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Your gut gurus

Your gut gurus

Gut health encompasses so much, and it can be confusing to know how best to care for it. And so here, we’ve highlighted just a few gut related experts whose expertise we love. The Gut Stuff – launched by twins, Alana and Lisa Macfarlane, following their invaluable participation in a ground-breaking piece of research into whether gut health is determined by genetics or environmental factors.They have since penned the book, The Gut Stuff, and have a wealth of knowledge. Dr Sunni Patel – the IBS...

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The scale of the junk food diet

The scale of the junk food diet

New research has revealed that the UK eats the most junk food in Europe. The UK has topped a list of European countries that eat the most junk food, indulging six times per month on average – more than double Europe’s average, according to the research from HelloFresh. It was found that those aged 16-24 in the UK eat more junk food than any other age group in Europe, with Belfast named the junk food capital of Europe, topping a list of 105 countries. While Brits might have the greatest...

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Support your gut, support your immunity

What role does our immune system play and why is it so important for our health? Nutritionist, Adrienne Benjamin, explains. Our immune system is a huge, dynamic network of cells, tissues and organs that work together to defend the body against harmful substances. It is extremely complex and can recognise and remember millions of different attackers and produce cells and other compounds to kill specific germs. One of the key elements of a healthy immune system is the ability to distinguish...

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Action on IBS

Action on IBS

Nutritional Therapist, Alice Bradshaw, guides us through how to ease symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome. Bloating, excess gas, heartburn, constipation, stomach pain – these symptoms are becoming constant companions for an alarmingly increasing number of individuals. While the interest in gut health continues to grow, so does the number of people who feel that something is just not right with their digestive systems. It is perfectly normal of course, to feel a bit bloated and gassy after a...

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Natural Lifestyle recommends

Natural Lifestyle recommends

Ancient Magnesium Oil Ultra from the people at Good Health Naturally offers a professional strength topical product, using ultra-pure magnesium chloride for superior bioavailability, taken from the pristine ancient Zechstein seabed off the coast of Northern Europe. It also includes OptiMSM, the world’s purest MSM, to improve deep absorption into the skin and tissues. Both easy and convenient to use in your wellness routine, the topical Ancient Magnesium Oil Ultra with OptiMSM is recommended...

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Facts about fertility nutrients

Facts about fertility nutrients

With infertility rates rising, ensuring your nutrition is in the best shape possible is really important to support your body in conceiving. Experts at natural health company, BetterYou, point out that in 2019, UK birth rates hit a new low for the fourth consecutive year, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS), and the UK is not alone – this fact is echoed throughout the developed world. So, when it comes to trying to conceive, what can we do to help boost fertility? With over...

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Eating to sleep

Eating to sleep

If you’re finding it hard to get to sleep, or don’t feel you’re getting quality shuteye, how much thought have you given to the impact your diet could be having? Sleep has become a topic of great interest over the past 12 months at the hands of the Covid-19 pandemic, and it's important to be aware of the toll this will have on our health; according to Dr Michael Mosley, creator of The Fast 800 intermittent fasting plan, sleep deprivation causes quite the stir in our hormones, affecting our...

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The children’s challenge of British Summer Time

The children’s challenge of British Summer Time

The changing of the clocks this weekend brings with it the prospect of summer on the way, but for many parents, the switch can also hugely affect their children’s bedtime, To some, a simple switch of the alarm clock and an hour less sleep may not seem too much of a big deal. But to those with babies and young children, the change in hours can cause havoc with bedtime routines, with both mood and body clock being affected. And so baby and parenting experts, Kiddies Kingdom, have set out how you...

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Natural Lifestyle recommends

Natural Lifestyle recommends

Honey New Zealand is one of the few New Zealand honey companies which has a privately owned and fully integrated model – from hive to home. From the land, beehives and beekeepers to the extraction and packing facilities through to exporting, Honey New Zealand owns and manages every step of the process to create a great tasting, and genuine manuka honey.

