This powerful spice has been used traditionally in herbal medicine for many years. Its warming properties have been known to act as a circulatory stimulant, in that it helps gently move blood around the body.

Author: Alyce Cimino   Date Posted: 1 July 2018

The active compounds are not bioavailable in raw mushrooms, so they do need to be cooked. Hot water helps to extract the active compounds from the mushroom, making it possible for us to enjoy the multitude of health benefits they provide.

Author: Angelique Bone   Date Posted: 26 June 2018

Mushrooms have been used as medicine for centuries in traditional Chinese medicine - some were believed to promote longevity and even immortality! So how can mushrooms benefit our health these days?

Author: Angelique Bone   Date Posted: 19 June 2018

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Hormones carry an important function in the body – they bind to receptors in certain organs to initiate a response, thus keeping the bodily functions working. Occasionally though, these hormones become unbalanced, leading to health issues.

Author: Angelique Bone   Date Posted: 12 June 2018

For centuries vinegar has been used as a natural home remedy and was traditionally used to preserve food. Apple cider vinegar has been promoted to alleviate many common health problems, however along with health benefits; there are also many beauty...

Author: Jillian Foster   Date Posted: 5 June 2018

Garlic (Allium sativum) has been used for centuries to support immune and vascular health. The humble garlic, and its many benefits can be dated back to Ancient Egypt 343 BC, where it was often used to give strength a boost and increase productivity.

Author: Alyce Cimino   Date Posted: 1 June 2018

Is stevia good for you? The stevia plant is rich in nutrients including folic acid, vitamin C and essential amino acids. It also possesses therapeutic, antioxidant, antimicrobial and antifungal properties.

Author: Jillian Foster   Date Posted: 28 May 2018

Skincare and cosmetics are part of most people’s daily routine. Whilst you may choose your products based on their marketable features such as anti-ageing, pore-refining, whitening etc. ave you ever thought about the chemical ingredients in your products?

Author: Jillian Foster   Date Posted: 22 May 2018

Our immune system is designed to protect us from environmental agents such as pathogens and chemicals in order to preserve the integrity of our body. Keeping our immune system in check and firing at optimal levels is important for preventing illness.

Author: Angela Fleming   Date Posted: 17 May 2018

When it comes to a getting a restful night’s sleep we don’t think of decorating our bedrooms with some new folia. However, adding in a couple of select indoor plants could help you to be drifting off to dreamland in no time at all. Here are our top 8 plan

Author: Jillian Foster   Date Posted: 15 May 2018

Good skincare is not just about what we put on our skin. It’s important that we look after it from the inside as well, so here is a list of foods that helps to keep your skin both healthy and glowing...

Author: Angelique Bone   Date Posted: 8 May 2018

Andrographis has a strong affinity with supporting the immune system and supports liver function, and is known to help alleviate the symptoms experienced with the common cold and mild upper respiratory tract infections.

Author: Alyce Cimino   Date Posted: 1 May 2018

Numerous studies in psychology have shown that individuals who set goals have a far better chance of achieving them than those who do not. Short term goals give you something more immediate to focus on, while long term goals help you strive for higher...

Author: Jillian Foster   Date Posted: 24 April 2018

Thinking of exercise can prove to be gruelling and tiring in itself. Some think ‘I’ll start tomorrow’ but there is always an excuse.So how do we get around the excuses and shift our thinking into something fun, positive and productive?

Author: Angela Fleming   Date Posted: 16 April 2018

Physical activity is an important factor in maintaining good overall health and wellbeing. A study undertaken in 2012 concluded that participating in leisure-time physical activity can increase life expectancy by as much as 4.5 years.

Author: Angela Fleming   Date Posted: 10 April 2018

We might all have fond memories of lavender wafting out of grandma’s house; however there are many lavender oil benefits you may not know of, making it a wonderful kitchen remedy. Here we look at the current research of lavender oil uses...

Author: Jillian Foster   Date Posted: 3 April 2018

Hawthorn is a herb traditionally used to assist in heart health. In Western herbal medicine, hawthorn is the principle herb used to support vascular health, cardiac blood flow and circulation, and maintaining healthy heart muscle function.

Author: Angela Fleming   Date Posted: 1 April 2018

There are many benefits of fermented foods so let’s look at what makes them so great. Firstly, fermented foods are live and active. They are teeming with beneficial bacteria and yeast. They contain a variety of live cultures (probiotics) along with...

Author: Jillian Foster   Date Posted: 27 March 2018

Start your day off happy with this delicious choc-banana-cashew protein shake.

Author: Jillian Foster   Date Posted: 20 March 2018

Enjoy a chocolatey treat with these creamy, delicious mini chocolate puddings.

Author: Jillian Foster   Date Posted: 14 March 2018