The season is turning but there’s still lots of lovely things to notice in Shann’s Magic Garden 🌹
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What can you forage and make at this time of year for a seasonal treat? Shann shows you how…
Falling in love with the garden all over again 🌸
Sunshine + rain = LOTS of growth in the garden! Check out BTS here…
Still, still, still, everything seems hovering on the edge of exploding into colour…but the recent warm weather has finally tickled a few roses into bloom. […]
Well, it feels like the garden is finally starting to wake up, after a long cold spring! Big news here is the very first rose. […]
National Gardening Week in the Magic Garden – here’s what Shann’s been up to! 🌷
Breathe in and feel the zen…can you hear the goats?
If you’re feeling stressed or anxious, this will help!
When things get crazy, Shann heads into her Compass Garden! Join her there for a quick 8-second breather…
Are you wondering if you should try one of the trendy diets everyone is talking about? Read this first!
Here’s your secret weapon in the battle to improve your gut health!
So, I’ve been thinking about the word “cherish.” Oddly enough, it occurred to me as I was thinking about self-care. Specifically, about being physically active. […]
I’m going to put it right out there – New Year’s Resolutions are over. Who needs them? We’ve got enough people right now telling us […]
If the combination of lockdown and the clocks turning back has suddenly knocked your mood down a black hole, you’re not alone! Around 30 percent […]
Hey, it happens. You have to take antibiotics. Now because you’re a member of the CG Tribe, you know that antibiotics come with their own […]
Whether you’re trying for a baby, currently pregnant or coping with a newborn, there’s one simple thing you can do to massively improve things for […]
If you experience food cravings, you’re not alone. A whopping 97 percent of women and 68 percent of men report experiencing cravings for certain foods.1 […]
If you’re having trouble sleeping during these anxious days, you’re not alone! #cantsleep has been trending on Twitter for the last week. As we enter […]
So, you’re in lockdown and can’t get to the gym. Should you stop exercising? Absolutely not! It’s now more important than ever, to get your […]
What can you do to boost your immune system, during these uncertain times? Here are the supplements we recommend taking daily: Vitamin C Seriously sick […]
Here’s the current NHS advice on taking ibuprofen during the coronavirus pandemic: “There is currently no strong evidence that ibuprofen can make coronavirus (COVID-19) worse. […]
Are your hands painfully dry and cracked because you’ve been following the widespread advice to frequently wash them or apply hand sanitiser to prevent the […]
Plain soap and water is a more effective way of getting rid of harmful bugs than antibacterial soaps, which may be harmful to pregnant women, […]
We’ve been hearing a lot lately about washing your hands. But how about hygiene for your nose? Although the ancient medical tradition of Ayurveda emphasises […]
As the cases of coronavirus in the UK mount, we are beginning to confront the reality that not all infections are equally dangerous. Most people […]
Christmas can be a challenging time for family gut health, especially with all the sweet treats floating around! Sugar kills off the good bugs inside […]
There’s nothing worse than feeling the onslaught of holiday cheer right around the corner – and dreading it! It can all get a bit much, […]
We all want to have fun over the festive season. But parties, booze and rich food aren’t much fun if your gut isn’t happy! At […]
Every single day, your gut is being assaulted by the the four “Arch-Enemies” of good gut health: sugar, stress, chemicals and antibiotics. Even if you’re […]
You know about work-outs for your body. But how about how about working out the most important nerve of all – your VAGUS NERVE?! Why […]
Your body is going to take a beating over the coming winter months, and your immune system gets the tough job of trying to keep […]
We’ve all felt it – a sudden sharp pain in the tummy. Not very pleasant – and it can be worrying! So, what’s going on […]
Historically, colds and flu have been treated with medications designed to reduce only the symptoms of these infection. These drugs can’t activate the body’s own […]
Feeling confident about your knowledge of probiotics and their benefits? Great! Now, how about PREbiotics? What are prebiotics, and what can they do for you? […]
We tend to think of our gut and our skin as two separate things – but really, they are one connected surface! Any gut disorder […]
Inside your gut are 100 trillion living bacteria, known as the gut microbiome. These living bacteria control how you break down the food that you […]
Kefir is the king of natural sleep aids – here’s why. Your sleep patterns are regulated by a neurotransmitter called serotonin.1 Specialised cells called EC […]
If you struggle with the taste of the goats milk kefir, you’re not alone! The sharp, fizzy, fermented taste is unfamiliar to us, in these […]
Are you dreading the spring pollenpocalypse that triggers your allergies? You’re not alone! One in two people in the UK now suffer with allergies, with […]
Originally published by Atlas Biomed on the Atlas Blog. Article written by Leigh Stewart. The UK’s leading milk kefir producers now stock Atlas Biomed Microbiome […]
Inside your gut, at this very moment, there are trillions of live bacteria, fungi and viruses, known as your microbiome. Imagine these gorgeous tiny organisms […]
This is a classic family pleaser, that will make both your family and your gut bugs happy! It’s rich in tryptophan and has loads of […]
Did you know that there’s a difference between pleasure and happiness? It’s true. They are, biochemcially speaking, two totally different sensations, caused by two different […]
Modern life is the enemy of your gut. That delicate, fragile ecosystem inside you is damaged every day, by the things I like to call […]
The real problem with the FODMAP diet – and how to get some joy back into your relationship with food!