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Best foot forward

Best foot forward

With the nation upping its exercise routine during lockdown, we should be thinking about the impact this could have on our feet. Leading Podiatrist, Zoe Wilson, has reported higher incidence of foot and ankle trauma as we take part in more activity, and she has issued a warning for extra care. “With the nation currently under another restrictive ‘lockdown’, Brits have taken to increasing their activity, a good thing of course, but with more exercise being undertaken at home and in the great...

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A Fairtrade celebration

A Fairtrade celebration

This week marks the start of the annual Fairtrade Fortnight, but this year, with the ongoing lockdown, celebrations are going to take a different form. Introducing the Fairtrade Foundation’s first-ever virtual festival to highlight the harmful effect of the climate crisis on farmers and food supplies. The fortnight takes place from February 22 to March 7, and the Choose the World You Want Festival will feature more than 100 virtual events designed to engage, inform and educate people around...

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Making mornings more mindful

Making mornings more mindful

Developing healthy habits can start your day in the right way, and one trainer is here to help. Practising yoga can help relieve stress and anxiety by combining deep breathing with mindfulness (a focus on the here and now) and flowing sequences to guide our minds and find much needed space. And Eastnine trainer, Iona Lim, has shared a simple yoga sequence you can do each morning to incorporate the practice into your everyday life. Breathe – sitting in a comfortable position, take a deep breath...

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Natural Lifestyle recommends

Natural Lifestyle recommends

OrganiCup is the award-winning menstrual cup brand that makes it easy to change to a greener, healthier period. OrganiCup is made of 100 per cent soft, medical-grade silicone that doesn’t mess with your body and can be worn for up to 12 hours, day and night. Furthermore, OrganiCup lasts years, not hours, which means no constant waste and no monthly purchases. As an added bonus, it is registered with The Vegan Society and AllergyCertified.

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Finding your fitness

Finding your fitness

Mastering the basics when it comes to gaining benefit from exercise is crucial, according to one fitness expert. Steven Virtue, Fitness Development Manager at Total Fitness, explains that planning the right training programme is all about finding exercises which work for you and ones which be adapted comfortably to aid your level of fitness. Mastering the basic fundamental exercises are the perfect starting point, as they can be easily incorporated into any workout routine and developed...

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Developing healthy digital habits

Developing healthy digital habits

Many of us will have noticed a rise in our digital use as our usual routines have gone out the window, but one expert is here to ensure you develop a healthy approach to technology. Last year saw more than 140,000 digital magazine issues distributed and read 99 million times on Readily, the digital subscription app, but how can we ensure what we are reading is having a positive impact on our mental wellbeing and how do we strike the right balance for a healthy digital diet? A Yougov survey...

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Your skincare survival guide

Your skincare survival guide

With lockdown meaning we can’t access the usual treatments we might do, looking after our skin at home has never been more important. And so, the team of Consultant Dermatologists at the Cadogan Clinic have shared their helpful advice to help navigate skin concerns through the home straight of lockdown. Don’t delay mole checks: Dr Susan Mayou, Consultant Dermatologist at the Cadogan Clinic, urges anyone noticing changes in their moles to have them checked immediately. There has been a 25 per...

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The cycle of the pandemic

The cycle of the pandemic

New research has revealed almost half of women have reported worsening PMS and changes in their menstrual cycle during the Covid-19 pandemic. According to the research from menstrual cup brand, Mooncup, 45.3 per cent of women say their PMS symptoms (such as mood swings, bloating, hormonal acne, and irritability) have got worse during the pandemic and subsequent lockdowns. Only 10.8 per cent say their PMS symptoms have improved. Furthermore, some 79 per cent of participants report a change in...

