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Diet

Detox anyone?

Many of us use January as a time for positive change. Whether it’s getting fitter, eating better or putting the wheels in motion for a complete change in life direction. This renewed motivation certainly helps me get through the dark, cold days, dreary days in the UK. Without the January […]

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Christmas Biscuits

These biscuits are deliciously sweet and spicy; perfect for the winter.  One of the sweetening agents used is black strap molasses – a rich and sticky product that provides nutrients including manganese, copper, iron, calcium, potassium, magnesium, vitamin B6 and selenium.  If possible buy the unsulphured variety. In this recipe […]

Home, Recipes

Green Ambulance: Immune Supportive Smoothie

This smoothie is so popular with my clients, especially those with immunity issues.  It’s fresh and very tasty and makes a great drink to enjoy at breakfast time, or on a hot summer’s afternoon.  And in the winter months, when colds and flus are rife it works wonders.  You will […]

Diet, Recipes

Lifesaver Biscuits

As featured in Grazia Magazine! To me, having a nice cup of tea with a biscuit is similar to having a big warm hug. I have found that nothing quite hits the spot in the same way! Here is a recipe for my Lifesaver Biscuits. They give me the taste, […]

Diet, Recipes

Avocado & Cashew Thai Dip

  The cashew nuts in this dip provide a good source of protein and fats. Avocado also increases the fat content.  The majority of fat in avocado comes from a family of fats called phytosterols which are involved in key processes for managing inflammation (so good if you have any […]

Diet

Breakfast In A Hurry

For me weekday mornings are really rushed and manic and I am always racing against the clock.  It’s hard therefore to find time to make – let alone eat – breakfast.  Below are the top five weekday breakfasts that I am able to pull together for myself and my family […]

Diet, Recipes

Special Nettle Pesto

With Spring properly established young tender nettle plants are thriving in our neighbourhood.  Rather than fearing these plants embrace them, as they have long been used as a healing food, especially from an anti-inflammatory point of view.  This nettle pesto recipe also includes walnuts, which contain omega 3, another useful […]

Diet

Getting Your 5-A-Day

We have all heard the ‘Five A Day’ message and many branded products highlight ‘One of your Five A Day’ as key marketing slogan.  I have always been a bit skeptical of this approach to improving dietary habits; it is boring and generic and tends to go over people’s heads.  […]

Hormones, Stress

Stand up to stress

Stress is a bit of a buzz-word, but it is likely there is an element of stress in your life.  There are the obvious stresses; a demanding job, little relaxation, moving house, looking after the family, and so on.  But there are other forms of stress that are more ‘hidden’.  […]

Digestion

Does dodgy digestion rule your life?

One of the most common systems of the body that I work with is the digestive system.  Digestive discomfort is incredibly common and one of the most widely diagnosed conditions in the UK is IBS.  In fact, it is estimated that IBS type symptoms will affect around 25% of the […]