Mindfulness Techniques: How to Incorporate Them into Your Daily Routine
Mindfulness is the practice of bringing awareness to the present moment. It can be done through a variety of activities such as meditation, yoga or breathing exercises. Incorporating mindfulness techniques into your daily routine can help to reduce stress and improve your overall well-being.
Our journey to become B Corp Certified
B Corp is a certification given to organisations that meet a high standard of social and environmental performance, but it’s much more than that. It has formed parts of our strategy, our culture and forever changed our ways of working.
Are You Eating the Dirty Dozen Fruits and Vegetables?
Do you know what the "Dirty Dozen" is? This term is used to refer to a list of twelve fruits and vegetables that have been found to contain the highest amounts of pesticide residue. In this blog post, we'll explore what the dirtiest produce is, and what it means for our health, and how to avoid them.
Could a vitamin deficiency be to blame for low energy levels?
Are you feeling tired and run down? Could a nutritional deficiency be the cause? Deficiencies can lead to a host of symptoms, including low energy levels. In this blog post, we will discuss the signs and symptoms as well as possible ways to help restore normal energy levels.
What are Antioxidants and Free Radicals?
Antioxidants get plenty of attention thanks to their potential health benefits, like reduced inflammation and anti-ageing effects, but many people don’t understand what they are and how they work. In this blog, we explain what antioxidants are, their relationship with free radicals, and how both of these things affect our health!
Appetite, Satiety, and Weight Loss: What's the Connection?
When you’re trying to lose weight, the focus is usually on how many calories you’re taking in every day. But is there a way to make your diet more satiating, without making it less nutritious?
Choosing the best cooking oil for your health
Many of us grab a bite to eat without considering what goes into preparing the food we eat every day, especially the oils we are cooking with and consuming. Over the past century, vegetable oils have risen dramatically in popularity, but are they healthy? Here's what you need to know…
What is detoxing and is it actually good for you?
The word “detox” is often thrown around on social media and it's become synonymous with juice cleanses and flat-tummy teas... ... but what actually is detoxing, from a scientific point of view? And, more to the point, is it healthy or is it a potentially damaging practice to inflict on your body? There’s a lot of conflicting and false information out there when it comes to detoxing and the detox diet culture. In this blog post, we will answer all of the questions you may have about detoxing so you can make an informed decision about whether it’s right for you.
Ebony's journey to better health
We’d love to introduce you to Ebony. She’s a 39-year-old self-employed small business owner and mother to two boys. Through her small business, Dotty Black, she creates and sells gifts, cards, prints, keepsakes, and homeware. Her goal is to promote positivity through her bold, bright, and empowering creations. In December 2020, Ebony caught COVID-19 and has been struggling with the long-lasting side effects ever since. Her symptoms include fatigue, brain fog, and a tightness in her chest that did not go away. She discussed this openly on her platform, and we reached out to see if we could help. Within a few weeks, Ebony sat down for a health consultation with one of our practitioners, Aletta Sørensen. Together they went over her entire health history and discussed her current lifestyle, diet, and the goals Ebony would like to achieve. Aletta put together a nutrition plan to help Ebony improve her health and we sent Ebony a few supplements to take alongside her lifestyle changes. We’ll be keeping up with Ebony throughout her journey. In this blog, she’s shared her experience during the first week of her nutrition plan, read on to hear from Ebony herself:
Ebony's journey to better health: Week 2
Ebony is a 39-year-old self-employed small business owner and mother to two boys. She creates and sells gifts, cards, prints, keepsakes, and homeware through her small business, Dotty Black. We recommend reading about Ebony's first week, to learn more about why she's taking part in this journey with us! Below, she’s shared her thoughts during week two of her nutrition plan:
Your Questions Answered: Hair, Skin & Nails
There's no doubt that the winter months are tough on our bodies and minds. It's reflected in everything from our skin and hair to our nails. You asked us a bunch of questions about your hair, skin, and nails and we thought we'd answer a few of them here.
Ebony's journey to better health: Weeks 3 & 4
Ebony is a 39-year-old self-employed small business owner and mother to two boys. She creates and sells gifts, cards, prints, keepsakes, and homeware through her small business, Dotty Black. In April, she sat down for a health consultation with one of our practitioners, Aletta Sørensen, who put together a nutrition plan and recommended a few supplements to help Ebony improve her health.
