Nordic Spice Porridge from 26 Grains


Every week until Christmas we’ll be catching up with some of our favourite foodies, wellbeing and fitness gurus to find out what makes their Christmas. First up was Alex, founder of porridge hub 26 Grains. Got you in the mood for a warming bowl of porridge? Give her recipe for Nordic Spiced porridge a try. […]

The rise of ‘raw’ milk


Barely a week goes by without a new food trend emerging before being promptly disproven or forgotten…but some stick around a little longer. For some time now, celebrities, chefs, academics and nutritionists have raved about the health benefits and superior taste of unpasteurised, un-homogenised, full-fat, grass-fed milk. What is raw milk?  Raw milk, or unpasteurised milk, goes […]

Is your skin reflecting your diet?


If you’ve ever woken up with a rosy face and a few spots on your forehead, you might have experienced that creeping sense of regret about last night’s wine or chocolate. Perhaps with good cause, according to a new book by Naturopathic doctor and skincare specialist, Nigma Talib. She suggests your skin can reveal much more than you […]

Living with a dog cuts child’s risk of asthma by 15%


New research has suggested growing up with exposure to dogs can dramatically reduce a child’s risk of asthma. The study analysed data on over 1 million children born in Sweden between 2001 and 2010 where, helpfully, dog and farm animal ownership must be registered by law. The data showed that exposure to dogs during the first year […]

4 Top Tips for Reducing Stress


We’ve all experienced the feeling of emotional or mental tension or strain known as stress at some point or another, but many people don’t realise the direct effect this feeling can have on our physical wellbeing – particularly with regards to our skin. Many skin complaints, including eczema, rosacea and acne, flare in tandem with […]

Should we be using ‘standing up’ desks to work?


In the UK, the link between illness and sitting during working hours first emerged in the 1950s. At the time, researchers found that London bus drivers were twice as likely to have heart attacks as their bus conductor colleagues. Fast-forward to 2015 and, unsurprisingly, there’s been a lot of research conducted on the subject of […]

Sober October


We might avoid alcohol in our skincare, but a little teetotalism has its own benefits as Sophie, Office Manager at Pai HQ, has found while taking part in ‘Sober October’: “The last few months have seen endless summer weddings and milestone birthdays, and I thought I might just benefit from a month of total alcohol ‘detox’. I don’t tolerate alcohol […]

Why eating seasonal produce is better for you

Fancy eating raspberries during January? These days there’s nothing stopping you. The range of fruit and vegetables in most supermarkets means we’re spoilt for choice – whatever the time of year. However, just because we can eat any fruit and vegetable we want all year round, does that mean we should? Concerned by a lack […]

Do I need to use gluten-free skincare?


Last year, sales of gluten-free products reached £184 million in the UK. This growth was up a staggering 15% from 2013. According to Mintel, 15% of households in the UK are now avoiding gluten, citing it as a cause of various health problems. With intolerance to gluten on the rise, the demand for free-from foods […]

Could white bread be linked to depression?


Last week we discovered some interesting research by The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, exploring how eating certain foods can have an effect on our emotional wellbeing. The key finding Led by Dr James Gangwisch from Columbia University, the study analysed data collected by The National Institutes of Health. This was collated from more than […]

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