The Daily Dose

Welcome to The Daily Dose, 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, we are here to keep you informed and give you down-to-earth advice.

health benefits of avocado

In praise of the avocado

August 21, 2020

Avocados are high on the menu in so many eateries – and rightly so. Here’s why… Enjoy some more unusual ways to get this one of your 5-a-day portions of fruit/veg – and find out what the word avocado actually means      

The art of not giving a f*@k

The art of not giving a f*@k!

August 20, 2020

Excuse our language… Not wishing to offend. But we’re making a bid for personal freedom here. Do you often feel guilty, obligated and anxious or concerned about what other people think? Do you frequently slip into doing something you’d rather not, instead of saying ‘no’? Is your life centred around what you have to do…

angela keen yoga therapy sleep workshop

The importance of getting your beauty sleep

August 19, 2020

So we’re all led to believe it’s good to get eight hours’ sleep a night. Here’s an important reason why… And if you’re having trouble dropping off we give our recommendations on some natural alternatives to sleeping pills    

Foot reading: what the shape of your feet means

Foot reading: what the shape of your feet means

August 18, 2020

Most people will be familiar with palm reading – but did you know that foot reading is also a thing?! Our reflexologist Ally Brown, who qualified as a reflexologist 20 years ago, is also an experienced foot reader: ‘The sole of our feet represents the soul of our being,’ she believes. Foot reading is not…

The best kind of mask to wear

The best kind of mask

August 17, 2020

Whether we like it or not or agree or not with the guidelines, we’ve all been advised to wear masks in shops and other indoor areas. Most of us have invested in a homemade mask to brighten up the experience, but what kind of mask is most effective?  

How to reduce your carbon footprint

Save two flights’ worth of emissions

August 14, 2020

Are you keen to help the planet and reduce your carbon footprint? Discover a way you could reduce your carbon footprint – no effort required and you’re not doing without something. You could save the equivalent of a return flight from London to Milan!    

Allergic to pets: best breeds to choose

Best pets to choose if you’re allergic

August 13, 2020

Over half the population own a pet in this country, yet it’s estimated that three out of 10 of us are allergic to cats and/or dogs. Check out the best breeds to choose if you have pet allergies, plus a simple way homeopathy could reduce that itching and streaming so you enjoy Bella and Max…

Taking a holiday is crucial for our mental and physical health

Why taking a break is essential

August 12, 2020

Rather than looking on a holiday as a treat, consider it as essential. Science proves that taking time off is vital for our physical and mental health – all the more so given the stresses and strains that 2020 has brought us. You probably aren’t planning a holiday abroad this year, but taking a break…

Weleda deodorant

Melting in this heat?

August 11, 2020

You’re not the only one! We share with you our secret solution to smelling great both ethically and naturally, using only natural extracts of essential oils… Weleda 24 hour Roll-On Deodorants, the only ‘hippy’ deodorant we know that ACTUALLY WORKS!!

blow a raspberry to stress

Quick and easy stress-buster

August 10, 2020

Shelley Edwards, our NLP practitioner and yoga teacher, offers a simple, quick and easy technique to turn down your brain when your mind’s racing… using your tongue! You can literally blow a raspberry to stress