UK Recommended Retailers

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I regularly refer to products and services supplied by other UK businesses… and, when I do it in person, it usually involves a lot of writing. This article is my best effort to avoid doing so much of that in future!

When I do it online it involves a whole bunch of web searches and link sharing, which is just as laborious and time consuming… so that has to stop as well!

So here is a list of all of my preferred health product retailers, both medicinal and edible.

UK Based Retailers Of Healthcare Products

The reason this list is only comprised of UK suppliers is because Wild As The Wind is a UK business. And, because Brexit is likely to inflict many changes upon all non-UK European countries, including the UK, and so a list containing non-UK businesses would probably require a wholesale edit in the near future…

**Even though Wild As The Wind is a UK business, Wild As The Wind products are sent overseas.

UK Online Suppliers

The UK online suppliers of products I regularly refer to are:

Wild As The Wind

Yes, Wild As The Wind has an online shop!

Wild As The Wind is a Bristol Green Capital Partner.

Detox Trading

Rarely a day goes by without me mentioning Detox Trading!

This is where I buy herbs and powders, as well as the oft mentioned Phytoplankton, which I believe we should all be taking.

Also tremendously important is Shilajit and Ashwagandha.

And, I love the powdered Sea Buckthorn, Rosehip and Tulsi / Holy Basil.

G Baldwins & Co.

I send a whole raft of people to G Baldwins & Co. because they pretty much sell everything you could ever want when it comes to herbal tinctures and vitamin supplements. Not only are they a wonderful UK online resource, they also have a very much loved bricks and mortar shop in London, UK.

Real Food Source

Real Food Source sell predominantly food based items.

I recommended this Scottish family business for buying affordable Organic Nuts, Organic Nut Butters and Organic Coconut & Cacao products… the latter of which you will need for Homemade Chocolate.

Eat Chocolate Every Day If You Know What’s Good For You

Beech Ridge Farm

Beech Ridge Farm are excellent suppliers of humanely reared poultry and lambs. They do not employ the routine use of drugs, such as antibiotics, to fatten produce etc.

I buy all of my chicken livers for homemade pate and chicken carcasses for making stock from Beech Ridge Farm.

Pate Recipe

Bone Broth / Stock Recipe

Glenholme Herbs

The lovely and talented owner of Glenholme Herbs, Alison, is a fellow trader at Glastonbury Market and Wells Market. She sells a really diverse range of beautiful and robust herbal plants, which always thrive once planted out. (I’m a long-term customer!) Plus, her prices are a third of what you would pay at a garden centre.

Alison’s new website is fab!Visit now to check out an excellent selection of plants :: Glenholme Herbs.

Miss Mary Of Sweden

Miss Mary Of Sweden have a UK based website, and because they produce an excellent range of wireless bras, in all sizes up to an H and even an I cup is some styles, they are featured here.

The wire in our bras is causing us a lot of problems. Breast cancer is on the increase, and so is the concern around EMF. Because metal conducts electrical charges, wearing strips of metal under our breasts, next to our hearts, is a very questionable idea.

Miss Mary Of Sweden have an exceptional Customer Services Department, and they operate with superb integrity.

Supplements

Aggressive Health

Biocare

Dolphin Fitness

Get Advice At Your Local Independent Health Shop

Please help me improve this list by adding your favourite UK Independent Health Food Shop in the comments. It would be great to eventually compile a full list of UK Independent Health Food shops we know and trust.

South West Retailers

This list is currently pretty restricted. It only lists a few places to go in Somerset and Avon to obtain health and wellbeing advice, as well as supplies.

This list only includes Bath, Bristol and Wells.

Sorry this isn’t an exhaustive list of UK independent health shops… with your help it could be! PLEASE CONTRIBUTE.

Somerset Retailers

The largest Health Food Shop in Glastonbury has been added int he comments at the end of this article. Thank you. x x  

Gloucestershire Retailers

The most popular health food shop in Stroud has been detailed in the comments also. Again, thank you x x.

