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AmbaScarlett Silver Allergy Kit – Get Ready for Hay Fever Season

If you’re troubled by hay fever symptoms then get ready for the season to begin by using the healing powers of silver.

Whether it’s trees, flowers, pets or house dust that kicks off your ‘allergic rhinitis’ let AmbaScarlett come to your assistance…  Launching a NEW allergy kit using the healing power of silver….

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The AmbaScarlett Allergy Kit contains;

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  • SORE EYES? A handmade weighted lavender eye pillow, keep this in the fridge so it’s always cool and ready to sooth when you can sit and relax.
  • ITCHY TEARS? Magic Eye Drops – To keep eyes healthy and clean, plus helps prevent infections with the natural antibacterial and antifungal properties of silver
  • PRICKLY NOSE? Nasal Spray – The nasal spray bottle is designed to help with sinuses, allergies, keep the nasal passage clean and to boost the immune system
  • RED AND SORE? Magic Gel – Magic because it’s so versatile. Customers have reported that it can help cuts, burns, eczema, acne, sunburn, prickly heat and much more. The Aloe Vera Gel soaks in quickly, taking the colloidal silver through all skin layers top to bottom, to help rapidly heal, soothe and reduce scarring.  Helps with a sore, reddened under eye area


…All in a hand made draw string bag

Cost: £35 with free post and packing

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The Benefits of Colloidal Silver

The Colloidal Silver in our products are of the highest quality, and can be used as an extremely effective antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal and skin healing solution. Silver has been widely used as a natural treatment throughout history, as far back as Ancient Greece where they used a silver coin in a barrel of water to keep it fresh and stop bacteria growing.


It was very commonly used until the introduction of antibiotics and is used by many   people today to help heal damaged skin and to fight infection. Hospitals use silver-coated implements and catheters to help prevent infection and it is found in sticking plasters and wound dressings in hospitals and burns units where it is used to heal skin and fight infection. It is also found in water systems in space shuttles and is used by many airlines to curtail water-borne diseases.


This is your chance to try products containing silver in a handy allergy symptom fighting kit

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Email: orders can be placed via email or on the facebook page



New Apps Launched for East Northants Town Centres

Four apps have been launched to help revitalise high streets, drive recovery in light of the coronavirus pandemic and encourage more people to shop local across East Northants.

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East Northamptonshire Council (ENC) has worked with the Town Councils in Rushden, Higham Ferrers, Thrapston and Irthlingborough on four individual apps which provide a central resource for businesses, retailers, local services, charities and community groups to promote and support their town.


Each app is free to download and promotes local independent traders, as well as tourism and the visitor economy, and enables users for find all the local businesses in each town, contact details, offers and promotions, opening times and lots more.

Cllr Steven North, Leader of East Northamptonshire Council, said:


“It has been great to work with four of our town councils on this project and use partnership working to further help high streets across the district bounce back from the pandemic.


“Ensuring we support small businesses in East Northants has been a priority for us and the apps will provide an extra, easy marketing tool for business owners to use, as well as everyone who wants to shop local.”


The apps have been funded through East Northamptonshire Council’s Recovery Through Enterprise funding and have been set up by UK Town Apps in conjunction with ENC, Rushden Town Council, Higham Ferrers Town Council, Thrapston Town Council and Irthlingborough Town Council.


Any of the apps can be downloaded via your usual app store.

Why Would you go for an Allergy Test?

If you suffer with illnesses such as asthma, eczema, Crohn’s or colitis you might have considered and allergy test to see if it could help alleviate symptoms… but what if you don’t have a specific ailment?

Maybe you get bloated after a meal, feel more tired than you think you ought to, or have a strange skin rash and can never pinpoint what causes it.

If I eat a piece of toast, with butter and jam, I enjoy it, but I feel my heart rate rise, so should I cut it out?  Is it the gluten in the bread that I cannot tolerate, the yeast, the dairy in the butter, the sugar in the jam? Or something else I’d not thought of? I can’t start cutting out all these items and expect to still enjoy eating breakfast – so off I went to Orchard Clinic.

Sam from Allergy Test UK

Sam from Allergy Test UK

Sam Thompson Brown of Allergy Test UK runs her allergy testing clinic within Orchard Clinic on a Monday, Wednesday and Friday.  I went today and this is my story;

I was greeted in the carpark by receptionist Claire.  This is a Covid-19 precaution, so no clients meet each other in the waiting room.  I was escorted into the building at the correct time and given hand sanitiser gel.  Sam showed me to her consulting room.  The allergy test gizmo was set up ready, we completed a short medical history form and talked through any symptoms or ‘odd goings on’ as I’d call it before we began.

