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Omega 3 essential fatty acids and their importance in preventing and treating depression

A recent study has confirmed the suspicion that omega-3 essential fatty acids play an important role in both preventing and treating depression.  Omega-3 essential fatty acids cannot be manufactured in the body and so must be consumed in the…
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Training and Optimum Nutrition in the Perimenopause and Menopause Years

Training and Optimum Nutrition in the Perimenopause and Menopause Years Join me and the fabulous Denise Yeats at our 90 minute webinar all about looking and feeling your best during the perimenopause, menopause and beyond. Denise is an…
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The DUTCH Complete Test

What is a DUTCH test and when is it useful? DUTCH test stands for Dried Urine Complete Hormone Test. This is an incredibly useful test which may help patients to find out the root causes of their hormone imbalances. The test measures 35…
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Using local herbs for health - Dandelion

Dandelion – A very old medicine Spring is very gently starting to appear; green leaves are cautiously emerging.  Traditionally after a long winter with little fresh vegetables or fruit the poor country folk of England would pick young…
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Milk Thistle - will it really help your liver and support a detox?

Milk thistle (Silybum marianum) is a famous herbal remedy with a reputation for improving liver function, but is that reputation justified?  Many people are kicking off January by going on detox diets which often involve taking milk thistle…
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Make room for mushrooms!

Did you know eating mushrooms is extremely good for your health? Did you know that eating mushrooms is likely to help your body fight candida and definitely won’t make it worse?  Did you know that Lovastatin, the drug used to lower high cholesterol…
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Delicious vegan sweet potato and cauliflower lentil dish

This delicious and simple recipe (discovered on the BBC Good Food website and amended) is good enough to serve to guests at a dinner party and works equally well as healthy mid week dinner.  Or you could make it and store portions in the fridge…
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Teenagers with exam stress - how diet and supplements may help

This time of year can be really stressful for teenagers studying for exams. Some students seem to breeze through it while others get extremely anxious, suffer with poor sleep, depression, and literally become sick with the pressure. If your…
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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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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…