Exercise with your hormones

Exercising With Your Hormones by Jess Keniston of FittSteps

Ladies, are you ready to find a better flow? For so many of us, we grow up being told that success only comes through hard work, that hustle is the only way to achieve and my favourite old chestnut...."no pain, no gain!" I am here to tell you there is another way.

I am Jess, mum of 4, former dancer, fitness and wellness coach and business owner. A year ago, at 41, I was really feeling the effects of overwork physically, struggling to "pivot" in the face of Covid and keep my business, my family and myself on the level. The result is my new Flow System... read on to find out more!

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Worry

From Worrier to Warrior by guest blogger Sarah Bolitho

This is a strange time. Spring is upon us with summer following closely.  The anticipation of t-shirts, flip flops and eating alfresco would normally be on our minds - yet most of us are confined to our homes - alone, or with just our immediate family and our worries for company. How can you find ways to move from Worrier to Warrior during such a challenging time? 

Sarah Bolitho is a personal development coach who specialises in helping women who have encountered change in their lives, this could be going back to work after a career break, being newly single or who just want to give their lives a good old shake-up

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yoga for busy people

Is 20 Minutes of Yoga Enough? Natalie from Yoga, Field & Sea says YES!

Do you struggle to fit yoga or into the daily juggle? Would shorter classes make yoga more accessible for you?
 

In our latest Guest Blog, Natalie (from Yoga, Field & Sea) answers the question - is 20-minute yoga REALLY worth it? Can you REALLY benefit from yoga in short bursts? In her well-educated opinion, yes, you absolutely can!  Read on to find out more from Natalie the benefits of just 20 minutes of yoga per day...

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Wellness Company of the Year Award

Award-Winning Wellness Supplements!

Navigating a business through a global pandemic can be tough. But... when you start the year by finding out your company has won a much coveted and very prestigious Wellness Award, it can be a total game-changer! I am so unbelievably excited to announce that Birch & Wilde has just won the South West Prestige Awards... WELLNESS COMPANY OF THE YEAR 2020-21 

Read the full press release and comments here...

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Memory Enhancing

Memory Enhancing: Four Must Have Memory Supplements

Wouldn’t it be wonderful to simply take a tablet to help enhance your memory? Well, we’re not talking about any miracle cures, but there is solid evidence showing there are a number of supplements can really support and enhance memory function. Here we talk about our top 4, so read on to find out more… 

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The Five Best Supplements for a Leaky Gut

The Five Best Supplements for a Leaky Gut

Leaky gut is a fairly new term. It doesn’t mean that you didn’t quite make it to the bathroom on time (!), but is actually a term that refers to the permeability of your intestine. Read on to find out more, whether you might be experiencing symptoms, and which supplements can really make a difference to this very real health issue.  

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B Complex

Top 8 Vitamin B Complex Benefits

There is no shortage of science supporting the amazing health benefits of taking a high-quality Vitamin B Complex Supplement daily. From increased metabolism to reduced anxiety, to healthier skin and hair (among others!). Here are our top 8 favourite benefits that you can expect to experience from a beautiful Vitamin B Complex supplement.

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Apple cider vinegar

Four Surprising Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar Supplements

You may or may not have heard that Apple Cider Vinegar can have an array of different health benefits – from supporting weight loss to improving heart health. And if the thought of drinking any kind of vinegar puts you off (it certainly does us!), then fear not! Apple Cider Vinegar is now available in easy to take supplement form. Here we are focussing on just our top four benefits, although there are more! So find out more about what an Apple Cider Vinegar supplement can do to help you right here… 

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Self Care

SELF CARE: Our Top Three January Self Care Treats

It’s that time of year again – the Yuletide festivities are over for another year, the days are short, cold and often damp, and it feels like an age until the new shoots of spring appear, or the next Bank Holiday appears tantalisingly on the horizon. If you are feeling a touch of the January blues, worry not! We have the perfect recipe of healthful-indulgence to see you through with our three favourite self-care treats to indulge in during the coldest months of the year.

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Vegan Buffet

THE TRAVELLING VEGAN: Top 3 Easy Vegan Buffet Ideas

The festive season is just around the corner and we are fast moving into a beautifully Christmassy atmosphere. I am so thrilled to share these recipes with you, in hope that these will make this time of the even more magical. The intention was to stick to basic recipes, and turn them into a vegan version while also exploring traditional side dishes giving them my own little twist. These are all wonderful ideas to add to your Vegan Christmas Roast or your Christmas or Boxing Day Buffet table – filling and delicious!

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Immunity

IMMUNITY BOOSTING: Top 5 Immunity Boosting Supplements This Winter

When the nights draw in and the temperature starts to drop, it’s a great time to make sure you give your immunity a welcome boost this winter. By ensuring your immunity is well boosted, you are ensuring you avoid as many of the ‘winter nasties’ as possible and stay fighting fit and full of energy! So, to give you a head start, here are our top five immunity-boosting supplements!

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Thai Green Curry

THE TRAVELLING VEGAN: Tasty Vegan Thai Green Curry

This wholesome and tasty Vegan Thai Green Curry is rich, creamy and full of bold flavours with a kick of heat. It’s a hearty, comforting vegan meal that leaves you satisfied for hours. The creamy coconut tames the heat of the curry paste, bringing it down to a light kick which energises you out of any winter rut!

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Self Care

SELF CARE: Top 5 Techniques to Put Yourself First In Your Own Life

You might know that looking after yourself is important, but do you have a toolkit of just how to go about putting yourself centre stage in your own life? Nourishment doesn’t just start and end with nutrition (although obviously good nutrition is one of the most fundamental building blocks of looking after yourself). Nourishment also means looking after you, on all levels, physical, emotional and spiritual. We can’t wait to share with you our top 5 techniques to putting yourself first and living your most healthy, happy and contented life.

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Veg stew

THE TRAVELLING VEGAN: Sassy Veg and Coconut Super Stew

Autumn is the season of harvest, a time to pull inward and gather together on all levels, a time to store up fuel, for the approaching stillness of winter. Everything in nature contracts and moves its essence inward and downward.

This power packed sassy super stew takes minimum time and effort to cook up an evening meal for you and your people. It is also brilliant for batch cooking for the freezer or to have as week-long lunches or dinners.

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Inflammation

INFLAMMATION: The Top 5 Supplements to Help with Inflammation

Inflammation is a normal body reaction that occurs as an immune response to fight infection and protect you from disease. It is characterised by redness of the skin, swelling and raised skin or body temperature. Under normal circumstances, these responses all help to heal your body by fending off contagion (infectious nasties!) and as such is quite normal. In fact, this response goes to show that your body is working well as it means your circulation, endocrine (hormonal) and immune systems are all doing their thing.

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