The Problem with diets

Have you ever gone a diet?  I don’t suppose there are many of us who haven’t wanted to lose at least a few pounds over the years – even if it is to fit into a favourite pair of jeans or an outfit for a special occasion. Diets are big business now.  Everywhere you look […]

Cauliflower ‘Burgers’

These vegetarian burgers are a delicious and simple way to increase the amount of veg you are including in your diet.  Made from Cauliflower and Broccoli, which are a great source of antioxidants and support our liver in it’s work to remove toxins from our body these can be easily frozen for those days when […]

Apricot, Cashew & Coconut Balls

These 3 ingredient Apricot, Cashew & Coconut bliss balls are simple to make and taste great.  Apricots are an excellent source of vitamin A (in the form of pro-vitamin A carotenoids), and a good source of vitamin C, copper, dietary fibre, and potassium, Cashews give a dash of protein and good fats, whilst the Coconut adds […]

Why Nutritional Therapy?

Why should you consult with a Nutritional Therapist?         Chances are you own and drive a car.  Do you know how the engine works?  Most people probably have a basic idea of the mechanics involved, know how to top up the water, fuel and oil when needed, but what happens if you run […]

Cooking for kids – a collection of easy recipe ideas

Being the middle of the summer holidays I thought it would be good to bring together a few ideas for cooking with the kids that are quick, easy, fun and healthy to make. Perfect for a not so sunny day or just to do something a bit different and encourage your children to experiment with […]

Ssssh – How to deal with constipation

5 tips to ease constipation When was the last time you had a conversation about how often you poo?  It’s not a subject that tends to crop up too often, unless you have a real problem and even then it’s a whispered conversation with our closest friends.  Let’s face it we have to go to […]

Dehydration and its effects

We are 75% water.  Even a small drop of 1-2% in hydration levels can lead to changes in how we function.  A common situation many of us experience is long term chronic dehydration.  This is where a person’s hydration level is consistently a small amount below the ideal.  This can lead to a blunting of […]

What is a Healthy Diet?

When people find out I’m a Nutritional Therapist they often tell me that they eat a healthy diet.  But what does that mean?  I have my own understanding of healthy diet and it may not match with someone else’s definition.  To some it may mean they eat as the Government recommends, that they use artificial […]

Healthy Burgers

It’s the weekend and time to relax a little.  Try some healthy homemade burgers that are quick and easy to make, tasty and with no unwanted ingredients.  Here are a few ideas of different flavours, but you can experiment with your favourite herbs, spices and veg. Pork Burgers (serves 4) 1 pack Pork mince 4 spring onions finely […]

Rhubarb – the vegetable that thinks it’s a fruit

Rhubarb is an amazing vegetable, although we treat it like a fruit.  One of the earlier vegetables to be available in the year, rhubarb is in season from January (forced variety grown in sheds) through to the end of May.  A very misunderstood and underused vegetable, Rhubarb is extremely versatile and can be used in […]