Science-Backed Remedies for Inflammation, Pain and Arthritis

Patients diagnosed with inflammation, pain and arthritis are commonly prescribed Non-Steroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs (NSAID’s). Waiting lists for common surgeries like hip replacements are now longer than ever, causing misery for many. Unfortunately while patients wait, medical conditions deteriorate, pain increases and quality of life is diminished. Inflammation can effect any of the joints and it … Continued

Lemon Balm a Herb for the Nerves

~ “it will comfort the heart and drive away melancholy” ~   Lemon balm (Melissa officinalis) is a spring time herb known for its fresh lemon scent. During the growing season a freshly scented tea can be made to soothe and calm the senses. It is the perfect herb for a nervous disposition or where … Continued

12 Signs of Zinc Deficiency

Zinc deficiency, as reported by The World Health Organisation, is a significant problem for most countries in the world. Everyone, young and old requires regular zinc intake from their diet. Lack of this vital mineral is linked to poor health status so it is essential that the body has the necessary amount. What is zinc? … Continued

Gluten free Banana Loaf

This easy gluten free banana loaf recipe is perfect served slightly warm with a spread of butter and a cup of tea. Ingredients 5 organic smallish ripe bananas 250g Doves Farm gluten free flour 140g light muscovado sugar 75g organic butter (I like salted), melted 2 large free range eggs 2.5 teaspoons of bicarbonate of … Continued

Vitamin D Awareness Week

We are supporting Vitamin D Awareness Week in the hope that the public no longer sees the sun as public enemy No.1.   How do we get Vitamin D? Vitamin D₃ is made in your skin when you are exposed to sunlight. It then travels in the bloodstream to the liver and kidneys where it … Continued

Friendship, carob and figs

On every trip away I come back with something new, not just physically as the collection of dried carob and almonds spilled out of my suitcase on our return from Soller in Mallorca. This time my dad was with us so I knew I was in for a few lessons that I will remember always. … Continued

The Anti-Ageing Nutrient – Hyaluronic Acid

  You may have wondered what Hyaluronic Acid is as it crops up in skin products and supplements and if it is worth taking. Hyaluronic Acid is a gel-like water holding molecule, a glycosaminoglycan, present in all connective tissue that is responsible for maintaining moisture in the body. Arthritic joints are often very low in … Continued

When sleep became ‘cool’

Who knew it, a fundamental necessity for good health becomes cool. Sleep is being touted as ‘the new sweat’ and while it comes easy to some, for many it can be hard to attain. Are you struggling to lose weight, have inflammation, depression, want to reduce the risk of dementia, diabetes and heart disease? Ensure … Continued

The Undiagnosed Epidemic

More and more people are fed up and tired of feeling fed up and tired, and it sometimes feels that no one is listening. Could the reason be an undiagnosed and untreated thyroid imbalance? Inadequate testing, mostly relying on the TSH (Thyroid Stimulating Hormone) test, and ignoring of common symptoms can leave a person feeling … Continued

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