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Happy Holidays!

We all look forward to a break away from the normal day to day routines, but if you’ve ever spent your precious time away feeling under the weather you’ll know how miserable that can be. Why not try our top tips for a happy and healthy holiday, naturally? It might...

Back to school… finally / maybe / who knows!

As a Mum I totally understand every parent who thinks this is the longest summer holiday ever. It feels like my two have been at home for a very, very long time now. However, while home school lessons via Zoom have finished, we're making the most of the sunshine and...

Plastic Free July

As we enter into Plastic Free July, many of us are looking around our homes to see how else we can reduce our single use plastic and help our planet. While we’re not a completely plastic free store (yet!), we are pushing daily to reduce ours. From taking on new plastic free companies to supporting others in switching away from plastics.

So, Turmeric… is it nature’s greatest superfood?

If you were to google a natural remedy for almost any ailment, chances are you'll find someone, somewhere recommending turmeric as the best thing to take. Why is this yellow spice seen to be possibly nature's greatest home remedy? Can it really...

SuperHero #6 – the amazing benefits of maca

"Maca (Lepidium meyenii)is a plant that grows in central Peru in the high plateaus of the Andes mountains. It has been cultivated as a vegetable crop in Peru for at least 3000 years. It is a relative of the radish and has an odour similar to butterscotch. The root (or...

“Trust Me I’m a Doctor” and Eye Health

Last night, the popular BBC programme "Trust me I'm a Doctor" reviewed eye health and whether or not supplementation can help to improve our vision or even reverse damage to our eyesight. The presenter is well known for being an advocate of a healthy diet over...

Can Prebiotics help us get a good night’s sleep?

This weekend we've been inundated with people enquiring as to whether we sell prebiotics in store and will this get them the great night's sleep they're craving. Why, because it featured heavily in the BBC documentary "The Truth About Sleep" last week and of all the...

Adaptogens – what are they and do we need them?

Ever wondered if there are herbs out there to help you during times of stress, worry, anxiety, change and generally being unsettled? Find out more about adaptogens and how they can help…

#MentalHealthAwareness

Anyone online this week will have seen numerous posts telling us that it is #MentalHealthAwareness week. Yesterday, showed me just how much we need this reminder. A lovely lady was in store, asking advice for anxiety and sleep. She'd tried many things and knew what...

Ever wondered what’s so super about superfoods?

It seems like everyday there's a new superfood or an amazing supplement that we can't live without (as I write this, it's all about Inulin in store today thanks to Angela Rippon on Thursday night!) but how do we know? What really is super, and why? Should we all rush...
Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays!

We all look forward to a break away from the normal day to day routines, but if you’ve ever spent your precious time away feeling under the weather you’ll know how miserable that can be. Why not try our top tips for a happy and healthy holiday, naturally? It might...

read more
“Trust Me I’m a Doctor” and Eye Health

“Trust Me I’m a Doctor” and Eye Health

Last night, the popular BBC programme "Trust me I'm a Doctor" reviewed eye health and whether or not supplementation can help to improve our vision or even reverse damage to our eyesight. The presenter is well known for being an advocate of a healthy diet over...

read more
Back to School

Back to School

So it's that time of year already - summer is coming to an end, the nights are drawing in just a little bit and the kids are returning to school. Going back to school can bring a whole range of health issues to mind, from coughs and colds to anxiety and self...

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SuperHero #6 – the amazing benefits of maca

SuperHero #6 – the amazing benefits of maca

"Maca (Lepidium meyenii)is a plant that grows in central Peru in the high plateaus of the Andes mountains. It has been cultivated as a vegetable crop in Peru for at least 3000 years. It is a relative of the radish and has an odour similar to butterscotch. The root (or...

read more
SuperHero #5 – the power of chia seeds

SuperHero #5 – the power of chia seeds

Over the last couple of years, chia seeds have made themselves very well known in the world of healthy food bloggers. Why? Our student homeopath Katie tells us why Chia Seeds are a nutritional powerhouse and her favourite SuperHero SuperFood... "My...

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SuperHero #4 – Pack a punch with Omnium

SuperHero #4 – Pack a punch with Omnium

Our 4th SuperHero SuperFood is owner Trish Stephenson's favourite - our Advanced Phytonutrient Multivitamin and Mineral from Solgar, Omnium. Find out why she thinks it's a true SuperHero... "So…. Most of us pop a Multi Vitamin daily, often just a random...

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