Eat hare, it’s December?

November 30, 2018Healthy eating

If you want to eat food when it is at its most nutritious, at its freshest and most likely at its cheapest too, then you need to be eating food which is in season! So what is in season at this time of year? To name but a few we have brussel sprouts, beetroot, leeks, … Read More

Invite to join the pineapple challenge!

July 27, 2017Events, Healthy eating

Have you ever fancied being a guinea pig? Go on you know you have! To cut to the chase I’m trying to prove that eating pineapple can reduce the pain, inflammation and swelling associated with arthritis? If you don’t have arthritis don’t stop reading as pineapple can also help with digestive issues such as gas, … Read More

B Vitamins for heart health

May 25, 2017Healthy eating

Have you noticed that there is another series of Doctor in the house featuring Dr.Chatterjee being broadcast at the moment? If not then take note, it’s definitely worth watching! So what is it that I like about Dr. Chatterjee, apart from being ‘drop dead gorgeous! ‘ No seriously I like the holistic and integrated approach he takes towards addressing health issues. He takes us away … Read More

Vitamin D- Do we need to supplement?

August 6, 2016Healthy eating, News and reviews

The short answer in my opinion is Yes and for the following reasons: Reason 1: Vitamin D is perhaps our most important micronutrient We generally think of Vitamin D as being important in relation to our teeth and bones and indeed it is, and there has been plenty of other research over the past few years relating … Read More

4 amazing reasons to eat watermelon on holiday

July 4, 2016Healthy eating

1.Watermelon protects against the harmful effects of the sun Watermelon contains a phytonutrient called lycopene which is well known for providing long term protection from the harmful rays of the sun. In fact, Watermelon contains more lycopene than tomatoes. 2.Watermelon replaces important nutrients lost through drinking alcohol There is a tendency to drink more alcohol … Read More

A sun protective diet

June 20, 2016Healthy eating

Don’t you just love the sun? But, like oh so many things, yes it’s bad for you! Unfortunately it can damage the skin, lead to premature ageing and skin cancer. Great! So what can you do to help protect your skin from the sun? Well, conventional advice relating to protecting ourselves from the harmful effects of the … Read More

Eat in Season to super charge your Health-June

June 8, 2016Diabetes, Healthy eating

  Not only do fruit and vegetables taste better if eaten in season but they can incur amazing health benefits too! So what should we be eating in June to super charge our health? Spinach for the heart, brain and colon Abundant flavonoids in spinach act as antioxidants to keep cholesterol from oxidizing and protect … Read More

Seasonal Fruit and Vegetables May 2016

May 20, 2016Healthy eating

  We have become so spoilt by the choice of fruit and vegetables in our supermarket that it’s easy to forget which fruit and vegetables are in season and which aren’t. Its great to have choice and variety but we should embrace seasonal fruit and vegetables and make extensive use of it while it is … Read More

Why Skincare has to be holistic

March 1, 2016Healthy eating

  In my practice I see a lot with clients with skin complaints whether it be acne, psoriasis, eczema or simply skin ageing. Conventionally skin problems are treated in isolation with lotions and potions applied topically to the skin to treat the symptoms. Note the use of the word symptoms here!Yes skin complaints are symptoms and they are … Read More

The 7 best arthritis friendly foods

February 18, 2016Healthy eating

Arthritis refers to inflammation of the joints. Osteoarthritis is the most common form of joint disease and is often referred to as degenerative joint disease as it involves loss of cartilage, the gel like shock-absorbing material which prevents adjacent bones from touching. It is the bones rubbing together which causes the pain and inflammation associated … Read More

Healthy Eating Christmas Tips and Recipes

December 19, 2015Healthy eating

  I think that you might agree that Health and Christmas don’t always sit well in the same sentence but believe me when  it comes to matters of health Christmas really doesn’t need to be, ‘all or nothing,’ or, ‘make or break,’ it’s all down to balance. There are many traditional seasonal foods which are … Read More