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Biosun Eucalyptus & Pine Needle Hopi Ear Candles 1 Pair Pack

This is an ancient natural therapy originally used by Hopi Indians. Biosun Hopi Ear Candles are for Adults and Children and may be beneficial in the temporary relief of the symptoms of: Sinus problems, Ear aches, Glue ear, Swimmers ear, Some chronic headaches, Hearing difficulties, Headache, Irritations in the ear, Sore throat and Allergies.

The locally administered intensive heat (thermopherapy) stimulates the peripheral blood circulation, and strengthens the cleansing circulation of the Lymph glands. This is a pleasant and completely painless method. It also stimulates energy points and the reflex zones.

Using only natural ingredients and carefully made by hand from a traditional recipe, the candles are produced to excellent standards. Valuable Honey extracts, Linen fabric in its natural form, powdered Indian medicinal herbs (especially Sage, St Johns Wort and Chammomile), Beta-Caratene ensure a constant high quality. Together with Thermopherapy this is a wonderful Ear cleanser.

Please see more in the Natural Matter health and fitness shop for the entire Biosun range. If you have any questions regarding this product please contact info@naturalmatter.co.uk and we will try our best to help you.

Warning:- The information contained on this website is for educational purposes only and is not intended to diagnose, cure or treat any medical condition. Should you have any medical condition, always consult your doctor, before undertaking any change in exercise or dietary advice.

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Coconut oil and the benefits of its medium chain fatty acids

There are many coconut oil products for the skin and hair that support the natural chemical balance of the skin. So, why is coconut oil now seen as a new all round health food as well?

It’s all to do with the fatty acids in the coconut flesh. The majority of fatty acids that we consume via our food are long chain fatty acids. The fatty acids found in coconut oil are medium chain fatty acids and coconut oil is one of the best sources for medium chain fatty acids.

Our bodies utilise each fatty acid in a different way depending on its size. Medium chain fatty acids have a very positive effect on the body. Some of the benefits of medium chain fatty acids include,

  • A negative effect on cholesterol.
  • Protection against heart disease.
  • Better absorption of vitamins, minerals and amino acids.
  • An improved digestion.
  • A lowering of body fat.

Medium chain fatty acids, which are found in coconut oil, are also used in the treatment of diarrhoea, Celiac disease, Liver disease and Alzheimer’s disease. See Daily Mail article on Coconut Oil benefits and Alzheimer’s disease. In addition to these benefits, coconut oil is also a nutritional source of energy.

So take a fresh look at the humble coconut. It’s overflowing with potential health benefits.

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Warning:- The information contained on this website is for educational purposes only and is not intended to diagnose, cure or treat any medical condition. Should you have any medical condition, always consult your doctor, before undertaking any change in exercise or dietary advice.

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Anti Ageing ~ what can you do to slow down the ageing process?

Many scientists believe that ageing is caused by a limited cell lifespan. In other words, we are all pre-programmed to age and die.  This added to the everyday damage cells are subjected to,  it just seems that there is no way to avoid the wrinkles.

So what happens to our bodies, as we get older?

The main changes that occur are; our immune function decreases, our blood pressure rises, we become less active, our strength decreases, our immune system is impaired, and our body fat increases.

What causes all these changes?

These changes are triggered by genetics and also by our lifestyle choices. Our genetic make-up cannot be manipulated yet, but lifestyle and mental attitude play a very important role in maintaining a longer, healthy life. We know that diet and exercise will help a great deal with anti ageing but what else?

Your mental state directly affects your immune system. Learning to cope with stress can have a beneficial effect on your ageing. Even the simplest of stresses can cause damage. So be happy and learn to relax and cope with life’s pressures.

As you get older your Insulin levels and hormones don’t function as well. Your cells don’t get the best nutrients they need. As a result of this you store more body fat resulting in higher blood pressure.

If you reduce the level of food that you eat, you have less need for Insulin. Reducing the food you eat but maintaining a healthy balanced diet will help in delaying the ageing process. It’s not about starving yourself but more about stopping the overindulgence.

As the body matures it produces less testosterone in males and less growth hormone in both sexes. These hormones help build both muscle and strength. By exercising and training into older age the body is encouraged to keep on producing these hormones. This will ensure a level of strength and agility well into your later years.

Keeping your mind active will ensure that the body stays active too. We go through our whole lives developing and learning, so this shouldn’t stop with old age.

There are practical things we can do to hold the wrinkles and pains back, read the following anti ageing checklist.

