This month’s features


Vitamin C

Vitamin C is probably the most well known and understood of all the vitamins; it’s also one of the hardest working!  Interestingly, we often associate citrus fruits with having the most vitamin C, but we forget that lots of vegetables, especially peppers, broccoli and Brussels sprouts, are also great sources. The human body used to […]

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    TIME FOR VITAMIN D It’s vitamin D Awareness Week from October 24th – 30th. And now that the sun is lower in the sky so not strong enough to stimulate vitamin D production via the skin it’s time to consider a supplement. This is especially important as according to a recent study from Public Health […]

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    Which are the best supplements to take to reduce the risk of going down with a winter cold or virus? Medical herbalist Gabriella Clarke answers: September has been magical, an almost Indian summer with sunny days and long warm evenings.   As we go into autumn, however, there is a definite chill in the air as […]

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    Rev up for Autumn

    Here’s how to go into the new season full of verve and vigour The days are getting shorter and the clocks go back at the end of the month, but are you ready for the new season?  Feeling low in energy and get up and go is common as autumn and winter set in. If […]

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    Back to Basics

    October marks BackCare Awareness Week, making it an ideal time to turn our attention to the health of our backs, says medical herbalist Gabriella Clarke An astounding 80 per cent of us will suffer back problems at some stage in life. Injuries can occur at any age and our early lifestyles will determine the probability […]

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