The festive season brings a wonderful array of food and drink to enjoy but it’s a time of year when it’s easy to overindulge! All the overeating, especially of rich food, and drinking more alcohol puts a strain on the digestive system and people commonly suffer heartburn, indigestion (including bloating, gas or nausea), constipation or
Feeling tired is really common and most people would like to have more energy! There are many reasons why people feel tired and it can range from lack of sleep or poor diet right through to more medical reasons such as hypothyroidism, anaemia or Chronic Fatigue Syndrome to name but a few. The key is
We all need good digestion so that we can take all the nutrients from the food we eat and absorb them and use them. When this isn’t working properly we can end up with a number of symptoms from heartburn to IBS symptoms , such as bloating, wind, constipation and even food intolerances, but it
So many foods nowadays are talked about as ‘superfoods’ but what does this really mean and which greens are the ones we should be having to get that SUPER effect? Registered Nutritional Therapist Alison talks us through which supergreens really ARE good to eat, and how they benefit us as part of a well-balanced diet.
Registered Nutritional Therapist Alison has given us her top 7 steps to a gentle cleanse, perfect to do in line with spring! Drink 2 litres of water a day This will help to flush out toxins and help bowel movements. Start the day with hot water and a slice of lemon (or just hot water).
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
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:
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
Vitamin D is well known for helping to maintain healthy bones but what’s becoming apparent is the many other ways it supports good health. We can get a small amount of vitamin D from food sources such as oily fish, egg yolks, red meat and fortified foods such as breakfast cereals, however it’s difficult to get
Echinaforce® Echinacea drops are a traditional herbal remedy used for the symptomatic relief of colds, influenza type infections and similar upper respiratory tract conditions. Always read the leaflet. Echinaforce® Echinacea is made from fresh extracts of Echinacea purpurea herb (95%) and root (5%). Echinacea is a plant native to America but is now cultivated extensively in Europe.