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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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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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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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Is fruit the baddy or your buddy?

Trending in certain nutritional circles, fruit has become a swear word. For the high protein, high fat followers, fruit is a no-no. Then there’s the fashion for thinking that berries, grapefruit and lemons are fine, but that’s all, no other fruit, due to their high sugar content. I almost feel intimidated into not writing this, […]

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Equinox Detox

Join me on Wednesday 23rd September from the comfort of your own kitchen for a cleansing One Day Juice Fast?  Did you know that the Equinoxes (both Spring and Autumn) are the best times to detox. Twice a year your body has the highest energy for pushing toxins out of the body and having a […]

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Go Green, Girl!

Don’t you just LOVE this time of year. Every Spring the colours and abundance of life seem to me, to get more vivid, or is it just what happens as one matures? Mmmm, anyway I’m loving it. Any opportunity to increase the amount of green leaves in your diet is a great idea. More salads, […]

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Chocolate revealed!

Good news! It has been found that dark chocolate reduces blood pressure and helps protect the heart and arteries from damage. Researchers from Louisiana State University (2014) discovered it does this by encouraging the growth of beneficial gut bacteria such as Bifidobacterium and lactic acid bacteria which feed on chocolate, fermenting the fibre, and producing […]

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