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What on Earth are we meant to eat?

Have you noticed there are so many dietary dogmas in the media that are often conflicting? Confused? – what is the right way to eat and what foods are actually good for us? For sure none of these current diets are advocating vast quantities of highly processed junk food. But when it comes to the […]

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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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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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Top 5 Superfoods I eat daily

Superfood is a term used to describe some common foods such as blackberries, which grow abundantly in the UK and some less common ones e.g. goji berries and spirulina. I love eating blackberries, in season, while walking the dog. What could be better, sunshine, exercise and superfood! Superfoods offer the most natural, complete and raw […]

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Green vegetable juice

5 ways to get over a hangover

The time of year is upon us when we find ourselves at Christmas parties, lunches and dinners, wonderfully social opportunities to relax with colleagues and friends. The best hangover cure is to not drink too much in the first place but even with the noblest of intentions it is easy to overdo it. The 3 […]

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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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