Here’s the problem with the low FODMAP diet: it’s a temporary fix. Yes, you may get some relief by removing gut-irritants from your diet. But […]
Super Supper Smoothie Now, I have two skeptical, non-vegetable loving guys in the house, and although they’re quite happy to chow down on meat and […]
Let’s think about this for a minute: Why do you eat? To stay alive? Because you’re hungry? Because you’re bored? Because you’re trying to push […]
Usually when you’re trying to restore your gut health, I recommend avoiding most bread, rice, pasta and white potatoes. These foods are all high GI, […]
Here’s the wonderful secret about running your own business: it’s exactly like having a baby. You don’t have to know everything, before you begin. The […]
Here’s how we pick ourselves up when we’re feeling low, on the farm: GET OUTSIDE. There is now solid scientific evidence supporting “eco-therapy,” or the […]
We humans evolved as a species that walks, runs, climbs trees and hills, and uses a variety of muscles all the time. Now we’ve grown […]
I loved the idea of creating a sweet treat with a seriously low sugar content. These are made with a little stevia and medjool dates […]
A whopping 86% of all British adults have suffered some form of gastrointestinal (GI) problem or ailment in the last year. If you’re one of them, you […]
The real reason that nothing has ever worked to resolve your acne, eczema, psoriasis or rosacea – until now!
Here’s the big breaking news in the skin world: Acne, along with eczema, rosacea, psoriasis and dermatitis, is not a skin condition. These issues are […]
Take Collagen! One of the most important things you can do to boost your health and re-set your gut, after adding kefir to your diet, […]
If you’re anything like me, you’ve tried gluten-free flours and been disappointed by the taste and/or texture. But here’s the fab flour that I’m loving […]
I’d like to introduce you to a tea that you may not have heard of, but is the hottest thing in the health-and-good-skin neighbourhood – […]
If you’re kefirising in order to get on top of a skin condition or autoimmune disorder, we recommend eating “good grains” to help support the […]
If you’ve had a look at the success stories that we see on the farm, you’ll know that we get some pretty dramatic results with […]
It’s beetroot! Who knew? Rich absolutely loves beetroot, and has been known to come back from the farmers market lugging entire bags of it. It […]
I’d like to introduce the concept of your own Windowsill Farm. You can be growing healthy things for your family, wherever you are! One of […]
As far as your holobiome is concerned, sugar isn’t just the stuff that tastes sweet. Your entire system – all of the magic bugs that […]
I only allow one kind of sweetener on the farm: Stevia. Stevia is brilliant stuff. Made from a plant, low-GI, zero calories, safe for diabetics. […]
Working with live cultures can be a wonderful boon to health. You can buy ready-to-drink goatsmilk kefir, or you can make your own at home. Like […]
Once upon a time (not too long ago), scientists blamed the epidemic rise in allergic diseases like eczema, food allergies, hay fever, asthma and IBS […]
We all take antibiotics – and we take them a lot. 40 percent of all adults and 70 percent of all children take one or […]
Today is Clean Your Hands Day, as decreed by the World Health Organisation. So, let’s talk hand washing! First of all, if you use antibacterial […]
Here’s Benji – he used to have eczema! But he now has beautiful clear skin. Why? Because he drinks his smoothie every morning. You can […]
During the Victorian period, news spread that kefir was being used successfully to treat tuberculosis and intestinal and stomach diseases. Russian doctors began studying kefir […]
Why we are all just big marionettes
The problem is that these days, it seems that pretty much all doctors have to offer is some variation of steroid or antibiotics.
Like any natural ecosystem, your own internal ecosystem is vulnerable. It can be damaged by antibiotics, sugar, stress & environmental toxins.
Scientists at Oxford University have found in that inside the microbiome, there are actually prey and predator species battling with each other all the time!
Autoimmune disorders stem from the gut, and the most successful way to treat an autoimmune issue, logically enough, is by treating the gut.