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11 unsung medicinal herbs that you should know about

Herbs have traditionally been used for the treatment of all manner of diseases and conditions. The advent of modern medicine, however, has meant that many of them have been forgotten and much of our ancient wisdom lost. These days few are aware that meadowsweet can be used to combat inflammation for example, or that lemongrass […]

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Vitamin C

Should you take extra vitamin C in the winter?

Vitamin C is usually the first vitamin that we turn to when we feel a cold coming on. Regardless of whether it’s from additional oranges or vitamin C supplements, it’s widely accepted that vitamin C is good for our immunity. But is that really true and just how much vitamin C do you need in […]

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Real vitamin C

Is your vitamin C real vitamin C? Time to find out!

Many take vitamin C supplements during the autumn and winter, in order to prevent a cold or flu. And whilst vitamin C does indeed contribute to healthy immunity, unfortunately most vitamin C supplements are made from ascorbic acid – a chemical vitamin C that can cause digestive problems and may even impair your immune system. […]

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superfoods for healthy skin

5 superfoods for healthy skin

You needn’t shell out a small fortune on fancy face creams in order to benefit from beautiful, healthy looking skin. Indeed, smooth, flawless, wrinkle free skin can be achieved simply by following a few sensible tips and by pampering your body with the right nutrients. (more…)

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Bee products and why we think they’re the ‘bees knees’!

Three-quarters of the world’s crops require pollination. So, it’s hardly surprising that the dramatic reduction of our global honeybee population in recent years has caused widespread concern. The alarming rate of decline in bee numbers has been linked to several different factors, including loss of habitat, disease and the large-scale use of pesticides. And a […]

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the health benefits of aloe vera juice

Aloe vera and 7 sensational health benefits

People have been enjoying the myriad benefits of aloe vera for more than 5000 years – in fact aloe vera was once an integral component of Cleopatra’s beauty regime, whilst Alexander the Great used it to treat his soldiers’ wounds. Today aloe vera juice is often harnessed as a natural treatment for sunburned skin and […]

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Superfood alternatives to water

4 healthy superfood alternatives to water

When the heat is on it’s more important than ever to stay adequately hydrated. Indeed, water makes up over two-thirds of your body – it lubricates your joints and eyes, aids digestion, flushes out waste and toxins, and keeps your skin nice and healthy. Research suggests that staying sufficiently hydrated can also help to prevent a […]

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superfoods for sun protection

Superfoods – sensible sun protection from Mother Nature

Doctors and reputable health organisations, such as the Cancer Institute, have been warning about the dangers of too much sun and recommending the liberal application of sunscreen for years. We all know that prolonged sun exposure can cause skin cancer, which is now the most common cancer in the UK, as well as more ‘innocent’ […]

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superfoods for kids

6 sensational superfoods for kids

When your kids ask ‘mum what’s for tea?’ you’ll naturally want to reply with something that’s not only temptingly delicious, but also exceptionally healthy. Indeed, making sure that your children get to enjoy a varied and balanced diet that’s packed with wholesome nutrients is one of the greatest challenges you’ll face as a parent. Introducing […]

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Anti-aging superfoods

Reducing the visible signs of aging – naturally

None of us can escape the fact that, with every passing day, we each get a little older. Fortunately, we can do something about it! In this article you’ll learn what causes unwelcome wrinkles, crow’s feet and sagging skin, and discover a range of wholesome superfoods that can help you to reduce the visible signs […]

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