Fermented Foods -The Next Big Thing

Fermented Foods -The Next Big Thing

Organic September is here and to celebrate, Helen, Rachel and I took a trip to London to investigate the latest trends in organic food, drink and beauty.

The Wellbeing way of life is becoming big news

It’s really encouraging to see that people want to take care of what they are eating, and are becoming aware of the relationship between food and their bodies.  Consequently, healthy food and organic products are becoming more accessible and interesting. We were surprised to see that even the drinks trolley on the train to London sold coconut water!

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What I have learnt from taking up paddle boarding

What I have learnt from taking up paddle boarding

Ok so not the most obvious of sports to enjoy when you live in a land locked county in England. Earlier this year I decided I needed a little bit more fun in my life but I had no idea what that looked like. It then popped into my head that I wanted to try paddle boarding after watching my teenage boys try it on a lake in Italy a year earlier.

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Watching a friend deal with cancer

Watching a friend deal with cancer

Breast cancer awareness month is upon us, so it feels important to write on the subject of cancer and treatment. Writing about cancer is a difficult subject for so many obvious reasons, and so much has been written about it. I have been putting off writing this blog for a good couple of weeks… I have been feeling the fear of writing about this because although two people in my life have been touched by cancer, it feels difficult to write about something as an outsider.

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The 8 types of tea you should be drinking

The 8 types of tea you should be drinking

Black tea, which is the tea us Brits drink for every occasion, is one of few teas which are fermented, and thus is full of health boosting benefits. Black tea is full of antioxidants, which help to encourage a strong immune system, improve cardiovascular health and fight inflammation. Black tea also contains tannin, which is great for the digestive system and can help fight viruses. Tannin is brilliant for eye care; if you have sore or puffy eyes put a cooled damp black tea bag on and rest for 15 minutes. I also keep my used teabags to clean my pets eyes every day!

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Recently diagnosed with fibromyalgia

Recently diagnosed with fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition for which there is no cure and is largely unexplained. We don’t know how or why people get fibromyalgia although there is some discussion that it may start after a period of stress or illness. It is thought that 1 person in every 25 could be suffering with Fibromyalgia in the UK, and although it predominately affects women between the ages of 30 and 60 years old, it can strike anyone at any age, regardless of gender.

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Endometriosis Awareness Week

Endometriosis Awareness Week

There are many complementary therapies that can help with Endometriosis, the following have all been proven to help with the symptoms and the additional conditions that can often occur with it, such as IBS, Fibromyalgia, anxiety, depression and infertility. Endometriosis pain can occur all throughout a woman’s monthly cycle, and is not limited to just the pelvic area. Pain can occur in the legs, hips and back, and Endometriosis can cause bladder and bowel problems. Many women suffer with fatigue and extreme mood swings too. Because of the complexity of the disease, often a multi-faceted approach is required.

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