Health jottings

Welcome to our Health jottings, where we share our team's experience and expertise to help you live a healthier and happier life. From natural remedies for common ailments, through news on our many complementary therapies, to easy and quick de-stress tips and the latest health research, our Health jottings are here to keep you informed and give you down-to-earth advice.

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Get your act together September!

Kids back at school, weather nippier, getting dark earlier. Welcome to September. September is like a New Year: time to take a pause – and reflect. Bet there are a few things you’d like to change in life. Now’s the time to do them. Let The Hub help you get your act together in September! Autumn (…)

Finding the root cause of your health issues

A hair analysis test is like taking your car for an MOT. You’re given a full report on how everything is functioning, what’s not working properly and what’s needed for it to be fixed. You give your car a regular MOT to make sure its engine is working well, so why not give yourself a (…)

Probiotics for women's vaginal health

Getting intimate: probiotics for lady bits

Most women suffer with thrush, cystitis and/or bacterial vaginosis (BV) at some point in their lifetime. But a simple food supplement can be the key to protecting you down there and ensuring your intimate health. Rather than reach for the Canesten to treat your symptoms, address the underlying causes of your vaginal issue with probiotics (…)

Plate of colourful salad

Eat the rainbow

Eating a rainbow of colours doesn’t mean stuffing your face with M&Ms or Haribos… we’re talking veg and fruit here, of course. Not only is it proven to be beneficial to eat plenty of fruit and vegetables, brighten up your diet with the different colours of the rainbow and you’ll most certainly brighten up your health (…)

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An attitude of gratitude

‘Give thanks for a little and you will find a lot’ There’s so much wisdom in this simple African proverb. In the hurly-burly of life how easy it is to dwell on the negatives, or get wrapped up in the difficulties, and not give thanks for what you have. How often do you press the (…)

Woman lying deeply relaxed in a sound bath

How sound baths work to relax and heal you

We’re all big fans of sound baths at The Natural Health Hub. Sonja Gundry‘s monthly sound baths are a highlight that get booked up fast. You come away so rested and calm and at one with the world – yet all you’ve done for the past hour is lie on your back and let the (…)

AromaTouch massage and other treats specially for women

Time to nurture YOU

Summer holidays over, new school year started, house all quiet and yours again, phew…! Forget the cleaning, domestic tidying and sorting, drinking coffee. It’s time for something for YOU, just for you   Women all too often sort everything and everyone else out first, and put themselves last. Now you’ve got the children back to (…)

Weight loss and dieting programme under the guidance of a weight loss coach/mentor

Rewire your brain to lose weight for keeps

Determined to get slimmer after a summer of indulgence? Set yourself a weight target by the end of the year? For ever trying to lose weight but it never stays off? Find the whole weight loss thing just too depressing – it’s simply too damned difficult? Are you craving to have a more positive attitude (…)

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 (…)

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 (…)

Himalayan pink salt is rich in nutrients

15 healthier food swaps

Our naturopathic nutritionist Rhi Hepple gives her top simples swaps that will make a big difference to your diet. Here’s your starter for 15 to add more nutrients to your food for autumn… no elaborate preparations or recipes, just a few no-fuss changes to your shopping list! Swap white pasta for wheat-free pasta, rice pasta, (…)

Lemons on a tree

Benefits of lemon essential oil

Whether it is being diffused, taken internally, or applied topically, lemon essential oil has so many uses and benefits that no household should be without it With its clean, fresh, citrus aroma, lemon is known for its purifying properties. Often used in cleaning products and air purifiers, it has distinct cleansing and deodorising characteristics that (…)

Benefits of making sure your gut flora is healthy

4 reasons to keep your gut squeaky healthy

The health of your gut is the key to your overall health. The Hub’s naturopathic nutritionist Rhi Hepple gives the lowdown on gut health, including how to spot if your gut’s not working well, what to do about it – and how you could turn get your microbiome (gut flora) squeaky healthy in just two (…)

Old woman post menopause who doesn't give a damn about how she looks

Menopause is NOT an illness!

The headlines that scientists are now offering women a ‘procedure’ that could delay the menopause for 20 years is giving the owner of The Hub hot flushes!! Menopause is not an illness, to be suppressed or delayed. It is simply a transition all women go through from having periods to not having periods The medical (…)

Woman with a thought bubble who is learning to reinvent herself through NLP

Imagine being a better you…?

Bored? Lost your mojo? Unfulfilled? Feeling stuck in life, a job or a relationship? Frustrated or angry but feel powerless to change a situation? Craving a new challenge but too scared to forge ahead? Always full of good intentions… but never quite get round to them? Make NLP the roadmap to a new you! Neurolinguistic (…)

Choosing the right probiotics for your symptoms is crucial. Not all probiotics are the same

Probiotic myths: all probiotics do the same

In case you hadn’t noticed, we’re passionate about probiotics at The Hub! The health of the bacteria that lives in our guts (our micro biome) is crucial to our overall health. If that’s out of balance or depleted – and for the vast majority of the population that is the case – then you’ll be (…)

Woman doing yoga on the beach with the word namaste written in the sand at her feet

Start the day the yoga way

Pleased to tell you that come September we will have yoga for you first thing at The Hub five days a week! We’ve got three new yoga instructors joining our successful team, so there’s some serious yogic peace at your disposal to set you up for the day ahead. From fitness yoga for those who want (…)

The homeopathic remedy pulsatilla, made from the pasque flower

Pulsatilla: tearful tots, tetchy teens, melancholy menopause

Pulsatilla is one of the most versatile homeopathic remedies. Fantastic for children, especially when they’re feeling clingy or if they’re gentle souls who’re easily reduced to tears. It will be particularly useful come September for kids clinging to your skirt tails sobbing at the school gate – as well as for you when you get (…)

lotus flower and its connection the mantra om

The meaning of ‘OM’

How often have you chanted ‘om’ at the end of a yoga class without realising what it means? Clare Collins, one of our yoga instructors, has introduced us to a great book about yoga that we just have to share with you! Each week through summer she has been reading us extracts from Myths of the (…)

family laughter protection holidays summer

HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

When the children break up from school it finally seems like summer has arrived – nothing quite like the sound of kids’ laughter as they play outdoors to say hello to the holidays. Fingers crossed we continue with this good run of fabulous weather! Whether it’s staycation or vacation for you this year, we’ve got (…)