Vitamin C Boost Juice - The value of vitamin C

Vitamin C has a wealth of benefits to the body.  Also known as ascorbic acid, it improves the absorption of plant-based iron (iron available from vegetables) and is a part of the regeneration process for connective tissue (bones, blood cells, teeth, gums and skin).  It plays a huge part in the immune system’s integrity and the body’s healing ability, but it truly comes into its own as an antioxidant -   Vitamin C protects cells from free radicals.  Free radicals are the body’s byproducts of converting food into energy.  They’re also env

The new superhero - fermented superfoods

We all know about vegetable superfoods, the kale, the broccoli, the garlic, but what happens when we create a fermented combination and why is it so good for us?   Traditional fermentation, pickling and preserving, were away of storing food for the winter when fresh produce was limited.  (Something, our grandparents and great grandparents would have done to feed the family, control the budget and to use the summer and autumn glut of vegetables and fruit).  But the secret that is starting to emerge is that fermented food is The new category of superfood.

Onion & Honey Cough Medicine - Support your immune system from the inside out

Your immune system is your body’s first line of defence, especially as the colder seasons approach.  Most people imagine the immune system to be made up of an army of white blood cells, which go into battle when bacteria or viruses ‘invade’. However, your whole body is effectively your immune system.  Your skin, your digestive tract, your stomach acid, your lymphatic system, the hairs in your nose and ears … and, yes your leucocytes, the fighting white blood cells.