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Kindly note our office we will be closed for Christmas from 4.30pm on 22 December and will re-open for business as usual on Tuesday 2 January 2018.

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This time of year can be a troublesome time for those of us who suffer from Asthma.

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Charity Asthma UK says breathing in cold, damp air can make the airways tighten and trigger an attack in three out of four people.  Leaving people coughing, wheezing and grasping for breath.

Those individuals who suffer from asthma are being encouraged to wear a scarf over their nose and mouth to prevent asthma attacks this winter. The charity’s #Scarfie campaign says “a scarf can save a life” but it’s not a replacement for asthma medicines.

Four million people with asthma in the UK say that breathing in cold winter air makes their asthma symptoms worse.

Dr Andy Whittamore, clinical lead at Asthma UK and a practising GP, said just going outside on a cold day could be life-threatening for many people with asthma.

“Living in the UK means that cold weather is impossible to avoid over winter, but if people have asthma, simply wrapping a scarf around their nose and mouth can warm up the air before they breathe it in, reducing their risk of having an asthma attack.

“We are urging everyone – whether they have asthma or know someone that does – to share the message that something as simple as a scarf could save a life.”

In the UK, 5.4 million people have asthma and just over one million of them are children.

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Grab-and-Go Breakfast Breakfast Bars from Garden of Life’s Gwen Eager



Dairy Free – Gluten Free– Soy Free – Vegan Serves: 8 Use Organic: 1 ¼ cup walnuts ¾ cup shredded coconut 8 Medjool dates 2 Tablespoons raw honey or maple syrup 1 teaspoon cinnamon ¼ teaspoon sea salt 1 ¾ cup gluten free quick oats … Continue reading

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Why should I take a fish oil supplement?



Fish oil is a form of fatty acid which is derived from the tissues of oily fish. It contains  omega-3 fatty acids, including eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), both of which provide the following health benefits: DHA and … Continue reading

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Ruth Stanley – Next up – The National 3 Peaks Challenge. 



Climb the highest mountain in Scotland, England and Wales, all within 24 hours (including travelling time). This is a walking distance of around 26 miles with 1000 feet ascent. The driving distance between the 3 peaks is 462 miles and … Continue reading

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Benefits of Taking a Multi (Multiple-Vitamin and Mineral)



Taking a good combination multiple-vitamin and mineral assures you are getting at least the recommended daily value for most vitamins and minerals.   Healthy Heart B Vitamins, Vitamin K, Vitamin D, Vitamin E, Magnesium Healthy Aging Vitamin C, Vitamin K, … Continue reading

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Tough Mudder – Ruth Stanley



Next in my series of challenges was the Belvoir ‘Tough Mudder’ half which was held at Belvoir Castle on May 13th.  It was over a distance of 5 miles and 13 obstacles (Army Assault Course meets It’s A Knockout) this … Continue reading

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Please note our offices will be closed on Good Friday 14 April and Easter Monday 17 April 2017


We would like to wish all our customers a Happy Easter!

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Why I use Garden of Life Whey Protein, by local girl Ruth Stanley

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My name is Ruth Stanley; I’m 41 and live in Leicestershire. I’ve always been reasonably active, and have participated in a number of sporting events over the years, such as The Great North Run and London Marathon. But, as I’ve … Continue reading

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Vitamin B12



B vitamins act as “spark plugs” in the body, keeping us energized—both mentally and physically. And while all are important, you don’t want to run low on vitamin B-12. Those who may be deficient on Vitamin B12 include strict vegans … Continue reading

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