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Talc is Cheap. Get it Out of Supplements!

Talcum powder (magnesium silicate hydroxide) is the softest mineral known to man. But do you want it in your supplements? Or skin care? We say no



Key Kidney Issues for World Kidney Day

Kidney disease and failure is on the increase.  The aging population is of course relevant; but the soaring rates of type 2 diabetes is also highly relevant


The Best Foods For Maximum Magnesium - Naturally!

Magnesium is vital for your immune system, heart function, muscles, nerves and like the complementary mineral calcium, the bones


The Best Foods for Calcium - Naturally

Your skeleton is constantly rebuilding itself.  Isn't that simply incredible! And that's a major reason you need calcium


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    Why We Must be Iron Women

     

    Life is demanding for a "Warrior Woman" in the modern world. Iron is vital for health, it's the most common nutritional deficiency in the world. As many as 20% of women have low levels


Winter Virus Help

There are lots of stubborn viruses, colds and flu this winter.  In this tricky time after Christmas when we rush around, put systems under stress, and eat foods that compromise the immune system


Your Liver Will Love You if You Do This

  • …Your LIVER cleanses the system and is very effective at removing "toxins" whether they be dietary or environmental. But over the holidays, it may have been working a little harder


Turmeric - Trusted by the Doctor

  • Excellent mainstream coverage. Recently they showed some fantastic results with turmeric, and below is a link to an excerpt discussing some of the exciting results.  


Saccharin Synthetic Sludge - 300 Times Sweeter Than Sugar

  • All should be avoided. More natural, but still heavily processed, and far too many issues to be trusted is stevia. So it's a no from us on that too.


     

    Love Your Lentils!

  • There's a lot to love about lentils.  Traditionally not a favourite in the UK, we think you should use them 3 or 4 times a week if you can because they are so just so good for you.

  • Soya - For Natural HRT... are you SURE?

     

    Trust Me I'm a Doctor really was an excellent programme, we loved their piece on the amazing benefits of Turmeric.  It was great they touched on natural HRT alternatives.

     


    Turmeric Truth... Does it REALLY need the Black Pepper?

     

    Because we supply a whole herb, the picture is SO much bigger


Awesome Avocados!

When it comes to avocados, you can eat these every day if you wish and your budget allows



Stop or Give Up? And Stoptober Nutrition

We're now officially in autumn, the days are still warm but there;s is a marked chill in the air 



Low Fat is Fattening!

Low fat is the last thing to do if you want to be slim! How can that be when "low fat" is so well established in government guidelines, shopping aisles, and health campaigns?

As temperatures soar here in the UK we take a look at some very hot health topics.  These include hydration, advice for the elderly, identifiying heat stroke, salt sense, toxic tanning and the risks of jumping in cold pools


Safe Tanning

Firstly being safe means avoiding toxic sun creams.  Shocked? Read on!


Does Natural & Additive Free Mean Organic?

 The vast majority of our range, over 90% IS certified organic.  However, we cannot market, nor label our range as certified organic.


Serrapeptase - Non-Enteric v Enteric Coated

Serrapetase is one of our top selling supplements; but actually, it often causes some debate and discussion! Whilst we of course supply in a 100% natural form, others do not.


Fish Oil and Prostate Cancer - Facts or Fiction

Recently the news was full of headlines about fish, fish oil supplements, and an increased risk of prostate cancer. We'd took a brief look at some of the issues


 

"Have a Happy Heart Week" Round Up

* For the Best 7 Foods for a Healthy Heart
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* For the 7 Keys to Avoiding Heart Disease
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* For the Truth About Fats and Your Heart
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* For the Truth About Salt and Your Heart
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* For Understanding Causes of Chest Pain
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* Does "Cardio" Exercise Cut It?Click Here
 

 


5 a Day - Still Flawed 10 Years Later!

5 a Day is something we all hear all the time.  It's been around for ten years now, we were suprised to hear it had been this long!  But with the anniversary this month (December 2012), we thought it was a good time to have a look at this important issue. And when we start examining the nutritional issues there is a lot to cover!


Which Oil For Your Roast Potatoes?

So here we are, the final week leading up to Christmas, and we all start planning our special meal! The roasties are a Christmas essential.  The oil they are cooked in is vital both for that perfect roastie.  A Christmas article, but a food treat you may enjoy occasionally all year round! 


Is There a Mandarin in Your Stocking?

Fruit is seen as a staple part of the diet, but really we are designed to eat small amounts of this as a special treat! Remember sugar is sugar, natural or not.


