Top 5 Tips for a Flat Stomach

Top five tips for a flat ‪stomach – fitness classes or the gym might be the way to get abs you can bounce a coin on, but try the following things to get a flatter midriff today: 1. Swap white, processed carbs for granary/wholegrains: avoiding bread, pasta and rice should only be done under professional supervision, after…

Read more

Avoiding dairy products

There are many reasons people try excluding dairy products from their diet, not least because they think they have a reaction to them. In reality, nothing should be excluded without proper diagnosis of an issue with the food – sometimes stress or other factors could be at the root of your symptoms, so excluding a…

Read more

A Week’s Menu . . .

Only suggestions . . . use your imagination!     Breakfast Mid-morning snack Lunch Mid-afternoon snack Dinner Monday 2 scrambled eggs cooked in olive oil or a little organic unsalted butter, on wholemeal or rye toast. Scramble the eggs with a little spinach or have them with grilled tomatoes. Sliced pepper (any colour) with hummus…

Read more

What to Eat – The Rules

Eat: – always eat breakfast, and try to eat it within an hour of getting up (whether you’re hungry or not!) – eat three meals and two snacks a day; – eat 4 or more servings of wholegrains. – eat fish. – eat whole foods, like wholegrains, lentils, beans, nuts, seeds, fresh fruit and veg, and…

Read more

How To Detox

When you eat a whole, natural diet, detoxing to ‘cleanse’ your system isn’t necessary. Our body is a powerful cleansing and healing organism all on its own, but modern life can cause toxins to build up; stressful times can leave us sluggish; there can be many reasons why a few days to take the pressure…

Read more

Stress Management

Identify the cause: causes of stress can include a hectic work schedule, lack of sleep, imbalanced blood sugar, intensive athletic training, bereavement, divorce, etc. Seek ways to remove the stress from your life if possible, and seek outside help if required such as counseling. You could consider therapies such as Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP), hypnotherapy or Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)…

Read more

10 Easy To Use Superfoods

In nutritional terms, a superfood is a nutrient dense food packed full of vitamins and minerals and other health promoting properties, which may help to boost our health and protect us from diseases such as heart disease and cancer. Some are over-hyped! All real foods are superfoods in a broad, well balanced natural eating regime, but some…

Read more

Alternatives to Wheat

An intolerance or sensitivity to wheat is a common cause of tiredness, loss of concentration and digestive problems. Stop to consider how often it is eaten, possibly at every meal (cereal or toast for breakfast, a sandwich for lunch, and pasta in the evening, any biscuits, cakes or snacks during the day). While it’s fine to try…

Read more

Additives to Avoid

COLOURS  102,104,107,110,122,123,124,127,128,  129,132,133,142,151,155,  natural colour 160b (annatto)  PRESERVATIVES  Sorbates 200, 201, 202, 203  Benzoates 210, 211, 212, 213  Sulphites 220, 221, 222, 223,  224, 225, 226, 227, 228  Nitrates, nitrites 249, 250, 251, 252  Propionates 280, 281, 282, 283  ANTIOXIDANTS  Gallates 310, 311, 312  TBHQ, BHA, BHT 319, 320, 321  FLAVOUR ENHANCERS  Glutamates incl MSG…

Read more

Acid Alkaline Foods

The basic premise is that we should have alkaline and acidic foods in a ratio of 70/30, though this varies wildly! Some alkalising diets advocate drastically reducing all acid-forming foods, including fruit, meat, dairy and even green tea. Some charts determine acidity or alkalinity on the food before it is consumed. The effect the food has on the…

Read more

Zinc for health…

What do you really need to keep your immune system strong from season to season? Well, enough of everything, to stay really balanced and healthy, but some nutrients play pivotal roles in our health, and zinc is one of them. Zinc is one of the most important nutrients in immunity and healthy weight, so to…

Read more

Are you feeling SAD?

SAD, or seasonal affective disorder, is more common in the UK than we might think. Weak, watery winter sunshine, if we get any at all, doesn’t exactly encourage us to get out and about, leaving us at risk of low vitamin D and serotonin levels. So if you, or someone you know, seems to retreat…

Read more