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Protein – an essential nutrient

Proteins are made up of amino acids and are important for every part of our body. They are required for growth and development and to ensure optimal function of organs and muscles. In a balanced diet, we don’t need a great deal of protein but we do need enough and we need complete proteins too, […]

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January 14, 2020

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Artificial Sweeteners

There is a great deal of confusion and controversy around artificial sweeteners, so I thought I would do my own exploration so I can get a better understanding. I have sometimes used sweeteners, such as Agave Syrup or Date Syrup, believing they are a better ‘natural’ alternative to refined white sugar, or to ‘artificial sweeteners […]

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13 May

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Prebiotics and Probiotics

Having suffered with IBS for 30 years I have explored many options to help me manage my symptoms and have been looking for a ‘cure’. Upon initial diagnosis, I was given bran to eat, and not just a little bit but I was recommended to eat at least 6 to 8 tablespoons a day! That […]

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22 April

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Kefir- My Exploration of this fermented drink

I have just recently discovered Kefir, in my exploration of fermented foods. I had always assumed that kefir was ‘dairy’ based, in the form of a cultured yogurt or drink. Now whilst milk kefir does not contain lactase, and is therefore good for those who are lactose intolerant…I still cannot have it. So I was […]

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20 April

I like this!

A happy tummy equals a happy me

I don’t like the taste of the herb teas on the market, even the ones claiming to be made with organic produce. I have always struggled to find flavours which work well together and actually most teas end up tasting the same or are too sharp or sweet or do not taste of anything at […]

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9 March

I like this!

Turmeric Mixture – it really is magic!

I have suffered with an intolerance to dairy and wheat gluten for about 17 years and have had IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) since my late teens. If you know my story, you will know that I began to explore how I could manage and treat myself using alternative remedies and also food.  IBS can be […]

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9 March

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600 Calories- the Government is causing confusion yet again!!

The Government’s new initiative, which was announced on the news yesterday, was advising us to have breakfast which consists of 600 calories. This infuriated me, I mean really infuriated me! In my opinion this is misleading and actually quite damaging advice. Why? I explained this in during my live cooking session of Facebook yesterday but […]

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8 March

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Urid daal – exploring vegan protein

My visit to Goa to see my brother has been a perfect time for me to explore and try to cook using different ingredients, especially as my Mum is here with me. I have been quizzing her about all the herbs, spices and ingredients she used to use to make scrumptious meals when we were […]

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23 February

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Sugar from a laymans perspective

Sugar from a laymans perspective This is an article I wrote based on research that I did to help me simplify the vast amount of information some of which is contradictory and confusing. This article is supported by a series of videos I have made on YouTube. Click on the icon above.  Sugar from a layman’s […]

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1 February