We all know about tossing fruit peels and veggie scraps in the compost bin – and if you’re savvy enough to invest in your own fab Bokashi composting kit, you’ll know it doesn’t end there. Stale bread, mouldy cheese, coffee grounds, tea bags and even...

Most mothers with young children at this time of year feel that there is constant warfare to keep their household healthy. Unfortunately a large percentage of children are required to take frequent and prolonged courses of chemical antibiotics, which often only lead to further weaken...

To have beautifully healthy hair it is important first to understand the basic needs of hair. Why ask Jason from the Naturalmente Team to share some insights on the necessary steps of hair maintenance that so many of us take for granted or understand so...

Contrary to popular belief; the vegetable and plant kingdoms provide a highly valued source of protein – the large vegetarian mammals of Africa are good advertisement for this. And in light of this, we urge you to give peas a chance. The fabled princess who...

Tissue salts, also known as "cell salts" or "biochemistry salts", are the same minerals that are found in rocks; soil and naturally in the human body. This is why an imbalance of certain salts creates the potential for illness and disease and why supplementing with...

It is such a delight using all natural products to doctor any illness or wound, and there really is no end to the use of the many natural treatments we stock. Due to their organic structure the body readily recognises natural products with the result being more efficient healing as one does not get nasty side effects and nor is there concern about products mixing. Ultimately the immune system and internal organs like the kidney and liver are healthier if you can choose natural healing solutions in so far as possible. There is an amazing synergy of science and nature in many of the following products.

New Chapter was the first company in the world to produce a full line of whole food complexed vitamins and supplements certified to be made with organic ingredients. The company was founded with the belief that the natural purity of organic ingredients is better for people and better for the environment.

And while the company always look to Nature, first, to guide them in the formulation of their products, they rely just as heavily on modern science to validate their effectiveness and to seek out even greater discoveries in natural nourishment and health.

There is no doubt that you should be taking your multi-vitamins each day. Due to the decreasing quality of our soils and the increasing amount of pollutants, we are eating plenty but we are still starving and multivitamin supplements can be a great way to get the extra vitamins and minerals that are lacking in everyday foods. The good news is that given proper natural nutrition, the human body has an amazing ability to heal itself. However before you reach for your supplements, bear in mind that not all multivitamins are derived from natural nutritive sources like plants, fruits and vegetables. Many are synthetically-derived, laboratory simulations of real vitamins, including some common ones like vitamin C (ascorbic acid) and vitamin E (dl-tocopheryl acetate). These are the same types of "vitamins" used to enrich many processed foods, and they simply do not assimilate well into the body because they are not truly natural. Real vitamins are the living ones derived from whole foods and that are maintained in their natural states. These contain the necessary cofactors and enzymes which help the body to process and use them, and they provide the most benefit to the body.

What You Need to Know About Isolated Compounds vs. Whole Food Supplements In a Nutshell

Supplements made with isolated nutrients are probably the least effective way to present the body with what it needs. A multivitamin with many isolated ingredients crammed into a capsule is no better. It may be tempting to think that the supplement that is best is the one that delivers the highest milligram amount of a nutrient. But the reality is that a small amount of a nutrient in whole food form is many times more effective than a large dose in isolated form. As food forms of nutrients are slowly digested and absorbed, nutrients become available to be utilized over a period of several hours. Much of the large dose of an isolated nutrient is wasted because the body can only use a small amount at one time.

Although there are many opinions on the types of food we should be eating, and the ideal ratio of these foods, everyone from all corners of the diet and nutrition world seems to agree on one thing: No matter which foods we choose and in what ratios we eat them, whole foods are better for you than refined foods.

Winter is a wonderful time to slow down. Lazy days spent reading in front of the fire; and leisurely walks through the parks take precedence over the constant social activity from the summer. Hot cross buns, warmed breads, soup and hot drinks take centre stage...