The Sensitivity Gene

The Sensitivity Gene (and its link to ME, Chronic Fatigue and Fibromylgia) It has been discovered that a newly identified gene predisposes 15-20% of the population to fatigue related conditions due to a heightened reaction to stress. Elaine Wilkins from The Chrysalis Effect, a pioneering organisation helping people recover from ME, Chronic Fatigue and Fibromyalgia, […]

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New Year 2017

HAPPY NEW YEAR! I hope you all had a lovely Christmas and feel full of optimism and hope for 2017. If you have over indulged during the last week or so, don’t worry – I sometimes feel this actually makes it easier to eat well because you start to really want more wholesome food as […]

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Warming Winter Turmeric Latte

On a recent visit to Deliciously Ella’s cafe, The Mae Deli, I tried the most delicious Turmeric Latte. It ticked so many boxes – it was warming, comforting, reviving and healthy too. Known as the ‘Queen of Spices’, turmeric has so many benefits and a variation of ‘turmeric milk ‘is used amongst many cultures to […]

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Could you have an undiagnosed thyroid condition?

Amongst the various medical issues on the rise, thyroid conditions are amongst the top few.  One cause could be a lack of good nutrition, sometimes due to lack of nutrients in the soil. It’s now thought as many as one in four people may be suffering from some degree of thyroid malfunction, particularly in the […]

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Autumn 2016

I hope you’ve all had a fantastic summer and are now using the ‘new term’ feeling to get inspired to eat well and look after your health and wellbeing as we go toward the colder months. Aiming to eat a rainbow is a good way to start . HEALTH FACTS: No one has ever died […]

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The Benefits of Keeping a Food Diary

COULD KEEPING A FOOD JOURNAL HELP YOU LOSE WEIGHT? Does this sound unlikely? Perhaps too time consuming or a waste of time? Well, think again because several studies have now shown that people who keep a food diary are more likely to lose weight and keep it off. Furthermore, in one study those who kept […]

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Summer 2016

Lifestyle is both the cause and prevention of chronic disease – it is also capable of the reversal (Mark Hyman)   It’s a good time of year to really cut back on the carbs and choose instead lovely salads, fruity water (above) to replace alcohol and homemade ice creams made from ingredients such as full […]

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Spring 2016

I hope you’re all having a lovely Easter break and are looking forward to the longer and hopefully sunnier days of Spring. If you’ve had a lot of chocolate over Easter, you needn’t feel guilty (well, as long as it was dark chocolate!) as in this newsletter, we look at the undoubted health benefits of […]

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New Year 2016

 NEW YEAR 2016   HOW TO START THE NEW YEAR POSITIVELY   Research shows that although most of us will make New Year’s resolutions, very few will succeed in keeping them.  However, there are ways you can increase your chances of success – rather than focusing on what you feel you should give up, look […]

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How to eat well at Christmas

Christmas comes but once a year so by all means enjoy indulging in some delicious festive food. However, bear in mind a typical Christmas Day’s food can add up to a staggering 6,000 calories! That’s three times the recommended daily amount for women and more than twice that recommended for men. It’s not surprising then, […]

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