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Stay Clear of Back to School Sniffles

It’s back-to-school time and autumnal weather is arriving hot (or rather cold) on the heels of the holiday season. Unfortunately, a new academic year often comes with a round of runny noses for children and adults alike. A combination of factors make the back-to-school period the ideal time for viruses to spread: With the cooler […]

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Echinacea – Nature’s Immune Balancer

Hannah Charman is a Medical Herbalist and graduated from Middlesex University with an Honours Degree in Western Herbal Medicine, following four years of full-time study. Before she began studying Herbal Medicine, she trained as a Reiki practitioner, and was one of the youngest people to train in the Advanced Level of Reiki.  She is a Member of […]

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Is It Fat or Fluid Retention?

Do your jeans feel a bit too tight? Have you been surprised by a higher number than usual on the scales? Are you feeling bloated and heavy? We’ve all been there. But, how do you know if your weight gain and swollen tummy are caused by fat, or temporary fluid retention? Answer these five questions […]

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Our Top 5 Exercises to Ease Water Retention

Bloated, puffy and painful – a build-up of excess fluid can take a toll on your body and your self-confidence, making you feel physically uncomfortable and out-of-sorts. If you’re suffering from fluid retention, a bit of gentle exercise can help to relieve some of the pain and discomfort. Just 30 minutes each day can go […]

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Top 10 Foods To Help With Water Retention

Picture this: you’re getting ready for an evening out after a long day at work. You put on the gorgeous, fitted outfit you chose this morning, but instead of feeling fabulous, you feel heavy and bloated and everything feels too tight. Sound familiar? Bloating and puffiness caused by fluid retention can be physically uncomfortable, even […]

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Could You Boost Your Immune System With Echinacea Tablets?

What is Echinacea? Echinacea is a herbaceous perennial plant and, like daisies and sunflowers, it’s a member of the Asteraceae family. It has a prickly exterior with striking pink and purple flowers and a distinctive cone-shaped seed head in the centre of the flower. A hardy and tolerant plant, echinacea can survive droughts, but it […]

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Milk Thistle: The Go-To Remedy for Overindulgence

Have you ever had a few too many sweet treats or a little too much prosecco and suffered with a poorly tum or headache? Milk thistle is a traditional herbal remedy that has been used for thousands of years to soothe an upset stomach and relieve the symptoms of overindulgence. It’s a good idea to […]

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How To Get Rid Of Back-Acne Naturally

If you suffer from persistent or occasional acne, it doesn’t just affect your face, but can commonly cause spots and pimples on the chest and back too. In fact, back-acne or ‘bacne’ is a problem for over 50% of acne sufferers. From time to time many of us can suffer from an outbreak of back […]