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  1. New Year, New Me!

     Like something out of a fairy-tale, the clock strikes midnight on the 31st of December every year, the high heels are replaced by a nice pair of fresh Nikes and we all wake up as this immaculately clean eating, gym going, money saving, positive living version of ourselves. Boxes of celebrations are replaced with carrot sticks, wine replaced by green...
  2. Echinacea

    Echinacea Echinacea has become a popular herbal remedy over the years. It is the name of a group of flowering plants in the daisy family, native to North America where they grow in open wooded areas. The plant’s upper and lower parts are used and made into tablets, tinctures and teas for a variety of ailments such as: Boosting Immune...
  3. Vitamin D for Mood

    Vitamin D for Mood. What is Vitamin D?             Vitamin D is a vitamin but also a steroid hormone, that is needed by the body for many things. It is found in small amounts of foods but is mostly synthesised by our body when skin comes in contact with the sun. As we all know sun does not shine in...
  4. Back To School

    Back to School Support The long-anticipated time has come, the kids going back to school, and with that comes most parents panic of how to boost their child’s immune systems and/or concentration levels to prepare for the year ahead. This year has added immune support panic among most parents with the current situation we are in. The right supplements can...
  5. Probiotics and the Immune System

    What Are Probiotics? ​The term probiotics comes from the greek “for life”. They are live bacteria and yeasts that are good for us, especially our digestive and immune systems. As we are in a day and age of the overuse of antibiotics which kill bad but unfortunately also good bacteria it is important for us to know about probiotics and probiotic supplements and what our good bacteria does for...
  6. Vitamins For Hair

    Nutrition for Hair Thinning hair, poor hair growth, weak hair, male pattern balding or alopecia are all big concerns for women and men worldwide. It is important to address the root cause of these problems in order to see results and to find the best hair vitamins for you. What Causes Thinning Hair and Hairloss?             The hair is more...
  7. Pregnancy Supplements

    Pregnancy Vitamins How Important is it for me to supplement when pregnant?             From the time of conception, supplementation of certain nutrients is recommended for the growth and development of a healthy baby. Some of these nutrients are well known, for example, folic acid for the prevention of spina bifida, however some nutrients aren’t as commonly known and can be...
  8. Tips for Anxiety

    Tips for Anxiety  Racey mind? Sweaty hands? Low mood? Irritable? Inability to cope with stress? We’ve all been there, maybe more through this unfortunate time where it feels like the world has been turned upside down. In a world where stress is high and relaxation is hard to come by, it is important to know how nutrition can help our...
  9. Hay fever. What Can I Take to Help?

    Summer, most peoples favourite season. Unfortunately, not for hay fever sufferers. Hay fever is an environmental allergy, triggered mainly by pollen, dust and dander.             The immune system is constantly looking to protect us. It produces substances called antibodies, to protect us from disease and illness. In sufferers with allergies such as hay fever the immune system produces antibodies against...
  10. Boosting The Immune System

    . Boosting The Immune System. The immune system is a term we are all familiar with, especially at Winter time and unfortunately at a time like now. It’s our bodies way of keeping us well and protecting us against disease. There are certain nutrients that are essential for the working of the immune system. Certain herbs can help also and...

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