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Why you need to Boost your Immune System Naturally now!

The long summer months are almost behind us, and there is a feel of Autumn in the air. Along with this change of season comes some inevitable sharing of cold and flu viruses, and of course we have the new kid on the coronavirus block doing the rounds, Omicron.Everybody pretty much now knows what they will do to keep themselves and their family healthy, however no matter what course you choose, it is likely that most people will still catch the virus. It is therefore more important than ever to b...

March 4, 2022

Post-Christmas Detox Time

Feeling like you might have had too much champagne, chocolate, pavlova or trifle over Christmas? Over-eating, drinking and late nights can take their toll on your body, and whilst it is certainly fun to over-indulge over Christmas, this period can make you feel bloated, overweight, tired and not feel yourself. If you are feeling like that into the New Year, it’s time to give your body a little break after the end-of-year excess… ...

January 17, 2022

Christmas, Stress, Free Radicals and Antioxidants

Christmas time is a lovely time of year however can often be overwhelming and stressful particularly this year with a pandemic on top of it.  Stress can have many effects on the body such as suppressing the immune system and can also be responsible for the generation of free radicals, which can cause damage to DNA and other parts of human cells....

December 10, 2021

Gut Inflammation and what you can do about it

We've all experienced some sort of inflammation in our lives - whether it be a splinter in the finger, a cut toe, or congestion from having caught a cold.But it is the symptoms of gut inflammation that seem to be the hardest to attribute to the underlying condition, and to manage on an on-going basis.Read on for some practical tips that everyone can do to help manage inflammation today....

November 12, 2021

The Digestive System and Your Body's Wellness

The digestive system is composed mostly of your gastrointestinal tract and a few small organs that support this vital part of the body. People that experience digestive woes tend to focus on the symptoms that affect their gut, but these problems can go beyond your abdominal area.Although it may not be immediately obvious, your digestive system has a huge effect on all other parts of your body. From your muscles and bones right down to your heart and brain, the performance of your ...

October 25, 2021

Over 40 - Hormones and the Gut

When we reach our 40's it's fair to say that things start to feel a bit different to the way they were in the past. As we age, our bodies start to change, and our homones are no exception to that!...

September 6, 2021

Why do we get sick in Winter?

It is winter again and the time when people seem to get sick. But why is this – is it really from being out in the freezing wind and rain, getting wet and cold?Experts say that even though you are more likely to get sick during the winter months, it may not actually be because of getting cold and wet......

July 26, 2021

​Feeling bloated, moody or anxious? It could be your gut.

Good gut health is essential to overall health, and an unhealthy gut can cause a range of issues including bloating, gas, mood swings, diabetes, obesity, autoimmune conditions and depression.Modern life has played a major role in creating gut issues with common complaints such as high stress levels, lack of sleep, over consumption of processed foods, a high sugar diet and taking antibiotics which can all damage our gut microbiome.Having a poor gut microbiome can then affect other aspects of our...

March 1, 2021

Low Tox your Life one step at a time

Spring is a great time of year to detox not only yourself from the inside out but it is also a great time to de -clutter your home and give it a thorough "Spring Clean". We know how amazing it feels when you have had a good clean out of your own system, you feel lighter, more energised and well just clean from the inside out.   When we de clutter our home and give it a thorough clean we also feel cleaner, lighter and well just happier. Have you tried low toxing your entire lifesty...

September 16, 2020

Beating Hayfever Naturally

For some of us its Spring time and for others its just turned Autumn. With a change of season for seasonal hay fever or allergic rhinitis sufferers can often mean on onset of symptoms.Typically a reaction to pollen from trees, grasses and weeds or household dusts that makes the immune system believe these particles are harmful invaders, triggering production of the antibody immunoglobulin E. This stimulates a release of histamine, causing inflammation and swelling of the nasal passages...

September 8, 2020

Gluten and The Gut – How does it relate to immune function?

Gluten, just about the most well known word in the health and wellness industry right now. It’s feared, but often people have no idea why, or the repercussions it can have not only on your digestive health, but also the overall functioning of your body....

July 6, 2020

How to fight the cold and flu season, naturally

As the cooler weather creeps in, now is the time to boost your natural immunity. With temperatures dropping and seasons changing, it’s best to give your body the chance to defend itself against some of the change-of-season bugs that are now floating around.And of  course it is also the beginning of the dreaded cold and flu season! As we are becoming more aware, the health and wellbeing of our gut plays a major part in a thriving immune system. Therefore it’s a great idea to stick with s...

June 29, 2020

Living with Coeliac disease and how I finally got my life back - Lynda Castle

 Tell us a little bit about yourself:My name is Lynda and I’m 68 years old, wow, that’s come along so fast. I’ve retired from the paid workforce nowdays but over the years I’ve done a variety of jobs and owned several businesses. I’ve travelled a reasonable amount and lived in a few countries. Nowdays I spend my time with family, gardening and I love keeping up with the cryptocurrency world. Needless to say health issues have been a big part of my life and I have listened to many ...

