Spring/Summer 2020

Walnut is an independent magazine split into three sections – health, food and people, packed with informative and inspirational health articles, mouth-watering recipes, plus fascinating stories about the people who champion the best in food production. All wrapped up in a clean and contemporary design with beautiful photography and illustration. It is essential reading for individuals who are interested in health and wellbeing, who care about the food they eat, where it comes from and how it affects their body.

United Kingdom
Walnut Magazine Ltd
2 Issues

in this issue

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to the seventh issue of Walnut. At long last, it’s finally spring, after what has felt like a very long, very wet and very windy winter. This edition is a little different from our previous ones. We have never before considered publishing a digital issue of Walnut until printed copies have sold out, it’s always been a printed magazine through and through. But we could also never have envisaged, while planning and creating this issue, that at the time of release we would be living through such unprecedented social change caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. As a small business that relies on retail outlets and the postal service, we were forced to think long and hard about the best way to deliver this latest issue to you while shops are closed…

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KATE GARDEN Kate is a Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner and Registered Nutritionist with a special interest in mental health issues. She is a mum of three and lives and works in Bath. kategarden.co.uk Page 36 NAOMI DEVLIN Naomi is a foodie, in love with the changing seasons that bring rhubarb in February, asparagus in May and plums in August, endlessly fascinated by the diverse flavours of food from around the world. naomidevlin.co.uk Page 44 ALUN CALLENDER Portraiture has for a long time been a deep passion in my photographic work, to be able to tell stories and celebrate the diverse culture we live in has always been important. aluncallender.com Page 74…

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additional contributors

Prune Harris pruneharris.com Japheth Mast japhethmastphoto.com Sara Weyland weylandnaturalhealing@gmail.com Oliver Edwards oliveredwards.co.uk Steph Wetherell thelocavore.co.uk Sebastian Pole pukkaherbs.com Dr. Rosamund Yoxall sagehealthnutrition.com Louise Gouet louisegouet.com Beatrix Hatcher beatrixhatcherillustration.com Anastasia Orshanskaya behance.net/dishaorsha Joby Sessions onetwentypictures.com Cara Cormack caracormack.co.uk Amelia Freer ameliafreer.com Susan Bell susanbellphotography.net Lily Bungay lilybungay.com Adele Nozedar adelenozedar.com Francesca Jones francesca-jones.co.uk Lizzie Harper lizzieharper.co.uk…

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conscious connection

The human energy field is a fascinating, interconnected system made up of myriad patterns, and although every individual is totally unique in their own exquisite energy, there are certain energetic patterns that are vital to health and can be found in every energy field, no matter what shape, size, race, gender or any other category you want to mention. I have been able to see energy since I was born. Over the years, I have observed that everyone has energy patterns for optimum health and vitality. When you are stressed, tired, overwhelmed or shocked, however, I see these patterns change into emergency response reactions, shifting rapidly to help you adapt to the situation. When the stressor is removed, and if you get a healing night’s sleep, then your healthy energy patterns…

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spring cleaning

I’ve just returned from an invigorating nature walk feeling buoyant and uplifted by the emerging signs of spring. I love being out in nature at this time of the year when the earth feels so full of possibility, while still holding a graceful calm. During this magical in-between time I look for two favourite herbs that for me, above all others, signify the beginning of spring – stinging nettles (Urtica dioica) and cleavers (Gallium aparine), also known as goosegrass and sticky-willy. Often found together along roadsides, hedges and sheltered spots, these two herbal companions have an ‘opposites attract’ kind of relationship, with the fluid flowiness of cleavers depending on the strength, stability and uprightness of the nettles. The unique characteristics and virtues of both herbs make them ideal spring cleansers and…

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things we love

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