Who needs mince pies!

If you’re dairy and gluten free, Christmas can look awfully gloomy. Everyone else is scoffing delicious goodies and you have to sit and watch. Or at least you used to. There are so many good options and alternatives out there now that you don’t need to be left out any more. Just look round most […]

Sugar Free Cinnamon Stars (Zimtsterne)

Zimtsterne (Cinnamon Stars), are a favourite gluten and dairy free treat at this time of the year in Germany. Unfortunately, whilst they are delicious they are very high in sugar. As part of the work I do at the Alliance for Natural Health we decided to do an experiment recently to see how the addition of […]

How to be Healthy at Christmas

As Christmas approaches it can become more difficult to maintain a healthy way of life – even for someone like me who’s whole life revolves around healthy eating and maintaining as healthy a lifestyle as possible.  The temptations are endless and everywhere.  From the glossy magazines to supermarket displays, office offerings, Christmas parties and family […]

No Chocolate Advent Calendars

As December approaches the lure of the chocolate advent calendar looms large.  When I was a kid we had to share one calendar between 4 of us and weren’t allowed the chocolate until the end of the day (how mean was that!).  I didn’t realise then what a big favour our Mum was doing us.  […]