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Vagal toning

Vagal toning What is it and should you be doing it? Your vagus nerve is part of the autonomic nervous system (controlling the things that the body does automatically) and it’s the main nerve involved in our stress responses. The nerve starts in the brain stem, passes the left ear, goes down the back of the throat, past the heart, lungs and diaphragm and then branches out like tree roots in the gut. When it’s working properly or is “well toned”, the vagus nerve monitors information from our senses — increasing heart rate and blood pressure when we’re under stress, […]

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Creamy nettle and wild garlic soup Serves 4

The scent of wild garlic is unmistakable sign that spring is truly here and it’s time to don my rubber gloves to gather some tender nettle tops for a nourishing soup. Rich with iron, this deeply green tonic feels amazingly restorative after root and cabbage heavy winter meals. Foraging is a great way to take in some new microbes, but choose leaves that don’t enjoy too much attention from dogs, or give them a good rinse before you eat them. 1 onion 1 leek (well washed) 50g butter 300g potato 750ml bone broth (meat stock or veg stock) 500g nettle […]

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British Superfoods

I’m not a fan of the word superfood, as it seems to imply that all other foods are less than super, but some foods can help damp down the inflammatory effects of modern life and it’s good to know what they are so that you can rejoice when you eat them. You don’t need to eat avocados and goji berries to get your anti-inflammatories, they’re all around us in the fields and hedgerows! Try my simple nettle and wild garlic soup that is packed full of antioxidants and makes a great spring tonic – if you haven’t eaten nettles before, […]

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Holistic care for your pets

Did you know that your pets can benefit from holistic heathcare? Local Vet Susan Andresier tells us more: I qualified as a vet in 2002 and worked in small animal practice for ten years. During this time I began to feel quite disillusioned about my job. I felt passionately about helping the animals under my care and doing my very best for them, but I only had 10 minutes for each consultation and this was not enough time to look at the whole animal. All I could treat was their leg or skin or teeth and not take in the […]

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Electrosmog

Energy fields, such as sound and light, are all around us. Everything is made up of tiny particles and waveforms (energy patterns). Electrical devices emit electrical fields and magnetic fields Devices powered by mains electricity operate at low frequencies and give off electromagnetic frequencies (EMF’s). Appliances like washing machines and TVs draw voltage from the wires behind your plug sockets, the more power is needed – the more electrical and magnetic fields are produced. Higher frequencies are used for wireless communications (mobile phones, wifi etc). These frequencies radiate out as waves of energy so they are known as electromagnetic radiation […]

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Histamine intolerance and mast cell disorders.

Histamine intolerance can be a factor that stops people from recovering their health, until it is addressed. Histamines are chemicals produced during allergic responses. When an allergen triggers the immune system, mast cells (a type of white blood cells) release histamines as part of the inflammatory immune reaction. As well as being produced during an immune response, histamines can also be absorbed from histamine-containing foods and are produced by bacteria in the gut. The symptoms of histamine intolerance are the same as other allergy problems: rashes, urticaria / hives, runny nose, swelling in the throat, and itching. An overload of […]

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IBS Module

IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) Click NTA LIFE IBS MODULE 06.17 to read our full module about IBS – it includes information about what IBS is, what might be causing it, other digestive problems that can be related to it and most importantly how to make it better!

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Tools for Pre-Menopause

In the Western world the menopause is often portrayed as an illness when in fact it is simply a natural transition that women experience with age. It is a gradual process and in the years leading up to the menopause several things happen: your egg supply diminishes; hormone production in your ovaries reduces and you stop ovulating each month. These changes can cause hormone related symptoms but the good news is that there are many perfectly natural ways to help support you through the transitional period and bring your body back into balance. Read on to learn more about symptoms and […]

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Winter is coming – time to boost your immune system!

Winter is the season where viruses tend to affect us the most but the best remedy is prevention. The better you look after your body, the better your body will look after you. Here are our top tips: Eat a healthy diet, high in fresh fruits, vegetables, good quality proteins and fats. Keep well hydrated too.  Your body will need more nutrients to fight the cold weather, so aim for 10 portions of fruit and veg a day, or cheat by taking our nutrient powders. If you come down with a cold, sip fluids to flush toxins through. Hot lemon […]

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What is detox and why might you need to do it

What is detox and why might you need to do it

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