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A word from Trinity – Our Puriti Brand Ambassador

As a young girl, I was scrawny, with long gangly legs, and the strangest homemade haircut a child could possibly own. A long way from the woman I would become. The negative change began to occur when I moved back to the UK. I no longer wanted to join in or play games due to bullying from the girls at my newUK school. I started spending all my time in my room reading and eating anything I could find to take me back to the fantasy world that I’d experienced during my younger years in Thailand. During this time I discovered comfort food, not that Thailand didn’t have comfort food but the closest you can get is mango sticky rice which is a far cry...

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Healing benefit of Butterfly Pea!

As a herbalist and formulator, I’m always searching for plants, herbs, and spices that have interesting wellness applications. Studies proving their worth as modern day remedies, and traditional folklore showing their ability to heal. Every now and again I come across something special. The Butterfly Pea is one of those unique little gems that ignites my passion. This beautiful flower is commonly found in Asia, has proven scientific benefits, as well as the most incredible Cerulean Blue petals. It is used throughout ancient Siam and in modern Thailand as an elixir to calm the mood. In India, the Butterfly Pea is used as a cognitive enhancer known as Shanka Pushi. With all parts of this plant used over time, it has earnt its place in natural herbal medicine. The roots contribute therapeutic value and are often...

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Gut-Brain Connection

Have you ever been in a situation where you have deferred the vast cognitive abilities of the brain to instead ‘Go with your gut?’ or perhaps felt ‘Butterflies in your stomach’, as a reaction to an impending and potentially stressful event? If you are human and reading this, then the answer will invariably be yes. Over the past decade, as we delved further into the workings of the human body. We have discovered just how important the connection between our brain is to our neurology and furthermore the workings our nervous system. In clinical practice, evidence of the gut-brain axis has come from the link between the associated disruption of central nervous system disorders; such as autism and anxiety to...

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Wickedly Indulgent Vegan Birthday Cake

Birthdays are a day of celebration and throwing caution to the wind and indulging in delicious treats like this vegan birthday cake. I used to go a little crazy on candy and rich chocolate cakes. My energy would be non- existent by the end of the day. I would have the biggest “food baby” and the dress I bought to dance the night away would always be a little troublesome when zipping up. So how about we take birthdays back and instead of giving people a cake coma lets re-invent tradition with something so indulgent it seems criminal. The best part? A completely healthy vegan chocolate cake. So delicious that you will want seconds and thirds without worrying about putting...

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Five Best Thai Funky-Favourite Health Cafes!

You can’t say that Thailand isn’t a foodies paradise, especially Rawai with its charming noodle shacks and sweet local family run curry corners. However, for the health nut, there was a distinct lack of options while I was growing up other than chicken and rice. This all changed with the wave of fantastic health cafes popping up, each with their own vibe and of course their twist on culinary delights. Here is a locals guide to the best spots and some must-try treats.   Wilsons Cafe This comically named cafe has a “castaway” vibe with big comfy chairs and a vibrant scene. A hot spot with locals and tourists. There’s a reason people keep coming back for more! The smoothies...

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