What is Naturopathic Nutritional Therapy?

·What is Naturopathic Nutritional Therapy? ·Also, introducing Penny's ProgrammesLet food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food– Hippocrates, 400BC  What is Naturopathic Nutritional Therapy?Our body is made up of trillions of cells and each one of those cells need fundamental nutrients to survive, and our primary source of these nutrients is what we put in our … Continue reading What is Naturopathic Nutritional Therapy?

Turmeric Warmer

Turmeric Warmer a.k.a Turmeric Latte   Now the weather has turned, adding a bit of spice to your life will not only provide some warmth, you'll also benefit from the antibacterial, antioxidant and antiviral properties. Increasing the amount of spice in your food and drink will help to dissipate any stagnant mucous, and reduce inflammation, … Continue reading Turmeric Warmer

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

Puy lentil salad with sprouted chickpeas and sardines

Written for Wild Oats Natural Foods, Bristol. You can find the original article on their website here The perfect fresh dish providing protein, antioxidants, nutrients and good fats for glowing skin. Serves 2 Ingredients 1 cup of puy lentils 150 g of fresh spinach 2 fresh beetroots -or pre-cooked 1 big tomato -sliced 50g sprouted … Continue reading Puy lentil salad with sprouted chickpeas and sardines

Vitamin D -The Sunshine Vitamin ๐ŸŒž

I love the sun in October, it's low and is a sharp light that makes everything beautifully vivid.Vitamin D comes in two forms -D2 & D3. It is a fat-soluble (the liver mainly stores it in fat) pro-hormone which helps balance hormones in the body and supports our immune system. Top up your vitamin D3 levels … Continue reading Vitamin D -The Sunshine Vitamin ๐ŸŒž

Eating with the Seasons

  I donโ€™t know about you, but when I think of seasonal produce my memory casts back to picking berries and sweet peas in a friendโ€™s back garden when I was little. Each summer my family and I were tempted by the โ€˜pick-your-ownโ€™ 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; ๐Ÿต Green tea has … Continue reading Tea & An Insight into Caffeine

The Classic Green Smoothieย 

Get a kick-start from The Classic Green Smoothie.Ingredients;1 apple -chopped1/2 lemon juice5 slices of cucumber (roughly 1cm deep)Chunk of ginger -choppedOne pitted date -choppedHandful of kale -striped of stalkWater (dependent on preferred consistency -I use 500ml)Optional extras; 1 tbsp pre-soaked chia seeds1 tsp apple cider vinegarSuperfood powder eg. Baobab, acai.**All ingredients organic where possible**Pop it … Continue reading The Classic Green Smoothieย