Is your skin looking dull, or feeling dry or itchy? It’s all too common at this time of year, thanks to the drying effects of central heating and harsh winter winds – as well as the after-effects of holiday season indulgences.
Chia seeds originate from Central America and were eaten as part of the traditional Aztec diet. We’re now rediscovering the benefits of these tiny but nutritious seeds and they’ve become a favourite of nutritionists, healthy foodies and celebrities alike.
So what’s so great about the humble chia seed, and why should you be eating them? Here are some of their key ‘selling points’, followed by some of their potential health benefits.
Gluten-free diets have become increasingly popular over the last number of years. More and more of us are buying gluten-free products, and the choice of ‘free-from’ food in supermarkets is increasing.
But what should you do if you think you might be gluten intolerant? Is going gluten-free always the best choice for your health?
Honey not only tastes delicious – it can have beneficial effects for our health too. In fact, it was used far back as ancient Greece and ancient Egypt, especially for its wound-healing effects.
Of all the types of honey we can buy, manuka honey is thought to have the most significant health benefits. So what’s so special about it? Continue reading
Feeling low this winter? Here is our selection of the most helpful tips to naturally boost your mood in the cold and dark season.
Feeling the cold? With the sudden drop in temperature, it’s a prime time of year for coming down with a cold, cough or flu. Here are our top tips for keeping the winter bugs at bay.
Back pain is a common problem that many of us will experience at some point in our lives. And we tend to feel it more in winter!
Here are twelve reasons why you may be lacking energy – and what you can do about them.
As the streets become adorned with festive lights, we’re reminded that party season is very nearly upon us once again!
Following last week’s post about the health benefits of oily fish, this week we’re looking at the issue of mercury and other potential contaminants in fish. Is it worth limiting our fish consumption for this reason? And do we need to be worried about fish oil supplements too? Continue reading