Should We Be Eating Organic This Christmas?

We fully support eating organic where possible, especially when it comes to dairy produce.  But Christmas is an expensive team... a look at whether we should compromise?


Addressing Adrenal Fatigue

Hormones often go haywire. And that’s for women and men.  Not all hormones are produced by the adrenals, but there are complex, interdependant relationships between them, and dysfunction can easily occur. The causes are endless in the modern lifestyle


The Health Benefits of Fermented Food

These traditional foods are literally packed with good nutrition and are definitely worth exploring.  This article looks at fermented dairy, fermented vegetables, drinks, bread, soya and meat and fish.


Natural Ways to Ease Stress, Anxiety and Depression

Last week Channel 4 ran a season raising awareness on mental health issues - the "4GoesMad" season must be commended; it is a subject long overdue some mainstream coverage. So here's some practical ideas that you might find helpful when dealing with these potentially very debilitating conditions.


The Health Benefits of Good Posture

There are numerous health benefits to good posture.  Digestion, concentration, muscle tone, back issues and more can all be helped when you stand and sit tall.  We look at these benefits, and provide some useful ideas to help you improve your posture


Making Sense on Salt and Salt Awareness Week

Everyone tells us to "eat less salt".  Yet life itself depends on Salt, so why did a life giving substance became such a toxic force in the modern lifestyle? And why did one of the most complex substances on the planet become known simply as Sodium Chloride?


The Traditonal Herbal Medicinal Products Directive

Perhaps the most far reaching, and ill advised of the EU Directives relating to supplements is the Traditional Herbal Medicinal Products Directive .It is not an overstatement to say this directive is a tragedy for human rights, human health and consumer choice


When is Bread Not Really Bread?

“Bread is the staff of life” or at least so the saying goes.  It has been a staple food for man since the very earliest times. And the baker is one of the oldest trades that still (just about) survives in the modern World. But the modern loaf is a long way removed from the bread we used to eat in small quantities. 


 

From Digging to Taxing (With a Junk Food Shovel!)

In the 40s, the Government focused on education, inspiration and empowerment of the individual and family. The "Dig for Victory" campaign promoted growing one's own food. The images of abundant, healthy fruit and vegetables made for compelling viewing in the dark times of the War.  Today, in stark contrast, they are asking junk food companies how to proceed on health and nutrition policy. 


Jubilee Jelly and Coronation Chicken

So the Jubilee celebrations are over, and whatever your opinion on the subject, there’s lots to discuss.  We thought comparing Jubilee party food through the ages might be revealing on the nutrition front.  From jellied eels and jelly to the modern street party, here's a look at how our food has changed.  


Simple Slimming Guide

Dieting is difficult. The endless cycle of restricting food is frustrating and de-motivating. And yo-yo / crash dieting can lead to metabolic ruin.  Certainly shedding a few pounds is great for your health, appearance and self esteem. But how do we do that...naturally and feel good about the process?  


 

Interview with Jacques De Langre PhD on Celtic Salt

A Californian biochemist. His two books “Seasalt’s Hidden Powers” and “Sea Salt, the Vital Spark for Life” are well worth seeking out. 


Foods That Help You Sleep

Whilst some people might reach for the sleeping pills, thankfully, there are some simple solutions to be found in your kitchen cupboard. So here’s a closer look at some natural ways to give your body the best possible chance of getting the rest and relaxation you need.


Sustainable Food Bill by The Weston A Price Foundation

The Public Bodies (Sustainable Food) Bill 2010-11 proposes that public bodies and Industry create a code for “sustainable” and “healthy” food.  These guidelines demonize many of the traditional, nutrient dense foods necessary for human health.  Read >>>>>>>


Dietary Guidelines for Hayfever and Allergies

Packing your diet with fresh fruit and vegetables is essential at this time. The more natural antioxidants you can get into your system the better.  Vitamin C is thought to have natural antihistamine effects, so include lots of leafy greens, peppers, papaya, tomatoes and broccoli


Whole Herbs Compared to Standardised Extracts

We take the view (as do medical herbalists), that the whole herb has greater therapeutic properties - the whole is greater than the sum of the parts - synergy.  Within each herb lies “biological intelligence” - hundreds, even thousands of nutrients (chemical compounds) can be found; so much so, laboratories are still a long way from identifying all of the nutrients in any particular herb. 


Soya - Good Food or Anti-Nutrient?

