Health Category Archives

Christmas Cooking: Easy Raw Superfood Truffles

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I’ve literally just popped my truffles in the fridge to harden/set. This was a test run and a bit of an experiment to see what superfood flavours work well together as well as which spices and sweeteners are best to use. The Superfood Truffle Base – Cashew Nut Butter For this batch, I made a fresh lot of cashew nut butter. This is one of …

6 of the Best Vitamin D Supplements

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After the recent paper published by the scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition (SACN), “Vitamin D & Health”[1], I felt it timely to share with you my top vitamin D supplements! The SACN recommends the reference nutritional intake for vitamin D be 10 µg/d (400 IU/d), throughout the year, for everyone in the general UK population aged over four; including those pregnant and lactating, and especially …

DG Podiatrist – Sole of London Review

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You know how sometimes opportunities arise just at the right moment? Well, my invitation to experience the new Sole of London treatment with Dina Gohil, otherwise known as DG Podiatrist, popped up in my inbox at the perfect time! It was just two weeks before I was jetting off to St Lucia, and the treatment itself sounded right up my street; an ayurvedic medical treatment that brings together …

At Last, a Natural Deodorant that Really Really Works!

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I tend to experience some disappointment when it comes to natural and organic deodorants. Some work for a while, then don’t, some don’t work at all, and some still have some questionable ingredients in them in my opinion. So when I received Earth Conscious’ email asking if I would like to try their Earth Conscious  All-Natural Organic Deodorant I reservedly said “yes, please”. I never …

Put the Kettle On – Our Favourite Organic Teas

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Winter’s definitely here, and although the temperature hasn’t dropped *that* severely yet, we do find ourselves fixing a brew or two extra a day than we normally would. Here are a selection of our favourite teas – Dragonfly Tea – Traditional English Organic Breakfast Tea This is my favourite organic black teas, it’s even overtaken the Clipper English Breakfast tea! It’s a lovely smooth drink, …

Winter Remedies for Cold & Flu – Neal’s Yard Remedies Elderberry Syrup

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This product did the rounds last year, following the trail of the common cold it was treating. From me, to Mr BB, to my friend Scarlett to her brother, we all used Neal’s Yard Remedies Elderberry Syrup to help nip it in the bud. Why choose elderberry to treat your cold/cough/flu/upper respiratory tract infection? Well, elderberry offers a powerful dose of vitamin C, quercetin (an …

Shouldn’t We Be Aware of Breast Cancer Every Month?

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month is drawing to a close, and as per usual we’ve seen the pink ribbons pinned on people, products and websites. But shouldn’t we be more aware of cancer, not just breast cancer, every month? Every day even? All types of cancer are on the rise, with 1 in 2 of us being diagnosed with cancer at some point in our lives[1] …

The Launch of Equazen

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Earlier in the year I was invited me along to learn more about Equazen – at the launch of the brand in the UK. We all know that we should be eating, ideally, a couple of portions of fish a week, one of which should be oily fish. I for one aim for at least that, although I was put off for a while from …