How Lack of Sleep Affects Our Lives And How to Fix It

Sleep is so important to us and we may not realise how much lack of it can affect our lives. The recommended amount of sleep is eight hours a night (preferably more!) but lots of us are falling far short of this and it’s having a massive impact on almost every aspect of wellbeing, from…

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DIY Diffuser, Chemical Free & Natural

Did you know that shop bought diffusers, plug ins and candles normally contain toxic chemicals and synthetic fragrance oils? Replace yours with a lot cheaper and natural chemical free version. This one costs just 68p to create and the best part is that you can choose and make your own favourite blends. I love Citrus…

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Why We Love Essential Oils (And You Should, Too!)

Essential oils have been used for many years, both for emotional and physical health. You can use essential oils aromatically, topically and some people add essential oils to food and drinks.  There are many types of oils to use as a carrier oil such as olive oil, coconut oil, sunflower oil, almond oil, avocado oil,…

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How to Clean Your Home Naturally and Save Money

I don’t like cleaning and I think I’m with the majority here. It’s something we all have to do regardless if we like it or not. We have a cupboard full of different bottles and sprays with ingredients we know nothing about. I started to enjoy cleaning when I changed all my household cleaners to…

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Top Foods To Help You To Control Stress & Anxiety

How stress mounts up when you are busy. Stress-related illnesses such as high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease and diabetes, are rapidly reaching epidemic proportions.  Stress can build up in a busy lifestyle when you are not prepared for a looming deadline, have a never-ending-to-do list, have anxious feelings that there is something you have forgotten…

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What are the Dangers of Excess Acid?

The very real dangers of excess acid Eating an excess of acid-forming foods, such as sugar, refined carbohydrates, processed foods, dairy products and alcohol, can lead to ailments such as poor digestion, constipation or diarrhea, gout, osteoarthritis, leg cramps, bad skin, eczema, and even hypertension and heart disease. Your risk of developing cancer is also…

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Stress & Your Immune System

The age of anxiety. We live in a stressful world, and modern, rushed lifestyles have allowed stress to filter into almost every aspect of our lives. Stress can best be described as a state of mental and emotional strain resulting adverse or demanding events in our lives. It is impossible to avoid all the stresses…

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Why is good gut health so important?

Where is your gut? The mouth is actually the first part of the gut. When we eat food, it passes down the gullet into the stomach and then into the small intestine. The small intestine is where food is digested and absorbed by the bloodstream. After that it proceeds into the large intestine, also known…

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Why is Belly Fat Linked to Hormones?

What is belly fat? The stomach muscle covers the entire midsection of the body, and connects to the pelvis. If you have a pad of excess fat covering the muscle, it is known as belly fat, and is called visceral fat. Visceral fat, or belly fat, extends deep into your abdomen, and is close to…

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Tips for Permanent Weight Loss

When trying to lose weight and maintain it, oftentimes the hardest part is working through binge eating, emotional eating and food cravings. Your relationship with food is a lifelong one, and one that can’t be avoided, so it’s important to maintain a healthy one. Not one that causes you stress, frustration and weight gain. At…

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