Saturday, 27 November 2010

Elixir Health Food's visit to Les & Diane's Quail Farm

What wonderful hosts Les and Diane are! On Sunday 21st November 2010, the Elixir staff (minus poor Rachel who couldn't make it) ventured out to visit their Quail Farm, in the attractive village of  St Teath. And what a wonderful time we had. Diane took care of our refreshments while Les took our party in small groups to see the quails.  Think Old MacDonald's Farm, minus all the animals but quails (and some handsome chucks).

Didn't realise quails were such sensitive souls! Our instructions were to avoid wearing red; and to proceed with caution,  in groups of four,  as any other approach might disturb their little equanimities. Some of us got to handle the cosy little birds but goodness, small they might be -  but those little toe nails can scratch!

All in all, we had an unbeatable time and can't thank Les and Diane enough for their hospitality.  We can rest assured that the quail eggs we sell at Elixir Health Foods come from a farm where the birds are professionally and environmentally cared for.

Finally, our Sunday excursion was rounded off with a very pleasing Sunday lunch at the Blissland Inn, in Blissland, one of the few outstanding Cornish villages still retaining its village green.

Thanks to Les and Diane, all the staff, and Jordan and Frazer for making it a really good time!

Friday, 26 November 2010

Beetroot's Benefits - Solgar's Beetroot Extract

First mentioned by the ancient Greeks, then Terry Wogan, then heavily featured in The Daily Mail. What are we talking about? None other than the humble beetroot. Ok, they're full of great stuff, such as antioxidants, Folic Acid, Vitamin B6, Fibre, Manganese, Potassium, Vitamin C and Iron. However, the connection between Wogan and the Daily Mail was the beet's staggering ability to substantially lower blood pressure. It's one of those products in our high street store we regularly get repeat sales on - and repeat excitement. Customers are simply flabbergated by the speed at which it works. You only need a small amount of juice. Because of the action of the nitrates in it, some people also report increased energy levels. Beetroot has lots of many other health benefits, which you can look into. Solgar's Beetroot Extract 500mg is a convenient way of taking it in capsule form if you find the drink too rich. Like all supplements, if you're on medication, do check with your healthcare practitioner first. Oh, one other point, it can change the colour of your urine - so be warned!

Solgar's Beetroot Extract can be ordered online from our store. Either click on the links above or visit us at or telephone us on 01208 814500 for further information.