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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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International Women's Day 2021 : Our Chosen Charity

International Women's Day 2021 : Our Chosen Charity

March 8th is International Women's Day.  International Women's Day is the most important day of the year to come together to celebrate women's achievements, raise awareness about women's equality and lobby for accelerated gender parity. 

The very first International Women's Day was officially marked on 1911. More than one million people celebrated in Austria, Denmark, Germany and Switzerland.  Women demanded the right to vote, to fight against sex discrimination in the workplace, and to hold public office.  

Since then things have come along way, but there is a long way to go. In many parts of the world women still live in fear and have fewer rights than imaginable. In our own neighbourhood we still see inequality in every day life - in pay, in decision making and in the share of domestic work.  International Women's Day aims to campaign for these issues in support of fairness for all.

In support of International Women's Day, we will be donating 10% of all instore and online sales on March 8th to Pankhurst Trust and Manchester Women's Aid.   

This combined charity has the mission to 

  • to promote the equality of women, and
  • to promote the benefit of women, suffering, or at risk of, domestic abuse, and their dependants, 

The charity provides financial, mental and physical help and education to those suffering from domestic violence and abuse as well as providing a women's centre and community space.

Read more about Pankhurst Trust and Manchester Women's Aid on their website About Us | The Pankhurst Trust and Manchester Women's Aid

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Can Natural Remedies Help a Loss of Smell?

Can Natural Remedies Help a Loss of Smell?
A question we have been asked a lot lately is 'are there any natural remedies that can restore my sense of smell after COVID?'.  To find an answer we have been digging into research to see what might work, how and when so that we can provide some suggestions. Read our latest blog to discover more. Continue reading

Winter Wellness and Immune Advice

Winter Wellness and Immune Advice

The nutrition team at Amaranth have been kept busy over the last few days with questions and advice with regards to immune support.  Whilst we certainly can’t claim to have super potion to remove the virus, there may be some extra steps you can take to give yourselves the best chance of staying healthy.

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Natural Support for Exam Stress and Anxiety

Natural Support for Exam Stress and Anxiety
For many, this week is the start of exam week. Over the last week or so we have spoken to many parents and teenagers about natural remedies that are available to support during this time. At Amaranth we have registered nutritional therapists and health advisers that can provide specific advice and confirm that the remedies are right for you or your teenagers. Continue reading

Tips for Teenage Health

Tips for Teenage Health
Teenage years can be challenging ones. Changes in hormones, along with pressures of school, exams, friendships and social situations can trigger a range of emotions, mood changes, anxiety, skin problems and other health concerns. Read on for health tips brought to you by the expert Amaranth team. Continue reading

Natural Ways to Sooth Childhood Eczema

Natural Ways to Sooth Childhood Eczema
Eczema is a very common skin condition affecting at least one in every five children in the UK at any one time. It is a type of dermatitis or inflammation of the skin and is characterised by irretractable itching, red, sore and dry, cracked patches of skin which commonly affecting the elbows, hands, face, neck, feet and back of the legs. Continue reading
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