Modern unfermented soy products must be highly processed to render them palatable. This causes many other problems, similar to those caused by other processed foods. Fragile proteins are denatured during high temperature processing to make soy protein isolate and textured vegetable protein


The Benefits of Broad Spectrum Nutrition

Broad spectrum supplements and nutrition are literally a revolution in the way we approach achieving optimum health. They posses a huge array of nutrients in a form that your body can recognise and readily absorb. They are incredibly complex, yet perfectly balanced and bioavailable.


The Impact on Health of Demineralised Soils

Recorded levels in our soil and food are falling all the time.  That's because of decades of intensive farming, the use of chemical pesticides, and a reliance on NPK (nitrogen-phosphorous potassium) fertilizer. This is extremely acidic, and doesn't provide the broad range of minerals that crops need


The Health Benefits of Naturally Chelated Minerals

When a mineral is chelated, it is bound to an amino acid in a stable manner.   What this means is that the two compounds remain closely associated


Diets and Detox - Facts and Fiction

What a great shame that the negative column inches, detract from one of the most important issues in the modern world – improving diet and nutrition, and protecting long term health


17 Signs of Good Health & Vitality

These 17 signs are clear indicators of a strong foundation of health. If you are able to “tick the box” on all of these, fantastic!  


 

The Pioneers of Whole Food Nutrition

During the last century in America, some very great minds strived to raise awareness of the power of whole foods, nutrition and the link between lifestyle and health. They were often ridiculed and ostracised by their peers. Today, their work seems even more relevant


What Exactly are Antioxidants and Free Radicals?

One of the big buzz words of recent years has been antioxidants.  We all know they are good for us, but what exactly are they, and what role do they play in preventing disease?


The Specific Role of Vitamins and Minerals in Your Body

Your body needs a complex array of nutrients to thrive - over 90 in total. It's essential that your diet is as varied as possible so you enjoy a good range of nutrients


The Role of Amino Acids in Good Health

Quite amazing then that just 22 amino acids ensure the constant building of protein cells, and the growth, maintenance and repair of many crucial systems


The Benefits of Organic Food

The results of a 4 year, £12 million study were released in October 2007 proving that organic food has significantly higher vitamins, minerals and as much as 40% more antioxidants. Yes, it costs more, but in our opinion, we think organic is worth it.  Budgets are tight, so if choices have to be made, we would say at the very least buy organic when it comes to dairy, and preferable all animal produce


The Benefits of Raw Food

Cooking food destroys the natural enzymes and molecular structure. Our bodies have a limited amount of natural enzymes and these help with the digestion of food when we eat; these enzymes are used up in the digestion process and may become depleted over time.


The Role of Water in Disease Prevention

Health and healing must start with Water.  Your body is about 70% water and 30% solid matter. Your brain is 85% water, your blood is 83% water, your muscles are 75% water and your bone is 22% water.


Microwaves - Making a Mess of Good Food

Much is sacrificed in the name of convenience these days.  A good example is the microwave oven. Not only does food cooked in a microwave oven never taste quite right, nutritionally, it's not right either! When food is cooked normally, heat goes naturally from the outside to the inside. The reverse is true of microwaved food


Ancient Dietary Wisdom

Wonderful article giving an overview of Weston A Price research looking at the very healthiest people in the World, recommended reading! More than sixty years ago, a Cleveland dentist named Weston A. Price decided to embark on a series of unique investigations that would engage his attention and energies for the next ten years.


Response to the News Headlines on Antioxidants

There was a media frenzy on the re-release of the discredited Cochrane Review.


Understanding the Immune System

The Immune system is comprised of a whole series of defence mechanisms that all work synergistically to protect us, and to prevent diseases spreading and compromising our health and indeed sometimes our very survival.


Osteoporosis: Prevention and Management Lifestyle Tips

Here's a look at some simple diet and lifestyle guidelines for both the prevention and management of Osteoporosis


Vitamin D - the Sunshine Vitamin

First and foremost - at least 20 minutes in the sunshine twice a week with exposed face and arms (always avoid burning and midday sunshine). Vitamin D from sunshine lasts around 60 days in the body, and needs to be topped up regularly. 


Diet, Therapies, and Supplements for Migraines

Migraines affect all ages, but two thirds of sufferers are women, with prevalence being higher between the ages of 20 and 50. Hormonal factors are thought to play a huge role, but migraine triggers can vary tremendously between individuals.


The Dangers Lurking in Your Shower and Bath

There’s nothing quite like a relaxing, long bath, or invigorating shower is there.  But what about the chlorine exposure?


Whatever Happened to Colloidal Silver?

 

 


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