test Ethics, Food, Food Reviews, Homepage, Recent news / 13.11.2016

Wild Food Cafe is healthy London’s raw, vegan, free-from restaurant hidden in Covent Garden, Vicky reviews. Being a health obsessed vegan, I was excited when Wild Food Café invited me and a friend down to review. Hidden in a quirky part of Covent Garden Wild Food Café boasts a bright blue exterior staircase leading up to their café.  Fairy lights hang from the windows and wooden tables and bars fill the café. An open planned kitchen is positioned at the back of the restaurant showing just how fresh the food is. After being seated at our table we were handed the menu, it was filled with exciting and deliciously unique food options. I was about to ask for the allergy menu when I realised absolutely everything on the menu is vegan, gluten, wheat and refined sugar free. Not one for a burger and fries? Me either, but just glancing at the olive, shiitake and quinoa burger option (£13.20) confirmed I was in my version of heaven. The interior design from Wildfood Cafe The staff were all quirky and friendly and instantly made us feel incredibly welcome and valued. The drinks ranged from organic wines, gluten free beers, smoothies, juices, organic coffees and teas. Kombuca drinks (£3.70) were even on the menu, Kombuca is a probiotic fermented drink that helps aid the good bacteria in the stomach. I may or may not have had one or two drinks the night before, (I did) so I opted for a Kombuca drink, despite never having tried one before. The fermented Kombuca drinks. The Kombuca was pleasantly surprising, it had a lightly fragrant sweet taste that reminded me of a mix between lemonade and soda water mixed with a gentle zingy hint of ginger. It was the freshest and creamiest hummus I have ever tasted To start with we opted for the hummus...

test Beauty, Body, Face, Recent news / 04.11.2016

From winter dryness to eczema or bothersome breakouts, BGD's Vicky talks to the experts and finds the best creams to help The Problem: Eczema   How common is it? One in ten adults and one in five children suffer with eczema, from severe, dry, red and itchy patches that can bleed to symptoms that resembles chicken leg skin, a less severe bumpy rash that doesn’t seem to disappear. What are the symptoms? Whilst some symptoms of eczema are caused by allergies to a substances such as perfumes, hair dyes, skin creams a very high proportion is actually due to genetics, explains Hywell Williams, professor of dermato-epidemiology and director of the centre for evidence-based dermatology at the University of Nottingham. But it is cureable? ‘Indeed, around 90 per cent of eczema is treatable with the correct use of creams and emolients,’ Professor Williams states. What can we do to help it? ‘Use a wash without too many preservatives or sodium laurel sulphate as it’s an irritant’, says Professor Williams. Avoid aqueous cream too, one study showed that 56 per cent of children actually have an reaction to it. Healthista’s favourite cream? Purepotions Skin Salvations Intensive Moisturising Ointment This moisturising Ointment can be used on any part of the body where extremely dry skin occurs. It’s the original salve developed to treat eczema. It is perfect for cracked skin on heels as it is such a deep moisturising formula. Rubbing some of the product on your heel at night before going to bed will make the skin on your feet softer over night. Available from Amazon for £19.99.   The problem: Psoriasis How common is it? Psoriasis affects around two per cent of people in the UK. It can start at any age, but most often develops in adults under 35 years old. The condition affects men and women equally. What are the symptoms? Psoriasis is a skin condition that causes red,...