Bone Broth - What Is All The Fuss About?

Bev Dunne
I’m sure we all know someone who has been talking up the benefits of bone broth recently and with good reason. Bone broth has become extremely popular over the past few years because of its many health benefits.

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Avoid Dry, Itchy Skin With Bev's Handcare Regime

Bev Dunne
Since COVID arrived, I’m sure we’ve all been vigilant about washing our hands and using sanitiser. One of the problems which seems to have arisen from this constant use of soap and sanitiser is the damage it is doing to our skin. 

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Hemp Kombucha And Type 2 Diabetes

Bev Dunne

Kombucha is believed to slow down the digestion of carbs, which in turn reduces our blood sugar levels. It may also improve our liver and kidney function. If you want to go one step further, using green tea instead of black tea in our kombucha may be even more beneficial as green tea itself may also be helpful in lowering blood sugar levels. It is believed the essential fatty acids in hemp oil may help lower blood sugar levels in the body.

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Plastic Free July At Go Vita

Bev Dunne
Plastic Free July is such an important global movement. It is imperative for us to stop, take stock and think seriously about how we can reduce plastic waste. When it comes to the realisation of just how much plastic we use, we only need to wander up and down the aisles of a supermarket. Product after product is packaged in plastic of some sort.

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Dry July- Try A Liver Detox

Bev Dunne
With this month being Dry July Month and being mindful of the statistics indicating there has been a substantial increase in alcohol consumption since the COVID19 lockdown, maybe this time, more than ever, would be a good month to take a break from alcohol. 

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Almond & Chickpea Patties with Tomato Avocado Salsa

Bev Dunne
I often find when customers are wanting to decrease the amount of meat in their diet, they struggle to find recipes which they believe may be an alternative to meat. Below is a great recipe which can be served as a burger, with salad or with cooked vegetables. I also sometimes include it in a wrap with salad and hummus.

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PMS Helped With Vitex

Bev Dunne
Vitex agnus-castus also known as chaste tree and monk’s pepper, is an interesting herb which is a member of the mint family. It is often referred to as the ‘women’s herb” as it has traditionally been used for addressing female hormone health and female fertility.

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Charcoal- Great For Flatulence Plus A Great Detoxifier

Bev Dunne
Activated charcoal is a real saviour for many who suffer from flatulence. It works by drawing excess gas in the stomach and bowel which in turn binds to the surface of the charcoal powder and is excreted with the charcoal in the stools. It also alleviates any problems caused by indigestion, heartburn, flatulence and wind.

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Bulk Bins Are Back!

Bev Dunne

Some weeks ago, we made the decision to remove our bulk wholefood bins due to the health concerns of COVID19.

I’m sure however, our customers will be pleased to know we have now reintroduced those wholefood bins, with the proviso that our staff will dispense the bulk foods for customers.

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Probiotic Strains Explained

Bev Dunne
As a follow on from my articles on the benefits of probiotics and prebiotics for gut health, I thought it appropriate this week to write a little more about the various strains of probiotics. We all know probiotics are the good bacteria we need for good gut health however it’s interesting to note our body contains more than 500 different probiotic strains. Researchers are now finding however, certain individual strains can be more relevant to specific health conditions.

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