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Introducing our lovely little gorgeous new Hemp Oil drops....

Libby Pearson

Introducing our lovely little gorgeous new Hemp Oil drops.... 🌿

Soul Nutrients hemp oil only contains extract from the hemp plant and nothing else, hemp extract from the stem, flower and leaves are extracted using the most advanced Co2 extraction method, the extract is then blended with organic hemp seed oil resulting in a pure, natural oil. The natural compounds of hemp oil contain naturally occurring omega 3, 6 & 9 fatty acids and nutrient that help support a sustainable and healthy lifestyle and can also help to reduce anxiety, stress, pain relief and beautiful sleep.

✔ Helps reduce anxiety and stress, providing a calm effect to balance mood body & Mind.

✔ Promotes Anti-inflammatory properties known to help arthritis, muscle spasms and provides natural pain relief.

✔ 100% Pure raw organic naturally rich plant extract Sativa, suitable for vegetarians and vegans non-GMO Premium Co2 Extraction to preserve high strength terpenoids, flavonoids and essential compounds.

✔ Easy-to-use under tongue dropper tincture

✔ 100% Natural - Our oil is made of 100% natural ingredients. Suitable for vegans and vegetarians.

Now Available in 5% and 10%.

Do I need a Zinc Supplement?

Libby Pearson

Z is for..... ZINC! What is Zinc? Do I need a Zinc Supplement?


Zinc is a trace element that keeps the immune system strong, helps heal wounds, and supports normal growth. But how are low levels of Zinc related to depression and anxiety?


Zinc is often found to be low in the serum of those suffering from depression and anxiety. Low levels of Zinc in the body lower GABA (a neurotransmitter that sends chemical messages through the brain and the nervous system). In numerous studies Zinc supplementation has been shown to have anti-depressant effects as it raises GABA.


Which foods can raise levels of Zinc within the body?


The biggest Zinc food source is found in Oysters! (which may have some relation to the belief that Oysters are an aphrodisiac- they certainly raise Zinc levels which is indeed necessary for a healthy male sperm count!)

Other Zinc rich foods includes crab (and other shellfish) pumpkin seeds, grass fed/organic beef and lamb & dark chocolate, nuts and legumes.


We heard a wonderful man speaking on Radio 4 yesterday having waited months and months to be seen for his depression so he took matters into his own hands and upped his Zinc and found that was the only boost he needed.... fascinating.


Have a great day all x SNHQ


#zinc #mentalhealth #anxiety #depression #GABA #Zincrichfoods #naturalantidepressant #essentialhealth #supplements #soulnutrients #thursdaythoughts #thursdaymotivation #health

Sage Leaf- Natural HRT remedy- In the Moment Magazine issue 13

Libby Pearson

We are very proud to have our amazing Sage Leaf extract featured in the latest edition of "In the Moment Magazine" (Issue 13) Power of Herbs feature.

Our Sage leaf extract is a popular natural remedy for many ailments but widely used for symptoms of the menopause. The health benefits of Sage are that it contributes to the normal hormonal balance, particularly in women during the menopause. It eases and subdues symptoms eliviated by hormonal unbalance, such as excessive sweating and hot flushes. Sage is also responsible for the health of the digestive system, stimulating normal stomach and intestinal tract function.  

Sage has antiseptic and antioxidant properties which help to contribute to the body’s natural defenses. Antioxidants have the role of destroying free radicals in the body, and preventing them from oxidising cells and tissues. It is often used as a natural sleep remedy for those suffering with insomnia.

 

Beautifully packaged, direct to your door...... 

 

 

 

Exclusive Yummy Chocolate Smoothie Breakfast Bowl Recipe

Libby Pearson

Looking for a healthy bank holiday breakfast? We have created this yummy healthy chocolate smoothie bowl as a treat for you this bank holiday! Enjoy!

Step 1
In a blender add: 
1 cup almond milk (or any plantbased milk you prefer)
2 frozen bananas
1 date
1-2 tbsp Soul Nutrients raw cacao powder
50g rolled oats
1 tsp ground flaxseed
1 tsp Soul Nutrients chia seeds

Step 2
Blend until smooth. 

Step 3
Pour into a bowl and top with Soul Nutrients Raw Cacao nibs, berries, granola and any of your favourite toppings.

