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Lentil, Carrot and Cumin Soup

Delicious, quick and easy to make and incredibly healthy!  This vegan friendly recipe is fab for lunches or lighter mid week dinners.  Did you know cumin has very powerful antioxidant qualities and helps to prevent chronic disease such as…
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Vitamin C - should I be taking supplements?

The current UK recommended daily intake of vitamin C is 40mg, but is this enough? Should we be taking supplements, or will they do more harm than good? Recommended daily allowances (RDAs) are generally set to prevent vitamin deficiency diseases. …
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Eight tips to keep you feeling good this Christmas

Keeping drinking water! Try and have at least four glasses of water in addition to your other drinks to keep you hydrated and to stop you over-eating (people often mistake thirst for hunger).  Drinking plenty of water will also help to keep…
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Rosemary

Key uses: Lifts the spirits Improves the circulation Supports memory and improves concentration Improves digestion Rosemary has a long history of medicinal use and is one of my favourite herbs this time of year.  Rosemary is great for lifting…
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Oily fish and mental health

Did you know your brain is over 60% fat and that omega-3 essential fatty acids (EFAs)  found in oily fish feature heavily in our brain cells? Studies have shown in countries where consumption of omega-3 EFAs from oily fish are high, levels…
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SUMMER SALAD FOR HEALTH AND VITALITY

This salad is so easy and delicious and packed full of goodness!  This works well as a main meal or a side dish.  These quantities will serve two as a generous side dish. Ingredients: Brown rice or quinoa (about ½ cup uncooked) – cooked…
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Nettle Leafs - Urtica Dioica

Nettle Leaves have a long history of medicinal use.  Today modern herbalists use nettle tea or tincture as a gentle tonic and cleansing herb to strengthen the whole body, for arthritis, and for allergic conditions such as asthma, hay fever…
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Am I eating too much cheese?

Cheese is a good source of protein and calcium and contains the same vitamins as milk.  It also helps to neutralise harmful acid in the mouth and prevent tooth decay. Unfortunately most cheeses are very high in fat.  Furthermore, because…
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Dietary Guidelines for the Menopause

Foods which contain phytoestrogens will exert a mild oestrogen boosting effect on the body.  Try to include them in the diet as often as possible. (Caution needs to be taken eating these foods if you have had an oestrogen related cancer in…
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Aromatherapy for the menopause

Aromatherapy is a holistic therapy which uses the essential oils of plants - the concentrated aromatic  volatile part of the plant - to alleviate illness and promote balance in the body.  Oils are usually inhaled via steam inhalation or an…