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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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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Kids taking probiotics have fewer infections and less time off school

So they’re off back to school… and now comes the season of snot, sniffles and wheezing. How to stop the snots? Research shows children who take probiotics through winter have 25% less chance of getting some infections and miss 40% less school We strongly recommend you give your children probiotics at this time of year so they’ll…

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