Let us know what you think below! Have a wonderful Bank holiday everyone!

How can 5-HTP help me?

Libby Pearson

Here at SNHQ we are frequently asked by our customers about 5-HTP, with lots of people not having heard of it or queries about what it is, so we thought we'd do a run down on 5-HTP for you.

What is it? 

5-HTP (5-hydroxytryptophan) is a naturally occurring substance derived from the seed pods of Griffonia simplicifolia, a West African medicinal plant. In us humans, 5-HTP is the immediate nutrient precursor to the neurotransmitter serotonin. This means that 5-HTP converts directly into serotonin in the brain

How does it work?

5-HTP works in the brain and central nervous system by increasing the production of the chemical serotonin. Serotonin can affect sleep, appetite, temperature, and pain sensation. As 5-HTP increases the forming of serotonin, it is used for several ailments where serotonin is thought to hold an important role including depression, insomnia, obesity, and many other conditions.

Which conditions does it help with? 

Serotonin has many important functions, including a role in sleep, appetite, memory, learning, temperature regulation, mood, libido, cardiovascular function, muscle contraction, and hormonal regulation.

What are the symptoms of low serotonin levels? 

Low levels of serotonin are most commonly manifested by depressed mood, anxiety, and insomnia. They can also lead to various other complaints and disorders such as:

  • General mood
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Insomnia
  • Weight loss
  • PMT
  • Chronic headaches
  • Migranes

Do you take 5-HTP? We would love to hear how it has helped you. Comment below! Have a great day - SNHQ  xx

 

 

January January...

Libby Pearson

With the festivities and fun of Christmas and New Year seeming like a lifetime ago we are back into the realities of work and routines with many of us making promises to make changes or improvements to last year. Most new years resolutions tend to be health based but with recent surveys suggesting that 80% of new years resolutions are broken by the second week of February are we asking TOO much of ourselves? Is 2018 the year to make small mindful changes that do really start to make a difference?

1) Going to the gym everyday? If you barely got your brand new Nike Air Thea's out the box last year (no, not me!) it might be pushing it but small changes can often see bigger longer-lasting results. Sometimes starting out, especially if you have had a break from exercise or a starting afresh these huge statements are the reasons they do not last, especially if they are totally impractical to fit into your daily life.

At SNHQ this week we have been discussing how smaller changes are making us feel less stressed, more focused and mindful of our actions this January. We have taken on some lighter (well, ish) challenges in our office ranging from the amazing Adriene's yoga Journey TRUE http://true.yogawithadriene.com (join in now, don't worry you can carry over missed days into February, it's not about January after all, it's about long-lasting changes) or try RED (Run every day January) http://www.runeverydayjanuary.com which is a brilliant way to just get moving even if it's just for 5 minutes a day.

2) No alcohol for a month- this is a hugely popular resolution and is great in many ways for charity support and giving those livers a break! But for many of us, it's possibly asking too much, perhaps starting out with no alcohol in the week is a more achievable and long lasting resolution?

Perhaps it's the little mindful changes we make that become really practical in helping us on the right road that we want to see through the for whole year, not just the first 6 weeks.....

What are your resolutions, if any? How are you getting on? We would love to hear from you

Here's to a healthy & happy 2018

SNHQ xxx

 

 

Meditation time......

Libby Pearson

We would all LOVE to say we meditate daily but for most of us it's just one of those "will start on Monday" dreams. For many of us it is being busy- "How can I fit 10 minutes in for myself when I have SO much other stuff to do?" After understanding it's benefits it's definitely time we stopped looking at this as self-indulgence when actually self- care can improve so many areas of our lives! Time for ME TIME!

 Today we are looking how we can fit Meditation into our busy schedules- when is the best time and what the REAL benefits are...... 

When? 

The first thing is that it’s a good idea to pick a time and stick with it. When you practice at the same time each day, you’ll start to form a habit, so that after a while you’ll find yourself just doing your meditation without needing to plan it in or think about doing it. Apparently the most favourable times to meditate are at 4 AM and 4 PM. It is said that the angle between the earth and the sun is 60 degrees and that being in a sitting position at these times will balance the pituitary and pineal glands giving you maximum results, but they look like pretty awkward times for most of us huh? At 4am I definitely want to still be in the land of nod, and 4pm- well it's 4pm, most of us are working or driving children around to after school clubs!

