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Detox - Practical Health Tips ... Part 3


If you have not read --- Part 1 --- of this Detox series just click here ...
If you have not read --- Part 2 --- of this Detox series just click here ...

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… So when we think about practical tips about detoxing, we need to get back to basics and take a holistic approach. We know from the other blog posts that simple healthy eating, drinking water, exercising and taking specific detox herbs can help to neutralise and facilitate the cleaning out of toxins. Here are some practical tips …   Read More ...

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Shiitake & Lotus Nut Soup ... with Dumplings

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Homemade dumplings are a really simple and nourishing food to add to soups! Of course you can buy fresh or frozen dumplings from most Asian grocers, but it is so much more fun to make them yourself. It is also so much more rewarding knowing exactly what is going into them. I buy the wonton wrappers from an Asian grocer, then add a mixture of free range pork mince, chopped shallots, grated ginger, mushrooms and coriander or any other herbs I have. You want the mixture to be quite fine, so I put the mixture (except the mince) into a blender for about 30 seconds. I was lucky enough to make dumplings with my Chinese Grandmother and learnt how to wrap them – though there are plenty of tutorials if you do a quick search online.   Read More ...

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The Importance of A Good Night’s Sleep --- Part 1 ---

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It is strange to think we spend a third of our lives sleeping, with the average adult requiring 8 hours of shuteye per night.

In this 4 part Blog Post we will examine the issue of sleep, how much you need and what happens if you don’t get enough. Then finally we will show you some methods, herbs and medicines that may help.

Sleep obviously represents a significant chunk of our lives yet modern society has developed a negative stigma around it, viewing it as a waste of time, a sign of weakness and even as an illness! This belief comes from not actually knowing a lot when it comes to sleep. Fortunately research into the area is looking at what actually happens while we sleep and helping us to understand this vital daily activity.   Read More ...

Read more: The Importance of a Good Night’s Sleep --- Part 1 ---


Detox - What Is The Answer?   --- Part 2 ---

If you have not read Part 1 of this Detox series just click here ...

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In our last blog post we learnt that to some extent we need to detox because none of us lead perfectly healthy lifestyles. Luckily we have organs that can help facilitate the detox process - namely the liver, kidney and interestingly the skin. The skin is the largest organ of elimination, which means if your body is “toxic”, it may reflect in the skin with such signs as blotches and pimples etc.   Read More ...

Read more: Detox - What Is The Answer? ---Part 2---