Summer is here and although it’s a beautiful time of year, sadly for many it’s a season of extreme discomfort. The blossoming trees and green grasses of spring and summer bring with them pollen and for those who suffer with hay fever that can mean a whole host of uncomfortable symptoms. What is hay fever?
Arthritis is a condition that commonly affects the joints in the hands, knees, hips, ankles and spine. It causes inflammation which leads to pain, swelling and stiffness in the joints. There are two main types of arthritis: Osteoarthritis – this is where joint cartilage loses it’s elasticity and becomes more easily damaged and gradually wears away.Rheumatoid Arthritis,
Apple Cider Vinegar has traditionally been used for years and is reported to have many health benefits. Here Alison delves a little way into why people use ACV and the benefits that have been reported. Which apple cider vinegar should I use? When buying ACV choose one that is raw, unfiltered and contains the ‘mother’.
A good, clean skincare regime A regular face care regime can have many benefits to the skin. For youngsters it can mean clear, healthy skin into teenage years and for teens into early 20’s you can ensure youthful skin into later years. As we move through our 20s, 30s and 40s we naturally lose some
The hay fever season is upon us again and for some it can be a miserable time but thankfully there are plenty of natural options to choose from.
Something so vital for our health yet many of us have problems getting a good night’s sleep. Whether we cut back on it in a frantic attempt to fit more into the day due to the pressures of a busy life or we simply can’t seem to get enough quality sleep. Many of us are
Alison’s homemade granola is a delicious and nourishing way to start your day. Perfect served with yoghurt or plant milk, or enjoy as a topping to crumbles, bakes and desserts. Gluten-free, vegan, vegetarian, dairy-free Ingredients 250g / 2 ½ cups gluten free porridge oats 60g /½ cup sunflower seeds 60g/ ½ cup pumpkin seeds 60g
A delicious warming soup, packed full of flavour. Perfect as a wholesome, filling lunch or light dinner. Inspired by the New Covent Garden Soup Co. Gluten-free, vegan, vegetarian, dairy-free Ingredients 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 1 medium onion ¾ tsp ground coriander ¾ tsp ground cumin Pinch ground cloves 350g red lentils 1.2litres vegetable stock 400g Tinned tomatoes 20g fresh coriander leaves Salt and pepper Method Heat oil and cook onion for 5 minutes in
This delicious homemade crumble is Alison’s favourite winter pudding recipe and is the perfect comforting dish for cold winter days. Serve hot or cold with coconut yoghurt for a healthy treat or try with creamy Oatly Creme Fraiche, Booja-Booja Vanilla ice-cream or Double Cream from the Coconut Collaborative. All ingredients available in store – just
Mushrooms have become an increasingly popular lifestyle supplement over the last few years, but with an increasing amount of products on the market, it’s important to know what makes mushroom supplements good. You will see next time you visit us in store a range of medicinal mushrooms from Mushrooms4Life. Here is a little more about