Opening Hours During the Festive Season
Please note the following dates and deadlines for hair mineral analysis, enquiries and supplement orders in the lead up to the festive season:
Hair Mineral Analysis: The final day for sending hair samples to Biolab to guarantee turnaround of results before Christmas, was Thursday 20th November 2014. We will continue to send hair samples to Biolab after this date, up to Thursday 18th December, however results from these samples are unlikely to go out until we return from our Christmas closure in January 2015.
Supplement orders: The Resource Centre will be closed from Thursday 18th December 2014 until Monday 5th January 2015
Head Office (enquiries/practitioner support): Head office will also be closed from Thursday 18th December 2014 until Monday 5th January 2015
Head Office Opening Times
(for enquiries, advice & practitioner support)
Whether you are sending hair samples to us for hair mineral analysis, or wish to speak to a Head Office Practitioner about your results, Head Office staff will be available to deal with enquiries via telephone, email or skype.
Tuesday to Thursday
9.30am to 5.30pm.
NB Hair samples are sent to Biolab weekly on a Thursday.
Resource Centre Opening Times
(for supplements orders)
If you would like to place a supplements order, please contact Tania Wood:
Tel: 01483 869944.
Opening days/times: Mon - Weds, 9am - 4pm.
Pumpkin soup....the best you’ve ever tasted!!
||1 small pumpkin
||2 tablespoons olive oil
||1 chilli (finely chopped) - adjust to suit!
||1 litre of vegetable stock (add more if necessary for desired thickness)
||Cut pumpkin flesh, onion and potatoes into cubes (discard seeds and stringy bits).
||Warm a large pot and add in olive oil. Add in the onions and cook till soft.
||Then, add in potatoes and pumpkin. Cook for a couple of minutes.
||Add in vegetable stock and chilli and allow to simmer for about 30 minutes or until potatoes and pumpkin are soft.
||Using a blender or food processor, blend the soup until smooth. Adjust thickness as necessary by adding extra water if required.
Pumpkins and Fertility
Pumpkins are in abundance at this time of year, so what is their nutritional value?
Pumpkins contain many anti-oxidant vitamins such as vitamin-A, vitamin-C and vitamin-E. They are also an excellent source of many natural poly-phenolic flavonoid compounds such as α, ß carotenes, cryptoxanthin, lutein and zea-xanthin. Carotenes are converted into vitamin A inside the body.
Pumpkins are a good source of B-complex group of vitamins like folate, niacin, vitamin B6 (pyridoxine), thiamin and pantothenic acid and also a good source of minerals like copper, calcium, potassium and phosphorus.
With regard to fertility, Pumpkin seeds contain a good level of zinc, which is required for the maintenance and health of hormone levels, sperm and ova (Derbyshire 2007).
Derbyshire, E.(2007) Dietary factors and fertility in women of childbearing age. Nutrition & Food Science, Vol. 37 Iss: 2, pp 100 – 104.
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