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Sukin, a skincare brand from down under that could be big up here !

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Sukin was launched in 2007 by a Melbourne based family on a mission to provide high quality, affordable and effective natural skin and hair care.  We’ve stocked some Sukin products for many years now but, in line with our new drive to support products which truly love the environment as well offering quality and value, we’ve just increased the range. As to quality I have no doubts, you don’t get to be Australia’s No. 1 selling natural skin and haircare range without being a brand that works, especially in a comparatively harsh environment like down under.

As for eco credentials Sukin have chosen to make that the core of their ethos from the start. As their website puts it : “Skincare that doesn’t cost the earth” is our tagline which reflects our affordable price positioning and also touches on Sukin’s natural formulations and earth friendly brand ethos, these elements have resonated well with our customers.

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Fabrizio’s (from Nua Naturals) Top Six Superfoods

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After my chat with Fabrizio Marini and Jane Carroll for our Therapist of the Month blogpost I asked Fabrizio to tell me what he considers to be his top Superfoods and how he likes to use them. You’ll be glad to see that these amazing foods can be introduced to your daily diet with no greater effort than mixing them into a juice, smoothie, breakfast cereal or soup. It’s so easy yet the benefits can be huge! Here are Fabrizio’s top six superfoods.

So what is a superfood?

A superfood can essentially be classified as any food item that contains an extremely dense concentration of vital nutrients, vitamins and/or minerals, as well as antioxidants, good fats and healthy enzymes.  It is for this reason that we call such foods Super.

I for one firmly believe in food as our source of minerals and vitamins and always try my absolute best to add nutrient dense foods to my daily food intake. For sure at times we may find ourselves lacking and will need to supplement in very specific circumstances (always supplement under read more →

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Oxylent Tasting Weekend

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Oxylent® is an award-winning, 5-in-1 daily multivitamin—all in one refreshing drink. Instead of swallowing pills or tablets, add a packet of Oxylent to water and enjoy a sparkling drink that delivers vitamins, minerals, electrolytes, amino acids, and antioxidants with easy absorption.  And now you can try this fantastically refreshing drink in Only Natural on Friday 2nd and Saturday 3rd September.

 

There will also be special offers of 20% off the range on those days.

 

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Recipe of the Month – Ollie’s Fuel Food Veggie Bake

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As we get closer to our cookery demo day with Oliver McCabe in Murphy’s Barn on Saturday May 7th we’re enthusiastically trying lots of recipes from his book. Both Ruth (full credit to her for these beautiful images of her creation!) and I cooked his Fuel Food Veggie Bake and were in agreement that it was hearty, comforting, wholefood at its best so it’s the recipe we want to share with you now. What can I say? If you don’t have the book it’s well worth the purchase (we have signed copies for €20) and if you’d like to take it a step further, meet Olly and hear about his unique food philosophy at first hand then put Saturday May 7th in your diary right now.

I was so impressed with the use of millet in this recipe and felt this powerhouse grain needed looking into more, want to know more on millet, just click here.

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Ingredient Focus – More About Millet

Think magnesium, think millet.

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It’s not everyday I cook millet, in fact I always thought it rather bland. My mind was changed when I made Oliver McCabe’s delicious FoodFuel Veggie Bake where millet makes up one layer with vegetables, lentils and a sweet potato topping – yummy! 

The millet, which is cooked in vegetable stock first, really does have the comfort food value that mashed potatoes have for me so I think I’ll be using millet much more than I have been.
Millet is full of nutrients your body needs, such as:
  • Magnesium
  • Calcium
  • Maganese
  • Tryptophan
  • Phoshorus
  • Fibre
  • B vitamins
  • Antioxidants
All in all this little grain is a nutritional powerhouse. Its magnesium content alone can help us maintain healthy teeth and bones, respond better to mental and physical stressors and keep blood pressure and bowel health normal.
Why not give it a try if you haven’t done so yet?
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