UK Independents Versus International Chains

We are a whole world better off going to our UK independent health food shops or UK online shops than using the international chain stores.

There’s a couple of internationally owned chains stores on our High Street, as well as online, purporting to be health shops, who are pedaling toxic products and quite a few which are down right dangerous to our health.

I advise AGAINST going to these High Street chain stores, with their constant sales, because the quality of their products is incredibly poor!

In my opinion, these health products are scandalously inferior to what you would find in a proper professionally run independent health food and supplement shop… so much so, in fact, that what the chains are selling surely must border on the criminal in some cases?

The chain stores are usually staffed by people who know very little about the products, which is another indiction we shouldn’t be buying things there.

Somerset & Avon

We are well blessed in Avon and Somerset in the Independent Health Store department.

Bath has a couple of independents, with one specialising in supplements, and Bristol has a good number of very good stores, with one outstanding health food shop, in my opinion.

And Wells, although officially a city, is the size of a small town, but still boasts an impressive independent health food shop, with a good selection of supplements. Well done Wells!

Please add your favourite independent health food and supplement shops in the comments! It’s important to give shout outs to those who work tirelessly to support our health in an increasingly toxic world!

Bath Health Shop

The best independent Bath Health Shop for advice, supplements and tonics is Seasons Natural Health Shop. Just ask Annie and Inga for their help. They believe in providing a fantastic personal service to their customers, and consequently invest very little of their time online. Obviously, with EMF and blue screen radiation presenting such horrendous health risks I support them 100%!

Wells Health Food Shop

Good Earth Health Food Shop in Wells, North Somerset, is a well stocked store on the outskirts of town, next to a carpark and the bus station. It sits behind a cafe of the same name, which serves fabulous, healthy vegetarian food, and provides, without doubt, the healthiest lunches on offer in Wells on any day of the week!

***Also see customer comment in the Glastonbury Health Food Shop section.

Glastonbury Health Food Shop

You have omitted the best health food shop in the area and that is Earthfare in Glastonbury. Along with the Good Earth in Wells they are my favourites in this part of the country.

Anthony, Wedmore, Somerset

Bristol Health Food Shop

The best independent health food shop, particularly for advice about tonics and supplements is Wild Oats in Bristol. They have been going an awful long time and always have a qualified nutritionist or herbalist on hand. You will find them near the Downs in Clifton, Bristol. (Sorry to my American readers… I’m afraid that’s Bristol UK!)

Wild As The Wind Essential Oils

Visit Wild As The Wind at Wells Market on Wednesdays and Saturdays, and Glastonbury Market from Spring onwards, and Shafetesbury Cobbles Market every third Sunday. Essential oils and Wild As The Wind blended products are also available online.

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Thanks for taking the time to read this article. Please let me know what think, or better still, please let me know your favourite indie health shop!

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Comments

  1. Julia Adams says

    Sunshine health and sunshine bakery in Stroud are both wonderful and have bern in business for decades
    Hope this helps

    P S we are a new business reconditioning old soda Syphons to help people get fizzy drinks (with yummy natural cordials and syrups) but minus the plastic bottles. Would you consider having a conversation at all? We could use some marketing assistance.

    We are also based in Stroud

    • Hi Julia,

      Thanks so much for your submission. It’s very much appreciated. I have removed your private information before approving your comment. I’ll be in touch via email.

      All the best,
      Rachel x

  2. You have omitted the best health food shop in the area and that is Earthfare in Glastonbury. Along with the Good Earth in Wells they are my favourites in this part of the country

    • Thanks Anthony x x x Really appreciate your input. They are my two faves as well 🙂 I have added your comment to the main body of the page.

      I truly appreciate people drawing attention to my omissions. I work a minimum of 16 hours a day seven days a week and still fall ever more behind. I’m grateful for any scrap of help I can get. x x x Did you know i hand blend all of my products and research and write all of the content? As well as doing all the admin, and packaging all of the online orders etc, etc…?

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