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Fermentation: Friend or Foe?

Fermentation: Friend or Foe?

                Fermented Foods: Friend or Foe?   Since fermented foods and DIY fermentation are hot topics right now, a good question to ask is whether fermentation is a ‘friend or foe?’ I’ll be looking at whether fermentation is in fact […]

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Sleep (Part 2)

Sleep (Part 2)

          Something I love to promote in my clients is good sleep. One of my earliest clients came to see me about chronic insomnia which was preventing her from completing her PhD. We worked together for just a few months before she started […]

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Sleep (Part 1)

Sleep (Part 1)

          Summer is a glorious season, but I think many of us would agree that one of its downsides is the danger of getting much less sleep! Just as well that we take holidays this time of year… Extra heat, and early morning […]

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Juice Debates and Client Recipes

Juice Debates and Client Recipes

You would be forgiven for thinking that, as a Nutritionist, I would be in favour of all kinds of fruit and vegetable juices. But no! In fact, homemade juices are a huge subject of controversy and absolutely don’t get a straightforward thumbs-up from the nutrition world. There […]

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Vitamin D: the Controversial Vitamin!

Vitamin D: the Controversial Vitamin!

This month I wanted to address vitamin D, which comes in for a lot of controversy – particularly in winter. Strictly speaking, Vitamin D is a hormone that’s made in our skin when exposed to the sun. But it’s also possible to convert it from nutrients in our […]

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A Zestful New Year

A Zestful New Year

Happy New Year. To begin this new season, we will celebrate something simple, beautiful, inexpensive, and cheerful. Lemons! After all, what could be happier than a lemon? Its colour is bright, its skin is shiny – the sheer thought of zesting a lemon is enough to lift […]

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Slow Cooking: Slowing Down While Keeping Up

Slow Cooking: Slowing Down While Keeping Up

Happy Advent, dear readers. Whatever December holds for you, I trust that this month’s blog will inspire you with warming ideas for winter. The last couple of years, I’ve reflected on Advent and Christmas in a few different ways. Customs of Advent can be seen as a […]

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Yoghurt or Kefir?

Yoghurt or Kefir?

Many clients ask me about dairy products, and about cultured dairy such as yoghurt. Is cultured dairy better than uncultured? Are there better or worse types of culturing? Why ferment dairy? Let’s consider why people fermented dairy products in the first place. Earlier this year, I wrote […]

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Digestive discomforts – and SIBO

Digestive discomforts – and SIBO

If you ever scan health subjects in the media, you may have heard the acronym ‘SIBO’ being bandied about. Now that the wider public is becoming better informed about gut health, it’s emerged as a bit of a buzzword. What is SIBO? SIBO stands for Small Intestinal […]

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Food and environmental allergy reactions

Food and environmental allergy reactions Are you suffering from a food allergy or food intolerance?  There are two main types of reaction to food: immediate, or delayed. An immediate reaction happens when a person often reacts quickly and violently to a food or substance. Immediate reaction responses […]

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