Hay Fever Help this Summer

Hay Fever Help this Summer Hay Fever affects people throughout spring and summer most years and is especially prominent during the season changes. Rather than popping antihistamine pills this summer and risking drowsiness and other unwanted side effects, why not utilise all of the natural ways of preventing hay fever. Here are a few suggestions…

Chamomile Compress

Print Recipe Chamomile Compress This chamomile teabag compress is ideal for those suffering from the symptoms of hay fever. Ingredients2 chamomile teabags InstructionsSubmerge an instant chamomile teabag in water. Leave it there for at least 3 mins. Dump out the water and gently squeeze the excess water from the teabag. Refrigerate the chamomile tea bag…

Butternut Squash & Sweet Potato Soup

Print Recipe Butternut Squash and Sweet Potato Soup Butternut squash is a deliciously sweet and filling vegetable. It’s not only tasty, it’s also packed with vitamins, minerals, fibre and antioxidants. This warming soup does not have to be limited to the autumn and winter months, it’s delicious all year round. Ingredients1 butternut squash skin and…

Sweet Potato and Lentil Curry

Print Recipe Sweet Potato and Lentil Curry Sweet potatoes are highly nutritious and a great source of fibre, vitamins, and minerals. They are rich in antioxidants that protect your body from inflammation. The fibre and antioxidants in sweet potatoes are also advantageous to gut health.Have this hearty curry for a delicious mid-week dinner, make extra…

The Benefits of Valerian Root

Valerian Root has been used throughout the ages to promote relaxation, tranquillity and to help improve your sleep. It is a herb native to Asia and Europe and is now grown in China, the USA and other countries. The root has a strong earthy odour which comes from the oils and other compounds. The root…

Carrot, Turmeric, Red Lentil Stew

Print Recipe Carrot, Turmeric, Red Lentil Stew Turmeric is hugely beneficial to our health. Turmeric contains curcumin, a substance with powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. This stew has great health benefits and is perfect for lunch or dinner. Ingredients1 tbsp rapeseed oil1 onion diced2 cloves garlic crushed2 cups red lentils2 tomatoes diced2 large carrots peeled…

Benefits of Magnesium

Exercise, Magnesium and Immune Function. We all know there are many ways to support our immune system against corona virus, any other virus and infections. Exercise, sleep , balanced healthy diet, happiness, communication and many others all have a part to play. Magnesium is not the first nutrient associated with immune support. But in this…

Understanding Melatonin

The recent outbreak of COVID-19 has become a pandemic with tens of thousands of infected patients. Some seem to get only mild symptoms while others progress to acute breathing difficulties. Evidence suggests that excessive inflammation and an exaggerated immune response in some individuals leads to a cytokine storm (a flood of inflammatory signals) that damages…

Immune Smoothie

Print Recipe Immune Smoothie Packed with vitamin C rich greens, anti-inflammatory ginger and a dash of immune boosting Manuka honey this smoothie makes a great addition to breakfast for a healthy start to the day. Ingredients1 banana1 cup frozen pineapple2 cups organic spinach1/2 cup parsley leaves1 knob fresh ginger peeled (about 2 inches)1 tbsp manuka/raw…

Nutrients for Eczema

Eczema an inflammatory skin condition that causes can cause skin irritation, itching and oozing blisters. Eating certain foods doesn’t appear to cause eczema, although it may trigger a flare-up if you already have the condition. Oily fish, such as salmon, mackerel, trout and sardines contain high levels omega-3 fatty acids which are anti-inflammatory. You may…