Smoothies

Immune-boosting ‘Hot-Shots’ Smoothies Recipe

Smoothies feature in my weekly meal plan, especially when the seasons change. For me, they always feel more like a sweet treat than like the healthy meal they actually are. Bonus – children love them, too! They have no idea how many superfoods you’re hiding in these delicious smoothies. What makes these smoothies healthy? These […]

cleansing after Christmas

10 top tips for detoxing and cleansing after Christmas

First, lighten up your toxin load. Eliminate alcohol, coffee, cigarettes, refined sugars, and saturated fats, all of which act as toxins in the body and are obstacles to your healing process. Also, minimise the use of chemical-based household cleaners and personal health care products (cleansers, shampoos, deodorants and toothpastes), and substitute natural alternatives. Eat plenty […]

Winter Viruses

Stop winter viruses and infections with a healthy and balanced immune system

For as long as I can remember, everyone in my family has taken live bacteria probiotic capsules, including my daughter-in-law when she was pregnant with my first grandchild to boost our immune system. She also took my Omega 3 capsules throughout her pregnancy. My mother, who is almost 82, never misses a day of taking […]

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Does good gut health boost your immunity?

Our digestive health has a lot to do with our immune health and vice versa. Its role in maintaining our immune health and, eventually, our overall wellbeing cannot be underestimated. The two systems work closely to keep us in good physical and mental shape. The immune system is the group of cells and molecules that […]

Using nature to heal your gut and improve your skin

Heal your gut, heal your skin

On my 14th birthday, my parents gave me a book called Feed Your Face by Diana Binchin. The book is no longer in print. In fact, when I Google it, it’s nowhere to be found. The book included a number of recipes made from natural ingredients, full of the nutrients that are great for your […]

What is a toxin? And what does it have to do with psoriasis?

What is a toxin? And what does it have to do with psoriasis?

Our bodies have various mechanisms to protect against toxins such as physical barriers, digestive secretions, immune surveillance and enzyme systems that process toxins for secretion via sweat, breath, urine, bile and faeces. In many cases, our bodies will sequester toxins for excretion and if they can’t deal with them immediately, toxins will be stored in […]

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Psoriasis – More than Skin Deep

There are around 8 million people in the UK affected by psoriasis – one of the oldest skin diseases known to mankind. It is disfiguring and can cause social anxiety, isolation and depression. Whilst the symptoms of psoriasis may appear on the skin, the disease has strong links to gut health that are often overlooked. […]