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Back to School Health

Back to School Health
You may or may not know, that between the team at Amaranth we have a fair few children (18 at the last count) ranging from age 2 to 30.  As we are just a little bit into our health, nutrition and supplements, our days are often spent discussing what they eat and discovering ways to keep them as healthy as we can. As it is back to school week, we have asked our Nutritional Therapists Sophie and Marianna to share there advice for Children's Health. Continue reading

What is Reflexology?

With World Reflexology Week coming up on 20th September, discover more about how this relaxing and balancing treatment may help you.  Read our blog for a review of a reflexology treatment and a special offer for you to enjoy reflexology in Manchester or Cheshire. Continue reading

Dr Hauschka One Hour to Myself Treatment Review

Dr Hauschka One Hour to Myself Treatment Review

With a little bit of downtime amidst a busy week, I booked myself the ultimate treat, the Dr Hauschka One Hour to Myself facial treatment.

I absolutely love Dr Hauschka products and prior to lockdown would treat myself to a monthly facial. With treatment rooms being closed for so long, my skin is looking a little grey and sallow and certainly in need of a boost.  Dr Hauschka treatments are very holistic so the benefits are much deeper than just the visible skin results, this facial induces a deep state of relaxation and allows the body and mind to slow down and repair.  Much needed after the stresses of the last twelve months.

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Ingredients You Don't Want In Your Skincare & Makeup

Ingredients You Don't Want In Your Skincare & Makeup

Natural Beauty to us means skincare and cosmetic products that are produced without the use of synthetic ingredients, harsh chemicals and preservatives and potentially dangerous additives.

That all sounds straightforward but understanding natural beauty products really is a minefield and clever marketing can make you believe you are buying natural when this is far from the truth.  

We have pulled together this guide so that you can take a look at your skincare and makeup to discover whether the products you thought were natural really are.

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Our Five Favourite Teas

Our Five Favourite Teas

It’s national tea day and there is no doubt that tea is something to be celebrated.  I love starting my day with a good old English Breakfast and a bit of time to myself to ponder and plan the day ahead. The rest of the day is then dedicated to herbal teas of various types to suit my mood.

There are literally hundreds, maybe thousands of types of tea out there, all with different properties.  We have picked our favourite five herbs and blends to tell you more:

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Enjoy a Raw Chocolate Easter

Enjoy a Raw Chocolate Easter
Well, the weather’s turning just enough to let us think about ditching the coats, but with Easter approaching, unwrapping can relate to only one thing…chocolate!  We will definitely be joining the party for the weekend by indulging in delicious raw chocolates.  
Read on to discover all about chocolate and why it can be good for you in our blog written by Nutritional Therapist Tricia Ward.
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Can natural remedies and diet help long COVID and post viral fatigue?

Can natural remedies and diet help long COVID and post viral fatigue?

This a question we have been asked a lot over the last few months and we know that many of you are really struggling to get your energy back after having COVID.

Unfortunately, we can’t give a specific answer as there is still so much to learn about the disease and research to be done into treatment for post COVID symptoms. We can, however, look at what we do know, some of the mechanisms of the virus and how other viruses respond, to find clues and make some suggestions.

In our blog we discuss the role of inflammation and the immune response and how specific foods and nutrients may be able to modulate this to support you back to health and energy.

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Natural Ways to Manage PMS Symptoms

Natural Ways to Manage PMS Symptoms

Do you struggle with managing your emotions in the weeks before your period?

Around 25% of women of reproductive age suffer with Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) which can be extremely distressing and affect the quality of life for the days preceding and during menstruation. The syndrome is characterised by feelings of irritation, tension, and low mood. You might wake up in a great mood but find yourself becoming angry and anxious an hour or two later for no reason.

These symptoms occur during the luteal phase, which is the week or so running up to menstruation. In this period serotonin levels drop, while progesterone and oestrogen rise, if pregnancy does not occur menstruation is triggered by a drop in these hormones.

Amaranth Nutritional Therapist, Sophie Beddard, explains how you can help to manage these hormone fluctuations and PMS symptoms with a nutrition and lifestyle approach. 

 

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