  1. Eat regular healthy balanced meals, don’t overindulge and eat small and often. This keeps insulin and blood sugar levels low.
  2. Eat plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables; make sure you get good levels of Vitamin C and E regularly. These vitamins counteract the free radicals that cause cell damage from everyday living.
  3. Relaxation techniques and meditation slow your body and mind allowing it to cope. If you learn ways to control anxiety, your body and mind will not put unnecessary stress on itself.
  4. Regular exercise, incorporating cardiovascular exercises, stretches and resistance (weight) training all keep muscles strong. It also keeps your body producing growth hormone and also keeps your blood pressure down.
  5. Find a personally fulfilling role. This creates a healthy mental attitude. Being happy with a positive outlook on both life and the ageing process will help you stay both mentally and physically strong.

If you feel like you need a little extra help with the wrinkles. For our anti ageing cream, anti ageing serum and collagen range please visit our website.

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What is Propolis used for?

What is Propolis?

Honey bees collect a resin from trees and plants. They mix wax, pollen and their own saliva with the resin to produce propolis. Propolis is a substance produced by honey bees in order to plug unecessary holes (halting predators) and to stop infection of the bee hive.

Various studies have been conducted in order to reveal any potential health benefits of Propolis. One such study revealed the potential benefits of propolis cream as a treatment for burns. Apparently the cream achieved greater results with second degree burns victims than the current health department recommended medicine.

In addition to this, other benefits recorded in separate studies were the Propolis’ anti-inflammatory abilities. It was also noted as having a positive effect on the immune system by increasing immune responses within its users.

Propolis was also shown to be an antioxidant rich compound.  Not only was it shown to have anti bacterial properties but also, anti inflammatory and anti fungal properties too.

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Manuka Honey Health Benefits

Manuka honey is marketed as the health honey but is it really? What does this magical honey have that others do not and is it as good for our health as manufacturers would have us believe?

Even though its main constituent is sugar there is no question that honey is good for you. Honey is not only a natural sweetener but also has vitamin B6, niacin, thiamin, pantothenic acid, folate, vitamin c, riboflavin, calcium, magnesium, potassium, iron and zinc. However, Honey can sometimes carry a bacterium called Clostridium botulinum, which can be dangerous for infants as they have underdeveloped intestinal tracts. Therefore, it is not recommended that you feed honey to a child under one year old.

Honey also has antioxidants, which can help counteract harmful free radicals. Free radicals are unpaired electrons inside our cell’s molecules. The unpaired electron searches for another electron to become stable. It then steals an electron from another stable molecule. Thus producing another unstable electron. This causes a chain of events, which may end up destroying the entire cell. It is thought that Antioxidants neutralise free radicals by donating an electron and therefore halting the destructive process.

In addition to these health benefits, honey is also said to have antiseptic and antibacterial properties. Honey has been used to treat wounds for infection for thousands of years. Recent research suggests that honey may be beneficial in treating some bacterial infections, which have become resistant to certain drugs. It has been suggested that it may be beneficial in treating MRSA.

The antibacterial properties of honey come from the Hydrogen Peroxide produced by the activity of the enzyme Glucose Oxidase. This enzyme, in standard honey, is reduced when light or heat is introduced. The more light or heat the honey is exposed to, the quicker the enzyme will be deactivated. This is where Manuka honey excels. The difference between standard honey and Manuka honey is said to be that Manuka honey’s antibacterial properties are produced from non-peroxide activity. This means that its antibacterial properties are not affected by light and heat and will not be deactivated.

It is easy to identify these Manuka honeys as it has a UMF rating. This means ‘Unique Manuka Factors’. This represents the antibacterial properties of the honey. The higher the UMF rating on the honey, the higher the antibacterial properties will be. These properties will have been independently tested in a laboratory.

Honey is a delicious energy provider with the added bonus of nutrients and antioxidants. If you are looking for something delicious to put on your toast in the morning, standard honey is fine. However, if you are looking for a honey that is not only delicious but retains its antiseptic and antibacterial properties, Manuka honey may be worth the extra cost.

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Herbal Tea Health Benefits

Have a look at this Herbal Tea Health Benefits page. It lists many herbal teas and their suggested benefits. Herbal teas have been used for centuries to cure minor ailments. Whether or not you believe that they do have specific medicinal benefits, one thing the teas do have is a high vitamin content.

Why not substitute your fizzy soda drink or your high caffeine jet fuel for a delicious fruity tea instead. Who knows, they may have those hidden health benefits after all?