Morning is good....

The good thing about meditating early in the morning is that your stomach is empty. Other reasons include:

*   Your mind is often more fresh and uncluttered without the jobs, worries and decisions that   often fill our minds as the course of the day develops.

* You are making a an intention to set yourself up for a good day- a great start!

* You get it done first thing, so you’re less likely to forget about it or put it off.

Why? What benefits will daily Meditation bring me? (these ones have been scientifically proven!)

* Reduced Stress

* Lessens Anxiety

*Promotes positive mental health

*Helps you grow a deeper sense of self- awareness

*Lengthens your attentions span

*Helps keep your mind young

*Increases kindness

*Can help fight addictive behaviours

*Improves Sleep

* Can help control pain

*Decreases Blood pressure

AND TO TOP IT ALL OFF, IT CAN BE DONE ANYWHERE!

JOIN US! Can you join us in a 30 day Meditation Challenge starting on Thursday 19/10/17?

For guidance and for getting us all started we are going to be following Madeleine Shaw's new Meditation release £9.99 https://shop.madeleineshaw.com/meditations/ and keep it up for 30 days! Or use your own apps (or no apps!) but we would love to see and hear how you feel after dedicating a few minutes a day to meditation! Have you been meditating daily for a long time? Let us know what has improved for you! 

Let us know how you get on and if you will be joining in the comments below or on social media #SNHQ xx

 

 

Turbo Turmeric!

Libby Pearson

As Autumn draws in on us many of us look for ways to benefit our health during the colder months.  Turmeric (Curcumin) has long been hailed as the "Miracle Herb" due to its amazing wealth of healing properties. Let's have a look at a FEW of the mega benefits of this powerful herb:

Natural Painkiller & Anti-inflammatory/ Reduces severity of arthritis- Turmeric is a wonderful natural painkiller, so much so in fact that a 2012 study found that curcumin (the naturally occuring chemical found in turmeric) was more effective at treating arthritis pain and inflammation than an arthritis drug known as Voltaren.

Antioxidant- Studies have shown that curcumin is very effective in searching for free radicals and neutralising them. If our natural body mechanism is not able to fight with these free radicals, turmeric can assist our body to do so very effectively.

Perfect Post Operation healer- Curcumin is reported to be an immunomodulatory agent. It can reduce inflammation as well as enhance the body’s immune response, it reduces pain and aids the body in recovery from the operation.

Improves digestion and stomach health- Research studies have shown turmeric can stimulate the gallbladder and release bile. This bile helps the body break down and digest food. It also plays an important role in absorbing fats and certain nutrients. Turmeric has also been shown to calm the digestive system, helping to relieve gas and bloating.

Acid reflux- Because turmeric is thought to decrease inflammatory chemicals in the body, it may play a role in relieving or preventing heartburn. 

Alleviates depression symptoms-Research shows that curcumin influences many areas involved in anxiety and depression. Curcumin can help balance serotonin, dopamine, glutamate, and noradrenaline. Further, curcumin may benefit brain chemicals, and it can enhance the production of glutathione, an essential antioxidant for brain health.

PMT- Recent studies have shown that the anti-inflammatory property in curcumin helped with the pain occurring in PMS and also modulated brain chemicals and thus alleviated mood changes and depression- Another benefit of turmeric’s analgesic activity is that it does not cause gastric side effects like regular painkillers.

Anti-aging- Research shows that turmeric inhibits a key enzyme (elastase) that reduces the ability of elastin from forming. Elastin, along with collagen, is a protein needed for making the skin smooth and pliable, and also helps it to retain its original position when pinched. It is thought that Turmeric can stimulate the natural glow of your skin, making you look younger! (Bonus!)

Skin conditions- The antioxidant and anti-inflammatory qualities of turmeric may help your psoriasis by controlling flares and other symptoms. it is suggested that it can help with eczema, alopecia, acne scarring, and other skin issues.

The list is soooo endless- we could be here all day!! What we do know is that will be prepping for the colder months with this little miracle herb, will you?

NB: The bonus of taking a Turmeric supplement is that you don't get covered in orange stains!! Yay! 

We would love to hear how Turmeric has helped you, leave a comment or let us know on social media (Links below). Have a great day! Love SN HQ xxx

 

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