Rings with stones in have to be removed, plus my Fitbit and I placed my phone away from the testing gizmo too.

Sam gives you a gold coloured rod to hold in your left hand, whist she holds your right hand, then using a pen like probe, pushes this gently onto an acupressure point on your palm. She will be pressing again and again in the same spot, so this did become a little uncomfortable towards the end, but no pain is felt and certainly no side effects.

Using various glass vials with more common and lesser known allergens inside them she begins testing each potential allergen, one by one.  The machine makes a noise each time the palm is pressed, and every so often it makes a lower, deeper noise telling her that you are intolerant of that item.  She can tell from the score on the screen just how intolerant you are.Sam from Allergy Test UK

Sam made notes as she went along, and asked questions about whether I liked the item in question, whether I’d ever noticed anything after eating the item etc.

She also tests on non-food items such as cat fur, house dust and so on, and also looks at your vitamin and mineral levels too, so I have felt like I’ve had a good health MOT this morning.

Once the allergy testing is done, you have a sheet with crosses against things you are intolerant to.  I appear to be intolerant of carrots – who knew!

You also get advice on what to do next, apart from the carrots (which I’m happy to live without!) I did have some health concerns with a low level of Bio Acidophilus in my system and also seem to be highly intolerant of yeast.  This is no surprise as I have Ulcerative Colitis and know that my gut flora will sometimes have it’s own little party and get out of sync with how it really should be.

I now have some supplements to take to give my gut the flora it needs plus instructions on a yeast free diet.  Sam is quick to reassure that she’s not looking for me to give up lots of food stuffs for the rest of my life and just be miserable, her aim is to offer solutions and advice so that I can get my body to ‘re-tolerate’ items that it currently doesn’t like.  I imagine I will be replacing them back into my diet at some point in a measured and controlled manner.

My new way of eating is for eight weeks, which seems quite manageable.  It’s definitely worth committing wholly to the advice if you go for the allergy test, so you can aim to get yourself to the best health you can.

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Sam Thompson Brown has been an allergy testing consultant for 28 years, seven of which she has spent with Orchard Clinic in Thrapston.




Book through Orchard Clinic on 01832 733686

Sort Your Life Out with Stacey Solomon – Be on TV

With all of us spending more time at home than ever before, what better time to have a nationwide spring clean? Sort Your Life Out will take six families across the UK on a week-long mission to completely declutter their homes, transforming them in the process by upcycling and repurposing what they already have.

Sort Your Life Out will be presented by Stacey Solomon, whose 4 million strong social media following skyrocketed when she started sharing her handy organisation and upcycling hacks. Stacey knows what it’s like to take care of a busy household and wants to help families with hints and tips that are both attainable and environmentally friendly.

Stacey will be joined by a crack team of expert friends, who love nothing more than a supersize sort out. Together they’ll makeover Britain’s cluttered homes by first stripping them bare, then laying all their possessions out in a giant warehouse resembling an art installation of their entire lives, before asking the families to let go of thousands of their possessions. Emotions will run high as the families must decide what to keep and what to let go of. The items that the families’ part with will be recycled, donated or sold.

Once sorted, Stacey and her team will beautifully reorganise their home by cleaning, upcycling and putting systems in place for the possessions they decide to keep. Each of the team has their own unique cleaning quirks and tidying tips that viewers will be able to take away and implement in their own homes.

Presenter, Stacey Solomon, said: “There’s always that one room or cupboard I can’t face sorting out at home, but once I’ve done it there’s nothing more satisfying. One cupboard at a time, we’ll be helping families declutter their homes and get organised in a way that works for them. I’ll be sharing my ultimate tidying and upcycling tips, from Lazy Susans to tension rods, there’ll be lots of great ideas to give viewers the confidence to finally tackle that cupboard!” 

Emily Smith, Commissioning Editor, said: “We’re so excited for this series with Stacey and her team. It’s amazing what they can do to turn homes around without having to spend loads. As well as all the useful and inspiring ideas, it’s ultimately a series about families and modern life which we can all relate to.”

If you’d like to find out more then please email the team at

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