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Food unwrapped channel 4

Posted: Monday, January 5th, 2015

I’m just watching this programme and am surprised to see that there is no mention of non celiac gluten sensitivity. This is actually now recognised by the NHS and is known to cause issues for some people who do react to gluten but its not an immune reaction like you get when you are celiac. […]

Gluten Free Banana Bread with a twist

Posted: Saturday, November 1st, 2014

This banana bread is super moist and is a very tasty teatime (or anytime) treat. Coconut adds a special twist to make this a favourite in any household. As well as being gluten and dairy free its also paleo friendly. Ingedients 150g Gluten free flour Flour 2 teaspoons Baking Powder 1 Spotty banana 2 eggs […]

Heading towards a stressful time

Posted: Saturday, November 1st, 2014

We all have meltdowns but to protect ourselves from the ravages of stress we need to learn and use effective stress management techniques. mindlfullness meditation has been getting a lot of attention lately and despite meditation being used for thousands of years by ancient traditions such as buddhism it has been slightly shunned by the […]

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 […]