For a fantastic range of organic herbal teas, including green tea and fruit flavoured teas visit the natural matter herbal tea page.

vitamin chart for the vitamins you need daily from a balanced diet

Vitamin Chart

Read the vitamin chart to see what vitamins we need daily. Most, if not all, can be obtained from a healthy balanced diet. For our vitamin and mineral supplements please visit  http://www.naturalmatter.co.uk 

However, it is possible to take multi-vitamins to maintain your RDA (Recommended
Daily Allowance), manufacturers claim to be able to supplement diets that may be lacking in certain essential vitamins and minerals.

 

Vitamin RDA Source Action
Vitamin A (retinol) 2500IU Liver, halibut liver, cheese and eggs.
Helps with skin, bones, sight, growth and fighting infections like Anaemia.
Vitamin A (beta carotene) No RDA set Present in fruit and vegetables. Antioxidant, anti-cancerous.
Vitamin B1 (thiamine) RDA 1.1 mg
Dried brewers yeast, brown rice, nuts, pork, oat flakes, wholegrain, liver and wholemeal bread
Supports growth, converts glucose into energy in muscles and nerves.
Vitamin B2 (riboflavin) RDA 1.3 mg Liver, wheat germ, cheese, eggs, meats, yoghurt, milk, green vegetables
Converts proteins and fats and sugars into energy. Formation of red blood cells and antibodies.
Vitamin B6 (pyrodoxine) RDA 1.6 mg Bananas, whole wheat, yeast extract, nuts, meat, fatty fish, potatoes
Needed for the formation of brain and nerve tissue, blood formation, energy production and antidepressant
.
Vitamin B12 RDA 2 mcg Pork, Beef, Lamb, White fish, Eggs, Cheese.
Metabolises protein, carbohydrates and fats. Maintains nervous system and formulates blood cells, detoxifies Cyanide in food.
Biotin No RDA DRI 30 mcg
Dried brewers yeast, pigs kidney, yeast extract, eggs, whole grains, maize (corn)
.
Maintains healthy skin, hair, nerves, bone marrow and sex glands.
Vitamin C RDA 60 mg Many citrus fruits, cherry juice, blackcurrants, guavas, green peppers.
Promotes a strong immune system. Promotes iron absorption from food, controls cholesterol. Antioxidant, maintains healthy blood vessels, anti-stress hormones
.
Choline No RDA DRI 10 – 100 mg
Cereals, Nuts, pulses, beef heart, egg yolk, citrus fruits
.
Is a fat stabilizing agent. Builds neurotransmitters.
Vitamin D RDA 5 mcg, upper levels to 50 mcg
Created from exposure to sunlight, cod liver oil, sardines and tuna.
Sustains health of bones, proper utilization of calcium.
Vitamin E (D-alpha tocopherol) RDA 5 mcg Soya bean oil, sunflower oil, peanut oil.
Antioxidant, maintains healthy blood vessels, anti blood clotting agent.
Folic Acid RDA 180 mcg DRI 400 mcg Soya flour, nuts, green leaf vegetables and wheat bran.
Genetic code transmission. Creates red blood cells. Used in digestion, metabolises protein.
Vitamin K RDA 65 mcg
Cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, broccoli, lettuce, spinach, cabbage, tomatoes.
Blood clotting.
Niacin  Vitamin b3 RDA 15 mg DRI 14 mg
Nuts, chicken, Soya flour, fatty fish, whole grains, cheese, dried fruits.
Healthy nervous system, cells, skin, and helps with digestion.
Pantothenic Acid DRI 5 mg Dried brewer’s yeast, nuts, wheat bran and eggs.
Production of energy, anti-stress hormones, controls fat metabolism and cholesterol.

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Who are we and what do we do?
Natural Matter was established in 2002 when two natural health believers met, one a natural bodybuilder, the other a natural lifestyle advocate. Natural Matter was to be an alternative online shop for anyone choosing a naturally healthier lifestyle. We specialise in providing access to new products for customers with specific dietary requirements, and for people who want an alternative to the chemical-laden goods on today’s market.

Natural Matter stocks hundreds of leading manufacturers natural health products, including vitamins, minerals, herbalsupplements, fitness equipment, weight trainingproducts and training equipment, all at discount prices. These are all available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week in our health shop.

Over the years we have added more and more great product lines to our health web store. Our products range from best selling lines to smaller niche products unavailable in supermarkets. More importantly we only sell products that we are happy to use ourselves. All orders are delivered to your front door straight from the warehouse.

Where are we?

Natural Matter is based in the beautiful market town of Wokingham, Berkshire.
Our warehouse is bursting with thousands of products ready to be picked and sent to you and our dedicated customer service team is here ready to help you.

Warning:- The information contained on this website is for educational purposes only and is not intended to diagnose, cure or treat any medical condition. Should you have any medical condition, always consult your doctor, before undertaking any change in exercise or dietary advice.