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Pre-retreat detox guide

In order to maximise the beneficial effects of your in:spa retreat we suggest that you undertake some gentle preparation. Generally speaking, seven days of pre-retreat preparation is ideal and there…

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How sugar affects the brain

When you eat something loaded with sugar, your taste buds, your gut and your brain all take notice. This activation of your reward system is not unlike how bodies process…

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Nutritionist Amelia Freer

Nutritionist Amelia Freer posts new article about her experience on our fitness, detox and health holidays.

Amelia Freer, one of our original nutritionists, has written a blog article about our holidays, explaining how she made the switch from guest to in:spa nutritionist and why she fell…

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Why holidays can be a great time for weight loss / detox

The choice of spa holidays and wellness getaways has mushroomed since the mid 1990’s. Today there are literally hundreds of healthy holidays available from boot-camps in Britain to ashrams in…

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Eat your way to a good nights sleep

Emma Olliff, expert in:spa nutritionist, advises on how you can eat your way to a good nights sleep… It’s something that should be as easy as breathing, but more and…

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Mindful eating by tanya borowski

Proper metabolism & triggering weight loss begins with the breath! We’ve discussed a lot about what to eat, but much less attention is paid to the question of how we…

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Is gluten free just another fad?

The term Gluten Free is suddenly everywhere. From Hollywood stars to world class tennis players. And now, most likely, the person sitting next to you at work too. Everyone is…

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Ingredients for fennel and apple coulslaw

Apple, carrot, fennel coleslaw

This apple, carrot & fennel coleslaw can be enjoyed as a healthy lunch or as an accompaniment to a fish or chicken dish.

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Quinoa patties

Unlike wheat or rice, quinoa is a complete protein – containing all eight of the essential amino acids, packed with dietary fibre, phosphorus, magnesium and iron. It’s also gluten-free and…

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Ingredients to make tabbouli laid out on a wooden platter

Quinoa and broad bean tabbouli

When broad beans are in season, it’s difficult to beat this delicious, healthy salad recipe. Cooking time is just 15 minutes. Serves 4.

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