Folic Acid

Prenatal vitamins can be expensive but, folic acid - the one you should make sure you are taking if you are trying for a baby is inexpensive. The recommended daily dose is 400 mg. At least one month ahead and during the first term of pregnancy. It can help prevent...


While you are reading this release your shoulders from your ears, unclench your jaw, and remove the tongue from the roof of your mouth. We physically tend to hold on to stress in the least noticeable ways.  Image by viki kollerova

Less is more

Wash under the arms with cured soap instead of shower gel, or even just water, you will end up sweating less.  Image by Flora Maclean

The Flu

If you happen to catch the flu it will usually last around a week. If you catch it make sure you keep hydrated, rest and keep warm. Take Paracetamol to reduce your temperature and Ibuprofen to relieve any aches. Stay home if you can, so as not to worsen your...

Chesty Cough

When you’re recovering from a cold often you can get a chesty cough which gets worse at night. Warm non-caffeinated (dairy free) drinks before bed can help break up the mucus causing the cough making it easier to breathe during the day and to get to sleep in the evenings....

Sleep off the tired

We require the same amount of sleep all year round: 8 hours is the most optimal. You don’t need more in the darker months and often sleeping more makes you feel more tired. But ensure you get a proper good nights sleep and practice good sleep hygiene by having a...

Salt Rinse

Gargling with salt can help to relieve a sore throat as it has anti-inflammatory properties. Try one teaspoon of salt in a glass of cooled down boiled water. Image by Alessio Albi

Diabetes Symptoms

It’s World Diabetes Day today, and 1 in 2 people currently living with diabetes remain undiagnosed. While not always present, the things to look out for at excessive thirst, needing the toilet a lot, lack of energy, blurred vision, slow healing wounds and numbness if your hands and feet. Image...

Feeling tired?

Try and get outside as much as possible in the Autumn and Winter months to soak in as much natural daylight as you can, this will help you from feeling sluggish. If you find it hard to get outside try taking short works throughout the day - take a lunchtime...

Stress Awareness

Autumn Anxiety is real… The change in seasons can impact sensitive people’s neurological systems. If you find you’re feeling overwhelmed take at least 15 minutes to yourself. Go for a walk, have some tea, breathe, calm down.  Image by marianofigueredo

Open your windows!

Open your windows in the Autumn for about ten minutes everyday. Germs accumulate in stuff rooms so doing this helps to keep things fresh for both your home and your body. Image by zoras_daughter

Fill Up

Make sure everyone’s tummies are filled with a good serving of veggies and fibre this Halloween before any trick or treating. You’ll feel fuller and therefore be less tempted to binge on all the treats.  Image by sarahkatejay

Sticky Sweets

The longer something sugary is in your mouth the more damage it may have on your pearly whites. If you’re going to enjoy the treats this Halloween avoid sticky sweets like toffee or gummy bears as these take longer to get washed away by saliva. Image by wallflower kitchen

Keep it clean

If someone is poorly in your house, make sure to keep everything clean. Especially items like cups, glasses or towels - things that are touched regularly - to avoid transferring viruses.Image by kia

How to avoid a cold

The most common advice is the most tried and tested. To avoid catching a cold, make sure you wash your hands frequently (wash them for at least 20 seconds, with soap). Get plenty of exercise. Eat healthily and seasonally. Keep your body well rested. Image by Best Wishes

Healing Soup

‘Let food be thy medicine, and medicine be thy food.’Soups and broths are great when you’re feeling poorly. They’re easy to eat and are a source of vitamins, minerals, calories and proteins. They’re helpful at providing fluids and electrolytes as well as giving off steam which can help clear relieve...


  Stretching helps to keep your muscles flexible, strong and healthy while keeping us limber and helping us keep a wide range of motion in our joins. Moving in general also helps reduce stress and can combat a wide range of ailments just by upping our heart rates a little....

Creative Thinking

Creative thinking engages different parts of our brains than normal and acts promote production of new neurons which are super important for keeping up a healthy central nervous system.   Image by Jess Hunter

Bad Breath

Tips against bad breath: Oil pulling. Brush your tongue. Get your teeth checked. Floss. Image via Pinterest


Smile more: It’s linked to calmed blood pressure, quicker stress recovery, improved immune function, lifted moods and acts as a natural painkiller.    Image by Rebecca Jensen

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