Yearly archives: 2018


Seeking balance as a busy parent

It’s difficult to find the balance between the stressors of life and optimising your health at the best of times, but throw children into the mix and I’m sure many people will feel it is nigh on impossible. From ensuring the children are at school […]


Anthony Fayese

I hold a post graduate diploma and a Master degree in Social Work from Middlesex University Enfield England – 2000. I continue to develop and inform my practice via an active Continuing Professional Development regular training and re-training, research endeavour, workshops and seminars. I currently […]


Optimising vitamin D levels for long term health

Like all vitamins, vitamin D is essential to life, yet 50% of the UK adult population are estimated to have insufficient levels (1), with lower concentrations found in followers of vegetarian and vegan diets. (2) Whilst most vitamin D is produced via skin exposure to […]


Jen Adams

As a Nutritional Therapist working in Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, the focus is functional solutions for weight loss and long-term health. It’s essential to me that you learn how to enjoy the food you eat and work out for yourself what is right for you and […]


Oxidative stress: the big issue 2

The human body is exposed to a never-ending onslaught of both exogenous and endogenously produced free radical ‘insults’. Acting almost like bullets, free radicals such as hydrogen peroxide, superoxide and hydroxyl radicals, fire around the body creating havoc by reacting with cell membrane fatty acids […]


Dairy, part 2: processing methods 2

In part 1 of our dairy series, we delved into the differences between organic and non-organic cow’s milk, explored different forms of dairy intolerance and looked at the differences in plant-based milk alternatives. The second part of this series will explore the different forms of […]


Astaxanthin – the king of antioxidants

This month we’re focusing on an exciting new ingredient, astaxanthin. For those who aren’t familiar with astaxanthin (as-ta-xan-thin), allow me to acquaint you with one of nature’s most potent antioxidants, and the many reasons why astaxanthin would be a fabulous addition to any supplement regime. […]


Introducing AstaPure® Astaxanthin complex 1

We are very excited to announce the launch of the latest addition to our Pure Essentials range AstaPure® Astaxanthin Complex, a carotenoid antioxidant complex offering multiple health benefits.  Natural astaxanthin extract from Haematococcus pluvialis (H. Pluvialis) microalgae is great for supporting antioxidant levels and protecting […]


Nutritional approaches to managing fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) is a condition characterised by chronic widespread pain often accompanied by several non-specific symptoms including fatigue, sleep disturbances, cognitive dysfunction and depressive disorders.  This complex disorder carries a genetic predisposition and is associated with abnormalities in pain mediators, such as substance P, […]


Processed foods: what you need to know 6

Consumption of ‘ultra-processed foods’ is at a record 50% here in the UK according to a recently published Europe-wide study. The link between consumption of processed foods and obesity was also confirmed. It’s long been speculated that our consumption of hyper palatable, highly processed foods […]


Neurobalance™ – Product Spotlight

Zinc methionine, magnesium citrate & vitamin B6 (P5) Neurobalance™ is a unique blend of the most bioavailable forms of zinc, magnesium and vitamin B6, in a sustained release formula for optimal absorption, which helps to achieve maximum plasma levels and therapeutic benefits throughout the day. This […]