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Elderberries are perfect for wild collection; they grow in abundance and can be harvested every year without harming the plant. Pukka’s wild elderberries come from southern Hungary, where there is still a thriving industry of wild herb collection. The collectors,
Christmas is gone and you might have overindulged in food and drinks, but realise that it’s not sustainable to carry on eating all day like we do at Christmas. Why? Because the digestive system needs a break, so do the body and our mitochondria – our energy factories. Eating that vast amount and without much break can make us sluggish, fatigued, give us headaches, skin issues and digestive problems. The latest research suggests that our
This is the time of year when most us of us would want to be supporting our immune system anyway, but obviously in the current climate it’s even more key and even more on people’s minds. So this month we thought you’d be interested to know what we’re all taking, here in the shop! Just like everything else with nutrition, it’s personal; an individual approach, not a ‘one size fits all’, although there are key
Castor oil has been used for many years in skincare and bodycare. Consisting mainly of ricinoleic acid (a fatty acid) it has a thick consistency (gloopy) and a distinct smell (almost musty)…but don’t let either of these things put you off! Castor oil is hailed as a fantastic addition to your beauty regime, with benefits such as skin moisturising, supporting the growth of luxurious lashes and brows as well as some talk of it helping
When we’re stressed it affects all other aspects of our health. Our body prioritises making stress hormones (adrenaline and cortisol) over other functions in the body, for a fight or flight response to the stress. Over a prolonged period of time stress can have a very negative impact on many areas of our health including: gut health, immune health, female hormones, heart health, weight and moods. If you are struggling with any stress or anxiety,
Have you found that during lockdown you have put on a few pounds, maybe doing less exercise, not able to keep to the same routine you had previously? Or for other reasons such as menopause when it can often get harder to shift weight? Then you might consider using Coyne Health’s Berberine. This has been reported to offer similar results that people get from intermittent fasting, without having to do the hard work. Such as
Elderberries are perfect for wild collection; they grow in abundance and can be harvested every year without harming the plant. Pukka’s wild elderberries come from southern Hungary, where there is still a thriving industry of wild herb collection. The collectors, who are predominantly of Roma origin, have formed a small cooperative made up of about 30 people. Every year they harvest the fresh berries from a patchwork of different sized areas of organically certified land.