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 […]

Watercress – the original Superfood

Renowned since ancient times, Watercress has it all.  The Ancient Greeks believed it could improve their intelligence, the Romans ate it to prevent baldness, Hippocrates is believed to have chosen the site of his first hospital as it was close to a Watercress stream and the Egyptians gave Watercress juice to their slaves to improve […]