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4 reasons to give Veganuary a go!

Having supported my husband in reversing heart disease (the drug-free way) over the last 2 years by following a vegan diet and reducing stress, I am rather passionate (but not militant) about a plant based diet, aka vegan. Following a vegan diet has become a fashionable way to eat in the last few months and years. […]

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The Times got me talking about almond milk

As I was leaving the post office yesterday I spotted an article in the Times newspaper about the value of eating a small amount of nuts each day to help reduce the chances of heart disease. This prompted me to go home and make a video on ‘the how and why’ of making and drinking […]

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Plant-based Formula 1

Even if you don’t follow Formula One it is likely that you will have heard of UK’s Lewis Hamilton who won his 4th F1 World Championship making him the most successful British racing driver ever! Personally I don’t have an interest in F1 racing but I do frequently overhear it being discussed in our household, […]

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What I wrote to the FT on ‘Gut Instinct’

The article Gut Instinct in Saturday’s FT on 7th January describes the detox diet at Grayshott Spa that eliminates sugar, dairy, wheat, caffeine and alcohol. Developing the long-term habit of cutting out sugar and refined carbohydrates has to be praised. But I am concerned about the central recommendations to eat “lots of good-quality animal protein […]

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My best smoothie yet!

Well worth the 06.30 start. Because now, a couple of hours later, we are sitting in a beautiful New Forest clearing. Warm in the car, surrounded by oak, I’m sipping my Wild Blueberry Spinach Smoothie. And I just had to share it with you; it would be rude not to. I made it last night, […]

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My 3 mantras

I just decided to share with you my 3 mantras that I write about in my book Eat Dance Shine: It’s never too late to take charge of your health. Even small changes can make a difference. It’s what you do every day that matters. They give me hope; they make the mission of great […]

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Age Un-concerned part 1

Here’s the first thing, food.  I have a client who has lost a stone in 6 months through admittedly, quite radical changes to her diet. An anti-inflammatory diet means a longevity diet means, in this case, vegan, low fat, low alcohol. As they say “it’s simple, but not necessarily easy”. Not only that, but her […]

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The raw food was dressed but we weren’t!

I kid you not, last Sunday evening we had a sophisticated raw naked dining experience, a stone’s throw away from the Shard. (Sorry no photos, in fact we had to leave our phones in our lockers along with all our clothes and handbags!) Our dear friends, R and P, one of them being a seasoned […]

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Cooking with fats

Even though I’ve know for ages that heating oil for cooking, is not great, I have largely turned a blind eye to it. Habits die hard when it comes to frying onion. That kitchen aroma…ah! And the taste of caramelized onions is so delicious. Many recipes start with “chop a small onion and fry in […]

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