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Better than Prozac?

The Healthmatters Health Store team were pleased to see the comprehensive article on herbal medicine published in the Guardian recently. With a quarter of adults in the UK using herbal medicine it’s great to see the national press taking herbs seriously. On the use of St John’s Wort for depression they confirmed the medicine does work for mild to moderate … Continue reading

Dr Hilary Jones on Good Morning Britain.

Good Morning Britain: This morning’s Good Morning Britain (ITV) included a feature with Dr Hilary Jones on the efficacy of vitamin supplements, including a case study who took up to 16 different food supplements per day. The feature was largely positive towards the use of supplements, and the lady guest was a great example of the positive benefits of supplementation. … Continue reading

Ensuring your team training is up to date.

The importance of professional standards and training at Healthmatters Health Store ensures each member of staff is a qualified complementary therapist and has also studied through the Health Food Institute or at degree level. Ryan is a trainee massage therapist and he describes his interest in complementary therapy below. “At Healthmatters we do our best to keep a high standard of … Continue reading

Protect your skin from too much sun exposure.

Welcome to our latest blog post. We come out of a long winter and as soon as the sun comes out again we lather ourselves in sun-block. When did the sun get such a bad reputation? You hear so often, “Protect your skin from the harmful effects of UVA and UVB rays”, usually on sun cream bottles and advertisements. As … Continue reading

Keeping fit and healthy with yoga

There is a common misconception that yoga is just ‘stretching’, that you have to be flexible, or that it’s a gender specific practice. Another misconception is that it does not count as cardiovascular exercise. Improved posture, balance, strength and flexibility are the obvious benefits of a regular yoga practice. Yoga is a low impact exercise so it’s a great solution … Continue reading

Suffering from Hayfever?

Hayfever is an allergic reaction to pollen. When pollen particles come into contact with either eyes, nose, mouth or ears the body will respond to the pollen particles as if it were a virus entering the body. Sneezing will ensue, along with streaming eyes, nose and itchy ears and throat. Different plants produce pollen at different times of the year, but … Continue reading

Super Green Foods for a Healthier you.

There are quite a few green food supplements out there, so how do you know which one to choose? At Healthmatters Health Store, Chlorella, Spirulina and Wheat Grass are all popular choices. Chlorella is a fresh water algae, highest in Chlorophyll and Nucleic Acid which both support the body in cell renewal and healing. So it’s great for the immune … Continue reading

Survive the festive season with these small steps.

Happy holidays to all.  Here are some small steps to ensure you breeze into the New Year with energy and enthusiasm intact: Step 1:   Which are you richer in: money or time? If the former then don’t waste time being ashamed of not being Delia – buy in everything that you can possibly not make yourself. If the latter, then … Continue reading

Are you sick of being sick?

We’ve reached that dreaded time of year again – the season of colds and sniffles, and general strain on our immune system. We are 80% more likely to catch a common cold in winter. The lack of humidity in the air during the winter months combined with lower temperatures means the cold viruses survive better and are easily passed between … Continue reading

Vitamin D makes the news again

In the news from The Daily Mirror, Daily Telegraph, BBC News, The Times: Scientists from the International Prevention Research Institute in Lyon, France, now believe low vitamin D levels are a consequence, not a cause of ill health. Their researchers analysed data from 290 observational studies and 172 randomised trials examining the effects of vitamin D levels on non-bone health … Continue reading