more importantly the little critters called the microbiome that live there. The microbiome consists of trillions of friendly gut bacteria in our digestive tract which not only ward off bad bacteria and viruses, but also effect every part of the body including your hormones, mood, and sleep. If your gut is impaired, you will not be able to digest food easily and more importantly, you will not be able to extract the nutrients from the food…

  • Curcumin

    Curcumin and all its Benefits

    Curcumin has been in the spotlight the past few years, and for good reason. It is beneficial for a host of conditions and symptoms. Today we look at this spice in more detail and share all the wonderful benefits you may receive from this healing supplement, which have been backed by many high-quality studies. What is curcumin Curcumin is the main active ingredient in the spice turmeric which is an important component in Indian cooking. It is used in India as both a spice and a medicinal herb. Recent studies have started to back up claims of the benefits and shed more light on its medicinal properties. It would be…

  • Lady doing yoga pose mind-body wellness

    Mind-Body Wellness. How important is it to you?

    Finding ways to take care of your physical health can be quite simple. There’s plenty to choose from based on your preferences whether that’s cycling, running, yoga, fitness classes or whatever else floats your boat. But when was the last time you paid the same level of attention to your mind-body wellness? Physical exercises often have a positive effect on the mind too as they help to release feel-good hormones, but what else can you do to take care of your emotional health? Science proven benefits such as lower stress levels, reduced pain and inflammation and better sleep should help encourage us to consider incorporating some aspect of mind-body wellness…

  • Burnout or balance?

    Preventing Mental Burnout

    Do you ever feel like there just aren’t enough hours in the day? Your to do list grows by the day and you rarely seem to be able to check everything off to give you a clean slate? You are being pulled in 10 different directions at the same time and you feel exhausted by the evening, or before the evening even hits? Life can get hectic at times and it’s all too easy to get swept up with the pace of things and completely forget to take care of your personal needs. But when things start getting too much and overwhelm sets in, when you can’t remember the last time…

  • Bowen Therapy treatment

    What is Bowen Therapy and What Does it Treat?

    We get asked this question a lot, and for good reason. It is not a common therapy compared to the likes of say Acupuncture or Herbal Medicine and the name of the therapy doesn’t explain what it may entail. It is also a relatively “new” therapy, it was developed in the 1950’s by Tom Bowen in Australia. Word spread about this man and the therapy and people from all over Australia came for treatment for all their untreatable ailments. So, what is Bowen Therapy exactly? It is a form of bodywork that involves stretching the soft tissue, or the fascia that covers all of your muscles and organs. It also…

  • Woman suffering with hay fever symptoms in bed

    Natural Hay Fever Remedies

    Summer is finally here, and with that sneeze season is in full swing too! If you suffer with hay fever, it can really put a dampener on the things.⁠ ⁠ Supplements Here are 3 supplements to consider if you are suffering from those dreaded symptoms.⁠ ⁠ 1. Quercetin is an antioxidant flavonoid found in many foods such as onions and apples. Studies show that it possesses antihistamine qualities by reducing inflammatory response in the airways.⁠ ⁠ You can purchase it as a supplement, or you can simply add more quercetin rich foods into your diet.⁠ ⁠ 2. Bromelain is an enzyme that is found in high amounts in pineapples. You…

  • Omega 3 supplement

    The Importance of Omega-3s in Joint Health

    When looking to improve your joint health, omega-3s are usually one of the main supplements you will come across, and that’s for good reason. Omega-3s are a type of fat that we can’t make in our bodies, so we need to get this essential nutrient from our diets. Research consistently shows the benefits of increasing the intake of omega-3s in supporting our health where any form of inflammation occurs, including joint health in the treatment of arthritic conditions. Omega-3 sources Chronic inflammation lies at the root of many painful joint problems. Omega-3s have particular affinity for bringing inflammation back into balance. Dietary sources include nuts and seeds such as flaxseeds,…

  • Mental health

    Can Self-Help Techniques Help to Flatten the Mental Health Curve?

    It’s no surprise that recent research reveals that our mental health has taken a toll since the start of the pandemic. Stress about getting ill, job losses, family members’ health, in addition to feelings of isolation and loneliness has impacted many across the globe. Even though there is light at the end of the tunnel, and we should be able to slowly start getting back to some normality over the coming months, it doesn’t mean an end to the mental health crisis we are seeing.   Current state of affairs  According to the Office for National Statistics (ONS), more than two-thirds of adults in the UK (69%) report feeling somewhat…

  • Not all supplements are created equal

    Not All Supplements Are Created Equal

    Not All Supplements are Created Equal Not all supplements are created equal. Trying to understand what nutritional supplements could benefit you, and then trying to pick out the best ones can be overwhelming to say the least. We are a team of holistic health practitioners at Holistic Room and even we sometimes get confused! How supplements are produced is always evolving. We used to only have access to synthetically developed vitamins and minerals, and there is much controversy over their safety. In addition, some supplements that claim to have “natural” ingredients also contain some synthetic ingredients. However, new ways of producing supplements have paved the way in offering better absorbed…