Can you beat the common cold?

So, can you beat the common cold? Well, maybe not, however, there is much we can do to prevent ourselves from getting one in the first place. If nevertheless we do catch one, then there are definitely ways to reduce its severity and shorten its duration. ‘PREVENTION IS BETTER THAN CURE’ The best way to […]

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Autumn 2015

Autumn is a really great season for vegetables and fruit that are bursting with beta carotene and antioxidants. In this newsletter, there is a lovely recipe for courgetti, plus the importance of sleep and whether coconut oil is just another fashionable food trend. ORGANIC FOODS REALLY ARE BETTER Eating organic food for just a week […]

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Summer 2015

Welcome to the Summer Wellbeing and Nutrition Newsletter Summer is here at last so we can all enjoy the sunshine (if it’s not too hot) and top up our vitamin D levels. There are plenty of lovely antioxidant rich fruit and vegetables available at this time of year to make healthy eating easy! In this […]

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Do we really need supplements?

Apparently 27 million adults take supplements, so clearly many people feel they are important and effective for improving health. However, the consumption of additional nutrients in the form of supplements is often dismissed as a waste of money by doctors and dieticians (as opposed to Nutritionists and Nutritional Therapists) who claim they just make expensive […]

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Spring 2015

‘No matter how long the winter, Spring is sure to follow’ I find that as soon as Spring arrives, people feel more inspired to improve their health, lose weight or just generally become more proactive about a pursuing a healthy lifestyle and the benefits it can bring. Spring is, after all, the season of hope […]

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Why choose natural skincare

  Why choose natural skincare? As a Nutritional Therapist, I often find there is more awareness regarding the benefits of a natural and organic diet than there is of the benefits of natural and organic skincare. Most people know that food in its natural state, ideally organic, is preferable to convenience foods full of unhealthy […]

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Why do we feel hungrier in Winter?

It’s very common to feel hungrier at this time of year and there are very good reasons as to why. The colder weather leads to a drop in our body temperature, which means our appetites get stimulated as a result. This is because eating helps to generate internal heat, subsequently leading to a rise in […]

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Food to eat for S.A.D

FOODS TO HELP SAD (seasonal affective disorder) This content by Vanessa May was included in Natural Health Magazine, December 2014 • Complex carbohydrates Interestingly, people with SAD apparently process sugar differently in winter compared with summer. Cravings for refined carbs, such as bread, cakes and biscuits, seem to be increased in cases of SAD, and […]

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New Year 2015

“Cheers to a new year and another chance to get it right.” Oprah Winfrey Happy New Year! I hope you all had a lovely Christmas and are looking forward to 2015. A new year is obviously a great time to re-evaluate your health and well-being and, if you indulged over Christmas, to get back on […]

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Autumn 2014

AUTUMN 2014  Welcome to the Autumn Wellbeing and Nutrition Newsletter “Happiness lies, first of all, in health.” George William Curtis. I hope you all had a lovely summer and managed to recharge your batteries. Autumn is a great time to reassess your diet and any health concerns you might have, getting back on track before […]

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