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Kate Henderson

27/06/2020

NEEDLES, EAR SEEDS & CBD

OUR DEAR FRIEND, TONIC CUSTOMER & ACUPUNCTURIST SAMINA HAIDER SWAPS ANXIETY TIPS, TECHNIQUES & 24 CAROT GOLD ‘EAR SEEDS’ WITH KATE FROM THE TONIC We love nothing more than hearing our customer stories, sharing CBD experiences, as it helps us gain knowledge we can share with others that may be in similar circumstances. We’re very lucky to have Samina as one of those very customers. We’ve been talking alot about anxiety throughout this lockdown, from our own perspective, but also reflecting on the pandemic that is not only Covid-19, but... Read More

18/05/2020
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LAUREN MAHON – GIRL VS CANCER – Dealing with it

We met Lauren Mahon at Fearne Cotton’s Happy Place Festival in Chiswick last year (2019). She was on The Talks stage, sharing her experience of being told at the age of 31 she had breast cancer. Devastating news at any age, but Lauren was “thirty-bloody-one, far too young and full-of-fun to be dealing with this kind of crap, and secondly, how can I have breast cancer when she DOESN’T HAVE ANY B*STARD TITS?!?!” It was an aggressive 2.8cm ‘Grade 3’ cancerous lump. Desperate for some reassurance, she headed to CoppaFeel!.... Read More

19/02/2020
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TRIBE STORIES – Lee Jordan’s dental visit that changed the course of his life forever

As Lee puts it, dental operations are no ones idea of fun, but his trip to a military dentist is where his story starts. A temporary filling had been accidently left in a tooth and forgotten about for years. It began to decay and one day, after giving a career brief in a school to young adults, Lee collapsed. The tooth had come so badly infected he was left with a bacterial infection which affected an area dangerously close to his brain. That’s where Lee’s life changed Before this moment... Read More

03/02/2020
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CBD CLIT SPRITZ – it’s on everyone’s lips…

“The Pleasure Centre of the Vulva” by Louise Hill @junkshopvenus No, it’s not a description of the backseat of a Swedish car. Half the population has one, many spend their lives searching for one and sex would be less fun without one. So let’s not beat about the bush, and get down to the nub, or the bean, or the little bald man in a boat…aka the clitoris. Whatever your pet name is, we’re all aware of the clitoris. It’s the female sex organ that contains over 8000 sensory nerve... Read More

21/01/2020
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CAN CBD HELP WITH TRAVEL SICKNESS?

We, personally, can’t say for sure, but there’s scientific research that suggests so. To help what I’m about to say make a little more sense, ‘phytocannabinoids’ are produced by the plant and are present in CBD (cannabinoid) oil , ‘endocannabinoids’ are produced naturally by our own bodies, by the Endocannabinoid System. There are many phytocannabinoids like those you’ll see on the bottles of CBD, like, well CBD, CBDA, CBG, CBC, CBN etc.. and many endocannabinoids like our favourite ‘anandamide’. It’s our favourite for 2 reasons; ananda means bliss in the... Read More

17/01/2020
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FANCY A CUPPA? CBD TEA’S ARE BREWING

To celebrate the launch of our new CBD Tea range, here are some fun facts, tips on making the perfect brew and a little more information on why CBD Tea is the way forward. Did you know? Tea is the 2nd most consumed drink in the world 165 million cups of tea are drank in the UK everyday The first tea bags were made from silk Milk was first added to tea so that the porcelain cups wouldn’t be ruined National tea day is on April 21st Did you also... Read More

07/10/2019

HAPPY PLACE FESTIVAL

We met so many amazing people at both the Chiswick and Tatton Park Happy Place Festivals. Fearne Cotton has created something very special with her Happy Place brand, which started as mental health inspired Pod Casts, and we were very proud and delighted to be park of the 1st year of festivals. Both the northern and southern festivals ran over 2 days, with the Sunday’s being family day. Created in partnership with Rituals, you can expect yoga and meditation classes, mindful crafts and art workshops, massages and wellbeing treatments, shopping,... Read More

10/07/2019
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CURRY AND CANCER | Saima Thompson speaks with us about her diagnosis aged 29 and cultural challenges she faces

“Cancer. Not a word I thought I’d have to deal with at 29 years of age.” We talk with inspirational Tonic Tribe member Saima Thompson. She was diagnosed with stage four non small cell lung cancer in April  2018. She’d always been fit and healthy, active, ambitious and career-driven. And then she began experiencing upper back pain in March that year. So many of us suffer with back pain and Saima put it down to the usual reasons. “Within a couple of weeks, my upper chest was visibly swollen; this... Read More

07/06/2019

CAN CBD HELP WITH SPORTS LIKE DOWNHILL MOUNTAIN BIKING? | Reece Wilson, champion downhiller & tribe member tells us how

This month we continue to interview the fella’s in our tribe about their wellbeing, tips and tricks for health and ask about their CBD experience. This week it’s Reece Wilson, 22 year old champion downhill mountain biker from Scotland. He’s currently on the Trek team and racing in the mens elite category. He’s frequently seen on the podium and last year came fourth at the Fort William World Championships. He raced in this years and although he came fourth in qualifying, race day was massively unkind to him – 2... Read More

31/05/2019
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CELEBRATING FATHERS, FELLAS AND FEELING GOOD | We speak to Nick Sargent, of GQ Magazine

Men’s Health Week is coming up (June 10-16) as well as  Father’s Day and the immient launch of our mens CBD range , so we’re celebrating all things MAN this month. Fella’s make up over 45% of our tribe, so it’s great to know many more men are now embracing alternative health and wellbeing methods than ever before.  As Men’s Health Week this year focuses on Numbers, here’s a few statistics that may or may not shock you; 1 man in 5 dies before the age of 65 2 men in... Read More