• Nutrition,  Recipes

    Gut Healing Green Smoothie Recipe

    This is an easy and healthy way to add lots of gut healing foods to your daily diet, especially if you are suffering from IBS and gut issues. If you need more help with healing IBS and other digestive issues you may like these posts: Healing IBS with Natural Supplements & Natural Remedies for IBS & Digestive Issues If you are making this smoothie for breakfast the banana and plant protein make it nice and filling, but feel free to skip these if you are just having a smoothie for a snack. So what’s in it for your gut? This gut healing green smoothie is full of Chia seeds, apples,…

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    Herbal Remedies,  Nutrition,  Recipes

    Healing IBS with Natural Supplements & More

    Digestive issues, IBS, Chron’s Disease, they can all play havoc with your digestion and your life. In part i of this post, Healing IBS Naturally,  I broke down all the reasons behind what causes IBS and digestive problems, and the most common problems around these causes. Here I’ll take the next step in this process and help you find the remedies for healing your IBS with natural supplements, & changes to your lifestyle and diet that help. Including my own gut healing smoothie recipe! Although much of the process of living with IBS and digestive issues is learning what your triggers are and what causes your flare ups. Then working…

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    Simple Nettle Soup Recipe

    April is the perfect time of year to pick young and tender nettles are they are beginning to grow. Nettles are full of nutrition and have many health benefits. If you would like to find out just how good for you Nettles are I wrote about it here. This post also covers all my tips for foraging and picking your own nettles. Including blanching nettles with boiling water for 1-2 minutes to remove their sting! One of the easiest things to make with nettles is a simple soup this one has just 7 ingredients, and if you don’t have nettles it works just as well with baby spinach, watercress, or…

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    Herbal Remedies,  Holistically,  Recipes

    Why you should be including Nettles in your diet!

    If you had asked me a couple of years ago I would have told you Nettles are just prickly weeds, with a sting, to be avoided. That may even be what you are thinking now. But bear with me, I haven’t gone mad, Nettles are actually full of lots of nutrients & vitamins that are really good for you. As well as having lots of medicinal uses too. So let me tell you why you should be including Nettles in your diet, and all of the benefits you will get. I have even included some lovely simple recipes (scroll to the bottom of this post) to give you some ideas…

  • Elderberry foraging and recipe
    Foraging,  Herbal Remedies,  Recipes

    Elderberry recipe & foraging

    If the summer is the season of flowers, then autumn is definitely the season of berries. I shared a post on elderflower earlier in the year (you can find it here), and now all those flowers have turned to ripe, red berries. The perfect time for picking elderberry is from early to late September. Unfortunately the storms and strong winds seem to have blow a lot of the berries off this year, but there may still be time for you to get a good elderberry foraging in. How to pick Elderberries If you haven’t already worked out where your elder bushes are from picking your elderflower earlier in the year,…

  • Herbal tea recipies
    Holistically,  Recipes

    Herbal tea recipes to cure all your ailments

    Whether it’s a cup first thing in the morning to prepare you for the day, numerous cups to break up the day, or a calming mug as part of your evening routine to get you read for bed. Tea has become a kind of ritual. And with everyone having a very particular way they prefer their tea. It’s a very personal one at that.. The preparation, adding the water, holding that hot comforting mug in your hands. It’s also a kind of meditation. A few minutes of peace out of your normal day to day. You can make that cup of tea even better for you by using one, or…

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    Elderflower uses & making elderflower cordial

    It’s the exactly the right time of year to pick Elderflowers. They are covering the bushes and hedgerows of lanes and paths all around me right now, so what better time to write about the uses and benefits of Elderflower. In this post I’ve included tips on elderflower foraging, uses and making elderflower cordial. If you are here just for the elderflower cordial recipe then just scroll to the bottom to find the recipe, but it’s other medicinal uses are worth noting too as it’s far more than just a nice summer beverage. Elder is actually a shrub, but can grow tall if left unchecked so can often look like…