• Magnesium Rich Foods

    How to Boost Magnesium from Your Diet

    Magnesium is a critical mineral essential for numerous bodily functions, yet many people fail to consume enough of it through their diet. Today we’ll take a look at some simple ways to boost magnesium intake from your diet. Importance of Magnesium As one of the most abundant minerals in the human body, magnesium is involved in over 300 biochemical reactions. These include muscle and nerve function, blood glucose control, and protein synthesis. It also plays a crucial role in bone structure and the synthesis of DNA and RNA. Benefits of Magnesium Enhances Muscle and Nerve Function: Magnesium is vital for muscle contraction and relaxation, helping to prevent cramps and spasms. It…

  • Liver Detox

    Detoxing Your Liver

    With the festive season now a distant memory, thoughts might well refocus on new goals and intentions for the year. If like many, you overindulged over the Christmas break and are feeling the effects as you begin 2024, it might benefit you to give your liver some love. Every organ and system in the body is hard-working and vital, but did you know that your liver is responsible for over 500 vital functions in the body? All of which happen without our input or conscious knowledge. So perhaps we can start the new year off by showing this mighty organ some appreciation. Your liver plays a role in blood clotting,…

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  • Winter Immunity

    Tips for Boosting Immunity this Winter

    Boosting your immunity during the winter months is essential to help defend your body against the increased risk of colds, flu, and other infections. Here are some of our top tips to help you bolster your immune system. Maintain a Healthy Diet A diverse and balanced diet that includes a variety of nutrients ensures that your body has the building blocks it needs to maintain a strong and effective immune system. Here are some key nutrients that support your immune system and what foods they are found in. Vitamins and Minerals Vitamin C: Found in fruits like oranges, strawberries, and kiwi, as well as vegetables like bell peppers and broccoli.…

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    Natural Health Remedies for Hay Fever Season

    For those of us living in the Northern Hemisphere, hay fever season is fast approaching, and for some has already arrived. If you suffer with allergies in the summer months, you may well dread the onset of the tiresome symptoms that come along with hay fever. Natural remedies can help with easing symptoms as well as being gentle on the body. If you want to delve into natural remedies that may help with seasonal allergies, then this blog post if for you! ⁠ Herbs and Supplements Here are some herbs and supplements to consider if you are suffering with hay fever.⁠ ⁠ 1. Quercetin is a natural plant compound with…

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    Mushrooms – The Superfood you Didn’t Know you Needed

    Mushrooms and the world of fungi can be an overlooked area when it comes to wanting to add healthy and nutritious food into our diet. Yet they are packed full of goodness and are extremely versatile to cook with. It doesn’t take too much imagination to find ways of adding these little toadstools into your diet.   What’s the scoop with mushrooms? First off, mushrooms are a highly nutrient dense food that are also low in calories, double win! They are also an excellent source of protein, fibre, vitamins such as vitamin D and B vitamins, and minerals such as selenium and potassium. In addition to their impressive nutrient profile,…

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    TATT: Tired all the Time

    Feeling tired all the time seems to have become a common modern-day complaint, so much so that it even has its own acronym, TATT (tired all the time). We all feel tired now and again when we go through a stressful period or are not getting enough rest. This type of fatigue is temporary, has an identifiable cause and can usually be resolved with some self-care, rest or change in diet or lifestyle and is very different from feeling TATT, which is constant and often felt for prolonged periods of time. Feeling TATT can significantly reduce motivation and concentration and impact an individual’s emotional and psychological wellbeing. Feeling TATT can…

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    Why am I Always so Tired?

    Why am I always tired? Do you ask yourself this question? If so, how often do you ask it? It’s a difficult one when it comes to health and wellbeing, because you could be feeling tired because you are going through a super busy or stressful period and are not managing to get as much rest as your body needs to recover. It could also be a sign of something else that requires attention. If that is your gut feeling, then it should be explored with your GP. If after testing, the GP rules that there is “nothing wrong with you”, but you are still feeling tired, continue reading as…

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    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…

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    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,…

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    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…

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