Health & Wellbeing

At Wild Thyme we have put together a ‘Wellness menu’ as a way of encouraging the use of food to promote health and wellbeing.

This menu is an in-house guide to Wild Thyme Cafe products, that will aid our customers in selecting foods and drinks that will help with certain physical conditions such as hormone imbalances, lethargy, aiding recovery post exercise and so on.

In conjunction with our new Wellness Menu we are inviting health focused individuals to join our Wellness Scheme and take advantage of a 10% wellness discount card.

If you are a member of the following local businesses come in to Wild Thyme Cafe in Braunton with your membership ID or membership number and sign up for a discount card. The card allows you 10% discount from our entire range of products. (This cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer or loyalty scheme).

Crossfit North Devon

Braunton Gym

Hands On Clinic Braunton

Kendra Pilates

Vibrantlife Chiropractors

We only have 50 cards available so hurry… : )

Food is Medicine

"Each patient carries his own doctor inside him." ― Norman Cousins, Anatomy of an Illness

Food is becoming a particular focus of doctors, hospitals, insurers and even employers who are frustrated by the slow progress of drug treatments in reducing food-related diseases like type 2 diabetes, heart disease, hypertension and even cancer. They’re also encouraged by the growing body of research that supports the idea that when people eat well, they stay healthier and are more likely to control chronic diseases and perhaps even avoid them.

Many of us are sick of a medical system in which drugs are used, often ineffectively, to alleviate the symptoms of a bad diet. Simple changes to our diet such as reducing processed foods and cooking simple dishes from fresh ingredients are steps towards a healthy existence.

Supplements are also pushed as a way to treat and prevent illness, but may not be as necessary as we are lead to believe.

For example, why take the powerful antioxidant lycopene in a pill when you can eat a tomato that contains both lycopene and a number of other antioxidants, along with vitamins, minerals and other nutrients that work together to prevent heart disease by decreasing cholesterol and lipid levels and stopping abnormal blood clotting?

Combining healthy eating with stress reducing activities and being aware of how as well as what we eat will also help to keep us healthy. Stress inhibits and interferes with every aspect of digestion and absorption of nutrients.

An interesting fact:

Scientists are now saying that when you spend a few hours on a woodland hike or camping by a lake you breathe in phytoncides, active substances released by plants to protect them against insects and from rotting, which appear to lower blood pressure and stress and boost your immune system.