June 17, 2020

Probiotics and Diverticulitis

Diverticulitis can happen to anyone and is most common in people over 40 who have a low fiber diet leading to constipation and increased pressure on the digestive tract. Diverticulitis is a condition that occurs in the digestive tract when pouches form in the wall of the colon and these get inflamed or infected.  This can result in painful symptoms such as stomach pain, bloating, constipation or diarrhoea and even fever, chills, nausea and vomiting.  This condition most usually occurs ...

May 5, 2020

Immune Boosting Recipes the whole Family will love

If you’re looking for a different way to incorporate more fruit and spices in your diet, and are craving a dessert, why not try these poached pears?Pears are especially rich in folate, vitamin C and minerals copper and potassium and offer dietary fibre, which promotes overall digestive health and are also a good source of polyphenol and antioxidants. Cinnamon can help lower blood sugar levels and the antioxidants and polyphenols in cinnamon also possess anti-inflammatory properties.Star anise ...

April 4, 2020

Menopause and Gut Health

Menopause can not only cause bloating, weight gain, acid reflux, mood swings and general discomfort, but it can also cause imbalances in our digestive system and affect gut health....

March 24, 2020

7 Things you can do to Strengthen Your Immune System Today!

With all the nasty viruses around and flu season approaching it’s important to make sure you have a strong immune system.So it’s never been a better time to think seriously about boosting your immune system and it starts with your gut.  As much as 70-80% of immune cells are located in the gut, so your gut health can really impact the health of your entire immune system.A sluggish, unhappy gut will result in ineffective immune function, leading to more colds, flu and other infections.The...

March 10, 2020

Anti-Inflammatory Smoothie Recipe

Ingredients: 1 x Frozen Banana1/2 cup Frozen Blueberries or Raspberries (add more to taste)Handful of Spinach or another leafy green 1 heaped desert spoon Almond ButterAlmond Milk1 teaspoon Cinnamon: Adds a touch of sweet spiceDash of Cayenne (optional)1 heaped teaspoon Maca Powder1 teaspoon Immunity Fuel Probiotic Superfood Blitz in your blender, enjoy and fight your inflammation!...

February 19, 2020

10 Anti Inflammatory Foods to include on your Shopping List

Chronic inflammation can lead to weight gain and disorders such as leaky gut.   Stress, inflammatory foods, and low activity levels can make this risk even greater.   However, studies demonstrate that some foods can fight inflammation. Leaky gut creates a low-grade inflammation in reaction to food particles, that literally leak through your gut wall. This causes food sensitivities, especially to gluten and dairy, and also triggers many other health problems including fatigue,...

February 19, 2020

How Your Gut Health affects Your Skin

Your gut health is often one of the best ways you can improve your skin and cure any skincare concerns. The skin is not only the largest organ in your body but a useful one for determining your overall health. Visible signs of poorly skin such as acne, eczema, rosacea and dryness can indicate a deeper problem with your gut and can, in fact, be a symptom of an imbalance. Believe it or not, improving your gut health is often one of the best ways you can improve your skin and cure any skincare...

January 10, 2020

Best Probiotics to take on Holiday

Its Holiday time!  No one wants to get sick when they travel! All that trip planning and excitement completely derailed.Taking probiotics can make all the difference between an incident-free holiday or one spent missing out stuck in your hotel room. Not only can probiotics help your digestion, they can help prevent and stop travelers’ diarrhea and boost your immune system overall. Win-Win! You might be wondering why probiotics for travel.  Well the majority of your immune ...

December 9, 2019

Nutrient Absorption

In order for nutrients to be absorbed, food must undergo a digestion process. After food is consumed through our mouths, it is met with digestive enzymes which help break down the food into different molecules to assist our bodies functions. For example, our protein is broken down into various amino acids, and carbohydrates are turned into glucose for energy or storage. Once the food is broken down into the vital nutrients, it travels down to the small intestines and is absorbed into the bloo...

November 4, 2019

Probiotic Recipes Your Kids will Love

Ingredients:1 cup sunflower kernels1 cup roasted unsalted almonds½ cup roasted unsalted cashews200 grams pitted dates1 tbsp honey2 tbsp cocoa powder½ tbsp Immunity FuelDesiccated coconut, cocoa powder or grinded nuts to coat. Method:Place nuts and sunflower kernel in a food processor. Pulse to grind, then add the dates, honey, cocoa powder and Immunity Fuel.Process until the mixture sticks together and forms a thick, textured paste.Scrape the mixture from the food processor into a bowl an...

September 30, 2019

8 ways to rid your body of toxic chemicals

We are surrounded by toxic chemicals every day, from the pesticides on the foods we eat, plastics i.e water bottles and packaged foods to the latest tech gadgets and hottest new beauty products and cleaning products... there are chemicals everywhere.  Unfortunately these chemicals are easily absorbed into our bodies and have been linked to obesity, infertility, asthma, heart disease and even cancer. Toxic chemicals are especially troubling for kids, as their bodies are much smaller and are ...

August 8, 2019

7 Ways to Boost your Immune System This Winter!

People seem to come down with a cold or flu when the seasons change. The dramatic temperature change can challenge your immune system but sometimes the temperature shifts permit a different group of viruses to flourish, and it’s the viruses that make people sick. Many studies show that rhinovirus and coronavirus are the two main agents of the common cold. Interestingly, they flourish in cooler weather. If your immune system is in overdrive then you are more vulnerable to viral contagions ...

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