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Easy, Harmless and Cheap Detox: Oil Pulling Method
Detoxification / Naturopathy / Uncategorized

Easy, Harmless and Cheap Detox: Oil Pulling Method

A few months ago I heard about a form of detoxification called oil pulling. I immediately became intrigued as to what a spoonful of oil could do for my health. After speaking to other naturopaths and reading up on the subject, I was slightly unsure as to whether the benefits would outweigh the method. The only way to really find out for myself was to give this ancient technique a go. So, armed with a tub of organic coconut oil, considered to be the gentler of the oils, I began the process. Although I had a slightly bumpy beginning, I was completely surprised by the positive results. In fact, I can’t stop banging on about it; much to the detriment of my lovely partner! Continue reading

Easy healthy snack bar with no dairy or added sugar (vegan friendly)
Nutrition / Recipes / Uncategorized

Easy healthy snack bar with no dairy or added sugar (vegan friendly)

On my quest for better snacking, I discovered there are hundreds of recipes out there. From wholesome and nourishing, to the outrageously unhealthy. After looking at several for inspiration and following some experimenting in the kitchen, here is the result! A sweet, nutty and chewy bar made from ingredients you can identify (yes, real food that even your great grandparents would recognise!) and containing plenty of vitamins, minerals and fibre. Consuming snacks like these provide you with a slow release energy injection, which gives your immune and digestive system the boost it needs to keep you going during a long day. Your body will thank you for this rather than treating it to a major sugar hit which will cause it to crash and leave you feeling like you haven’t slept for years! Continue reading

Natural Healing Properties of the Coast
Health Matters / Naturopathy

Natural Healing Properties of the Coast

I felt inspired to write about the benefits of the sea (or depending on your location – ocean) after spending a lovely weekend by the coast in Cornwall. Whilst sitting on the beach and breathing the salty air into my lungs I began to think about how much better I feel near this beautiful rippling expanse of water. I am not denying I may be slightly biased (read – extremely) as I grew up by the sea; however there are many others who feel the same. Over the years, I have often heard people mention how healthy, relaxed and well they feel whilst visiting the coast. Interestingly, an ecological study by the European Centre for Environment and Human Health researched this very factor. They discovered that self-reported rates of ‘good health’ and proximity to the coast where linked, concluding that people feel healthier the nearer they are to the coast. Continue reading