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Oats are officially a suspect food for those with gluten intolerance and Coeliac Disease

Posted: Thursday, October 2nd, 2014

Over the years I have become suspicious about oats and haven’t included them in any gluten free exclusion diets I may have asked my clients to follow. A new study published in the journal GUT (1) has shown that there is a difference between the ‘cultivar” (cultivated varieties) of oats and that some will cause […]

Delicious doesn’t touch it……..

Posted: Monday, July 14th, 2014

The lovely Kate Lewis excelled herself when she created a 10 day pop up in Brixton Village. I popped down last night and sampled a variety of dishes ranging from cold pickled celeriac lasagne, pea shoot and micro cress salad with pea and truffle veloute – Delicious. Yellow Gazpacho – to die for, perfect for […]

IBS Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Posted: Thursday, April 10th, 2014

This month the NHS in the UK are raising awareness about IBS. Common IBS symptoms • Alternating between diarrhoea and constipation • Spasms along the digestive tract causing cramps • Undigested food particles in stools • Bloating and gas   We know that IBS is is really an umbrella term for a range of possible […]

New Genetic Tests

Posted: Wednesday, April 9th, 2014

Coming very soon. I’m currently attending a professional lecture by Genova diagnostics on the benefits and use of genetic testing. I will be adding immune, cardiovascular, oestrogen, neurological and detox genetic profiles over the next few weeks.

A fantastic break at Viva Mayr, a world leading medical health spa in Austria

Posted: Tuesday, October 1st, 2013

I have just been lucky enough to spend a week at ‘Viva Mayr’ in Austria. I was working but I did get to sample their amazing Health Spa. The meals we were served were delicious, incredibly healthy and looked just gorgeous.   Viva Mayr treats many people with complex health conditions and also helps  people […]

Alzheimer’s and B vitamins

Posted: Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013

In a study published today B vitamins were found to  stop shrinkage  in the area of the brain that defines Alzheimer’s disease –  called the medial temporal lobe. The study which was led by Professor David Smith from the University of Oxford, gave a combination of vitamin B6 (20mg), B12 (500mcg) and folic acid (800mcg) […]

An interesting weekend

Posted: Thursday, April 25th, 2013

After a great thursday evening start at Green magic Asparagasm I am attending the Functional Medicine Advanced Practice Module entitled, G.I. Restoring Gastrointestinal Equilibrium: Practical Applications for Understanding, Assessing and Treating Gut Dysfunction – It sounds great – I am going to be delving further into the complexeties of IBS, SIBO Gerd and leaky gut and finding […]

Green magic

Posted: Thursday, April 25th, 2013

I am looking forwards to the Asparagasm green magic evening of fine vegan and gluten free dining tonight in London…. I am offering goodie bags full of supplements and a free green smoothie to try when you arrive. if you’re interested in attending one of these magical evenings in future check out asparagasm.com for details. […]

The hidden dangers of high fructose corn syrup.

Posted: Thursday, April 11th, 2013

We have always been bought up to believe fruit is good for us – well it is  - to a point but too much can be acidic to the teeth and is well reported by dentists to potentially strip away tooth enamel when eaten in excess but another more sinister link has been made. High […]

Fishy body odour on Embarrassing bodies tonight.

Posted: Monday, March 18th, 2013

Tonights programme looked at the embarrassing problem of a fish body odour. There can be a couple of possible reasons for this that should be investigated. If it sounds like you it is possible to get a Vaginosis test  - details about the test can be found here. If the problem isn’t just in the […]