Why are some supplements more expensive than others?
It’s human nature to want a good deal and save money. However, when it comes to buying supplements, they are not all created equal - and the price often reflects this! With this in mind, we’ve highlighted three things to look out for the next time you go looking for the best supplements. We’ll also explain why the higher-quality supplements are often worth the additional expense.
5 easy ways to maintain optimal gut health
It’s incredibly important that you regularly assess your gut health to make sure things aren’t going awry - the gut has been linked to our mood, mental wellbeing, skin conditions, and autoimmune diseases and it’s one of the easiest ways you can discover how well your body is functioning. In today’s blog, we’re going to explore ways that you can maintain good gut health and feel your best.
Dehydration Symptoms: How to Stay Hydrated as the Weather Gets Cooler
Dehydration affects everyone differently, but there are some universal symptoms you can watch out for to ensure you’re staying adequately hydrated. Whether you’re outdoors in the hot summer sun or holed up inside during the colder months, here are dehydration symptoms to watch out for and what to do about them.
The benefits of intermittent fasting the right way
If you're like most people, you probably think of fasting as a way to lose weight. And while weight loss is one of the benefits of intermittent fasting, it's not the only one. Intermittent fasting is a popular dieting trend that has been shown to have some health benefits, including improved insulin sensitivity, reduced inflammation, and increased weight loss.
Know Your Microbiome: How your gut bacteria affects your health!
The microbiome refers to the trillions of bacteria and other microorganisms that live on and in your body. These tiny organisms have tremendous influence over your health, from digestive problems to depression. Though scientists still have plenty of questions about how this delicate ecosystem works, what they know so far suggests that it’s incredibly important to keep the gut healthy and well-balanced. Here’s what you need to know about the microbiome and how it relates to your overall health.
Oil of Oregano: One of nature’s most therapeutic essential oils
Oregano is a herb that belongs to the mint family and its aromatic leaves are used in many Mediterranean recipes. Its name comes from Greek, meaning "Joy of the Mountain". There are over 40 varieties of oregano, Origanum vulgare is a species that is particularly high in phytochemical substances that help to fight infections. Oregano's healing properties come from four main compounds: alcohols, esters, phenols, and terpenes. The natural properties of these substances are what make Oil of Oregano so powerful. Phenols, such as carvacrol, act as antiseptics and antioxidants, while terpenes have antiseptic, antiviral, and anti-inflammatory properties. Alcohols found in oregano oil have antiviral and antiseptic qualities. Esters are potent antifungal agents. Oregano oil is also one of the few herbs that contain therapeutic amounts of rosmarinic acid, one of nature’s most powerful antioxidants.
Which Toothpaste Is Best: Fluoride or Hydroxyapatite?
Right now, there is a growing amount of research exploring the advantages of using hydroxyapatite toothpaste instead of traditional toothpaste containing fluoride. Is hydroxyapatite toothpaste more effective than fluoride toothpaste when it comes to cleaning and protecting your teeth?
Seasonal allergies: symptoms, causes and treatment
The allergy season is considered to be the time of year when the pollen count is increasing and people with allergies are more likely to start having symptoms; therefore, the allergy season occurs during spring and summer. People that have allergies normally react to pollen, which are tiny grains that contain the male gametes of seed plants. Many people suffer from seasonal allergies, also known as hay fever or allergic rhinitis. Looking for ways to manage it? Here's what you need to know.
Discover more about the Health Benefits of Turmeric
Our in-house practitioner, Rob, has 20 years of experience practising nutrition and natural healing. He shared his thoughts on turmeric and its numerous health benefits!
Preventing the Winter Blues: The Importance of Vitamin D
There’s something about the autumn and winter months that can leave many people feeling run down and depressed. And it’s not just the cold, wet weather! The reduced exposure to sunlight during the winter months, and the resulting lack of vitamin D, can have a big impact on our mood. Although these symptoms may not seem like much to worry about initially, those suffering from seasonal affective disorder can feel trapped inside their homes during the long winter months and may find they have difficulty functioning normally at work or school due to their lack of energy and motivation. In this blog, we’ll explain a few ways we can help combat the winter blues!