Youthful Skin

Youthful Skin

Nutritionists and skin experts share their top anti-ageing tips Over time, our skin’s natural defence barrier can become weakened, appearing dull, thin and wrinkled. This is because, starting in our 20s, changes occur in the skin that cause collagen and elastin fibres to stiffen, break and lose elasticity. So what can we do to slow down this ageing process? Healthy Body, Healthy Skin Your diet plays a very important role in maintaining optimal skin quality, with hydration being the first…

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This Month’s Top Picks

This Month’s Top Picks

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Natural ways to Boost Fertility

Natural ways to Boost Fertility

If you’re trying for a baby and want to boost your chances, there are many natural remedies available to improve fertility and help you get pregnant faster. A balanced diet and lifestyle are crucial, along with ensuring mother and baby have all the nutrients they need for a happy, healthy pregnancy. Lifestyle Changes When trying for a baby, it is important to make sure avoidable barriers in our day-to-day habits are dealt with. Frankie Brogan, senior nutritionist from Pharma Nord…

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Beet Chocolate Brownies

Beet Chocolate Brownies

By nutritional therapist Christine Bailey Rich and fudgy, these delicious brownies are packed with protein thanks to the addition of nut butter and protein powder. Beetroot is a fabulous brain boosting food, known to help production of nitric oxide and improve vasodilation in the body and brain. Perfect as a healthy snack, breakfast on the go or pick me up when energy levels are flagging. (makes 12 brownies) Ingredients: 125g cooked beetroot (about 2 beetroots) 200g almond nut butter 200g…

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How your Diet can Improve Cognitive Health

How your Diet can Improve Cognitive Health

Everyone knows that our diet influences our physical wellbeing, but a growing understanding of mental health has revealed that you really ‘are what you eat’. What we eat and drink has been proven to affect how we feel, think and behave, so we need to make sure our brains are getting the nutrients they need. Nutritionists Rachel Bartholomew, health writer for Nutri Advanced, and Rose Holmes, education and training manager at Rio Health, have offered their advice on how a…

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Sweet Potato Gratin Fish Pie

Sweet Potato Gratin Fish Pie

By nutritional therapist Christine Bailey Fish pie is traditionally a stodgy comfort dish; this lighter version is packed with omega-boosting fish and shellfish, plus veggies for an antioxidant boost. Swapping potato for a combination of sweet potato and cauliflower is the perfect way to reduce overall carbohydrate and pack in plenty of protective antioxidants. If you want to make this dairy free as well you can substitute the milk for coconut milk and omit the cheese. Salmon is packed with…

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Great Guts, Great Health

Great Guts, Great Health

A healthy digestive system is key to good health. Esther Mills-Roberts reveals how to improve your gut health… It’s the subject of many a witty comment, an embarrassing wind-slip, but when your digestive health is at less than it’s best, it can be no laughing matter. With research showing that digestive health is the seat of systemic wellness, it’s hardly surprising that many people are making gut health a major focus. Brilliant bacteria Friendly bacteria have been used for decades…

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Autumn Squash & Apple Soup

Autumn Squash & Apple Soup

By nutritional therapist Christine Bailey Perfect for autumn, roasted squash or pumpkin is naturally sweet and comforting. It is also packed with antioxidants – particularly the carotenoids – and the addition of fat in this recipe also enhances absorption of carotenoids. Apple is a great source of prebiotic fibre to support the growth of beneficial bacteria in the gut. (serves 2) Ingredients: 1 tbsp coconut oil or olive oil 1 small butternut squash or 300g peeled and cubed squash or…

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Why you need Magnesium

Why you need Magnesium

By medical nutritionist Dr Sarah Brewer, an expert in food, herbs and supplements Magnesium is one of the most important minerals, and also one that is often lacking in the diet. Magnesium powers the ‘pumps’ that control how salts move in and out of cells, and is essential for nerve conduction, muscle relaxation, healthy bones, normal heart rhythm and just about every metabolic reaction in the body – including energy production. Magnesium deficiency Magnesium is obtained from wholefoods such as…

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Chai Spiced Buckwheat Crunchies

Chai Spiced Buckwheat Crunchies

By nutritional therapist Christine Bailey This is a wonderful cereal alternative but also delicious as a healthy snack. Soaking the buckwheat makes it much easier to digest as it kicks start the sprouting process. Rinse well before using in this recipe. Rather than using dates or syrups, I use erythritol to keep the sugar content low. The addition of tahini is a perfect way to add a rich creaminess texture. (makes 6 servings) Ingredients: 2 cups (200g) buckwheat groats 3…

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