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News and Stories from the Natural Life Team

Welcome to our blog, where you can keep up to date with all the news.


We will regularly be posting info on new products, recipes, customer recommendations and much much more!



By naturallifeshop, Feb 6 2017 11:50AM

This is Viridians' witty policy - and we love it.

"the only way is ethics.........."

Just sometimes we think it is a great idea to remind all our lovely customers exactly what we are about. We look at the ethics of everything, from sustainable palm oil, to the respect we owe our organic producers.

Nuts are up in price, then down in price. The organic nut farmer has to produce his crop, lovingly tendered, through fair weather and foul, and that’s hugely reflected in the price, as is conflict and disease. Bear in mind that he doesn’t spray pesticides from a dizzy height or short cut with unacceptable growth enhancers. Organically produced food is the most regulated in the world and this can only be a good thing.

When a ‘new’ product suddenly hits the media, teach yourself to be cynical. Who has paid for the publicity? Nothing is what it seems until it has been tried and tested for twenty years. Be wary of “too good to be true”, especially if it’s in a magazine (purchased as advertising space).

Having said that, some things in our shop ARE too good.

In no particular order…

Theanine - a safe and gentle relaxing remedy. Helps keep you calm, but also alert, so great for a stressful life, interviews and exams. Try Higher Nature’s Balance for Nerves.

Colloidal silver – Possibly the funniest of all the bits of legislation. Yes, you can put it in water to make it safe to drink, but the manufacturers can’t say you can ingest it. Work that one out. Fantastic as a nasal wash, on cuts, grazes, sunburn, bites – we like to mix it with Aloe Vera Gel for healing skin. As a throat spray to kill bacteria, even toothache has been successfully treated. A Tonsillitis must have, and the most packable holiday or Uni accessory.

Floradix – Need we say more? We think it is the best pick-me-up EVER, and judging by the amount we order, we think you agree.

The power of millions of good bacteria.

Optibac probiotics – for digestion, immunity, travelling abroad, bowel calming, antibiotic support. We love them, our customers love them!

When we were first introduced to Optibac, the idea of probiotics for different conditions seemed like a good idea, easier to recommend the correct one, and helpful for the customer.

As we started to sell them the corresponding feedback was so positive. Exciting for us - and the customers were really happy to be feeling good . Excitement all round really…….. from a few good bacteria containing, affordable capsules.

Before going down the route of eliminating certain foods from your diet because you are not feeling great, or feeling nervous about getting travellers tummy or IBS when it really isn’t convenient, just try Optibac.

Seriously yummy Raw chocolate. No words can express…

The new Almighty foods nut butter spreads, naturally sweetened, as a cake filling, spread on toast or crackers (all gluten free), or simply off the spoon. Once tasted, never forgotten. (In a very good way).

You’ve got to try Livia’s Kitchen. Raw, gluten and refined sugar free treats, winner of the 2016 Great Taste awards.

And for the girls…..

Organicups - The modern alternative to pads and tampons for the environmentally aware woman of today. Nervous? No need. They are brilliant!

Snor-rings. Well, we are delighted to report that they work! Snor-rings are worn on the little finger, and acupressure on that meridian alleviates snoring really well. We offer a 30 day money back guarantee. None back to date.

Angie’s section.

What impresses me is that you are really taking responsibility of your own health. I love that.

I love that you welcome our diet sheets for arthritis, cholesterol, diabetes etc., give it a go and reap the benefits.

I appreciate that you trust us to do our research to best of our ability, and I promise that we will always be 100% ethical.

What unnerves me is the amount of unregulated rubbish there is online ...” Let common sense prevail”

From palm oil the foaming agents, coconut oil to sugar…. Moderation.

My favourite bits of wisdom:

“Seventy five percent of what you eat sustains you, the other twenty five percent sustains the doctor”


“Eat food, not much, mainly plants “.

Pick up a list of our gluten free foods – so much to choose from, you’ll never feel deprived of anything.

Best health tips:

Eat some protein at every meal (ask for a list).

Take turmeric – finally we can say it! Anti-inflammatory., apsules, powders, teas, so much choice.

Don’t eat late in the evening

You function better if you can make yourself relax. You can do it.

By naturallifeshop, Jul 18 2016 10:35AM

We cater for all the family here at the Natural Life Shop, including those of the four legged variety.

Lily’s Kitchen produce a range of proper food for pets. They use freshly prepared meat and fish and then add in vibrant fruit and veggies, prebiotics, omega oils, glucosamine and extra chelated minerals, 100% all natural ingredients.

This summer we are offering a 10% discount on all Lily’s Kitchen products in stock, and to help you and your pet make the change, you can take home a free sample of ‘Adult Highland Venison & Duck Grain Free Dry Food for Dogs’.

By naturallifeshop, May 26 2016 11:51AM

We all know that glowing skin is a sign of health and vitality.

It’s what you put in your body that shines through. So we advocate a healthy balanced diet and plenty of water and herbal teas.

Sometimes it just helps if we also look at what we put on our skin. Earth Kiss have a wonderful range of natural, chemical free, face masks and they are one offer today, buy one get one free.

We have all tried them and love the results. Natural skin care at Natural Life.

By naturallifeshop, May 18 2016 10:00AM

A walnut is a little powerhouse of health giving minerals. Calcium, magnesium, zinc, chromium, iron, phosphorus,potassium,selenium, vanadium,and many more trace minerals.

Rich in omega oils, the rarer omega 3 fatty acids help regulate hormones, keeps skin healthy, and protect the heart.

Walnuts contain rare and valuable antioxydents not found in commonly eaten foods. These oils and anti inflammatory antioxydents may explain the decrease in certain cancers, including prostate and breast cancer in relationship to walnut consumption.

Walnuts increase their health giving properties if soaked for a day or two , as this both softens the nut, making it more digestible, and also starts the production of beneficial enzymes within the kernel.

Aim to enjoy eight of these delicious little nuts each day.

Eating your way to health the Natural Life way