Chesham’s Independent Specialist Health StoreNavigation
Special order service for non-stocked items Mail order and local delivery service within 15-20 mile radius. Refills for Ecover laundry liquid, washing–up liquid and fabric softener. Free shop floor advice from a fully qualified medical herbalist on Wednesday mornings and two Saturdays a month. Nutritional supplements Herbal and homoeopathic remedies Sports supplements + aromatherapy oils Natural/organic cosmetics & toiletries Organic foods, vegetarian/vegan foods Gluten-free/wheat-free/dairy-free foods Brita water filters + Ecover washing products Books & Paradise Music CDs Local and fairly traded products Periodic food sensitivity testing sessions by the Health Partnership. Brands stocked include: Solgar, Quest, Vogel, Viridian, Higher Nature, Jason, Weleda, Absolute Aromas...Read More
Our competitive prices are maintained into Summer 2016 on the following lines Aloe Pura Aloe Vera Juice Original/Cranberry 1L £9.50 SGK Glucosamine 500 mg and Chondroitin 400 mg 120 capsules for the price of 60 £17.50 Optima Coconut Oil 500ml £7.95 Healthright Saw Palmetto 1250mg vegetable capsules 60 for £5.50 Lifeplan Jointaction Glucosamine Sulphate 2000mg 90 tabs £9.99 Lifeplan Omega 3 Fish Oil 1000mg 90 capsules 2 for the price of 1 £10.20 Brita Maxtra Water Filter Cartridges 4 for the price of £17.50 ********************************************************************* A selection of current price promotions Heath & Heather Herbal Tea 50 bags £2.39 SAVE 80p The Health Store Organic Salad Topping with Pinenuts 500g NOW £4.50 The Health Store Omega 3 Seed Mix 500g £2.89 SAVE £1 Meridian Organic Tahini Light/Dark £2.50 SAVE 55p Meridian Tahini Light/Dark 340g £1.95 SAVE 60p Faith in Nature Shower Gel & Foam Bath £4.25 SAVE £1.35 – £1.45 The Health Store Organic Quinoa 500g £3.00 SAVE £1.25 The Health Store Organic Red Quinoa 500g £4 SAVE £2.35 Quest Vitamin C 1000mg timed release 240 tablets £19.95 Quest Super Once A Day Multivitamin & Mineral 90 tabs £13.99 Subject to availability and whilst stocks last All prices are inclusive of VAT ...Read More
NEW LINES FOR 2016 We have been trying to squeeze quite a few new lines onto our shelves in the last few weeks, so we are gradually demoting some of our slower selling products to “special order only”. We keep seeing new food ranges based on the Raw Food concept, and it is difficult to know which ones to stock, unless customers ask for them specifically. Some times we receive samples from the suppliers, and occasionally particular items grab our attention. Raw Gorilla snacks and breakfast mixes which seemed especially tasty so we are currently stocking two varieties of Munchies (snacks) and three varieties of Crispies (breakfast). We are also trying a selection of products from The Raw Greek: olives, sun-dried tomatoes, thyme honey, carob flour, and salt-free pistachios. Grain Free Pasta is another newish idea with offerings under a few different brand names. We are trying out Really Healthy Pasta, which seems good value, as well as being higher in protein than other brands we have seen. We currently have Mung Bean Fusilli and Buckwheat & Golden Flaxseed Fusilli and Penne. Faith in Nature have supplied a popular collection of shampoos and other products for over 30 years, and have been extending their ranges recently. We now have their Brave Botanicals range of shampoos and conitioners, with four varieties of each, currently selling at £5. ...Read More
Chesham’s Independent Specialist Health Store
Healthright is owned by Tessa and Roger Oliver. The store has now been supplying Chesham with wholefoods and natural health products for 30 years. Tessa and Roger both hold the Diploma in Health Food Retailing. The store Manager, Ellen Perrin, and staff members Amy Hill and Liandra Franklin are currently studying for the Diploma.
Treating Pain and Inflammation
Ben Brown led a seminar in May 2016 at the Bagnall Centre on a very topical subject – Pain and Inflammation. There is currently a pain epidemic in Britain; 31% of the population report chronic pain of some kind, including backache, digestive issues and arthritis. Unfortunately drugs provide only short term relief from symptoms without addressing the cause.
Subtle chronic inflammation is a result of ‘wear and tear’, including in the brain, a net result of environmental factors that influence genes, such as diet, smoking, stress, lack of sleep and lack of exercise etc.
Nutrition is the best way to treat chronic inflammation. Food is not just fuel (energy, protein, carbs etc) but can change the body at a cellular level. Foods influence pain pathways in the body and can therefore relieve pain.
The modern Western diet is processed and meat-based, which gives high biomarkers of inflammation, whereas a traditional plant-based diet lowers the markers. Modern diets also tend to have an imbalance of omega 3 to omega 6 ratio – too much omega 6 can be pro-inflammatory.
Replacing a standard Western diet of processed foods, excess calories, sugary drinks, refined carbs and additives with a plant-based diet of vegetables, wholegrains, herbs and spices, fish and fish oils, nuts and seeds, tea and olive oil will help reduce pain and inflammation in the body.
For quick relief, turmeric has 245 chemical compounds which block many of the pain pathways in the body, and is good for arthritis, depression, gastric inflammation and disease prevention. Boswelia is also anti-inflammatory, helping to relieve asthma, arthritis bowel disease and chronic pain, and is also fast acting at low doses. Omega 3 reduces inflammation at a cellular level.
Following an anti-inflammation diet can give a significant reduction in pain compared to an ordinary omnivorous diet in as little as two weeks.