American non-alcoholic craft beers

This week’s guest blog on alcohol-free beers made in the USA was researched and written by our wonderful beer-loving NYC-based buddy Joe. Advent of non-alcoholic craft beer It’s been years since I’ve attended a good old-fashioned beer festival. As a craft beer personality, I had spent a lot of time working in and attending beer festivals.…

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Mothers Day - Mummy's Medicine

This week’s guest blog was written by mindful drinker, mum and writer of the shelooksfinetome.com blog, Joanna Smith. Mothering Sunday is a few days away, the tradition where millions of people will show their love and appreciation for their mothers. As a mother myself I understand the responsibility and pressure to be the best parent we can be,…

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Booze and tuberculosis - Anja's story

Club Soda’s own Anja Madhvani tells her story about being diagnosed with tuberculosis. March 24th marks World Tuberculosis Day. I didn’t know that until last year when I was diagnosed with TB. Tuberculosis is an infectious disease usually caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB) bacteria. It most commonly affects the lungs, but it can also strike…

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Dont Pink My Drink

By Alison Douglas, chief executive of Alcohol Focus Scotland. After years of objectifying and sexualising women in their advertising, the alcohol industry is now targeting women more directly, linking their products to women’s friendships, feminism and empowerment. However, women’s empowerment will always be secondary to increasing profits for these companies. Whilst men still drink significantly more…

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Alcohol free retreat webinar

Laura chats to Dr Clemency Jacques about what happens on the retreat, and why you might want to take a week away to focus on changing your drinking habits.  Last September Azure wellness retreats ran its first Recovery Retreat in Turkey. The participants who attended discovered how connecting with others helped them to solidify their recovery…

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Lent wellbeing & mindfulness

As lent kicked off on Wednesday this week, people across the globe started their 40-day pledge to give something up. Religious or not, lent’s a great way to set yourself a challenge, and making lifestyle changes whilst millions of people are also making changes always seems a bit more appealing than going it alone. Club…

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Club Soda Guide

In this week’s webinar, Club Soda co-founder Jussi demonstrates how to use the new Club Soda Guide. The Guide was born when we realised that many Club Soda members, although cutting down on their drinking or going alcohol-free, still wanted to go pubs, bars and restaurants with their friends and family. But usually found that…

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Alcohol & Eating Disorders

It’s National Eating Disorder Awareness Week. According to Action Mental Health, eating disorders claim more lives than any other mental illness, one in five of the most seriously affected will die prematurely from the physical consequences or suicide – and research suggests that as many as 1 in 20 people will develop an eating disorder…

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Jo Leftfield Kombucha

This week’s blog is from Jo Easingwood-Roberts – a tea-sniffing, booze-free mother and co-founder of Left Field Kombucha (est 2016). We need to talk about ethanol. In a 10,000-year marketing campaign that Don Draper would struggle to pull off, alcohol has reigned supreme. As a fully signed up member of the Mindful Drinking Movement™ and maker…

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