Food Intolerance Testing

Have you ever wondered if you have a food intolerance?   I am now offering Food Intolerance Testing, but what is the difference between an allergy and an intolerance?     Food intolerance is a condition with a range of symptoms including gut symptoms, bloating, headaches, migraines, low mood, fatigue, weight gain and skin problems. … Continue reading Food Intolerance Testing

Raw Chocolate Mousse

Here's a perfect, simple, recipe for those who get choc cravings but want a dairy and refined sugar free option. Makes 4 portions (or 2 bigger ones!) Ingredients 1 large avocado 1 banana 3 tablespoons coconut oil 4 tablespoons raw cacao powder 2 tablespoons honey, agave nectar or maple syrup 1/8 teaspoon sea salt Directions … Continue reading Raw Chocolate Mousse

Eating with the Seasons

  I don’t know about you, but when I think of seasonal produce my memory casts back to picking berries and sweet peas in a friend’s back garden when I was little. Each summer my family and I were tempted by the ‘pick-your-own’ strawberry sign on the roadside. And I also remember the annual Harvest … Continue reading Eating with the Seasons

A General Guide to Eating Habits

As a Nutritional Therapist I am commonly approached with many different ailments and questions about very specific health issues. My first step is to point to the basic principles of good eating. Food has an immediate effect on the body, the body's biochemistry changes within minutes of eating a meal. This can be affected by … Continue reading A General Guide to Eating Habits

Tea & An Insight into Caffeine

A tea plantation in Munnar, Kerala, India. "Drinking a daily cup of tea, will surely starve the apothecary"  -Chinese proverb  The shrub Camellia Sinensis (seen in picture above) produces the same leaf that is used for black, white, green, oolong and pu-erh tea. Here's some benefits you'll get from your brew; 🍵 Green tea has … Continue reading Tea & An Insight into Caffeine

The Classic Green Smoothie 

Get a kick-start from The Classic Green Smoothie. Ingredients; 1 apple -chopped 1/2 lemon juice 5cm chunk of cucumber -chopped Chunk of ginger -chopped One pitted date -chopped Handful of kale -striped of stalk 500ml water (more or less dependent on preferred consistency) Optional extras; 1 tbsp pre-soaked chia seeds 1 tsp apple cider vinegar … Continue reading The Classic Green Smoothie