Welcome to Mother Nature
Welcome to Mother Nature Health & Herbal Ltd, your local independent health store with a difference! Why a difference, well we believe in old fashioned values like great friendly customer service and attention to detail for a start and a genuine passion for promoting health in the community. We care about the impact of what we put into and onto our bodies has on our health and wellbeing. That’s why we are continually looking for high quality products while considering important issues such as the environmental impact, fair-trade prices and animal welfare.
So, what do we stock? Well, in addition to a range of gluten free, sugar free, free from, vegetarian and vegan foods and superfoods (just to name a few), we stock an extensive and comprehensive range of vitamins, minerals, supplements and herbal medicines. Key to this range is the continual training that we undertake to ensure a thorough understanding of the products we are advising you on. If we sell a product then we want to know what it is, how it works, any contraindications or interactions with any medication you may be on and is it right for you. The owner of Mother Nature is a fully qualified and insured medical herbalist (BSc (hons) Herbal Medicine) MNIMH and nutritional advisor and you can therefore rest assured that the advice we give is based on a thorough knowledge of the products we sell and how they affect the systems of the body.
The food section of our store is continually being added to, to ensure we stock those items you can’t always find in mainstream stores. Our skin and body range is also expanding and we are have various products including gluten free and vegan and it goes without saying, we don’t do animal testing! We welcome your opinion and suggestions on what you would like to see in store as that helps up tailor the stock to what you, our customers need. If the item is a one off, we will do our very best to source it for you so please don’t hesitate to come and ask us. Please fire away with any questions too, again, if we don’t know the answer, then we will do our best to find out for you.
Your first visit or if you have not been for a while? Please pop in and we can show you where everything is then leave you to browse, just shout if you need advice! Our trained health advisors will be pleased to help you with any queries and explain the other therapies available at Mother Nature. These include a herbal medicine clinic, where you can book in for a 1 to 1 confidential consultation by a qualified and insured medical herbalist. In addition, we offer hypnotherapy, remedial and seated massage and Indian Head Massage. Please take a minute to look at the relevant sections on this site. In a nutshell, we take a truly holistic approach to your health and wellbeing whether you are popping in to refill your washing powder, wanting advice on vitamins or require a consultation for a long-term health issue.
Brands we stock
Vitamins, Minerals and supplement suppliers: A Vogel, Bee Health, Better You, FSC, Lamberts, Natures Aid, Nelsons, Optibac, Optima, Pharma Nord, Savant, Schuessler Tissue Salts, Solgar, Viridian, Weleda homeopathy
Food: We stock all major food brands such as Biona, Doves Farm, Marriage, Amy’s, Booja Booja, Whole Earth, Quorn, Ecover, Faith in Nature, Meridian, Lincolnshire Honey (too many more to mention and growing all the time!)
Skin: Jason, Pacifica, Andalou, Aloe Pura, Tiger Balm, Green People, Weleda (and many more and growing all the time.
Sports nutrition: We also stock a range of sports nutrition including beet shots, whey protein and vitamins and minerals (solgar and Lamberts).
Amphora aromatherapy products including essential oils, carrier oils, base creams so you can make your own. Plus we have a range of ready made face, body and eye creams. Bath bombs and essential oil burners. Pure essential oils in a burner are healthier than some of the candles and air fresheners on the market as these can contain petroleum distillates and other nasties.
Staff have gone through training programmes led my Viridian, A Vogel, Solgar and Natures Aid. Regular seminar lectures are offered that the staff have the opportunity to attend. Account Managers come to store to carry out training to ensure we are up to date with current research including vitamins, minerals, supplements and herbal medicines. As the consulting herbal medicine practitioner I attend regular CPD sessions which include seminars and lectures. I aim to train the staff on herbal medicines to ensure they understand the efficacy of herbal preparations we sell and also those I prepare.
This site aims to provide information on health, wellbeing and lifestyle including vitamins, minerals, supplements and herbal medicines. It should be noted that the information contained on this website is not intended as a replacement for the services of a qualified medical practitioner, specialist, medical herbalist or other licensed health professional. If you are worried about a health condition, it is advisable to book a consultation with your General Practitioner or health care professional. If you are on prescribed medication, pregnant or breastfeeding, it is advisable to consult a medical herbalist before taking herbal products and please let your GP know you are taking herbal products, vitamins, minerals or supplements. Never stop taking prescribed medication without first consulting with your GP or qualified medical herbalist.