Archive for the ‘Seasonal Health Tips’ Category

Beautiful Winter Skin

Thursday, October 15th, 2015

With winter fast approaching its time to think about protecting your skin, both internally and externally from the elements.

There is nothing more drying for the skin than going from the cold autumnal air into a warm room and then back again.  This constant change in temperature and exposure to the outside elements means at this time of year our skin has to work twice as hard to mainting its moisture and health.

From within…

One of the best internal skin foods is Flax Oil, it is rich in omega 3 oil which is great for the skin.  Hemp oil is also a great skin food as this has a great balance of all of the essential omega oils that are essential for skin health amongst other benifits. Flax oil is available from Scoopaway from £5.69 for 250ml, and Hemp is available from £6.19 for 260ml.  Also, dont forget the importance of drinking plenty of Fluids throughout the day, especially water.

External care…

Nothing beats a good protective moisturiser and finding one that suits you is the key.  For the face, Scoopaway sells various moisturisers, from Burts Bees Day Cream and Night Cream to Weleda Wild Rose Day Cream.  There is also moisturiser from Jasons, Avalon Organics, Amphora and Faith in Nature, prices start from £5.45.

Don’t forget to protect those lips as well with lip balms in Scoopaway starting from £3.69, in various different flavours.

Hand cream is another essential at this time of year.  Weleda Skin Food is possibly the most nourishing moisturiser in store at Scoopaway, and this can be used on the face and body too and is £8.49.  Weleda Sea Buckthorne Hand Cream is a lovely silky alternative, with other hand creams available from Burts Bees, Jasons and Avalon Organics, prices start from £6.99.

For the Body…

Dont forget that whilst the body is protected from the elements by clothing, rapid changes in temperature can dry out the skin.

Jasons provide several body moisturisers available in store at Scoopaway from £6.99 and in several different scents such as Rosewater, Lavender, Apricot, VCitamin E, Vanilla, Cocoa Butter and Aloe Vera.  Other moisterisers are also available from Avalon Organics, Amphora, Weleda and Burts Bees, with prices starting from £6.99.

 

Pukka Healing Smoothies

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014

An excellent way to take high doses of healing herbs and nutrients is to blend them in a smoothie.  Try variations on the suggestions below:

Nutritious Smoothie base

pukka aloe vera juice150ml – Yogurt (Goats Milk or other  Organic Whole Milk Yogurt)

2 Handfuls – Fresh or Frozen Fruit Berries (Blueberries, Blackberries etc)

150ml – Almond Milk (or other Milk)

1 tablespoon – Pukka Organic Aloe Vera Juice

2 scoops – Protein Powder (e.g. Hemp protein powder or Ground Seeds)

1 teaspoon – Pukka Fibre Plus

1-2 tablespoons – Pukka Organic Hemp Seed OilPukka hemp oil

Add one of the following before blending:

1 teaspoon – Pukka vitalise (for added antioxidants and phytonutrients)

1 teaspoon – Pukka Chywanaprash (for immune boosting)

1 teaspoon – Pukka Clean Greens (for detoxification)

Flavour Enhancers:

A sprinkle of Cinnamon

A dash of Pukka Rosewater

A little Honey or Maple Syrup

pukka fibre plusOptional:

Avocado

Beetroot Juice

Carrot Juice

Ginger Juice

Add or substitue any liquid with any of the following

- Almond Milk (soak, peel & blend 10 almonds) (for strength)

- Rice Milk (for easy digestion)

- Coconut Milk (for nourishing)

-Green Coconut Water and Cocnut Flesh (for Cooling)

-Manuka Honey (for immunity)

-Agave Syrup (for prebiotic digestive aid)

-Molasses (for nourishing blood energy)

Boost your Immunity…

Thursday, September 22nd, 2011

Its this time of year that we see our susceptibility to the common cold,  sore throats, flu and other viral infections increase.  If you have children you will know all too well that when they return to school after the summer holidays viruses spread from person to person so easily.  So it’s now that we need to act to support our immune system so that it is stronger and able to fight such viruses. (more…)

Going Veggie?

Friday, January 21st, 2011

After the excesses of overindulgence at Christmas it’s good to go back to a healthy diet.  Remember to combine healthy proteins, complex carbohydrates and essential fats with every meal including breakfast. 

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Winter Worries

Friday, October 1st, 2010

Winter Worries

Tiredness – Winter days are shorter and colder as a consequence we spend more time indoors and inevitably suffer more often from a lack of energy. We tend to eat less fruit and vegetables and get less access to sunlight which provides us with vitamin D. Make sure you keep on top of things and get your recommended daily allowance of vitamin D.

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Key Winter Vitamins and Minerals for Cold Season Survival!

Wednesday, September 1st, 2010

Key Winter Vitamins and Minerals for Cold Season Survival!:

The only vitamin our body can produce naturally is vitamin D, and only with the aid of sunlight. All other vitamins and supplements must be obtained from food or dietary supplementation. In winter, sunlight and fresh food are harder to come by which may mean that a good quality food supplement is the answer, but which one is right for you:

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Winter Health Tips

Wednesday, September 1st, 2010

Winter Health Tips:

It is important to follow a healthy diet and active lifestyle in any season, but more so in the winter to provide the body with its natural defences. However this is not always possible with our modern lifestyles together with the stresses and strains we all feel today.

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