Food is more abundant now than probably any other time in history, yet our lifestyles are more toxic than ever. Mass produced food is laden with chemicals that disrupt our bodies functions on all levels. Awareness is increasing and more and more, people are shunning chemical concoctions for healthier options
So it is great news that we can now source amazing things like Raw Honey, Raw Cocoa, Goji, Acai, Mangosteen and other Berries
Spring has Sprung and the Pollen Count has gone through the roof! Ensure your immune system is able to handle the load: mucus in your sinuses is always mirrored by mucus in your gut . the health of your gut determines the health of your whole body as your immunity is born and raised in the probiotic microflora that proliferate there. Eat carefully and remember to add raw fruit and veggies to every meal; raw food contains amazing enzymes that are destroyed in the cooking process. Summer fruits are already beautifully abundant and variety is the key to active nutrient absorption. Colourful fruit salads and smoothies are delicious are extrememely nutritious.
If your allergies are driving you crazy, remember Solgar’s Quercitin Complex, breaking up mucus and lowering Histamine levels. Dairy is a no-no, as it thickens mucus to the point where your sinuses are unable to shift the thickened muck. Kalyan Herbal Teas are delicious infusions that require no milk, and you absolutely Have To Have Caring Candy Dairy-and Sugar-Free Chocolates!
Food allergies are becoming a modern main-stream problem. While the medical profession continues with the theory that it is all neuroses, we who suffer with Digestive Disruption know how difficult food intolerances can make your life.
At The Good Health Shop we try to cater for the needs of everyone on a restricted diet. The newest addition to this is Spelt Pasta. Spelt is an ancient grain that traces its heritage back long before many wheat hybrids. Many of its benefits come from the fact that it offers a broader spectrum of nutrients compared to many of its more inbred cousins in the wheat family. It can be used in many of the same ways as wheat including bread and pasta making. Spelt does not seem to cause sensitivities in many people who are intolerant of wheat. Spelt does contain a form of Gluten so Coeliacs should avoid it; The availability of Spelt Pasta, Rice Pasta, Rice and Millet pasta and Rice and Quinoa Pasta will ensure no one goes hungry!
Snacks are also easier with Rye crackers, Spelt crackers and Rice crackers – far removed from the bland and difficult-to-eat Rice Cakes of the olden days.
At The Good Health Shop you will find a lot of products one would expect to find in a health shop, BUT you will also find some products that you don’t find everywhere, and we love them enough to give them space right here!
We make every effort to assist with every type of restricted diet; diabetic? gluten intolerant? Lactose intolerant? allergic to Soy? We keep a fairly extensive range of packaged foods to assist. Dream cookies Gluten free biscuits, Orgran flours, soups and pasta, Rice, soya and oat milk powder, various drinks and snack-foods that help to keep you on the straight and narrow. We have freshly-baked gluten and dairy-free bread delivered on a Tuesday (orders must please be placed on a Monday)
CherryActive is a powerful antioxidant and is being endorsed by Patrick Holford, internationally renowned nutritionist. There are a lot of good reasons for investing in . CherryActive antioxidants protect the joints, maintain healthy levels of uric acid, support cardiovascular function and promote natural sleep.
Delicious Veginut Vegan Patties, refreshingly Soya-free! Dried pomegranate seeds, Organic-Chocolate-covered Organic Goji berries (a mouthful in every sense), Rice milk andGinger drink, Organic Tulsi tea (a great, calming adaptogen) in 10 flavours, Cranberry Juice, Sugar-free sweets with no nasties, and Organic Fruit Juice are among the top requests.
Chia Seeds are a spectacular SuperFood. One of the highest plant sources of Omega 3, it is high in soluble fibre to soothe the digestive system and stabilise blood sugar levels. Chia seeds absorb 9x their weight in water so they easily bulk up simple meals and make them really filling. Chia can be soaked in water for 10 minutes, and the jelly-like result can be used in place of butter for baking, giving you really healthy, zero-calorie options. Because they hold so much water, Chia seeds help keep the body well hydrated and help to balance electrolytes. Chia seeds are tasty on their own and when added to other foods, whole or soaked, do not change the taste of the food they have been added to. Add Chia to smoothies, mix in with salad dressings, deserts or sauces, or simply eat them with a spoon.
We REALLY love Lalibella Wild Flower Honey – totally raw and packed with Bee enzymes, this as a naturally thin honey that is easy to use and tastes like heaven!
Here at the coast, holiday-makers and locals alike suffer with water-logged and blocked sinuses and ears. Ear Candles are a totally safe and non-invasive way of clearing the ear canal. Washing with a Neti Pot is a simple and safe way to get to the sinuses and Eustachian tubes, clearing away blockages. Health Tones Sinus and Allergy Remedyis a 21-day course of muti that helps your body clear out nasal congestion, even if it’s been plaguing you for years. Its our all-time favourite product!
For baby we have the Jackson Reece organic and Flushable wet wipes; pocket packs and larger sizes are a life saver. Cough mixtures, teething remedies and runny-tummy remedies are all available, safe and natural and with no side effects. We also keep Badger sunblock, safe for even tiny babies.
Can’t wait for the sun do do it’s work gently and safely? Tan Can, with natural Zeaxanthin, will have you radiant and glowing in a short time, also preparing your skin for it’s anual exposure to the sun. Too late? Already burnt? help is at hand. Oxycream, oxygen infused lavender cream, excellent for burnt skin. Also Aloe gel and Victorian garden Marula cream, soothing and repairing for burnt skin.
Also on our list of favourite things is: fresh seed packs for sprouting, sprouter bottles, Himalayan Rock Salt, Solo Salt, Aloe vera juice and Cathay Herbal flu fighters, which are 24-hour miracle workers; Cathay herbal also does granules for kiddies, Calm Me Down, Dry Nights, Flu Fighters and more
Real Canadian Maple syrup, subject to availability.
Our newest addition to Things we love that you don’t find everywhere are Good for The Ground Biodegradable Compostable Bags; non-toxic, from fresh to fridge or freezer. Store food safely, with no risk of leaching dioxins.
A Healthy body goes hand-in-hand with a healthy mind. To this end we have a fully stocked Educational Toy Shop on our premises. From toddler to teen, bored unstimulated Children are now a thing of the past. Puzzles, books, construction sets and thinking games help children learn without even realising that it’s happening
The flu vaccine is a contentious issue. Bear in mind that the flu vaccine only protects you from the strains which the health department choose to include. of the thousands of flu strains out there only 2 or 3 are included in the injection. Injecting dead flu viruses into the body heightens the immune response and can certainly trigger flare ups of eczema and other ‘dormant’ issues in the body. Perhaps you would rather consider Oscillococcinum, a homeopathic flu preventative that is taken weekly and protects you from EVERY strain of flu, but also bronchitis, pneumonia and other chest infections. Safe to take with any chronic medications, safe for infants, the elderly and frail, and even safe for pregnant moms. A winner!!