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Meet Lex from @allergyfreetummynz

5 February 2019

Lex caught our eye when we noticed her delicious, inspiring, allergy-aware recipes on her Instagram @allergyfreetummynz (anyone for vegan cheesy broccoli bites or gluten free dinosaur cookies?!). And we were even more delighted when we saw that she was a regular shopper at Commonsense!..

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Keeping our Kids Clean without chemicals

7 January 2019

The good news is that children’s bodies are really good at taking care of themselves – just add water! Soap can dry out young skin and should be limited to hand washing. Their hair doesn’t need washing often – once a fortnight is plenty – and the rest can generally.....

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Feeding Special Dietary Needs This Christmas

3 December 2018

In this fast-paced, ever changing, trend setting, conscious-consuming time, it can be hard to keep up with dietary requirements and appropriate gifts for our nearest and dearest. But fear not – While it can seem daunting to keep up with what others can and cannot eat, rest assured that feeding.....

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Winter Health Guide - How to Boost Your Immunity

5 June 2018

It's amazing how much you can fortify your body against infection by making a few simple changes to your diet and lifestyle. Give yourself a fighting chance against infection this winter by following this immunity boosting guide!..

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Winter Wellness: Turmeric Mānuka Tonic Recipe

25 May 2018

Our Corporate Services Manager Lucy whipped this up this quick and easy recipe in the office this week, and our team was amazed that something so 'good for you' could also taste SO good! It's divine! Read on to discover Lucy's very easy recipe. ..

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Beneficial Phytochemicals Higher in Organic Food

13 March 2018

The chemicals that plants naturally produce to protect themselves against diseases can also help to protect us from getting ill and may even assist our recovery from some diseases. It is not surprising then, that many of the therapeutic properties of herbal medicines are due to the presence of these.....

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Bee Aware Month: The Dark Side of Nutter Butter

17 January 2018

Almonds? We’re nuts about them! You may have heard about the relationship between almonds & water shortages in California, but have you heard about how the Californian almond industry is affecting the bees? We took a closer look at both for Bee Aware Month 2017...

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What does 'eating ethically' really mean?

17 January 2018

Here at Commonsense, we pride ourselves on being a one-stop ethical shop. But what does ethical eating really mean? Organic, free-range, vegan, vege, sustainably-caught... the list goes on! Instead of presenting a tiny sliver of a multi-faceted issue, we asked some of our people about what eating ethically means to them...

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Open Minds: why we’re talking about mental health at work

17 January 2018

All staff are encouraged to discuss any concerns they have about their mental wellbeing with their manager on the understanding that in doing so they can expect to be treated with respect and supported in the same way as if they had disclosed a physical illness...

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What's on this Winter Wellness Week: 12-18 June 2017

17 January 2018

We’re delighted to be celebrating Winter Wellness Week here at Commonsense (12-18 June 2017). We've got fantastic wellness specials, tastings and workshops, all designed to help you take control of your health this winter. Take a look at our specials online or in store, and scroll down to see what's.....

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How to Stay Healthy During Pregnancy

17 January 2018

Eating well before conception, during pregnancy and while breastfeeding can have a long term positive effect on the health of your baby. In addition to a wide variety of organic fresh produce and dry goods we also stock supplements, oils and herbal remedies designed specifically for use before and during.....

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Supergreens: Wheatgrass, Barleygrass, Chlorella or Spirulina?

17 January 2018

Although wheatgrass is made from wheat, it is gluten free, safe for those with coeliac disease, and it is similar to eating dark green vegetables. Wheatgrass is low calorie and packed full of nutrients, making it a high density, nutrient rich food...

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