Nutrition

maca energy balls in a bowl

Maca energy balls to give yourself a boost

These delicious crunchy cacao and maca energy balls that Rhi Hepple, our naturopathic nutritionist, made for Hannah’s yoga retreat last weekend went down a treat with the yogis. So we persuaded her to share the recipe. The energy balls contain maca root powder which is a wonderful adaptogenic tonic that supports our adrenals and is…

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Good intentions NOT to make in September

September is a time when it’s great to review and refocus. Weather cooling down, nights drawing in, kids back to school. It’s a bit like a New Year – but without all the tinsel and palaver. Yes, it’s the ideal point in the calendar for setting yourself a target to get losing weight, but hold it…

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Juicing

September: time for setting new intentions

Too much ice-cream over summer? Too much rosé? Too many BBQs? Feeling sluggish in your energy, your mind, your bowels and your skin? September’s the perfect time to put some good intentions into practice to set you up for autumn and winter Refocus, rebalance and restore vitality The Hub’s naturopathic nutritionist Rhi Hepple gives you five simple ways…

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food for anxiety

Eat your way out of anxiety

Meditate, do relaxation and breathing techniques, practise mindfulness, come to The Hub’s yoga classes… These are all excellent ways to help if you suffer from anxiety and nervousness. However, what you may not realise is that you could well be aggravating your anxiety with the food you eat. Not for nothing do we have expressions…

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vitamins and minerals in fruit and veg

Do we need to take food supplements?

We often hear people saying they eat a healthy diet so why on earth would they need to take food supplements? Well, here’s the reason: the fruit and veg we eat today delivers a fraction of the nutrients of the stuff our grandparents ate. You’d have to eat eight oranges nowadays to derive the same…

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detox

Nourishing your vitality for spring

With spring edging its way in, it’s time to plant the seeds ready to bloom this summer with a cleansing detox. Our naturopathic nutritionist Rhi Hepple shares her tips to restore your natural vitality After what feels like the longest and coldest winter we’ve had for a while we are definitely ready to embrace spring,…

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eat your greens

Eat your greens – with a drizzle of oil

Everyone knows you need to eat your greens to stay fit and healthy and fend off illness – but the latest findings suggest that we only gain the full health benefits from green vegetables if we sprinkle them with oil. Apparently oils, such as extra virgin olive oil and soybean oil, help our body absorb…

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Ultra-processed food linked to cancer

The headlines this week have confirmed something close to our hearts at The Hub: the link between ultra-processed food and cancer. We’ve been banging on about this for some time… now at last we’ve got documented facts and figures – and, boy, are they compelling. A new study reveals that upping the amount of convenience…

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Turmeric: a root to good health

The spice turmeric, a root much used in Asian cookery, has been – rightly – grabbing the headlines for its health benefits. Similar in appearance to raw ginger but smaller, it has vivid orange flesh that, ground down, transforms into a bright yellow powder. Curcumin, the constituent that’s responsible for this distinct colour and the yellow…

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So how are you sabotaging your immune system?

As the government predicts record levels of flu this winter, it’s going to be crucial that we all keep our immune system on top form. Our naturopathic nutritionist Rhi Hepple outlines some of the ways you could be compromising your immunity   It’s that time of year again when our immune systems are working super-hard…

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