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superfoods that help keep you young

Superfoods that help keep you young

Life might be full of uncertainties, but one thing’s for sure – at some point in the future you’re going to die! Yet, although the overall life expectancy in the UK is currently 81 years of age, you could live even longer simply by adopting a healthier lifestyle. Of course your genes will always play a […]

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magnesium benefits

More magnesium please, we’re British!

Several UK dietary surveys indicate that many of us Brits are not consuming enough magnesium – a mineral that’s required by every cell in our body and necessary for over 300 biochemical reactions. A lack of magnesium appears to effect more women than men, with some experts suggesting that as many as seven in ten […]

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probiotics health benefits

The pros of probiotics – 3 compelling health benefits

There’s no denying that high profile celebrities, such as Gwyneth Paltrow, Halle Berry and Lindsay Lohan, have helped to make probiotics a household name in the UK, where some two million Brits now consume probiotic foods and supplements on a regular basis. Yet, it’s not only the rich and famous that are currently extolling the […]

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organic matcha green tea powder

Matcha green tea powder and 7 compelling health benefits

Drinking a daily cup of tea will surely starve the apothecary… or so an old Chinese proverb goes. And there’s one tea in particular that seems to offer almost unrivalled health benefits – matcha green tea. Matcha green tea has played an integral role in the traditional Japanese tea ceremony for centuries, and matcha green […]

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organic ashwagandha powder

Ashwagandha – the ancient adaptogen for 21st century stress

Our increasingly busy lives are characterised by stress, which is typically caused by work demands, relationship issues, money problems and a combination of other day-to-day pressures. This stress is often aggravated by a frenetic modern lifestyle that constantly exposes us to environmental pollution, poor nutrition and chronic disease. And, although stress is a normal physical […]

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Maca

Mighty maca – managing our moods naturally!

According to the UK Mental Health Foundation, sound nutrition is essential for our mental health and plays an important role in the development, management and prevention of specific mental health problems such as depression. They also suggest that we can achieve a balanced mood and feelings of wellbeing by ensuring that our diet provides adequate amounts of […]

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Incan berries

Incan berries – the stress relieving superfood from the Amazon

In an increasingly complex and demanding world, more and more of us are succumbing to the effects of stress. Work, money and relationships are all potential triggers for this debilitating condition that can result in insomnia, difficulty concentrating, loss of appetite, palpitations, sweating and a dry mouth as well as recurrent headaches and other aches […]

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salt

Himalayan salt bath – 3 great benefits for skin

There is nothing better than relaxing in a steaming hot bath after a stressful day (well, apart from perhaps also consuming a couple of squares of raw chocolate!) But did you know that you could optimize your relaxation by adding a cupful or large chunk of Himalayan Bath salt?  It’s one of the purest salts […]

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stress

What is the root cause of all stress?

Stress really is the worst. It reduces the quality of your life in every way. It makes you suffer in the short term and reduces the quantity and quality of your life in the long term. If you’ve seen my work before, you’ll probably be familiar with the concept that the root cause of all […]

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emotional eating

Emotional Eating – don’t let it rule your life!

Emotional eating (sometimes referred to as ‘binge eating’) is a modern phenomenon that affects many of us on a regular basis. In fact research indicates that almost half of all UK adults eat in an attempt to change negative moods and emotions, rather than because of hunger. This urge often feels far too strong to […]

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