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The real impact of working from home

The real impact of working from home

While the nation continues to adjust to working from home, a new poll has revealed the impact on our physical and mental wellbeing. Research by the Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) has found that there are key health and wellbeing disparities between different groups of people who made the move to home working as a result of Covid-19. It was found that overall, more people felt working from home was better for their health and wellbeing (45 per cent), compared to around one third (29 per...

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Natural Lifestyle recommends

Natural Lifestyle recommends

Good Health Naturally’s award-winning CurcuminX4000 with fenugreek seed extract can provide powerful natural anti-inflammatory support and pain relief for a variety of health conditions. Known as the active ingredient in the Indian spice, turmeric, curcumin has been used medicinally for more than 2,000 years. However, it is poorly absorbed by the body. To overcome this, Meriva uniquely binds curcumin extract to the lipid molecule known as phosphatidylcholine – creating a phytosome form that...

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Natural Lifestyle recommends

Natural Lifestyle recommends

Support healthy blood sugar balance and metabolic health with Bio-Berberine Advanced. Berberine is an alkaloid present in a number of plants, including barberry, tree turmeric, Oregon grape and goldenseal. Its history dates back 3,000 years, when it used in traditional Chinese and Indian Ayurvedic medicine. Berberine has fast become one of the most researched plant extracts and remains in the scientific spotlight, supported by 4,500 published studies. Whilst it has a series of benefits, this...

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Your gut gurus

Your gut gurus

Gut health encompasses so much, and it can be confusing to know how best to care for it. And so here, we’ve highlighted just a few gut related experts whose expertise we love. The Gut Stuff – launched by twins, Alana and Lisa Macfarlane, following their invaluable...

The scale of the junk food diet

The scale of the junk food diet

New research has revealed that the UK eats the most junk food in Europe. The UK has topped a list of European countries that eat the most junk food, indulging six times per month on average – more than double Europe’s average, according to the research from...

Support your gut, support your immunity

What role does our immune system play and why is it so important for our health? Nutritionist, Adrienne Benjamin, explains. Our immune system is a huge, dynamic network of cells, tissues and organs that work together to defend the body against harmful substances. It...

Action on IBS

Action on IBS

Nutritional Therapist, Alice Bradshaw, guides us through how to ease symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome. Bloating, excess gas, heartburn, constipation, stomach pain – these symptoms are becoming constant companions for an alarmingly increasing number of individuals....

Natural Lifestyle recommends

Natural Lifestyle recommends

Ancient Magnesium Oil Ultra from the people at Good Health Naturally offers a professional strength topical product, using ultra-pure magnesium chloride for superior bioavailability, taken from the pristine ancient Zechstein seabed off the coast of Northern Europe. It...

Facts about fertility nutrients

Facts about fertility nutrients

With infertility rates rising, ensuring your nutrition is in the best shape possible is really important to support your body in conceiving. Experts at natural health company, BetterYou, point out that in 2019, UK birth rates hit a new low for the fourth consecutive...

Eating to sleep

Eating to sleep

If you’re finding it hard to get to sleep, or don’t feel you’re getting quality shuteye, how much thought have you given to the impact your diet could be having? Sleep has become a topic of great interest over the past 12 months at the hands of the Covid-19 pandemic,...

The children’s challenge of British Summer Time

The children’s challenge of British Summer Time

The changing of the clocks this weekend brings with it the prospect of summer on the way, but for many parents, the switch can also hugely affect their children’s bedtime, To some, a simple switch of the alarm clock and an hour less sleep may not seem too much of a...

Natural Lifestyle recommends

Natural Lifestyle recommends

Honey New Zealand is one of the few New Zealand honey companies which has a privately owned and fully integrated model – from hive to home. From the land, beehives and beekeepers to the extraction and packing facilities through to exporting, Honey New Zealand owns and...

Best foot forward

Best foot forward

With the nation upping its exercise routine during lockdown, we should be thinking about the impact this could have on our feet. Leading Podiatrist, Zoe Wilson, has reported higher incidence of foot and ankle trauma as we take part in more activity, and she has issued...

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