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    We’re here to help!

    If you’ve popped in to see us over the last few days you may have realised that it’s been rather busy in store. We have lots of people asking us what they can do to stay well during the current outbreak of COVID-19, so we thought we’d post some useful advice here along with how to order should you need to stay home over the coming weeks.

    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...

    #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...

    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...

    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...

    Phillippa’s top tips for a good night’s sleep

    Getting a good night's sleep can be a battle. In store we have lots of fabulous products designed to help you sleep better but a great evening routine will also help to ensure that every night is a restful one too. Here our in store sleep advisor, Phillippa, tells us...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    SuperHero #7 – find your get up and go with Strath

    If you've ever popped in to our store, then you may well have heard one of us recommend an old style tonic called BioStrath. Find out why manager Angela thinks it's much more of a SuperHero SuperFood than just a tonic... For many years BioStrath was simply a blue...
    “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...

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    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...

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    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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    SuperHero #2 – fabulous Coconut!

    SuperHero #2 – fabulous Coconut!

    This time it's the turn of our final year Nutrition student, Kristie, to tell us about her SuperHero SuperProduct... "Coconut oil is my favourite superfood simply because of its versatility, with a long list of benefits and uses. It's very stable at high heat,...

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    SuperHero #3 – Cacao for the chocaholics!

    SuperHero #3 – Cacao for the chocaholics!

    Today is the turn of our self-confessed chocaholic, Emily to explain why Cacao nibs are her SuperHero SuperFood! "Being something of a chocaholic, cacao nibs are my SuperHero SuperFood. I love to eat them in the mornings mixed with goji berries, chia seesds...

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    SuperHero SuperProducts – Echinaforce

    SuperHero SuperProducts – Echinaforce

    One of our favourite products is quite simply, a SuperHerb for your immune system. At the beginning of the 1950s Alfred Vogel spent some time with the Native American Oglala Lakota in the USA. The way these indigenous people used the power of nature for their health...

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