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  • 2 Oct 2015

    Five ways to cope with clocks going back

    It’s a time of year a lot of us dread. Suddenly, on the 25th October at 2am, the clocks go back and we find ourselves entering the darker evenings of winter. Even the brightest of souls can feel affected by the clock shift, and those with a tendency towards Seasonal Affective Disorder or SAD may dread the onset of symptoms. Research shows that clock shifts can have a real impact on our health, with the governments of Kazakhstan and Russia abolishing them because of the increase in suicides around this time. Clock shifts impact our circadian rhythms, our individual internal ‘body clock’ that dictates when we feel sleepy and when we wake up. There are several ways to manage this. […] more

  • 1 Oct 2015

    Win a Medihoney® Care Package worth £150!

    Seeking natural care for eczema prone skin? Comvita® Medihoney® Natural Skincare for sensitive, dry and eczema prone skin is made with Medihoney® medical grade Manuka honey to support healing of skin and wound infections. The independently certified natural range includes Soap Free Wash and Moisturising Lotion for daily care of eczema prone skin; SkintensitveTM Cream for very dry skin; Derma Cream for red, itchy skin; and for eczema treatment Antibacterial Wound GelTM which helps heal and protect broken eczema skin and infected eczema. […] more

  • 1 Oct 2015

    Win one of two UrbanVeda gift sets

    Urbanveda turn two in October, so to celebrate we are launching a competition to win one of the gift sets. Formulated using natural ingredients and the principles of Ayurveda in a relevant way for 21st century skincare complaints to “pollution proof” skin leaving it less vulnerable to the environment. The Urban Veda ranges are designed to be suited to different skin types which in the principles of Ayurvedic medicine are associated with ‘doshas’. […] more

  • 1 Oct 2015

    10 health benefits of pumpkin seeds

    Pumpkins are the ultimate in autumnal fruits and October is the month to be making the most of them. Whether you enjoy and cook with them every year or you usually cast your pumpkin innards aside after carving them up for Halloween, you may be missing the secret superfood that lies within them! Pumpkin seeds are a potent source of a wide variety of vitamins, minerals and even fats and their incredible health benefits have amazed scientists who have compared their medicinal value to prescription medications. The recipes for making the most of your pumpkin seeds are endless, so however you choose to enjoy them you’ll be giving your body a major health boost. […] more

  • 8 Sep 2015

    Keeping strong at Equinox

    You may well be aware that we are entering a time of flux and change. Even if you don’t know about Autumn Equinox, a lot of people notice a change in their body’s rhythms and their general health at this time of year. Before I knew that much about Autumn Equinox, I’d notice that every year around the same time, lots of the people I was working with seemed to succumb to some bug or another, feel more tired, emotional, or a bit all over the place. I later learned that Autumn Equinox, which falls this year on Sunday 22nd September, is a time of extraordinary change when we often experience what is known as a ‘healing crisis’. […] more

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