Iron Deficiency and Anaemia are not the same….but iron deficiency can lead to anaemia.

There are three stages of iron deficiency. First the bodys’ iron stores (serum ferritin) begin to drop. Next, red blood cells decrease in size and colour. After that, haemoglobin, the last marker to show a decrease in iron levels. Iron store need to be almost completely depleted before anaemia (a lower red blood cell count) is apparent in a simple blood test. So iron deficiency can be diagnosed in early stages and put in check. If discovered later the symptoms of anaemia are more intense and will take a while to resolve. Numerous women can experience pre-anaemia if they fail… Click here to read more

Winter is coming: here’s how to stay well

Winter is coming and along with cold, damp short days it is no surprise that many animals hibernate during this season and sleep it away. In contrast many of us in our modern day city-based life almost pretend the seasons don’t matter at all; still trying to maintain the same routine tuning out weather and seasonal changes; rushing around doing everything the same. Ignoring the seasonal rhythms, often means that many of us forget the changing environmental conditions that surround us have an impact on our wellbeing. It is more than just woollies, scarves and boots for the winter, but… Click here to read more

Recipe: Layered Strawberry Rhubarb Jelly & Coconut Panna Cotta (Paleo)

  Rhiannon from In Rhi’s Pantry created this fabulous layered Strawberry Rhubarb Jelly and Coconut Panna Cotta paleo dessert using our Strawberry and Rhubarb fruit tea, this is a must try! Have a read of Rhiannon’s inspiration for her creation below. One dessert that takes me straight back to my childhood is jelly and ice cream; there is nothing that can compare to rich, frozen vanilla cream paired with (as my mini self would say) wibbly wobbly strawberry jelly. Sure, jelly can be seen as a little juvenile, and we are a lot more conscious of the crazy sugar levels that sits inside… Click here to read more

Fruit Tea Range

Stress less this silly season

It’s called the silly season for a reason. Running round the mall getting presents, finishing off those end of year jobs at work and keeping the whole family happy can leave you pretty stressed out. Stress is the body’s way of letting you know that a potentially dangerous situation might arise. It’s natural. We’re all born with an instinctive stress response. Stress can be useful and the small burst of energy it gives you can help with memory and motivation. But most of the time we don’t use stress in emergencies, we live at such a pace and have so… Click here to read more

How to Fight the Holiday Fatigue

Christmas is the most joyous time of year. It’s magical and filled with fun. It’s also the most draining. Long hours at the office and days spent bargain hunting for the perfect gifts take their toll, turning a relaxing time spent with loved ones into the complete opposite. The result of this holiday season stress is sleep deprivation. The effects of sleep deprivation. Although tiredness seems like an obvious sign, it’s not the only one. A lot of the things people associate with Christmas day are also actually signs that you need a good night’s rest: One of these is… Click here to read more